Saturday, June 15th was a beautiful sunny day made even more beautiful by the laughter of neighborhood children at St. Philips Moravian Church. The four congregations that make up the Salem Creek RCC (Home, Messiah, St. Philips, and Trinity) worked together on a summer outreach program for the neighborhood around St. Philips Church, kicking off with a neighborhood festival.
The Festival was a grand success! Trinity Moravian provided hot dogs and a craft table, Home Moravian provided face painting (very popular!) and crafts, and members of Messiah Moravian helped clean up the old playground and prepare the area for the Festival. There were pony rides, games, and the fire department brought a hook-and-ladder truck and let the children explore and try of fire fighter’s gear. Over two hundred neighborhood children registered!
Sister Hilda Regalado has been hired for the summer by our Regional Conference to help organize this program and create follow-up programs in the neighborhood. As far as we know, this is the first cooperative program by an RCC group specifically designed for evangelism and outreach. We are hoping that more events will look “outside the walls” to bring ministry to the people!
-The Rev John Jackman, Pastor
Trinity Moravian Church