Archive for October, 2011

Adult Small Group: New Study Beginning November 6!

October 25, 2011

Join our Sunday morning Adult Small Group (in the  Fellowship Hall at 11:15 am) starting November 6 as we prepare for a new holy season.  Pastor Beth will be the facilitator.  The study will focus on the book by Mike Slaughter, “Christmas Is Not Your Birthday: Experience the Joy of Living and Giving Like Jesus.”

Every year, we say we’re going to cut back, simplify, and have a family Christmas that focuses on the real reason for the season-Jesus. But every year, advertisements beckon, the children plead, and it seems easier just to indulge our wants and whims.   Overspending, overeating, materialism, and busyness rob us of our peace and joy and rob Jesus of his rightful role as the center of our celebration.

This Christmas, cut through the hype that leaves you exhausted and broke at the end of the year. Instead, experience the peace of knowing that God is truly with us, the joy of giving sacrificially, and the love of a Savior who gave everything he had for us. In five short, engaging chapters, Pastor Mike  Slaughter inspires readers to approach Christmas differently, and be transformed in the process.

To register or for more information about this exciting new study, contact the church office at 798-7444 or

Annual Charge Conference

October 12, 2011

Our Charge Conference will take place this year on Sunday, October 23, at 7:00 pm.  Join us in the Sanctuary where our District Superintendent, Steve Jones, will preside over this event.  For more information, please contact the church office.


Safe Sanctuary Training – Make up Session

October 12, 2011

Keeping children safe when they are at Kenwood is of the utmost importance. Therefore, on Sunday, October 23, at 9:00 am there will be an important training opportunity for those who volunteer in our children’s programs.  If you work in the nursery, teach Story Circles, lead KidZone, God’s Pride, Higher Ground, or volunteer at VBS, and did not attend our last training session, your attendance is very important.  Please mark your calendars now and plan to attend this make up training.

Contact the church office to register at 798-7444 or  If you have any questions about this training, please contact Rhonda Toussaint, Minister for Children & Youth at or 798-7444.


Fifth Sunday Potluck

October 4, 2011

You are invited to attend a fellowship potluck on Sunday, October 30 right after worship at 11:15 am. 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 – H, bring a dessert.  If your last name begins with I – P, bring a main dish.  If your last name begins with Q – Z, bring a side dish.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Kenwood Kruisers Fall Trip

October 4, 2011

Come join your Kenwood friends on Wednesday, November 30, for a great afternoon of Christmas entertainment at Riverside Dinner Theatre as you watch White Christmas!  Located close to historic Fredericksburg, the Riverside Center Dinner Theatre presents four professional “Broadway” musicals each year.  Enjoy a plated lunch before the matinee – you’ll have a choice between four entrees and two delectable desserts.  We will also enjoy a stop at the Russell Stover Candy Outlet in route for some stocking stuffers!

This will be a sellout, so if you are going, get your checks to Linda early.  The cost is $84/person.  Make checks payable to Kenwood UMC and mail them no later than October 28 to:  Linda Andrews, 11399 Karen Drive, Ashland, VA 23005-7735.  The bus will leave Kenwood at 10:00 am and will return around 6:00 pm.

Upcoming Trip:

May 16-17, 2012 – Overnight to Lancaster, PA to see the new play Jonah and the Whale and visit the DuPont Home, Winterthur.

For details about the Kenwood Kruiser trips, contact Linda Andrews at 798-5906.

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