U.S. Congregation cleaning up after third act of vandalism

JEFF TURNER

A congregation in Kingston, Tennessee has endured broken windows, food marked for feeding the hungry damaged and other destruction of property caused by vandals who targeted their church building three times since May.

The most recent incident at the Church of God Open Arms Fellowship happened August 13. A news release from the Kingston, Tennessee Police Department says, “A person or persons broke into the church and vandalized the building each time. A substantial amount damage was done to the church.”

A church member said the congregation installed surveillance cameras following the first break-in.  Police are now reviewing video from those cameras.