God’s Big Backyard Includes Veterans Memorial Park

“Helping out a neighbor…building up a sister or brother or friend…”

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Photo courtesy of Pastor Elliot and Marijo Wimbush.

First Congregational Church, in coordination with Rev. John Yi’s The Community in Maywood organization, was out on Tuesday at Veterans Memorial Park (near the Fred Hampton Aquatic Center) with free food, music and games for anyone in proximity. They also worked on several service projects, such as beautifying the garden bed surrounding the Aquatic Center’s signage and encouraging participants to spruce up the Park grounds. Grilled hotdogs and snacks courtesy of Yi and a host of missionaries from Chatsworth, Georgia were provided.

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Photo courtesy of Pastor Elliot and Marijo Wimbush.
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Photo courtesy of Pastor Elliot and Marijo Wimbush.

One man who was visiting Maywood from the south side neighborhood of Englewood was overwhelmed with gratitude. “I thank you all for coming out and supporting. We need more people like you all in the community,” he said.

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Photo courtesy of Pastor Elliot and Marijo WImbush.

Join First Congregational Church of Maywood’s Pastor Elliot Wimbush, Rev. Yi and a host of guests at this year’s “God’s Big Backyard” Vacation Bible School. There will be games, crafts, songs, snacks and fun for 1st thru 6th graders from 10am-Noon at Veterans Memorial Park on 5th and Oak Street, next to the Fred Hampton Aquatic Center. Tomorrow, Thursday, July 18, is the last day. Call (708) 344-6150 for more information.

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