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?
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.
A few weeks ago I was asked to photograph a praise and worship concert at Christ United Methodist Church in Bethel Park. Church, live music, lights, photographs. Yes. Was it really a question? It was a great night and both Jericho Rising and the house contemporary praise team (coverage to come) were great. Great hearts, great music, such life and praise. It was a great night, and I was privileged to get to cover it.
This year has been full of photos. I know….kinda the point, right? ha! But it’s been super cool. I’ve had the opportunity to photograph several 2014 seniors, all of whom I’ve known for years. Some since they were 2 (ha sorry Jordan, not really- she was 10). So this was a huge pleasure getting to photograph the young adults these kids have grown into. Here’s a brief look at this season.