Chicken Barbeque Dinner - Friday, July 22, 2016 4:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m.
Homemade Chicken Barbeque, Homemade Cole Slaw, Homemade Potato Salad, Brownie, Tea, Coffee or Lemonade
Donations to benefit the New Initiatives at Lower United Methodist Church

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE – The deadline to submit entries for the August Newsletter is next Sunday, July 24th .

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL AND REVIVAL - August 7 through 11. Dinner from 5:30 to 6:00. Bible School and Revival from 6:00 to 8:00. Donations are needed for food. If you can contribute, please make your check payable to Lower UMC and note VBS in the check memo field.

Unity World Festival at the Urbanna Fire Department Music Garden on Saturday, July 30th, 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
​Music, food, vendors. Please come and enjoy the fun!

​SAFE SANCTUARIES TRAINING - Sunday, July31 st in the Fellowship Hall from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. The cost for this training is free; however, donations shall be accepted to cover the cost of printed handouts. This is a great opportunity for those providing volunteer service with our children, youth and vulnerable older adults. Sign up with Mary Lou either via phone at 703-304-6609 or via e-mail at

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!

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

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.

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. 


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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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