Inaugural FamJam a Hit with Kids and Parents

8/16/2017

By Jasmine Haynes, Web and Social Media Specialist, Mississippi Conference    

Photo right: Worship leader, Yancy has guitar duet with a girl from the audience.

Photo below right: Three members of team mosquito struggle to face the toilet tissue blower and land more cubes in the net than team jellyfish before time runs out.

Mosquitos, Jellyfish, T-rexes, chickens, toilet paper blowers, megaphones and super hero capes we all used to praise God at FamJam Saturday, August 12 at Christ United Methodist Church.
 
DJ Blaha hyped the crowd with music and games that included a man-sized t-rex leading the audience in doing the wave. Shortly after that, children from kindergarten through sixth grade had a blast rocking out with Nashville-based Christian artist, Yancy, taking turns with guitar solos on stage, wearing super hero capes singing about a super God and using megaphones to make Jesus 'loud.' Yancy paused from singing praises to share with the audience the meaning of worship.
 
"Just like we like to hear nice things said about who we are and the things that we do, God loves it when we as His children, just simply tell Him thank you for what He's done for us in our lives," explained Yancy. "Worship is an opportunity to tell God about the cool things that he has done, so when you come to church and sing songs, it's a chance for you to tell God, 'you've done some amazing things in my life and I'm grateful for that.'"
 
After a lively praise party with Yancy, students were jumping and cheering as kids and chaperones from team jellyfish and team mosquito competed in several interactive challenges with biblical principles led by Kidz Blitz Ministries, a faith-based crowd participation show. After orchestrating a three-person toilet tissue cube toss that required a parent and two children, the Kidz Blitz host explained how the challenge illustrated that we often have to face adversities in life, but with the help of our heavenly parent-God, our Father -- we can overcome those challenges.
 
Take a peek at FamJam highlights and photos and plan to attend next year.