Celebrating freedom and God on the beach

 PHOTO PROVIDED BY DINA BEAHRS    Over 350 went to Fellowship Church’s July 3 Beach Celebration in 2012 in Englewood Beach and a similar turnout is expected, according to Dina Beahrs, director of public relations of the church. Pork, beef and chicken kabobs as well as drinks will be provided. Side dishes are appreciated. For more information, call more information, please call 941-475-7447.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY DINA BEAHRS
Over 350 went to Fellowship Church’s July 3 Beach Celebration in 2012 in Englewood Beach and a similar turnout is expected, according to Dina Beahrs, director of public relations of the church. Pork, beef and chicken kabobs as well as drinks will be provided. Side dishes are appreciated. For more information, call more information, please call 941-475-7447.

ENGLEWOOD — Fellowship Church in Englewood is looking to celebrate freedom and God on Englewood Beach, and everyone’s invited.

The event starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the pavilion on Englewood Beach, 2400 N. Beach Road on Manasota Key.

This will be the second year for the beach party.

“Last year we had over 350 people,” said Dina Beahrs, director of public relations and outreach at Fellowship Church. “We had 25 baptisms.”

Beahrs said she hopes the church’s July 3 Beach Celebration becomes an annual event.

“We won’t have fireworks,” Beahrs said. “We leave it to the professionals.”

Beahrs said the church will set up communion at the event and she is expecting a similar amount of people to attend this year as last year.

“It’s like a freedom luau,” said Garry Clark, pastor of the church. “We’re celebrating our freedom.”

Clark said he used to hold Fourth of July celebrations, but opted to move to July 3 to accommodate those who have commitments the following day.

“One of the greatest freedoms we have is freedom of religion,” Clark said. “People really rally around freedom.”

Clark said he will hold baptisms at the gulf and the church has added more games for the children.

Pork, beef and chicken kabobs will be served and drinks will be provided. Visitors are encouraged to bring side dishes, but not required.

“We just get together to thank God for our freedom and celebrate those who serve and this beautiful country,” Clark said.

For more information, call 941-475-7447.

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About Tom

Tom Chang is a freelance journalist with a background in multimedia journalism and web publishing. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Journalism and Media Studies from the University of South Florida St.Petersburg. He graduated in 2004 with a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communications at USF Tampa. Tom's interests include a little bit of everything from entertainment to sports. He also wishes to delve into creative writing writing sci-fi/fantasy stories. Tom was recently the Online Editor for USF St. Petersburg's the Crow's Nest, he joined the staff in January 2010 where he started freelance writing, photographing, copy editing and later became a staff writer. Tom’s freelance experience in journalism amassed a wide range of companies including Creative Loafing, The Focus Magazine, Lutz News, Examiner.com, and Tampa Tribune.
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