Night on the Block

Carey Baptist Church in Forrestdale is passionate about seeing the local community connect with church and one of the ways they do that is with the annual ‘Night on the Block’ event. This evening creates an opportunity for the dads of Carey Baptist College Forrestdale to spend quality time with their children and other fathers.

Held on the school grounds, students enjoyed games such as Tug-Of-War and soccer with giant inflatable equipment. The night kicked off with Principal Nigel Wise leading a treasure hunt in the dark, aided by glow sticks and torches. Volunteers from the church set up fire-pits while chatting with dads and children as they cooked damper and roasted marshmallows together.

Senior Pastor Mark Lilley says that this event comes out of the church’s vision to serve the community. “We host events, such as Night on the Block, to connect with and serve people in ways that will enable them to personally experience something of God’s love for them.”

School Principal Nigel Wise welcomes and supports the church involvement within the college. “This event is a wonderful opportunity for the Church Community to build relationship with the School Community.  As this is a dads and kids event, it is very important for our dads to spend meaningful time with their kids and also with other dads.  At Carey, we value family and community and this underlines our commitment to both.”

‘Night on the Block’ is growing in popularity with the anticipation building amongst the school families.

Night on the Block 2017 saw dads and children building significant memories with each family and enjoying the generous community of Carey Forrestdale. Thanks to Pastor Mark Lilley and the Carey Forrestdale Church volunteers for hosting the families of the school.

With plenty of food, laughs and new friends, this event was a night to remember!


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