Storm damaged church holds service in neighboring church

Storm damaged church holds service in neighboring church

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

A local pastor not only suffered storm damage at her house, she also saw last week's storms do damage to their place of worship.

Pastor Angie Wright, of the Beloved Community Church, was in her home Thursday night when Mother Nature struck not once, but twice. Since then, Wright has been picking up the pieces both at home and at the church. The one thing she did not have to worry about though was finding a place to hold Sunday worship.

When Pastor Brandon Harris heard that Beloved Community Church's roof was literally lying in the streets, he didn't waste any time offering up his own facility, Avondale United Methodist.

"Their building was on the news and the roof was blown off and so the very next thing I did was send a message to Angie," said Harris.

"Brandon Harris called me before it even crossed my mind that we would have to move out of the church and offered to take us in," said Wright.

Thanks to that generosity, Sunday night's service went on as scheduled. Wright says it was in a different location, but not a different church because "a church isn't a building, the people are the church."

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