FALLS COUNTY, TX — Almost $200,000 was raised for a Falls County church damaged in a fire.
Mooreville United Methodist was damaged by a late night fire in February. The fire destroyed the church, which was over 100 years old.
With the help of the Central Texas Conference Disaster Relief Team, church members from other cities and community members doing their part in helping a piece of their history move forward.
The church traces its start all the way back to 1866, with a group of Methodists who gathered, in local farmhouses to worship. The church had completed its first church structure by 1874 and held services there until 1882 when the congregation built its second sanctuary at the current site.
"I say amazing, sometimes overwhelming at the generosity and the love and the helping hands of the people that are coming into play," said Rev. Dennis Rejeck.
"When the church decides how we're proceeding forward we'll let you all know exactly what we're going to do, but everybody's ready to see that big church on the hill again," said Rejeck.
Church officials said they will stick to their mission and keep the doors open to all.
The cause of the fire remains undetermined.
The 2019 Central Texas Annual Conference took place on June 11, where members and leaders from United Methodist churches from all over the state attended. Members from different churches gave to the 2019 Conference Offering that will help Mooreville rebuild.
More than 100 churches in the conference pledged to donate.
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