Join the community and several Jefferson County churches at the 2nd Annual Christian Family Day, August 25th on South 9th Street in Downtown Mt. Vernon. Stay for a day full of music, food, fun, and worship! Beginning at 11 a.m., Jefferson County Churches will line the street with booths providing information about their ministries and fun family activities such as crafts, giveaways, puppet shows, games, and more! If you’ve ever been curious about the various churches located in Jefferson County, this is a great opportunity to learn more and make connections.
Food vendors will be on site all day long including Pizza Hut, McAlister’s Deli, Agave Mexican Restaurant, Billy Bob’s BBQ, and Kountry Kitchen Kettle Korn. The kids can play on inflatables, laser tag, and enjoy a petting zoo and photo booth all for free! Glitter tattoos and balloon animals will also be available for purchase.
As you browse church booths, taste local foods, and enjoy the kids zone, listen to six local Christian bands perform throughout the day. Bands begin performing at 12:30 p.m. and include Ascension, Woodlawn First Baptist, Victory Boys Quartet, The Gospel Messengers, Jermaine Bollinger, and Judah First Band. At 5:30 p.m., hear from Panama native and Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child recipient, Luis Gonzalez as he shares his testimony. Enjoy the day’s festivities with emcee, Jimmy Bass, radio personality from 90.9 The Vine.
Don’t miss the day’s ending, a community worship service beginning at 6 p.m.! Local worship leaders, Chris Gregg and Jon Henninger will lead the crowd in worship. A large community choir will perform special songs with talented local praise band members. The worship service will also feature special speaker and local sports legend, Kent Williams. Williams helped lead the Southern Illinois Salukis to two NCAA Tournaments in 2002 and 2003, including a run to the Sweet Sixteen in 2002. He was the schools second player to score over 2,000 career points. Come hear Kent share his faith journey.
If your church is interested in participating in Christian Family Day, download, complete, and return the application below.
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Gather the family for a day full of fun and fellowship! Don't miss Christian Family Day in Mt. Vernon!