MONKTON, Md. (WJZ)—A Baltimore County church held a re-dedication ceremony Sunday after it was damaged last summer by lightning.Baltimore Police Officer "Miraculously" Avoids Injury After Crashing Into Stream
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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.MORE NEWS: People In Baltimore Protest In Solidarity, Mourning Daunte Wright's Death After He Was Fatally Shot By Police During Traffic Stop In Minnesota
Church members all took turns ringing the bell placed on the new steeple–a sign of new beginnings for the community.