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Church celebrates its 1810 founding at birthplace site

Church celebrates its 1810 founding at birthplace site

Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2011 6:20 pm

The Messenger, April 14, 2011
As the sun rose April 3, on a Sunday morning, members of Beech Cumberland Presbyterian Church boarded a bus for a trip to Montgomery-Bell State Park to visit the birthplace of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Dickson.
The Revs. Samuel McAdow, Finis Ewing and Samuel King, the three ordained ministers who were involved in the founding of the church, had spent a night in prayer and discussion that resulted in the birth of the Cumberland Presbyterian church Feb. 4, 1810.
When the local group arrived at the site, they walked to the chapel and had morning worship services with scripture and hymns of praise.
Bill Threlkeld gave a brief history of the denomination and Dr. Bobby Williams, pastor of Beech Cumberland Presbyterian Church, brought the message for the day.
Following the service, those attending drove to the park’s lodge overlooking Acorn Lake for a delicious buffet lunch before heading home.

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