Thursday, May 31, 2007

Memorial Day Parade

Our little community of faith has been in it's new location for 6 months now. We are finally getting settled. By getting settled, I mean taking advantage of the new locale. We are on Main St about a block down from the town hall.
Every year the memorial day parade runs down Main St and goes right in front of the building we now share. There is a beautiful front lawn edge with Azaelas. People will drop chairs off on the side of the road at 9:00 am to save a prime spot for the parade. Many families with little kids will show up an hour and a half early to get a good spot where the kids can see everything and catch the candy thrown by the brownies or little leage or local firefighters marching by.

We thought we would offer free face painting and games for the kids and free lemonade and water for whoever might be thirsty. I did I mention it was free. I was really pleased with everything. The parents, from the community, who brought their children seemed relieved to have something do with the kiddos. And we went through 10 gallons of lemonade and 5 gallons of water. My hope and prayer is this is just the first of many times we can serve the community from our new diggs.


trace said...

It was a really good day. Can I borrow the group shot?

TK said...

Sure if you click on it in the post it will bring it up actual size than just right click and choose save image and its all yours.

It was a very good day.


Anonymous said...

Looks like you had fun. Wish we were there. Russ with a mohawk, WOW!!!!


Steve F. said...

The thing I love about this is that the community starts to see the church as a force for peace and good, rather than the "religious weirdos" for which we are so often taken.

I'd pray that prayer right with you, brother - because a loving presence and service without strings attached will build bridges where no amount of theology or dogma will. Oh, yeah, there was that silliness about "they'll know we are Christians by our love..."

Hmmmm....might be something to that, after all...