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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 Worship Service -  9:30 AM   
Sunday School for Adults and Elementary Students resumes in September

Thursday night Bible Study will restart in September.

The Nursery is open for infants and toddlers during Service.

Fellowship & Refreshments following worship.

Parish Ministers - Each Active Member

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


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 Our Summer Mission Focus is PICO/RWANDA

Last summer, we were blessed to meet and support Pastor John Rutsindintwarane, who serves his fellow citizens in Rwanda.  Pastor John is part of PICO National Network (People Improving Communities through Organizing) www.piconetwork.org.  He teaches village leaders to dream, plan and build their own trades and infrastructure, which will bring progress to their war-ravaged nation.

            The process is simple.  Through faith-based organized leaders, teams are developed to unite their neighbors in solving the most basic needs of any community.  The people research solutions, take action, hold themselves and others accountable, and get results.  For example, a rural, isolated village worked together to build a 38 room clinic.  Then they worked to bring water supply to the clinic. Another village developed a business of making and selling much needed roofing tiles to replace their thatched roofs. Please contribute generously to PICO/RWANDA this summer to encourage Rwandans to help themselves and improve their own quality of life. A poster and donation basket will be available in the Fellowship Room for your information and generosity.    ~ Membership & Missions Committee

Sun. June 29, 9:30 AM - Family Worship Hour - This is 5th Sunday Hymn Sing = call out the number of your favorite hymn for all to sing!  Children's Message: "a cup of cold water."  Sermon: Kingdom Principle: OBEDIENCE.  Nils von Keudell will sing Bob Dylan's classic: Gotta Serve Somebody

Tue. July 1, 7 PM - Trustees meet at Church to care for our buildings and grounds.


Sun. July 6, 9:30 AM - Family Worship Hour ~ HOLY COMMUNION ~ The Lord's Table is open to all!  Sermon series on Kingdom principles continues. A children's message and their special bulletin given every Sunday!  We love kids!

Tue. July 8, 7 PM - Finance & Stewardship meeting @ church.

Thur. July 10, 10:45 AM - All the Ladies of the Church and their Friends are invited to meet us @ church to CARPOOL to the Eagles Nest Café for "dutch treat" lunch in Poplar Grove.  Please call for reservations by July 8 847-683-2585

Sat. July 12, 7 PM - Men's Breakfast Club @ Rose Garden Restaurant for all Hampshire gentlemen - an interfaith gathering!

Sun. July 13, 9:30 AM - Family Worship Hour.  I was glad, very glad, when they said to me, 'let us go to the house of the Lord today!'"

Tue. July 15, 7:30 PM - Administrative Board Meeting @ church.

Thur - Sun. July 17 to 20 - ALDERSGATE 2014 - National Conference on Spirit-Filled Living  in Springfield. 

Sat. July 19, 9 AM - Meet @ church kitchen for PIE DAY - bring a pie +/or take a slice and a smile to shut-ins in the area!

Sun. July 20, 9:15 AM - Family Worship Hour!  Do not forsake the gathering together of the saints..

Thurs to Sat. July 24 to 26, 9 AM to ? Fellowship Scrapbooking!  Bring your scrapbook stuff and spread out for a few days!

July 25th and Every 4th Friday, 9 am to 2 pm - HINES VA MOBILE CLINIC will be parked at the parking lot of Chick-n-Dip for the convenience of area Veterans.

Sun. July 27, 9;30 AM - FAMILY WORSHIP HOUR - the family that prays together, stays together!

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