Family, fellowship, and worship this weekend

Tabitha Fleming
Staff Writer

The brisk air of fall will be filled with the sounds of laughter and music this weekend as St. Andrew United Methodist Church hosts the Hearts Aflame Festival Saturday and Sunday. This is the first year for the event which Marjorie Rives says just sort of came about from a desire to fill the void between the summer season and the Christmas season with a family oriented faith based activity.
“Its just going to be a fun and fellowship and worship weekend,” said Rives who helped to organize the event.
This Saturday evening, October 10th, the church will host a hamburger cookout beginning 6 p.m. on the east playground. At 7 p.m. Heaven-z-Harmony, a music ministry group including Brenda Hopkins from Gruver, and James & Connie Walker from Sunray will share their message through music in the sanctuary.
Sunday, October 11th the community is invited to 10:50 a.m. worship where Ted & Jody Wilson will be welcomed back to lead the service. Ted Wilson was previously a minister at St. Andrew and served the church for seven years before his retirement. The couple are known throughout the area for both their music and their ministry. Although they reside in Plainview, they will be making the trek to Borger for the Hearts Aflame Festival.
Following worship, lunch will be served in the fellowship hall. “This is just going to be a time for us to get together, for people to get together and enjoy each other.” Rives said. The Hearts Aflame Festival is a free celebration and will be held at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, at 100 Amaryllis St, in Borger.