Bluford Methodist church to celebrate homecoming Oct. 14 | Community Spirit
BLUFORD, IL (KFVS) - Otterbein United Methodist Church in Bluford will host a homecoming celebration on Sunday, October 14.
Otterbein United Methodist Church was built in Bluford after the Oakdale Evangelical United Brethren and Bluford Evangelical United Brethren Churches merged in 1973. The current church building was designed and built and the new joint congregation moved in on Mother’s Day in 1975.
Organizers say Sunday will be a celebration of old and new members, friends and neighbors. A special homecoming service will begin at 10:45 a.m. Following the service, everyone is invited to a meal of smoked chicken, ham, sides and desserts provided by the congregation. Music will be provided by the West Salem Trinity United Methodist Church of Mt. Vernon Praise band. Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs if they are able as the celebration will be outside, weather permitting. Picnic tables and additional chairs will be available as well.
“We have a great little church,” said event coordinator Angela Schrum. “We decided we wanted to have an event the entire community could enjoy to celebrate being a part of God’s family. A person need not have any connection to Otterbein to attend our Homecoming… and they may come and go as they wish. We hope to have lunch around 12:15 and start the music around 1 p.m. after the band has a chance to eat and set up. This is all about sharing God’s love and hopefully enjoying a beautiful fall day outdoors. However, if it is too cool, windy or rainy we are prepared to celebrate inside. Our doors are open to anyone who wants to come.”
More information about the Bluford Otterbein United Methodist Church homecoming celebration may be obtained by calling Schrum at 231-4504.
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