An Update on Church Reopening

As for us, brothers and sisters, when, for a short time, we were made orphans by being separated from you—in person, not in heart—we longed with great eagerness to see you face to face.” (1 Thess 2:17)

The Best of All

Dear friends, As we move toward the sixth week of our new life under the pandemic I’m reminded of the Psalmist’s cry, “How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?     How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I bear pain in my soul,     and have sorrow in … [Read more…]

Stay the Course

Dear Virginia Conference, I hope you and your families had a very blessed Easter celebration. Let us remember that our hope as believers is in Jesus Christ. Though our Easter services looked quite different this year, I hope that, especially in this challenging time of a global pandemic, you heard the Easter story anew and, … [Read more…]

We ARE the Church

We prayerfully ask that you sustain your generosity so that Hinton Avenue can continue to be a blessing to others. In fact, you may want to consider making your offerings to the church through a periodic automatic draft from your bank account, as many members have already done. This relieves you of writing and mailing … [Read more…]

Worship with us this Sunday at 11 am!

You can connect with our service of worship in a number of ways Via Zoom meeting online or by telephone To join by phone, dial 1 (646)876-9923 and enter Meeting ID: 142 714 820 # On Facebook Live On our website You can download an order of worship here

State Resources Shared with Faith Communities

Yesterday, I attended a statewide webinar for faith leaders hosted by the Office of Governor Ralph Northam and the Office of Health Equity of the Virginia Department of Health.  On March 23, Northam issued Executive Order Fifty-Three that orders the closure of certain non-essential businesses, bans all gatherings of more than 10 people, and closes … [Read more…]

The church is NOT the building. WE are the church.

COVID-19 is forcing us to connect in new and transformative ways. Our enforced physical separation is a challenge – especially for those of us with serious health concerns, those who are aged, and those who live alone.  Others may be experiencing acute anxiety because of insecure employment or fragile financial stability.  We all know and … [Read more…]