New Church Directory Available!


After many months of reaching out to the congregation, taking and receiving photos of family members, researching old directories and hisotry, and receiving new submissions, we have finally worked our way – as a group – to a new directory! This has not been done to this degree in over 10 years, probably 15. It has truly been a team effort. Thank you to everyone for taking the time to tell me stories (I hope I didn’t mess them up too bad), going through old papers, reviewing new lists…and helping me when I got pictures mixed up! Please pick up your copy in the Narthex – one per household please!. You may also access the same directory on-line. The password can be found in the printed copy of your Directory. And as you go through and read about some of the history of our church and the Elmont Community, consider submitting your memories too! Enjoy! – Lynn Barbour

Small Groups – New Book Starts March 1st.


Starting Mar.1st, we will begin studying Anatomy of Peace (2nd Ed) by the Arbinger Institute. What if, in our conflicts with others, there is something we want more than solutions? What if, individually and collectively, we systematically misunderstand the causes of our conflicts? And what if, therefore, we unwittingly perpetuate the very problems we think we are trying to solve? Please consider joining us.  See Pastor Lisa for a copy of the book ($10). Then read the preface & all of Part 1. And if you can’t make it today, get the book and join us next week!

Studying the Good Book!


Kenwood’s Thursday Lunch Bunch Bible Study Group meets every Thursday at 11 a.m. The group is “Walking through the Bible”. This is a slow paced study – one in which you can join at any time without feeling as if you need to catch up. Join us for great discussions and enlightening conversation! Bring a friend! Please let Pastor Lisa or Judy Lanzillotti know if you’d like to join us!

Be Prepared! Scout Sunday is March 8th!


Calling all scouts to come and worship with us! This is a special time of year in which we can all recognize the youth in our church and community and how they are becoming the voice of tomorrow. Let’s honor and celebrate each and everyone of them. Join us on Sunday, March 15th at 10:00 a.m.

This month the Youth Group will meet March 1st and March 22nd after Worship

Diverse group of kids sitting in a row reading books

The Youth Group meets every 1st and 3rd Sunday after worship service for about an hour. If you are between 11 and 19, come be a part of something new and exciting at Kenwood! And if you are led, please consider providing snacks for these youth during one of these Sundays! -Hannah Doty, Youth Leader

Third Thursday Table Talk


Want to be informed about what is happening at General Conference and the different resolutions being presented? This group, named “Third Thursday Table Talk” will meet every 3rd Thursday of the month, beginning March 19th and continue into June. We will begin with a light meal at 6:30 pm in the fellowship hall and transition to conversation about who we are and where we see ourselves in the midst of the struggle. We will discuss the various submitted resolutions and the impact they may have for you and Kenwood. Together, I hope we can find a healthy, Christian path forward. This will be a safe space, in which we use active listening skills, and where compassion and love are present. The Table Talk group will close at 8:30 p.m. with Communion. – In Christ’s Love, Pastor Lisa

2020 Graduate Names Needed


Please contact the Church Office as soon as possible with the name of your family member who is graduating this year! Please provide their name, where they are graduating from, and a few short sentences on what their future plans are!  Thank you, from the Church Mouse

Coffee or Tea with Pastor Lisa


Every Wednesday

10:00 a.m. to 12 Noon

Pastor Lisa is in the Church Office on Wednesdays, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., should you have a more personal need.

Ashland Coffee & Tea is located at: 100 N. Railroad St., Ashland, VA 23005

Measuring Mission & Ministry


Have you been working for the Lord this week? If so, please put a stone in the jar so we can track our progress in furthering God’s kingdom. Examples: food ministries, mission teams, habitat for humanity, disaster response, tutoring, meals on wheels, crocheting prayer shawls, shelter volunteer, helping to feed the homeless, etc. When you complete your task(s) that week, please be sure to place your stone in the jar on Sunday (located in Narthex). This is an allowed trackable item within the UMC statistical tracking program. Find a way to make a difference! One stone per person per week please. Thank you!– Pastor Lisa




Your clippings help in purchasing classroom supplies!
Don’t let your collection of “Box Tops for Education” sit around in a pile and expire! Since 1996, the “Box Tops for Education” program has helped schools across America earn cash for the things they need. Each “Box Tops” coupon is worth 10¢ for each school. In continuing support of our local Elmont Elementary School, Kenwood’s congregation has been collecting the “Box Tops” which have and will assist the school to help the teachers with needed supplies for their classrooms. Look for these “Box Tops” labels on hundreds of food and products, cut them out, & bring them in. “Box Tops” collection basket remains on the table in the sanctuary foyer. UPDATE: Traditional Box Tops clips are being phased out of production, but may continue to be found on many products throughout stores. Eventually, the Box Tops program will become digital-only. Participating brands are starting to change their packaging from a traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Top label. If you see the new label, use the new Box Tops app to scan your receipt on your phone. The app will find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to the school’s earnings online. For more information, visit the web at Contact Debbie Duty at or (804) 798-5191, if you have questions. Thank you for your continuing support.

Kenwood Cares Ministry


Kenwood Cares is a group of caring folks who are willing to offer their skills and time to help others in the church.  Some of our Kenwood Cares members give rides, fix a meal, do light sewing or yard work, pick up groceries and so on.  If you enjoy helping others and would like to serve,  please email Josie Nicholls at or call Gale Payne at (804) 740-3903.  This ministry is led by Kenwood’s Nurture Committee.  Thank you.

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