Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Church won't let theft of gifts ruin holiday

From Ohio-

A recent break-in at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church had all the makings of a bad end to a good effort.

On Friday, someone burglarized the church at 515 48th St. NW and stole gifts intended for families the congregation adopted through Community Christmas.

Sue Little, president of Episcopal Church Women and coordinator of the Christmas project, said the thieves took gifts purchased for three families.

“We had adopted half dozen families for Christmas,” she explained. “We were going to be wrapping on Sunday morning between church services. The janitor was here Saturday night and noticed that one of the windows in the Sunday school room had been broken. There was blood.”

The burglars left through a back door.

“They must have backed up their car to the door, loaded it, and off they went,” Little said.

But Little said parishioners have determined they won’t let the crime ruin the recipients’ holiday.

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