A local church is continuing its journey to fulfill the founding pastor’s dream of a new house of worship.
The First United Pentecostal Church is hosting its third annual Fulfilling the Dream 5K to raise money for the new building’s construction. The event will be held at Foxfire High School on July 26th. Those participating will have the option of running the 5K cross country course or walking 1.5 miles on the track. Registration is at 8:00 a.m and the race begins at 9:00 a.m. Pastor John Cottrell said they are still looking for more participants.
"Last year we raised around $600 or $700 if I remember correctly, and we’d like to have at least maybe 20 to 30 cross country runners, maybe even more," Cottrell said.
The new building will be located on the corner of Brighton Boulevard and Dryden road. The church hopes to build a new facility for the surrounding community and be able to better serve the congregation.
"The church, we’ve been in there for about 40 years now, but yet it has got multiple steps also," said Cottrell. "So it’s hard for folks to come in that are wheelchair bound or have trouble with steps. We would like to have a place here where we can have one floor plan where anybody can make it into the house of the Lord and worship, and we want to impact our community also."
Registration costs just $20, and all proceeds will go toward the construction of the new church. You can find the registration forms for the 5K on the church’s facebook page or simply email firstname.lastname@example.org.