February’s Newsletter and Calendar

As I meditate on Sunday’s message, the prophet Jeremiah wakes us to the fact that there are usually three reasons why people take action. One is power. Two is pride. Three is principle. Power and pride are pursued to satisfy self. Principle is followed to satisfy a standard greater than self. Jeremiah lifts up the one standard for which we take action as Christians, one self-evident truth that moves us and propels us forward: The Lord is our Hope, our Savior in times of distress. (Jeremiah 14: 8)

We dare not stray from seeking God’s kingdom and righteousness first! We dare not look to any other person or thing to determine our future but in this leap year cast ourselves completely over to Jesus, our Lord and Christ.

Look for ways God’s Word can be settled and work powerfully in you each day of the month ahead. Read the Newsletter and keep up with things using the Calendar.

Mark your calendar especially for our Ash Wednesday Service at Willis United Methodist Church, February 10th at 7:00 PM and don’t forget that all of February is Heart Havens’ Month!

ashwednesday2                        Heart HavensMonth 2016

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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