Families discovered that church fellowship extends beyond the walls of a building in Delaware Bay at a district event held at the First UMC of Glassboro on May 7th.
The Community B.A.S.H. offered family resources, crafts, entertainment, games, prayer, Bibles, pony rides and food to more than 200 people who came out for the event.
One of the hits of the day was a human foosball game. “I was looking for a church that would have something of interest for my 8-year-old son,” said one mother. “I never imagined that the youth program would be so much fun.”
Other children learned about gardening and helped plant vegetables in the community garden. The children plan to return to watch their peppers grow and pick them when ripe for the Samaritan Center food pantry.
One person heard about the food pantry in town for the first time. Other community resources encouraged people to develop healthy lifestyles through nutrition, exercise, and emotional and economic guidance.
Many churches came together in the district to help make the event a success. Volunteers from churches provided prayer partners, staffed the games, gave out bibles painted faces and organized giveaways. FUMC in Glassboro, led the planning and preparation through Operation Miracle/C.L.O.W.N. squad, their outreach ministry.
B.A.S.H. stands for Believing, Acting, Sharing and Helping. Music and laughter were heard throughout the 3-hour afternoon event. Glassboro’s praise band performed, a DJ had the group dancing and Job Mixson, a Christian comedian, closed the day so that everyone left with big smiles.