By Faye Gaston
The 5th Sunday Hymn Sing was held on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at the Liberty Baptist Church. Almost all of the nine churches of the Bullock-Centennial Baptist Association were represented.
In the pulpit area was a painting of outdoor baptism waters.
There was also a tall wooden cross with a crown of thorns and purple cloth attached to it.
Barry Culpepper gave the welcome. Prayer was offered by the Rev. Ronald Earles, pastor of Liberty Church. Barry Culpepper and Ken Renfroe, Ministers of Music at Eastside Baptist Church, led the congregation in singing five hymns. Pete Maddox played the piano.
Choirs sang from Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Eastside Baptist Church, Loflin Baptist Church, and First Baptist Church. Singing solos of worship were John Jordan (with his guitar), Denise Damron, Mahaley Renfroe, Mona Padgett, and Phil McLaney (Dykes Baptist Church in Barbour County). A trio of Dora Cole, Martha Earles, and Glenda Rotton sang.
John Emfinger prayed the offertory prayer. The offering was designated for Conecuh Springs Christian School.
Associational Missionary, the Rev. Curtis Rich, made announcements of meetings to be held in October.
Others announced invitations to services at churches. An announcement was made to invite all church choirs to sing at the October 10, 2015 festival/reunion in downtown Union Springs in front of the Courthouse.
After Mona Padgett sang, "Alleluia, for the Lord God Almighty Reigns" and the congregation sang
"I Surrender All", the adjournment prayer was offered by the Rev. Fred Woodall, pastor of Eastside Church.
Then a time of fellowship was enjoyed when ladies of Liberty Church served refreshments.
Especially appealing was the table of several home-made cakes.
The next 5th Sunday Hymn Sing will be on November 29, 2015.