Plantains for Puerto Rico


Members of Randolph-Macon College, and Williamsburg UMC, will be travelling to Puerto Rico for missionary work in February 2020. Sunday, Nov. 24th, they will be selling FRIED PLANTAINS, here at Kenwood, in the Fellowship Hall, to help support their trip. Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. followed by their fundraiser at 11:00 a.m. Come, try a Puerto Rican favorite!
Thank you! – Pastor Lisa

“Almost Christmas”


On Sunday, Dec. 1st, we will start an Advent study during small group, by exploring the book “Almost Christmas.” This is a short four-week study that follows John Wesley’s 1741 sermon, “Almost A Christian”. In Almost Christmas: A Wesleyan Advent Experience, author and pastor Magrey deVega leads a group of authors to explore how we can make the same commitment to Christ during Advent, connecting our Wesleyan heritage with the traditional Advent themes of Love, Hope, Joy, and Peace.  The book shows how to break down barriers and claim those promises for ourselves this Advent and celebrate an altogether Christmas. The book can be obtained through Cokesbury or Amazon. Order it today, then please join us Sunday, even if you don’t have the book in time.

Honor Loved Ones with Poinsettias



Christmas season is almost here, and you can help adorn Kenwood’s sanctuary by purchasing a poinsettia in honor of or in memory of loved ones. Cost is $11 each. Order forms are on the table located in the entrance foyer. Fill out the green form (with the name of your loved one, and your name) and place it, along with your check (payable to “Kenwood UMC”; memo it “Poinsettia”), in the offering plate. DEADLINE TO ORDER IS DEC. 1. The plants will be on display beginning Sunday morning, Dec. 15. Thank you. — Debbie Duty, Worship Team Chair

Thanksgiving Potluck!


Our Thanksgiving Potluck will be held at Forest Grove UMC on Tuesday, November 26th. Dinner will be at 6PM and service will follow at 7PM. We need a few volunteers to make a soup or chili dish and other volunteers to bring a simple dessert to share. Deadline for sign up is Sunday, November 24th. A sign-up sheet will be in the narthex or you can contact Shana Morse at 303-1667 or email her at

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.

Can You Hear Me Now?


In an effort to help people hear the worship service better, the finance team has looked into purchasing an assisted listening system.  This system includes ten individual hearing devices and comes with a charging system.   The cost is: $2, 460.00.   We are seeking donations to offset the cost from the budget.  If you would like to donate, please submit a check indicating “hearing fundraiser” on the memo line.  If you have any questions, please see Ronnie Bolton.

Coffee With Pastor Lisa


Every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where:  Ashland Coffee & Tea

Pop on in and have a cup of jo with Pastor Lisa and other friends in our Ashland community! Let’s get to know each other a bit more and meet new folks! It’s open to all!

Hermitage Richmond Volunteer Opportunities

  • To sit with a resident in hospice care. (no care taking)
  • To help out in the Gift Shop – Mondays or Tuesdays from 10 to 11:00 am
  • To help with a Trivia Game: Calling out trivia to residents – Thursdays at 3:30 pm If you are able to help out, please call Meredith Eckel, Hermitage Volunteer Coordinator at (804) 474-1888

Now Hiring!


Director of Children & Youth Ministries

Kenwood United Methodist Church in Ashland, Virginia, seeks an enthusiastic, eager, and gifted person to be our new Director of Children and Youth Ministries. This person will oversee the ongoing ministries of our young people (children and youth) and the volunteers that assist in these ministries. Kenwood’s mission is to be “led by faith, to love, learn and serve”. We want to prioritize young people in ministry. Not only will this person work directly with young people, it will work directly with the leadership of Kenwood to lift up young people’s gifts and needs so that the future of our church is squarely focused on them.

Submit your résumé with a cover letter of interest to:

For a detailed job description please email the Church Secretary at:

What is the Instant Church Directory App?


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 during normal business hours (Tuesday Thursday or Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 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).

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