Local church to offer weekly summer program
4th and Elm Church of Christ is kicking off a weekly summer program called "Wednesday Night Live."Starting on June 4, the summertime children's ministry Chaos will start its fourth year. Located inside the church building, elementary age students will enjoy live drama, puppets, worship, crafts, snack and games.But the children won't be the only ones taking part in a good time. At the same time, teenagers and adults will meet in the Warehouse for a Bible lesson, drama, videos, icebreaker games and discussion."The goal is to mix generations in relationships and also to provide a safe and comfortable environment for our visitors," said Melanie Gibson, the children's minister at the church.Gibson added that the entire program will be centered around the theme "Called Out," with a focus on stories from the Old Testament where characters were called out by God. While some of the characters responded in obedience, others responded in fear. The weekly lessons presented in the theme will ask the question, "How do we respond to God's call in our life?" and "What is His call in our life?""We hope that families will take the lesson home and talk about it throughout the week," explained Gibson, "as each night will end with some discussion questions for families to 'take their faith home'."The classes will meet each week from 7 to 8:15 p.m. The program will wrap up on Wednesday, August 20 with a church lawn celebration called Super Chaos, which will include hot dogs, bounce houses, ice cream and fun booths.Also during the summer, the church will host a "Movie on the Lawn" after two of the Wednesday Night Live meetings in an effort to build relationships with friends from the community. The movies will begin around 8:30 p.m. on June 18 and July 16. Guests can bring a lawn chair to the church parking lot and watch a newly released, family-friendly movie that will be projected on the church wall. Popcorn and drinks will be offered free of charge.