Stanley Makes Summer Splashes

Does creative child evangelism pay? “You bet it does!” Barbara Manspeaker, member at the Stanley (Va.) church, will exclaim every time. “Not only does it win children for Jesus, but it teaches them to serve others in their community by raising the moral and spiritual standard.” Stanley members recently took on Summer Splash, a program…

Chalottesville Celebrates With ‘Holy Mess’

Charlottesville Seventh-day Adventist Church celebrated Sabbath with a ‘holy mess.’ Members participated in the city’s Bike Walk Play JPA, an open street event, which celebrates connections between people, neighborhoods, local organizations and businesses. The event is open to any form of active travel or recreation. “As a church, we bought large canvases which said: Celebrate…

Manassas Continues Building Friendships

Building bridges with the community has been a primary focus for Manassas (Va.) Seventh-day Adventist church members this year. “We’ve been very intentional about reaching out to our local neighborhoods,” said Randy Davis, pastor. “Our community has been very responsive to our efforts in friendship. Several of the community kids have even helped us hand…