A rural Abbeville County congregation will celebrate the 200th anniversary of its 1821 founding this June. Lebanon Presbyterian Church on Mount Carmel Road will mark this event with a series of gospel meetings, reunion and thanksgiving service, and a dedication of its enslaved persons burial grounds.

The bicentennial celebration will be June 10-13. The public is welcome to all events, and current and former members, extended family and friends of the congregation are especially invited.

The Rev. C.N. Willborn, pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church, Oak Ridge, Tennessee and adjunct professor of church history at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, is the guest speaker.