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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.

June Newsletter and Calendar

Let’s get straight to it. Here is your June newsletter. Plus, here is the June Calendar . Don’t forget Celebrate Varina at Dorey Park this Saturday, June 3rd from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. See you there!  

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Upcoming Events for Laurel Hill UMC

You are invited to come join us every week for worship and Sunday School at 1919 New Market Rd in Varina, VA. Our early service starts at 8:45 AM. Sunday School begins at 9:45 AM and our traditional service starts … Continue reading

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Spring Forth into New Life

The spring is a wonderful time of the year. Every farmer is sowing seeds with an abundant harvest in mind. Every gardener is envisioning savoring the fruits of their labor. All of us, coming off of a fresh celebration of … Continue reading

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Praying for the United Methodist Church

This week, we in the Virginia Annual Conference are called to consecrate special time to pray for the United Methodist Church and in particular for the Commission on the Way Forward and for the meeting of the Judicial Council in … Continue reading

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Witnessing to the Resurrection

Join us during April as we proclaim the glorious, good news that Jesus Christ is risen indeed! Follow Laurel Hill United Methodist on Facebook and remember our new email: laurelhillumc.varina@gmail.com. Here is our newsletter and Calendar for the month. Especially remember to join us … Continue reading

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March through Lent

As we begin the season of Lent on March 1st here at Laurel Hill UMC at 7:00 PM, I encourage you to make these days “a time of refreshing from the presence of the Lord”. (Acts 3: 19) Be immediate … Continue reading

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Love Constrains Us

The Bible speaks of how the love of God draws everything and everyone in our lives down to a singular relationship with Jesus. We don’t live for ourselves. We live so that others would know what the crucifixion and resurrection … Continue reading

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