Archive for the ‘What’s Happening At Kenwood’ Category

Kenwood Kruisers Day Trip!


Norfolk, Virginia – Thursday, April 30, 2020
Make plans right now to reserve your space!

The Tattoo Tradition—The term “tattoo” derives from the cries of the 17th and 18th century Low Country innkeepers in Scotland, who, as the fifes and drums of the local regiment signaled a return to the quarters would cry, “Doe den tap toe”(meaning “turn off the taps!” The Virginia International Tattoo incorporates groups from countries around the world including acrobats, choral groups and precision military drill teams. This is an impressive, exciting and entertaining “parade of nations”. This is an all-inclusive trip with motor coach transportation, driver gratuity, snacks on the bus, door prizes, show admission, dinner at the Golden Coral Restaurant, Norfolk – all-you-can eat dinner buffet and all gratuities included. The cost is $137 per person. Seating is limited as this is a popular event each year! Complete your registration and send in your check as soon as possible. Registration and information is located in the Narthex. Give, or mail, your registration form along with your check to: Linda Andrews, 11399 Karen Drive, Ashland, VA 23005.

Youth Group Now Meeting

Diverse group of kids sitting in a row reading books

Kenwood welcomes Hannah Doty, our new Children and Youth Ministry Leader. Beginning January 19th, Hannah will meet with the youth group on the 1st & 3rd Sundays after worship. Our youth group is open to people from ages 11 to 19.

As we move forward to support this Youth Group, we encourage our loving Kenwood folks to shower Hannah and the children with love! Home cooked items are a wonderful way to show your love!! We are seeking people willing to supply or support food when they meet (the 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month from 11:15-12:15). If you would like to pick a Sunday in a month and let the office know you are willing to help feed our kids, it would certainly be appreciated. In the meantime, when you see Hannah, give her a warm “Kenwood” welcome! – Pastor Lisa

Church Leadership Training


If you are a member on any of Kenwood’s Committees, this is for you! Our yearly Church Leadership Training Day, will be on January 26th, from 3 p.m. to 6:30 pm. We will meet at Ashland Tea & Coffee located at 100 N. Railroad Avenue in Ashland. Light refreshments will be provided during the training (from 3 to 5:45) with Communion and a light meal to follow. This will be catered so RSVP’s are needed. The training will include important information regarding leadership positions and the responsibilities of each as well as how to better track our outreach, mission, and community giving and spending. Committees will gather together to set dates and discuss plans for the year. Please call the office to RSVP before January 21st. Thank you – Church Council & Pastor Lisa

New Bible Study


Kenwood’s Thursday Morning Lunch Bunch Bible Study Group will pick up again beginning on Thurs., Jan. 30th at 11 a.m. We will meet in the Education building in Rm. 101 with an option to gather afterward for lunch at Ashland Coffee & Tea at 12:30. The group will begin a new Bible study called “Walking through the Bible”. Our first meeting will look at and discuss the history of the Bible and ways in which to faithfully approach and study scripture. On Feb. 6th, we will start reading Genesis 1:1. This is a slow paced study – one in which you can join at any time without feeling as if you need to catch up. Please let Pastor Lisa or Judy Lanzillotti know if you plan to join our group. Thank you! – Pastor Lisa & Judy Lanzillotti

Measuring Mission & Ministry


Have you been working for the Lord this week? If so, please put a stone in the jar so we can track our progress in furthering God’s kingdom. Examples: food ministries, mission teams, habitat for humanity, disaster response, tutoring, meals on wheels, crocheting prayer shawls, shelter volunteer, helping to feed the homeless, etc. When you complete your task(s) that week, please be sure to place your stone in the jar on Sunday (located in Narthex). This is an allowed trackable item within the UMC statistical tracking program. Find a way to make a difference! One stone per person per week please. Thank you!– Pastor Lisa

Mo' Hope – Moments of Hope Collection


The Outreach Committee will be collecting donations for Moments of Hope through the end of January. “The mission of Moments of Hope is to give Hope to neighbors experiencing homelessness and those living in poverty in the Richmond area.” Please consider donating the following: toilet tissue, body wash, canned tuna or chicken, canned fruit, pasta, spaghetti sauce, or other canned items. A donation box will be in the foyer. -Kenwood Outreach Thanks You!

Coffee or Tea with Pastor Lisa


Every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 12 Noon

Where?  Ashland Coffee & Tea, 100 N. Railroad St., Ashland. 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!

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.

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