Spray-painted rice in mason jars; tye-dye ombré rags hanging from twine; people rolling marbles through segments of pipe; kids balancing on a slack line. These are only a few things that you would see at one of Fountainview Academy’s spring picnics.
Aside from the good food, ringing laughter and enjoyable games, spring picnic isn’t just about having fun. At the end of the evening, after worship, a student-wide activity is presented that helps us to work together. This year, we had to get into groups and follow a line of clues to a surprise object that we were to bring back to “home base.” As my team and I hurried back with our little box of screws, it was then announced that all of the objects were going to be put together to build a brand new swingset. You can imagine the electrifying thrill that went through the crowd of students as the construction began. It is still in the building process, and will hopefully be done soon.
Above all, spring picnic celebrates the fellowship we can all have together as children in Christ. We all give each other “…joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind” (Philippians 2:2 ESV).