NEW WINDSOR – The World Mission Society Church of God opened its doors to the New Windsor community and surrounding towns Aug. 10 by hosting a Summer Welcome Festival.
The event was meant as an introduction to neighbors and an opportunity to build relationships in a comfortable environment, as the church recently moved into the area.
To get started, volunteer members cheered outside the property inviting guests and neighbors to enter. Guests could then stroll across the large open entrance of the church, which featured booths for various activities and edibles including a candy stand, bouncy castles and a face-painting area. The food choices at the fair were plentiful, offering everything from fried Oreos to bubble tea, as well as traditional hot dogs and hamburgers.
Members had prepared a series of performances including acts ranging from a unit dance to Gloria Estefan’s “Conga” to an all-male dance performance entitled “The B Boys.”
Voices were heard on stage throughout the event with performances including “Don’t Rain on my Parade” and “I Will Survive.” To close the festival, a rock band and singer performed live alternative classics.
The fair also included an organized thrift-store shopping area featuring a variety of items including games, men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, accessories and household items.
The festival was a day of excitement and joy that brought the community together.
The Church of God is known for its volunteer efforts and active community support across more than 30 churches along the East Coast and in more than 175 countries around the globe. A portion of the proceeds collected from events is used toward volunteer services for those most in need.
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