On the morning of Tuesday, March 30, 2021, St. Paul's UMC office staff arrived to find paint on the sidewalk, east wall, and east door. The words sprayed there were the angry words of someone hurting. After a police report was filed, local news stations interviewed Pastor Nancy Amos. Meanwhile, Church Council member, Tracy Gohr, started the clean-up. When the news stories were published and aired on March 31st, the St. Paul's phone started ringing and messages to our social media accounts increased. Individuals and businesses offered their time, talents, and supplies to assist with the clean-up. Others voiced their sadness over such an act.
The St. Paul's UMC congregation and staff wish to thank everyone for their outpouring of kindness and caring. We are grateful for those who joined St. Paul's in prayer for the healing of the person or persons responsible for the graffiti.
Specifically, we want to thank the following businesses for their quick action to help, for donating cleaning supplies, for sharing their expertise with St. Paul's and for working together to remove the paint before the Sunday services were held on Easter morning:
All American Cleaning & Restoration
D & T Powerwashing
WAXIE of Idaho Falls