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4/26/24 Friday Flash

Hamburg United Methodist Church

116 Union St

Hamburg, New York, 14075

(716) 649-8080

Worship Sundays at 10 am

All women invited

Hear the Sparks of Hope Director on May 9 at 7 p.m.

To all women: Come hear all about our own Sparks of Hope Recovery Support Center directly from its newish director Carolyn Grassmick on Thursday, May 9 at 7 p.m. in the Parlor. As part of our regular monthly gathering of Sarah Circle, Carolyn is excited to share what is new and what's happening at Sparks, how the center has and continues to positively impact lives in our community, how volunteers help and how we can help — and anything else she feels is important for us to know!

You may think you know about Sparks, or maybe you aren't exactly sure about its purpose and approach – now is your chance to learn or learn more. We especially want to extend the invitation for this special presentation to any woman interested to join us! Refreshments will be served. 

We also asked how we might help out now. We have the opportunity to fill the cupboards at Sparks and help out those in need. As you are able, please bring to the meeting paper towels, napkins, toilet paper, or feminine hygiene products (tampons or pads).

We look forward to seeing you on May 9 at 7 p.m.!


Two weeks ago, 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)



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 No out-of-date items.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!



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 28, 2024 | 10 am

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



Those who dwell in the slater of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord,

“My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.”

for the Lord will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence and will cover you with his pinions;

under the Lord’s wings, you will find refuge. God’s faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

For God will give his angels charge over you to guard you in all your ways.

they will bear yoU up on their hands Lest you dash your foot against a stone.

OPENING MUSIC: “Nothing Between My Soul and Savior” #373 UMH

OPENING PRAYER: O God, just as we look into a mirror to see any soiled spots upon our face, so let us look to you in order to understand the things that we have done amiss. We are like the reed shaken in the wind;we are inexpressibly weak. Leave us not to ourselves, but dwell in our hearts and guide our thoughts and actions. Amen


SCRIPTURE: Acts 8:26-40 read by: Cheryl Bell

John 15:1-8

SERMON: "Nothing Between: Unless Someone Guides Me” Rev. David Nicol




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

The Great Thanksgiving

For sung responses, please refer to slides



CLOSING HYMN: “Go, Make of All Disciples” #571 UMH


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