Matthew is a troubled boy from a broken home. When he vandalises the local church to get back at his parents, Matthew has to repair the damage to the church to avoid criminal charges. While working at the church, he meets Ernest, John Ratzenberger (Cheers), an accomplished wood carver who created the intricate woodwork decoration that Matthew destroyed. Now Ernest and Matthew must work together to preserve the church's beautiful antiquity. Along the way, they manage to restore their faith in God and in life.