Chesapeake Conference churches added 545 new members in 2022 through baptism or profession of faith.
The event was organized by the Chesapeake Conference youth and children’s ministries departments.
Over 200 people from Chesapeake Conference churches attended the conference’s second annual “Family Fun Extravaganza” at the Hershey Park theme park in Hershey, Pa., on Sunday.
The event was organized by the conference’s youth and children’s ministries departments and drew attendees of all ages. Participants met up with friends from other churches and spent the day riding roller coasters, enjoying waterpark attractions and exploring the park’s 11-acre zoo.
Organizers said the event provided an opportunity for young people, especially those from smaller congregations, to connect with a larger group of peers. Carl Rodriguez, Chesapeake Conference youth director, added that the annual event helps local leaders connect with young people by providing a relaxed atmosphere where leaders can talk to youth and “see how they’re doing.”
Chesapeake Conference is scheduled to hold several children, youth and young adult events in September. A children and youth leader’s convention will be held at Mt. Aetna Retreat Center from Sept. 9-11, Adventurer Fun Day will take place at Fort McHenry in Baltimore on Sept. 18, and a Pathfinder classoree will be held from Sept. 23-25 at Mt. Aetna Retreat Center.