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Oakhill Jackson Community Church Holds Block Party

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa The Oakhill Jackson Community Church in Cedar Rapids sponsors a block party every year.

Its to bring people in the neighborhood outside before the summer ends to enjoy food and being together. People from the church provided barbecue and other treats for kids and their families. With a bounce house for the legs and musical entertainment for the ears, on this sunny Saturday, there was plenty for everyone to do.

Kids could also enter a raffle drawing for some back-to-school prizes, such as an iPad or a laptop.

For the members of their church, its their way of giving back.

Thats why we call this church Oakhill Jackson Community Church, pastor Rod Dooley said. Its because we want to be a part of the community. We want to be a resource for the community.

Other members of the church feel the same exact way.

It means a lot because this is what our call is really, as a church, just to reach to the community, reach out to people, Daryl Moore, a church elder, said.

Once the school year starts, the church plans on doing more outreach with other youth programs as well.