Congregation holds services day after devastating fire
POMFRET, Conn. —
One day after a destructive fire tore through their place of worship members of the First Congregational Church of Pomfret gather in the face of adversity.
On this Sunday, they are worshipping in a chapel on the grounds of the Pomfret boarding school, which is right across the street from where the services usually take place.
NBC 10 was at the chapel, and spoke to Rev. Thomas Crumb, Pastor, First Congregational Church of Pomfret, who said "we especially thank you in light of yesterday's tragedy that no one was injured we are thankful for that, and very thankful for the men and women who came, as firefighters"
On Saturday afternoon, fire destroyed their historic church on Route 169 and sent the steeple collapsing into the building.
Pamela Frechette, a church member, told NBC 10 about finding her place or worship in flames,"my mother called me and said the Church is on fire, we got in the van and came down, it was the most devastating thing I'd seen, the flames were terrible I was sobbing"
The devastation still fresh, and still a lot of unknowns, but the pastor says they'll do what it takes to rebuild.
The official cause of the fire still under investigation but the Reverend Crumb says it was accidental.
Amid all of the uncertainty here, one thing is certain, few have lost their faith.