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Articles About First Baptist Church
The first of the two Juneteenth celebrations will be held Saturday, June 15, 2–5 p.m., at Mills Park Hotel. The celebration is coordinated by villager Carmen Lee through her event planning business, Yokel.
The First Baptist Church isn’t the largest church around. But its members believe their church is outsize in the ways that really matter.
A yearly tradition that began in 1959 will continue this weekend as members of First Baptist Church host the congregation’s annual community tea.
While the American Civil War continued to rage unabated, President Abraham Lincoln on Jan. 1, 1863, issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free.”
Newly appointed Pastor Bill Randolph’s enthusiasm for the Lord — and reviving the historic local church — is welcome news to its parishioners.
Between 150 and 200 appreciative guests attended yesterday’s annual Baptist Tea, held at the church’s fellowship hall on Dayton Street.