This Week @HFUMC

Coming Up This Week

Wednesday, November 25th

Pastor Bill’s Wednesday Devotion will not meet this week but will return on December 2nd and 9th.

Midweek United / 6:00 PM / Tune in on Wednesday at 6:00 to hear announcements about upcoming activities.

Thursday, November 26th

Virtual Prayer Gathering / 12:00 PM / Zoom Meeting.

Sunday, November 29th

Church Wide Sunday School Class / 10 AM / During Advent our interactive, zoom-based class will explore Old Testament prophesies of the Messiah, their New Testament fulfillment, and favorite hymns associated with those prophesies.

Or, join us online by clicking the button or by Meeting ID: 782 7695 9806 and Passcode: 676788
Or dial in to: +1 (312) 626-6799 

For all future events and a heads-up on what’s coming up, head over to Upcoming Events and look through!

All Sunday School classes will Not resume meeting on November 29th!!

We anticipated re-opening Sunday School classes on November 29 but, unfortunately with the increase in numbers of positive cases of COVID 19 in our community we will postpone the re-opening until January 3rd.   We want to be able to continue offering in person worship where we have appropriate social distancing and we want everyone to stay healthy.

Advent Drive Thru Extravaganza

Wesley Center Parking Lot Enter from Lincoln Street
Come join us, the outside of the Wesley Center will be decorated with lights and inflatables.

Pick up an Advent Kit with lots of great items and ideas to celebrate advent!
Kit includes Advent calendar and Advent wreath and so much more!
Gingerbread House Kits will be available from our Student Ministry
Donate items to Children’s First!  

Following is a list of desired food items (note that everything must be in sealed individual packaging):

  • Vienna Sausages (pop tops)
  • Beanie Weenie (pop tops)
  • Beef Jerky (ie Slim Jims, etc)
  • Granola Bars
  • Cheese or Peanut Butter Cracker packs
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Juice Boxes
*Monetary donations are also needed at this time 

HFUMC’s Christmas Card Ministry needs donations.  If you have some blank Christmas cards you would like to donate that would be great, but even better if you want to take the time to sign those blank cards before donating!  To Date we already have needs for over 1000 cards this holiday season.  There is a collection bin located just outside of the church office, in the Green Street lobby, for card donations. We hope that you will help us to provide and prepare Christmas Cards for this special season. 

Please take this time to turn in your pledge card, either by mail, in person at church or here online
114 Pledges have been received in 2020 compared to 181 pledges at the same time in 2019.
Your commitment to our church is greatly appreciated.

Place your order for Poinsettias for the Sanctuary or Wesley Center to be displayed on Sunday, December 20th.  Plants may be picked up after the 11:00 service in both locations.  Orders due by Monday December 14th.


Going through Grief: A Guide to Understanding, Surviving and Supporting the Grief Process” will be presented by the Rev. Carl Malm of the Center for Loss, Grief and Change at Latham United Methodist Church, 109 Weatherly Rd, Mondays, Nov. 23 through Dec. 14, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Farley Hall (enter on the north and turn left). Plenty of room for safe distancing; masks required. Pre-registration is requested but not required. For more information or to pre-register, phone 256 883-6539 or 256 881-4069. 

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