Six Burwell Churches to Celebrate Faith with “Faith, Family, and Freedom Revival”

BURWELL – The Faith, Family, Freedom Revival, hosted by the churches of Burwell, gets underway over the holiday weekend, from Sunday, July 3 to Tuesday, July 5. The event promises “fun, food, and fellowship for the whole family,” and a number of speakers. This is the festival’s first year.

The event begins Sunday morning at the Garfield County Fairgrounds with a 10 a.m. message, delivered by Husker football’s own Ron Brown, and worship, followed by an 11:30 lunch to be served by members of the six participating churches in Burwell.

The afternoon’s planned events are geared toward the younger set, with Ron Brown’s Kingdom Kids Camp for 3rd to 8th graders from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and a youth worship service at 4 p.m. Pastor Joel Wentworth says the camp has a specific purpose for the children attending.

“Ron will be talking about how Christ should permeate our whole lives, and that includes our athletics, and making Christ the goal of our athletic performance.”

Monday evening, July 4, bustles with activity, featuring renowned pianist Dino Kartsonakis and evangelist Daniel King. Doors open at 5 p.m. for a 6 p.m. worship service. Pastor Joel says there will be a couple of reasons to show up early and stay late.

“There’s the firemen’s barbecue which begins at five, and stay late because we’ll have fireworks put on by the firemen as well at ten o’clock.”

The Revival concludes on Tuesday evening, July 5, at the familiar Garfield County Fairgrounds, and features another appearance by Daniel King. People may start arriving at 5 p.m., and the worship service is at 6. The outdoor venue will take place at the west grandstand of the fairgrounds which seats roughly 2000 people.

Wentworth says the revival is true to its charitable intent. “It is open to anybody free of cost. We’re not even taking any offerings. No donation cans will be seen, and we’re serving free meals. There’s no reason not to come.”