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.
Come on February 18, 7:00 p.m. for a very special worship service. In this traditional service we begin the season of Lent, a forty day journey of reflection about how Jesus thought we and the world were worth dying for. This traditional service calls for the “imposition of ashes.” Members are invited to come forward to receive the imprint of ashes on their foreheads, as a sign of their mortality. In this stark way, we put in mind the difference between those things that are passing away and those things that endure forever.
The Higher Ground Youth are planning to go on a Mission Trip in 2016. To kick off their fundraising, they are holding a Pancake Supper on Shrove Tuesday, February 17th from 5:30-7:30 pm. Shrove Tuesday is the day before the official start of the Lenten Season. A time when you will fast, sacrifice and pray for 47 days. So, why not come out to our “Festive Feast” of Pancakes, Bacon, Ice Tea & Lemonade and live it up for ONE MORE DAY! Plus, you can help our Higher Ground Youth raise some money towards a trip that will bring them an experience of a lifetime. Adults & Youth are only $5, Ages 3-10 are $3 and under 3 is FREE! Advance tickets may be purchased by placing an order form found in the pew racks in the offering plate. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Please contact the church office at (804)798-7444.
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.
A BIG THANK YOU to all of you for your generous donations during October “Undies for ACES” Collection. We received 21 pairs of adult undies, 30 pairs of children’s undies, 2 sets of thermal undies, 18 pairs of adult socks, 24 pairs of children’s socks, 10 pairs of youth socks, 17 items of food and 1 toothbrush. A special thanks to Debbie Duty for counting and delivery!