Bicentennial Homecoming

Fried chicken and caramel cake never tasted so good as when shared with family and friends on the grounds of “Old Richland” Church!

Get out your favorite recipes for great covered dishes and make your plans now to join families and friends of “Old Richland” for the 200th Anniversary of Richland Baptist Church and the influence it had on the community and the Christian faith of all those touched by it.

Rev. Francis Wilson, a descendent (grandson) of a former minister (Rev. F. Bartow Asbell) is travelling with his wife from his current home in New Mexico to be our very special guest speaker. We will also enjoy musical presentations by the Wesleyan College Ensemble, the Wesleyannes, and our own Civil Folks singers.
There will be roasted pig from the pit, pioneer family recognition, news of plans the Richland Restoration League has for the future of Richland and celebrations of all we’ve accomplished! Now you know if Rev. Wilson can travel all the way from New Mexico to be here for this once in a lifetime event, you can round up your family, pack a covered dish or two and drive on out to Richland to join in the celebration! Call your family members you haven’t seen in a while and ask them to join you…it’ll be a real family reunion!

Remember, it’s the first Sunday in October, just like always, and the service begins at NOON! That should give everyone time to get there, even if you have Sunday School at your regular place of worship and then join us afterwards. We’ve invited all the churches in the Ebenezer Association as well as others to join us. Don’t miss this awesome celebration, traditions like this are examples of the ties that bind us, and make rich memories for a lifetime.

“Meet me at Richland”; I look forward to seeing you all there!