Over the weekend one local up-and-coming church held an event to let the community know they are here and ready to serve, said the church’s pastor.
LifeConnect Church, created by Pastor Mike Wolfe, is a part of United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI). The previous church that was a part of UPCI left back in 2002 and Wolfe, a Miami Trace graduate, said he was a part of that church growing up in the county. He said he moved away and soon felt called to come back to Washington Court House.
“My wife and I started with just a bible study in our front room with like six adults, and over the course of the last three years we grew to what you saw on Saturday,” Wolfe said. “The event was more about developing our student ministries, called Elevate Student Ministries, and they wanted to draw in some younger students, young people and their families. It was more of a community event more than anything for the church itself.”
On Saturday, LifeConnect Church held a party to create “Washington Court House’s Longest Banana Split” with its church members and the community. Kids of all ages came out with parents, enjoyed a free meal courtesy of the church, and then gathered to create and devour a 30-foot banana split. The process took about 30 minutes to fully create the sweet treat, but almost less than two minutes to completely dish it out.
“I have not seen anything like that in the county, but we worked with youth for several years and we did an event similar about five years ago where we put together one that was 24 feet,” Wolfe said. “So we beat it by six feet, not really challenging ourselves, but we wanted to make it impressive enough that people would wanna come and see it. We had a really great turnout and a lot of our church members were there too, but we were outnumbered community members to church members at the event so that was great for us. So our youth got to do it to build their base and also we got to let the community know we are here.”
LifeConnect Church has also been asked to return to the Scarecrow Festival after they created a pumpkin funnel cake for last year’s event. Wolfe said they were encouraged by the city to come back and sell more. He said the the church’s goal is to help the community, help the lives of its residents and help young people.
For more information about LifeConnect Church, visit 232 N. North Street in Washington Court House, call (740) 505-6375 or visit their Facebook page at LifeConnect Church.
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