According to Merriam-Webster, homecoming is defined as “the return of a group of people, usually on a special occasion, to a place formerly frequented or regarded as home.”
On Sunday, Sept. 16, such an occasion will take place at Union Chapel United Methodist Church.
It will be the church’s 163rd homecoming. The congregation invites all who feel at home in the church and those searching for a church to attend to join for worship, fellowship, special music and a covered dish lunch. Worship will begin at 11 a.m. led by Pastor Bobby D. Ross.
Union Chapel’s has a homecoming tradition, which was started by Louise Poole in 2000. The church collects a special offering for the United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH), which is located in DeKalb County. The goal of UMCH is to help children and families find a place they can call home and restore family relationships by providing foster care, transitional programs and family housing. Any donations will be appreciated.
Attendees are asked to provide their favorite dish, an open heart and mind to celebrate homecoming. The Union Chapel UMC is located at 215 Union Chapel Road.