MONKTON, Md. (WJZ)—A Baltimore County church held a re-dedication ceremony Sunday after it was damaged last summer by lightning.

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The 2014 lightning strike turned the ten-foot steeple atop Monkton’s United Methodist Church into a fireball.

One year later, a community gathered to celebrate the beautiful restoration of the 145-year-old church.

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Church members all took turns ringing the bell placed on the new steeple–a sign of new beginnings for the community.