Church cleaned out by pre-Easter thieves

RALEIGH Reverend Greg Moore told Eyewitness News that All Saints United Methodist Church stored everything it needs for services in a trailer that was kept parked at a location in Durham County.

The congregation of about 140 has been searching for a permanent place to worship.

"We have it down to a science so that on Sunday morning we can roll up to the community center and unload and be ready for worship at 10:30," explained Moore.

Sometime Tuesday night, someone stole that trailer and everything in it. That included a sound system, a cross, baptismal front, and nursery equipment. Moore valued the loss at about $10,000.

"We've got baptisms coming up. Everyone is ready. We just need the font," Moore said.

Despite the loss, Moore said Easter services will go as normal. Even the thieves are welcome.

"They took our stuff. We actually have something more to give them - more than what they took," he said.

The church is now taking donations at its website to replace the items.

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