Amherstburg Community Church hosts “Block Party”



By Ron Giofu


A local church opened its grounds to the community and children’s games and entertainment was on the agenda.

Kerrington Sweeney, one of the youth pastors at Amherstburg Community Church along with Kyle Oates, explained that their recent “Block Party” was an enjoyable evening geared towards putting the word out about their programs.

Emma Smith shows Mariah Farah her newly painted face at the Sept. 12 “Block Party” at Amherstburg Community Church.

“This is our fifth annual ‘Block Party’ for Amherstburg Community Church,” Sweeney explained. “It’s a family fun night with a carnival-type feel to advertise our programs.”

The youth programs that were highlighted were the “Kids Club,” which are Tuesday evenings for pre-kindergarten students to Grade 5 and the Wednesday night “Junior High” program which is geared for students in Grades 6-8.

Sweeney said 67 students signed up last year thanks to the “Block Party.”

“It’s grown a lot,” she said.

Cali Cacilhas plays one of the games at last week’s “Block Party” at Amherstburg Community Church on Alma St.

The organizers expected a crowd of about 500 people at last Tuesday night’s event, which included a barbecue and face painting as well as the entertainment and games. Sweeney added that the “Block Party” also has seen the church grow as well.

“Last year, we had five new families join because of our “Block Party,” which is exciting,” she said.

Amherstburg Community Church is located at 125 Alma St. Their phone number is 519-736-5644 and their website is

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