In 2014, a group of archery enthusiasts within our congregation began to see their hobby/sport as a way to connect and build relationships with youth in Pagosa Springs. As a result, an archery clinic was designed to be held once a month in the backyard of our church property. Due to COVID-19 we did not meet last year, but we are excited to begin again. For 2021 the shoots begin in June and end in August. The archery clinic events are composed of several parts:
- a free hot dog lunch
- a time of evangelistic/discipleship called Target Talk, where a biblical presentation is given about bow/arrows of the Bible
- the archery shooting clinic where youth learn to shoot 3D, paper and novelty targets
- free ice cream served to all
Bows and arrows are provided although the youth may bring their own if they choose. Volunteer instructors, safety monitors and kitchen help come from a multitude of churches. Additional volunteers are always needed and welcomed as the number of participants continue to grow.
Each youth enters their name into a drawing each time they participate for a chance to win a longbow at the last event in August.
Our last shoot of 2021 will be this Sunday August 15 at 12:00 p.m. Contact the church office at 970-731-4384 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions of more information.