Hominy Baptist Church
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Loving God, Loving Others, Loving Youâ€”With all our heart, soul, mind and strength!
Hominy Baptist Church Celebrates 200 Years!
The year was 1812. James Madison was still President of the United States. The Civil War was forty plus years away. This was the frontier, with fewer than 1000 settlers west of Ridgecrest. There was no Asheville. Folks settled in places called Swannanoa, Reems Creek and Hominy. Twelve souls decided to form a Baptist church on the banks of Hominy Creek and our congregation was born.
Throughout 2012 we will celebrate the birth of Hominy Baptist Church in a wide variety of ways. Commemorations will include Bicentennial Christmas ornaments, Hominy throw blankets, a visual history, written history, handcrafted reflection quilt, Hymn of the Month, guest musicians and ministers, children’s area honor tiles, children’s coloring book, Candler School Day, a mission project and special youth activities. See below for the current calendar of events.
Bicentennial Commemorative Throws ($30) and Christmas Ornaments ($10) will be available in the church
office until they are sold out.
January 1 Bicentennial Opening Worship/Cider Fellowship (following worship)
January 29 Hymn Sing (5 p.m.)
February 12 "Coincidence Maybe?" during Morning Worship
February 29 Sadie Hawkins Celebration
March 1-3 Pictorial Directory Portraits Made
March 4 Shape Note Workshop and Concert
March 7* Hominy History – Session 1
March 15-17 Pictorial Directory Portraits Made
March 24 Women’s Banquet
April 4 Hominy History – Session 2
April 29 Hymn Sing (6 p.m.)
May 2 Hominy History – Session 3
May 6 Kyle Matthews Concert
May 27 Cemetery Decoration Day/Memorial Day Observance
June 3 Church Picnic & Heritage Celebration
June 6 Hominy History – Session 4
July 29 Hymn Sing (6 p.m.)
September 19 Hominy History Session 5
September 30 Hymn Sing (6 p.m.)
October 7 Smith/Werhan Conference – 10th Anniversary
Guest minister - Dr. Fred Werhan
October 10 Hominy History Session 6
October 14 Tried Stone Missionary Baptist Church Worship at Hominy
November 11 Hominy Homecoming Celebration 10:30 a.m.
Guest Minister - Dr. Dan McCurry
November 18 Community Thanksgiving Service
December 2 “Messiah” Community Sing
December 30 Bicentennial Closing Worship/Hymn Sing
* Dr. Dan McCurry will lead six sessions on Hominy’s amazing 200 year history. The classes will be held during the Wednesday Bible study.