Hickory – On Sunday, June 18, 2023, the men of Hartzell Memorial United Methodist Church will celebrate their day. Mr. Robert Long, Sr. will be speaker for the day. He is the Senior Deacon for Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Hickory. He is also a retired educator of Hickory Public Schools for 33 years. He served in many positions including coaching sports, counselor of at-risk students, Dean of students, Director of night school, and director of Summer Youth Employment program. In his retirement, Mr. Long teaches Sunday School and Bible Study at Mt. Zion. Additionally, he has been guest instructor for the United Methodist Men at McQueen Chapel UM Church and has taught a series of lessons on “Man After God’s Own Heart.”

Robert and his wife Ursula, of 43 years, have four children: Robert, Jr., Dena, Roddy and Erica.

This service is open to the public. John Lott, Chair of the United Methodist Men of Hartzell, extends a special invitation to all friends and family members to attend.

Hartzell Church is located at 465 South Center Street in Hickory, NC. Rev. Cassandra Rawls is the pastor.