Praise in the Park

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 July 2013 at 12:00 am

Church has service and picnic at Orleans County Marine Park

Photos by Tom Rivers – The Rev. Dan Thurber, pastor of the Oak Orchard Assembly of God, delivers the sermon underneath a pavilion a the Orleans County Marine Park.

POINT BREEZE – The Oak Orchard Assembly of God in Medina didn’t have church inside its building on Route 104 today.

The congregation instead had its service at the Orleans County Marine Park. The church has been coming to the Marine Park once a year for a church service since 2011.

The Rev. Dan Thurber, the church’s pastor, said he wants the congregation to get outside and see God’s glory in nature. The Marine Park, which is nestled along the Oak Orchard River, is a beautiful spot in the county, Thurber said.

After the service today about 100 people joined together for a picnic at the park.

Thurber said he would like to partner with more churches in the future for a joint service at the Marine Park.