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‘Legacy’ is theme of Whitewater Baptist’s 150th anniversarycomment (0)

December 8, 2011

“What will your legacy be?”

That was the question Interim Pastor Richard Collier wanted members of Whitewater Baptist Church, Elba, to consider as they celebrated the church’s 150th anniversary Oct. 9.

Collier delivered a message from 2 Chronicles 7:14 and spoke of the legacy they had received.

Music Director Fred Mallory gave a brief history of the church and the nation and led the congregation in pledges of allegiance to the U.S. and Christian flags. There was special music by Foyel Brunson, a former Whitewater member; the Whitewater choir; a trio of Mallory, Hattie White and Kathy Harrell; and a piano and organ duet by Judy Fuller and Lisa Stinson.

John Granger, director of missions for Coffee Baptist Association, presented two certificates: one from the association and one from the Alabama Baptist Historical Commission. The congregation adjourned to the fellowship hall for an old-fashioned Sunday dinner of fried chicken, baked ham, all the trimmings, banana pudding and iced tea. The fellowship hall was decorated with photo albums, scrapbooks and memorabilia.  

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