But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. (Luke 15:22-24)
Dr. Harry J. Pilson, Pastor of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, in Virginia, tells us that Homecoming celebration is a Baptist tradition, with roots primarily in the South. It’s a celebration of memories past and new beginnings.
In earlier times, people who migrated to the North to work in factories or in domestic professions would return home to participate in their church’s annual
We at BCBC continue that tradition this Sunday as we welcome loved ones returning home to visit their old church and fellowship with friends and family.
As we celebrate Homecoming, let us remember the prodigal children lost in sin and away from the church. When the time comes, God will be there to welcome them back to his family. And so will we.
Let us celebrate Homecoming as a new beginning in our lives. We welcome Steve Harris who will be bringing the message.
Thanks to Rick Shuford and Doug Van Wirt for the photos from BCB Homecoming 2015.