Dear Christ Church,
This past Saturday we had the biggest event that we have ever done as a church as we served over 1,000 people at our Summer Festival. For the kids there was a moonbounce, relays, Zumba, facepainting and a play zone. For the dog lovers there was a dog show complete with judges and awards. For jocks, there was a basketball tournament with refs and a grand prize. We gave out 600 hotdogs, 500 bottles of water, 25 gallons of lemonade, 500 bags of chips, 300 soft pretzels and 18 gallons of water ice. About halfway through the event, a 50 year resident of the neighborhood came up to me with tears in his eyes and said there has never been anything like this Summer Festival in the neighborhood. I had more people than I could count come up and tell me how grateful they were that we were putting this on and bringing our community together.
Jer 29:7 says, “Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.”
Our desire in having this event was simply to be a blessing to our neighbors. We want to seek to do whatever we can to help our neighborhood thrive. This is what motivated 40 volunteers to give many hours to pulling this event off for our neighbors. We love Christ. We love each other. And we love our city. It was awesome to be able to show off that love this past Saturday. We believe that there is going to be some awesome fruit that comes from all these seeds that were sown.
See you around the neighborhood,
Grace and peace,
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