Maybe So ...

2/15/2016

Dear Editor,

After the expansion project finishes here at Utmost United Methodist Church a couple of Sunday school rooms need to be updated. They are at the end of the hall in the older part of the church. Some furniture is still in there – mainly pieces members “donated” when updating their own homes. The Trustees plan to dispose of most of it.

After a Sunday afternoon meeting, Sunny Day went down that hallway, looking for extra chairs for the United Methodist Women’s meeting on Monday. She looked into the room where some sofas were stored and found two teenagers lip-locked. She recognized them and said, “I’m not going to report you to your parents. But you are. I promise you, I will follow up.”

Sunny reported the incident to our pastor, Rev. Mostly Wright. However, she kept her promise; she did not reveal their names. Rev. Wright said, “Thank you for telling me. It suggests two things: one, the youth counselors need to know they must keep close watch on the youth in their charge. And two, we must keep the doors locked as a precaution.” 

In some ways, we find the church serving in place of parents. It is part of ministry.

Until next time …

Homer Heardmore
Rhodes Crossing, Ga.