Photo: Rachel Mummey/The Jasper Herald

JASPER, Ind.—Members of Fellowship Baptist Church helped the Jasper Park Department clean the Riverwalk, an area flooded by the Patoka River. Fourteen volunteers scrubbed filthy fences, signs, and benches that had been underwater for several weeks.

Pastor David King said the group’s mission was twofold: to get into the community to help, and to make the area “looked spiffy” for an outdoor church service at the Riverwalk on Sunday, June 12.

Penny Spangler, one of the volunteers, says the most important thing was “to show the people that we as a church care about the community.” Christa Patterson agreed, adding, “When something comes up, you should respond.”

The June 12 “Church in the Park” event was a great success. “We had beautiful weather and a good group of people out for our 2nd annual church in the park,” reports the church’s website. The day featured food, games, worship, and preaching.

Photo: Rachel Mummey/The Jasper Herald

Fellowship Baptist also held a pool party at the Jasper Municipal Pool to wrap up the church’s VBS. Pastor King baptized Daryl and Melissa Parr and their children Savanna, 13; Chloe, 11; and Clarrissa, 10; as well as Kelsea Skorge, 8.