VIDEO VOLUNTEERS – The Communications Committee is seeking volunteers to video worship services on Sundays. Please contact Cullen Walker if you are interested: 804-539- 4771.

SUNDAY SCHOOL needs volunteers– Our Sunday School is growing!  Help is needed, especially in the children’s Sunday School.  You don’t have to be a professional teacher in order to reach a child’s heart and teach him or her about the love of God.  A full time commitment is not needed, and responsibilities can be shared.  Please prayerfully consider helping with one of the following positions:  Superintendent of Sunday school, Secretary of Sunday school, Nursery workers, Preschool teacher, Substitute teacher.  Contact Helen Ward if you can help.

Every Tuesday - Free Clinic - 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM - Let Julianne Rosas know if you can volunteer as a receptionist or screener one day a month. Training provided!

RESPITE CARE PROGRAM is looking to add additional volunteers.  Activities that we do include devotion, music, exercise, walking, cooking, stuffing Sunday bulletins and making items for the pre-school and our Visiting Ministry.  
Requirements include patience, a passion for caring for others and would like to 
join us 4 hrs./month, please contact Mary Lou at 703-304-6609.  Volunteers must have a background check, TB screening by their physician and participate in a 2 hr. training session prior to joining our program.  
Male volunteers are especially appreciated!​

NEWSLETTER - If you prefer to have your newsletter delivered by mail rather than through e-mail, please let the church office know.  Provide your name and address and we’ll be happy to mail your copy to you.

TEXT MESSAGES - If you would like to be included on the text messages sent to the congregation regarding news of friends and family, upcoming events, and other information, please send Vicki Hogge a text with your name and request:  804-824-4000. 


Office Hours:

Mon - Thurs:  8 AM - Noon

"Come as you are......."

120 Lower Church Road
PO Box 98

Hartfield, Virginia 23071

Our faith community welcomes you and your family. Join us every Sunday to worship, pray and learn.

Lower United Methodist Church

A Congregation of faith

Community Service

Our outreach programs help us bring the gospels to life every month.

Sunday Services

Join us for traditional worship services every Sunday at 8:30 AM or 11:00 AM, or our praise and celebration worship service at 5:00 PM.

We have a supervised nursery for infants and toddlers from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM and various adult, children, and teen Sunday school classes from 9:30  - 10:45 AM.

Education Programs

We offer Christian Education Programs for Adults, Youth and Children.

Announcements &  Upcoming Events

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FALL FESTIVAL – Co-hosted by the Middlesex YMCA. Open to the community, lots of family fun for everyone!

Sunday Oct. 23, 12 noon - 2pm

Members of the Esther-Sarah Circle will be distributing grocery bags for the Rachel Bridger Mission.  Each bag has a list of toiletry items needed at the Cryer Center to serve the needs of their clients. Fill the bag with any items on the list and return to the fellowship hall no later than Sunday, October 23rd. Thank you for your participation in this mission.

Dedicate one of our new hymnals in honor or in memory of someone special. Please use a separate form for each person being honored or remembered. Return completed forms to the church office by 10/31/16. Thank you!

Click here to download form to print out.

300TH ANNIVERSARY KICK-OFF PLANNING MEETING – Everyone is invited to begin planning our 300th Anniversary Celebration next October. Join us Monday, October 24th at 6:30 p.m.

FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Make plans now to join us Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. for mini meatloaf, macaroni and cheese, green peas, roll, tea

STOP HUNGER NOW - The Missions Committee invites you to a food packing event to help stop hunger. Join us Saturday, October 29th beginning at 8:00 a.m. Can’t be here at 8? Come when you can.

​CANDY DONATIONS – Lower UMC will be participating in the ‘Halloween at the Park’ event at the Deltaville Maritime Museum on Monday, October 31st from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. If you can donate individually wrapped candy for the group to give out to trick-or-treaters, please leave it in the kitchen.

THE HOLIDAYS AT LOWER UMC – Mark your calendars now, because you don’t want to miss the any of the Holiday events coming up at Lower UMC.

1) Community Thanksgiving Service, Sunday, November 20th at
7:00 p.m.

2) “It’s Called Christmas” Christmas Program, Worship Service and Covered Dish, Sunday, December 4th at 5:00 p.m.

3) “Festival of Lessons and Carols” presented by the choirs of Lower and Philippi Christian Church, Sunday, December 11th at 5:30 p.m. at Philippi and 7:30 p.m. at Lower.

4) “Twelfth Night Colonial Dinner” Christmas Celebration Program, Friday, January 6th .