February Is Heart Havens Month!

hh-month-2018-fb-cover.pngWhat makes your life full and rich? Is it your involvement in church? Your job? Is it the
friends you go to the movies with, or the buddies who come over to watch the football
game?

Could it even be the small choices you make every day, such as what to have
for breakfast or what to watch on TV in the evening? All of these things together are
what fill our lives with joy and keep us engaged in our communities.

Adults with a developmental disability want a life just like yours: a life where they are
part of a community, get to experience the many joys the world has to offer, and make
their own choices. That’s where Heart Havens comes in.

Heart Havens is a Virginia Conference Advance Special mission that provides
residential support to adults with a developmental disability, but it’s so much more than
just providing a house. Heart Havens empowers people to discover what it is they love
and then pursue it.

No matter what the goal is, Heart Havens is all about helping the people they support find a way to make their dreams a reality.

This February, our congregation will lift up Heart Havens Month, a time to both support the Heart Havens mission with our gifts and celebrate the gifts that people with a developmental disability bring to the church. Gifts we collect for Heart Havens allow them to continue providing a vibrant lifestyle for the people they support.

To learn more about Heart Havens and the Heart Havens homes around the Conference, please visit www.hearthavens.org.

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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One Response to February Is Heart Havens Month!

  1. Joyce Clay Handy says:

    Just read the February Newsletter from Lsurel Hill, Nothing about Heart Havens. Oh well we have
    a lot of people to care for. We have 11 houses that need help in the State of VA. People. They are going to be the forgotten when their parents die. no Speciel O. for the elderly, THANK YOU
    to the Sunday School class teachers at Laurel Hill thay fill a preacious need in their lives of their
    class which is full. The teachers are the best. It’s early. Can’t seem to get enough sleep. Thank you
    your time. Joyce Clay Handy.

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