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4/14/23 Friday Flash

Hamburg United Methodist Church

116 Union St

Hamburg, New York, 14075

(716) 649-8080

Worship Sundays at 10 am


Deacon Vivian Ruth Waltz invites you to “Moving BEYOND White Fragility” with Nanette D. Massey. The annual event of the SSJ Sister Karen Klimczak Center for Nonviolence will take place on Sunday, April 23rd, at 3:00 pm at Ss. Columba-Brigid Church is located at 75 Hickory Street, Buffalo. A reception will follow.

Nanette is a local author, activist, and educator on navigating conversations about race with confidence, humor, and humility. She has co-facilitated on stage with Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. Nanette describes her work as aimed at those who come from “nothing but an authentic place desiring to do their part for a better world.” She welcomes everyone to the conversation with the goal of helping us to articulate our own questions and ideas: “Say it out loud, be real about it, and let’s work from there.”

Also, at the event, the ”Nonviolence Begins with Me” award will be presented to John “Tubbs” Smith. Tickets are $25 (adults) and $10 (students and low-income). They may be obtained via the website at, by calling 716.893.0808, emailing, or at the door.


Churches In Action has been actively involved in helping furnish and set up 6 Afghan families in their new apartments. We have the opportunity to support another family resettling in the area. As we have developed a closer relationship with our new Afghan friends, we have found most of the families have been forced to flee their country with only the clothes on their backs because they provided help and support to our US Military.

We are working with Afghan Community Inc, a 501(c)3 set up by two Afghanistan doctors that were forced to flee their country. The organization is dedicated to helping new evacuees with resettlement and assimilation. They currently support 600 Afghan families in Western New York.

We are resettling a family of 4 this month. Their immediate needs are listed below. We are collecting new or very lightly used items in good condition through April 26th.


glasses, bowls, plates, and silverware for 4

Glassware for tea


pressure cooker

rice cooker


end tables

very large room rugs

2 sets of twin bed sheets

Blankets for 2 twin beds

1 set of sheets for a double bed

Blankets for double bed



waste baskets

drapes and curtain rods


Smart TV

Shower curtain

Please contact Sharon Dana at if you'd like to make a financial contribution or to donate any of the requested items. Sharon will coordinate donation drop offs and help make arrangements to pick up larger items.

Thank you for your support.


Zoom Training

A Training for Hosting Zoom Meetings taking place in-person at HUMC will be held in the Library on Monday, April 17, 2023. All Group leaders interested in adding virtual web conferencing to in-person meetings are invited to attend.

Additional training dates will be available as needed. Please contact the church office to schedule.


Join us for Book Club.

We meet in the church library on the 4th Monday of the month at 10:30 am.

The following are the upcoming book selections.

April - Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano;

May - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens; June - Horse by Geraldine Brooks;

July - The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave.



SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2023

Most Americans today recognize that the immigrants to America found a God with little resemblance to the one Christians identify as Creator. That’s why the people of The United Methodist Church, Native and non-Native, are creating a new history. Through Native American Ministries Sunday, we are able to help Native American pastors, congregations, and seminary students to do what only they can do: authentically worship and serve Jesus.

As a member of The United Methodist Church, your gift on Native American Ministries Sunday equips Native congregations like nearby Four Corners UMC to worship and serve as only they can. This work and hundreds of other ministries are possible because you give. Offering envelopes will be on the table at the entrance to the sanctuary, next to the offering plate in the sanctuary, and at the Welcome Center, or you may use electronic giving or a check mailed to the church for your offering. Gifts may be given on April 23 or any time thereafter.


Our little pantry at Sparks of Hope is nearly empty, and our shelves are bare. Members of our recovery community rely on your generosity to see them through the hard times. Please drop off nonperishable groceries when Sparks is open, or leave them inside the pantry.


Pecans are freshly harvested halves. Great for baking and gifts. $14


Both are available outside the Church Office.

Sales to benefit United Women in Faith Mission work.


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"


If you are interested in joining a Bible study our church has 4 of them available for you to attend now. Just show up no appointment is needed.

  • Sunday in the Parlor at 9:00 am John Meader Leader

  • Monday at Sparks of Hope at 10:30 AM Bob Shaw leader.

  • Wednesday in the Parlor at 7:00 pm Dave Rood Leader

  • Thursday at 10:00 AM Carlos Ortiz leads in the Library

Any further information is available through the church office.


Coffee Hour Schedule

APRIL- Prayer, Care & Share

MAY- Men's Group

JUNE- Church Council

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

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS CALL TO WORSHIP Come to Christ, that living stone, rejected by the world, but in God’s sight, chosen and precious. We have responded to Christ’s call, and seek to be built into a spiritual house, a living reminder of God’s presence on earth. Once, we were no people, but now we are God’s people, called out of the darkness into God’s marvelous light. Therefore we sing with the Church in all ages: Blessed be your name, O God, our Redeemer. By your mercy, we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. OPENING HYMN: “How Firm a Foundation” #529 UMH

OPENING PRAYER Lord of Life, submitting to death, you conquered the grave. By being lifted on a cross, you draw all peoples to you. By being raised from the dead, you restored to humanity all that we had lost through sin. Throughout these fifty days of Easter, we proclaim the marvelous mystery of death and resurrection. For all praise is yours, now and throughout eternity. Amen CHILDREN’S MESSAGE

SCRIPTURE: Acts 2:14a, 22-32 Read by: Matt Glasgow John 20:19-31

SERMON ”Finding the Good News in the Resurrection” Rev. David Nicol

CHOIR ANTHEM: “Blessed Assurance” Rev David Nicol & Jon Sentz


THE PEACE TITHES & OFFERINGS DOXOLOGY “Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow” #94 UMH

CELEBRATION OF THE LORD’S SUPPER For sung responses, please refer to slides THE LORD'S PRAYER


CLOSING HYMN: “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” #384 UMH


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