I got so excited last night as I was led to the back part of the fellowship hall and saw the food that had been collected for our Thanksgiving Basket Mission. I saw the boxes that our children from the Weekday School had decorated and made special for each family. I was blessed and encouraged as I heard how many people had helped already to bring items, organize them, and now get them ready for delivery.
Thanks to everyone for their contributions and help.
The leaves have begun to turn to their beautiful fall wardrobe and we are blessed to see the handiwork of the Lord reserved for this season of the year. It is time to assess the fruitfulness of our year and to get everything in order and prepared before the winter comes. How goes your preparation? How deeply rooted is your faith in God? How appreciative are you right now of the ways in which God is at work in your life?
This month is a very important time for us all. It is a time to give thanks. Come see how we might give thanks together by viewing this month’s Newsletter and Calendar.
Remember, Laurel Hill is the host for our Community Thanksgiving Service on Wednesday, November 25th at 7:00 PM. Come share in a wonderful time of praise and hymn singing. The Rev. Sam Grozdanov from Four Mile Creek is our preacher.
After last might’s Mission Committee meeting and following much discussion, the decision was made to move this fall’s dinner and auction event to Spring 2016 (March 5, 2016). Find out how you can still help make “Blessings and Blossoms” an awesome and effective mission event by checking with one of the Committee members or talking to Bill Holmes or Peggy Singlemann.
For all who have been hard at work for this event please hold on to your items. It will still be good and fruitful labor for the kingdom.
“Make your calling and election sure”, the scripture says. So, if we want to have a super month in October we will humble ourselves and draw near unto God. We will make it our highest priority to go into our “phone booth” of prayer and come out transformed as Superman used to do on TV. See how you might join with your brothers and sisters as you check out our Calendar and Newsletter.
Also, come and meet our new District Superintendent Peter Moon as we conduct our annual Charge Conference, Sunday, October 4th at 2:00 PM. Come ready to pray together for the Lord to bless and sanctify Laurel Hill UMC!
P. S. Speaking of Peter, join us for our Sunday Evening Bible Study as we get into I Peter at 6:00 PM.
September is a wonderful month. Our children are headed back to school. Football season is back. Yet, with all that is going on we are active in the work of the kingdom! We are finishing our summer and starting our fall in a dynamic way as we host the CARITAS families from August 29th – September 6th. During the month, you are invited to a special Community Worship service as our brothers and sisters down at Four Mile Creek Baptist Church welcome us to their 10:00 AM service on September 20th. Our choir will join with theirs as we lift our voices together in praise to the Living God! That is also the second day of the UCI World Bicycle Championships. We welcome our visitors from around the world here on the 19th and the 20th to Varina.
You can find out more about that and more as you view our church Calendar and Newsletter for the month of September.
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