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Friday Flash 9/23/22

Hamburg United Methodist Church

116 Union St

Hamburg, New York, 14075

(716) 649-8080

Worship Sundays at 10 am

From your Missions Team: Food collections for September and October will go to SS. Peter and Paul Food Pantry in Hamburg. The pantry is part of the network of the Food Bank of WNY whose mission is to “obtain nutritious food and support from public and private sources, and efficiently distribute these resources to the hungry in Western New York through our member agencies.”

It may come as a surprise to some of us, but there are hungry people right here in

our neighborhoods. Hearty non-perishables will be gratefully received in the basket in the gathering space. Let’s keep the needs of those who suffer from hunger ever before us as we seek to serve Jesus in the world.


Homespun Holiday Bazaar Nov. 4-5;

Helpers of all Kinds are Needed!

The annual Homespun Holiday Bazaar is planned for Friday, Nov. 4 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 5 this fall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring crafts, baked goods, community vendors, the book sale and the return of the takeout lunch. Profits will benefit ministries supporting women and children here and across the world.

We would appreciate help of all kinds from all ages (and genders) of our HUMC members, loved ones and HUMC friends to make this event a success:

  • Save the date: Sunday, Oct. 30 (right after service) to help move items in preparation for setup of the bazaar.

  • During the week of the bazaar, help will be needed with table setup.

  • Help is needed with final setup assisting vendors and posting signs, for example, on Friday, Nov. 4.

  • Finally, with a big event like this, a cleanup crew is always needed! This will be on Sunday, Nov. 13.

Please see the signup sheets in the Gathering Area to let us know how and where you want to pitch in and make this work light!

You can also contact Rose Caldwell (716) 713-9548 or Sharon Tiballi (716) 980-6171 anytime to let them know you would like to help.

Thank you for serving Christ in this way!



Sunday, October 2 is being celebrated around the world as World Communion Sunday by many Christian denominations. As a part of this celebration, the United Methodist Church receives a special offering that is designated for scholarships for youth and young adults who are facing financial obstacles that make higher education difficult or impossible. Offering envelopes will be available with the offering plate in the sanctuary. Others may include this offering electronically or in whatever way you give. Offerings may be given any time in October.



Facilitators: Rev. Carmen Perry and Georgia Whitney First meeting: Tuesday, September 27th Time: 6:30 – 8 pm The curriculum runs for six weeks and is designed as a beginning, a set of small group sessions to launch the ongoing work of addressing, and ultimately, dismantling racism. If you or someone you know would like to be a part of this group, have them get in touch with us. I’ll send you a Participant's Curriculum Guide and a Zoom invite a few days before we get started. There’s no fee for the classes. Don't hesitate to contact one of us with any other questions, Georgia Carmen Georgia Whitney Rev. Carmen Perry Co-Convener, CCORR UMC Chaplain (585) 410-4370 Chautauqua Hospice Palliative Care (716) 946-2269


It is time to collect your "treasures" for Granny's Attic and deliver them to Room 19. Items should be in good condition. If you have any questions, contact Judy Engberg, Carolyn Schneggenburger or Barbara Lockwood




Last Week to Donate Undies! Churches in Action is collecting new underwear, socks, and bras for men women, and kids. CIA will be donating to local missions that are in need of these supplies. We are offering a range of ways to donate this year! Here are a few options:

Drop off items to your closest CIA member church by Sunday, September 25th!

  • Order underwear, socks, or bras online and have them shipped or delivered to 144 Long Ave Hamburg NY 14075 (Russell Rich’s home).

  • Drop off new items at Russell Rich’s home on the back porch.

  • Drive-thru and drop off items from 11:30-12:30 pm on Sunday, September 25th at Trinity Church located at 261 East Main St Hamburg NY 14075.

The final day of collection will be September 25th. If you have any questions or ideas please let us know! Russell Rich 716-912-3200 Hannah Shuttleworth 716-912-8691


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 7:00pm Dave Rood Leader (Resumes 9/21)

  • 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

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#


CALL TO WORSHIP We also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering suffering produces endurance, and endurance endurance produces character, and character character produces hope. Hope! And hope does not disappoint. Hope never disappoints! For the love of God, God’s love has been poured into our hearts, is in our hearts! By the holy Spirit who has been given to us. Thank you, God! OPENING HYMN: "God Hath Spoken By the Prophets” #108 UMH

OPENING PRAYER Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly cares, but to love that which is above, and even now, while we live among transient things, to hold fast to those things that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

One God, forever and ever. Amen.


SCRIPTURE: Jeremiah 32:1-3a Read by: Barbara Lockwood Luke 16:19-31

SERMON “Living with Hope, Living as Hope” 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: “You are My All in All” #3040 Worship & Song


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