Livingston church congregation, following fire, gets a helping hand from LISD

LIVINGSTON, TX (KTRE) – Church services will go on this weekend despite members of St. Luke UMC being displaced Wednesday after fire destroyed the building.

Livingston ISD will allow the congregation to hold services for the next two Sundays, April 15 and 22, at Livingston Jr. High School cafeteria.

Previously, the congregation had said it would hold a tent service in the parking lot of the burned out landmark.

St. Luke's was the first brick African American Church in Livingston.  In the early morning hours of April 11, fire destroyed the landmark.  Members say only a few Bibles and hymnals were saved.

Livingston fire investigators say the fire started in the kitchen area of the church.  State fire marshals have joined the investigation to survey the scene and help determine the exact cause of the fire.

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