Sunday, August 21, 2011

Community Block Party

Last Sunday at our church we held a Community Block Party where we handed out free backpacks with school supplies, free immunizations, free haircuts, dental consultations, and free food.  We were expecting around 500 people.  Over 2,000 people from the Springdale area showed up!  There were people who got in line at 3 and the party didn't start until 5.  People were lined up around the block for the party.  It was a great turn out and I'm so proud to see the work of Jesus being done at our church. 

Our small group helped out in big ways.  Dwight was one of six people who helped with haircuts and he didn't get finished until almost 9!  Chris helped with handing out food for hours.  Kathleen, James, and I helped out in the kitchen and doing various other tasks.  We are already planning the Community Block Party for next year and I bet that we'll have an even bigger turn out! Our church may be small but we are helping out in big ways in our community.
Dwight did TONS of haircuts.
James helping out in the kitchen.
Part of the line for haircuts.
Our pastor Stephen got a temporary tattoo.
Chris handing out beans and coleslaw.
Kathleen finally enjoying a break when it was all done!

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