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Union Baptist hosts homecoming Sunday
August is more than half gone. School is starting their second week! So, continue to watch for buses stopping in the mornings and afternoons.
All the churches in the area continue to meet, getting closer to more normal schedules. Union Baptist Church located on Alabama Highway 22 will have homecoming this Sunday, August 22, beginning at 10 a.m. The gospel group “Spoken For” will be providing the music, and the speaker will be Phil Willingham. After the service, there will be a potluck lunch. Everyone is invited! So, if you don’t have another church to attend, stop by Union Baptist Sunday morning. I’m sure between the singing, preaching and food you will have a great time.
Hopefully, our Neighborhood Watch will be starting back having meetings before long. Many of the other neighborhood watches in the county have already begun to have regular meetings again. When we do, I’ll be sure and post the time. Also, maybe we will be having another bingo night at the fire department soon. As these organizations have meetings and fundraisers, we need to support them in their efforts as this benefits our community.
Richville Volunteer Fire Department will be selling Boston Butts for Labor Day. They will be cooking on Friday night, September 3, and ready for pick up on Saturday morning, September 4. Cost is $30, so see any of the volunteers to reserve one or two!
This week I have been reading in the New Testament from Colossians and for Sunday School lesson in Romans. Colossians 3:23 reads, “Whatever you do, do it from the heart, as something done for the Lord and not for people.” During Sunday School, we talked about how we all have gifts, but sometimes it’s hard for us to realize or recognize them. So, these two verses seem to go together that we should use our gifts for the love of God, not for whatever people might say or do.
At one time, I thought our spiritual gifts and talents had to be visible, such as teaching and witnessing. However, as I studied the Bible and read, I realized that sometimes our spiritual gift could be just having a smile and sharing it with others. This Bible verse tells us to include all aspects of our life with a good and positive work attitude, not for earthly gain, but to please the Lord. Don’t just do enough to get by, but go the extra mile, doing the best we are capable of doing.
As we go about our daily lives, we need to continue to pray for our nation and our leaders, as well as our state and its leaders. Continue to be in prayer for the sick in our community and to those that have lost loved ones. God knows their names and needs. Until next week, take care and be joyful!