1948 homecoming 2 blog1948 homecoming 2HOMECOMING

We are about to mark our 95th Homecoming this year.

This tradition has kept the founding families connected to a church that was established on January 4th, 1850. The purchase of two acres of land was “to include the Meeting House and graveyard”. The structure has gone through at least three new building, each one to accompanied a growing congregation. We have celebrated births, marriages and baptism and grieve with the passing of a member. We have supported our community as representatives of our church.

Homecoming is time for us to commune with each us and remember the people who have passed, reminisce of past Homecomings and strengthen our bonds. The wooden tables under the trees laden with so much food, sitting in the cemetery watching the children play tag around their ancestors and singing that lasted all afternoon. We have had many wonderful speakers talk about their families and memories, allowing a nostalgic feeling permeate the sanctuary. The beautiful tradition of lighting the candles to represent a church/family member who had passed that year never leaves a dry eye.

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.
They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” – Jeremiah 17:7-8

So, here is a question for you. What is your fondest memory of Homecoming?