Mt. Moriah celebrates 98th homecoming this week

Published 3:00 am Friday, September 19, 2014

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church will celebrate is 98th Homecoming Sunday with a musical concert at 10 a.m. and the Homecoming service at 10:50 a.m. A shared lunch will follow the service in the church fellowship hall.

The musical concert will be presented by Steve and Teresa Johnson. The Rev. Kenneth Baggett, director of missions for the Salem-Troy Baptist Association, will deliver the Homecoming message.

Mary Mitchell, church member, said Sunday is a special day in the life of Mt. Moriah.

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“We are celebrating Mt. Moriah’s 98th Homecoming and we are also celebrating the 146th existence of the church,” Mitchell said. “Home is a special place to all of us and our church home is equally special.”

Mitchell said the memories of home and church are held close to the heart.

“The memories that we have made with fellow church members are precious,” she said. “The hope of rejoining some of them at Homecoming and sharing those memories is exciting.”

Mitchell said as Mt. Moriah edges ever closer to its 100th Homecoming and its 150 years as a church, its mission is to continue moving forward as servants to Christ.

“We have been a busy congregation for the past several years,” she said. “The Lord has blessed us with new membership and new opportunities of service. We anticipate a continuation of growth and involvement.”

Homecoming 2014 at Mt. Moriah will be a time for looking back with fondness on the many memories and thankfulness for the blessings the church has received. It will also be a time of looking forward with anticipation of opportunities and blessings yet to come.

Mitchell said the Homecoming musical concert, the message delivered and the opportunity for Christian fellowship will make this homecoming special and memorable.

The mission of Mt. Moriah is to love one another, to grow spiritually through worship, education and fellowship and to extend that opportunity to the Mt. Moriah community and the surrounding area.