​​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. 

"Come as you are..."

120 Lower Church Road
PO Box 98

Hartfield, Virginia 23071

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.

Announcements &  Upcoming Events

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Office Hours:

Mon - Thurs:  8 AM - Noon

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.

Education Programs

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

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE – Please submit your newsletter article entries to the church office by Friday, March 24th .

​MUSICAL PRESENTATION - The combined chancel choirs of Clarksbury United Methodist, Lower United Methodist and Philippi Christian Church present Tenebrae, A Service of Darkness
With choir, organ, oboe and strings under the direction of
Aaron Ward. Sunday, March 19 at Clarksbury UMC (5:30pm) and Lower UMC (7:30 pm).

UNITED METHODIST MEN – Anyone interested in participating in the United Methodist Men’s group, please contact Cory Harris at 804-832-1011.


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.​

CLASSIC CAR SHOW:  ​On April 15 we will be sponsoring a Classic Car Show to benefit the 300th Anniversary of Lower UMC.  This event is to be held on Saturday, April 15 from 10:30 AM to 2 PM and will be held on the church property. 
Vendors will be given a 10 x 10 foot booth not only to display wares for sale but also to offer visibility and exposure for their product for a $15 fee.

Click here for Classic Car registration

Click here for Vendor Application

SCHOLARSHIPS - Lower United Methodist Church has a tradition of offering financial aid to members who have been accepted into post-secondary educational institutions. In order to be eligible for a scholarship, you must be a member of Lower UMC and you must be enrolling in your first year of post-secondary education. If you meet these requirements, you need to complete a scholarship application and submit it to the Scholarship Committee no later than May 1st, 2017.
Scholarship applications are available in the church office or can be obtained by contacting Susan Chaney at 

CHURCH TOURS – The History Committee will be offering church tours by appointment only, starting in June. Anyone interested should contact Brenda Brownley at 776-9799.