Hillsboro UNM to host first responders


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The Hillsboro First United Methodist Church plans to honors first responders at its Sunday, Sept. 11 services at both 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

This year, 9/11 falls on a Sunday morning. That date will always be filled with memories of lives lost, planes flying into buildings, and selfless acts of heroism by those who were responding to the victims in those acts of terrorism. The Hillsboro First United Methodist Church wants to take the opportunity on that day to honor the first responders in its community for the important lifesaving work that they do day in and day out. The church imagines that many days for them are filled with trauma and heartbreak, and often their service for the greater good goes unnoticed and unthanked.

The Hillsboro First United Methodist Church is inviting the sheriff’s office and police departments, fire personnel, and EMTs from the Hillsboro departments to come to one of its worship services with their families on 9/11 so that the church can properly thank them. The plans include presenting homemade gifts, thank you cards, and a special gift for those responders attending the service or on duty responders.

The service times are: Traditional worship, held at 133 E. Walnut St., begins at 9 a.m. and the First Church on U.S. Route 50, held at the Hillsboro VFW located at 1000 W. Main St., will begin at 11 a.m. All are invited to come and join the church for an uplifting service.

Contact the church office if you have any questions at 937-393-2981.

Submitted by Avery Elliott, administrative assistant, Hillsboro First United Methodist Church.

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