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Friday Flash 7/15/22

Hamburg United Methodist Church

116 Union St

Hamburg, New York, 14075

(716) 649-8080

Worship Sundays at 10am


Safe Sanctuaries ZOOM training to be held August 6th

(Perfect time to get your Sunday School, Youth Group, Nursery or any other Ministry Staff & Volunteers registered)

The standard Safe Sanctuaries training will be held:

Saturday, August 6th from 9AM to 12:30PM. This will be held via ZOOM.

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE: August 5, 2022 AT 5PM If you are not registered by that time, you will not be able to attend this event.

Our next conference Zoom Safe Sanctuaries training is not scheduled until November 5, 2022!

The training will follow the revised ZOOM curriculum developed by the Upper New York Annual Conference Safe Sanctuaries Team, educating those involved in ministries who work with children and vulnerable adults on risks and prevention strategies related to abuse.

The training will be facilitated by Arlene Schmidt and Pastor Christine Mitchell.

The participant curriculum packet is available on the Eventbrite event page via download. We recommend printing this packet prior to signing into the training.

For more information on Safe Sanctuaries, and on background checks, click here.



All the stained glass has been ordered and delivered.

Next Step: The artisans have created and delivered a small, sample “mock-up” stained glass window.

This window will be on display in the Gathering Space for the next two or three Sundays.

Note: Per the recommendation of the artisans, the background color for each window will be a very light beige instead of bright yellow, in keeping with the dignity, age and architecture of our church.

This will allow everyone to see first-hand the exact window colors, glass type and fabrication style prior to the “real” window fabrications. Please take the time to come in and view this small sample stained glass window.

Following that, full fabrication of all seven windows will commerce.

We do not yet have dates for final installation, but will keep everyone closely informed of our progress.

Your Sanctuary Windows Committee





After a couple year hiatus,

HUMANGO (Hamburg United Methodist Annual Golf Outing) Committee

Is planning this year’s golf outing



So Make your plans for golf and dinner, get your foursome lined up and

Be ready for a great Day


25th Annual HUMANGO Golf Outing

Sunday, August 21, Byrncliff Golf Resort

Raffle Baskets needed!

Completed theme raffle baskets, or new item donations to include in baskets, are greatly appreciated by July 31. Please label for HUMANGO and put Pat Adema’s name on them and leave in the church coat room. Thank you for your generosity! Questions, call Pat Adema at (716) 206-4687. Thank you!


Sparks of Hope Recovery Support Center will be hosting an open house on Saturday July 23, 2022. As always we are most grateful for the love and support that we receive from pastor David and our church family, here at HUMC. Our goal is to make people in our community aware of Sparks of Hope and also the great number of other agencies in our area that specialize in Recovery support. A number of their representatives will be present at the open house. Keep us in your prayers and any from of assistance (now and always) would be appreciated.


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 needed.

  • Sunday 9:00 AM. John Meader is leader in the parlor.

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

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

Any further information available through church office.


Wondering How You Can Help the People of Ukraine?

United Methodists and others wishing to provide humanitarian assistance to the Ukrainian people in the wake of the Russian invasion of their country may contribute to Advance #982450, UMCOR International Disaster Response and Recovery. This fund will provide direct assistance to those in Ukraine as well as assistance to Ukrainians fleeing to neighboring countries.

Gifts to support the people of Ukraine can be made in the following ways:

  • Online at

  • By toll free telephone: 888-252-6174

  • By check with “Advance #982450-Ukraine” written on the memo line, either mailed and addressed to Global Ministries/UMCOR, GPO, P.O. Box 9068, New York, NY, 10087-9068 or given at or through any United Methodist church

One hundred percent of all Advance contributions go to the designated cause.

The United Methodist community in Ukraine, though quite small, is actively engaged in assisting neighbors in need. Global Ministries is in touch with the Church’s leadership as well as with church leaders in countries welcoming those who are fleeing from violence in Ukraine.


Coffee Hour Schedule

July- SPRC

August-Prayer, Care & Share

Groups are to provide goodies/ snacks

each Sunday of the month they are scheduled.

Please Contact Sue Gagne or Joyce Spencer with any questions.


Order of Worship

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


CALL TO WORSHIP The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you. And also with you. The risen Christ is with us. Praise the Lord! OPENING HYMN: “Trust and Obey”467 UMH

OPENING PRAYER God of grace and glory, we thank you that you judge us not by the perfections of our actions, but by our readiness to live boldly by faith. Help us, as individuals and as a congregation, to trust you and follow where you lead, that in Christ our name may be glorified in all the earth. Amen. CHILDREN’S MESSAGE

SCRIPTURE: Colossians 1:15-28 Read by: Pat Adema Luke 10:38-42

SERMON “At the Feet of the Master” Rev. David Nicol



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


The Lord be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them up to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise.

...And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven

we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,

Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

...And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ,

we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving

as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ's offering for us,

as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.

...Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church,

all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father (God ), now and for ever. Amen.



CLOSING HYMN: “O Jesus, I Have Promised” #396 UMH



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