|Thornton And Templeton At 121st First Brethren Homecoming|
|First Brethren Church in Buena Vista, Virginia (Christian Becker, pastor) will hold its annual Homecoming on Sunday, October 9, 2011. This year marks the church’s 121st anniversary.The Worship Celebration will begin at 10:30 a.m. An infant Nursery and Children’s Church will be available. A potluck fellowship dinner will follow at 12:30 p.m. in the church’s fellowship hall.
Rev. Dan Thornton will be the guest speaker for the worship service. Thornton’s father served First Brethren as pastor in the 1960’s. Rev. Thornton is currently the Lead Pastor at Maranatha Brethren Church in Hagerstown, Maryland.
Mark Templeton & Pocket Change will bring the special music for the service. Templeton said that the group spans the range of acoustic music from Gospel to “Straight Ahead” Bluegrass. Their “Southern Gospel” style harmony, along with solid instrumentation, gives them a unique sound.
“It’s our hope that former attendees, neighbors, and folks looking for a church will come as our guests,” said Christian Becker, the church’s pastor. “There will be plenty of good food and a great time of fellowship for everyone.”
“Grace Brethren Churches are united by their worship of Jesus Christ and a belief in the Bible as the complete Word of God,” noted Becker. “Our commitment is to serve God and others through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
First Brethren Church is located at 100 E 29th Street (U.S. 60 E) in Buena Vista. Assisted listening devices are available and the church is handicapped accessible. Manual signing for the deaf is available most Sundays. For information call 540-261-6425 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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