Triboro Community Church Sunday Service

OLD FORGE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — It is the first Sunday since a church and its school caught fire in Lackawanna County. The Triboro Community Church congregation did not stop their service because of this.

This little church community came together as it would any other Sunday. The only difference is their location, but their faith remains the same

“Shoot fast. The sound word pattern you heard from me. In the faith and love that is in Jesus Christ,” said Pastor Keith Weber of the Triboro Community Church.

Pastor Weber and his wife opened their home for their congregation on Sunday. On Wednesday, the Triboro Community Church and its Christian Academy on Main Street in Old Forge caught fire.

Dozens of students inside all made it out unharmed. Extensive water damage closed the church indefinitely.

“Last Sunday, I couldn’t even imagine this on the worst days it would have happened,” Weber said.

Church members tell Eyewitness News you don’t need a physical building to worship.

“We could go into a house, we could go outside. The building was the building of our faith with each other and with God,” said church member Bayard Williams.

For more than a decade they have been able to praise in this salon.

“We are grateful for this opportunity. But we are also grateful to the community for their support and awareness. We need more of that,” Williams said.

“It was good to see the smiling faces and to get everyone there to reassure them that everything is still in God’s hands,” Weber explained.

The religious service went off without a hitch. It is still unclear where next weekend’s church service will take place.

As for the Church’s Christian Academy, it will continue to learn online. Administrators hope to bring the dozens of students together twice a week for social interaction.

Norma P. Rex