In January of 2005, what's believed to have been an electrical fire destroyed the sanctuary of Eden United Brethren Church in Vevay Township. But after about a year of construction and $1.6 million dollars later the brand new sanctuary opened its doors on Sunday.
According to Associate Pastor Dan Bentz, "You know after you go through adversity, you have a tendency to be a little inward focused. This gives us the opportunity while we want to remember what happened, we really want to look to the future and the ministry we can do in this community."
The new sanctuary is adjacent to the Family Life Center where services were being held while construction was underway. The spot where the destroyed building stood is now a parking lot.