Faith celebrates Fourth
BR staff
July 06, 2011

Faith celebrates Fourth

Faith celebrates Fourth
BR staff
July 06, 2011

For more than 10 years Faith

Baptist Church

in Faith has been helping its town celebrate independence.

Libby Malpass, Jean Little, Phyllis Beck, Karon Goble, Charlene Shoemaker, and Bobbie Huneycutt (seated) stamp Faith Baptist Church information in pamphlets for free giveaway during a weeklong celebration of July 4. See photo gallery.

The small town — population 600 — hosts a weeklong

celebration each year, a tradition born during World War II when a parade was

organized to celebrate returning veterans.

“All of that brings thousands of people into our small town,”

said Ann Barton via email.

Barton, along with other church members, set up a booth in Faith

Legion Park.

The church planned to give away 600 Bibles along with

patriotic bracelets, pencils, coins with the 10 Commandments, fans, etc.

“We also have a Prayer Request basket where people can write

prayer requests and leave them and our church members pray over those requests

each night before leaving,” Barton said.

Members gathered recently to stamp Bibles and to pray over

the materials that will be distributed. Various classes and groups in the

church volunteer nightly — except Sunday — to give away these “trinkets” as

well as water.

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