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Friday Flash 8/5/22

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 10th 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. ♥♥♥



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


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

September- Men's Group

October- Church Council

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#


The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God and no torment will ever touch them. In the eyes of the foolish they seem to have died, and their departure was thought to be an affliction, and their going from us to be their destruction; but they are at peace. For though in our sight they were punished, their hope is full of immortality. Having been disciplined a little, they will receive great good, because God tested them and found them worthy; Like gold in the furnace God tried them, and like a sacrificial burnt offering God accepted them. In the time of their visitation they will shine forth, and will run like sparks through the stubble. They will govern nations and rule over peoples, and the Lord will reign over them for ever. Those who trust in God will understand truth, and the faithful will abide in love, because grace and mercy are upon the elect, and God watches over the holy ones.

OPENING HYMN: “ For All the Saints, Who from their Labors Rest” #711 UMH

OPENING PRAYER We give you hearth thanks for the rest of the past night and for the gift of a new day, with its opportunities of pleasing you. Grant that we may so pass its hours in the perfect freedom of your service, that at eventide we may again give thanks unto you. Amen CHILDREN’S MESSAGE

SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 Read By: John Meader Luke 12:32-40

SERMON “Be Ready” 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: “I know Whom I have Believed” #714 UMH


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