GCI’s Woodbine, GA, fellowship group recently hosted a Neighborhood Fun Day. The small congregation (17 members, including kids) held a scaled-down version of the Outside the Walls community outreach event conducted this year and last by its sister congregation in Jacksonville, FL. The purpose of the event was to help the community become more aware of GCI’s presence in the neighborhood where it meets, and to bring joy to the children who live there.
Fun Day activities included a prayer/chat booth, free raffles and Bible give-aways, two bounce houses, face painting, pony rides, a small petting zoo, four carnival game booths, and free food. Although the event lasted only three hours, the congregation hosted over 40 guests from the neighborhood. Now that the event is over, the congregation is making follow-up calls and sending cards to those who visited. The contact information was gathered through sign-ups for the Fun Day raffle.
Here is a short video of the event (on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBJ9tcC-8Uo&sns=em):