We encourage our church family to get together outside of worship times. Our church offers a range of social, learning and volunteer events that help strengthen our members as individuals and as a community.
Blended Worship Service every Sunday at 8:00am & 10:00am in-person. Live streamed to YouTube at 10:00am. Sunday School is at 9:00am in-person and through Zoom. Sunday School is open for all ages.
December 24 Christmas Eve Worship at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary.
Next Mission Meeting: Monday, January 17 at 6:30pm
There is no time like quite like Christmas to be in the spirit of mission. We can follow the example of the three wise men who went on a mission bearing gifts to a child in a manger.
This time of year, folks get into the giving spirit and many good organizations—like the Salvation Army—benefit. We seem to be kinder, happier and more forgiving. We think about those in need and actively do things to help them. Maybe we pray more, read scripture more, praise God more in song or watch our favorite movies celebrating Christ’s birth. “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” after all, right?
But why do we have to save such awesome qualities and actions for one time of the year? The birth of Jesus should be celebrated throughout the year. The impact of Jesus’ life lasts throughout the year, every year, and it will continue to do so until the end of time. Therefore, we should maintain positive qualities all year. We should be the best we can be year-round, not just during the Christmas season. We should be giving, loving and forgiving regardless of what time of year it is.
Jesus’ birth was the beginning of an amazing lesson on how to treat people. He was the action behind the Word. He lived it for us to emulate. We should also be joyous every day. The joy of Christmas is definitely a unique sentiment. And granted, it’s not an easy one to maintain throughout the year, especially when those around you may not be sharing the moment. It usually doesn’t feel like Christmas every day when those around us resume the normalcy of life. But to have a continuous joy in the heart is necessary in order to reflect the love of Jesus Christ on the outside.
To maintain the joy of Christmas is really the only way we can share God’s Word sincerely.
Round Hill UMC has been involved in Mission this year in the following ways: Collected Supplies and Funds for ABBA Care, Collected School Supplies for Bright Futures, Provided Gift Cards for Families in 12 Frederick County Schools, Prepared and Delivered Meals to our Local Fire Fighters and EMT’s, Helped the Homeless through WATTS, Loved our Neighbors through a Free Will Offering Drive Through Chicken Dinner and Vacation Bible School, Collected Food and other supplies for CCAP to help the homeless wintering over outside, and sent donations to local Food Pantries and Shelters.
In December, we will ring the bell for the Salvation Army and provide Christmas presents to children through Bless the Child!
Let’s keep up our good works throughout 2022.