This really is one of my favorite times of year. School is out, the sun is shining (most of the time), and we’re looking forward to July 4th, fireworks and the whole summer ahead of us! And how could I forget Amesbury Days! Amesbury Days is a whole bunch of work, but it is also a great time and such a great experience for us to be out in the community and to let them know that we are for them!
We certainly did this last week at the Block Party. The streets were packed with people and we were blessed by all 27 of you who came out to volunteer, hang out around our booth and engage with our community! We gave away hundreds of waters, many many cups of coffee, hundreds of freeze pops, what seemed like endless bouncy house rides (particularly for those running it :-) and had an all around great time! When you stop to think about it, that truly is amazing – we had more volunteers for Block Party this year than had been attending worship on average at our church 5-6 years ago. God is truly so very good.