Feeding the body and the spirit

Pastor Jackson shares the message at last year's event.

You've heard of the Sermon on the Mount, but what about the Sermon in the Park?

Hamilton Street Baptist Church will hold its 7th annual Worship in the Park event Sunday, August 24th at Rotary Park. What started as a means to bring both of Hamilton Baptistâ??s services together has now expanded to include the whole community. The church will even provide a shuttle bus to the Student Union Building at Truman State.

â??Probably about two thirds of this town is not in church on Sunday,â?? said Hamilton Street Baptist Pastor Charles Jackson. â??So I thought this would be a good way to have a non-confrontational outdoor service that everybody can come to, feel comfortable at and just have a good time together. Then we share a meal together.â??

Worship begins at 11:00 a.m. followed by a free lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs. The church expects several hundred people to attend.