Congregation gathers to help rebuild church


first_img00:00 00:00 html5: Video file not foundhttps://cdn.field59.com/WWAY/11a3341bfd4bf5910add79cd7fad50f4c4558d06_fl9-720p.mp4 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A year ago, one of the oldest churches in Pender county, The Bethlehem Baptist Church, was hit hard by Hurricane Matthew. With damaged walls and significant water damage, it didn’t look like much could be done.“When Hurricane Matthew came through last year, we were communicating with folks in that area and identified this particular church as one of the harder hit that nobody had really mentioned or talked about,” John McIntyre, Wrightsville Beach Baptist Church pastor, said.- Advertisement – Members of the Wrightsville Beach Baptist Church have gotten together to help rebuild the church, such as replacing the drywall and putting in new church pews.McIntyre says it was not easy rebuilding the church but says it is just human nature to help those who need it.“We just thought ‘oh wow, we’ve got to help.’ So, I reach out to that pastor and just asked what are you going to be able to do? And they said ‘we’re predominately senior adults. There’s not much we can do.’ We just felt a desire to serve, just kind of rise up and as a church and as a body of believers and so we just stepped right in,” McIntyre said.Related Article: Black History Month: The history of Bellamy MansionEven though a lot of work has been done, they still need help to finish rebuilding the church. They will meet at the church this Saturday and welcome anyone and everyone to help fix up this church.“Our very first work day, we had churches from all over and even community members from Pender County. They were right at 100 there, serving that first day. It was really a community effort. We’d love to see that tomorrow and on the fourteenth,” McIntyre said.If you would like to help out tomorrow or on October 14, the congregation and volunteers will start at nine in the morning. The church is located at 39270 Highway 210 in Currie.last_img