It's hot! Have some cold water.

United Presbyterian Church is once again offering its "Cup of Cold Water" Ministry. Each weekday, a sign and cooler with bottles of cold water are placed outside of the church doors. Anyone passing by is invited and encouraged to take a bottle.

"We are a small congregation," says Pastor Amy Busse. "But small congregations have much to offer. In Matthew's gospel, Jesus said that someone who offers even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple will not lose their reward. We are not so much worried about rewards, but we want to reach out to people in any way we can. This is one way we can do just that."

If you are passing by United Presbyterian Church at 120 N. Broadway, stop for some cold water. It's hot out there, but we hope this is one way we can help Shawnee stay cool.