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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) 

Cry Room is open for infants and toddlers during Service.

Fellowship & Refreshments following worship.

Current Events:

SUNDAY, May 1, 9  Sunday School ~ 10:15  Family Worship hour HOLY COMMUNION The Lord's Table is open to ALL. Sermon based on Revelation 21:1-8 - "The One sitting on the throne says, 'I AM making all things new.' by Pastor Diana.  Music by Deanne Tamms.

TUESDAY, May 3, 7 pm - Trustees meeting

THURSDAY, May 5, 1 PM - Zion United Methodist Women meeting.

SUNDAY, May 8, 9 am Sunday School ~ 10:15 AM Family Worship Hour ~ The gift of Mothers Day Flowers for all the adult women of the church.

TUESDAY, May 10, 7 PM - Finance Committee meeting & Special meeting on the Church Council

SATURDAY, May 14, 7 AM - Men's Breakfast Club at Rose Garden Restaurant

Please join us on May 15th as we say, “Happy Retirement” to our beloved Pastor Diana ~ 10:15 AM Pentecost Sunday worship service featuring the music of Dr. Thomas A. Tufo.  ~ 11:30 AM Retirement Luncheon celebrating Pastor Diana’s 25 years of ministry with entertainment by the Georgia Rae Family Band.  ~ Fried Chicken dinner will be served. Please bring a dish to pass, if you are able. ~ Please leave your luncheon reservation on the Church Answering Machine 847-683-2430.~ No gifts, please. Just the honor of your Presence!

TUESDAY, May 17, 7 PM - Church Council meeting.

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.

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