Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Keeping the Faith

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Keeping the Faith

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Byline: Glenda S. Jenkins, Special to the Times-Union


"Helping those in need" is the motto of the newly opened food pantry at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Fernandina Beach. The pantry, sponsored by the deaconess board, includes canned goods and other non-perishables.

Call Marie Sessions at 261-7943, or Judy Morgan at 261-6072 for information on how to qualify for the service.


Members of the Prince Chapel AME Church, 3701 Hendricks Road in Nassauville, will remember the contributions of the late Charles Albert Sr. with a commemorative service to be scheduled in August.

The church's 5-year-old sanctuary stands as the legacy of Albert Sr. (the father of former Fernandina Beach Mayor Charles Albert Jr.) who donated land and pioneered the effort to rebuild the church that had been destroyed by fire.

Eugene Albert, a Philadelphia businessman, said his father, who "put his shoulder to the wheel and really struggled," wanted very much to see the new church become a reality. "It didn't happen. But the reason Prince Chapel is a cornerstone in the community is because of what he did and how he toiled."


Mount Horeb Baptist Church in Hilliard invites the community to its Youth Revival. Worship begins at 7:30 p.m. today through Friday. Toby Johnson of Greater Payne Chapel AME in Jacksonville will speak.

For more information, call the Rev. Jackie Hooper at 845-4168.


Macedonia AME Church members have almost finished their renovation of the historic building.

"We've just about completed it," said Bishop Richard Allen Hildebrand, referring to the renovation of the church located at 202 S. Ninth St. in Fernandina Beach.

Hildebrand said "a few small things" remain to be done before the project, which has taken 18 months, is complete. …

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