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Melrose triples attendance with 125th anniversarycomment (0)

November 18, 2010

There was a full house for Melrose Baptist Church’s 125th anniversary celebration Oct. 17, with triple the normal attendance.

Several former members returned to the Cherokee Baptist Association church located in Centre for this special day, and Firm Foundation Quartet was the featured musical guest for the service.

“This congregation is like family; we’re a very loving church, and I look forward to several more years of physical and spiritual growth to be harvested from Melrose,” said Ann Armstrong, who has been a member of the church for more than 30 years.

Cherokee Association Director of Missions Wendell Dutton presented Melrose Baptist with plaques from the association and the Alabama Baptist Historical Commission in honor of the anniversary.

Pastor Ed Rogers brought the message, focusing on remembrance.  

“Melrose has helped me grow in so many ways, ways I could never [have expected], and I only hope to learn more as we look to the future of this church,” he said.

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