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Beulah Baptist concludes 150th anniversary

Beulah Baptist Church, Lively, recently celebrated its 150th anniversary.

Beulah Baptist Church opened its doors for the first time, September 1, 1868. 150 years ago, Jesse Wiggins, a colored freedman, was licensed to preach and led the colored members of the Lebanon Baptist Church, Alphonso, to request a letter of dismissal.

It was a time for celebration then and a time for celebration again September 1 and 2, 2018, reported church clerk and anniversary committee chairperson Carole Kelley.

Beulah celebrated for one year leading up to the actual anniversary day. The year-long celebration began with a prayer breakfast in September 2017, continued Kelley. Former pastor, Rev. Ronald Dunaway was the guest preacher for the service.

The celebration continued with a gospel singing and color march in January 2018, followed by an “Old Time Religion Revival” in May 2018…

Rappahannock Record Staff
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