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Church members brave heat to celebrate — and sing — on Fourth of July

The Kansas City Star in Missouri reports on Fourth of July activities — including a parade — that took place despite triple-digit temperatures:


(Photo via Wikimedia Commons, user E.D.W.W)

As the color guard arrived at First and Main, Payton Dishman treated parade-goers to a stirring “Star-Spangled Banner,” in a voice beyond his 14 years.
He’s been tuning his instrument, singing a cappella at Heartland Church of Christ.
“Singing is my passion,” he said.
Nervous in front of such a big crowd?
“A little, but after about the first two notes, I’m good.”

Read the full story. See a related post about the church’s effort to pay for surgery for a boy church members met during a mission trip to El Salvador.
How did your church celebrate the Fourth? Did you meet for Wednesday night Bible study, have an abbreviated service, or incorporate your Wednesday night activities into a Fourth of July celebration?

  • Feedback
    Thanks to Payton for representing the Heartland Church of Christ so well yesterday!
    There were many of us also gathered there to solicit monies for young Edisson, a patient @ our Spring Medical Mission Trip to El Salvador.
    Edisson needs life saving heart surgery and we are trying to raise the funds to do that.
    You can learn more about Edisson @ www.helpforedisson,org
    Kim Truax
    July, 5 2012

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