Old-Fashioned, But Good

Old-Fashioned, But Good

A perennial favorite, the annual church picnic has been a tradition long enjoyed by many generations of churchgoers young and old. For the past three years, HOPE has revisited the popular custom and found it to be a wonderful way to connect with one another as a community of faith.

This year, families and friends will once again gather at Camp FAC off Kettle Run Road in Evesham on Sunday, June 28 from 12 noon to 4pm for some good, old-fashioned fun. Picnickers can enjoy swimming, boating, volleyball and lots of delicious food … A great way to start the summer season.

The campsite is owned by the Fellowship Alliance Church and it’s hard to believe these beautiful campgrounds are only a little over 5 miles away from HOPE. A short, 10-minute drive after Sunday worship is all it takes to join the fun. The ticket price is $25 per family, $10 for an individual. Just go to to register and pay. By the way, a certified lifeguard will be stationed at the swimming area. All food and beverages are included in the ticket price.

One of the most significant moments of this event, is the baptism in the lake. Open to all, baptism is an opportunity to identify with Jesus’ experience and demonstrate outwardly a willingness to die to our old life, and rise up and embrace a new one as a Christ          follower. If you wish to be baptized, or if you have already been baptized but desire to reaffirm it in this way, please feel free to email Pastor Jeff Bills at or Pastor Rick Court at

A church picnic … A time to  relax, slow down and get away from the technology, the Internet, the DVR, and the 24/7, hurry-up pace we all live in. A church picnic … Old-fashioned, but good.

 See you there!




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