Bay Minnette, Alabama (WKRGMore) — Sunday marked the beginning of Holy Week for millions of Christians around the world. Palm Sunday was also a special day for the Baldwin County Church, which is celebrating its 110th anniversary. It was a service full of singing, hymns, worship, and prayers at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Bay Minette. The Bible speaks of the collective power of the Body of Christ.
“And if one goes down, we’re all down and one is up. We’re all up,” said Deacon’s Randy Preston. Church members say the bonds here are strong, whether they are connected by family or faith.
“We are all Christians as well as biologically part of a family. We are united,” said church clerk Tseland Cooks. This knitting began in Kearny, Baldwin County over 100 years ago. In 1946, the church moved within the boundaries of Minette Bay. This is where some memories are carved in stone. Church members celebrate another Sunday as a gift. There were photos honoring past members and visions for the future. Church members say they are lucky. Even a relatively small congregation says they are lucky to have survived this long and survived a pandemic that has forced other churches to close.
“For months we kept our church on our property outside, we held our meetings in our cars, we prayed in our parks, and we didn’t let our members stop coming to praise God. So just the love, the fellowship, the love we have for each other and how much we really care about each other,” said church member Kayland Lamar. .
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