​​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 - We need a receptionist for the first Tuesday of the month, Dec. 6 coming up. 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. 

Lower United Methodist Church

A Congregation of faith

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.

Copyright 2014. Lower United Methodist Church. All rights reserved.

WORKSHOP – Lower will host the York River District workshop on Conflict Transformation Skills for Churches on Saturday, February 25th from 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. Cost is $25.00 including lunch. Register by 2/20/17, online at www.yorkriverdistrict.org.


LET’S TALK ABOUT PICTURES! - As we prepare for the 300th Anniversary of LUMC, we are looking for pictures of activities and families from Lower Church. All photographs will be scanned and original photos given back to the owner. Please contact Rebecca Ballard at rballard@va.metrocast.net, leave an envelope in the church office with a note "Rebecca Ballard photos", or see Rebecca during church, or Sunday School. Documenting our history with photographs is important. Please provide as much information about the photos and people involved to be included in a PowerPoint during the celebration. Thank you!​


INVITATIONS – Is there someone who should be included in our 300th Anniversary Celebration? Let the church office know their name and address so that we can send them a “Save The Date” notice.​


SAVE THE DATE – On Sunday, March 19 th the combined choirs of Lower and Clarksbury UMC, along with the choir of Philippi Christian Church will present a Tenebrae service at 5:30 p.m. at Clarksbury and 7:30 p.m. at Lower. Choir members please note: combined rehearsals will be held February 23 rd at 7:00 at Lower, and March 16 th at 7:00 at Clarksbury.



"Come as you are..."

120 Lower Church Road
PO Box 98

Hartfield, Virginia 23071

Community Service

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

Announcements &  Upcoming Events

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

​804-776-6250

lumc@va.metrocast.net

Office Hours:

Mon - Thurs:  8 AM - Noon

Education Programs

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