Members of the Flagler Palm Coast and Matanzas High School football teams, as well as coaches, cheerleaders and band members, attended the worship service.
The Palm Coast United Methodist Church hosted its eighth-annual Football Sunday on Aug. 18.
Members of the Flagler Palm Coast and Matanzas High School football teams, as well as coaches, cheerleaders and band members, attended the worship service at 9:30 a.m.
Church attendees, friends and high school family members wore football jerseys and shirts supporting their favorite team or high school.
Superintendent James Tager, FPCHS Principal Tom Russell and MHS Principal Jeffrey Reaves attended and participated in the service, encouraging community members to love each other, to take care of each other and to persevere.
During the service, Pastor Kevin James Sr., who wore a referee shirt, asked: What does love have to with football?
He answered with a quote from football player Jeremy Johnson: “All you can control in life is how you react to life.”
Ellen Pipino and Debra Farquharson, church members, said that love brings the community together, and that they want the schools' students and players to feel loved and supported.
The 11 a.m. service also included members of the Bethune-Cookman University football team.