Tears of joy filled my eyes this past Sunday morning. I am a proud member of Heflin First United Methodist Church and I am so proud of my church family! It’s such a blessing when the front of our church is filled with children celebrating standing strong for God and you can tell that they had so much fun at Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School. We are so thankful for Emily and everyone who helped to make Vacation Bible School a great success! Scott, Richard, Casey and Kari sang a beautiful rendition of “Down by the River to Pray”. Pastor Michael delivered a great sermon from the book of Luke about the Good Samaritan. I love the scripture “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” I was reminded that even if we know the right answer, I must remember to follow through with what is right.
And just when I thought my joyful tears were over, sweet Elaine was baptized and it reminds us that powerful things do happen in church.
Join us for Sunday school at 9:00, tradition service at 10:00am and Sunday Night Live at 5:05pm! This week at SNL “Bath-Gate!” Also, mark your calendar for Preschool Orientation on August 8th at 6:00pm. If you have any questions about our church or school, you can reach us at 256-463-2441 or heflinfirst@heflinfirstumc. org. Have a super week!