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Hampton Heights rings bell to celebrate 50 yearscomment (0)

November 4, 2010

What better way to mark a major milestone than ringing a church bell for God’s glory?

Hampton Heights Baptist Church, Tuscumbia, celebrated its 50th anniversary Oct. 17 by doing just that.

In fact, the church bell, which had been in storage for several years, was refurbished and mounted on a new frame for the occasion.

The anniversary celebration was a unique time of fellowship for all in attendance, including several former members and staff members and charter members. Former Pastor Ted Vafeas brought the message. The service was followed by lunch and a special concert by local artist Martha Riddle.

A representative of the Alabama Baptist Historical Commission presented a plaque in honor of the church’s service, while Eddy Garner, director of missions for Colbert-Lauderdale Baptist Association, presented a letter of encouragement.

“It is a wonderful thing to look back at all that God has done and how He has provided for us,” Pastor Richard Edmonds said. “It’s an even greater thing to know that He is still working and still leading. We look forward with great anticipation to what God will do through us over the next 50 years.”

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