Such a sad and so unexpected day

@1creekgirl (31818)
United States
June 23, 2022 6:06pm CST
This morning we got a text that the church we went to for thirteen years, Siloam United Methodist Church, caught on fire during the night. The fellowship hall and small library were destroyed and the sanctuary has water and smoke damage. I'm still in shock. The State Bureau of Investigation is trying to determine if the cause was arson. A small camper just a few miles away was also burned during the night. We live just a couple of miles from the church and were members there for many years. It's well over a hundred years old and there's never been a time that someone related to me wasn't attending there. I have about six generations of relatives who are buried in the church yard. Even though we've been going to a nondenominational church for a couple of years now, I'm still the treasurer of Siloam. It's such a small membership and I haven't seen any reason to not continue. There were so many old documents and books there, photos, so many memories of friends and relatives over the years. That's where I sang my first solo at the age of about four. So many funerals and weddings (our son's second wedding was there.) Thank the good Lord the church has insurance, but there are many things that can never be replaced.
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@CarolDM (186394)
• United States
23 Jun
So sorry this happened. I can imagine how you must feel. Like part of you is gone.
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@1creekgirl (31818)
• United States
23 Jun
You're right. Even though we don't attend there, it's always been a part of my life.
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@CarolDM (186394)
• United States
23 Jun
@1creekgirl I can understand that and could feel your sadness in your words.
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@1creekgirl (31818)
• United States
23 Jun
This was taken not so long ago.
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@kaylachan (34139)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 Jun
That really is tragic. I hope you find out what happened, soon.
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@1creekgirl (31818)
• United States
24 Jun
Thanks, it's so sad.
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@kaylachan (34139)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 Jun
@1creekgirl I know. Fires can happen anywhere at any time and any place. But, it's always sad when it happens. I hope no one was hurt.
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@1creekgirl (31818)
• United States
24 Jun
@kaylachan No, no one was there. I hope it was wiring or lightening and not arson.
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@JimBo452020 (42933)
• United Kingdom
23 Jun
Wonder why anyone might have.wanted to burn it down Vicki. That's if it was arson Let's hope not
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@1creekgirl (31818)
• United States
23 Jun
There's such evil in the world. Maybe we'll learn the cause of it later. I'd rather it have been a lightening strike or electrical fire than for someone mean enough to do that.
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@JimBo452020 (42933)
• United Kingdom
23 Jun
@1creekgirl Oh Vicki maybe someone dropped a ciggies by accident.
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@1creekgirl (31818)
• United States
23 Jun
@JimBo452020 I guess anything is possible, but as far as I know, no one ever smokes in the church.
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@RubyHawk (62560)
• Atlanta, Georgia
24 Jun
I’m so sorry. Do you think the church will be rebuilt?
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@1creekgirl (31818)
• United States
24 Jun
Yes, I feel sure it will be rebuilt, but never the same.
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@RubyHawk (62560)
• Atlanta, Georgia
24 Jun
@1creekgirl You’re right lt will never be the same.
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@Tina30219 (77563)
• Onaway, Michigan
24 Jun
So sorry to hear this
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@1creekgirl (31818)
• United States
24 Jun
Thank you, Tina.
@Tina30219 (77563)
• Onaway, Michigan
24 Jun
@1creekgirl Your welcome
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@Juliaacv (66809)
• Canada
23 Jun
It is always so very sad to read of a church, a house of worship, such a sacred place, to catch fire. I am sorry this has happened.
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@1creekgirl (31818)
• United States
23 Jun
Thank you, Julia.
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@Juliaacv (66809)
• Canada
23 Jun
@yoalldudes (31535)
• Philippines
24 Jun
Burning is like worst nightmare come true. We have to stay safe.
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@1creekgirl (31818)
• United States
24 Jun
Thanks for your comment.
@Kandae11 (45435)
24 Jun
So sorry about that. Like you say, some things can never be replaced.
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@1creekgirl (31818)
• United States
24 Jun
I'm thankful maybe the sanctuary can be restored.
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@JudyEv (278259)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jun
That's tragic that so much history has been lost in the fire. Very sad.
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@1creekgirl (31818)
• United States
24 Jun
Thank you, Judy.
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• Shenzhen, China
24 Jun
Sorry to hear that,I can see many memory of your was related to the church,you must feel sad it was destoried by the fire.but i think the church can be restored based on contemporary technology.hope to see a new church soon.
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@1creekgirl (31818)
• United States
24 Jun
They plan to rebuild, but so many things can never be replaced. Thanks for your comment.
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@RasmaSandra (54776)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
23 Jun
That is so sad. There was a church on the corner where we live. This was some time ago, It was a church standing empty and unused. Then about a couple of years ago the church was set on fire and burned down, Still an empty spot on the corner there and it looks so unusual.
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@1creekgirl (31818)
• United States
23 Jun
It's always sad to hear of a church burning down.
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@paigea (34871)
• Canada
23 Jun
What wonderful memories. So sad to lose that church.
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@1creekgirl (31818)
• United States
23 Jun
Thank you.
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@dodo19 (45989)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
23 Jun
I'm really sorry to hear this. I'm sad to hear that it was burnt. It must be hard for you, considering your family history with the church.
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@1creekgirl (31818)
• United States
23 Jun
It's made me feel physically sick all day.
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@LadyDuck (392592)
• Switzerland
24 Jun
I am so sorry for what happened, this is such a cute little church.
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@1creekgirl (31818)
• United States
24 Jun
I found out it is about 140 years old.
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@LadyDuck (392592)
• Switzerland
24 Jun
@1creekgirl What a shame that it went partially destroyed.
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@1creekgirl (31818)
• United States
25 Jun
@LadyDuck It looks like the sanctuary isn't so bad, but my husband went inside and he doesn't see how any of it can be saved.
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@sjvg1976 (32377)
• Delhi, India
24 Jun
Oh so sorry to know about it. Hope the investigation reveals what was the reason for the fire.
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@1creekgirl (31818)
• United States
25 Jun
I really hope it wasn't arson.
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@sjvg1976 (32377)
• Delhi, India
25 Jun
@1creekgirl hope it's not.
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@m_audrey6788 (56340)
• Germany
24 Jun
Oh I am sorry about that. I hope nobody`s hurt.
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@1creekgirl (31818)
• United States
24 Jun
No, thankfully it happened in the middle of the night when no one was there.
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• Germany
24 Jun
@1creekgirl Glad to know
@marlina (146386)
• Canada
20h
Let us know when you find out what happened,thanks and I'm so sorry for that damage.
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@1creekgirl (31818)
• United States
19h
Thank you, Marlina.
@LeaPea2417 (33753)
• Toccoa, Georgia
24 Jun
That's awful, so sorry to read this.
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@1creekgirl (31818)
• United States
25 Jun
Thanks so much.
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@RebeccasFarm (65089)
• United States
24 Jun
I am so sorry Vicki..what is this world coming to
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@1creekgirl (31818)
• United States
25 Jun
I sure hope it wasn't arson. I know there's a lot of evil in this world.
@aninditasen (5698)
• Raurkela, India
24 Jun
A very sad incident indeed. Some things will have perished for sure but hope the church building is intact.
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@1creekgirl (31818)
• United States
24 Jun
Thank you.