On July 17th, 2021, Smoky Hill UMC in Centennial, CO hosted a Family Field Day Event. Our Children and Family Ministries and our Abundant Health Team worked together to plan a morning of fun and activity for all ages. Traditional events such as a wheelbarrow race, sack race, and three-legged race were all part of the fun. We started out with the children competing with children, adults with adults, but it soon evolved into a multi-aged event that was exceedingly non-competitive. Everyone cheered for everyone and the smiling faces of even the youngest in the group were priceless. Even those of us who mostly just cheered others along had a great time. We included hula-hooping in the events and were pretty impressed by the abilities of those who had perhaps not hula-hooped in some time. The kids were naturals. The event ended with a balloon toss which devolved into more of a balloon fight. Our Children’s Ministry Chair was in the thick of it and naturally ended up the wettest.
Following the activities, all joined in a bring-your-own sack lunch where we cooled off in the shade and decided that we will definitely do it again.
Submitted by Jana Jones
How are you connecting with your community this summer? The Community Engagement team of the Mountain Sky Conference encourages you to pick a project, volunteer in mission, start a new group, work on leadership development – the possibilities are endless. Then, sometime between today and September 1, tell us about it! Selected stories will be celebrated via Mountain Sky communication vehicles such as Ministry Crossroads. As we continue to build our connection, we celebrate the ways that faith communities are engaged. By sharing how you are involved, you inspire others and share knowledge with those communities that have the same challenges and opportunities as you! Check out our link for more details and feel free to share across the Conference.