We will begin our Discipleship Training at Laurel Hill United Methodist Church from the first week of February 2019.
Registration is open now.
You can bring your name and phone number for the initial registration. The brief information is following,
Orientation meeting : 12:30pm on Jan 27, 2019 at the Fellowship hall of Laurel Hill UMC
Period of training : 1st Feb – 30 April, 2019, weekly
Date of meeting: to be decided at the orientation meeting.
Text : Living Life (Picture)
Contact : (804)795-2772 (church) (804) 912-7957 (pastor’s cell)
This training will nurture the leaders of small groups which will begin with a pilot group in May and church wide groups in September, 2019.
Yunho Eo, Pastor
Since 2017. Bishop Lewis has been encouraging the Virginia Conference to read the Bible in a year. Each year has featured a different way of reading. For 2019, she challenges us again to read the Bible. Please see bishop challenge 2019!
Happy New Year to you all!
I want to share my devotion of the first day of this new year.
“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband” (Revelation 21:1-2).
I often had enjoyed the Sun rise when I was in Colonial Beach. When the sun rising is shown clearly in a good weather (without clouds or fogs), It is so beautiful and glorious. Its ray makes a yellow path on the water. Its light exhales the shining glory all over the directions. It takes about several minutes to shine his light brightly on the surface of the water. Then it rises on the sky and beings to run a day again as usual. That is a new day starting for all creatures making life diligently under the sun.
The days of year 2018 have gone beneath the history and new days of year 2019 have risen above land and sea. Now God gives each and every one of us a new year, to which no one has ever been and touched. This New Year is given to us like a big blank paper where we will draw our life journey. What life we are going to walk along of this New Year.
In Korean tradition, same as many Asian country tradition, the animal of this year is a golden pig. Haha…. It symbolizes the prosperity. When we change a year, we experience new atmosphere and feeling. But in several days, we become same as usual. Our resolutions will be faded away in a month. Our new calendar on the wall becomes nothing new but just indication of days. As the Ecclesiasts says, there is no new thing under the sun.
But today’s reading text of Revelation shows us an absolute different heaven and earth which will be renewed completely. It will come true someday only known by
God the Father. Today is a dream coming true of yesterday. Tomorrow is another fulfillment of the dream of yesterday. I am dreaming the day I will be with the Lord forever in the eternal newness to be given by the Lord. On the first day of the New Year, everything seems to be same as usual. And yet, there is important newness going on, Invisible newness in our hearts and minds. Surely, we know that we are in the new day and New Year in our thought and emotion. With this new minds and hearts, I would like to serve the Lord and the people for all this year.
Last night, we had a New Year’s Eve Spiritual Renewal service. It was a great moment of renewal of my spiritual journey. Rev. Ed Johnson and Rev. Tom Austin joined me together in service and blessings.
I felt a strong presence of the Lord while we prayed with the people. That was a true renewal from our hearts and minds. That was a true blessing moment for each person. Thanks be to God for His blessing with the renewal now and forever.
Lord, thank you for allowing us to enter another new year 2019. Abide us to the great heaven and earth of the Ultimate Kingdom of God. Lord, give us wisdom and spiritual strength and growth through all this year that we may enter the eternal Kingdom of God with joy and conviction. In Christ, we pray. Amen.
I inform you the following,
- Newsletter Jan 2019and Calendar Jan 2019. I put our plan of Discipleship Training and Small Group ministry. You can see Nomination report and the Summary of Year 2019’s Planning Calendar in the Newsletter.
- Pray for the Special General Conference during February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. Read summary of 3 Plans submitted into the General Conference, Plans-Comparison-English , Plans-Comparison-Central-Conferences-English
All families of Laurel Hill United Methodist Church! Arise and Shine in the glory of God!
Here is a letter from our Bishop Council for greetings of Advent and Christmas to all United Methodist Churches. Kenneth Carter letter
Advent is the season of waiting for the arrival of our Lord. While the first Advent was waited by Jews 2000 years ago, we are waiting for his returning again. We have weekly meditation and prayer with a booklet published by NIV (Zondervan) for 25 days.
We invite you to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ in the season of Advent. Other celebrations are following;
12/2, “Hanging of the Greens” at 11am 12/9, Holy Communion, Bell Choir at 11am, Children’s Presentation at 6pm 12/16, Christmas Cantata with Chancel Choir at 11am 12/24, Christmas Eve Service with Holy Communion at 7pm 12/31, New Year Eve (Watch-night) service with Candle Lighting at 11:30pm
Please take a look at Newsletter12.18 and Calendar12.18.
Greetings of Advent Season and Merry Christmas to you all!
Yunho Eo, pastor
Thank you for visiting our website of Laurel Hill UMC!
May God bless you and guide you to the blessings overflown in your life!
We all rejoice farmers’ abundant harvest with this thanksgiving season for God’s providing rain, light, wind, good temperature and right weather for the crops and fruits. It is too much to count all blessings of God toward us.
This season teaches us there is a season of harvest in our life too. Some day, we are all standing before God to show our fruits we bear through our spiritual journey in this world. All in Christ look forward to rejoicing the feast of the heavenly harvest banquet.
We will remember our loved ones on All Saints Sunday (Nov. 4th), celebrate the Veteran’s Sunday Day (Nov. 11), and rejoice all God’s blessings at Thanksgiving Day.
If you click Newsletter11.18 and Calendar11.18 , you can see our activities, and ministries and missions for November. Thank you. May God bless you abundantly!
The fall season starts again the color change of leaves from this month. We are meeting the Charge Conference at 2pm on October 21, 2018 at Duncan Memorial UMC. We have done a transition of the pastoral change and achieved fruitful ministries and missions during the summer season. Now we keep moving toward the God’s ministry with rearranged version of the next year. In Ecclesiastes 1:10, “there is nothing new under the sun.” However, we could seek for the wisdom from the Holy Spirit as well as our church history and Bible study. Please pray for our pastor and our leaders of our church. Calendar.10.18 and nNewsletter10.18 are available here. Click one you want to see from either one.