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Boardman church has busy family fun-filled summer

August 28, 2011
Special to the Town Crier
Anyone who has passed by Boardman's Evangel Baptist church lately, may have seen a lot of family activities taking place. A variety of church committees formed and members formed over the summer to make things happen.

Twenty-one members of the church recently came back from a mission trip to Honduras. Also, many members planned and conducted the recent church carnival, which attracted 400 people who enjoyed a variety of activities along with complimentary hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn and nachos and cheese. Kids of all ages enjoyed bouncer units, a variety of challenging games and a dunking booth.

The church's Vacation Bible School attracted more than 100 children of all ages. And, on Saturday, Aug. 13, Movie Night featured the movie "Soul Surfer," the inspiring true story of Bethany Hamilton, the young surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again. She turned pro through sheer determination and unwavering faith. The movie was shown on a big screen in the church parking lot.

Another program, the Positive Impact food pantry is nearing its third year of service and continues to provide food for around 100 families right here in our area each month. 

Senior Pastor Randy Brunko and Youth Pastor Josh Williams said they continue to be amazed at how church members team up and cheerfully reach out to the community throughout the year.

The church motto, "Ordinary people with an extraordinary God" is such a great fit for this energized church family which includes a strong and growing youth program, they said. Youth members are busy recruiting new friends to join the program and will come together for a swim party on Aug. 31 for junior high and Sept. 1 for high school students at the home of John and Cynthia Rogers. 

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Kathryn Umble and her son John lead the music at Evangel Baptist Church’s Vacation Bible School. The church held its family carnival also, this month.



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