Did you know that the U.S. Dpeartment of Argiculture reports that 49 million Americans go hungry in this country every day? Almost 25 percent of those Americans are children. These children depend on school breakfast and lunch programs as a main source of food during the school year. Once school ends, these children go hungry every day. Some of these children live right around the corner from you! You can be part of a new ministry that is gathering and delivering groceries. Elmont school also will be including books for the children to read each week, so they can keep up with their summer reading lists. For more information contact Kristie Vota at firstname.lastname@example.org or Susan Cunningham at email@example.com
Register now for Workshop of Wonders (WOW)! July 28 through August 1 enjoy being with your friends and making new ones as you learn about God through Bible stories, crafts, science experiments, and music. Snacks will be provided. To register and see a brief preview video go to http://2014.cokesburyvbs.com/kenwoodumc
Questions? Call Laurie McMann (798-6763) or email Kenwood UMC at firstname.lastname@example.org
During worship on Sunday, May 18, we will recognize the youth of Kenwood who are graduating from high school this year. Afterwards, there will be an opportunity to offer best wishes to the graduates during a reception in the fellowship room of the education building. Come show your support and appreciation for these young people as they begin the next chapter of their lives. Light “finger food” and beverages will be available during the reception.
Celebrate the good news of the Risen Lord on April 20! Sunrise service will be held at 7:00 a.m. in the Kenwood cemetery. (In case of rain, we will gather in the sanctuary). Worship at 10:00 a.m. will include communion. Bring fresh flowers to put on the cross outside as a sign of Jesus transforming death into resurrection. Come, let us sing and celebrate as Easter people!
On April 17, at 7:00 p.m., Kenwood UMC will offer a special worship experience. Together, we will remember the Thursday Jesus shared with his disciples before his arrest, crucifixion, and resurrection. There will be hymns, scripture, and a time of communion. On this night, Jesus helped us hear a new commandment: “Love one another as I have loved you!”
You are invited to attend a fellowship potluck on Sunday, March 30 right after worship at 11:15 am. This is a time to catch up with friends and family. Please bring a dish to share. If your last name begins with the letter A – G, bring a main dish. If your last name begins with H – R, bring a side dish. If your last name begins with S – Z, bring a dessert. We look forward to seeing you there!
Come join us on Saturday, March 29, from 8:30 a.m. till noon to help the Trustees with some cleaning and sprucing up. No previous experience is needed! There will be tasks ranging from pulling weeds to cleaning and organizing rooms. Contact Susan Cunningham if you have any questions – or just show up on the 29th ready to jump in!
For safety’s sake, Kenwood’s Ash Wednesday service is canceled.
Sunday’s worship will offer the invitation for God’s blessings of beginning the Lenten journey.
Beginning March 2, we will begin a new worship series about the Seven Sins and their Cures. Jesus saves us with a “pow” and “wow” from our sins. Come hear and be ready for healing.
Souper Bowl of Caring is a National Youth Event in which hunger awareness is at the center. Each year the event occurs on Super Bowl Sunday, a day in which a lot of food is made, eaten and often thrown out. The goal of Souper Bowl of Caring is to raise money to support local community programs that fight hunger every day. This year Kenwood will be supporting ACES (Ashland Christian Emergency Services). Through events leading up to Souper Bowl Sunday and collecting donations in soup pots on February 2nd, we are hoping to raise enough money to buy much needed supplies for those right here in the Elmont/Ashland community. We hope that you will join in on our events and/or donate on February 2nd and help us stop hunger, one Souper Bowl at a time!