Blessing of the Backpacks
During our weekend services just prior to the beginning of school, all school aged students are asked to bring their school bags to church. During a special children’s sermon, all students, Pre-k to college, are invited to gather at the altar for a prayer, blessing, and sending as their school year starts.
We as a congregation gather on the “Point,” for a delicious meal of BBQ goodies. Congregational members supply the sides and desert for this afternoon of family fun, activities, food, and fellowship. This event is hosted by our Stewardship Ministry Team who also sponsor a speaker. Past speakers have included community leaders, sports stars, and ELCA representatives. Keep an eye peeled for your opportunity to get involved in this great event!
Fall Festival Church, school and community all gather for food, games (the bounce house and the joust are favorites!), crafts, face-painting, music, costume contest and more the last Wednesday of October.
Thanksgiving Pie Social
Following our annual Thanksgiving Eve service, we gather in the Fellowship Hall to share in the delicacies of Thanksgiving food, pumpkin pie, apple pie, pecan pie, the works!
Festival of Lessons & Carols Celebrate the beginning of the Advent & Christmas season with a special musical service filled with scripture, song and prayer.
Donkey Walk and Palm Sunday Fair Grab your palm branches and join our friend the Jesus Donkey for a walk through Shore Acres at 9:30 am. Enjoy our 10 am worship service, then head to the Palm Sunday fair (in the Fellowship Hall) for crafts, coffee and fellowship!