A Burlington, Vermont, church that had undergone renovations has been damaged by fire.
David Phelps, pastor of the Free Methodist Church, says the church is uninsured.
Police say the building was unoccupied at the time that the fire broke out on Thursday.
Phelps told the Burlington Free Press that he had planned to lead his first service on Friday.
Phelps and his wife had moved to the Burlington area a year ago to renovate the building built in 1903.
The cause of the fire has not been determined.