This GoFundMe page is dedicated to supporting the First Baptist Church in the aftermath of the fire. Jean McBain, the church’s treasurer will be handling the withdrawal of the funds. There are current necessary expenses of debris removal and fence rental, etc which the funds may help alleviate. The church will consider all options for the future building through God’s guidance.
As many have heard, a beloved Wakefield landmark was struck by lightning Tuesday night. Not only is this an historic building and a beautiful part of our town’s charm, but this has been a place of worship for more than 100 years. As the former pastor’s daughter and having grown up running through the halls, discovering secret hiding spots in the church, it breaks my heart that what I’ve considered a second home has burned down in the blink of an eye. But having been raised in the First Baptist Church Of Wakefield, Massachusetts, I have also been taught that:
“The church is not a building;
the church is not a steeple;
the church is not a resting place;
the church is a people.
I am the church! You are the church!
We are the church together!
All who follow Jesus,
all around the world!
Yes, we're the church together!“
Yes, the former “Tall Spire” building is a skeleton of what it once was, but the church is still alive and working in our community. The building itself has also been home to the Tall Spire nursery school as well as host to other various groups over the years. Please support our church as we continue to worship, teach, learn, serve, love, and grow in our community. Please join our church family in our mission to bring God’s light to the world around us. Thank you for your love and support and may God bless each and every one of you.
“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8FBC website