The vision of Fort Hill United Methodist Church is to be grounded in faith, hope, and love as stated in I Corinthians 13:13 (And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three and the greatest of these is love). Our prayer is these values will provide the foundation for how our congregation connects with the Fort Hill and greater Lynchburg community. Called by the vision of faith, hope, and love that Jesus proclaimed we seek to live as a community of faith that makes a lasting difference. In turn, we invite others to live in this vision with us. The pastor, staff, and congregation at Fort Hill United Methodist Church in Lynchburg, VA look forward to sharing the message and love of Christ with you.
We Proclaim Christ Crucified, I Corinthians 1:18-25 (video below) Today’s sermon is the second of a two-part series on the cross. Last Sunday we considered Mark 8:31-38 and how Jesus’ teaching about the cross became the turning point in understanding his identity as the Messiah. Part of Jesus’ teaching about the cross included a new…
March 15 marks the one-year-anniversary of restrictions being established for in-person worship and other congregational gatherings due to the reality of the coronavirus. When the restrictions were established last March, I hoped they would only be for a few months. I was wrong. As the months have now been pressed into a year, I have…
Turning Points, Mark 8:31-39 (video below) Jesus had reached a turning point as the shadow of the cross was cast over him. The time had arrived for Jesus to teach a new lesson about God’s love. Mark 8:31 records this new teaching by Jesus in this way: Then he began to teach them that the…
Fort Hill United Methodist Church
The mission of Fort Hill United Methodist Church in Lynchburg, VA is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. This mission is fulfilled as Fort Hill connects with the Lynchburg community through partnerships in a variety of missions such as REACH (a program of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank that provides food to low-income, homebound adults in the community), Backpacks for Kids (a program ensuring that children in need of food security at Dearington and Bass Elementary Schools have enough to eat outside school hours), and the Park View Community Mission. Fort Hill United Methodist Church believes in living a life of service. In addition, Fort Hill is one of several partner churches near you in ministry with other congregations of The United Methodist Church in over 100 nations around the world. Guided by the biblical call to love our neighbors as ourselves, Fort Hill United Methodist Church in Lynchburg, VA seeks to be a mission outpost in the greater central Virginia area. Grounded in faith since 1899, the Fort Hill congregation seeks to be bold in proclaiming God’s love in today’s world by reaching out and welcoming people in the love of Jesus Christ.
“Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
– Matthew 28:19