I've heard about the Block Party since it started and thought it was such a neat idea and an amazing way to serve the community. The week I was hired and joined the staff at Fellowship was the week immediately after block party last year. I was so disappointed to have missed it and literally have been counting down to the event this year. I was so excited to be part of it! I helped Marianne with the fundraising and it was truly all God who is the only one who can take credit for any of the generosity of people. I made lots of phone calls and put a lot of info out there, faced a lot of rejection and was thoroughly discouraged. When I contacted Marianne to apologize about my lack of success, she told me we had 45 bikes committed and donated and we were all good. Truly a miracle.
At the event, I randomly bumped into a friend who I didn't know would be there. She was blown away by the scale of the event and the generosity behind it. She said she and her son would need to check us out on a Sunday morning. She was so excited when I told her about our children's ministry too.