Norwalk United brings Christ, fun to community with outreach
By IVY KELLER
Aug 7, 2016 at 12:31 AM
Norwalk United, a free, family-friendly event, will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today Uptown Norwalk.
It will take place on Main Street between Prospect and Milan avenues.
Several area churches and charities will come together for the outreach — providing family entertainment which includes Christian music, free food, bounce houses and games for the kids.
The churches also will be passing out free backpacks, shoes and socks to children present at the event. Several charities will be present as well, including Abigail Pregnancy Services.
“It’s several churches in the community that are uniting together to show Christ love to our community,” Foundation Church pastor Jeff Watson said on Friday.
Along with the free entertainment, children younger than 18 can have their hair cut for free.
Norwalk United couldn’t have better timing for families with young children headed back to school this fall.
There also will be prayer stations set up during the event where people can fulfill any prayer needs they might have.
“We’re excited to see how God’s going to really work within the outreach,” Watson said. “We’re really praying that we can represent Christ and love and serve within the community.”
“We’re expecting another good turnout,” he added, estimating more than 2,000 people attended last year’s Norwalk United.