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Union Baptist Church celebrates 90 years

Marcus Henry Special to the AM News | 4/9/2012, 3:11 p.m.

Great things are in store for the Union Baptist Church, its congregation and the surrounding Hempstead Community as the church celebrates its 90th anniversary this year.

Led by Pastor Sedgwick V. Easley, Union has reached new heights of spirituality.

Dr. Elaine Flake kicked things off on January 18, delivering the word on a Wednesday night in front of an inspired and enlightened group of God-fearing folk.

The list of esteemed voices of God scheduled to deliver the word at Union include W. Darin Moore of the Great Centennial AME Zion Church in Mount Vernon, Dr. Lance Watson of the St. Paul Baptist Church in Richmond, Va., Dr. Renita Weems and Dr. Freddie Haynes of the Friendship Baptist Church in Texas who will lead Union's fall revival.

Pastor Michael Walrond of the First Corinthians Baptist Church in Harlem will deliver the word on Wednesday, March 21, Rev. Herman Washington (Shiloh Baptist Church, Rockville Centre) and Dr. Ivan Douglas Hicks of the First Baptist Church in Indianapolis are also scheduled to bring the word at Union this year.

Rev. Jeremiah Wright will cap off the list of fine preachers on the church's anniversary day, Sunday, October 28 at the 8:00 and 11:30 a.m. services.

For a full list of who's preaching, what's going on and outreach initiatives at Union this year, visit the church website at www.ubcexperience.com.