Residents invited to walk and pray for a united, peaceful city

Fort Wayne UNITED’s TenPoint Coalition invites the community to join an upcoming Prayer in the Park and two prayer walks in the Oxford neighborhood. The gatherings will begin at Weisser Park Youth Center, 802 Eckart St.

Prayer in the Park will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 28. Local pastors will lead prayers on several topics that are impacting Fort Wayne.

In addition, there will be prayer walks beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 29 and Tuesday, April 30. Representatives from area churches, the Fort Wayne Police Department and Fort Wayne residents will join the TenPoint Coalition Foot Patrols on their second set of prayer walks, with the intent of bringing the community together to become a more united and understanding city, willing to tackle challenging issues in a positive manner that will lead to lasting results.

Modeled after the Indianapolis TenPoint Coalition, the goal of Fort Wayne’s program is to positively influence the lives of black males, families and neighborhoods by implementing proactive strategies to improve life outcomes, increase the quality of life and enhance community pride.