Seeds of Faith Series
In biblical times a seed was understood to have miraculous qualities. How else would you explain something so small and seemingly insignificant having the gift of life within it?
Faith also has the gift of life within it. You and I can be crushed by the experiences of life. Within our living, there may be times when we may feel small and insignificant. There may be times when we wonder if there is any difference we can make with our lives. Times when we question if there is any hope in our living. These are the times the seeds of faith bring the gift of God’s life to us.
It is my prayer that the “Seeds of Faith” teaching series will help us plant the gift of God’s life as we live our lives.
Fort Hill United Methodist Church
The mission of Fort Hill United Methodist Church 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. Like many of the Christian churches in Lynchburg, VA, we believe in living a life of service. In addition, Fort Hill is a partner 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 seeks to be a mission outpost in the greater Lynchburg 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
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. As one of the oldest and well-established churches in the Lynchburg, VA area, we look forward to sharing the message and love of Christ with you.