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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

Family Worship Hour, 10:15  (September to May)

The Nursery is open for infants and toddlers during Service.

Fellowship & Refreshments following worship.

PARDON OUR DUST - We are redecorating! 

Checks for Tornado Victims may be made out to Zion UMC  re: tornado.  Donations will be sent to UMCOR so 100% will be used for the families affected.  Many Fairdale houses were not insured.

Our Mission Focus for the month of MAY is being led by our Elementary Sunday School Class as they collect funds for Operation Christmas Child, a program of Samaritan’s Purse International.  www.samaritanspurse.org  Learn how a small shoebox can have a big impact. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal. Be a part of changing children's lives all over the world in Jesus' Name through the power of a simple gift. Please make checks out to Zion UMC re: “Christmas Child.”  A poster and donation basket are available in the Fellowship Room. ~ with thanks from: Bethany, Nathan, Julia, and our teacher, Joanne Lund.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 7 PM - Last Mid-week Bible Study for the season @ church.  It's always good!  Never too late to join in! Open to All.

SATURDAY, MAY 16, 9 AM - Meet in the Church Kitchen for PIE DAY!  Bring a fresh pie +/or deliver a slice and a smile.  This PIE DAY MINISTRY began several years ago in order to reach out to the shut-ins in our community.  If you know of someone who's temporarily or permanently shut-in and would enjoy a slice of pie from a friendly visitor, please call us at 847-683-2045.

SUNDAY, MAY 17, 9 AM - Last classes of the 2014-2015 Sunday School year ~ 10:15 AM - Family Worship Hour celebrating the Ascension of the Lord and PENTECOST.  Celebrating the Birth of the Church and welcoming a fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit upon our congregation. Our guest pianist is Jan Paskiewicz.  Donations to the Burlington/Hampshire Area Food Pantry will be gratefully received.  SCRIP orders are also due. 

TUESDAY, May 19, 7 PM, – Administrative Board meeting @ church.  2015 members: Chairman Doug Tamms, Marie Maynard, Jen Roser, Deanne Tamms, Tom Getzelman, Susan Lafferty, Nils & Connie von Keudell, Brenda Vonic, John & Linda Gehringer, Eleanor Leitner, Joanne Lund, Jeff Van Natta, and Pastor Diana.

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 6 PM - Wednesday Night Bible Study enjoy their end-of-the year with a Javanese Supper at the Parsonage.

SUNDAY, MAY 24 - 9 AM - Confirmation students meet to practice ~ 10:15 AM - Worship Service designed and led by our Confirmation students, Hailee and Mia, who will present their FAITH STATEMENTS. 

Monday, May 25, 10:30 AM  - Memorial Day Observed in Hampshire by the Flag Pole at the Ralph Seyller Park in Memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

SUNDAY, MAY 31, 9 AM - Confirmation students meet for practice and photos ~ 10:15 AM - CONFIRMATION DAY!  Hailee Dietze and Mia Vonic will be confirmed in the Christian faith and become full members of the Church.  This will be the  culmination of two years of Bible Study and projects with Pastor Diana. COME AND CELEBRATE!

TUESDAY, June 2, 7 PM – Worship Committee meets at church – 2015 members: Chairperson, Deanne Tamms, Keith Koppen, Tom Lafferty, Eleanor Leitner, Nils von Keudell, John Gehringer,  Marie Maynard, and Pastor Diana.

THURSDAY, June 4, 9:30 AM - Zion United Methodist Women Annual Spring Brunch @ Parsonage.  Hostess, Devotions & Program by Leola Widmayer.

SATURDAY, June 6, 4 to 8 PM - "Cruisin' Into Summer Car Show & Fun Fair @ downtown Hampshire. Pastor Diana will be there with her GOD BOX and invitations for our 170th Anniversary Celebrations.

SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 9:30 AM - Our SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE BEGINS with our 9:30 AM Service - just as good but earlier! HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated. Allergic? Upon request, wheat-free, gluten-free wafers are now available during Holy Communion.  As you come forward to receive, simply tell Pastor Diana: wafer, please.  ~ The Lord’s Table is indeed Open to All! 

PLEASE PRAY for Michael Dickey Army National Guard serving in Saudi Arabia
~ Please inform us of others serving overseas ~  

 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