Hope United Methodist Church

March 2019

News & Announcements

Pastor Linny will hold a debriefing session of General Conference on Sunday, March 3rd in the sanctuary, at 11 a.m.

General Lay Academy Information--- Flyers and registration forms are available on the credenza in Fellowship Hall.

The Outreach committee will be collecting individually wrapped candy for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. We will be collecting March 3rd through April 14th. There will be a basket in the Narthex. Any questions please see Perri Larmon

We will be recognizing all scouts during our service on Scout Sunday- March 10th. If you have any girl scouts or boy scouts in your family that will be attending service, please let Pastor Terri know.

Adult Bible Study: Tuesdays @ 7:00pm with Pastor Terri

Thursdays @ 10:00am with Pastor Linny

Big Book Meeting (AA) Mondays @ 7:00pm in Fellowship Hall

Peace for Parents (Al-Anon) –Tuesdays @ 7:00pm in Fellowship Hall

Coffee & Care--- On Monday, March 4th @ 1:00pm -Come join us for conversation, coffee and dessert daylight savings

Finance Meeting --- Tuesday, March 5th @7:00pm

Drive thru Ashes—6:00am—9:00am Wednesday, March 6th

Ash Wednesday Service--- Wednesday, March 6th @ 6:00pm

Volunteers are needed Wednesday, March 13th to help fulfill the obligation of the Hope United Methodist Church in unloading the free pantry truck at the Trinity Methodist Church. The food pantry is supported by Area Methodist Churches. Cars will be leaving our parking lot at 9:30am on Wednesday and returning near noon. See Larry or Vic for more info

The Wesley Challenge Small Group --- Saturday, March 16th @9:30am. As the season of Lent is upon us, we look forward to a journey of intentional growth and deepening our relationship with Jesus. We will journey with each other as we consider our relationship with God, our self and with others. You are invited to join in this new group.

Grief Share Support Group ---Thursdays, March 21st to June 13th, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Cost: $20 -Scholarships Available. Group Leaders: Lorie Morrison, Email: lorelei47@aol.com, Rev. Linny Hartzell Email: PastorLinny@yahoo.com , for more info on Grief Share, visit: www.griefshare.org

UMM Breakfast/Mtg. -- Saturday, March 23rd @8:30am

There will be dinner and Illusion/Magic show on Saturday, April 6th at 4 p.m. Stay tuned for details

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 (March donation Rice) 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.


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