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Family fun for free

Painting faces at the Toombul District Community Family Fun Day
The third annual Toombul District Community Fun Day held on 5 November was the biggest yet with more than 4000 people attending.

With games, rides, crafts, face painting, kids carpentry, balloon sculpting, entertainment food and much more it is no surprise the day was a success. The surprise however, was that everything was free.

Sponsorship from the Brisbane Airport Corporation and the tireless efforts of the congregations made this possible.

Parents were given gifts as they arrived to thank them for what they do for their family.

The Fun Day was also a combined Churches event this year, with a number of other denominations joining the Toombul District Uniting Church’s vision.

One mum said, “This was such a great day. It’s such a relief to let the kids go on every ride and join in all the fun without having to worry about what it all cost, and having to say, No!”

Rev Jan Whyte said the congregation’s mission is ‘God’s love in action serving the community’.

“We wanted to give a gift to the families in our community, living in a society where families are often not valued,” she said.

“For us, mission is no longer about giving money that goes somewhere out there. It is about giving ourselves – time, energy, money – to touch the lives of people with God’s love right where we are.”

Photo : Painting faces at the Toombul District Community Family Fun Day