Wednesday the 23rd at 6:00 pm will be the last local meet of the season.
Parkway Church of God at 1111 State Street is hosting a mixed quartet from God’s Bible School and College in Cincinnati, Ohio. The concert is this Wednesday July 16th at 7:00 pm.
The Mercy Market Place Gift Shop is having a dot sale starting this Tuesday through Thursday. Many items are marked with a dot indicating the sale price from $0.50 to $5.00. The Gift Shop is open from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.
The First Presbyterian Church organized their 5th “Sunday Serve” this weekend. Members of the congregation take a few Sunday mornings each year to help serve others. The church worked with the Good Neighbor Action Team, the city of Fort Scott, and the Chamber to identified some projects that would make a difference in the community. After meeting for prayer at 7:45 they divided into teams and went to work. This Sunday’s projects included repairing a shed and playground near the church, doing yard work at the St. Andrew’s Chapel downtown, cleaning windows on Main street, painting some areas downtown, planting flowers, and putting curtains in some of the second stories of downtown buildings.
Pastor Jared Witt said he sees their efforts as a way for faith communities to “play their own small role in wider community development.” He says that the volunteers have a lot of fun getting together to do these types of projects and it gives people an opportunity to take on leadership roles that might not be as active participating in traditional church activities. The congregation has been enthusiastic about the projects and Witt says it is been inspiring to see how much can get done in a single Sunday morning with 100 people working together.