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4/12/24 Friday Flash

Hamburg United Methodist Church

116 Union St

Hamburg, New York, 14075

(716) 649-8080

Worship Sundays at 10 am

Last week, Kathy Manguso informed SPRC that she would be leaving employment with SPRC. I want to take this opportunity to thank her for her years of service and to let you know that SPRC will be seeking a replacement for her to begin in May of this year. 

We will be posting the job and working diligently to fill the position, but wanted to announce it to you and offer the first posting here. If you or someone you know might be interested; please contact SPRC by emailing either Rose Caldwell ( or me (

I am sure God will provide the right person to help us manage the work of the Church here in Hamburg going forward!

Grace and Peace,

Pastor David

You can view the job posting (here)



NOTICE: John Meader's Adult Sunday School Class

will resume This Sunday April 14, 2024


Missions Outreach Collection for April will benefit Eden- North Collins Food Pantry. Hearty non-perishables are appreciated. No out-of-date items.

Collection bins are in the Gathering Space.

Thank you!


Join the Eight Days of Hope Buffalo 2024 Interest Meeting!

As members of Hamburg UMC, we're excited to support Eight Days of Hope Buffalo, a volunteer group dedicated to providing free home repairs for families in need. We're thrilled to announce that Eight Days of Hope Buffalo is returning this summer, and we need your help to make it a success!

Last year, Eight Days of Hope Buffalo, with our support, assisted 475 families in the Lovejoy District with vital home repairs. This year, our mission is to unite the local church and community to extend this assistance to another district in Buffalo. But we can't do it alone.

We invite you to join us for an Interest Meeting on April 18th at 10:00 am at Friendship Baptist Church (402 Clinton St, Buffalo, NY 14204). At this meeting, we'll share details about the upcoming mission, including dates, the district we'll be serving, and more.

Whether you're a member of Hamburg UMC or part of the wider Western New York community, we welcome you, your family, friends, church staff, and missions board to join us in kicking off Eight Days of Hope Buffalo 2024.

Together, as members of Hamburg UMC, let's make a difference in the lives of families in need right here in Buffalo!

(Eight Days of Hope is a Christian nonprofit that exists to love and serve those in need after natural and human disasters.)



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.






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

April- Sarah Circle

May- Missions & Outreach

June- Finance & Endowment

July- SPRC

August- Prayer, Care & Share

September- Men's Group

October- Church Council

November- Trustees & Columbarium

December- 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, April 14, 2024 | 10 am

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


CALL TO WORSHIP When the world divides us:Come, Holy Spirit, make us one.

When the word calls us orphaned:Come, Holy Spirit, make us family.

When the word leads us astray:Come, Holy Spirit, call us home.

Come, Holy Spirit, Come! Come fill this place!

OPENING MUSIC: “Thine be the Glory” #308 UMH

OPENING PRAYER: Lord Jesus Christ, you are the way of peace.

Come into the brokenness of our lives and our land with your healing love.

Help us to be willing to bow before you in true repentance, and to bow to one another in real forgiveness.

By the fire of your Holy Spirit, melt our hard hearts And consume the pride and prejudice which separate us.

Fill us, O Lord, with your perfect love, which casts out our fear,

and bind us together in that unity

which you share with the Father and Holy Spirit. Amen


SCRIPTURE: 1 John 3:1-7 Read by: Greg Crispell

Luke 24:36b-48

SERMON: "See Him As He Is” Rev. David Nicol

CHOIR ANTHEM: “You Raise Me Up” with “Be Still My Soul”




DOXOLOGY “Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow” #94 UMH

The Great Thanksgiving

For sung responses, please refer to slides



CLOSING HYMN: “Open the Eyes of my Heart” #3008 Worship & Song


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