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Join Date: Nov 2005
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Come and celebrate with us!
FBC Wylie is celebrating it's 140th Aniv this Sunday and you're welcome to come. Consider this your invite.
On October 31 First Baptist Church of Wylie will celebrate 140 years of continuous worship and service. The church, established in 1870, began meeting in homes in the town of Nickleville. The town was located just south of Highway 78 on Ballard Street. When the church was officially recognized by the Elm Fork Association in 1871 there were 25 members. In 1887 the town of Nickleville became the City of Wylie. It was named after Col. W. D. Wylie, a Santa Fe Railroad leader. With the coming of the railroad Wylie became a growing agricultural center. By 1880 its population had grown to 239 residents.
From these humble beginnings the City of Wylie and First Baptist Church have grown rapidly, especially in the last 20 years. The city has grown from about 8,800 to its present population of approximately 40,000. The church has grown during this time from an average attendance of 550 to the present 1450.
Since the City of Wylie and First Baptist Church have “grown up” together, it is appropriate that the church invite the community to celebrate its 140th birthday. On Sunday October 31 a reception will be held in the church mall for former members and former staff will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. The morning worship and celebration will begin at 10 a.m. in the auditorium. Lunch is provided for all who attend. Booths and games will be available in the afternoon for your participation.
Bring your family and join our family as we celebrate 140 years of continuous service to God and to the community of Wylie.
Last edited by Tx Redneck; 10-25-2010 at 05:48 PM.