August 27, 2015
Starting in September, Pastor Dan will be doing a mini sermon series on prayer “The Psalmist Prayer: Help, Thanks , Wow ” the three essential prayers of life. The series is loosely based on a book of the same title by Anne Lamott. During this sermon series we will be looking at the 3 essential prayers of life as they are depicted in the Psalms. Join us in the discovery and practice of prayer!
September 13: “Help” Psalm 86:1-10
September 20: “Thanks” Psalm 30
September 27: “Wow” Psalm 8
Starting on September 6 there will be an ongoing Small Group Bible Study on Prayer based on the book “10 Prayers You Can’t Live Without: How to talk to God about Anything” by Rick Hamlin
July 15, 2015
On August 2, we will be having a congregation and VBS cookout from 6-8 pm. The basics will be provided but we ask that the congregation sign up to bring a side dish, dessert and/or
beverage. Please RSVP so we know how many hot dogs and hamburgers to buy. You can RSVP and sign up to bring food at:VBS Church Picnic Sign up.
July 15, 2015
Vacation Bible School is right around the corner! Remember to sign your children up and your friend’s children up for VBS Aug 2-5 (rising K-5) at VBS Signup. The sooner you sign up the better we can plan for and prepare for your kids to have an exciting and fun time learning about God. If you need help signing up your kids, contact the church office at 897-7444.
June 23, 2015
The Elmont Summer Feeding Program is in full swing! Each week Kenwood United Methodist Church is providing for 13 local families in need.This link will show you the items we are in need of each week: Elmont Summer Feeding Sign up
Food donations can be dropped off during Kenwood’s Office Hours-
Tuesdays- Thursdays- 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
or brought to Kenwood’s Worship service, 10:00 a.m. Sundays.
Thank you for helping your community!
June 2, 2015
Kenwood’s new partnership with Elmont Elementary to assist children that need food during the summer months is expanding!! Your response was so overwhelming last year, and there are so many children in need, we felt we could make it even bigger!
So this summer we are collecting food items each week for 13 Elmont families with a total of 34 children whose access to school breakfast & lunch programs will end on June12th.
Here is the basic information.
On Sunday, June 14th food collection will begin. Each Sunday a bin will be at the front of the sanctuary to collect the food. The next day the items will be sorted & bagged and delivered to the families by a representative of the school & the church. If we have extra items we will make sure that the families with more than one child to feed gets them.
Please contact the Kenwood Office if you have questions.
We have increased the variety based on what the kids enjoyed most last year. Please refer to the list to the below for food items.
Elmont Summer Feeding Program Food List
CANNED BEEF A RONI
SPAGHETTI/PASTA NOODLES & SPAGHETTI SAUCE
BIG CANS OF SOUP
MAC AND CHEESE
CANNED PINTO, BLACK, REFRIED BEANS
LOAVES OF BREAD*
PEANUT BUTTER CRACKERS
April 15, 2015
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.
April 1, 2015
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
March 4, 2015
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
January 22, 2015
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.
January 22, 2015
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!