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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

Sunday School, 9 AM  ~ Family Worship Hour, 10:15

The Nursery is open for infants and toddlers during Service.

Fellowship & Refreshments following worship.

Our MARCH MISSION is Feed My Starving Children. FMSC partners with organizations around the world to reach God's hungriest children. FMSC provides specifically formulated life-saving meals to starving and malnourished children in nearly 70 countries, including these neighbors in our Western Hemisphere: Jamaica, Mexico, Haiti, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, and Peru. FMSC “manna packs” contain a food mixture this is easy and safe to transport, simple to make with only boiling water, and culturally acceptable worldwide. Please join in by volunteering on April 2nd and/or help us pay for the food that we package!  Please make checks out to Zion UMC re: FMSC  -or- leave a donation in the basket in the Fellowship Room.     ~ gratefully, Membership & Missions Com

Current Events:

Place your order for an EASTER LILY by March 29 at $8 each. These beautiful flowers will be available to take home after our Easter Sunday service, or you may choose to leave it for the entire congregation to enjoy.  They may also be purchased IN MEMORY OF or IN HONOR OF someone.  Please make checks out to Zion United Methodist Women c/o lily and give to DEANNE TAMMS.

Please sign-up to serve at Feed My Starving Children on April 2nd.

Pastor Diana on vacation March 17 to 24

Tueday, March 17, 7 PM - Administrative Board meeting @ church basement.

Saturday, March 21, 9 AM - PIE DAY!  Bring a pie +/or help deliver a slice & a smile to area shut-ins.  If you know of someone who'd like to have a piece of pie and a prayer, please call 847-683-2045

Sunday, March 22, Sunday School at 9 AM - Family Worship at 10:15 AM - HYMN SING SUNDAY with musical accompaniment by Deanne Tamms on the organ. Connie & Nils von Keudell will lead the service and present the morning message.  Joanne Lund will represent the Finance & Stewardship Committee presentation in celebration of our 170th Anniversary.

Please sign-up to serve at Feed My Starving Children on April 2nd.

SUNDAY, March 22, 1 PM - Lenten Vespers Service with Healing Prayers will be held at Country Evangelical Covenant Church corner of Rt. 47 & McDonald Rd.  Meet us there  ~ or ~ leave here at Noon with Pastor Diana for their Lunch of Soup & Bread. Open to the public. No charge.

Wednesday, March 25, 7 PM – Sing & Study meets @ Church  – New Topic to be decided! No matter what, we always enjoy  challenging discussions within a  safe, open atmosphere.  Come and grow with us!

Saturday, March 28, 9:30 AM - Zion United Methodist Women welcome everyone to attend the annual, world-wide, ecumenical WORLD DAY OF PRAYER.  The host country is The Bahamas with the biblical text of John 13:1-17. After washing the feet of His community od disciples, Jesus asks, "Do you understand what I have done for you?" The program will begin and 9:30 AM with a light brunch.  Come to expand your horizons and pray for our great big world!

Sunday, March 29 - Sunday School at 9 AM PALM- PASSION SUNDAY SERVICE at 10:15 AM - Procession of Palms and reading of St. Mark's Passion for a meaningful start to Holy Week.

Please sign-up to serve at Feed My Starving Children on April 2nd.

Thursday, April 2, 6:30 PM - Meet at the church to carpool to volunteer at Feed My Starving Children in Schaumburg for our MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE PROJECT. Please reserve your place.

Friday, April 3, 6:30 PM - Combined GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE @ Country Evangelical Covenant Church, corner of Route 47 and McDonald Road in Hampton Hills. Come to honor the tragedy and the triumph of Jesus Christ on the cross.

Saturday, April 4, 9 AM - Volunteers needed to help set-up and decorate the church!

SUNDAY, April 5 - SON-RISE Breakfast at 9 AM - Sunday School Easter Egg Hunt at 9:30 AM - Glorious Easter Morning Worship for the whole family at 10:15 AM with HOLY COMMUNION. The Lord's Table is open to ALL. He Is Risen!  He Is Risen Indeed!

New Carpet Fund donations received: $1,780    Total needed $4,925.                        Donations gratefully received “In Memory Of”  &  “In Honor Of”

April Mission Focus  - Some of you Zion members have been to Beverly, Kentucky, and Red Bird Mission.  Some of you took a mission trip there with our former Pastor, Rev. Steve Ziegler, years ago.  Some of you have seen the isolation and poverty of our American Appalachian mountain residents.  So some of you realize  that there continues to be an on-going need for our fellow Americans in that part of our country.  That’s why Red Bird Mission will be our focus during April.  Those of you who have been there will be invited to speak up on behalf of this important United Methodist mission. We want to hear what you have to say!  www.rbmission.org

TUESDAY, April 7, 7 PM Worship Committee meets @ church

WEDNESDAY, April 8,  7 PM – Sing & Study meets @ Church  – New Topic to be decided! No matter what, we always enjoy  challenging discussions within a  safe, open atmosphere.  Come and grow with us!

THURSDAY, April 9, NOON - United Methodist Womens' SPRING POT LUCK @ parsonage. Program led by Deanne Tamms: "Sharing Fond Memories."

SATURDAY, April 11, 7 PM - Men's Breakfast Club at the Rose Garden Restaurant - an ecumenical gathering of senior men in the community gather monthly for food and fellowship.

 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