God & Community Day Saturday at Smith Grove

Published 9:40 am Thursday, August 23, 2018

Smith Grove United Methodist Church, 3492 US 158, Mocksville, will host a God and Community Day on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 2-6 p.m.

“With school beginning Monday, the church at Smith Grove is seeking fresh ways to reach out and serve the community in this season,” said pastor, the Rev. Darren Crotts.

The free event launches a project for children, youth and adults at Smith Grove called “Grow with God.”

Enjoy this event to learn about the plans. There will be classroom art, music, puppets, science and technology, as well as outdoor games.  Grilled hotdogs and an ice cream supper will be served at 5 p.m., followed by a drawing for prizes at 6 (must be present to win).

“Besides fun for the day, we are also offering an education opportunity for social media provided by The Dragonfly House Children’s Advocacy Center,” he said.  There will be presentations at 2:30 and 3:30. Individual times of reflection are also encouraged.

The mission of The Dragonfly House Children’s Advocacy Center is to reduce the devastating long-term effects that child abuse has on children, their families and society through immediate, coordinated, child focused services, education, and advocacy.  Sheria White, Community Educator, will share child abuse awareness education for adults and children of all ages. Topics will include recognizing and reporting child abuse, talking about child abuse to children, community awareness, and cell phone and social media safety.

:At Smith Grove, you belong and you matter. We hope that you will join us on Saturday as we ‘Grow With God’,” Crotts said.