Booya Update

Booya and the Jumping Jehosofats

August 13th, 2020

Grace and peace friends,

    I wanted to take a moment to talk about our usual Booya Festival. I’m sorry to say that Booya will be cancelled for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. With the current trend in cases, with schools reopening, and the average age of our volunteers; it would not be wise to hold our festival this year.
    So instead, we are hosting a concert featuring the Jumping Jehosafats on October 4th at 2p! The JJ’s are led by Reverend Lyndy Zabel, who used to be the pastor at Gethsemane! We will hold the concert outside near our picnic pavilion. People can spread out on the grass to practice good physical distancing, bring a lawn chair, bring a blanket, and enjoy some gospel jazz tunes.

You can RSVP through this Google form, or by
calling Francine at (651) 784-7667.

Jumping Jehosafats
Sunday, October 4th @2p

    This is also a great opportunity to help meet a need in our community. Last fall we did a drive to collect clothes, diapers, and baby supplies to help stock Foster One’s storehouse. Since the pandemic hit, Foster One has been in need of things like car seats, diapers, and clothes. And once school begins in the fall, they usually get a lot of requests for items. When you come for the JJ’s concert, please bring an item to donate! We will have a person with a mask, gloves, and sanitizer collecting the donations one at a time.

I know it is sad news that our annual tradition of Booya will not be happening. And it feels like every week this virus takes another toll on our wellbeing. But we still have an opportunity to safely come together as a community, enjoy each other’s company, listen to some great music, and be the hands and feet of Jesus.

Shalom,
Pastor David Hodd
952-250-9986
gumcpastor@comcast.net