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Homecoming 2016

Categories: Waldo News



Join Us For Homecoming 2016 – August 14th @ 10am

Pastor Trad York and congregation would like to invite you to join us on August 14th of this year as we celebrate over 165 years of God’s faithfulness to the congregation Waldo Baptist Church. It all begins at 10am (no Sunday School that day or evening services). Our guest speaker this year is Bro. Don Young.   Bro. Don has served for many years in the Paducah area with such Churches as Bible Baptist and oversaw their transition to there new location now known as Heartland Worship Center.  Bro. Don continues to minister faithfully for the Lord with his “Young at Heart” ministry program.

Our music this year will be provided by nationally known recording artist Eric Horner.  Born and raised in Paducah KY, Eric grew up with a guitar in his hands playing and singing Gospel music all over Western KY, Southern IL and Southeast MO.  Eric surrendered to full time music ministry in the Fall of 2002 and hasn’t looked back since. Eric and his wife Debby spend well over 250 days a year on the road ministering in churches and military bases all across America. God has given them the unique opportunity to encourage and minister to the newest members of our military as they go through basic training. To date Eric has been put in front of over 300,000 of them. We look forward to having Bro. Don & Eric with us on this special day.

Dinner on the grounds will follow our morning worship service in the Family Life Center located directly behind the main Church auditorium.

For your interest, a little history lesson:

Waldo Baptist Church began in the year 1850 in a location then known as Sycamore Plains, in Pope County, Illinois. Today this is part of the Shawnee National Forest with the only remaining reminders of the Church’s location being the tombstones which marked the graves of the cemetery outside the church. Since that time it held its meetings in a school house, and a Masonic Lodge building which was located across the road from the present location.

In 1977, Waldo Baptist Church voted to build a new sanctuary building at the present location. This building was completed in December of that year and the first service was held on that Christmas Sunday. Since then, God has blessed us with two other buildings, a Family Life Center with commercial kitchen, classrooms, gymnasium, and a youth building used for youth worship and Bible study. We have also added property and an outside pavilion with playground equipment for our children. Because of the grace and goodness of a Mighty God and the faithful service of many wonderful members, we stand today as one of the largest churches in Massac County with modern facilities.

We hope you will plan now to join us on this special day.