Madison UMC opens doors to community with electric air show


One Sunday afternoon each month, the Christian Life Center at Madison United Methodist Church becomes the "aerodrome" where kids and adults steer battery-powered, remote-controlled aircraft into the wild indoor yonder.

Lay person Jim Marconnet brought the idea of the church hosting this event to Pastor Rev. Larry Wright several months ago.  Always on the look-out for ways to open the church up to the community and attract persons who may not have a church home, Wright agreed to work this event into the already busy schedule of Sunday activites and give it a try.

The result has been a steadily growing interest in this event, attended by participants and spectators from across the area who enjoy watching the gossamer-winged Vapor airplanes and small Blade MCX helicopters fly high around the inside the CLC.

Rev. Wright has tried out his own flying skills, and admits, "I'm not very good, but it is as fun to watch as it is to do.  Not only that, but this is something that adults and kids can do together.  It builds great relationships across generational lines.  We have parents and grandparents helping their kids fly these things.  Many others just come to watch."

For more information, schedules and photos of Madison United Methodist Church's Electric Air Show, you can visit the church web site at

The next scheduled flight time is Sunday, September 27, 1:30pm-4pm.

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