Boonville First Baptist Church

Boonville Church Celebrates Bicentennial

For Immediate Release
Contact: Will Levesque 315-519- 2685

February 21, 2010

The Boonville First Baptist Church at 325 Post Street, Boonville is pleased to announce its first round of activities to celebrate its bicentennial . The church hung a large banner on the front of the building in October saying “Standing Up For Jesus: 200 years 1810-2010”. The church received its charter from the American Baptist Churches in February 1810. A committee has been working for many months to plan the upcoming activities. The events will take place in three time clusters in March, May, and July.

The first round of activities will take place March 20-21 at the church building. On Saturday, March 20, 2010, the evening will begin with a Hymn Sing at 7:00 followed by a special message by Rev. John Buskey, Area Minister for the Mohawk-Oneida Region of the American Baptist Churches USA. There will be reception following that will include homemade pie and ice cream. A slide show will also be shown on a large screen TV in the fellowship hall and on the screen in the sanctuary before the hymn sing and during the reception.

On Sunday March 21, 2010, a coffee hour will be held beginning at 9:00 am, in the fellowship hall, followed by the Sunday worship service. Rev. Rudy Homchuck, former pastor of the church, will deliver the morning message. Following the service, a covered dish luncheon will be held.

“The church is honored to be able to celebrate,” said Amy Simanowski, adding "We’ve come back from nearly closing a few years ago to having tripled in attendance.” The church has nearly 60 in attendance most Sundays.

Events in May and July include a spaghetti supper, a children’s day, an outdoor service, concerts and a float in the fair parade. “We’re doing it up big,” said Nancy Trainor, “We believe it will honor our Lord.” All events are free and the public is invited.

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