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Church to celebrate 229th Homecoming

Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church will welcome Campbellsville University President Dr. Michael V. Carter to deliver the Homecoming 229 message at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. worship services on Sunday, June 4. Dr. Carter, a professor of sociology, is serving his 18th year as president of Campbellsville University, which is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top regional university in the south and is among America's Best Christian Colleges. Under his leadership, the university has doubled its enrollment, has greatly expanded the number of academic programs offered, and has expanded its impact with regional campuses at Louisville, Hodgenville, Somerset and Harrodsburg. Carter's message will be part of Forks' "Celebration Sunday" where the church will celebrate the 229th anniversary of the founding of the church as well as kick off this year's "Hero Central" Vacation Bible School, which runs June 4 to 8 for children ages 3 through fifth grade. In addition to Dr. Carter's message, the church will host a potluck dinner in its fellowship hall immediately following the conclusion of the second service. At 2 p.m., the church will hold a wreath-laying ceremony at the grave of Founding Father, the Rev. William Hickman, at the DAR Lot of the Frankfort Cemetery. "Celebration Sunday" will conclude with the VBS kick-off party at 7:30 p.m. at the Juniper Hills Aquatic Center. The Rev. Todd Lester, pastor, invites everyone attend. The church is located at 495 Duckers Road, Midway. For more information about the celebration or registering child(ren) for the "Hero Central" VBS program, visit forksbaptist.org or call 873-1967.

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