Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Back To School

What is your favorite time of year? I’m not necessarily talking about climate like Spring or Summer but rather activities that are going on. As a pastor, certainly Christmas and Easter are at the top of my list because of their significance as the birth, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. But my next favorite season of the year is the one we are in right now: Back To School. It is during this time that lots of activity happen in and around our church.
Just this week, Encounter our College and Career Ministry put on their annual “Back To School Barbeque” where the Encounter Leadership Team served hamburgers and hot dogs to more than 580 FHSU students. Celebration Kids our church’s childrens ministry just put on C3’s 16th annual KIDFEST. We have hosted this event in parks, at center court of the Mall and in our own building. For the last 7 years the folks at Hays Academy of Hair Design has partnered with us to put on the event in their parking lot while donating Free Haircuts for Kids, which for years we did in the lobby of our church building.
Last Saturday at KIDFEST families enjoyed free pop, popcorn, cotton candy, games, face painting, balloon animals and inflatables while 104 kids got a free haircut. I served Chicago Kyle’s World Famous Chicago Style Hot Dogs to the haircutters and all of the C3 Volunteers who worked the event. Everyone enjoyed this annual outreach to let the community of Hays know about our dynamic children’s ministry.
This week CrossCurrent, C3’s Middle School and High School Ministry kicks off under new leadership and were getting ready to begin serving GameDay breakfasts to Hays High Football Team. (Check out the table in C3’s lobby)
What a wonderful time of year in the life of our church and for reaching the next generation for Jesus. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to the C3 Staff and ALL who worked SO hard to make these events go so well.
Your pastor and partner in ministry,
C3 isn’t just about young people. BOOM, C3’s Ministry to active older adults 50+ is hosting its end of Summer Celebration Pot Luck and Dance featuring the Buckner Creek Band THIS SATURDAY August 27th at Rock Haven Spa at 7pm.

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