(KPIX 5) The members of a church in Napa who are all too familiar with the impact natural disasters are finding solace and strength at First Presbyterian (PCUSA) in the wake of the destructive fires.
At Sunday service in downtown Napa, a parishioner made an understandable request to a higher power.
“We ask for courage and strength to face the difficult days ahead,” the parishioner read.
The congregation at the First Presbyterian Church are no strangers to such prayers. Three years ago, the building was heavily damaged in the Napa earthquake.
After a successful struggle to save their historic sanctuary, on Sunday they got a briefing from one of their own members on the latest disaster to strike the community.
“There’s going to be a lot of work to be done, and I would like to think that the rebuilding and the work we all had to go through to recover after the earthquake could be a good model for how people can recover,” said Cal Fire Chief and church member David Shew.
“These kinds of times have a way of bringing out the best in us,” said retired parish pastor Harrel Miller.