2015 Pennytown Homecoming is fast approaching. it will be held on Sunday, August 2nd. Festivities will begin at the Pennytown Freewill Baptist Church which recently received all new windows thanks to a generous donation from Pennytown descendent Jon Lawrence. The windows were installed by Mike Meyer of Nationwide Construction in Independence, Mo, with help from Book Lawrence, Ron Lawrence, Trevor Lawrence, and Mike’s son Hayden. All labor for the installation was volunteered.
The new windows will help to preserve the church for many years. We thank all who have made donations toward the preservation of the Freewill Baptist Church, the last remaining structure in Pennytown. Maintaining the church is a priority and is essential for the ongoing success of the historic site.
We can’t wait to see all our family and friends at Homecoming this year so come on out on the 2nd and see the church in all its refurbished glory!
Worship: 11:00 am Pennytown Freewill Baptist Church — Pennytown
Lunch: 12:30 am Knights of Columbus Hall – Marshall
This year’s Pennytown Homecoming celebration will be headlined by entertainer, singer, and messenger of God, Evangelist Evelyn Elmore of St. Paul Baptist Church in Higginsville, Mo. Services at Pennytown Freewill Baptist Church will begin at 11:00 am. We invite all to join us to hear her inspiring message. It will be an experience you do not want to miss!
Lunch will be served at 12:30 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Marshall, Mo (1267 S. English).
Thanks to all who came out to share fellowship and support Pennytown.
We will see you all next year for Homecoming on Sunday August 3rd.
The 2013 Pennytown Homecoming will be held this coming Sunday, August 4th. All are welcome for food, worship, and fellowship.
11:00 am — Prayer Service at Pennytown Freewill Baptist Church (located six miles northeast of Interstate 70/ Route 65 junction — take 165th road east off of Route 65 for one mile and turn south on Kittyhawk Avenue. Pennytown Church is 3/4 miles south of turn on east side of road.)
12:00 pm — Lunch and Fellowship at Knights of Columbus Hall (1267 S. English in Marshall) with special guest: cultural historian and storyteller, Br. John Anderson.
Thanks to all who came out to share food and fellowship during Pennytown Homecoming 2012. Over 75 people were present at both the morning service at the Church and at lunch at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Marshall. Due to generous donations, Friends of Pennytown raised monies needed to pay for ongoing improvements to the Freewill Baptist Church as well as annual insurance and utility costs. We thank all of you for your support and look forward to seeing you again next year.
Until then, enjoy this clip of Charles Finley leading gatherers in song on August 5th. More images and video to come . . .
Because of extremely hot temperatures expected on Sunday August 5th, the schedule for Pennytown Homecoming has been modified. Changes are as follows:
10:00 am — Prayer Service at Pennytown Freewill Baptist Church
12:00 pm — Lunch and fellowship at Knights of Columbus Hall (1267 S English St, Marshall, MO)
Please spread the word and we hope to see you at both locations.
This year’s Homecoming will be held at Pennytown Freewill Baptist Church on Sunday, August 5th. All are welcome to join us for food, worship, and fellowship beginning at 10:00 AM. Worship will be at 11:00 and a ham and fried chicken lunch will be served at noon ($5.00 donation).
The Friends of Pennytown Church would like to thank all who attended the 2011 Homecoming celebration for their continued support. This year we raised over $800 from donations, offerings, and the raffle.
Congratulations to the raffle winners:
Framed Jerry Ellis Print — Sharon Brayer
Visa Gift Card — Darlene Small
Autographed Basketball — Stacy Lawrence
Thanks also to James Madison and the Buffalo Soldier Re-enactors, as well as all others who contributed in any way to another successful Homecoming.