Wilmar Baptist Church is hoping to have at least 115 members, former members, pastors and friends at its upcoming homecoming celebration of the church’s 115th anniversary on April 13.
All members, former members, pastors and friends are invited to attend.
The theme will be centered around Deuteronomy 32: 7-8, From Days of Old.
Some are planning to wear fashions similar to those worn during the early days of the church. Women and girls will wear long dresses, skirts, aprons, bonnets or hats while men and boys will wear overalls, white shirts or suits to add to the theme for the day. Those fashions, however, are not required; guests may wear what they wish.
The meal will be potluck in the old time way. Suggestions are, fried chicken, ham, dressing, sweet potatoes, turnip greens, cornbread, dry beans, vegetables, fried pies and cobblers. Weather permitting, some may choose to have “dinner on the ground.”
The morning service will begin at 10:30 a.m. with former pastor William (Bill) Fowler delivering the sermon. Lunch is at noon. The afternoon session will begin at 1 p.m. with congregational singing, special music, church history and testimonials. Stories or comments from members and former members’ experiences while attending Wilmar Baptist Church will be heard.
Pictorial albums depicting pictures of former members, deacons, pastors, bible school, ordinations, weddings, events and more will be available for viewing.
The church is asking readers to help notify family members and former church members of the event.
The church is hoping to have at least 115 in attendance as they renew old acquaintances and worship together. For information, call Wanda Reaves (870) 469-5759 as contact person for the History Committee.