HOMECOMING – OCTOBER 18, 2020
Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. John A. Allen
(FBCC Pastor 1991-2007)
“Join us as we celebrate 100 years of worship in Our Sanctuary”
Information for Outdoor Gathering
Our Outdoor Homecoming Service will be October 18, 2020 at 11 AM at the church lawn between Fayetteville and O’Neil Streets. As we mark the 100th anniversary of the construction of our iconic, domed sanctuary, we welcome our former pastor from 1991-2007, Dr. John A. Allen, to bring the Homecoming message. Following the service at noon, the church will provide Zaxby’s Box Lunches which include a chicken strip sandwich, tossed salad, chips, and two cookies. Beverages will also be provided. However, lunch reservations are required. You must sign up for a lunch box by Tuesday, Oct. 13, in order to receive a free box lunch.
Keeping This Event Safe
The Homecoming Committee is making plans to keep this event as safe as possible, but no group event is without risk. This event is not for anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms including fever, cough, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, congestion, or fatigue. It is also not for persons who are more susceptible to the virus. If you are experiencing any COVID-19
symptoms or are at a higher risk for contracting the coronavirus, we ask you to stay home and enjoy this service virtually. It will be livestreamed just like each of our Sunday morning
services. Those who attend Homecoming are asked to wear a face covering and practice social distancing. Remember to provide at least six feet of space between you and those who are not in your immediate family.
Bring a Chair and a Blanket
The Homecoming Committee encourages you to bring your own chairs and blankets so that we can spread out safely across the church lawn. Think of this as an outdoor worship service
followed by a church picnic. A limited number of chairs will be available under a large lawn tent for worship. Tables and chairs are also available for lunch for those with disabilities or mobility issues. The tent also provides covering in the event of rain. Since we have not been able to gather for in person worship for over six months, we look forward to this time of “Coming Home” to First Baptist. We are grateful for the planning of the Homecoming Committee, SS Volunteers, Church Staff, and the Media Team whose work together will make a safe Homecoming possible during these trying times.