Silver Spring Baptist Church Community Picnic

Saturday evening, July 16

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Silver Spring Baptist (2)This evening was planned as a community outreach.

Silver Spring Baptist (3)This was an easy trip, as the church is only about five miles from TFC’s International Office.

Silver Spring Baptist (4)This guy was having fun with a traffic cone.

It really did work as a megaphone. 🙂

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Silver Spring Baptist (6)I think this picture will work well for a morning Bible verse one of these days.

Silver Spring Baptist (7)Everyone was invited inside for a gospel music program.

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Silver Spring Baptist (9)The pastor (standing on the right) had prayer for the group after they sang their last song.

Silver Spring Baptist (10)The barrel train was a neat attraction for the children.

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Silver Spring Baptist (19)Not everyone who rode the train was young. 🙂

I loved watching these two.

Silver Spring Baptist (11)This car was an attraction for those who like to see racing vehicles.

The food tent was behind the car. The food was free to everyone – hamburgers, hot dogs and lots of other picnic-style items.

Silver Spring Baptist (12)Many of the men and boys – and a few women and girls – tried to “ring the bell” on this game.

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Silver Spring Baptist (14)I kept seeing children in wet bathing suits and thought maybe this had water at the bottom, but it was a normal bounce house slide.

Silver Spring Baptist (15)Then I walked a bit farther and saw how they were getting wet.

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Silver Spring Baptist (23)It was a beautiful evening – with a beautiful view from the chapel steps.

Silver Spring Baptist (24)We enjoyed meeting new people and telling them about Transport For Christ, and praying with one man who was feeling stressed.

Many had seen this chapel – parked at the office – but had never been inside.

The church also had an information and prayer table next to the food tent.

We had a great visit with the pastor and were impressed by his concern for the souls of people – especially in this neighborhood.

2 thoughts on “Silver Spring Baptist Church Community Picnic

  1. What a wonderful series of inspirational photos — the spire, and the last couple of shots are spectacular! I think I’ve seen that barrel train before — does it go from festival to festival?

    • It was a beautiful evening with a beautiful view of the countryside. There are many people who have barrel trains or some kind of children’s train. I don’t think I had ever seen this one.

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