Community invited to fun, free, fall evening of entertainment for all ages
St. Andrew United Methodist Church invites the community to its annual community fall festival on Sunday, October 27, from 5-6:30 p.m., at 5801 W. Plano Parkway. The festival features free fun for the whole family including carnival games, bounce houses, inflatables, and trunk or treat. All children are invited to come in costume.
Additionally, the United Methodist Men are hosting the third annual Cruise-In Car Show from 3-6:30 p.m. (note - the fall festival does not start until 5 p.m.) with all proceeds from entrants benefiting The Storehouse of Collin County. For spectators, the car show is free. For anyone interested in entering a car, registration is from 3-4:30 p.m. with awards at 6:30 p.m. The registration fee is $20 or $15 with a donation of one bag of canned goods. Awards include “Best of Show” and “Top Ten.”
Chili, hot dogs, and other concessions are available for purchase with proceeds benefiting the Children’s Ministry. For more information, call 972-380-8001 or visit www.standrewumc.org.
“I love this event because it takes all of the church to make it happen,” said Rev. Kim Meyers, associate pastor, family ministries, St. Andrew. “From our amazing connection group running the chili supper to the trunk or treat hosts and student ministry volunteers who run the games and help with setup and cleanup, our church members play an important role in providing a fun night for the community to enjoy.”
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St. Andrew United Methodist Church began 32 years ago in the spirit of its namesake, a disciple of Jesus. The life of the Apostle Andrew embodies the church's mission, which is to invite the Christian-ish and the unchurched to become passionate servants of Christ. The congregation of St. Andrew follows Jesus, lives in relationship, serves others, and takes risks in faith. Worship includes four services each weekend on a 21.2-acre campus at the corner of Plano Parkway and Mira Vista in Plano, Texas, where more than 2,000 people gather each weekend. Recent renovation allows the Sanctuary to host worship in both Traditional style, with the classic pipe organ, and Contemporary style, with a new LED center screen and lighting technology. Small groups and Bible studies gather on campus and throughout the region every day of the week. Mission opportunities serve our local area, neighboring regions, and global communities. The church has been repeatedly selected as a "Best Place to Worship in Plano” by the readers of the Plano Star Courier. St. Andrew United Methodist Church is located at 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas 75093. Visit www.standrewumc.org; call 972-380-8001.
All photos by Chris Derrett