Hawk Creek Lutheran Church to be rebuilt
SACRED HEART - The congregation of Hawk Creek Lutheran Church of rural Sacred Heart voted unanimously on Sunday to rebuild the church, after the devastating fire that destroyed the building in July.
SACRED HEART – The congregation of Hawk Creek Lutheran Church of rural Sacred Heart voted unanimously on Sunday to rebuild the church, after the devastating fire that destroyed the building in July.
In a press release Pastor Dan Bowman said a seven member building committee has been meeting since September to create plans for the new building, which will be constructed on the same site as the old church.
“Foremost in their minds was to design a functional, energy efficient building that will fit into the beautiful rural setting,” Bowman said.
Morton Building, Inc. and their architect have been working with the church to draw up plans and create a computer-rendering of what the new building could look like, Bowman said.
“Much thought and time has gone into the plan,” Bowman said.
Insurance proceeds will help pay for most of the project, Bowman said, though additional funds will be needed for extra additions including stained glass window inserts, a geothermal heating and cooling system and a steel shingle roof.
Gifts from other churches and individuals, in the local area and from other states, donated after the fire will be used for the project.
“These gifts will certainly help us realize our hopes and dreams for the new church,” Bowman said.
Bowman said the congregation hopes to have the church open in time to celebrate Christmas.
“The congregation is eager and excited to see work begin in the spring,” Bowman said.
Those looking for more information on the project can contact the Hawk Creek Lutheran Church at P.O. Box 40, Sacred Heart, Minnesota, 56285.