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Camp Hillís Sandy Creek marks 175 years comment (0)

December 19, 2013

By Neisha Fuson

More than 100 people gathered at Sandy Creek Baptist Church, Camp Hill, on Oct. 6 to celebrate the church’s 175th anniversary.

Former pastor Mark Brantley shared the morning message and Scott Fowler led the congregation in worship and provided special music. Lonette Berg, executive director of the Alabama Baptist Historical Commission, presented the Tallapoosa Baptist Association church with a “beautiful certificate,” according to church clerk Odean Keel. 

The Sunday School room was filled with antiques and items from the church’s history and attendees were given a commemorative fan with a picture of the church building on one side and the church’s history on the other, Keel explained.

“I’m just thankful I could be a part of it,” she said. 

A fellowship lunch followed on the grounds.

Pastor Rick Hall noted that visitors and former members came from Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and across Alabama.

Looking forward, Hall hopes the small congregation can “make a difference in the community.” He also noted that although all the members are over the age of 50 and cannot travel as easily as a young person, each member sacrificially gives to missions through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. Sandy Creek Baptist gave the most money to missions in Tallapoosa Association per capita in 2012, Hall said. 

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