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.
Resurrection Witnesses, Luke 24:36-48 (video below) I don’t think I will ever forget the time I was called to be a witness in a trial for a person who had broken into the church I was serving as pastor. The actual break-in occurred around Christmas. I learned about the break-in from the church’s custodian who…
The Sunday After, John 20:19-31 (video below) Christians believe there has to be a Sunday after Easter because the story of Easter cannot be told in the events of one day. If the story of Easter could be told in one day, there would be no blessing of the peace of Christ for people like…
Resurrecting Faith, Luke 24:1-12 (video below) Easter is God’s invitation to live in resurrecting faith. To help in our consideration of God’s invitation to live in resurrecting faith, I invite us to consider the perplexing reality that Luke describes in Luke 24:2-5 as he details the events of the first Easter morning when Mary Magdalene,…
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