EDMOND—Approximately 250 members attended the Philadelphia Church of God Edmond congregation’s annual Labor Day weekend picnic on September 2 in and around the John Amos Field House. Members shared lawn games, board games, bounce houses, a potluck dinner and a pie contest. About 25 pies were divided into three age categories, judged for best appearance and flavor, and consumed by picnickers to cap off the event.
“I think that the Labor Day picnic is special and important for the Edmond congregation because not only is it enjoyable, but [it] is timed perfectly to allow Herbert W. Armstrong College students, particularly the freshmen, to get to know many of the brethren in the local congregation,” said deacon Stephen Coats, who helped organize the event. “The picnic also allows the brethren in the congregation to bond by serving and fellowshipping with each other in a relaxed environment.”