Posted at: 12/26/2013 12:50 PM
A Santa Fe church didn't let a copper burglary stop their Christmas services.
Thieves snagged about 200 feet of copper wire worth $25,000 from St. John's Methodist church last week.
The wiring has since been replaced, but a boiler that heats the sanctuary broke because of the sudden cool down. The church rented a diesel-powered heater to keep parishioners warm during Christmas Eve mass.
Church officials say they may not be able to replace the heating unit until spring.