The Faith, Hope, and Music Festival, will return to Middletown this July 14th from 4 to 8 PM on the Westminster Presbyterian Church (WPC) Great Lawn, featuring an incredible line-up of some of NJ’s best faith-based bands.
This year’s festival will showcase an amazing mix of musical talent including BethAnne Clayton and the Good News Band; Brave Joshua:1:9; The King of Kings Band featuring Nancy Scharff –just back from touring with Michael W. Smith in Israel; and Oasis Church’s OM-53.
The free, family-friendly event, hit a high note with attendees with its first outing last summer. The 2018 festival has been expanded to include more bands, a Good News Game Zone for youngsters as well as the Christian Craft Tent and the WPC Daily Bread Bakery offering baked goods that use ingredients from the church’s Community PAR Garden. Cold Stone Creamery, a participating event sponsor will be there to dish out their delicious ice cream and there will be other savory food and snack vendors on site.
Last year WPC and the FH&M Festival Participants teamed up with Star 99.1 to be part of its Care Pack Back Pack program for foster kids. This year, WPC is partnering with the popular Contemporary Christian Music station for Cheer for Kids – a summer long campaign to make & send personalized cards to hospitalized children who have to miss out on outdoor fun. WPC is serving as a card drop location for the program throughout the summer and has a Cheer for Kids Mailbox in its Sanctuary vestibule that’s open 24/7 for card delivery. It will also set up a Star 99.1 Cheer for Kids Card Creation Station with all the card-making materials needed for festivalgoers to make and drop off their personalized cards all in one stop. For more information about Cheer for Kids where you can also download card templates and other information about the project, visit : https://www.star991.com/cheerforkids
There’s plenty of festival parking available on the Westminster Church campus grounds, but seating is on-the- lawn casual so be sure to bring your own chair or blanket! For more information and festival updates check out the event’s Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/FaithHopeMusicFest/ or visit the WPC web site at www.wpcmiddletown.org