ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Leaders at Sherwood Baptist Church opened their doors and arms to the community, as they hosted a block party for the neighborhood.
Kids jumped on large inflatables, ball players had a 3 on 3 tournament, and everyone enjoyed free food in the parking lot of Sherwood Baptist Church Thursday.
The church's student ministry hosted the community block party.
"I really never seen a church kind and happy. They dance," said Eryuana Greene, who visited the event. "They're nice, and they talk to each other and they show you around and make you feel like you're part of the church."
Members said Sherwood is an open church community.
"You don't have to look a certain way or be a certain way," explained Kamaya Herring. "We want everybody to come and we want that variety."
Kamaya is in the 11th grade and is very involved in the student ministry. She enjoyed her time as an artist Thursday evening.
"Just to interact with the little kids and make them smile [because] you painted their face, so yeah, that's my favorite part I would say."
Organizers said the main goal is to spread the love of God.
"It really is just an event where there is not a huge agenda other than representing Christ and showing the community that we care about them," said Student Ministry Pastor Garrett Grubbs.
Greene said she is coming back on Sunday.
"If they don't have a church home, we would love for them to come and be a part of it," said Grubbs. "If they do have a church home, it's just a way as brothers and sisters in Christ that we can come in this community and share the love of Christ."