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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 Family Worship Hour, 10:15 AM
(Labor Day - June)

A Cry Room is open for infants and toddlers during Service.

Fellowship & Refreshments following worship.

We are pleased to make JOY IN THE HARVEST our OCTOBER MISSION FOCUS. We have had the pleasure of personally meeting up with Lowell & Claudia Wertz since 1980 when they began their missionary work in the Congo and Tanzania. Their Joy in the Harvest Community center in Kigoma, Tanzania recently built that nation's first Christian radio station - Radio JOY - which broadcasts christian music and messages, secular music, and health information. Let's help keep Radio JOY on the air!! Please make checks our to Zion UMC re: Joy in the Harvest - or place cash in the donation basket!

                          Thank you to all who attended Thursday's Annual Church Conference
                                                 and for all the timely committee reports!!

SUNDAY, Oct. 4th, 10:15 AM - Family Worship Hour!  It's different every week - different hymns, prayers and messages. Sometimes we have special musicians and vocalists. Pastor Diana continues her "15 in 2015" series of messages from the Old Testament. There is also a special message for the children. Congregational singing provided by Deanne Tamms on the organ. Refreshments & Fellowship follow.

This Sunday, October 4th, 1:15 pm -
Annual Burlington/Hampshire CROP WALK at First United Methodist Church parking lot. Wear your blue Zion t-shirt!

Tuesday, October 6, 7:00 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.

Wednesday, October 7, 7:00 pm - join us to Sing & Study! Revelations 5:1-14 --Heaven

Saturday, October 10th at 2:00 pm - Charlie Cilley, Sr. will hold an afternoon healing service here at the church that is open to the public. Praise & Worship will be led by the Brothers from the Shire. Please come to help sing & welcome those who come for healing.

Next Sunday, 10:15 AM - Family worship hour.
Sunday School 9:00 am

CARD SHOWER - Berniece Getzelman turns 99 on October 20th! Birthday cards may be sent to her at Pine Acres, 1212 S. Second, DeKalb, IL 60115. She might not remember you but, but Berniece still enjoys visitors.

The Trustees ask you to contribute towards new furnishings for our Fellowship Room. Place your donations in the box. Make checks out to Zion UMC re: furnishings.

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,

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