Local church thanks community for outpouring of support after vandalism

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Seaman Community Church announced Tuesday it was broken into overnight.

Pastor Blaine Moore said it looks like the thieves threw a pot through the window of their sanctuary, and came in through that broken window. According to the pastor whoever broke in took sound equipment, instruments, and televisions from the church.

He said they also sprayed the contents of a fire extinguisher throughout the church as well.

After posting about what happened on their page they got an outpouring of support from community members. Pastor Moore said they even had to turn away volunteers who wanted to help clean up because of the social distancing rules.

“I’m hearing from other pastors in the community, showing their support, and just other people that I’ve not even met and that’s really cool. In a time when you feel kinda vulnerable and sort of taking advantage of you realize hey there’s a lot of good people in this community. It’s the people that make a church, not the stuff inside,” Pastor Moore said.

They have reported this to Topeka Police.

If you want to help the church recover you can connect with them through their Facebook page or email Pastor Moore at Blaine.scctopeka@gmail.com.

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