Lightning brings down another SL church cross

Benefit concert is 6-9 p.m. Friday at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church, 760 E. Savidge St. Another cross is coming down from a Spring Lake church, but for a completely different reason than the last. "We will be the second Main Street church to remove our cross this year,' said Pastor Dan Anderson of Spring Lake Presbyterian Church. The congregation of the former Christ Community Church, now C3 Exchange, removed their cross and changed their name in June 2010 to emphasize a mission of being "an inclusive community.'
Becky Vargo
Aug 9, 2011


The Presbyterian church is assembling a committee to take on the project to replace its more than 50-year-old cross, which was struck by lightning on May 25.

The church’s officials are also planning a fundraising concert on Friday to help pay for damage caused by the lightning strike that was not covered by insurance.

Anderson said damage was initially thought to be contained to a cable television box and the nearby windows. Employees at the church reported hearing a “boom” and seeing smoke after a storm swept through town late on that Wednesday morning.

In the meantime, the church still has about $2,000 worth of damages left to cover and that’s why they are holding the benefit concert, Anderson said. The classic rock band V-Dub and the Blue Bus Riders will entertain at the event, set for Friday from 6-9 p.m. in the church parking lot. It is open to the public and a free-will offering will be taken.

In the event of rain, the benefit will be held in the downstairs at the church.

All profits will go to defray the costs from the lightning strike, Anderson said.

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I pray the best for this fundraiser!


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