Congregation of burned E. Tennessee church plans dinner, service Wednesday

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) The congregation of an East Tennessee church that was gutted by flames Monday will gather Wednesday to look back, and look ahead.

Pastor Braxton Cotton tells Volunteer TV News, members of the First United Methodist Church on College Street in Madisonville will gather tomorrow in the cafeteria of Hiwassee College for a dinner at 6 p.m.

A service will follow at the Buckner Memorial United Methodist Church on the Hiwassee College campus, after dinner, at 7 p.m., Wednesday.

Pastor Cotton says the church is still finalizing plans for Sunday services this week and for weeks in the future.

They hope to have those details by Tuesday night.

The First United Methodist sanctuary was gutted by a fast moving fire early Monday morning.

The church had stood on College Street in Madisonville since 1917.

The fire has been ruled accidental.

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  • by S Walker Location: Madisonville on Dec 11, 2007 at 04:19 PM
    May God be with you. There has to be great things ahead for you all. God never closes one door without opening another. God bless your church and it's family. I am a baptist and my heart is breaking for you all. My family and I we send our love and our prayers your way. God Bless


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