Star City church reaches out to community with back to school event


STAR CITY, Ind. – For the past several years, Star City United Methodist Church has been hosting block parties for the people of Star City (population 370) with mixed success. We hosted a Back to School Bash Aug. 6, which was attended by 100 people, both members and non-affiliated townspeople. That’s good for a congregation with an average attendance of 60 worshipers. We had much interaction between members and guests. The Back to School Bash featured a bounce house, face painting, the sheriff’s department issuing ID cards, pizza, free back to school haircuts (with parent present) and blood pressure checks. We were thrilled to have so many people joining our back to school celebration. We give thanks to God for helping us to get out and meet our neighbors. At first, we were a little leery of knocking on doors to invite them to come, but those who have helped with this task have come to enjoy it. Our minister also has recently been making a greater effort to walk around town and converse with others in our community. We are excited about the possibilities we are seeing in reaching our community for Christ, and also about what we can learn from our neighbors.

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