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


Wheelchair accessible, Handicap Entrance, Ramp to Sanctuary, Family Restroom 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.

Mid-week Bible Study meets most Wednesdays at 7 PM - please confirm with the Current Events schedule below.

Parish Ministers - Each Active Member

Pastor - Rev. Diana K. Otterbacher, M.Div.



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 Current Events

SUNDAY, Oct. 12 -  9 AM Sunday School ~ 10:15 AM – Worship   LAITY SUNDAY celebrating the Priesthood of All Believers.  Guest Speaker: Mrs. Joyce Carrasco on her experience with malaria and the urgent need to support IMAGINE NO MALARIA.  Liturgist: John Gehringer, Prayer Leader: Keith Koppen.  Children's Message presented by Joanne Lund.

HAZARD ALERT! The church building will be off limits from 1 PM Sunday until 5 PM on Tuesday for OZONE TREATMENT to get rid of mold and mildew and odors.  Ozone is hazardous to your health and will irritate your nose and throat and cause lung damage.

 TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 7 PM – Staff/Parish Relations Committee meets at the parsonage.  2014 members:  Chair, Tom Lafferty, Linda Gehringer, Gina Pearson, Nils von Keudell, Brenda Vonic, Keith Koppen, Marie Maynard, Susan Lafferty, Pastor Diana.

WEDNESDAY,  Oct. 15, 7 PM – Sing & Study @ church ~ this is your mid-week pick-up! Meaningful Christian Fellowship!

SATURDAY, October 18, 9 AM – Pie Day! @ church kitchen! Bring a fresh pie +/or deliver a slice and visit awhile! Call Marie Maynard for details  847-683-2976

SUNDAY, Oct. 19 -9 AM Sunday School ~ 10:15 AM Worship ~ Pastor Diana continues her sermon series on the Book of Genesis ~ Food Pantry donations gratefully received ~ SCRIP orders due ~ 11:30 AM Nominations Follow-Up Meeting

Monday, Oct. 20, 7 PM - Membership & Missions Committee meets at the Parsonage.2014 Members: Chair, Marie Maynard, Joanne Lund, Amy Lutes, Brenda Vonic, Gina Pearson, Connie von Keudell, and Pastor Diana

 WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9, 7 - 8:30 PM - SING & STUDY - Our mid-week uplift begins with singing prior to our study of God's Word for us today - Come and grow in faith and fellowship in the Joy of the Holy Spirit!

Saturday, Oct. 25, 1 PM - Zion Ladies' 5th Annual Fall Luncheon followed by entertainment provided by the SUN-TONES, barbershop singers from Sun City.  $10 each.  Tickets sold in advance.  Please call Leola Widmayer at 847-683-2585.  Limited seating. This is a wonderful opportunity to get together with the lovely women of Hampshire.

Sunday, October 26, 9 AM Sunday School ~ 10:15 AM Worship ~ Pastor Diana continues her sermon series from the Book of Genesis. Children's Message always included in every service. Intelligent - Passionate - Meaningful - Wesleyan

Please pray for our men and women serving in combat areas: Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Comps, Afghanistan ~ Marine PFC Dustyn Harris, Ukraine. Please inform us of the names of others who are serving in war-torn areas.

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