INDIANAPOLIS - Members of a west-side Indianapolis church prepared to worship in a renovated sanctuary Sunday for the first time since a fire caused more than $300,000 in damages nearly two years ago.
The Westview Christian Church near 34th Street and High School Road went up in flames in Dec. 2012 .
Indianapolis fire crews said that a fire burned through the floor and charred the altar. Investigators later determined the cause of the fire was electrical.
Despite the setback, church members were able to pull together and persevere to rebuild.
"If Jesus can rise from the dead, then certainly our congregation can rise from the ashes, because the Holy Spirit fills us with life," said Rev. Mary Alice Mulligan, senior minister at the church. "Congregations don't burn. Churches don't burn. Buildings burn. Congregations are strengthened and solidified and called forward through all of these difficulties."
Woman found dead in kitchen Sunday was killed
IMPD homicide detectives are investigating a death in the 40th block of Bankers Lane.
Downtown Greenwood buildings getting makeover
City officials announced Monday downtown Greenwood will be getting a major facelift.
Whitestown PD launching site to pinpoint crime
Have you ever seen or heard police sirens in your neighborhood and wondered what was going on? One community is letting you keep tabs on what…
Indy VA employee accused of sexual assault
An employee at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center is accused of sexually harassing women for at least two years.
Report: FBI subpoenas lewd texts from Fogle
The FBI has subpoenaed an affidavit containing text messages from former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle about paying for sex with a…