Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Amherst, Virginia.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
We serve the Lord with love and praise.

Welcome to Emmanuel United Methodist Church!                Find us (directions).      

Our mission:  By working together in God's name, we will take the gospel into the local community and beyond.       
 

                                                                         
 

Worship with us Sunday morning at 10:30.    Come to Sunday School at 9:30 AM. 

A nursery is available on Sundays 9:15 - 11:45.

 
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March 11 is UMCOR Sunday.  Watch this video for an overview of the work of UMCOR.

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2018 Lenten message calls for more spiritual disciplines

WASHINGTON, D.C. -  The Bishops of The United Methodist Church are calling on members of the denomination to deny themselves during the 2018 Lenten Season for the sake of the kingdom of Jesus Christ and to set aside self-interest so that others may have a more abundant life.

In a message sent on behalf of UMC bishops to United Methodists throughout the world, Council of Bishops President Bishop Bruce R. Ough challenged fellow Christians to reflect on the meaning of Jesus’ words in Mark 8:34-35, where he said: “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it.” 

Bishop Ough said losing one’s life for the sake of the gospel means that one has to live the same purposeful life Jesus lived. “It means to deny our preferences for the sake of Jesus’ kingdom purposes. It means to set aside our self-interest so that others may have a more abundant life. It means we are saved in order to participate in the salvation of others. It means our hearts will break for the very situations that break the heart of God.”

For the Lenten Season that starts on Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018, the UMC bishops are asking Methodists to engage in spiritual disciplines that include praying, fasting and sharing their resources with others in their communities. 

“During this Lenten season, let us continue to live out our mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Together, let us lose our lives for the sake of the Gospel,” Bishop Ough said in the message.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL TEXT OF THE COB LENTEN MESSAGE.

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     Photos from Emmanuel UMC's Ash Wednesday service at Hardees: 
                              
 
 
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See February activities and events here  and in calendar format here.  

 

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Photo Album  This page will grow as photos are added.  

                                                                  

  Activities and Events               Calendar               A Message from our Pastor                                                              


  Rev. Nancy Johnson, Pastor

Church Office Phone 434-946-7624

Our location is 401 N. Main Street, Amherst,Virginia.

Our mailing address is P.O. Box 451, Amherst, VA 24521

Resident Bishop, Richmond Area: Rev. Sharma Lewis

Lynchburg District Superintendent: Rev. Scott Davis