This evening was the community cookout for dinner which is such a neat tradition at SPY. Every work group has the opportunity to invite their homeowners to join us for dinner and worship on Wednesday. It's a really neat opportunity to deepen the relationship between the youth and those they are serving. Of course, team maroon doesn't have a home owner and team orange's homeowner wasn't able to make it, but there were several families there which was really neat to see!
After dinner we had another great worship service followed by a team project. Each work team was tasked with painting a rock as a gift for their homeowner. At Fieldstone UMC, when you join the church, you put your name on a rock and place it around the altar. This is because their vision statement is ROCK- Reaching, Open, Connecting, Kindling. So this rock was to represent Fieldstone UMC, our individual church and each member of the team! Each work group did an awesome job creating a really unique and special gift for their site. We were then each given a small rock to paint and take home. The youth were so creative in their designs. Check it out: