A Future and A Hope

happynewyearThe Lord knows it can be difficult to look ahead with hope and confidence when that way seems dark or uncertain or we’re still trying to catch up to where we are. This is why it is so good to be able to trust the Lord.  His plans for us are to graciously give us a future and a hope.

I hope we won’t waste any part of 2016 trying to cast our own future but will fully discern and follow the will of the Lord. Strong are the temptations of our flesh to elevate our own desires above the self denial Jesus commands for those who follow Him. The tug of complying with the world is persuasive for many but as Hebrews tells us, “we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.” (Hebrews 10: 39)

So, let 2016 be the year that in both mundane and mighty ways you demonstrate the faith God gives to save us!  As we move into 2016 together here is January’s Calendar and newsletter.

 

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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