Second week of canceled services expected at damaged East Franklin church |

Second week of canceled services expected at damaged East Franklin church

Furnace Run Chapel members in East Franklin hope to get back to their church as soon as possible, but they may not be able to return until late November and work is done to fix damage the building sustained when a car crashed into it last week.

“I’m praying about it. It’s probably going to be a bit of a miracle if we can hold services in the church this Sunday,” said the Rev. Jimmy Edwards. “But I’m hoping we’ll be back in the chapel by the end of the month.”

The nondenominational church canceled its weekend services after the car crashed into the 100-year-old building on Montgomery Road early Friday morning and damaged the front vestibule. The church has about 50 members, who Edwards encouraged to attend services at other churches while the chapel is being fixed.

Edwards and his wife, Jo Anna, attended services at Harvest Community Church and Salem Baptist Church in East Franklin last weekend.

“It’s nice to know that as Christians, we worship the same father, son and holy ghost, so we can go visit others in situations like this,” Edwards said. “But still, I’d like to have us all back together as soon as possible.”

Brad Pedersen is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-543-1303, ext. 1337, or [email protected].

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