BLOOMFIELD – The first annual ReUnite Greene County was held Saturday at the courthouse square in Bloomfield and brought the community and churches together.
“This event is about reuniting the body of Christ of believers together to worship and make better connections so we can become more fruitful,” said Pastor Brian Patterson Rebuild Ministries and Rebuild Recover.
Rebuild Ministries and Rebuild Recovery’s mission is to help individuals battle drug addiction and recover. This ministry does not just focus on addicts but other losses. The goal is to help people find their true life in Christ.
“We try to help them find a way to operate in the world in a productive way,” said Pastor Patterson.
Several churches in the community came together to fellowship with one another and allow the community to enjoy the day with music, food and fun.
There were bouncy houses, corn hole games, and other activities available. Those in attendance were able to eat and cool down with ice cream, popsicles, and bottled water.
Music throughout the day was provided by Marc Imoden, Eric Maitelen – Two Eight Band, Dustin Swartz, and One Cause providing uplifting messages to those who attended.
The Unchained Gang from the House of Prayer Church in Ellettsville took part in Saturday’s event. The Unchained Gang and Unchained Gang Ministries were founded in Greene County by Carl Beedle, who had a calling to reach out to a motorcycle group as well as jails and prisons. This ministry of almost 25 years continues the work in the Greene County Jail and visits prisons throughout Indiana.
Tulip Church of God attended Saturday’s event with their teen group 180.
“We want to reach youth and have a 180 with Jesus, you were walking one way and now walking another,” said Cole Thompson youth pastor of Tulip Church of God. The group has about 20 high school students and 20 middle school students in their program.
There were several churches from Greene County who took part in the event with plans to host it again next year.