We finally got back into the church building after the snow and discovered we had snow come down on the inside of the church as well as outside. But, thanks to everyone for responding quickly and we hope limiting the eventual damage. Now, we work on fixing the problem.
Because of the clean up and drying out work that needs to be completed by the Richmond ServPro we will use our Fellowship Hall as our worship space this Sunday, January 31st. Come on and share in Sunday School as normal. Step over any chords you see in the hall or running from the classrooms and then come on downstairs as we worship together. Worship times remain the same- 8:45 AM and 11:00 AM. See you Sunday!
This Saturday morning at Laurel Hill will be a time set apart for prayer and pursuing the vision of ministry God has for us. We’ll start with breakfast at 8:00 AM. Thanks to Doug Singlemann and other men of God for preparing this meal for us before we meet together. We will begin with a time of devotion and worship at 8:45 AM, preparing our hearts to hear from God and each other and then formally begin our focused time at 9:00 AM.
This is more than planning our calendar. This is a time of agreed upon focus and mission where we mark our year with the ministries we believe help us fulfill God’s holy purposes for Laurel Hill within the kingdom and within our community.
At 11:45 AM, we will share in Holy Communion to conclude this sacred time.
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Yesterday, we had a wonderful group head down to Greater Mount Moriah Baptist Church to conduct our last Homeless Feeding for 2015. This is one of the ways we regularly serve our community here at Laurel Hill UMC!
The next time we will serve this way will be Tuesday, March 29th, 2016.
What about these last few days of 2015? What will you do that will prepare you for the year ahead?
- Forgive anyone that has offended you, hurt you or those you love, and carry no extra weight or burdens into 2016. Some may say, that is too difficult but I am asking you to forgive and live these last two days of the year free from carrying your wounds any further into the future. I pray that on the third day, January 1st – New Year’s Day you will be raised to newness of life – the old will have passed away and you will behold all things being made new.
- Live these last two days the way you want your first days to be in 2016. Don’t overindulge or complicate any situation but clean things up and put things in their proper place.
- Seek the Lord. Call upon Him while He is near. The time to get direction is before you head out. Ask for the Holy Spirit to be your GPS – the governing and prevailing source of all you do.
Be blessed and Happy New Year!
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.