Sunday service must go on after thieves steal audio, video equipment
By Andrew Michalscheck
PHOENIX -- Sunday service at Desert Mission United Methodist Church in Scottsdale had a different tone this weekend.
“We have nothing to use today, we have a portable sound system,” said Scott Bailey, who is the leader of the congregation.
That's because the church’s audio and video equipment was ripped off.
“(They) just came in and hauled everything off,” said Bailey.
The thief or thieves were brazen, shattering a glass door and robbing the place in broad daylight when the alarm wasn't on.
“We're a church open to everybody and we're here for everybody and if somebody needed something, we're here to help. The disappointing part was they didn't ask for help, they just came in and took what they needed,” said Bailey.
Despite the missing modern day equipment, God's message was still spoken. One of the topics during Sunday’s service was "forgiveness."
“We're a forgiving organization so we regroup and move forward. We'll rebuild and supply what we need to get our service back on track in the next few weeks,” said Bailey.
Police are still looking for the thief or thieves involved.