UTICA- Tabernacle Baptist Church celebrated 200 years of ministry over the weekend.
The church invited the community to celebrate with an open house, live music, a reunion service, and several other events.
Tabernacle traces its roots back to the early 1800's and is known to attract people from all over the world.
Reverend Debbie Kelsey says this 200 year milestone is something to be proud of. "To reach 200 years especially in our day when so many churches are declining is really exciting." She said it really points out the vitality of the congregation.
The congregation will have a worship servicer at 10 a.m. on Sunday, followed by a lunch.