This past August featured the latest installment of the Superweek legacy. Jen and Cory Miller, two incredible people have been heading up a community outreach summer program for kids in Midland, Pennsylvania since 2010. They had a great turnout from the get-go, starting with 76 campers and 36 volunteer workers. The days are filled with games and food, and the overwhelming love of God. Throughout the years, word spread and involvement in the camp grew steadily. Eventually, in conjunction with Four Mile Church, The Center opened. It became a flourishing community center in Midland, run by the very same Jen and Cory, and opened its doors to the town. They have grown immensely. Student ministries during the week, bike workshops, music and art lessons, food and clothing banks, adult ministries and classes, field trips, a childcare, and the list goes on and on. The Center has become a home to the community. The love shown for this town was revealed in this year’s Superweek. 7 years later, the camp has grown to 174 campers, with 42 volunteers. Every year it expands and grows, and the children and families grow with them. Just take a look, the photos say it all.
Forget cheesy church VBS, forget Presbyterian mumbling. Four Mile Kidz Blast has redefined summer church events. Combining huge family dinners, stories, games and worship, this event has taken over. Families get super excited seeing the event banners go up on the roadside, and registration explodes. It’s all they can talk about. Water games, the story of God, wholesome excellently cooked meals, and a full live worship band, what better way to spend the early summer evenings?
I met these two through our young adults group at Four Mile Church. It was crazy because it’s a small community, and I’d never met these guys before. But we all soon became great friends, and I was thrilled when I was asked to be their photographer. They are such loving, such gracious, such absolutely fun people. Needless to say, this wedding was a blast!
The Center is a community center in Midland, Pennsylvania, and is a branch off of Four Mile Church. They recently had a Valentine’s Day dance, and they had a great turn out. The kids made it a real party, and the laughter spread uncontrollably. The people involved in The Center blow my mind, they have huge hearts and care so much about the kids and the community. They pour themselves into this place and these kids and the results are so incredibly obvious.