First Baptist Church Builds upon Storied Past
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.