On October 4th, the Smoke Rise Deacons, families from Smoke Rise Prep and the families of Smoke Rise Children’s Ministry went to the Lakes Apartment complex to host a play date for the children of Clarkston. It was a perfect day. The children had their nails painted, played pick up soccer, jumped rope and played hopscotch. The day could not have gone better. Our dream is to see this gathering of groups blossom into a regular gathering in order to build relationships between all four communities. Look in the CrossTie and other forms of communication for upcoming opportunities to serve alongside Smoke Rise Prep and in the Clarkston community.