Our first Father-Son Event was a huge hit! After many years of TCS hosting a mother-daughter tea for moms and their daughters, elementary principal, Mrs. McInerney answered the call of boys to have a father-son event on Saturday, October 15.

Mr. McInerney, husband of Mrs. McInerney and father to their four children, including two boys, had a jam-packed day of events planned for fathers and sons to enjoy together!  

The day began with Mr. McInerney sharing the importance of reading God’s word and encouraging fathers to do three things: 

  1. Teach your son how to love God
  2. Teach your son a trade
  3. Teach your son to be able to defend themselves and their family

Fathers and sons then had some quiet time at their tables where they wrote down prayer requests on a cube and then prayed together for one another. Some dads said they will keep the cube on their work desk to remember to pray for their sons daily. They brainstormed things they could do together as a father-son team and how they could bless others.

Then as the boys would say, ‘the real fun’ began outside with warrior paint and ‘work out’ type obstacles including spear throwing, piggyback rides, burpees, push-ups, flying eagles, and Hercules arms. “It was cool, “ said third grader, Sean Porcher, “I loved riding on my dad’s back!” The boys learned some self-defense moves and how to walk with confidence from Mr. McInerney who holds his black belt in martial arts.  

After building up an appetite with all those activities, everyone enjoyed a delicious pizza lunch during which the boys learned proper etiquette while eating and had the chance to play a money stock trading game. 

I loved being able to host this event and see the men pray with their sons, tell them how much they love them, and spend quality time together.  It was absolutely beautiful,” said Mrs. McInerney. 

One of our fourth grade dads, Mr. Maronilla, shared, “I was very blessed by the father-son event. Doing that with my son, taking that time out just to be with him, really meant a lot to him. Several times on the car ride home, he said, “I love you, dad. Thanks dad, for bringing me today and doing that with me!”  

All our fathers and sons who attended were blessed by this day and are looking forward to more in the future! TCS is grateful to Mr. and Mrs. McInerney for making this event happen!