From 2005-2012, Community Church along with a number of other churches and businesses in Guthrie, Oklahoma joined together to host an event called CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL. The vision for the festival was to bring the diversity of our community together in a safe environment where kids and their parents could enjoy a day of fun, food, and faith. This festival was located west of downtown Guthrie in an area called "The Flats." During the eight years of this festival, attendance grew from the 1,000 to over 2,500. Thousands of snow cones, hot dogs, hamburgers, toys, and school supplies were given away. Hundreds of free haircuts face painting, and many other enjoyments. The last year of the Children's Festival as 2012.
In 2017, Community Church began a FREEDOM FESTIVAL the last Friday of June located on the east lawn of the church. This festival included inflatables, food trucks, music, yard games, and fun ending with a spectacular fireworks display.
This year, on June 29, 2019, we will be taking the vision of the Children's Festival and the celebration of the Freedom Festival and combining them into was we are calling FAMILY FEST! We want to link arms with others in our community like before to provide a fun and safe environment for the children and their families. Starting at 9:00 am, everyone can enjoy free lunch, music, inflatable activities, carnival games, give-a-ways, face painting, Bible stories, and many more things.
There will be Teaching Tents hosted by various churches in the area where a children's Bible story will be taught every 20-30 minutes. These tents are optional to attend; however, each child will receive 10 Redemption Tickets which can be redeemed for prized. (Much like a Chuck E. Cheese). At these tents, we encourage churches to display their church and VBS materials because ultimately we hope everyone has a home church!
Throughout this festival, and on all printed materials, we will make it a priority not to promote any single church or business. Our hope is people will experience a community coming together for a common good while celebrating our great Lord and our great community!
We invite churches and businesses who desire to be part of this festival to contact us at Festival@CommunityChurch.tv