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Free, patriotic, musical celebration with picnic on the creek before the concert, games provided for kids



Memorial Day Weekend – Sunday, May 25


St. Andrew United Methodist Church invites the community to “A Salute to America” Memorial Day weekend FREE concert and family picnic, Sunday May 25.  Picnic begins at 5:30 p.m. near the creek, and the concert begins at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary, located at 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas.

Attendees are invited to bring a picnic supper, and St. Andrew will provide lemonade as well as games for children, including duck races at the creek.  The concert will feature the St. Andrew Chancel Choir and Imperial Brass, performing a variety of patriotic and Americana music.  A military honor guard will provide the presentation of the flags, and a special invitation is extended to all veterans as each branch of the military will be recognized during the program.  Children will be invited to come forward during one of the concert pieces, waving American flags that will be given to them.

"A Salute to America has gained a reputation as one of the area's most beloved musical celebrations of God and country. It is our pleasure to offer it once again this Memorial Day weekend as a gift to the community," said Chris Crook, Minister of Music and Worship. "We clap along with Sousa marches, sing along with the great national anthems and hymns, honor our military, and then close the program with a plea to God for peace across the world. Dress comfortably and enjoy the evening with us!"


For more information call Scott Ayers at 214-291-8002 or email

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St. Andrew United Methodist Church is a vibrant, growing, intergenerational church.  Begun in 1986, St. Andrew is located on a 21.214 acre campus at the corner of Plano Parkway and Mira Vista and includes a sanctuary, education, music and nursery wing, completed in 2003.  Nearly 2,000 come together every weekend through six different worship services: Saturday Night Alive!-5:30 p.m.; Sunday Early Service-8:00 a.m.; Teaching Service-9:30 a.m.; and progressive traditional Service-11:00 a; The Well contemporary worship at 9:09 a.m. and 10:39 a.m.  St. Andrew is an outward-focused church striving to lift the world around us toward God and provides a number of local and global mission opportunities including the Seven Loaves Community Center, which provides a myriad of services to qualifying residents of all Collin County zip codes directed at improving lives and breaking the poverty cycle.  A number of caring ministries are in place to support members in all phases of life from support groups to career care in addition to ministries focused on each age group.  Additional ministries include a strong music program with choirs, instrumental groups, as well as the Academy of Music, offering private lessons.  St. Andrew provides each individual with opportunities to connect to the community and contribute their unique gifts to the congregation's spirit. St. Andrew United Methodist Church is located at 5801 Plano Parkway, Plano, TX  75093.  Additional information can be found at

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