Reformed Presbyterian Church Host Community Block Party

Column by Glory Thomas, The Stand community correspondent

The Reformed Presbyterian Church, located at 2517 S. Salina St., with Pastor Andrew Schep presiding, sponsored a Summer Block Party, Saturday, July 9. The event was held as a get to know you event for our community.

My children and I spent the afternoon enjoying the many different activities it offered. There was so much to do the kids couldn’t decide what to do first! We started out with Jeff, the Magician. He specialized in performing magic tricks and creating some really terrific balloon figures.


Next, we moved on to the face-painting table where Christina Morrissey, a Syracuse University student, shared her first-time experience with face painting. She carefully painted each and every request while displaying plenty of patience. Also, we enjoyed plentiful foods and fruit while listening to music and song.

Then, we moved on to the inflated fun house. The day was filled with lots of things to do.

I had the pleasure of speaking with members of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, who filled me in on the variety of activities the church has to offer throughout the summer. It included activities such as summer classes for life skills, Front porch Thursdays, Parking Lot Basketball and sewing.

Beginning in October, every Tuesday for students in first through sixth grades an after school Bible club will be offered. The Bible club is a group of children who meet 1 ½ hours a week for singing, learning Bible verses, a snack, game’s and enjoying a visualized Bible lesson. Each club is taught by a dedicated Christian teacher.

It was indeed a wonderful activity filled afternoon.


For more information, please contact the Reformed Presbyterian Church.

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