How it all started...
One July night in 1910, six people with a common purpose met in a home on Hanover Avenue in Norfolk, VA. Their vision was to build a church in the small neighborhood community of Larchmont. Soon, they were joined by others of like mind. Within a year and a half, they had started the church they envisioned — Larchmont Methodist Church.
Since that historic meeting, God has provided numerous men and women who have followed the course established by those early leaders. Over the years, the church has continued to grow, both as a people and as a building. In 1954, the current sanctuary was built to replace the 1911 worship space. The original worship space was then renovated to become the church’s fellowship hall. It was renovated again and enlarged in 2014 to accommodate more people and to house the 9:45 Emergent Worship Service that began in October of that year. In 2007, a former classroom downstairs was converted into the Gwinn Chapel where we held a less formal service at 8:45 until 2021.
There have been many other renovations to our building and grounds, over the years, including major upgrades to our commercial-grade church kitchen, a complete make-over of our youth room, and the addition of a large parking lot and green space where we hold many of our outdoor activities. All of this is what allows LUMC to be a vibrant, engaging, and inclusive church that follows Jesus Christ!
Expanding the vision...
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