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June summer cookouts in gifs

June at NewSpring Church was a month of barbecue, bounce houses, fun, and fellowship. We hope you enjoyed the opportunity to hang out with friends and the chance to make some new ones.

Staff member Meredith Knox makes a splash in the dunking booth at the Anderson Campus.

Finding Community by Going Alone

Last year, Erin Johnson was new to NewSpring Aiken. Her husband, Bill, was recovering from a knee injury, but she stepped out of her comfort zone and attended the summer cookout with her young daughter, Carleigh.

I went to the cookout because I knew my daughter, Carleigh, would have fun...

Carleigh found a friend from school and had a blast playing in the bounce house, and Erin re-connected with a friend she grew up.

This year, Erin and her family attended again. She looked around and saw a young mom sitting alone with her baby at a nearby table. Recalling how it felt to be at her first cookout, Erin walked over and started a conversation with her.

Erin said, "It was so amazing to go and talk with her and play with baby Mikayla and make her feel welcome, because I saw what I must have looked like a year ago."

This is just one example of how people are connecting with others at the summer cookouts.

Fun and fireworks

We hope you'll join us in July for fireworks, food, and fun. Come ready to connect with old friends and make new ones, and bring money for food or a picnic for you and your family. Find locations and event times for a cookout near you.

Curious to see what happened at the last summer cookout? Take a couple minutes to look at the memories below.

Hilton Head Campus


Clemson Campus


Anderson Campus


Anderson Campus

Powdersville Campus

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