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Recent church theft won't stop congregation from worshipping

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The theft is making things more challenging, but church members say the theft will not stop them from doing what they are called to do -- and that is worship. The theft is making things more challenging, but church members say the theft will not stop them from doing what they are called to do -- and that is worship.
In addition, the projector and laptop used for worship services were also taken. In addition, the projector and laptop used for worship services were also taken.
Thieves stole the sound system from under the pulpit at Campground United Methodist. Thieves stole the sound system from under the pulpit at Campground United Methodist.
MUNFORD, TN -

(WMC-TV) - A church in Munford was burglarized, leaving its congregation without a sound system, projector, or laptop.

The theft is making things more challenging, but church members say the theft will not stop them from doing what they are called to do -- and that is worship.

Thieves stole the sound system from under the pulpit at Campground United Methodist. In addition, the projector and laptop used for worship services were also taken.

"I've been a member of this church for 50 some odd years," said Bobby Bomar, who lives across the street.

Bomar says thieves recently pried their way through a metal door in the basement of the church and left through a kitchen window.

"I don't know what it'd take to bend an inch and three-quarter metal door," he added. "I think it's just about as low down as a man can get and I pray that whoever did it will have time to ask for forgiveness."

What's worse? This is not the first church that has been burglarized recently in Tipton County. Other churches have been targeted, too.

Investigators say three churches have been broken into in just a matter of weeks.

Bomar says his church is working around the crime.

"Our preacher has a strong voice," said Bomar. "He reaches out and just bears down a little harder and gets his message across."

The congregation hopes that the person who took the items will bring them back.

"We can go without them, but we'd sure love to have them back," he said.

No arrests have been made.

If you have any information that can help deputies solve the break-in at Campground UMC or the other churches in the county, call the Tipton County Sheriff's Office at (901) 475-3300.

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