Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church celebrates 75th anniversary

Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church celebrates 75th anniversary
In 1946, the first building on the HAB campus would not be a sanctuary but a gymnasium.

Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church will celebrate its 75th anniversary on Oct. 23 and 24 with a weekend of fun, food and entertainment for the community. Three simultaneous activities on the church campus on Saturday, Oct. 23, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., are open to the public.

Saturday events include a Home Run Derby featuring all of the church’s HACAA coaches and a surprise first batter; a Fall Festival with games, inflatables and food trucks; and “Reflections and Fellowship” with time for the community to share special HAB memories.

On Sunday, Oct. 24, the church will hold a Campus Open House, 9-10:45 a.m., with history and photos of the church family and a new exhibit in the church’s Art Gallery. worship at 11 a.m. will be followed by an outdoor luncheon. There is no cost for the luncheon; reservations are required, however, by Monday, Oct. 18. Contact [email protected]

The church, known as HAB, calls itself “A Place of Grace,” to emphasize its focus on service to others. Its year-round recreation program known as HACAA, provides food through UCOM. Members participate at the I.M. Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless. The church also hosts a Community Arts Gallery and a Community Garden.

The history of Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church will be featured in the November Issue of Resident News, stay tuned for more about the humble beginnings of the congregation.

By Karen Rieley
Resident Community News

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