Birmingham’s Southside marks 125 yearscomment (0)
November 3, 2011
October 9 marked a doubly special occasion for Southside Baptist Church, Birmingham. Not only did the Centennial Celebration Sunday recognize the sanctuary’s 100th anniversary but it also commemorated the Birmingham Baptist Association church’s 125th anniversary.
The church invited former members and pastors to celebrate the milestones with a service featuring a history of the church, the rededication of the sanctuary and special music.
The gospel lesson reading was used when the sanctuary was first dedicated in 1911.
Pastor J. Stephen Jones delivered a special message titled “Looking Both Before and Beyond.”
Following the service, a reception on church grounds allowed for further fellowship.
But the celebration didn’t end there.
“It’s going to be a yearlong celebration of our presence in the community,” Jones said, noting that several upcoming events and speakers are connected to the ongoing celebration.