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Worship of Christmas

December 6, 2017

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

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

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

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


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

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!

July 13, 2017

HSP logoBingo Night to Benefit Hanover Safe Place

Kenwood United Methodist Church will host a Bingo Night on Thursday, August 3 at 7:00 p.m. The Bingo Night will benefit Hanover Safe Place. Participants are asked to bring one or more of the following items:

  • Box of Band Aids
  • Neosporin Ointment
  • Pencil pouch with zipper
  • gauze pads and medical tape
  • large non-stick pads
  • cold compress
  • box of alcohol wipes

Please bring a non-messy snack to share if you wish. Drinks will be provided. All ages are welcome! For more information please contact the church office at 798-7444.

July 13, 2017


When In Rome

John Wesley famously said, “I felt my heart strangely warmed” as a response to a public reading of Martin Luther’s preface to the book of Romans. Martin Luther said in that preface, “This letter is truly the most important piece in the New Testament.” Karl Barth, a famous theologian, remarked that it was Paul‘s greatest letter ever written. Dan Kim once said, “This will help me get ordained!” On Aug 6, 13, and 20 we will have a 3 session study into Paul’s letter to the Romans. Come and join this short study to learn, grow, and apply this very important book of the bible. Starts right after worship in the Fellowship Hall. Contact for rsvp and questions.

Confirmation Sunday Is Sunday, June 4

May 30, 2017


Our 2017 Confirmation Class is comprised of seven outstanding young people. Pastor Dan and their mentors have led them for the past several months as they have studied their faith. Please join the Confirmation Class members this Sunday, June 4, for the 10 a.m. worship service, during which they will be confirmed in the Christian faith as they accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Through their affirmation of faith, they will be accepted as full members of Kenwood United Methodist Church.

Teen and Adult Bingo Night

May 11, 2017


The Nurture Committee is sponsoring a Bingo Night on Friday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring a small prize costing $5 or less that anyone could use or would love!(ex. gift cards/ lightbulbs) Bring your own beverage and a         non-messy snack to share if you wish. Join us for fellowship and fun! If you have questions please contact the church office at 804-798-7444.

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