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Vredenburgh celebrates 100 years with homecomingcomment (0)

December 20, 2012

Vredenburgh Baptist Church celebrated two events on the same day in late September: homecoming and 100 years of existence.

Alabama Baptist Historical Commission representative Don Donald presented the Pine Barren Baptist Association church with a commemorative plaque and Paul Kirchharr, interim pastor, shared a message about going home, both to one’s earthly home and to a heavenly home.

Earnest Halbrook, the deacon at Vredenburgh Baptist, said there were at least 75 people in attendance.

“We … (also) used the day to celebrate the founding members that have passed away (in the past year),” Halbrook said.

Charter members George Pugh, J.Y. McIntosh and Peggy Fuller were recognized during the service.

A former member led in special music and a potluck lunch followed on the church grounds.

Kirchharr said the homecoming/anniversary was a “great day” and the “service was wonderful.”

He said he hopes to see God grow the church both spiritually and numerically in the future.  (Neisha Fuson)

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