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Above: Nora Thomas enjoys her ice cream at the First Baptist Church Block Party.

On Sunday, September 20, the First Baptist Church hosted their eighth annual block party at St. Jude’s Park. The event filled the park with children and adults, as they gathered together to enjoy the afternoons festivities. The entire community was invited to attend and take part in several activities planned for the afternoon at St. Jude’s Park. Different activities were set up in the park attracting all ages to take part in a day filled of family fun. Several were seen visiting and enjoying the days planned events.

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Church members and visitors enjoy the afternoon fellowshipping during the Block Party on September 20.

The event started promptly at 3:30 p.m. Upon arrival, guests were encouraged to register and obtain a free mug, pen and brochure the First Baptist Church Ministries and Programs offered. There was popcorn and snow cones available, which was a favorite of many.

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Above: Alex Brown, Pastor of Worship and Family Ministries at the First Baptist Church leads praise music for all to enjoy.

Also available, was children’s games for those attending to participate in. The churches youth group and church members assisted in games for the children to play.

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Children played together at the Sunday afternoon Block Party, enjoying the company of friends and family.

Each could win small prizes for participating in the various recreational activities. Parents and family members took the time to visit and fellowship with each other while gathering around the gazebo to listen to live music. Worship Pastor and Family Minister Alex Brown led the crowd with several uplifting tunes.   

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Briar Wood enjoys the day sliding at the First Baptist Church Block Party.

After the games were concluded, everyone gathered to listen to Senior Pastor Chad McMath, who gave a gospel presentation of how God can begin a work in each person. McMath shared scripture and introduced the children who had attended Vacation Bible School with their memory verse. Next, all the guests formed two lines to enjoy walking tacos and a cold drink, free to everyone attending.

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Guests of all ages line up for snowcones and popcorn throughout the day.

After everyone received their food, the event ended with BB’s Ice Cream with favorite toppings, which was also provided free of charge. Adults and children, alike were seen taking delight in one of the town’s favorite sweet treats.

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First Baptist Church members serve guests walking tacos for dinner during the event at St. Judes Park.