Congregants keep faith; suspect arrested after blaze
By O'Ryan Johnson and Matt Stout
Saturday, December 1, 2012 - Updated 1 hour ago
Congregants of a Brewster church ravaged by an early morning fire set by an arsonist were undaunted in their faith yesterday, saying the loss of their beloved house of worship won't destroy the spirit of the congregation.
"That building is just a building, built with man's hands. It's not the church," said Estella Bologna of Harwich, who has attended the Cape Cod Bible Alliance Church for more than two decades. "The people are the church."
Adam Finnegan, 29, of Brewster was arrested in connection with yesterday's three-alarm, 3 a.m. blaze, state Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan and Brewster Police Chief Richard J. Koch Jr. said late last night. Brewster will be charged with one count of burning a building, Coan and Koch said. Coan added investigators do not believe the fire is related to a recent string of arsons in southeastern Massachusetts.