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Welcome to the OFFICIAL WEB SITE for Hampshire's Pioneer Church

Making disciples of Jesus Christ since 1845

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

Pastor Diana K. Otterbacher, M.Div.


Parsonage Phone: 847-683-2045

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 Family Worship Hour, 10:15 AM
(Labor Day - June) 

June 5 - SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE 9:30 AM (Memorial Day to Labor Day)

Cry Room is open for infants and toddlers during Service.

Fellowship & Refreshments following worship.

Current Events:

You & your pet are invited to the Hampshire PET BLESSING SERVICE 10:15 AM Sunday, May 22. There will be music, and prayers for our animal friends and for all of God’s good creation, led by Pastor Diana Otterbacher. Pets must be on leashes or in carriers. There is no charge, but, if you wish, you are invited to bring items to donate to: Anderson Animal Shelter South Elgin and Animal House Shelter Huntley They need: clean pet toys, paper towels, Dawn dish soap, gently used towels & blankets, bleach, kitty litter, Purina Cat Chow, Pedigree canned & dry dog food, pet toys, ammonia-free glass cleaner, all sizes of collars, leashes, harnesses, stainless steel pet bowls, air fresheners/deodorizers, etc. Sponsored by Hampshire Animal Hospital Please call 847-683-2045 for details.

THURS - SAT, May 26, 27, 28 - Garage Sale at the Parsonage, 301 Oak Street, Hampshire

SATURDAY, May 18, 9 AM – Pie Day! Meet in the kitchen with a fresh pie +/or help deliver a slice and a smile! For info: call 847-683-22045

SUNDAY, May 29, 9 AM - End of Sunday School for the season ~ 10:15 AM - Memorial Sunday Service and Fifth Sunday Hymn Sing!

MONDAY, May 30 - Hampshire Memorial Day Service at Seyller Park - Pastor Diana will lead the prayers.

THURSDAY, June 2, 9:30 AM - Zion United Methodist Women BRUNCH.  Hostess: Marie Maynard

SUNDAY, June 5, 9:30 - SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE BEGINS - Holy Communion (the Lord's Table is open to ALL)  Graduate recognition Sunday  for our Hapshire HS grads: Victoria Scott, Bobby Pearson, Melissa Dietze, Jared Lund. Last day to bring in 24 count CRAYON BOXES & PENCIL SHARPENERS.

SUNDAY - TUESDAY, June 5 to 7 - Annual Meeting of the Northern IL Conf. of the United Methodist Church

Tuesday, June 7, 2 PM - Pastor Diana will be recognized during the Retirement Service at NIC/UMC

SATURDAY, June 11, 7 AM - Men's Breakfast Club at the Rose Garden Restaurant - an ecumenical group of mature Christian men who meet monthly for prayer, food and fellowship.

SUNDAY, June 12, 9:30 AM - Pastor Diana's Farewell Service

MAY MISSIONS!  Zion responds to Local, National, and International needs ~ Last call for donations to Sunday School class project, Samaritan’s Purse: Children with Disabilities ~ Food Pantry donations, due May 15  ~ Animal shelter items, due May 22 ~  N. IL Conf/UMC Missions Truck collection: 24/box crayons & pencil sharpeners, due June 5

NEW FURNISHINGS UPDATE Our Lay Leader, Connie von Keudell, and Pastor Diana have selected Mission Style furniture made by the Amish of Indiana, which can be seen at Strode’s Furniture in Huntley (or on Connie's or Diana's smart phones). We are about $2000 short of our goal. So, our Trustees are still accepting donations to replace the furniture in the Fellowship Room. If you’d like to encourage that, or would like to donate a certain amount to pay for a chair or table IN MEMORY OF or IN HONOR OF someone, please make your check out to Zion UMC re: furnishings – or – place muchappreciated cash in the PINK donation box. And that will complete our upstairs redecorating project!

Hooray for those who completed reading the One Year Bible! Please pick up your Thumbs Up award in the fellowship room & please sign your name on the Scroll of Honor.  

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