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How does a church celebrate 174 years?


174 Years of Ministry in Liberty Missouri

Second Baptist 1883 Second Baptist 1902 Second Baptist 1925 Second Baptist 2017

How does a church celebrate its birthday—its 174 birthday? If that church is Second Baptist in Liberty, the answer is—by serving. On Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7, church members will be living out their Christian commitment by serving others in their neighborhood and beyond. Second Baptist Church was founded because individuals at the time felt other Baptist churches weren’t mission minded enough, if it all. This weekend will deepen and continue that attitude of service to our community.  As we celebrate, we will “Look Back and Thank God; Look Forward and Trust God and Look Around and Serve God.”

Saturday morning, at English Landing Parkville, many members will participate in a global World Vision 6-K run or walk (even with strollers) for clean water. This family friendly event to walk or run a 6K (3.72 miles), the average distance people in developing countries have to travel for safe, clean water is part of a global effort by World Vision to raise money for clean water. (World Vision’s website about this event is For more information, call the church at 816-781-2824.

On Sunday, the day will begin with a thirty minute concert by the Wildwood Boys at 9:00 a.m. in the church sanctuary. The Wildwood Boys were nominated for the 2017 SPBGMA Midwest Bluegrass Music Award, the 2017 Bluegrass Gospel Group of the Year and the 2017 Bluegrass Vocal Group of the Year. The boys originated in the state of Missouri with the intent to preserving the sounds of bluegrass music and the pioneers who came before us. (Wildwood Boys website is

After an abbreviated worship service, members will participate in a variety of activities: packaging food for hunger relief; beautification projects on the Liberty Square; cleaning at the Liberty Animal Shelter; mulching and flower planting at Martha Lafite Nature Sanctuary, Schumacher School and Hillcrest Hope; deep cleaning at In As Much Ministry; mulching and adding a trail at the new Arthur Hill Park on South Jewell; offering a student-led free car-wash; and much more.

The celebration will conclude as members enjoy a Sunday afternoon picnic at Stocksdale Park.

Sunday May 7 schedule

9:00 a.m. Wildwood Boys Blue Grass Gathering Music (No Bible Study or 8:30 Worship)
9:30 a.m. Worship (No 11:00 Worship)
10:00 a.m. Service Projects
12:30 p.m. Picnic Stocksdale Park


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