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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.

PARDON OUR DUST - We are redecorating!

Current Events:

Our MISSION focus for APRIL is The Red Bird Missionary Conference, in ministry with Appalachian families living in the coal region of southeastern Kentucky.  www.redbirdconference.org  Its goal is to minister to the whole person by addressing spiritual, physical, educational and economic needs. Historically, this region has been one of high unemployment and lack of opportunity. The mountains cause isolation making basic life services difficult to reach. In the rural areas, it can take an hour to drive to basic places like the grocery store, the bank, or the hospital. Industries are very few in this area. Therefore, many people are left unemployed or are forced to travel extensively to work. Even with new roads and better transportation the seclusion the mountains create still lingers, leaving many people isolated from work and basic services. The Red Bird Missionary Conference helps ease the need and the isolation through its churches and mission institutions. Please donate by making a check out to Zion UMC re: Red Bird – or use the cash donation basket in the Fellowship Room.                     Gratefully, your Membership & Missions Com.

DIAPER DRIVE FOR DANNY!  - A mother in our community needs SIZE SIX disposable diapers for her little boy who suffers from autism and is delayed in his potty training. The mom is unemployed and abandoned by the boy's father.  Baby Wipes and local Gas Cards are also welcome. Checks may be made out to Zion UMC re: Danny.  Please bring your donations to the church.

Friday 7 pm to Saturday 3 pm - Confirmation Retreat at Wesley Woods, Williams Bay, WI

SATURDAY, 8 AM TO 3 PM - School of Evangelism featuring renowned author and social scientist, DR. LEONARD SWEET.  First UMC, Elgin, IL.   Please contact Pastor Diana for reservations.

SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 9 AM Sunday School ~ 10:15 AM Family Worship Hour. Pastor Diana's "15 in 2015" Sermon Series #13 on the Book of Judges.  The Finance Committee will make a 170th Anniversary Year Presentation.

MONDAY, April 20, 7 PM - Membership & Missions Committee meets @ Parsonage to discuss upcoming missions and our "Jubliee Homecoming Celebration."

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 7 PM - Bible Study @ Church - everyone welcome!

SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 9 AM Sunday School ~ 10:15 AM Family Worship Hour & HYMN SING - Pastor Diana continues to preach from the Old Testament as 21 of our members are reading the One Year Bible.  The Finance & Stewardship Committee will make a presentation relevant to our 170th Anniversary.  We always have a Children's Message.

MONDAY, APRIL 27 - Newsletter articles due today for our May-June edition

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 7 PM - Bible Study @ church - take advantage of this small group for your spiritual edification!

SUNDAY, MAY 3, 9 AM - Sunday School ~ 10:15 AM Family Worship Hour and HOLY COMMUNION with homemade Hallah bread provided by Mia V. who will lead Holy Communion with Youth. Sermon Series continues on the Old Testament to keep up with  our 21 members who are reading the One Year Bible. This week's topic: RUTH.

 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