New Birth Missionary Baptist Church is transforming the church grounds into a fall festival, complete with hayrides, candy, music and more. The annual Harvest Fire Festival, filled with bounce houses, face painting, game trucks and “trunk or treat” activities, is Tuesday, Oct. 29, 6 to 9 p.m., 6400 Woodrow Road, Stonecrest.
“This is New Birth’s annual event to celebrate and commemorate family, community and fellowship,” said Senior Pastor Dr. Jamal H. Bryant. “The church has to be intentional about connecting with our neighbors and cultivating a sense of community that goes beyond the four walls of this church.”
In recent months, Pastor Bryant and the New Birth congregation have actively worked to make a positive impact in the Stonecrest community and beyond through various outreach activities. Some of the church’s key initiatives include providing 5,000 students with brand new shoes for school, launching a program to provide non-violent offenders with more than $120,000 in funds for bail during Easter weekend, shipping tons of needed supplies to families affected in the Bahamas by Hurricane Dorian and holding a community prayer vigil to demand action to the rise in area crimes.
“Be sure to invite your neighbors, friends and relatives to our Harvest Fire Festival,” Pastor Bryant said. “We literally have something for everyone to enjoy and look forward to during an evening filled with fun for the entire family.”
New Birth’s Harvest Fire Festival is free and open to the public.