New Monumental Baptist Church is celebrating its 129th church anniversary Nov. 12-14. The theme is; “A Charge to Keep” (1 Kings 2:3), but the atmosphere is pure homecoming.
The celebration will kickoff on Friday, Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m. at the church with a Praise “Pep” Rally, including step show, cheers and praise. All high school and college students, as well as alumni, fraternities and sororities, are invited to bring their spirit and best praise and steps for the Lord. COVID protocol will be in place and masks and social distancing will apply.
A homecoming dance and a homecoming king and queen is set for Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, on MLK Blvd. from 6:30-10 p.m. This event is open to the public. There will be a D.J., along with a silent auction, heavy hor d’oeuvres, fun and fellowship. Tickets are limited number due to COVID protocol. Only 125 tickets are available for a 400-capacity venue. Tickets for this evening are $45 and available online at www.newmonumental.org or at the church through Nov. 10. Masks and social distancing guidelines will apply. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Back on the campus of N.M.B.C. on Sunday, members, friends and family are invited to join the 129th church anniversary with a homecoming atmosphere. Dress in favorite sports team attire, as they worship and celebrate God together. Masks and social distancing guidelines will apply. The church is inviting all of Chattanooga High School alumnus from Howard, Kirkman, Riverside, Brainerd, and Tyner to join. Tailgating will begin immediately following worship in the back parking lot. Then the group will settle in to watch the Titians - vs- Saints on a 20-foot screen. Bring your own tailgating trucks, grills, supplies and food.
New Monumental Baptist Church is at 901 Woodmore Lane in Chattanooga.