Deniliquin Baptist Church will hold a special ‘Church in the Park’ event this Sunday.
The traditional service will be complemented by fun activities for children and a barbecue lunch afterwards.
Pastor Chris Taylor said the service has been inspired by the belief that many people today are confused or unsure about what the genuine Christian faith is all about.
He also believes many think it is irrelevant for them, or that faith is seen as something that their ‘‘parents or grandparents were into”.
‘‘To help inform people, or even change their minds, a team of Christian students from Charles Sturt University in Wagga are coming to Deni Baptist Church to tell us more about Christianity and why it still has something to offer people today,’’ Pastor Taylor said.
The student group’s team leader Hannah Mathie said they are excited to be in Deniliquin.
‘‘We’ve been in town since Wednesday doing some training with the church and have also gone along to some schools around town and in Mathoura, explaining what the Christian faith is all about,’’ she said.
‘‘There are also a couple of events that are open to the public.
‘‘Besides the regular Youth Group on Friday (tonight), on Saturday evening there’s a ladies card making event where there’ll be a short talk but also heaps of fun with card making.’’
Pastor Taylor said Sunday’s ‘Church in the Park’ is the key public event.
‘‘From 10am we’ll be hosting ‘Church in the Park’ where our regular church service will be moved to the Waring Gardens,’’ he said.
‘‘It will include a short Bible talk on ‘What does it mean to be truly wealthy?’, and there will be a jumping castle for the kids and also a free barbecue lunch following the service.
‘‘If going into a church building is a bit daunting, then why not come along to Waring Gardens and see church in a different way?’’
Bookings for tomorrow’s card making session are encouraged, by calling Pastor Taylor on 58815580. Cost to attend is $4 per person.
Pastor Taylor can also assist with further information on other public events.