Minden Press-Herald

Wednesday
Oct 01st

Yellow Pine Church holds homecoming

The first reunion of Yellow Pine Church was held in 1950. Bob Duncan, a native of Yellow Pine, returned from California to visit his old home.

He and some of the old settlers decided to get as many old friends as possible together for a reunion. They chose July 4th and decided the "best" place to meet was the Yellow Pine Church.

Word went out. Folks that used to live and worship at Yellow Pine came from all parts of the country. It was a wonderful day of fellowship and worship, filled with fond memories; memories of time spent at Yellow Pine.

Yellow Pine Church had dwindled to only a handful of members. On homecoming Sunday attendance swelled to over 100. Folks that returned for homecoming would leave generous donations to help the "little church in the piney woods of north Louisiana" survive.

Homecoming quickly became an annual event that served as a meeting place for reunion.

The second Sunday in June was set for the annual event. The event became a true homecoming for folks living as far away as the state of Washington.

Today family members of many of those original attendees still come to Yellow Pine. Summers seem a little hotter now. Maybe it's because some of us are getting older.

We've moved the time from the second Sunday in June to the 2nd Sunday in September, with the exception of this year. It will be on September 23.

Today Yellow Pine Church is much the same as in the beginning. "Ole Time Religion" is a term of endearment heard by many when the name Yellow Pine Church is discussed.

The church began in 1902 as Union Church. All wishing to worship Jesus Christ were invited to attend. Many different denominations were represented including many Christians that were non-denominational.

Today, 110 years later Yellow Pine Church continues this tradition.

We would like to invite you to come and be part of an "ole time" Yellow Pine Church worship service.

September 23rd worship will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by "dinner on the ground". Bring your "special covered dish," your chair and come on down.

You'll love to be part of the "ole time" worship service, complete with special music. We'll have pictures displayed of days gone by and lots of "stories" to tell.

We're 1.2 miles east off Hwy 371 (towards Lake Bisteneau) at 742 Yellowpine Rd, Sibley, LA.

If you have questions please give us a call:

Jean Thomas - 393-4500

Hunt Powell - 377-6434

Bro. Tom Brown - 918-6922

Bro. Vance Moore - (504) 715 - 1465

 

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