Faith. Fellowship. Fun. These are some of the building blocks of what it means to be family.
We are all aware that the sun has not been the most soothing to us in recent times. Simply put, it hot! So, what can we do if we are not really feeling the sandy beach vibe or rough waves, but we still want to get out the house and enjoy some water fun?
On May 7, the Archdiocesan Family Life Commission (AFLC) hosted their 2023 Easter Family Pool & Picnic Lime. The AFLC created a space that was not only comfortable and enjoyable, but it also brought together over 25 families! The cutest bit was every other person waiting to see who would get into the pool first, but the little ones could not wait any longer. They started swimming and everyone else followed.
There was music playing, some intense games of Dominoes, delicious food, tasty treats passing around, live karaoke and even ice cream being made on the spot! There was something for all ages.
What made this Pool & Picnic Lime even more special was the fact that if at any point in time persons or families wanted to be prayed with, there was a designated intercessor there as well.
There was a real togetherness. It felt like everyone had known each other for years. At some points, you really had to sit back and just take in the beauty of community and the blessing it is that we are able to fellowship in this way.
One mother said, “It was a great time. The pool, the food, the pineapple chow, the hospitality, and the warmth of the people. Coming into this lime, we did not know anyone else, but we had fun with each other, and I want to come again next year.”
And a married couple said, “We really had a wonderful time today. We did not plan to stay this long but it is 6 p.m. and we are still here, so there is something really good that kept us here. I learnt to play Dominoes and guess what?! I won three games, isn’t that wonderful?”
We thank God for the gift of each other and that we’re able to find ways to make the faith both fun and engaging.
—Story and photos by J’Lani De Four
Contact the AFLC at 299-1047,
for more information.