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Family Fun Day

We had a “massive” turnout for Family Fun Day held at the New Life Center of Excellence. This proved to be one of the most successful events in the ministry’s history.

“The event was very well organized…”
“I had such a great and exciting time!”
“What a fresh approach to evangelism and outreach…”
“The members had such a friendly spirit about them…”
“…ALL THESE PEOPLE AND THE FOOD NEVER RAN OUT!”

These are some of the many great compliments we’ve received about Family Day 2009.  Hundreds of people from all walks of life attended this event.

“We’ve received many positive comments from Family Sunday.  We were glad for the participation of our members, their families, our students, and the Bessemer community.  I truly believe this was a God-ordained and God-inspired event.”
Mrs. Judith C. Matthews

“I was very proud of our church and their willingess to involve themselves for this non-conventional church event.  I felt that it gave the community the opportunity to see that we are a church that represents a miriad of cultures and lifestyles,  and to see a representation of the love of Jesus Christ  and His willingess to go to extreme measures to win people by appealing to their common needs.  All of our volunteer groups worked well together and gave a clear depiction of our love for each other and our love for Jesus Christ.  This truly proved that teamwork can make any dream work!”
Pastor George M. Matthews, II

The day began with an anointed prayer, follwed by praise & worship with NLIM’s Voices of Life Worship Ministry, along with the Dance Troop.  Pastor Matthews followed with a powerful word on the your importance as a spiritual leader for your family.  Lives were touched and many received instruction for their families.  This message of hope shared by Pastor Matthews will be remembered throughout the year in the face of economic challenges.  Once Pastor Matthews led people to rededicate their lives, the fun and friendly competition began.

There were activities for the entire family. The young-at-heart enjoyed various inflatables outdoors, while others enjoyed an obstacle course around the indoor track, basketball, card games, tug-of-war, family feud, and of course we can’t forget the unlimited supply of food!  The event was topped off with NLIM’s Extreme Bake-off Contest.  Attendees were able to enjoy a variety of deserts that were entered for this event.  Not only did families enjoy a day of fun, many walked away with cash prizes as winners of the various events.

Take a moment to view our Family Day Recap Video
*Made available in Windows Media Video format.