Mark your calendars for the Newton Church of The Way’s annual Fall Fest from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
A kick-off to its ministry year, there will be food served along with many games and prizes at the church, 2306 S. Third Ave. E. The event is open to the public.
“It’s definitely a family-friendly event for all ages,” said Tricia Groves, office manager and youth ministry leader. Fall Fest is open to anyone to attend and there will only be a freewill offering to those who choose.
The Way shuts down the road between the church and Aurora Heights Elementary School to stage the huge party. Inflatables and rides are featured entertainment along with nine square in the air, which is geared toward older children and teenagers. For the younger crowd, a barrel of fun train ride will make its way around the church grounds and the Aurora Heights playground.
Beef burgers and hot dogs are the main course with potato salad, baked beans and chips to choose from. A featured item is homemade pies.
“One thing that has always been kind of a famous hit at the Fall Fest is the homemade pies. That seems to be a big hit,” Groves said.
Attendees are also encouraged to grab a root beer float from a root beer keg. There is also a raffle with prizes given away throughout the afternoon and evening event.
After wrapping up Fall Fest, guests are invited to stay for the Saturday Nite Ignite Service, starting at 7 p.m. The regular service is a contemporary style service and will take place inside of the church.
Fall Fest is the start of The Way’s ministry year, which includes classes, Bible studies and youth group meetings.
“We have a lot of classes, Bible studies starting (after Fall Fest). It’s our ministry launch,” Groves said.
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