Marion County Baptist Association
Wednesday, February 01, 2023

Association and Church News


              Sewing for Missions

  In November 2013, a small group of ladies at FBC Hamilton launched a new
 mission endeavor - sewing for missions.  They recently celebrated their one year 
 anniversary. Their first completed project was making quilts for Moldova. Other 
 projects included children's outfits and sensory blankets for the Alabama  
 Baptist Children's Home and adult bibs and walker bags for the nursing home. 
 The group is grateful to the church for helping renovate their room, donating
 supplies and providing funds.
                Some of the projects the group completed this past year.              
        Some of the group members in their sewing room at Hamilton First Baptist.
 Fulton Bridge Baptist Church  
  100 Years of Ministry 
1911 - 2011
Fulton Bridge Baptist Church of Hamilton commemorated its 100th anniversary on August 14, 2011. The Centennial celebration marked Pastor Daniel Duncan's retirement date and was also a time to recognize new pastor, Rev. Michael Stancil.
The church's history was given as part of the program and a video was shown featuring photos dating back to Fulton Bridge's beginning in 1911. Dr. Rick Lance served as the guest speaker. A plaque was presented to the church by Lonette Berg, executive director of the Alabama Baptist Historical Commission.
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
75 Years of Ministry
1936- 2011
On September 11, 2011, Mt. Zion Baptist Church celebrated their 75th anniversary. Bro. Mark Gallups, Director  of Missions, presented the church with a plaque for their faithful service and ministry. 
Eastside Baptist Church
100 Years of Ministry
1911 - 2011
October 10, 2011 marked the 100th anniversary of Eastside Baptist Church. The church began as Goodwater Missionary Baptist Church. The name change came in 1970 as Winfield was growing in all directions and the area where the church was located became known as East Winfield. Dr. Venlon Bradford retired in 2011 after 31 years of service to Eastside Baptist Church. Rev. Seth Channell is Eastside's new pastor. 
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