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Spirit of Peace Octoberfest set for Oct. 2
Pastor Devin Strong
Spirit of the Peace Lutheran Church pastor Devin Strong. Photo provided.

Spirit of Peace Lutheran Church is hosting its annual Oktoberfest celebration from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2. The church invites the community to this free family-friendly outdoor celebration full of fellowship, good food, music, and fun for everyone.

At the celebration, attendees will engage in fellowship with others with enjoying German food, music, children’s games, and a contest for the tastiest pie, judged by the Bryan County firefighters of Station 1. The first responders will also bring a fire engine and an ambulance for children to explore and take photos with.

Spirit of Peace staff and volunteers are undertaking necessary safety precautions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, so the food will be served by church volunteers wearing gloves.

Masks are optional since the event is outside.

Tables and chairs will be set up, but those who prefer more distance are welcome to enjoy their meals “tailgate style,” or bring lawn chairs to set up around the church grounds. Guests are encouraged to contribute to the celebration by bringing one sharable, covered dish for everyone to enjoy. Attendees may also bring their own beverages, and beer is permissible.

“Oktoberfest is something that our congregation looks forward to every year. We strive each time to create a fun experience for everyone, but in a way that is safe as well,” Pastor Devin Strong said. “The power of fellowship always helps to lift people’s spirits, and in these trying times, folks need that. This event is a source of joy and camaraderie for our congregation and the community. We invite everyone to come, have fun and enjoy with Spirit of Peace!”

For more information about Oktoberfest or Spirit of Peace Lutheran Church, please visit www. or call Fellowship Director Anne-Marie Callahan at 912-344-8458. Spirit of Peace Lutheran Church’s mission is to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through ministry, promoting a lifestyle of worship and loving service through word and prayer so that all of God’s children will know Christ’s transforming joy.

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