By: Doreen Gosmire, director of communications, Dakotas UMC
"People want to share their stories. Allow for fellowship and interaction—a chance to hear each others' stories. Point them in the direction of God's word and story. That is what we see people are seeking," said Pastor Travis Voelz, Pastor of Discipleship at First United Methodist Church in Jamestown, North Dakota.
It's time for Jesus, and rootbeer floats at First United Methodist Church in Jamestown, North Dakota. Again this year, First UMC will invite middle school students across the street while congregants dish up root beer floats, and students can check things out.
"We are starting with rootbeer floats again because there is a whole new crop of kids in the middle school," said Pastor Travis. "We plan that for September 20, and the following week, on Wednesday, we will kick off our Crosswalk program for middle school students."
Crosswalk is an afterschool program for middle school students. The name is derived from the actual walk across the street from the Jamestown Middle School to First UMC and the walk or journey of Jesus to the cross. Crosswalk happens at 3-5 p.m. each Wednesday.