First Month, First Love

January(1)January 2013 – How will you move in simplicity and repentance to have a more intimate relationship with God in this new year?  How will you incorporate faith and prayer into the daily activities that mark your routine?  How will your heart be “strangely warmed” by the assurance of forgiveness and salvation?

Let this be the year where your spirit grows in the grace and knowledge of Jesus!  Let this be the year when your soul is renewed after the image of Jesus!  Let this be the year when your mortal body is quickened  and made more alive by the discipline of the Holy Spirit!

Let this first month mark your way as someone who is in love with Jesus and in love with your neighbor.  Invite your friends to church this month.  The Oxendines’ Gospel Singing Group will be our special guests on Sunday, January 27th.  A love offering will be received for their ministry that day and we ask everyone to come and bring food for our potluck lunch together following the service.

About laurelhillumc

Laurel Hill United Methodist Church is rich in history as a church family committed to a life in Christ. We began in the heart of Varina almost 150 years ago; the church has grown through its existence as a church-hospital in the Civil War, as a circuit church, and survived a disastrous fire which destroyed the sanctuary about 50 years ago. Then, dedicated, Spirit-filled Christians worked hard together to build a new sanctuary. That hard work has continued with many new improvements including a new addition connecting the sanctuary and educational building, the installation of an elevator providing total accessibility throughout both buildings, remodeling the education building and the installation of 18 stained glass windows. Faithful clergy and laity ministering together have established a legacy of dedication and service which enables Laurel Hill to be a beacon of light in our community, in our world and to all who follow for generations to come. In response to the needs of the Varina community, Laurel Hill United Methodist Church also operates the Laurel Hill Weekday School. These programs are an active part of the life and ministry of Laurel Hill UMC. We accept the opportunity through our morning Preschool and After School child care to share our values of love, caring, cooperation and forgiveness. The Church and child care programs work together to enhance the spiritual, mental and physical growth of children in our community. Our worship services are held each Sunday with a contemporary service at 8:45am and a traditional service at 11:00am. Sunday School begins at 9:45am. Call our office (804) 795-2772 for Bible Study times and other ministry opportunities.
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