Mechanicsville Baptist Church plans celebration of their 100th anniversary

Mechanicsville Baptist Church, 2364 Cashua Ferry Road, Darlington, is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its chapel with events Oct. 30-Nov. 1.
The church was founded in 1754. Its chapel (across the street) held its first service in 1920.
On Friday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m., the church will have a movie night, showing the film “I Still Believe” — the true story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp and his journey of love and loss that looks to prove there is always hope.
Refreshments will be served and there will be a presentation by the Children’s Ministry and a message from Pastor Stanley Goodwin.
On Saturday, Oct. 31, at 6:30 p.m. there will be a spaghetti dinner and special guests “Burning Bridges Ministry.” There will be no cost for the dinner, but the church is asking for donations to help support its Playground Ministry. There will also be a message from Pastor Darryl George.
On Sunday, Nov. 1, at 10 a.m. the church will be celebrating Homecoming. There will be music from Stan Thompson & Friends and a message from Pastor Tim Anderson, Senior Pastor at MBC from 1991-95. He is currently the pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church in Lancaster.
The church will also be celebrating its senior adults and recognizing those who have served in the past 100 years in the chapel.
A meal will be served right after the service and they are asking the congregation to bring their favorite dessert to share.
The church will be following all CDC guidelines to ensure that everyone is in a safe environment. All events will be under a 60 X 90 tent that can hold up to 650 people. This will ensure that there is plenty of room for social distancing.

Author: Rachel Howell

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