A Mishawaka church was nearly destroyed by fire 10-months ago but today, parishioners of Albright United Methodist Church are ready to move forward.
Demolition started this morning to restore the sanctuary and education wing of the church.
Tearing down the structures will take about two weeks and the church community says they have big plans for the future.
"It's going to be more friendly, more designed towards young people and a few more services we're going to have more worship times and spaces a lot more music and we're excited,” says church parishioner Laurie Gesto.
Member Amanda Groendyke says, “The plans are with the city of Mishawaka they're looking at them to give us are allowances as far as distances for the street and all so we're in the real early stages but we have some real good plans."
Albright United Methodist is scheduled to break ground on the new construction next spring.