Firefighters work to slow the flames quickly engulfing the lower floors of the Ada First United Methodist Church during the blaze that destroyed the building last March.
Firefighters work to slow the flames quickly engulfing the lower floors of the Ada First United Methodist Church during the blaze that destroyed the building last March.

ADA - It has been a question on the minds of many Ada residents following the disastrous fire of March 2012. Where will the Ada First United Methodist Church rebuild? Well, they now have an answer to give. Ada First United Methodist Church has decided to rebuild on its historic site in downtown Ada at the corner of N. Main and Highland streets.

The congregation has worshipped in Ada for more than 150 years but lost their 113-year-old landmark church to a devastating fire in March 2012. The church has taken this time to reflect on and examine its mission and goals for the future.

The Building Committee researched five different Ada sites but ultimately settled on the current site because of its location and community sentiment. The church has retained RCM Inc. of Findlay, as architects and plans for a multi-story design that will incorporate the features necessary to carry out its future mission and goals. Church members will be able to review preliminary designs on Feb. 3.