Warrior’s Mount Zion celebrates 125th anniversary comment (0)
October 4, 2012
Mount Zion Baptist Church, Warrior, celebrated its 125th anniversary Sept. 8–9 with the theme, “Celebrating God’s blessings and rejoicing in future promises.”
The weekend festivities for the North Jefferson Baptist Association church kicked off Sept. 8 with an afternoon of games, fellowship, a hot dog meal and a bluegrass/gospel concert by Blackrock Station. Sunday’s worship service included minister of music Tim Muncher and his family’s presentation of “He is Here.”
Bill Martin, senior pastor of New Canaan Baptist Church, Jasper, spoke to the congregation.
Mike Jackson, director of the office of leadership and church health for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, was in attendance and Lonette Berg, executive director of the Alabama Baptist Historical Commission, presented the church with a certificate commemorating its 125 years.
A video was shown highlighting past activities, previous milestones and interviews with longtime Mount Zion Baptist members.
Pastor Sammie Reid spoke on “The Only Church That Will Last.”
Steve Loggins, director of missions for North Jefferson Association, prayed the benediction and blessing for the fellowship lunch that followed. Historical items of the church were on display, and a keepsake booklet and bookmarks were given to attendees.
Reid said he told some church members that Mount Zion has “never had a better weekend” than the celebration weekend.
“We believe the best days of the church are still in our future,” he noted, adding they are “excited” about its future.