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Friday Flash 7/29/22

Hamburg United Methodist Church

116 Union St

Hamburg, New York, 14075

(716) 649-8080

Worship Sundays at 10 am

The Church office will be operating in a limited capacity from August 3rd-August 11th as Cristina will be on vacation with no access to phone or email.

Urgent matters should be directed to Rev. David Nicol, otherwise, all emails will be returned in the order received upon Cristina's return to the office.

♥♥♥ Special Thank you to Lynda Sentz, Dianne Caldwell, and Pat Adema who have volunteered their time to staff the office during this time. ♥♥♥


A Joint Charge Conference for Hamburg UMC, Four Corners UMC, Versailles UMC, and Gowanda UMC will take place at Versailles Commons on July 31, 2022, at noon for the sole purpose of:

approving the covenant and including a financial agreement for the oversight and administration of the preaching rotation and coordinating pastor appointments.

Attendance is required from elected HUMC Leadership (Church Council) and all Clergy members of the HUMC Church Conference.



Safe Sanctuaries ZOOM training to be held on 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 9 AM to 12:30 PM. This will be held via ZOOM.

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE: August 5, 2022, AT 5 PM 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 before signing into the training.

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





After a couple of years 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 are needed!

Completed theme raffle baskets, or new item donations to include in baskets, are greatly appreciated by July 31. Theme suggestions for Raffle Baskets: (we are looking at a $50 value for each basket)

Gift cards to Home Depot, Lowes, Wegmans, Tops, Aldi’s

Fall Décor


Italian foods/meal

Pizza coupon and pop

Family Fun Basket

Coffee/Tea/Hot Chocolate

Please label the basket for HUMANGO and include your name on the outside so that we know who to thank and so that we can include your name on the HUMANGO placemat used at the dinner.

Please label for HUMANGO and put Pat Adema’s name on them and leave them in the church coat room.

Thank you for your generosity! Questions, call Pat Adema at (716) 206-4687. Thank you!


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.

  • 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 is available through the 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

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#

ANNOUNCEMENTS CALL TO WORSHIP You have come from afar and waited long and are wearied. Let us sit side by side, sharing the same bread draw from the same source to quiet the same hunger that makes us weak. Then standing together let us share the same spirit, the same thoughts that once again draw us together in friendship and unity and peace. Hallelujah! Thanks be to God! OPENING HYMN: “Take My Life and Let it Be” #399 UMH

OPENING PRAYER Almighty and everlasting God, in whom we live and move and have our being, you created us for yourself, so that our hearts are restless until they find rest in you. Grant to us such piety of heart and strength of purpose that no selfish passion may hinder us from knowing your will, and no weakness from doing it. In your light may see life clearly and in your service find perfect freedom; though Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen COZY QUILT TESTIMONY JULIA PLATT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATION

SCRIPTURE: Colossians 3:1-11 Read by: Rose Caldwell Luke 12:13-21

SERMON “God Given Riches” Rev. David Nicol SPECIAL MUSIC Jon Sentz



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: “Leave It There” #522 UMH


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