HICKORY, N.C. -- This Sunday, Penelope Baptist Church in Hickory breaks ground on a new sanctuary. Fire destroyed the old sanctuary in February.
The damage was so bad investigators said they couldn't determine the cause.
The only thing left was a gold-plated cross found in the rubble.
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Sunday is also the church's 121st homecoming service and dinner.
The church pastor says 50 new members have joined the church since it burned.