H.R. No. 832
         WHEREAS, An official Texas Historical Marker is being
  dedicated at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Houston on
  March 23, 2013, in recognition of the church's long and notable
  record of service; and
         WHEREAS, A mainstay of Houston's historic Fourth Ward since
  its inception in the late 1890s, Macedonia Missionary Baptist
  Church was known as Shiloh MBC for a short time before being
  incorporated in 1912 with its current name; today, Macedonia
  supports a number of programs and outreach initiatives beneficial
  to members of the church and the wider community; and
         WHEREAS, The congregation's initial one-story wood sanctuary
  at 1216 Ruthven was replaced in 1928 with a more spacious building
  featuring twin towers; Macedonia has hosted worship services for
  more than half a century at 1401 Ruthven, where the current
  two-story church home includes an auditorium, classrooms, and a
  kitchen; and
         WHEREAS, Many generations of area residents have looked to
  Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church for spiritual enrichment and
  practical assistance, and it is a privilege to join in honoring the
  church on this special occasion; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby commemorate the dedication of an official Texas
  Historical Marker at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church and extend
  to the congregation sincere best wishes for the future; and, be it
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the church as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 832 was adopted by the House on March
  27, 2013, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House