Thursday, June 11, 2009

High Pointe in Town Lake Park

Last night we had the third night of our "High Pointe in the Park" nights. High Pointe in the Park is going into parks and other public places in our community on Wednesday nights, seeking to be a visible light in the community.

It is important for service and outreach to be a part of the church's weekly schedule, such as a Wednesday night. By just moving the church outside of its walls, most of church life can be made an outreach.

Yesterday, the main attraction for High Pointe in the Park was at Town Lake, a well know park in McKinney. We had a picnic, paddle boat races, a live band, a bounce house, and the park's playground equipment. We had a great first hour of this fellowship, and some families outside the church joined us for our meal.

Unfortunately, the tornado warning hit at 7 PM, so we had to shut down an hour early. Paula said, "It was a fabulous night.....for one hour." As one of our elders said, however, "There is nothing that prevents us from doing this again."

Below are some pictures from this night.

What benefits do you see from having Wednesday nights in "parks"?


Tanya said...

I so wish we could have been there but other duties called and we were not able to attend. We will be sure to be there next week.