|SR 729 - First Baptist Church, Springfield - commend congregation|
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A resolution commending the congregation of the First Baptist
Church of Springfield on its 150th anniversary.
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SR 729 LC 8 3413
1- 1 Commending the congregation of the First Baptist Church of
1- 2 Springfield on its 150th anniversary; and for other
1- 3 purposes.
1- 4 WHEREAS, the congregation of the First Baptist Church of
1- 5 Springfield celebrated its 150th anniversary with a special
1- 6 morning worship service on January 18, 1998; and
1- 7 WHEREAS, the church was founded in 1848 with only five
1- 8 members and was originally named the Springfield Baptist
1- 9 Church, and the first church building was used until 1870,
1-10 when a new church sanctuary was completed; and
1-11 WHEREAS, in subsequent years, the church sanctuary was
1-12 replaced with new construction, and in 1949, the sanctuary
1-13 was moved and remodeled, and an educational annex was
1-14 completed which was replaced by a larger facility in 1962;
1-16 WHEREAS, the congregation renamed the church the First
1-17 Baptist Church of Springfield in 1988 and began plans for a
1-18 larger church building which was completed in 1995 on the
1-19 site known as Kieffer Hill; and
1-20 WHEREAS, this great church has a proud history of providing
1-21 spiritual comfort, inspiration, and consolation to
1-22 generations of families who have been active members of this
1-23 congregation and continues its tradition of Christian
1-24 service to the Springfield community.
1-25 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE that the
1-26 members of this body congratulate the First Baptist Church
1-27 of Springfield on the occasion of its 150th anniversary and
1-28 convey their best wishes to the congregation and to Pastor
1-29 Jeffrey Rollins.
1-30 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate is
1-31 authorized and directed to transmit an appropriate copy of
1-32 this resolution to Pastor Jeffrey Rollins.
Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 04/20/98