Participants will be “running for the world” starting at 8 a.m. Feb. 25 at the church. This will mark the 21st year the church will host the “Run for the World” 5K race. The Rev. Jack Kale explained that the “initial spirit is the same spirit we have today.”
The purpose of the run is to raise awareness and money for the various missions the church supports.
“Our church tries to think globally and act locally, and we love being in ministry with the community,” he said. “We’re raising money for missions through a fun, healthy way.”
Supporting and participating in missions has always been part “of our heritage as a church,” Kale said. He said the race has been well received by the community and it brings together the “running world” and the congregation. At the present time, there are about 500 runners/walkers registered for the race. All of the proceeds will go toward international and national missions.
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