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Watch Night Service Returns

After a year’s absence, thanks to COVID-19, the traditional Watch Night service will once again be held 10 p.m.-midnight, Friday, Dec. 31, at Macedonia Baptist Church, 608 N. Seventh St. Rev. Deori Newman, pastor of Ash Street Baptist Church, will preach the sermon. The service is sponsored by the Greater Abilene Ministers Alliance. The service, originally called “Freedom’s Eve,” commemorates

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COVID Cancels Traditional Watch Night Service

By LORETTA FULTON The traditional Watch Night service, which dates to the days of slavery, will not be held in Abilene this year, another victim of the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to disrupt lives. The annual service, held on Dec. 31 each year, is hosted by Macedonia Baptist Church and sponsored by Greater Abilene Ministers Alliance. The service, originally called

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