A Minden Church congregation had reason to celebrate this weekend. Sunday, dirt was turned to rebuild the Mount Zion C.M.E. Church. The original church stood for more than 135-years. It was destroyed by fire last July. At the dedication service, members took turns reading scripture and singing. They are glad a new church is beginning to take shape. "Oh, it is so exciting and I feel so good, I told them I was so happy today, the program was so good," said 56-year member, Cleonia Martin. Members have been worshiping in a near-by funeral home and rented building for the last year. The new church is expected to be complete next March. .