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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.

HOW TO CONTACT US

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, 9:30 AM (June - Labor Day)

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

Fellowship & Refreshments following worship.

PARDON OUR DUST - We are redecorating! 

To complete our current redecorating goals, church members are invited to contribute towards a new welcome mat for our entryway as well as new furnishings for our Fellowship Room.  Please place your donations in the blue canister  - or - make checks out to Zion UMC re: furnishings.  The more money we receive, the nicer the furnishings!  Don't you agree that the Lord's House should look as good as, if not better than, our own homes? Thanks from the Trustees.


 Our SUMMER MISSION FOCUS is PICO/Rwanda.  PICO International (People Improving Communities through Organizing)  www.piconetwork.org  Pastor John R. founded Pico/Rwanda in 2006 in response to the devastating effects of the 1994 genocide.  He was invited to the rural, isolated community of Mumeya to train villagers from five faith traditions to teach local residents how to solve their community problems together. After helping them build and establish a medical clinic, Pastor John is now assisting another remote village as they plan for their own medical clinic. Please make checks out to Zion UMC re: PICO/Rwanda – or -  place your gift of cash in the donation basket in our Fellowship Room

THURSDAY - SUNDAY - get out and greet your neighbors at Hampshire's Coon Creek Country Days at Bruce Ream Park

PLEASE SIGN-UP to sing in our Sunset Sing-a-long Choir  +/or speak to John Gehringer for more information.

SUNDAY, August 2, 9:30 AM – Worship with HOLY COMMUNION ~ The Communion Meditation will be based on the gospel of John, chapter 6 where Jesus explains that "it is the Spirit that gives life, the flesh is useless."  August Coffee Hour hosts – Worship Committee

SUNDAY, August 2, NOON – Coon Creek Country Days Parade featuring our 170th Birthday Cake Float built by Tom Getzelman, candy thrown out by the youth, and our gift of “wet-naps” for the crowd.  Free boiled & buttered sweet corn at Bruce Ream Park.

TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 7 PM @ church - Worship Committee meets to plan for the Bishop's visit in October. Deanne Tamms, chair.

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 1 to 3 PM - zum-zum pep club meets @ parsonage to play.eat.pray.  Grades 3 to 7.  We will go to see the Maynard's Miniature Houses in Burlington.

SATURDAY, Aug. 8, 7 AM - Men's Breakfast Club meets at the Rose Garden Restaurant.  This is an ecumenical group of mature Christian men who meet monthly for prayer, breakfast and fellowship.

SUNDAY, Aug. 9, 9:30 AM - Family Worship Hour!  Pastor Diana continues her "15 in 2015" series of messages from the Old Testament that correspond to our congregation's readings from the One Year Bible. There will be a children's message and children's bulletin for grade schoolers. Congregational singing provided by Deanne Tamms on the organ. Refreshments & Fellowship follow.

PLEASE SIGN-UP to sing in our Sunset Sing-a-long Choir  +/or speak to John Gehringer for more information.

TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 7 PM - Staff/Parish Relations Committee meets @ parsonage.  Nils von Keudell, chair.

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 1 to 3 PM - LAST MEETING of the zum-zum pep club  @ parsonage to play.eat.pray.  Grades 3 to 7.  We are planning to go bowling, the Lord willing and Coon Creek don't rise!

SATURDAY, Aug. 15, 9 AM - PIE DAY @ church kitchen.  Please donate a fresh pie +/or deliver a slice and a smile to our area shut-ins.  If you know of someone who is shut-in, please call us at 847-683-2045 with their name, address and phone number.  Marie will call them to make arrangements.

SUNDAY, Aug. 16, 9:30 AM - Family Worship Hour!  Pastor Diana continues her "15 in 2015" series of messages from the Old Testament that correspond to our congregation's readings from the One Year Bible. There will be a children's message and children's bulletin for grade schoolers. Congregational singing provided by Deanne Tamms on the organ. Refreshments & Fellowship follow.

PLEASE SIGN-UP to sing in our Sunset Sing-a-long Choir  +/or speak to John Gehringer for more information.

MONDAY, Aug. 17, 7 PM Membership & Missions meeting @ church.  Brenda Vonic, chair

SUNDAY, Aug. 23, 9:30 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 that correspond to our congregation's readings from the One Year Bible. There will be a children's message and children's bulletin for grade schoolers. Congregational singing provided by Deanne Tamms on the organ. Refreshments & Fellowship follow.

SUNDAY, Aug. 23, 3 - 5 PM - "Old Fashioned Hymn Sing & Ice Cream Social" in celebration of 170 years of ministry.  Sponsored by the SPRC committee. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! We will sing hymns that were written before 1845, the year our congregation was founded. Come and sing-a-long to those classic evangelical songs that still touch our hearts today.  Vanilla ice cream will be served in bowls, because that was before there was a variety of flavors and cones. Toppings and rumors of pie!

TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 9 AM - All Hands on Deck!  Please come and help us DEEP CLEAN the church kitchen!  Many hands, little work.

SATURDAY, Aug. 29, 8:30 am to 12:15 pm - TRUSTEES TRAINING EVENT @ Barrington UMC.

SUNDAY, Aug. 30, 9:30 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 that correspond to our congregation's readings from the One Year Bible. There will be a children's message and children's bulletin for grade schoolers. Congregational singing provided by Deanne Tamms on the organ. Refreshments & Fellowship follow.

SUNDAY, Aug. 30, 6 to 8 PM - SUNSET SING-A-LONG & FOOD DRIVE @ Bruce Ream Park, Hampshire. Church musicians and singers in the Hampshire area will perform and lead the audience in an ecumenical hymn sing.  This open-air event is open to the public.  The audience is invited to bring non-perishable food items.  The Hampshire Lions Club will collect and deliver it to the Burlington/Hampshire Area Food Pantry. Bring your lawn chairs.  Anyone interested in performing or leading sacred music should call John Gehringer at 847-683-2501 or 224-425-9015.

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