Church Family Fun

It’s been pretty busy lately and I’ve realized that things that I love doing like blogging, usually take a backseat when life gets hectic.  And I’m mostly okay with that.  But as always, there are days to celebrate and remember and so I thought I’d take some time tonight to share about some fun events, and specifically ones that we’ve had at Eastport Bible Church.

To start off, a few weeks ago, we had a great team from Grace Christian University come to visit our church and to hang out with our youth group.

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The team was led by our long time friend Rick Pilieci and we were so glad to get to spend a few days with him and his students.

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They were around for Youth Group, so of course we introduced them to our favorite game, Thunderball.

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We ended up playing it two nights in a row and it was so fun having the students from Grace interacting with our youth group students.

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On the Sunday that the Grace team was here, we also held an all church Four Square Tournament.  Four Square is basically the traditional game that you play when you don’t have a ton of space.  On an exciting note, Eastport Bible Church recently purchased property next to the church with the dreams of building a big recreational and family facility in the near future.  It’s fun to think of having a nice big gym to play lots of games in but until then, we do what we can, which brings us back to our tournament.

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We had divisions for all ages, and it was fun seeing the kids and adults all showing off their four square skills.

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There was also pizza and refreshments for those who just wanted to watch.

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A huge shoutout to this amazing girl!  Faith grew up at EBC and was in our youth group years ago.  She and her husband recently moved back East and we are so excited to have them with us.

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These were our Division champions from the tournament as well as the overall first and second place winners.  The handsome kid on the left has been playing with teens since he was a toddler and he took home the champion trophy.

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You never know what will happen when you invite your entire church to a Four Square Tournament, but this is what happened when we did that and it turned out to be a great afternoon of fun.

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And to share one last event of church family fun, today was our annual Family Picnic at Red Creek Park.  This is one of our two all church summer picnics and we had an incredible time.

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Jeremy and I have been at EBC for nearly 16 years now and what a privilege it is to get to serve long term in a church.  We have known and loved people for so long and it is an absolute blessing.

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We enjoyed a few organized events at our picnic today, including basketball, volleyball and softball.

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The best part was seeing so many wonderful friends and families all getting together to share food and fun in the great outdoors.

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And I have to give a shoutout to this sweet family who came out to join us for our picnic as a family of three.  In just a few days, they will be a family of four.  We all loved seeing them and are so excited to get to meet the newest member of our church family soon!

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And that sums up a few fun church family events from the past few weeks.

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I’m a huge fan of our church.  We love each other and we love our community and have all sorts of fun things planned all throughout the summer.  If you’re interested in seeing what is going on at Eastport Bible Church, check out our website for more information:

www.eastportbiblechurch.com

Written by lauraherr8

I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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