Kenwood and Forest Grove Chili Cook Off

April 12, 2018 by

In coordination and to raise funds for the Rise Against Hunger event on Sunday, June 24…..    We need to raise $1,500 towards our half of the food for Rise Against Hunger (Forest Grove to raise the other half). Kenwood is partnering with Forest Grove UMC to raise funds for the Rise Against Hunger by having a Chili Cook-off, Saturday, April 21, 5-8 pm. (less than 2 weeks away)Both events to be held at: :
Forest Grove United Methodist Church
13384 Ashland Rd,
Ashland, VA 23005
(804) 798-3468

We need volunteers to come out and bring your best pot of chili to be judged (to raise funds). We could also use some delicious desserts to go along with the meal. There will also be a silent auction. If you have items that we can use for the auction please donate them. We need chili and items to be auctioned off.  If you would like to contribute either, please RSVP to this email, or contact Sean McDonald, Pastor Dan, Emily Eaton, or Julie

Meal Price will be $8 at the door.
Kid Price $4 ages 5-12. Under 5 free
Meal includes 1 bowl of chili ( or hotdog) muffin, drink and desert.

Please respond to help with this most worth while project by helping to eradicate world-wide poverty!
Thank you!!  Outreach/Julie Bookheimer/804-937-0272

Not able to cook??  that’s ok … come out and do the taste test……  as always, additional monetary donations always accepted!5940484e5c7bf993092c3768

Mark Your Calendars! RISE AGAINST HUNGER! Sunday June 24, 2018

April 12, 2018 by

It is an organization that seeks to eradicate world-wide poverty by coordinating meal packaging events with host volunteers (more info? go here For the first time, Kenwood and Forest Grove UMC will be working together to host a RAH meal packaging event. On Sunday June 24 at Forest Grove UMC. Here is the schedule of the day. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN WORSHIP TIME FOR THIS ONE SUNDAY ONLY! We start with Worship service at 10:30am at our respective churches. Have a picnic lunch together at Forest Grove UMC at 12pm, and go straight into the food packaging event at 1:00pm. It is expected to end around 3pm. In order to raise funds for this event we are planning to have a fundraiser (Chili cook-off and silent auction). The date/details of the fundraiser is forthcoming. If you have any questions, please contact Kenwood UMC at                (804)-798-7444

Special Dates at Kenwood Church

March 2, 2018 by


Friday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m. – Good Friday Service

Sunday, April 1 at 6:45 a.m.- Easter Sunrise in the Cemetery

Sunday, April 1 at 10:00 a.m.- Easter Worship Service


New Small Group Study for Lent Starts March 4- Max Lucando’s He Chose the Nails

March 2, 2018 by

nails“Every gift from God reveals His love, but no gift reveals His love more than the gifts of the cross.” These gifts came not wrapped in paper but in passion. They were not placed around a tree but a cross. They were not covered with ribbons but sprinkled with the blood that Christ shed on our behalf.
In this 5-session video Bible study, we will explore the many gifts that Christ provided to us at his crucifixion. If you would like to order a book, please contact Pastor Dan. This Group Study will take place in the Education Building of Kenwood United Methodist Church at 11:00. The Study begins at 11:00.

Worship of Christmas

December 6, 2017 by

Christmas worship word press

No other time of the year captures our imagination as much as Christmas: God coming into the world on a dark winter’s night; a baby’s cry that would change the course of human history; the heavens bursting into song; the certain hope that God will have the last word over our brokenness. This season fills our hearts with the wonder that anything is possible. This season of Advent we will rediscover the true wonder of Christmas by sharing the love of Christ with others. Each week we center on one element of the Christmas story, looking to the Christmas story and the stories of real people today to offer inspiration and ideas for reflecting the light of Jesus at Christmas and throughout the year.
-Dec 3: The Wonder of a Star

-Dec 10: The Wonder of a Name

-Dec 17: The Wonder of a Manger

-Dec 24: The Wonder of a Promise (10am)

-Dec 24: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
(Candlelight Service 5pm)

-Dec 31: Lessons and Carols

-Jan 8: Keeping the Wonder
Small group will be focusing on these very themes. We meet
after worship service in the Education building (11:15). Join us in this wonder-filled season of learning and worship. Contact Pastor Dan Kim for questions.

Gather Together for Soup Supper and Worship Tuesday, Nov 21

November 14, 2017 by

soup supper
What could taste better on a cold November evening than a bowl of homemade soup?
Come, and be thankful for all your blessings as we enjoy soup, fellowship, and worship Tuesday, Nov. 21, 6-7:30 p.m., in the Kenwood Fellowship Hall.
Pastor Dan will lead us in a casual worship around the supper table; along with an observance of Holy Communion.
Contact Sandy Williams (e-mail: or call 804-840-3333) if you’d like to help with providing food, or to help with set-up/clean-up.

Trunk or Treat Halloween/Fall Event

October 12, 2017 by

Kenwood United Methodist Church, 11208 Elmont Road, will be hosting a Trunk or Treat Event on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  We will be serving hot dogs, chips, popcorn, and drinks.  Bring your trick or treaters (5th grade and below) to this safe, fun Halloween gathering.  There also will be pumpkin painting, a costume judging contest, and corn hole!  Hope to see you there!!!  Please RSVP with number attending for planning purposes only to email:

New Opportunity—Higher Ground Gives Back!

October 4, 2017 by

ronald mcdonald house charity

Higher Ground is open to all Middle and High School students at Kenwood UMC. This year, Higher Ground will focus on Community Service. We have partnered with the Richmond Ronald McDonald House Charities and plan to cook a meal once a month. Every so often we will participate in a James River Clean Up through the James River Association. The following dates have been confirmed as needs for the Ronald McDonald House:

Sun. Oct. 15 (leave Kenwood 7:30 a.m.)
8:00 a.m.- 9:30 a.m.–Cook breakfast
Sun. Nov. 5 (leave Kenwood 7:30 a.m.)
8:00 a.m.- 9:30 a.m.–Cook breakfast
Sat. Dec. 16 (leave Kenwood 4:00 p.m.)
4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.–Cook dinner
Sun. Jan. 21 (leave Kenwood 4:00 p.m.)
4:30 p.m. -6:00 p.m.–Cook dinner
Sun. Feb. 11 (leave Kenwood 4:00 p.m.)
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.–Cook dinner
Sun. March 25 (leave Kenwood 4:00 p.m.)
4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.–Cook dinner
April (date TBD)–James River clean up
Please RSVP to the office at 798-7444 at least one week prior to the event, for more details, or with any questions. There is a maximum number of volunteers we are able to accommodate in the Ronald McDonald House kitchen, so we are only able to offer these community service experiences to the teens, not entire families. Scott and Kristie should be able to provide transportation to all teens volunteering. We are looking forward to working with our youth as we Love, Learn & Serve.


A New Small Group Study starts October 8

October 4, 2017 by


Immigration? Healthcare? Race? Human Sexuality? War? Nuclear Weapons? Gambling? Poverty? Marriage? Divorce? Do I have your attention yet? If you find yourself wondering about these topics with respect to Pastor Dan, The Bible, and the UMC (not necessarily in that order) then consider joining this new small group study on The Social Principles of The United Methodist Church. The Social Principles are the product of ninety-eight years of legislative decisions made by lay and clergy members of The United Methodist Church and its predecessor denominations. The Social Principles are prayerful and thoughtful efforts on the part of many General Conferences (what is General Conference? Good question! We will talk about that) to speak to complex and controversial issues. Studying The Social Principles provides opportunities to examine our own theology and ethics and to practice discipleship. Moreover, this class may also provide ways for us to learn how to talk to each other about controversial issues with respect, civility, and love; all things that we need more of these days.

Bingo Night

October 4, 2017 by

canned foodPlease join us on October 18 at 7:00 p.m. for a night of bingo, fun and fellowship. Bingo is free, but we are asking for donations for ACES. Please bring canned carrots, canned fruit, canned tuna, canned chicken, macaroni and cheese or soup, Please bring a dish or dessert to share. Beverages will be provided. Everyone is welcome!

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