RMCNews with Betty Soper – Delta, Colorado … With fellowship, games, and bushels of corn, the Delta, Cedaredge, and Paonia churches came together for their 24th annual end-of-summer corn roast and potluck.
Event organizers were unsure if the event would occur since the location for the event became unavailable when the usual hosts moved to Nebraska.
The gathering took a lot of prayer, recalls Betty Soper, a Delta member. “We said a prayer, rented a local-park pavilion, and waited to see if people would attend. We knew it was a wonderful way to get to visit with friends from neighboring churches and to have a place to invite the community to join us for the event.”
Planners had hoped for maybe twenty or thirty people to show at the new location. But the event was well known and anticipated by the churches and the community, and 80 individuals gathered to enjoy the afternoon.
The corn roast fellowship event attracted 50 church members from the district as well as some 30 community members, including a family whose only association with the church was their child who attended the Delta Adventist School.
As afternoon became evening, everyone left filled with delicious Olathe sweet corn and with memories to last through the fall and long winter ahead. It was the perfect end to a summer in the mountains.
–RMCNews with Betty Soper is the Delta church membership clerk and women’s ministry leader; photos by Jodie Gage