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OFFICIAL WEB SITE for Hampshire's Pioneer Church founded in 1845 and now Celebrating 170 years of ministry!

Welcome to Zion United Methodist Church
157 West Jefferson Avenue
PO Box 515
Hampshire, IL 60140-0515 

Pastor Diana K. Otterbacher, M.Div.


Church Phone - 847-683-2430

email -  zionumc.hampshire@gmail.com

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Wheelchair accessible, Handicap Entrance, Ramp to Sanctuary, Family Restroom with Infant Changing Table on main level; Elevator to Basement

Sunday School, 9 AM  ~ Family Worship Hour, 10:15

The Nursery is open for infants and toddlers during Service.

Fellowship & Refreshments following worship.

Current Events:

Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 AM - PIE DAY!  Bring a pie +/or help deliver a slice & a smile to area shut-ins.  If you know of someone who'd like to have a piece of pie and a prayer, please call 847-683-2045.

Sunday, Feb. 22 - 9 AM Sunday School ~ 10:15 Family Worship. Pastor Diana will preach on Leviticus 19: HOLINESS IS GOODNESS ON FIRE. Immediately following worship, at 11:15 AM members of our United Methodist Women will present a SKIT of days gone by in celebration of our 170th anniversary.  Refreshments will served with plenty of time to reminisce and look over the old records and photo albums, some of which are in German. 

PLEASE SIGN-UP to volunteer at Feed My Starving Children on April 2nd

SUNDAY, Feb. 22, 2 PM - Lenten Vespers Service with Healing Prayers will be held at Country Evangelical Covenant Church corner of Rt. 47 & McDonald Rd.  Meet us there  ~ or ~ leave here at Noon with Pastor Diana for their Lunch of Soup & Bread. Open to the public. No charge.

Our Elementary Sunday School Class is leading us with our FEBRUARY MISSION – OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD, a program of Samaritan’s Purse International.  Learn how a small shoebox can have a big impact. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal. Be a part of changing children's lives all over the world in Jesus' Name through the power of a simple gift. www.samaritanspurse.org  Please make checks out to Zion UMC re: “Christmas Child.”  A poster and donation basket are available in the Fellowship Room. ~ with thanks from: Bethany, Nathan, Julia and our teacher, Joanne Lund.

MONDAY, Feb. 23, Newsletter articles due to Nora or email:  zionumc.hampshire@gmail.com

Wednesday, Jan 28, 7 PM – Sing & Study meets @ Church  – our in-depth Bible study of  1st  Corinthians continues.   Challenging discussions - safe, open atmosphere.  Come and grow with us!

FRIDAY - Casting Crowns Concert at NIU/DeKalb - meet us there!

SUNDAY, March 1 - 9 AM Sunday School ~ 10:15 AM Worship with HOLY COMMUNION: The Lord's Table is open to ALL ~ Pastor Diana continues her sermon series on the Old Testament, focusing on the Book of Numbers and how God prepared a holy people on their journey to the Promised Land. The Finance Committee will make their presentation in honor or our 170th year of God's provisions. March Coffee Hour hosts – S/PRC  

New Carpet Fund donations received: $1,655    Total needed $4,925.Donations gratefully received “In Memory Of”  &  “In Honor Of”

 All preaching is based on SCRIPTURE, TRADITION, REASON, and EXPERIENCE.

 The purpose of the United Methodist Church
is to make disciples of Jesus Christ
for the transformation of the world.    

~ Open Bibles ~ Open Hearts  ~ Open Minds ~ Open Doors