Follow Up Mercies after Hurricane Matthew

hurricanmatthewI know many of you are praying and are concerned how we might be of help to the victims of Hurricane Matthew. This is the first Southeastern Jurisdiction United Methodist Volunteer in Mission update: SEJ UMVIM update for our disaster response.

Thank you to Lois Miller for alerting us Sunday to the good work UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) is already on the ground doing in Haiti and the Caribbean. Read about it in this article: UMCOR’s Quick Response.hurricanematthew1

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Beginning in October

First Sundaworldcommunion2016y in October is a very special day as we observe World Communion Sunday with our brothers and sisters all around the globe. One bread, one body, one Lord who is over us all. We rejoice in God’s mighty work among His people.

This Sunday also marks the first of five Sundays when we can bring in books, DVD’s, and stuffed animals for our ministry partnership with the Pediatric Emergency Room at the VCU Medical Center. Make the most of this opportunity to share and demonstrate the love of Jesus to these needy children.

Follow all we can do together through this month’s calendar and newsletter. Plus, see how we can be involved again in HEARTH, the Thanksgiving Food Box Program.

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Waking Up to Revival and More…

revivalI hope you’ve already noticed the signs at the Route 5 Churches that invite you to Wake Up and be a part of our Community Revival, September 11-13, 2016 at Four Mile Creek Baptist Church.  Each night we will enter God’s gates with thanksgiving and go into God’s courts with praise at 6:45 PM, then our service will begin at 7:00 PM. You don’t want to miss this move of God in our midst.

You also want to be aware of all that God is doing this month at Laurel Hill so see and read our newsletter and see our Calendar.

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Vacation Bible School Starts Tonight!

Light it up!VBS2016 Join us as we explore following Jesus, the Light of the world. Registration and supper (!TACOS!) begins at 5:30 PM with our Opening Sing and Play Rock starting at 6:00 PM.  (If you are helping prepare for supper be in the fellowship hall around 4 PM.)

Tomorrow morning we will start our expedition together at 9:00 AM and close around noon.

Sunday, we celebrate that “He is the Light” during our 11:00 AM service and then everyone is invited to stay and enjoy a covered dish lunch.  We look forward to seeing everyone at VBS!

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Join in Praying for Revival

Dear Friends: You missed a great blessing if you weren’t here with us on August 3rd as we prayed together but we are called to come prayforrevivaltogether again this Wednesday, August 17th at 7:00 PM. I want you to be there.

Laurel Hill has begun a new evening prayer service on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 7:00 P.M.  These services will be focused on our many prayer concerns and prayers of gratitude.  There will be opportunities for corporate and individual prayer.  The beginning of each service will include a time to hear the Word and to reflect on the scripture passage.  There will also be an opportunity to lift our voices to the Lord in song.  Please consider taking advantage of this opportunity to share in prayer and to rejoice in God’s grace together.  For additional information or if you have transportation needs, please contact Phil Deane at 804-334-9582.

We have also been called to join our brothers and sisters at Four Mile Creek for a special season of prayer for our Community Revival Services, September 11 – 13, 2016. Please click on this link and let us pray together!


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August Newsletter and Calendar

There is a VBS2016change this month. We will have our Luncheon on second Sunday, the 14th to coincide with our Vacation Bible School celebration! We also start a new Prayer Service on Wednesday, August 3rd at 7:00 PM and we’ll meet again on the 17th. I hope to see you coming through the door of the sanctuary as we seek the Lord together.

Here is your Calendar and newsletter.

Please let your neighbors know (especially if they have small children or grandchildren) the Weekday School will be having their Open House for Fall enrollment on August 16, from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

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Staying Informed

Wanted to keep everyone up to date on some of the ministries we support at Laurel Hill. Here are the July newsletters for CARITASHeart Havens, and UMFS.

Encourage yourself in the Lord today and keep these ministries in your prayers.caritas1  hearthavens UMFS

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