Linwood Community Church
We were so excited to be at Linwood for the week! The church was just a few minutes away from the beach, so we were able to visit the ocean and the boardwalk a few times during the week. We had a dodgeball tournament on Sunday night, and we had a great turnout from the community! Most of the teenagers that attended were not from the church, so it was an awesome way to connect them with the youth group. The kids came energized and some of them even made team t-shirts! We had a lot of fun that night with the church. On Monday we had a regular service, and on Tuesday we had a ladies’ chocolate cafe night! The ladies did a wonderful job of creating a cozy atmosphere and provided many yummy options of desserts, coffee, and even had chocolate fondue. Danielle, Ella, Rachel, and Steph provided music, a game, and Stephanie taught an encouraging message from Psalm 31.
Wednesday we had a family fun night! We had a lot of children attend because of the church’s Wednesday night children’s ministry, so we pivoted the direction of the game and music time and had a fun time with the kids. Thursday, we had our Irish concert to finish out our week with the church. After we packed up and were getting ready to head back to our host homes, one of our previous team members, Natalie, surprised the whole team by stopping in for the weekend! We were all very surprised, and we enjoyed visiting with her. Friday, the team took a bike ride on the boardwalk, and in the evening, we all spent time together eating pizza, popcorn, and watching a movie. Our week in New Jersey was a fun time, and we’re looking forward to being back!
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