I saw this question on the net: What is a "Homecoming Celebration"? If you grew up in the south and was part of the black church experience you already know this. Homecoming celebration has always being part of the "The Black Church" life.
It's an annual event in which former members, friends, and family return to celebrate the life of a past congregation. The event can marks and celebrate the history of a congregation and how it has contributed to the lives of those who have since moved away from this, their church home. It is also a time to reflect on the lives of people who help shaped that particular church like Big Mama who have gone on to glory but not forgotten.