Come re-hear and receive gifts given to God’s people thousands of years ago from a servant, Isaiah, as they waited. We open these “re-gifts” as we wait to celebrate Christmas, Jesus’ return, and other times of expectation in our life. Then, we wonder, how will we re-gift these presents of hope, renewal, and promise? This worship series continues through Christmas Eve.
Beginning December 1, the small group that meets in the Fellowship Hall will begin the book: The Meaning is in the Waiting: The Spirit of Advent. With Abraham, Sarah, the Hebrew prophets, John the Baptist, and Mary, we will grapple with how to see God’s presence in the waiting. Daily readings will invite moments of reflection in this busy season. Contact Pastor Amy if you would like to participate. All are welcome!
You are invited to gather with your Kenwood family on Tuesday, November 26, for a light soup supper at 6:00 p.m. followed by an informal Thanksgiving Worship at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. Before the hustle and bustle of meal preparation and travel, take a moment to be with your church family and give thanks for all God’s blessings.
Kenwood will be supporting the Heart Havens Home in Ashland in November. The home is located at 320 N. Snead Street in Ashland. During November, we have several opportunities for you to support the residents and staff of the Ashland Heart Havens Home. Here are just a few of the ideas that we have planned:
Freezer Meals: Provide a simple meal that can be frozen and heated up by the home at their leisure. Allergies: tomatoes (all forms) and mushrooms. Casseroles work best and should be provided in a throw-away container. Ideas include meatloaf, fettuccine alfredo, macaroni and cheese, etc.
Minor Home Repairs & Landscaping: A work day is scheduled for November 23 which may include simple landscaping and minor repairs around the home.
Decorating the Home for the Holidays: Join the Higher Ground youth and decorate the outside of the home for the holidays.
Share a Meal with the Staff and Residents: Join us one evening for a dinner with staff and residents. Can’t attend? Don’t worry, there will be many ways to help out with donations.
Leader of a Scouting Organization or Small Group? These are the perfect sized groups to go out to the home for events. Contact Debra Waite and she will get you the necessary contact information for the home so you can arrange an event that best fits your group and the home’s schedule.
Come join us on Saturday, November 16, from 8:30 a.m. till noon, to help spruce up Kenwood. For more information, contact a task leader listed below or Susan Cunningham, chairperson of the Trustees.
*Cleaning classrooms/nursery – Winnie McGill & Laurie McMann
*Remove air conditioners from windows – Herb Trivett
*Scrapping and painting fascia board (fellowship hall) – Mark Waite
Elmont Elementary School would love Kenwood’s support either on Monday or Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. We will read, play games and such with English as a Second Language kindergarten students. Please let the office know if you are interested in joining the group.
Since 1996, the Box Tops for Education program has helped schools across America earn cash for the things they need. Each Box Top coupon is worth 10 cents for your school. In continuing support of our local Elmont Elementary School, Kenwood is collecting the pink coupons that can be found on items such as cereal boxes, snack items, baking products, and much more. Each school can receive up to $20,000 per school year from clipped Box Tops. (More information is on the Web at www.boxtops4education.org.) So, get out your scissors and see what a difference you can make! Drop your Box Tops in the container on the table in the sanctuary foyer and Debbie Duty will deliver them to Elmont School periodically throughout the year.
This is a free app that allows Kenwood members to sync our on-line directory to your iPhone, iPad Mini, iPod Touch, Android device or Kindle Fire. Members will be able to view the church and staff information, as well as search and view family members. You will also be able to call, email or text if a phone number or email address is available in the directory. Any changes that are made to the Instant Church Directory On-line will automatically download to your devices, ensuring you always have the most recent updated version of the directory.
Who can Access the app?
Anyone who has an email address listed in the directory (under their family details) will be able to request access to download and sync the directory on their device. Each member will receive a password per device, which cannot be shared with other members. Furthermore, all of the data is protected by SSL, so only members and staff will have access to your church data. Some members have requested that their picture and/or address not be included in the on-line directory. Consequently, they will not be able to access the church app.
How can I access the app?
Call or email the secretary at the church office (798-7444 or email@example.com) during normal business hours (Tuesday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) to send you the document with the app hyperlinks to whatever the address is where you want to download the app. If you have a problem downloading or using this app, please contact Dwight Huster (804-308-2248).
You are invited to attend a fellowship potluck on Sunday, September 29, right after worship, at 11:15 a.m. 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-I, bring a main dish. If your last name begins with J-Q, bring a side dish. If your last name begins with R-Z, bring a dessert. We look forward to seeing you there!
Kenwood is a Partner in Education with Elmont Elementary School. It’s Back to School time and many students don’t have the financial resources to purchase their school supplies. Please consider donating the following supplies for those children in need: washable glue sticks, highlighters, washable markers, scissors, black and white marble hardback composition books. A collection box will be in the sanctuary foyer through the end of September. Your gifts are much appreciated!