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Rock Hill marks 100 years with ‘house full’comment (0)

September 29, 2011

Rock Hill Baptist Church, Honoraville, celebrated its 100th anniversary Aug. 21, the same day it celebrated its annual homecoming.

“We had a house full,” event organizer Brenda Mathews said. “We had to add chairs.”

Festivities began promptly at 10:30 a.m., with a registration book available for attendees to sign as they arrived.

A special display was set up, detailing the Alabama-Crenshaw Baptist Association church’s pastors and a variety of church members through the years. The display also included information regarding deacons from 1911 to the present.

The service included a special singing and a reading of the church’s history.

Don Yancey, director of missions for Alabama-Crenshaw Association, spoke to the crowd, and Don Donald made a presentation on behalf of the Alabama Baptist Historical Commission.

Church member Ed Butts welcomed and recognized the descendants of Rock Hill Baptist’s charter members.

Following lunch on the church grounds, a horse and buggy was available for rides. Mathews said it gave children the opportunity to experience what it was like to ride to church in 1911.

Sibling musical group Broken Strings performed toe-tapping bluegrass and gospel tunes for the crowd.

Pastor Hugh Sikes said he was very impressed by all the people who attended the service and all the memories that were shared.

“We were doing all of this for the honor and glory of God,” Sikes said.

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