February 12, 2009

Lost Opportunity

Filed under: Anderson County, Churches, Schools, & Nonprofits — lessie @ 7:49 pm

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I was shocked and hurt, as many were, to learn that Mountain Creek Baptist Church, organized in 1789, burned Monday night, February 9, 2009. The Anderson Independent’s article found here identifies the church building as 165 years old. 1844. Quite a legacy. (I wonder if this lady, her tombstone found in the church’s cemetery, assisted in the church’s building efforts.) The newspaper’s article also links to photos taken by photographer Sefton Ipock. They are really moving. Check ’em out. This article explains how to help the church rebuild.

I took the above photo March 16, 2008 — a Sunday morning, as you can tell from all the cars in the church parking lot. I could KICK myself hard for this horrible photo. As I often do, I took the snap, thinking the cars made the pic impossible, and I would go back later and take a better one. Did I? Unfortunately, no. *KICK* *KICK* *KICK* The church is found on Hwy 29, a “fur piece” into Anderson County. I remember my grandmother taking us to family reunions held at this little church.


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