Wednesday, August 22, 2007

    A Blast at the Back to School Bash

    Last Sunday night, we had our annual Back to School Bash. Here are some quick facts from the night: 220 youth in attendance, 75 adult volunteers, 3 local bands, 34 different churches represented, 9 area youth ministers/leaders in the dunking tank, and all together more than 300 people in attendance.

    The games were a ton of fun. The music was loud. The food was delicious. But, perhaps most importantly, at the conclusion of the evening, when we gathered for worship in the sanctuary, the spirit of the living God was present and among us all. Every seat in the center of the sanctuary was filled from the front to the back. Youth from thirty-four different churches joined in prayer, songs, and fellowship. You could feel the energy and sense of community in the air. There was a true sense on Sunday evening that we are all brothers and sisters in Christ.