Finishing the Year Well

Yesterday, we had a wonderful group head down to Greater Mount Moriah Baptist Church to conduct our last Homeless Feeding for 2015. This is one of the ways we regularly serve our community here at Laurel Hill UMC!hf

The next time we will serve this way will be Tuesday, March 29th, 2016.

What about these last few days of 2015? What will you do that will prepare you for the year ahead?

  1. Forgive anyone that has offended you, hurt you or those you love, and carry no extra weight or burdens into 2016. Some may say, that is too difficult but I am asking you to forgive and live these last two days of the year free from carrying your wounds any further into the future. I pray that on the third day, January 1st – New Year’s Day you will be raised to newness of life – the old will have passed away and you will behold all things being made new.
  2. Live these last two days the way you want your first days to be in 2016. Don’t overindulge or complicate any situation but clean things up and put things in their proper place.
  3. Seek the Lord. Call upon Him while He is near. The time to get direction is before you head out. Ask for the Holy Spirit to be your GPS – the governing and prevailing source of all you do.

Be blessed and Happy New Year!

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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