The Calvary Southern Baptist Church on Route 92, Belington, will host a 30th anniversary Homecoming Celebration beginning Sunday and continuing through Wednesday.
Day 1 of the festivities will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, rain or shine, at the Laurel Hill Battlefield and Park, 2.5 miles east of Belington on the Laurel Mountain Road/Beverly Pike. Worship service will be led by the church's first pastor, Ed Taylor, who is now the pastor at the First Baptist Church in Martinsburg. This will be an all-day, old-fashioned picnic lasting until dark.
Immediately following the morning message, there will be games, horseshoes, volleyball, fishing in the lake, a scavenger hunt, prizes, music, hiking, a Civil War tour and lots of food, such as hamburgers, hot dogs, watermelon, salads and more. The day will conclude with roasting marshmallows and s'mores and a fellowship around the campfire. There is no charge for this event and the Belington community is welcome to join Calvary in their celebration.
On Monday, Day 2 of the Homecoming, activities will include a special speaker, Pastor John Dixon of the Philippi SBC, at 6:30 p.m. at the church, which is located just north of the Belington Middle School on Route 92. There also will be a special recognition of several youth who organized and attended the Kids Bible Club during the spring. Refreshments will be served at 8:30 p.m.
On Tuesday, Day 3, the celebration will continue at 6:30 p.m. at the church. Pastor Ed Taylor of First Baptist of Martinsburg will provide food for the soul and a special Skype presentation will be made from the Philippines by one or more of the missionaries supported by Calvary. Refreshments will be served at 8:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, the conclusion of the Homecoming will convene at 6:30 p.m. at the church with special speaker Charles "Mac" McDonald, who is the district missionary for the Monongahela Baptist Association. This will be a recognition time for charter, original and longtime members of Calvary. The evening will conclude with homemade ice cream and fellowship.
For more information, anyone interested can call Pastor Jesse Mesa at 304-614-3609 or Max Grove at 304-614-7510.