On Saturday, October 9, 2021, the Children’s Ministry celebrated a faith-inspired Backyard Children’s Carnival. Twenty-three (23) truly amazing volunteers donated their time, energy and gifts to make the Backyard Children’s Carnival a day of fun and learning for families! The carnival consisted of four (4) Bible Parable Game Stations with a focus on teaching the Parables of the Sower, Dragnet, Unwise Builder, Pearl through the use of games; one (1) Parable of the Mustard Seed craft station also used to teach; (7) seven traditional backyard carnival games ( Can Knockdown, Fish Cups, Batter Up, Ring Toss, Bucket Toss, Penny Drop, Cornhole); Sign-up, Snack and Prize Stations ! Through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, we incorporated Biblical teachings into this event and our hope is that seeds of faith have been planted. We welcomed families from FPCL, VBS, Whiz Kids and the community. It was a true delight to see God at work as we all enjoyed a day of laughter, fun, Biblical learning and building fellowship and connections inside/outside the church walls. It was a joy to see the children’s faces light up and to watch the generations (from ages 4 to 80’s) join together in a day of fellowship!
Thank you so much to all the servant-hearted volunteers who invested their heart, time, energy and gifts to bless the children! This couldn’t have been done without you and I truly appreciate all your contributions: ( Bill Frear, Blakeley Winslow, Don Meersman, Karen Meersman, Laly Rodriguez; Scott Chandler, Sue Chandler, Julie Johnston, Janie Cantine, Dee Getzinger, Ella Franklin, Christi Kamath, Loretta Davis, Steve Davis, Buzz Hayes, Roberta Wheeler, Maria Franklin, Janice Fagan, Tracy Eidson, Brian Magee, Ben Topper, Oliva Topper and Kate Ballard). And thank you to the individuals who donated the caramel apple supplies!
Director of Children’s Ministry