Bishop Samuel L. Butts, presiding prelate of the Church of God In Christ of East Central Florida and senior pastor of Butts Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ in Daytona Beach, will be the guest preacher at Allen Chapel AME Church’s Homecoming service at 9:45 a.m. on Nov. 10.
Butts also is the founder of Sacred Worship Ministries International, a worldwide multimedia evangelistic outreach ministry. He is a songwriter and publisher whose songs have been performed by Beverly Crawford, Aretha Franklin and others.
Allen Chapel AME Church’s events will take place Nov. 9-10. The church is located at 580 George W. Engram Blvd.
The theme for the celebration is “Homecoming is a Time of Celebration.”
Food and games
A picnic on Nov. 9 will kick off the celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the church grounds. In addition to food, vendors, children games, live music and line dancing are scheduled.
Also during the worship service, special music from the Bethune-Cookman University Concert Chorale is planned. The Women of Allen Praise Dancers will minister as well as other community guest artists.
“We hope to see faces that we haven’t seen in a while,” said Cydney and Camron Wright, youth co-chairs of the Homecoming Committee.
For more information about the Homecoming, contact the church office at 386-255-1195.