The Higher Ground Youth Group are hosting a yard sale at Kenwood on May 16. We are working hard to raise money to go on a mission trip in the summer of 2016. We are in need of donations. We are looking for any items that you might want to donate. Clothing, housewares, furniture, toys, purses, decorations, shoes, dishes, pictures, linens, electronics, you name it, we will take it. We will be accepting donations starting on Wednesday, May 13 until Friday, May 15, from 6-8. If you need help getting your donations to the church, please let us know. Thanks for your support.
I would like to take this opportunity to celebrate and recognize the Outreach Ministries here at Kenwood United Methodist Church. I want to THANK YOU for the outstanding work each one of you do for the folks in need in our Elmont Community. I have accepted the role of Outreach Chairperson. Please consider becoming involved. It is very rewarding!!!
ACES- Josie Nicholls
Comfort and Joy Prayer Shawl- Judy Bryant, Shirley Jernigan
Elmont School Ministry-
- Tutoring- Kristie Vota
- School Supply Drive- coordinator needed
- Summer Feeding Program- Susan Cunningham and Kristie Vota
- Special Collections- Kristie Vota
- Thanksgiving Family- coordinator needed
- Christmas Family- coordinator needed
Super Bowl of Caring- Mark and Debra Waite (Higher Ground)
Mission to Hanover- Bill McGill, Mark and Debra Waite (Higher Ground)
Shalom Farms- Mark and Debra Waite ( Higher Ground)
Heart Havens- Debbie Duty
If there are any committees that I have overlooked or need to be added, please let me know. Also please let me know what I can do for you! Your thoughts and ideas are welcomed!Attention congregation: as of right now, I’m looking for those interested in taking the lead on the coordinator needed categories listed above! Also , If you can help with any of the outreach opportunities already organized, please let me know. Here’s your chance to become involved! Any and all help is most graciously appreciated! Sincerely, Julie Bookheimer
This is a special time in the life of the Church. Here are some upcoming events that help us receive Jesus’ grace for our life in new ways.
Maundy Thursday Service: April 2, 7:00 p.m.
This evening service invites us to remember when Jesus gave a new commandment (“Maundy” means new commandment) to love others as he loved us. We will share in communion.
Easter Sunrise Service in Cemetery: April 5, 6:30 a.m.
Up from the grave he arose! Come worship in a place he offers comfort as we watch light break through the clouds. In case of rain, we will meet in the sanctuary
While basketball fans prepare for March Madness, you are invited to participate in Mark Madness! This season of Lent, Kenwood UMC will be reading through the book of Mark, a book of the Bible that tells us about Jesus’ life of love for us and the world. A special daily, reading guide will be provided to journey with Jesus from the cross and empty grave.
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. As in the past, Kenwood will be supporting ACES. During worship see this year’s Souper Bowl Commercial, then on Souper Bowl Sunday, February 1st place your donations for ACES in soup pots. The Higher Ground Youth are hoping to raise enough money to buy much need supplies for our ACES partners. We hope that you will join in and donate on February 1st and help us stop hunger, one Souper Bowl at a time!
Come, be a part of a Sunday morning small group with discussion centered around the book and DVD titled “Love Does” by Bob Goff. This will be a video-based study where we read a chapter, watch a video, and have a discussion. This is not a long-term commitment; but is advertised as a 5-session format, and is a chance to get together on Sunday mornings after worship for fellowship and growth. The small group hopes to begin the discussion before the end of January. All are welcome.
Beginning January 18, we will begin a new worship series that explores the stories or parables Jesus told. He told some whoppers! Some we wish to ignore, others we have heard so much, we may yawn and tune out. Hear some of Jesus’ stories for our story worthy life!
The children of Kenwood have been practicing hard and can’t wait to perform this year’s Christmas Play,“Christmas Shopping for a King”! The play will take place during 10:00 worship on December 14th. There will be one showing of this fabulous event, so don’t miss out. Look forward to seeing you there!
We had 25 Kenwood volunteers turn out to participate in Mission to Hanover. Mission to Hanover is a program administered by Hanover County and Resurrection Disaster Relief. The volunteers assisted our neighbors who needed help in winterizing and having minor repairs done to their homes before winter arrives.It was a great success!
This year Kenwood has the opportunity to once again help Elmont families who are in need of food assistance this Thanksgiving. In the narthex there is a board with the food items needed for each family. Please take an item that fits your budget and bring it back no later than Sunday, November 23rd so the food can be delivered in time for Thanksgiving. As always, thank you for your support of the Elmont Community and for helping to stop hunger one meal at a time.