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Tammie Gercken Writer

Morganton First Baptist Church invites the community to enjoy a fun outdoor event.

The church will hold its first “summer celebration” from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, on the grounds of the historic Burke County Courthouse in downtown Morganton. The free celebration will include live music, food trucks, games for kids and door prizes.

The event represents an effort by the church to engage with the local community, according to the church outreach team.

“The goals of the Outreach Team and First Baptist Church focus on encouraging interaction between our members and our community to encourage spiritual growth,” said team member Jane Moody. FBC sensitization. “We want to provide invigorating, dynamic, diverse and sustainable congregational programs relevant to our community. FBC Morganton wishes to share the love of Christ with all members of our community. This is an opportunity to share that love through a non-traditional religious function, which offers family-friendly entertainment. Our goal is for others in our community to feel the love of Christ and therefore may want to visit our church in the future.

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She highlighted the benefits of belonging to a church family.

“The church family is so important for biblical support, encouragement and direction as we deal with so many of these culture-centric social issues today,” Moody said. “Someone who is not involved in a church may want more information about First Baptist or may want to learn more about what a personal relationship with Christ means.”

She said a band from the church will kick off the entertainment at 5 p.m. singing a variety of music. Then the group 1st Train will perform from 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

“They’re a nine-piece band with trumpet, saxophone, guitars and vocals,” Moody said. “Their repertoire is mostly popular horn music from the 70s and 80s.”

The church will offer outdoor family games, such as corn hole and ring toss. Visitors can register for door prizes and names will be drawn during the intermission of the event.

“We hope everyone who attends has a fun and relaxing evening and gets to see and feel the love our church has for our community,” Moody said. “We also hope they will get to know some of our congregation members. Look for the purple First Baptist T-shirts and please say “Hello!”

People will have the opportunity to purchase food and beverages from the Rolling Red Shed and Handy’s Kettle Corn food trucks that will be on site during the celebration. The church will provide free hot dog meal vouchers to the first 100 children, ages 12 and under, who attend the event with a parent.

“We will also be collecting school supplies such as pencils, crayons, crayons, broad line composition notebooks and notebook paper, disinfectant wipes and tissues,” Moody said. “We will distribute them to local elementary schools.”

She encouraged people to come out for an evening of music, food and friendly faces.

“It will be an evening of fun and games, as well as great music that appeals to all ages,” Moody said. “We hope attendees (and even those just passing through) will feel the love of Christ through fun and fellowship. We welcome all to First Baptist Church Morganton and wish those in our community who choose a life guided by faith and filled with faith have a family to worship with along their journey. Come join us for an opportunity for non-traditional family fellowship with others in our community. Come share the food, fun, laughter and love.

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