Local Churches Come Together for Block Party

by Katie Donovan on July 19, 2014 at 11:54 am

Four area churches came together Saturday afternoon to share in fun and fellowship as a Christian community.

The Block Party was free of charge and was open to the public. Cornhole, door prizes, games, the Zanesville Fire Department, food and live music were all available to enjoy. An ice cream social and Singsparation also took place this evening. Block Party Facilitator, Candice Hoover said it took a coming together to make the event a possibility.

Hoover said "We had three planning sessions and one final meeting to put it together. Then each church had a work list and we had areas that we would need people to help us. What food we would need donated and everyone just came together and worked together to do it."

The Union Baptist Church, Tinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Emannuel United Church of Christ and Central Trinity United Methodist Church all took part in the event. Ernest Dandridge, the new Senior Pastor of Union Baptist Church said these events are very important when it comes to helping others find God.

"These are really important. There are a lot of people that will never come into a church. They’ll never walk through the doors of a church. Something like this, they’ll come to and when they get to come to a place like this then the people that are apart of the church are able to show them a little love, a little concern."

The block party ran from 3PM to 8PM Saturday. The churches hope to make it an annual event.