Church Family Day

Sunday, May 25, 2014 was a Sunday like no other for Austin Evangelical Fellowship.  It was a day specifically set aside to enjoy and really focus on our families.

The day started off with a breakfast buffet at the church.  It was a wonderful time to sit and enjoy each others' company while partaking of the delicious breakfast foods provided.    Breakfast was followed by Sunday School, and then the church service.

What really made this family day special was the focus on the baby dedication of three little boys and the welcoming of a new member to our church!  Martin and Sarah Zacharias dedicated their son Hudson; Jonathan and Kim Peters dedicated their son Reed, and Jeff and Martha Rempel dedicated their son Tytus.   It was exciting to see these parents take this step forward and dedicate their children to the Lord.   He has entrusted these parents with these blessings and it was amazing to see them so willingly surrender their children's lives into the hands of Christ. 

Martin, Sarah, Bridget, and Hudson Zacharias

Jonathan, Kim, Zane, and Reed Peters

Jeff, Martha, Felicity, Mikayla, Sylvia, and Tytus Rempel

Nick Girouard

The Baby dedication was followed by the testimony of the Nick Girouard.  It was encouraging to hear how God has been working in His life recently, but also in the past.  Nick was then accepted into membership of Austin Evangelical Fellowship.   It is so exciting to see the church growing.  

Once the service concluded everyone was invited to stay for a BBQ lunch.  The basement was buzzing as people sat around the lunch tables visiting, eating, and discussing the mornings events.  To end what had already been a great family day, lunch was followed by a movie.   Faith Like Potatoes was viewed as families sat and enjoyed this heartfelt true story.  

Overall, family day was a huge success.    It is exciting to see the way God is moving and working in Austin!!  I  think I can speak for the whole congregation when I say, "I'm so glad I'm a part of the family of God."

Story Submitted by Stephanie Fehr