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Everyday Glory — A Lent Finding God in the Otherwise Ordinary

Feb 1, 2021 | Worship

 

“There’s a lot of beauty in ordinary things. Isn’t that kind of the point?” -Pam Beesly, The Office

In the Christian faith, we often think of “mountaintop” experiences. Extraordinary moments where we encounter the holy in incredible, memorable ways. These are outstanding and are a valid part of the growing life of a believer in Jesus. But what if we believed that our everyday held the capacity for holiness just as much as the extraordinary? This Lent, we’ll be thinking about God’s creation and how all of it embodies God’s presence both in the moments we are paying attention and even in the times we might not be. 

Feb 17 | Worship - "Dust" (Ash Wednesday)

Often the start of Lent is marked by a reminder of our mortality–from dust we have come, to dust we shall return.  This year, you are invited to begin Lent with a reminder that, indeed, you are dust, but it is in the dust and the dirt that God grows so much good.

This digital worship service will stream at 7 pm on Ash Wednesday, February 17 on YouTube and Facebook.

Feb 21 | Worship - "The Sky"

Scripture:  Genesis 9:8-17 (CEB)

As this season begins, we will think about the covenant that God makes with God’s people. God promises to not bring harm, but also to be ever-present in the lives of those he creates. In our faith, how might it be important for us to see the presence of God even in the ordinary or unremarkable times? Let’s think about all that inhabits the skies–rainbows, clouds, sun, stars, and everything else. How might looking up be the great gift of a day for us?

This digital worship service will stream at 10 am on Sunday, February 21 on YouTube and Facebook.

Feb 28 | Worship - "Nature and the Outdoors"

Scripture:  Isaiah 55:1-13 (CEB)

Being outside is a gift, especially as we grow out of winter into spring. The outdoors can be a reminder of so much — not only God’s covenant and promises, but of how God’s creation surrounds people at all times. As we reflect on the prophecy of Isaiah, we’ll be reminded of how even a simple tree can tell the story of God’s presence. We’ll consider what it means to be in nature and how we might look for God to show up in the ordinary of the outdoors.

This digital worship service will stream at 10 am on Sunday, February 28 on YouTube and Facebook.

Mar 7 | Worship - "Food and Fellowship"

Scripture:  Acts 2:42-47 (CEB)

The Communion table is often a place for teaching about God’s presence. But so often, there is something holy about gathering around tables for shared meals. The food that is eaten and the conversation that takes place are all reminders of God’s presence in the simple, ordinary moments that happen when God’s people gather for a time at the table together.

This digital worship service will stream at 10 am on Sunday, March 7 on YouTube and Facebook.

Drive-Thru Communion will also be available from 2:30-4 pm.

Mar 7 | Town Hall via Zoom (about Re-opening Plans), 11 am

The team discussed the current status of reopening stages of the church facility and grounds and answered questions. Read the latest plan or catch the video recording at herndonumc.org/hct.

Mar 7 | Drive-Thru Communion, 2:30-4 pm

Read or listen to the liturgy for Holy Communion, receive a blessing from Pastors Flor and Jonathan, partake of the elements or take them home with you to share. Enter the church parking lot from Bennett Street.⁠

Everyone is welcome! This is God’s table.⁠

Learn more and see the map here.

Mar 14 | Worship - "Laughter"

Scripture:  Psalm 126:1-3 (CEB)

The gift of laughter is contagious. Whether it is a child giggling with delight or an older person recalling a funny story from a long-forgotten time, laughter gives us the ability to release our cares and worries and offer a simple expression of delight. How might we make time in our daily living to seek out laughter, delighting in the joy we can find both internally and externally if we pay close enough attention?

This digital worship service will stream at 10 am on Sunday, March 14 on YouTube and Facebook.

Mar 21 | Worship - "Silence"

Scripture:  Mark 1:32-39 (CEB)

Throughout the ministry of Jesus, there is a relatively consistent refrain: activity, silence, activity. Perhaps this passage from the gospel of Mark is the most succinct reminder of this. The truth of our lives is that if we are always on the go and surrounded by noise, we will often miss the presence of God that shows up in the still, small voice. How are we making space for silence and the gift that it can bring?

This digital worship service will stream at 10 am on Sunday, March 21 on YouTube and Facebook.

Jesus in the Old Testament: Lenten Devotional

Through Easter, Herndon UMC’s weekday devotions are shifting to hear from different voices.  Pastor Jonathan collaborated with other faith leaders to create this devotional that draws connections between Jesus’ teachings and the Old Testament.  A new devotion will post each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in Lent (and then daily throughout Holy Week).  Images with scripture and a question to ponder will appear on Facebook and Instagram.  You may also scroll back through the devotions below or you may choose to download the entire collection as a PDF.

Read. Ponder. Pray. — Wednesday, April 14

This Spring, join Herndon UMC for “Spring Training”. Experience different spiritual practices through these devotions. Find new ways to connect and deepen your relationship with God. Also available on Facebook and Instagram.

Read. Ponder. Pray. — Tuesday, April 13

This Spring, join Herndon UMC for “Spring Training”. Experience different spiritual practices through these devotions. Find new ways to connect and deepen your relationship with God. Also available on Facebook and Instagram.

Read. Ponder. Pray. — Monday, April 12

This Spring, join Herndon UMC for “Spring Training”. Experience different spiritual practices through these devotions. Find new ways to connect and deepen your relationship with God. Also available on Facebook and Instagram.

Read. Ponder. Pray. — Friday, April 9

This Spring, join Herndon UMC for “Spring Training”. Experience different spiritual practices through these devotions. Find new ways to connect and deepen your relationship with God. Also available on Facebook and Instagram.

Read. Ponder. Pray. — Thursday, April 8

This Spring, join Herndon UMC for “Spring Training”. Experience different spiritual practices through these devotions. Find new ways to connect and deepen your relationship with God. Also available on Facebook and Instagram.

Read. Ponder. Pray. — Wednesday, April 7

This Spring, join Herndon UMC for “Spring Training”. Experience different spiritual practices through these devotions. Find new ways to connect and deepen your relationship with God. Also available on Facebook and Instagram.

Read. Ponder. Pray. — Tuesday, April 6

This Spring, join Herndon UMC for “Spring Training”. Experience different spiritual practices through these devotions. Find new ways to connect and deepen your relationship with God. Also available on Facebook and Instagram.

Read. Ponder. Pray. (Holy Week) — Monday, April 5

The New Temple

Written by Joe Lenow, Rector of St. James’ Episcopal Parish in Lothian, Maryland.

Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” The Jews then said, “This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?” But he was speaking of the temple of his body. After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken. – John 2:19-22

It’s rare, to get a moment like this; a moment when Jesus points to some bit of the world and says explicitly, “This is my Body.” It happens in the Upper Room on the night he was handed over to suffering and death. It happens here when Jesus is standing before the Temple of God’s covenant people.

This Body had been awaited by the people of God. They spent decades in the wilderness, moving from place to place, wondering if there would one day come a dwelling of God among them that would bring them rest and peace. It had been anticipated, hazily outlined in the mobile tabernacles that the Israelites would construct in the center of their camps.

This Body was prepared for, purified for worship. It could not be built by David whose hands were too stained with blood and violence. To enter this world, it required the true peace of Solomon’s Wisdom and the consent of Mary.

This Body is a place of sacrifice, the site where life is offered over to the Lord for the restoration of God’s covenant with Israel. This life is innocent, spotless; yet in being given, Israel is restored, proven to be faithful. Built on the spot where Abraham was saved from sacrificing his son, this Temple shows us that God will hold nothing back in redeeming us from the power of sin and death: not even God’s very self.

And then all was lost. This Body was cast down, razed to the ground by the empires of the world. Babylon, in its hubris, believed that Nebuchadnezzar was the true king of the world; Rome’s governors believed that this Body’s truth was theirs to judge and dispose of. Not one stone was left on top of another, but each lay silently in the cool earth. No further worship was possible; God had deserted the people.

Yet on the third day, this Body was raised—rebuilt, in even greater glory. For this Temple is the Holy of Holies, the dwelling of God with humanity. In it, the hem of God’s majesty drapes down in our midst, uniting heaven and earth. In this Temple, the luminous darkness of God’s mystery reaches its greatest intensity, hidden in fire and the clouds of smoke and incense rising with our prayers. Here, once a year, we enter into this mystery, and know that even the power of death cannot separate us from the God who has elected us. This Temple is the Seat of Mercy, the Ark of God’s presence, Emmanuel. Here, we come in adoration: falling on our knees; stunned into silence; moved to worship with all the people of God; given a new song to sing, a psalm to raise in the courtyard of this Temple:

Christ is Risen!

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Read. Ponder. Pray. (Holy Week) — Sunday, April 4

Easter and God’s Laughter

Written by Matt Benton, Pastor of Bethel United Methodist Church in Woodbridge, VA.

Why do the nations conspire,
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the Lord and his anointed, saying,
“Let us burst their bonds asunder,
and cast their cords from us.”

He who sits in the heavens laughs;
the Lord has them in derision.
Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
“I have set my king on Zion, my holy hill.” – Psalm 2:1-6

We conspired. We plotted. We counseled together. We hatched a plot. We arrested the Innocent One. We tortured the Prince of Peace. We killed the Lord of Life. We hung the Holy One of God on a tree. We shouted curses and jeers at the Blessed One. We crucified Jesus of Nazareth.

God came into the world and we cried “NO!” We told God that this was our world and we were content to be our own kings and rulers. And we shoved God out as loudly and as violently as we could.

But today isn’t a day for remorse. Today isn’t a day for sorrow. Today isn’t a day for grieving.

Today is a day for laughter!

CHRIST IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED! God shouts this day that God’s Son is the King of Zion. And He has been raised from the dead. He has been raised to live and to reign forever and ever. God has set His Son in the highest place. God has defeated death. God has defeated sin. God has defeated evil. Forever and ever, Amen!

And in so doing God has exposed sin, death, and evil for what they are: losers. Things defeated. Things finished. Sin will not define us. Death will not hold us captive. And evil has no power where Jesus reigns.

This is our victory. This is our celebration!

So, we also laugh. We laugh at the sin that had so long ensnared us. We laugh at death that once held pompous sway. We say, “where O death is your victory?” (Paul’s version of shouting “SCOREBOARD!”) We laugh at the principalities and powers that thought they could defeat our God. We laugh at any notion that our God could be outdone by evil.
Our God wins! Our God reigns! Our God is the victory!

Jesus Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

And ours is the victory. God’s Yes in Jesus is God’s Yes to us, a yes that says we are loved (any notion that you aren’t lovable is laughable). A yes that says we are not forsaken (any notion that says we are alone is laughable). A yes that says we are God’s children and heirs (any notion that says God doesn’t love us is laughable). A yes that says God is with us forever and we shall be with God forever (any notion that says we are condemned is laughable). A yes that says God will redeem every bit of us until we are who God has always made us to be (any notion that says our past will forever define us is laughable).

Laugh today. Celebrate today. Be joyous and raucous and boisterous today. Because Jesus is Risen. And God is laughing.

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Read. Ponder. Pray. (Holy Week) — Saturday, April 3

“My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?”

Written by Elaine Ellis Thomas, Rector of All Saints Episcopal Parish in Hoboken, NJ.

As part of my training for ordained ministry, I spent a summer as a hospice chaplain. Sitting at the bedside praying with those nearing life’s end was an extraordinarily holy time. For those with dementia or who were otherwise non-responsive, it always seemed like something of a miracle that, as soon as I began to say the Lord’s Prayer or sing an old hymn, from somewhere in the recesses of memory, they could recite or sing along with me. The 23rd Psalm was another favorite. Everyone seemed to know the words.

When you grow up in church, spend your life in bible study or daily and weekly liturgies, the words that we say and pray become like breath to us. For Jesus, the psalms would have been the hymns he learned from childhood. It is no wonder that, in the moment of his greatest distress, he would cry out to God in dereliction and anguish. This was his language. These were the words inscribed on his heart.

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

As with all psalms of lamentation, Psalm 22 does not stay with the theme of abandonment. It moves through God’s faithfulness, a prayer for relief, and a promise to praise God for deliverance, but Jesus only gets out those first words.

The onlookers and others gathered around enacted other parts, deliberately or not. They pierce his hands and feet and cast lots for his clothing. They mock and scorn him; they taunt him saying

“He trusted in the LORD; let him deliver him;
let him rescue him, if he delights in him.” (v. 8)

The gathered chorus fulfills the verses of the psalm while Jesus remains at the opening cry of sheer rejection.

But Jesus knew the psalms. Was there some glimmer of hope in his lament? Did he recall that God’s faithfulness endures forever, that “They shall come and make known to a people yet unborn the saving deeds that he has done” (v. 30)?

Perhaps not, but this is the promise to us. In the salvific work of the cross, we are not forsaken. Even as we cry out to God during these months of pandemic and death and anxiety and loss, we know that

All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD,
and all the families of the nations bow before him. (v. 27)

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Read. Ponder. Pray. (Holy Week) — Friday, April 2

Cursed is the One who Hangs On A Tree

Written by Brian Johnson, Pastor of Haymarket Church in Haymarket, VA.

“Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law by becoming a curse for us—because it is written, Everyone who is hung on a tree is cursed.” – Galatians 3:13

Paul, the early Christian missionary who wrote much of the New Testament, had a problem.  Paul had spent his life studying, learning, trying to obey God’s law.  And, in the law – in what we would call the Old Testament – there is this very clear statement that “everyone who is hung on a tree is cursed” (Deuteronomy 21:23).  Paul believed – as he had spent his whole life believing – that the law was a direct message to the people from God, a message that told them how to live, how to act, what mattered to God.

And so, when he heard about Jesus, he knew deep down that Jesus couldn’t be the Messiah, because the Messiah was the promised savior, God’s chosen and blessed one, and Jesus had died a cursed death: hanging on a cross, from a tree.  So, Paul became an intense opponent of the early Christians, because he was sure that they were dead wrong.  But then, Paul had this radical experience while traveling– overwhelmed by a blinding light, he heard the voice of Jesus speaking to him, calling him to follow Jesus and share his Good News.

So, now, Paul’s got a problem.  He believes that Jesus is the Messiah, God’s chosen savior for the people.  And if God has chosen Jesus, he must be blessed.  But Paul also still believes that God’s word in the Old Testament is true – which means that Jesus, as someone who was put to death on a cross, is somehow cursed.  How can Paul hold these two radically divergent – even contradictory – ideas together?  How can someone be blessed – sent by God, even – and cursed at the same time?

The answer Paul comes up with – an answer he passes down to us through the New Testament – is that Jesus bore the curse for us.  The logic of Paul’s argument is this: the law, as found in the Old Testament, is pretty clear: those who follow it, who do everything that it says we should do, will be blessed.  But those who fail to keep the law in its entirety are under the law’s curse.  The reality, as Paul points out (and as anyone who has ever been a human being knows), is that we all fall short, we all screw up, even the best of us fail sometimes.  The line between good and evil, it has been said, doesn’t run between people, or between groups of people.  The line between good and evil, between light and darkness, runs down the center of every human heart.  So, says Paul, we are all deserving of punishment.  We are all, in a sense, under a curse.  

Paul sees Jesus hanging on a tree, on the cross, and he sees something amazing happen.  Jesus, he says, is taking on the curse on behalf of the rest of us. He who had no sin, who was the only person ever to be free from the power of sin, has nevertheless accepted the full weight of sin, he has borne the curse for us, so that we might be set free, so that we might receive God’s promise, so that we might come to know, to be, God’s own righteousness.  He takes what we deserve, and accepts it for himself, so that we might know, experience, revel in what he deserves: God’s goodness, God’s love, God’s light.  Because Jesus accepted the full weight of sin, because he suffered under sin’s curse, everyone else who has ever been cursed, who has ever sinned, is given forgiveness instead.

We aren’t nearly as comfortable talking about curses these days as Paul and his contemporaries were.  And, yet, let’s be honest: there is much about this world that is not as it should be.  Disease, hatred, bigotry, injustice, oppression, greed, hunger, fear, white supremacy, poverty – there is much in this world that is broken.  There is much that is wrong that needs to be put right.  We might even, if we want to use spiritual language, call some of that stuff “a curse.” In Jesus, God says, “I see all the evil you’ve done, I see the injustice you’ve ignored, I see the broken systems that put the poor and vulnerable more at risk when things like famine and pandemic and disasters strike, and it’s going to take a lot of painful work to put it right, but I love you too much to make you bear the weight of your curse – and, anyway, it’s too much for you to bear – so, I’ll bear your curse myself.”

Jesus is God entering into our world and giving us something better than we deserve – better than we could ever earn on our own.  Jesus is God saying, “there are real consequences to all the evil you have done – cosmic consequences. But I won’t make you face those consequences on your own.  I will face them for you.”  

No matter what brokenness we face, no matter what evils we encounter, we do not face them alone.  God, in Jesus Christ, has borne the curse for us.  Thanks be to God.

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Read. Ponder. Pray. (Holy Week) — Thursday, April 1

Adam and Jesus in the Garden

Written by Matt Benton, Pastor of Bethel United Methodist Church in Woodbridge, VA.

 Two stories and their settings are the same.  A man stands in a garden, before God, and is afraid.

 Two stories whose settings are the same but couldn’t be more different.

Adam stands in the Garden of Eden.  He has just eaten the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  He’s naked.  He’s ashamed.  And he hears God walking through the garden.  God is seeking him out, ready for their evening stroll. 

But Adam has disobeyed.  He has done what God specifically told him not to do.  HE HAD ONE JOB!  He knows that the second God sees him, God will know.  Know what he’s done.  Know that he’s disobeyed.  Know that he’s failed.

So he hides.

He’s afraid.  He’s afraid of what God will do to him.  What will happen when the truth of his actions is brought to light.  He’s afraid that he cannot stand before God, he’s afraid of what will happen when he stands before God.

Jesus stands in the Garden of Gethsemane.  He’s praying.  He’s praying so hard he’s sweating blood.  He’s afraid.  But unlike Adam, he’s not afraid of God.  He’s not afraid because of his disobedience.  He’s not worried about what God will do to him.  He’s afraid of what we will do to him.

“Father, let this cup pass from me!” he prays.  He is not worried about the price of his disobedience.  He is worried about the cost of his obedience.  What it will mean for him to be obedient to God’s will.  “Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done.”  Adam couldn’t help but be disobedient; Jesus cannot help but be obedient.

Adam fears that the price of his disobedience deserves death.  Jesus is afraid because the cost of his obedience is death.

Adam fears that, because of his disobedience, his relationship with God will be severed.  Jesus fears that his obedience will, for a time, sever the link between the Father and the Son.

Adam leaves the garden walking on his own.  Jesus leaves the garden committed to walking fully with God, even if that means walking to His death.

How much of our lives do we spend with Adam in the garden, fearing the results of our own disobedience?  Afraid that God will discover exactly who we are and what we have done?  How often do we fear standing before God knowing that we have not been faithful?  How often do we try so hard to hide from God, lest God feel about us the way we feel about ourselves? 

What if, instead, we prayed in the garden with Jesus?  We prayed for Jesus to have the strength to be obedient where we have been disobedient?  To watch the conviction in Jesus’ eyes, the love in Jesus’ eyes.  What if instead of focusing our thoughts on our own disobedience we focused instead on Jesus’ obedience? 

Tomorrow, Jesus will go to the cross out of obedience to God.  Out of love for you and for me.  On Sunday Jesus will defeat death, defeat sin, defeat those things that we fear alienate us from God.

Today, leave behind Adam’s garden and its fear of alienation.  Leave behind the fear of what God will do to you should your obedience be discovered.  Leave behind the shame.  Join Jesus in Gethsemane.  See what God will do in order to show God’s love.  See what God will do to win your salvation.  Stop looking at all the things you and Adam haven’t done.  Look instead at what God does.

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Read. Ponder. Pray. (Holy Week) — Wednesday, March 31

The Suffering Servant

Written by Hungsu Lim, Associate Pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Richmond, VA.

Isaiah proclaims a profound message to the people in exile. This prophet sings a new song of hope and speaks comfort to the people, and his message is unique and powerful, written for a people who experience devastation and have to live in despair in a foreign country. The series of his messages called “Servant Songs” (Isaiah 42:1-4, 49:1-6, 50:4-7, 52:13-53:12) offers hope and envisions a new possibility for the future.

“But here is my servant, the one I uphold; my chosen, who brings me delight. I’ve put my spirit upon him; he will bring justice to the nations.” (42:1)

Isaiah identifies the servant as the one God has chosen and put the spirit to carry on God’s mission. The servant is called to bring justice to the nations. The people who are in exile and suffering might have expected to hear a message of retaliation or retributive justice through the military messiah (anointed one). But this kind of servant is called to bring light to the nation so that God’s salvation may reach to the end of the earth (49:6). This mission is not nationalistic but universal. The image of the servant repeats the way that God calls and blesses Abraham and Sarah, “In you, all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (Gen. 12:3) God’s chosen ones should not live for their own sake or their own benefit but should be a light for the nations.

Thus, Isaiah gives us a critical message because we, as human beings, tend to put ourselves first. If we are exploited or abused, we want retribution as justice. Of course, God confronts those who exploit the poor and advocates justice for them. But the mission that the servant is called to do is for all the families on earth, not for her/himself. Furthermore, the lifestyle of the servant is stunning because it may lead to times of suffering and humiliation. Being a light for the nations is not easy and requires sacrifice.

I gave my back to those who struck me, and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard; I did not hide my face from insult and spitting.” (50:6) 

How could the servant tolerate humiliation and confront this injustice? How could the servant have been living as the suffering one? Suffering has been a deep issue in human history, and there is no easy answer to these questions of why. But the servant has found meaning in suffering. The one who is willing to suffer for the sake of God’s mission will make redemption and wholeness available for all. Suffering is not the end of the story because it can be redemptive and bring light to the nations. That does not answer the serious questions of why, but suffering can mean and make a difference beyond what the servant willingly embraces.

“But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises, we are healed.” (53:5)

The image of the suffering servant is both an image of the community in exile and an image of how the early church understands Jesus Christ’s death on the cross. Jesus is the perfect example of the suffering servant who dies to save all. So, these texts become meaningful once the community of faith claims its belief and faith through them. They offer a meaningful way to follow what they are called to do.

We enter into a time of self-denial and repentance in Lent. Lent offers an excellent opportunity to reflect on the lifestyle of the suffering servant. It is a crucial time for us to identify who we are as God’s servants. When we also claim ourselves as God’s servants, we may be able to follow the examples of Jesus Christ, who lived as the suffering servant on earth and loved all unconditionally. Lent invites us to be a light and bring justice to the nations, even though we may undergo a time of humiliation and suffering. We have hope because God may use our sacrifices, suffering, and pains to bring redemption and restoration for others. Then, we can follow Jesus and his loving ways because Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.

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 Mission Focus – UMCOR

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) comes alongside those who suffer from natural or human-caused disasters – be it famine, hurricane, war, flood, fire or other events—to alleviate suffering and to be a source of help and hope for those left most vulnerable.  You may learn more about UMCOR at umcmission.org/umcor.

Herndon UMC regularly supports UMCOR through our  budget and through special collections.  Each year the Naomi Ruth Circle (of Herndon’s United Methodist Women) puts together kits for UMCOR.  This year they will be working on  Health Kits. 

After living the last year in this pandemic, Herndon UMC would like to focus on global health this season, making a special collection for UMCOR through Easter.  Funds will go to support the materials for the Naomi Ruth Circle’s Health Kits and any extra will go to support UMCOR Global Ministries in helping to meet peoples’ daily needs such as healthcare, food, hygiene and job security.

 

 

The mission of Herndon UMC is to serve and share God’s Love in community.

 

The vision of Herndon UMC is to live the teachings of Jesus so that everyone may know God’s Love and grow in Spirit-filled relationships.

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