A Snow Covered Sunday
On the morning of Winter Fest, our youth mission team’s annual winter-themed family fun event, we were greeted with a blanket of snow outside. For those that have not attended Winter Fest in the past, each winter our youth transform the church downstairs into a winter wonderland and play winter-themed games with the kids. It’s a time for kids and their parents to relax and beat the winter cold and post-Christmas doldrums. We try our best to bring the winter weather inside, but this time, winter came to us.
The snowstorm did not deter the faithful though as families made their way to church this past Sunday afternoon, lining up inside and eagerly awaiting to purchase their tickets. The kids rushed to be the first to play some of the favorite game stations, like indoor snowball fight and the hockey shootout. In addition to games, kids made a winter-themed craft, and got winter makeovers at the face painting station. DJ Ray was there again providing the musical backdrop as the Polar Bear Café served steaming hot chocolate and goodies and families stopped at the photo booth to get their picture taken. Many of our Trinity staff were there, chatting with parents and kids, and Pastor Ron even joined in the fun, challenge a few kids at the basketball shootout. Of course, it would not be a festival without prizes, as smiling kids traded in their tickets and stuffed their pockets with lots of trinkets, much to the dismay of the parents looking on.
Although our numbers for the night may have been down due to the snow and time change, it did not damper the fun. A big thanks to our youth mission team students and leaders for hosting this great event. The team raised $500 from the night, which will be used to help fund the team as they travel to Lexington, KY, this summer to serve people in need. Thanks everyone for joining us. See you next winter, snow or shine!
– Mike Ralph, Director of Communications and Youth
To see all of the pictures from Winter Fest 2019, click here.