First Congregational UCC

$5,000 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 44 people in 23 months
Greg Chapman
on behalf of First Congregational UCC
 VANCOUVER, WA

On the morning of Wednesday, May 25, at about 2:45 am, the fire alarm system at the church detected smoke in the area of the Sanctuary.

When church staff arrived, the fire department was already there fighting the fire, which reached three alarm status.  The fire was extinguished by late morning.



An investigation determined that the fire was caused by arson.  Our church was the first of three arson fires at churches within a few days of each other in Clark County, Washington.

Damage to the church is extensive, and includes structural damage, smoke, water and asbestos contamination.

Funds raised will be used to cover the replacement cost of items that are not covered by insurance.
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$5,000 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 44 people in 23 months
Created May 25, 2016
Greg Chapman
on behalf of First Congregational UCC
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$700
Anonymous
15 months ago
$500
Anonymous
22 months ago
ME
$15
Michael Ellison
22 months ago

My prayers are with you. Your community has long been a well-loved beacon of faith and compassion in our community. Your work has been worth it and God bless your continuation and strength.

VS
$350
Vernon Swaim
22 months ago

Prayers for your congregation as you rebuild.

VC
$50
Vance Corum
22 months ago

In solidarity with a church that acts on beliefs as so many churches in the past that have been attacked by those living in paradigms of fear.

$500
Anonymous
22 months ago
JP
$50
Judith Post
22 months ago

Prayers for the members, staff and friends of 1st Congregational UCC in Vancouver that you find comfort in each other and those who care as you rebuild. Prayers also for the arsonist, who needs love, forgiveness and healing.

MW
$20
Margaret Wennen
23 months ago
1
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In support of my cousins Eric and Stephanie Pykonen church

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