On November 3, 2013, Tri-Church Parish was set on fire by an arsonist. Unfortunately, it burned to the ground.
We looked to the Heavens!
Tri-Church Parish was rebuilt in the summer of 2017. A half-circle stained-glass window was saved from the burnt church.
It was restored by then Pastor Barb Brewer. The window was able to be mounted over the doors that join the new Sanctuary and Welcome Center.
One section of the altar rail was rescued from the burnt church. It was restored and refinished by local Amish workers.
Once again, it is part of the Sanctuary along with five other stain glass windows that were salvaged and restored by community member, Paul Polakiewicz.
Incorporated on the left corner of the church exterior is the original cornerstone which marks the footprint
of our former church. On the right corner, is a newer cornerstone that designates our new church structure.
On Christmas Eve 2017, Tri-Church Parish conducted its first Worship Service in its brand-new church building with lots of singing and praise to God for giving us a second chance.
Dedication of Tri-Church Parish was held on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at 1:00 pm. Upper New York United Methodist Church Bishop Mark Webb and Upstate New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Bishop John Stanley Macholz presided over the dedication service for the church. The UMC Cornerstone District Superintendent Rev. Sherri Rood and Dean of the ELCA Southwestern Conference Upstate NY Synod Rev. Daniel Rumfelt assisted in the service.