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Harvest HeyDay

Harvest HeyDay

Sunday, October 25th from 3:00-5:30
Though Southwood is a relatively young church, several great traditions have already been established in our church’s short history. One of the greatest of these traditions is the annual fall festival, now known as Harvest HeyDay. What is Harvest HeyDay you ask? Take all of the good things that come with fall, Halloween, and football season and roll them into one fantastic, non-scary, Christ-edifying event! The church grounds are transformed into a child’s wonderland of costumes, games, and candy. Huge inflatables are just waiting to be jumped on, climbed on, and thoroughly enjoyed! What a perfect opportunity for Southwood members to reach out and invite their friends and neighbors to a really fun, low pressure church event.

Outreach has become one of the main focuses of Southwood. Lincoln Village, VBS, and High-Life are all great ways that we can reach the city of Huntsville for the Lord. Harvest HeyDay is no different. There may not be a Bible lesson or a gospel presentation, but there are Christians gathered together having a great time while showing the love of Christ to each other and to the people of the community. Fellowship and laughter are some of life’s greatest gifts and are the things that draw people to one another. Harvest HeyDay is a day of pure fun, giving all of us a chance to show others that Christians really do know how to party!

There are several Southwood families who first came to the church because of Harvest HeyDay. Some were invited by members, and others just lived in the neighborhood and thought it would be a fun thing to do with their kids on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. No matter why they first came, they continued attending Southwood because of what they saw and felt the day they attended Harvest HeyDay. One family saw the way the youth of Southwood served the children of the church by working at Harvest HeyDay. They saw servant’s hearts in these kids and wanted their own teenagers to be nurtured by the youth ministry. Another family felt so welcome and loved when they came to Harvest HeyDay that they knew Southwood was the kind of place they wanted to call home.
Harvest HeyDay is put on by the Children’s Ministry, and even though the event is designed for children, adults are also guaranteed a good time. There will be games for the whole family, pizza and soda for $2 a person or $10 a family, and a Trunk or Treat that is sure to fill up the appointment books of pediatric dentists all over town! Not to mention, it’s a great way to relax and spend time with friends, young and old alike. Not interested in just attending Harvest HeyDay? You say you want to do more and feel strongly called to serve? Not a problem. Even if you don’t normally serve in Children’s Ministry and even if you don’t have kids in the Children’s Ministry, there are plenty of ways that you can help. Just to name a few of our needs:
• Consider volunteering as a family to dress up and pass out candy from the trunk of your car during the Trunk or Treat.

• We need volunteers to man the food tables and inflatables. (You can have unlimited turns in the moon bounce!)

• We’d like to borrow several 10 x 10 canopies for games and food.

• We’d also like to borrow several generators to run the inflatables.

• Donated bags of Halloween candy are needed to fill car trunks. You can drop off your bag in the nursery area at the church at any time.

Harvest HeyDay is taking place Sunday, October 25th from 3:00 until 5:30. The entire event is outside this year, so the rain date is scheduled at the same time on Sunday, November 1st. Please bring a bag to collect your candy and feel free to come in costume – but nothing scary please! So join us as we strive to serve our Huntsville community, and have a “Hey Day” along the way!

To sign up to serve or for questions, please contact Cindi Williamson at 539-7860 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)