Vandalism at First Church
On Sunday, July 14, after first service, one of our members discovered our Wayside Pulpit at the street corner had been defaced. Someone painted a swastika on the plastic cover and then lit the paint on fire to burn it into the cover, they also painted an expletive on the wall.
A police report was filed and they are treating this as both vandalism and a hate crime. We want to assure our community that this sign publicly represents our deepest beliefs and we will not allow this to intimidate us.
To cover the sign our youth put up butcher paper and painted on it. We are ordering a new acrylic cover to replace the damaged one.
Please know that your ministerial team is available if you need to talk, process, or have any questions. We will continue to inform you as new information becomes available.
Posted on Sun, July 14, 2019
by Rose Riedel