Celebrating summer fun together

Mennonite Church Saskatchewan members enjoy a 'day in the park'

August 28, 2014 | God at work in the Church | Number 17
Story and Photos by Donna Schulz | Saskatchewan Correspondent
Sometimes one needs to step over the line in order to score a hit, as this youngster discovers at MC Saskatchewan’s ‘day in the park’ in Saskatoon last month.

The sun shone, the air was warm—but not too warm—and there were no mosquitoes. It was, in fact, a day perfect for a picnic.

On Aug. 10, people of all ages gathered at Scott Park, adjacent to Mount Royal Mennonite Church in Saskatoon, to enjoy Mennonite Church Saskatchewan’s “day in the park.”

The MC Saskatchewan Vacation Bible School troupe provided games and face-painting for the children. Others enjoyed volleyball and an intergenerational game of Ultimate Frisbee under the direction of Kirsten Hamm, area church youth minister. Still others appreciated the opportunity to sit in the sunshine and visit with friends.

While not typical North American picnic fare, young and old alike savoured spring rolls and a Vietnamese noodle dish prepared by members of Saskatoon Vietnamese Mennonite Church. The meal was a fundraiser for the congregation and meal tickets were available by donation.

An informal concert followed, with musicians Becky Reesor, Sam Dlugokecki and Danielle Miller performing a selection of cover tunes and original compositions for the crowd’s entertainment.

--Posted August 28, 2014

Sometimes one needs to step over the line in order to score a hit, as this youngster discovers at MC Saskatchewan’s ‘day in the park’ in Saskatoon last month.

Sometimes one needs to step over the line in order to score a hit, as this youngster discovers at MC Saskatchewan’s ‘day in the park’ in Saskatoon last month.

Children aren’t the only ones enjoying games at MC Saskatchewan’s recent ‘day in the park.’ Ken Warkentin of Nutana Park Mennonite Church has some fun knocking a stack of pails over with a foam ball.

Picnickers enjoy Vietnamese cuisine at MC Saskatchewan’s recent ‘day in the park.’ The meal was a fundraiser for Saskatoon Vietnamese Mennonite Church.

Thanh Tung, pastor of the Saskatoon Vietnamese Mennonite Church, thanks participants for their support following a fundraising meal held as part of MC Saskatchewan’s ‘day in the park.’

Musicians Sam Dlugokecki, left, Becky Reesor from Ontario, right, and Danielle Miller from British Columbia, centre, entertain members of Mennonite Church Saskatchewan at the area church’s recent ‘day in the park.’

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