I work with the elementary youth group at our church. It’s called SPRING – and we’re always on the lookout for creative ways to interact with the Bible, each other, and the community.
In November we tried something we hadn’t done before – a Give Him S’More Praise Night.
My husband built a fire pit beside the church parking lot, and on our chosen night a man from our church came and built a bonfire for us. A member of our worship team, a local high school senior, brought his guitar to lead us in singing praise. A few women took charge of the refreshment table and doled out toasting sticks, hot chocolate, and marshmallows to everyone.
For about an hour we played and sang and made s’more after s’more. The air was crisp, the fire hot, and the marshmallows sweet, gooey, and often burnt; but the company was wonderful. There were preschoolers and high school students there; single retirees and families, but for just a little while we were one. One group of people worshipping the God we love. One group of friends bonding over a bonfire and sweets. One group of His chosen people just being together.
I can’t wait until the next one.