Green Forest UBC homecoming is Nov. 2

Monday, October 27, 2003
The Ascension Quartet, featuring Green Forest native Roger Howerton, will perform at Green Forest United Baptist Church on Sunday, Nov. 2.

The Green Forest United Baptist Church, located at 106 Olive St., in Green Forest, will be hosting a homecoming on Sunday, Nov. 2.

The all-day event will begin with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., worship at 10:45 and a basket lunch at noon.

Afterwards, a program of rededication of the church similar to the original program held in 1951 will take place

Special guest singers for the day will be the Ascension Quartet, featuring Roger Howerton, a Green Forest native who is the newest member of the quartet.

Howerton learned to sing tenor by standing beside his grandmother who sang alto in the church choir.

At his church, Roger plays piano, sings and teaches Sunday school. He works as an editor at New Leaf Press and Master Books.

The Ascension Quartet, based in Lebanon, Mo., was formed in the mid-1970s, and two of the original members are still singing with the group. The name alone speaks of something being lifted higher, said Pastor Jerry Spurlock. "The smooth rendition of pure southern gospel music as performed by The Ascension will truly lift the sprit of the listener higher toward a blessed worship experience."

Others in the group include Jim Morris, Chuck Howe, Jim Cravens and Danny Parnell.

The Ascension Quartet will perform at Green Forest United Baptist's Homecoming event at 11 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is invited.

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