Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

Religion

June 2, 2006

Local Church Events

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Friendship Baptist Celebrates 133 Years

Homecoming will be celebrated at Friendship Baptist Church in the Corine community near Jacksonville on Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. Bro. Phillip Warren, former pastor, will be the featured speaker, and the services will include congregational and special music led by Tracy Terry and will be followed by a covered dish lunch.

Friendship Baptist Church was admitted into the Cherokee County Missionary Baptist Association on Oct. 11, 1873, and has served the surrounding area and supported missionaries from Cherokee County to the far reaches of the world. Worship services have been housed in various buildings from a log cabin to the present modern comfortable facilities. Baptisms have been conducted in the Neches River, Carey Lake, creeks, streams, sister churches in Jacksonville and in the church’s own baptistery for many people beginning a life of worship and service to God. Some members have served as long as 50-85 years at this church.

Many pastors down through the years have been educated at Jacksonville College and BMA Theological Seminary while serving at Friendship and several have become well known in all areas of BMA work, particularly in missions and evangelism. A large number of present and former members attended the Corine School, which was located near the church. Friendship has been the starting place for many marriages during its history. Corine Cemetery documents family names from the early days of the community and upkeep of the cemetery is provided by donations and memorials.



Sweet Union plans Vacation Bible School

Horace Williams, pastor of Sweet Union Baptist Church, will hold a Vacation Bible School from 6-8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the church, 302 N. Main St. in Jacksonville. The theme of the week will be “Power on with Jesus,” based on Acts 1:8. Kindergarten through adult classes will be held, and everyone is welcome. Family night will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 9. For more information, call 903-586-4578.

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