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Robinson Church Ready to Rebuild After Fire

On Christmas day 2012 a fire destroyed the First United Methodist Church.
A church in Robinson, Illinois says it's keeping the faith and moving forward one step at a time.

On Christmas day 2012 a fire destroyed the First United Methodist Church.
   
The building had been standing for more than 100 years.
   
More than a year later the re-building process is getting underway.
   
Sunday the church broke ground on it's new sanctuary.
   
It will stand in the same location as the previous one.
   
Church officials say it was a total team-effort to get to this stage.

"The community has been awesome the prayers that they have sent forth the money they have sent to help us get to this point, anybody that's come forward to help us with their knowledge that they have about certain things that we need to know for the building," Tiffany Black, pastor of the church said.

Construction crews will be on-site Monday morning.
   
Their first task will be digging out a new basement.
   
The goal is to be in the new building by April 4, 2015, that's Easter Sunday.

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