Each year, Lebanon Baptist Church commemorates its anniversary with a reunion gathering. This year’s Homecoming will be Sunday, Oct. 19, in honor of the church’s 73rd year.
Margaret Watson, one of Lebanon’s church clerks, has been at the church for 48 years and always looks forward to the autumnal celebration.
“People come and go, you know, and on Homecoming, a lot of them come back that day,” Watson said. “I love seeing the people, and I just love the church.”
The Homecoming will offer music from the Woodards, a family of musicians who do not attend the church, but play and sing at Lebanon’s special events. There will also be a guest speaker: Elvin Hall, who pastored the church in the 1950s.
And, the celebration will conclude with a potluck dinner. Unlike typical Sundays, there will not be an evening service.
“Everybody’s too full to come back that night,” Watson said.