Raymond Baptist Church in Webster held their Annual BBQ Fundraiser on Saturday, September 18 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. This annual fundraiser brings in funds to help make church improvements in the sanctuary, educational wing, and social hall.
Along with the delicious BBQ and fixings that were served, there also was a huge array of desserts for everyone to choose from. There was a large crowd of church members and local residents in attendance. After they got their plates filled, the attendees went to the social hall to eat and socialize. This year due to COVID concerns there was an option to pick up a meal by stopping at the drive thru tent in the church parking lot.
Just outside the social hall was a large kettle of apple butter that had been cooking all day over an open fire. The pot of chopped apples, sweet apple cider, sugar, and cinnamon oil was put on the fire at 4:30 a.m. Several people took turns stirring the pot until it had cooked down and thickened. The apple butter was poured into pint and quart mason jars and sold in the church kitchen.
In front of the church an inflatable bouncy house and an obstacle course were set up where the children had a great time playing.
Everyone makes me feel so welcome there. I have been attending the fall events at the church and covering them for The Messenger since 2018. By now, Pastor Travis Thomason and many of the members recognize me and are happy to see me come to their events. I can’t count how many times I was asked if I had enough to eat!
The next event scheduled at the Raymond Baptist Church is their annual Fall Festival on October 23 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. They will serve chili and soups, and plan to end the night with a trunk or treat. You can look for details on the Raymond Baptist Church Facebook page.