Rejoice This Sunday, December 14th

children ChristmasWhat a great time it will be this Sunday, December 14th at 11:00 AM as we are humbled by the Savior’s birth and the gift of our own children and grandchildren as they lead us in celebrating the Advent of Christ into our world. Come and be blessed by the music and program of our children and young people. Thank you to Sheree, Tricia, and Connie leading our children and for Phil sharing the good news of Jesus. It’s all this Sunday: “O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord!”

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Our December Support of UMFS

Our Christmas Eve offering this year will be dedicated to United Methodist Family Services UMFS(UMFS). This includes all donations received during the Christmas Eve offering time, as well as all funds received in the special Christmas offering envelope dated December 25th. It will help our tellers and Financial Recording Secretary if you write “UMFS” on the memo line of your check and on your envelope. The Christmas Eve communion rail offering will be dedicated to benevolence through the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund.   Regular church offerings and tithes should be brought on the Sundays before or after the Christmas Eve worship service. Thank you for blessing our church and others!

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Please Remember Our Family in Your Prayers


NASH, Doreen May, 81, of Midlothian, Va., died peacefully with her family by her side December 4, 2014. Doreen was a native of Essex, England. She was preceded in death by her husband, Keith T. Nash; her parents, James and Elizabeth Reynolds; her brother, Allister Reynolds; and her sister, Rose Barber. She is survived by her four children, Michael (Natasha), Richard (Brenda), Kevin (Jennifer), Karen Ramsey (Norman); grandchildren, Jessica, Miranda, Brittany, Ian, Ethan, Sandra, Keith, Robert (Sarah) and Hannah (Payton); stepgrandchildren, Justin, Mariah and Hayley; and great-grandchildren, Ava and Eli. She is also survived by a number of siblings and extended family in the United States and in Essex, England. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, as well as tending to her flower garden. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, December 5, 2014 at Bliley’s-Chippenham, 6900 Hull Street Rd. A funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Midway Baptist Church, Phenix, Va., with interment in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Midway Baptist Church, 2595 Midway Rd., Phenix, Va. 23959.

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Let’s Celebrate the Coming of Christ!

adventWe look forward to celebrating the Advent season and you can help us be ready. We are decorating the church the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 29th at 10:00 AM. Let us adorn our sanctuary in every way we can to show the joy of the season.

Don’t miss a single thing in the month ahead. Here is the December Calendar and Newsletter. The blessings of Jesus the Christ be upon you and your family!

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November’s Newsletter- THANKS!

KoreagardenThanks to everyone who helped me participate in the Pilgrimage for Spiritual Renewal to Korea with Bishop Young Jin Cho. It was a soul renewing trip.  But, I am thankful to be back home at Laurel Hill! Check out this month’s Newsletter and Calendar and give thanks to the Lord with me.

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Why Community Engagement Matters

Please head over to and watch the video with Lovett Weems as we prepare for our 2015 Vital Congregation Focus: witnessing to Christ as we engage in love and ministry with our community!

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See You at Homecoming!

homecoming1It is going to be great! Homecoming is this Sunday at Laurel Hill UMC. Our worship time together starts at 11:00 AM. There will be special music, hymn singing, good preaching, and welcome faces for you to see. Bring a covered dish for all our extra friends who will join us for lunch after the service.

If you can help set up for lunch, come Saturday at 3:00 PM. Thanks.

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