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3/15/24 Friday Flash

Hamburg United Methodist Church

116 Union St

Hamburg, New York, 14075

(716) 649-8080

Worship Sundays at 10 am


Julia Platt Memorial Scholarship 2024

We are thrilled to announce that the Hamburg UMC Julia Platt Memorial Scholarship applications are now Open through May 31st. This scholarship honors the memory of Julia Platt and aims to support deserving individuals within our greater United Methodist congregation in their pursuit of higher education.

Multiple scholarship awards are available, with monetary amounts ranging from $250 to $2,000, depending on the number of applicants.

To be considered for this esteemed award, applicants must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Membership in a United Methodist Church.

  • Status as a senior or high school graduate enrolled in a college, university, or trade school.

  • Age under 26 years old as of May 31st.

  • Exclusion from enrollment in a second bachelor's or graduate degree program.

Required documents for application include:

  • High school transcript.

  • College transcript or acceptance letter.

  • Applicant photo.

  • Three submitted references.

Interested candidates can apply through the following link: Apply Now

Please help us spread the word within our Conference. Encourage eligible individuals to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.


Volunteer Opportunity: Meals on Wheels/ Feedmore WNY

Throughout the month of March, we have a special opportunity to extend our hands of support to those in need through Meals on Wheels/FeedMore WNY. This program is a lifeline for many in our community, and your contribution can make a significant impact.


  • Date: Throughout March

  • Time: 10:50 AM (Please arrive on time)

  • Location: Hamburg Community Building (Red Building) on Prospect

How You Can Help: Volunteering is easy and fulfilling. It takes less than an hour of your time, and you'll be delivering not just meals but also a warm smile to those who may greatly appreciate it.

Contact Information: For more details and to sign up for this rewarding experience, please reach out to Jen Stahl at 716-481-9048 or via email at

Let's come together as a community to make March a month of compassion and care. Your presence can brighten someone's day and make a real difference in their life.

Thank you for your willingness to serve and bring joy to our neighbors in Hamburg.


The HUMC Knitting and Crochet Group will be starting up again soon.

All Skill levels are welcome!

Please express interest to Anne Brown


Join Us for Our Annual Fish Fry!

Every Friday Until Easter!

Attention All Bakers!

We Need Your Baking Skills!

  • Pies

  • Cakes

  • Brownies

  • Cupcakes

  • Cookies

Your Homemade Desserts Have Always Been Appreciated.

Please Help Us Out Again.

Deliver Your Favorite Homemade Desserts to the Church: Thursdays or Fridays

Drop-off Location: The Church Kitchen

Thank You So Much for Your Support!



Easter plants (white and colored lilies, mums, hyacinths, tulips, and daffodils) will be available for sale on March 3, 10, and 17 after the morning worship service in the Gathering Space.  Plants may be designated “in memory of”, “in honor of” or “for blessings received”.   A listing will be printed for Easter Sunday distribution.  Plants will be on the altar on Easter Sunday, March 31, and may be taken home that day or at a time that is convenient for you.


March Food Cupboard Collection

Throughout March, Spark's Food Cupboard will collect essential food items to support the Hamburg community. Your contributions make a significant impact on those who rely on this assistance.

Items to Purchase:

  • Canned Pasta Ie, Ravioli, Spaghetti & Meatballs, Beefaroni, Spaghetti-Os..etc

A designated basket labeled "SPARKS" will be placed in the Gathering Space for your convenience. Kindly place your donated food items in this basket and refrain from placing them directly in the cupboard outside Sparks. This arrangement will help manage the food inventory.

Your generosity and support are deeply appreciated. Let's come together to make a difference!

Thank you, Wendy and Dave Spaulding




The Church office is glad to announce that services going forward will be streamed via YouTube Live, in addition to the current Facebook Live services. You can access the Youtube live stream on our Youtube Channel, or directly on our church website homepage.

Please make sure to "Like" and "Subscribe"


Coffee Hour Schedule



Trustees/ Columbarium


Sarah Circle


Mission Outreach






Prayer Care & Share


Men's Group


Church Council


Trustees/ Columbarium


Sarah Circle

Groups are to provide goodies/ snacks

each Sunday of the month they are scheduled.

Please get in touch with Sue Gagne or Joyce Spencer with any questions.


Order of Worship

Sunday, March 17, 2024 | 10 am

Google Meet Dial-In: 617-675-4444  PIN: 301 463 603 6721#



Praise the Lord, all nations!

Extol the Lord, all peoples!

The Lord’s steadfast love towards us is great!

The faithfulness of the Lord endures for ever!

Praise the Lord.

OPENING MUSIC: “Oh What Joy Their Glory Must Be” #727 UMH


Christ be with us, Christ before us, Christ behind us,Christ in us, Christ beneath us, Christ above us,Christ on our right, Christ on our left,Christ where we lie, Christ where we sit, Christ where we arise,

Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of us,

Christ in every eye that sees us,

Christ in every ear that hears us, Salvation is of the Lord, Salvation is of the Christ,May your salvation, O Lord, be ever with us. Amen.


SCRIPTURE: Psalm 137:1-6 Read by Ewart Morris

Song of Solomon 5:9-6:3, 7:6-7

SERMON: "The Evocative Power of Poetry and Memory" Rev David A Nicol

CHOIR ANTHEM “Carrickfergus”



DOXOLOGY “Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow” #95 UMH

The Great Thanksgiving

For sung responses, please refer to slides



CLOSING HYMN: “The King of Love My Shepherd Is” #138 UMH




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