South Hill Church Hosts Block Party
The Spokane South Hill Church hosted a neighborhood block party on a Sunday afternoon in August. More than 1,000 flyers were handed out inviting the neighbors closest to the church to the free event. Guests were treated to barbequed hot dogs, salads, chips, dessert and beverages.
For the children, there was an inflatable jumping castle. “It was a real hit,” said church member Kevin Helbley, “Some kids must have been bouncing for two hours straight!”
One teenager from the community came and was immediately hooked up with a church member who had a granddaughter of similar age. She stayed the entire time. Those who were a bit too old to bounce really enjoyed the softball game.
More than 120 people came to the party, including about 20 guests from the community. The event was designed to allow the local church to get to know their neighbors better and to learn ways to provide for the needs of the community.
The members felt the party was a huge success and they hope to see many of the new faces back this fall when they hold an evangelistic series.