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First Baptist Church Builds upon Storied Past

2/16/18 | Hope | by Seth Birkenmeyer

The First Baptist Church of Williamsburg continues making history with the return of its “Let Freedom Ring” challenge. It began in February 2016 as a month-long celebration of the church’s 240th anniversary, centering around the restoration of its Freedom Bell, which fell silent during the 1950s due to structural issues.

The challenge, which returned Feb. 1 and ran through the end of the month, encouraged people to visit the church and ring the bell as a symbol of the belief in freedom and equality.  It serves as one part of the church’s larger, ongoing mission.