Friday, April 06, 2007

BEACH BLAST...Friday Night on the Boardwalk

Since the beginning of Girlfriends at Grace last August we have talked about offering themed events for women only. These are LEVEL 1, community-friendly events that are appealing to women of all ages. Our very first event is coming in April.

On Friday, April 27 from 7-10 p.m., Girlfriends at Grace will be hosting “BEACH BLAST …Friday Night on the Boardwalk” at the church. This is an event for women only and is open to all women in the community. When you think of the boardwalk you can’t help but think of food. We will have boardwalk food and beverages! You might also think of volleyball, a climbing wall, the arcade and who doesn’t think of the surf? Yes, we have added a “surf simulator” to the mix. In addition to those activities we will also have three different craft options, paraffin spa for your hands, nail technicians on site and photo opportunities for you and your friends. There will also be prize drawings for those who register. Our grand-prize drawing is a $200 resort gift certificate. Other prizes might include beach bags stuffed with beach goodies, beach towels, good books to take along to the beach, and the list goes on.

Up until this point, we have never offered this kind of an event for the women at Grace Church or for those in the community of Lititz. Remember that a Level One event has the Community in mind. The goal of a Level One event is for people who don’t have a connection with Grace Church to come and enjoy themselves in a non-threatening atmosphere. It’s the first step of meeting them where they are and moving them to where God wants them to be. How can you get involved in this awesome opportunity?

First, you can pray for this event starting today! Don’t just mark your calendars for the evening of April 27; mark them for the daytime as well. Starting at 9:00 a.m. and continuing throughout the day, we will have a room set aside for women of our church who would be willing to come and pray for those who might be attending, as well as those who are working this event. We will also have the Prayer Room open for any of our guests who might want to pray with someone during the event.

Second, you can volunteer to work at this event. This is an extensive need! There is a planning team in place with each member being a manager for one of the areas. However, this group of gals could not possibly manage this large of an event on their own. We need your help! Each activity, food station, TLC station, and game will need gals who would be willing to work for a 45 minute session on the night of the event. Set up will begin Thursday, April 26 at 6:00 p.m. continuing all day on Friday April 27.

Third, you can invite friends, acquaintances, coworkers, neighbors and family to this event! A personal invite is always the most effective. In the near future we will be offering personal invite cards for you to hand out to those you are inviting. Registration for “Beach Blast” will begin April 1. Participants may call the church office at 626.2155, register at the church office window, or go online at The event is free!

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