Stoneham Strong 5K
Last month we had the opportunity to be an official sponsor of a 5K race in Stoneham that benefitted those in our community that were seriously injured by the Boston Marathon bombings last year. Wellspring Church was included on the race t-shirts and flyers for our June Family Night were included in all 300 race bags. On the day of the race we helped supply the water stations and set up a booth to give out free granola bars, Gatorade and invites to our Sunday worship service. Thank you for your generous hearts and for partnering with us so we can have a presence in our community and connect with new families as we share the love and message of Jesus. Pray also for the families who were affected by the bombings. So many, one year after the events, still face daily struggles. Pray that they would find peace, comfort and strength in Jesus.
Red Sox Family Night
This past Friday night we hosted our second annual Red Sox Family Night. Last June with the event inside Amore Pizza we maxed out the capacity of the restaurant with 21 families in attendance. This year we held the event on the Stoneham Town Common, included red sox themed games, live music, snow cones and popcorn and were able to connect with many more in our community with 46 families in attendance.
We were blessed to have a church group from West Texas, another church planting family from Revere and Scott and Lori who are here for the summer assisting church planters all serve with us that evening to run the Family Night! It is such an encouraging reminder that as followers of Jesus we are all a part of the family of God!
The weather was beautiful and the kids enjoyed the Red Sox themed games! The timed base running seemed to be the favorite.
Mike, our worship leader, and his friend Simeon played live music and it created a fun atmosphere for families to enjoy a relaxing evening on the common.
All the families who attended received invites to our worship service and upcoming Vacation Bible School. Please pray that God would allow us to make great connections with families in our community as we follow up with those who attended!
The Manter family who are dear friends from our church in Texas and who have faithfully partnered with us in ministry here were in town for the weekend and participated in the Family Night with us. We love to have visits from family & friends!!
Vacation Bible School
We have seen God faithfully answer prayers as we have prepared to host Wellspring Church’s first Vacation Bible School in our community! First God provided groups from two churches, Inglewood Baptist Church in Texas and South Main Street Baptist Church in South Carolina to help staff the VBS. Then God provided the perfect location for our event. A couple of weeks ago we found out that we were approved to use a very large auditorium in the Stoneham Town Hall for our VBS! It is located in the center of town and we will be able to advertise for the event with a banner on the town common. Please pray for all the details of this event to come together and for many families in our community to be blessed by a fun week of discovering who Jesus is!