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The Zion Baptist Church
Go for "If God be for us who can be against us?"
The following is a report of the work down in and for the church from April 4th, 1892 to April 9th, 1893.
Sermons preached 124. Lectures and addresses delivered 62. Funerals attended 20. Marriages celebrated 7. Visit to the
sick 144. Visits to other members 260. Additions to the church 48. Lost by death 7. Excluded 3. Associations visited
3. Conventions 1.
Total receipts for the year $2,485.91. We can only express our thanks to God for the success that he has attended our labors;
for it seems that He has "spread a table for me in the presence of my enemies." We do not know how to thank our Heavenly
Father as we should. After the Ebenezer church went out from the Mt. Zion Church taking from us 165 members we raised in
hard cash $581.32 more than the church is reported to have raised when Mt. Zion and Ebenezer churches were one; or that is
if what the deacons say is true.
All we ask is a fair chance in the race of life and we will be in the front ranks. $1,904.78 is what was raised this year,
with 165 more members than we have now. $2,487.10 is what we raised this year, with 165 members lest than the church had
last year. Let us "praise God from all blessings flow."
Summary of Article
The article provides a report for the Zion Baptist Church from April 4, 1892 to April 9, 1893. Included in this report are
annual figures such as sermons preached, marriages celebrated, and number of additions to the church. The article also provides
information about the cash receipts and disbursements of the church during this period.R.B. Hardy, Pastor; T.L. Mickens, Ch. Clerk