Monday, July 21, 2008

After A Church Burns, The Faithful Still Have Hope

A fire this Saturday night destroyed a Korean Church that occupied the 2nd and 3rd floors of a building on Hazlitt Avenue, but the next day, congregants gathered in an outdoor worship service. No one was injured in the blaze. Read the full article.

From the Record, July 21, 2008--

FORT LEE - Authorities continue to investigate a late Saturday-early Sunday fire that gutted a three-story Hazlitt Avenue building that housed a Korean church. Foul play is not suspected.

One woman, who was in the third-floor church when the fire started, escaped without injury, said Fort Lee Fire Chief Jeff Bernard.

Instead of congregating at the Podonamoo (or "Grape Vine" in English) Church, about 150 members gathered nearby on the banks of the Hudson River for their Sunday service.

"We're very certain that this experience is going to help us and bring us together," said member John Ou, 43, of Ridgewood.

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