NEWSLETTER DEADLINE – Newsletter entries are due to the
church office by Saturday, September 24th .

WORSHIP SERVICES – Join us next Sunday when all worship services will once again be held in the Fellowship Hall due to the ongoing roof repairs.

CHARGE CONFERENCE will be held Sunday, October 16th at 2:00 p.m., here at Lower UMC.  

CHOIR PRACTICE -   The Choir has begun practicing again every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.  All members are needed!  Not yet a member?  You’re invited - all who are interested in participating are invited to attend.

FAMILY TO FAMILY CLASSES - The National Alliance on Mental Illness Mid-Tidewater Affiliate is offering the FREE Family-to-Family program this spring. F2F consists of 12 classes for persons who care for or are related to persons affected with serious mental illness. These classes will start September 28 and will be held at the Board Room at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, Gloucester. Registration is required for the FREE 6 week course. To register or for more information please contact: 804-684-1480 or

​​VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL AND REVIVAL - Did you miss it? PDFs and video recordings of the sermons, praise bands and more are available on our Revival page.

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. 


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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