Sunday’s groundbreaking ceremony for Plymouth Congregational UCC’s new building was followed by the start of site preparation work on Monday.
The church is rebuilding at the 2010 Moholt Dr. location of the structure destroyed by fire in September, 2016. That blaze was ignited by a lightning strike.
Marawood Construction Services, Inc. is the general contractor for the rebuilding project.
Pre-construction work at the site on Monday included taking down trees and digging up sidewalks and part of the former parking lot, according to Rev. David Huber, the pastor at Plymouth. The work is expected to continue as long as weather permits.
Plans for the new structure include space for the church’s worship, fellowship and community activities, plus areas that will be available for community groups to use.
On Sunday, some 30 members of the congregation turned out despite the chill morning temperatures to be part of the groundbreaking event. They were joined by Ken Ziehr, president of Grace Lutheran Church, who attended in order to offer a prayer and a blessing for the occasion.
Plymouth UCC’s worship and other activities have been housed at Grace Lutheran since the fire, and will remain there until the new building is completed in 2018.
For additional photos of Sunday’s groundbreaking ceremony and Monday’s pre-construction work at the site, click here.