Weakday Ministries’ God A Dance Will Get People Moving in Spirit of Community

The Skylarks will perform at Weakday Ministries' God A Dance from 6-9 p.m. May 19 at Hill Country Hall in Buchanan Dam. Courtesy photo

BUCHANAN DAM — When Donna Shaw sat with team members of Weakday Ministries, which she founded, to discuss activities that would reach more people, someone suggested an event to get people moving.

“Gotta dance,” was the idea.

“God a dance?” Shaw asked.

“Yeah, that’s it,” the group replied. “We like that better.”

And that’s how the ministry’s God A Dance event took its first step into being.

The dance is 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 19, at Hill Country Hall, 15675 Texas 29. The Skylarks group from The Flashbacks will perform the music, and food, including a giant taco bar and desserts from area eateries, will be available. There also will be prizes given away.

Though tickets are $10 a person, Shaw wants people to come, whether they can afford a ticket or not. There will be free admission for ages 12 and younger. The money will be used to help pay for the dance, and any funds remaining will go back to the ministry.

“A lot of people love to dance,” she said. “Why can’t we get together, pray, and have an understanding and dance? It’s going to be fun. I know God is at work in this.”

It’s just the latest ministry activity. Weakday also brings lunches to businesses and then stays to pray over workers. Last December, the ministry hosted Christmas caroling in Burnet and Granite Shoals. It also coordinates men’s and women’s retreats.

“Our mission is to bring Christ to people during the week,” Shaw said. “Our goal is to reach the unchurched and help stress relief with Christ on a weekday basis. We go to people; they don’t come to us. We’re meeting people where they are.”

The ministry is simply following Jesus’ example, she said.

“I feel like Jesus went and preached from town to town,” she said. “We’re walking in the spirit and seeing where God leads us.”

Serving lunch at businesses lets her perform her favorite part of ministry: connecting with people.

“This program is about serving the community,” she said. “We need each other. Everybody needs somebody.”

For more on God A Dance, search for “Weakday Ministries” on Facebook. For more on the ministry, go to weakdayministries.com.

jfierro@thepicayune.com

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