Thank you to all the members of Hope UMC, who together, gave me a wonderful Christmas present. You are a very loving community of faith, and I am privileged to be a part of it. ---Yvonne Welsh
I would like to say Thank you to the Congregation for the generous Christmas gift—Beverly Zeitz
Bible study for Thursday at 10 a.m. (at church) and Saturdays at 10 a.m. (at Panera in Joliet will resume on January 11th and the 13th, respectively. We will study the scripture from the Sunday prior each week. Please see Pastor Linny for details
Pastor Terri’s Contact Information: Pastor Terri Novy
Bag Ladies --- Thursday, January 4th @ 11:30am-2:00pm
Taking down the Greens & Potluck---Sunday, January 7th after the service.
Church Council ----Meeting Wednesday, January 10th @ 7:00pm
Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner---- January 20th from 4:00pm -7:00pm
UMM --- Saturday, January 27th 8:30am-11:00am hosting a free pancake breakfast
The Joliet Cluster is continuing to support the Ridgewood United Community Food Pantry, an outreach of Trinity United Methodist Church. Continued donations of Toilet Paper, Diapers, and Feminine Products (January donation – Juice) would be greatly appreciated. Please place them in the blue bin in the narthex. Donations of money are always welcome to help in the purchase of other food items. Prayer Chains At Hope UMC we have 2 active prayer chains: one on which we are connected by the internet and another one for those without internet access who wish to participate in this ministry. Each week you will receive a message containing the Joys and Concerns from the Sunday worship and any special requests that arise during the week. If you are so led, we ask that you offer prayers for these individuals and situations. Please contact Pastor Linny or the church office if you have questions or wish to be included on one of the lists.
If you wish to place flowers --on the altar in honor or memory of a loved one, please contact the secretary in the church office to arrange the date and the dedication for the bulletin. You may also make a donation in honor or memory of a loved one in lieu of flowers. Please bring flowers 15 minutes prior to worship.