ROANOKE, Va. – To say goodbye to the summer and welcome the new school year, Elevation Church hosted a block party at the Berglund Center on Sunday.
Bouncy houses and slides along with a mechanical bull entertained children for hours.
Food trucks attracted lines as people devoured hotdogs fresh off the grill.
David Shearer, the campus pastor, said it’s a fun way to welcome the new rhythms families will have to get back into with the new school year.
“I think it’s really important that families have the opportunity together,” he said. “I’m also really proud of the diversity coming together. People all across Roanoke, different areas, the county. This is a place we can come together and be one community together.”
The celebration was carried on at all 21 Elevation Church campuses across the nation and in Canada.