Archive for April 7th, 2020

6th Sunday after Pentecost


First Sunday of In-Person Worship! Please see our guidelines below:


Dear Kenwood,

Our beta test, on Sunday June 5th, went very well and we look forward to holding in-person worship services beginning July 12, 2020. We would like to offer a few friendly reminders that will help make this new phase a success:

• Because of limited seating, calling ahead is required. Please call the office on Wednesday afternoon between 4pm and 7pm and speak with Pastor Lisa. This MUST be done each week.

• So that we maintain the required 6-foot distancing, we ask that people attempt to arrive at least 20 min. prior to worship services. This extra time will allow us to seat people in an orderly manner without violating protocol.

• Please feel free to bring your own sanitizer and Bibles and remember that masks are required at all times.

• Enter through the door with the ramp only; all other doors will be locked.

• Worship services begin at 10am – doors will be locked at 10:05 am.

• There will be NO singing; however, we understand how important music is to our worship experience and will provide different ways in which to engage during worship with music.

• There will NOT be any access to the bathrooms or education building

Thank you,
Kenwood Healthy Church Team & Pastor Lisa


The Reading for this Sunday will be: Romans 8:1-11 NRSV

Please invite your family and friends to join us this Sunday! You can view the worship service on Facebook Live or via Zoom on you phone.  Please see the instructions below for Zoom.  

If you are not able to access Facebook Live on Sundays, a ZOOM room will be open! You can access the ZOOM room on both your computer OR your phone to be a part of the service! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN VIA ZOOM THIS SUNDAY, PLEASE CONTACT US VIA EMAIL FOR INSTRUCTIONS. This option is great for members without computer access!



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Join Us for Bible Study Classes!


Both our Bible Study classes meet every week. The Wednesday Night class is held at 7 p.m. Thursday Morning’s Bible Study begins at 11 a.m. Both classes are held via ZOOM teleconferencing system.

On Wednesdays we discuss a variety of topics, the current being exploring God’s grace. Our focus will be on prevenient grace, justifying grace, sanctifying grace, and the means of grace. On Thursdays we are studying the Good Book and are focusing on Genesis.

To access this form of media please let Pastor Lisa know so she may send you an invite and the appropriate link.

Devotional & Reflection Time


Join Pastor Lisa on Tuesdays & Thursdays evening at 7 p.m. for spirit lifting, thought provoking, devotional time.  Let her encourage and uplift you with scripture and words of grace. This is done through Kenwood’s Facebook Live!

Local Food Needs


We are continuing to collect non-perishable food items, toiletries, and cleaning items to be distributed to people in need throughout the Ashland and Elmont areas. Please drop them off when you can.  There is a blue bin located right inside the door of the Education Building, to hold these items. Or, you can drop them off during office hours, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-4:30. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.

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