The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Advent themeWelcome to Advent and the Christmas season! Let’s celebrate what God has done, is doing, and is going to do.

“For unto us a child is born and unto us a Son is given.”

Here is our December  Newsletter  and Calendar . Sunday, December 3rd pick up a copy of the Advent Devotional from the Society of Saint Andrew and move through this time giving thanks and praise for all that God has done through Jesus Christ the Son!

Prepare for the weeks ahead:

December 10, 2017, we will have special music by the Friendship Class.

December 17, 2017, we have a special program and special music by the children from our Sunday School, Children’s Church, and Thursday’s Children’s Choir.

December 24, 2017 we will have our regular morning services then our Christmas Eve Candlelight & Communion Service at 7 PM. During this service we will receive a special offering for United Methodist Family Services.

I look forward to seeing you at all of our worship services.

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Community Thanksgiving Service

communitythanksgiving1You’re invited to join us at our Community Thanksgiving Service Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 7:00 PM. The Rev. Kevin Sykes and St. James Baptist Church (2169 New Market Road) encourage you to be a part of our worship and thanksgiving!

The Rev. Norman Ramsey of Laurel Hill United Methodist Church will be preaching and we can expect great things from our community choir.

The offering we receive will benefit Eastern Henrico FISH.

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One Reason to Rejoice

give thanksCan you name at least one way God is at work in your life right now?  It doesn’t have to be something complicated or humongous. It could be a simple kindness or a single word of encouragement. Whatever it is, take the time to give thanks to the Lord.

Find out more about acting on one thing God wants for you or that you want from God by reading November’s newsletter or keep up with things happening at Laurel Hill and in our community by checking the calendar for November.

 

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Are You Committed to the Lord?

octoberOctober is a special month for Laurel Hill.  It is a month to gauge and grow in our commitment to the Lord.  It is a month when we will celebrate Laity Sunday, October 8th in both services. It is a month when we will host our annual Charge Conference with seven other churches participating on October 15th!

It is also the month for collecting books, DVD’s, and stuffed animals for our ministry partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Richmond and the Pediatric Emergency Room.  Make sure you’re helping and participating in this great outreach.

Also, at the end of the month, on the 28th, Laurel Hill will have a Fall Festival for our children and our families.  Find out all about it in the newsletter and get it on your schedule as you check the monthly Calendar.

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Raised Up in September

harveyreliefOur world is showing it’s need for Jesus Christ more and more every day.  Whether we are facing civil unrest or natural disasters, we are being called upon by the Lord to be raised up and counted during the month of September.  We are the church, the body of Christ, commissioned as the Lord’s representatives in the earth.

This begins with our commitment to share the good news of Jesus Christ through word, deed, and sign.  This involves demonstrating our love for people in concrete and honest ways.  Invite your friends and neighbors to worship with you as we find fresh wisdom from God’s ancient source of truth, the Holy Scriptures this month.

Join us in supporting those devastated by Hurricane Harvey through UMCOR and see the five ways you can help right now. Remember also, September is Hunger Awareness Month and the Society of Saint Andrew asks for our involvement including participating in the Virginia Day of Action, Friday September 29, 2017.

Plus, here is our September Calendar and newsletter.

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Our Missions and Ministries in Bloom!

flower-power-fundraisingYou can begin your support of our Missions and Ministries Fundraiser right now by going online and  placing your order.

Join us as our spirit blossoms helping those in need. Working together we will successfully support missions and ministries outreach in our community, state and throughout the world. This summer and early fall the goal is to raise $6000 through the new “Missions and Ministries in Bloom” fundraiser. Laurel Hill United Methodist is a church with a focus on growing our faith in the Lord while helping the least of our brothers and sisters. (Matthew 25:40) Join us and order today!

Tell your friends all about it and let’s work together to bring Missions and Ministries into Bloom!

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Let’s Pray!

prayerWednesday)Tonight, we gather in the sanctuary starting at 7:00 PM to pray.

 

After prayer time, you are welcome to join the Outreach Committee as we meet together.

Laurel Hill UMC is located at 1919 New Market Road (Route 5) in Varina, VA between I-895 and I-295.

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