2017 annual Praise in the Park


LANSING, MI – Lives were changed in Lansing as a local church and partners reached out to their community. Faith Fellowship Baptist Church (FFBC) hosted its annual Praise in the Park Block Party in Walsh Park in Lansing on July 8.

FFBC partnered with community businesses, local churches and the Baptist State Convention of Michigan (BSCM) to make this “Fun in the Son”outreach event a success! This partnership included contributions ranging from monetary donations and equipment rental support to event setup and breakdown activities.

In addition to the Gospel message presentation by Pastor Stan Parker, this event engaged participants through gospel music entertainment, which consisted of Gospel groups, such as Spoken Praise (Lansing), Men 4 Christ (Detroit), Life Challenge (Flint), and Christ Kingdom Builder (Lansing) . Individual performers included Minister LaSandra (Lansing) and Jessica Robins (Detroit). Each group/performer ministered a soulful praise to God that created a spiritual atmosphere and relayed a positive message to the members of the community.

The Praise in the Park Block Party also provided a Community Family Resource Fair. Vendors were selected that would focus on health screenings, health-care sign-up, and children’s summer activity sign-up opportunities. And of course, no block party would be complete without prizes and games. Adults were blessed with a variety of gift cards. Three of the children in attendance won new bikes. Children also participated in various games and activities, including bowling, bean bag toss, fishing, basketball, face-painting, hula-hooping, tic-tac-toe, and the always fun - bouncy castle excitement.

FFBC Pastor Parker believes the church glorified God by engaging the community and demonstrating the love of Christ. This engagement and display of love resulted in the adding of souls to the Kingdom. More than 260 adults and children attended, 22 children made professions of faith, and 4 adults rededicated their lives to Christ. Also, many of the children who attended the Block Party attended Vacation Bible School (VBS) the following week at FFBC, with the potential of also attending Sunday School in the future to continue their growth in Jesus Christ. Pastor Parker says, “We would like to give a very special “thank you” to the Baptist State Convention of Michigan (BSCM) for partnering with us to make this event possible. Your unwavering support continues to overwhelms us”

For more information about FFBC events please contact the church at (517) 853-9897 or faithfellowshiplansing@hotmail.com.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Angela Spencer currently resides in Lansing, MI and works as a Senior Business Analyst for Accenture. She is also a minister’s wife, and faithfully serves in ministry at Faith Fellowship Baptist Church.

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