Worship November 12, 2017

We hope you enjoy today’s worship service as we hear the stories of Jesus.  How do you interpret the story of the wise and foolish bridesmaids?  Is there hidden meaning?

Worship Service November 5, 2017

Enjoy today’s worship service as we remember those who have gone on before us on this All Saints Day.

 

Worship October 29, 2017 Reformation Sunday

We had a great worship service this morning celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  There was plenty of great music and some interesting history about Martin Luther and the Reformation.  Check out the conversation between Martin Luther, John Calvin and Pope Paul!

500th Anniversary of the Reformation

This Sunday marks the 500th anniversary of Reformation Sunday, remembering Martin Luther’s break with the Catholic Church of his day, and his posting of the “95 Theses” on the doors of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany.
Many Protestant churches have continued to branch off from Luther’s first branch, and will remember that historic event in worship this weekend.
All are invited to worship with us at Hope United Methodist Church on Main St in Belchertown at 10 am, as we share in a Luther Hymn Festival: “Through the Christian Year with Martin Luther.” Many hymns written by Martin Luther will be sung by soloists, choir, and congregation. Luther himself said, “Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world!”
As we observe Reformation Sunday in a world torn and divided, it is with the prayer that we may continue to move towards unity and community, both in the church and in the world.
Join us this Sunday, or any Sunday at 10 am, at Hope United Methodist Church.
“Guided and empowered by the Holy Spirit, our mission is to know, experience, and share God’s love as shown to us in Jesus Christ.”

Consecration Sunday Worship service, October 22, 2017

Today was a thanks filled day of stewardship as we brought before God not only our financial gifts but those of time and talent as well.  We were blessed to have the Rev. Dr. David Abbott in our midst preaching the sermon and giving the children’s story.  Rev. Abbott is the Director of Stewardship with the United Methodist Foundation of New England.  http://www.umfne.org/

He gave an excellent stewardship message about giving out of thanksgiving not out of obligation.  He challenged us to give in response to and thankfulness for all that God has done in our lives today and yesterday.

Our Worship service was followed by a Consecration Day picnic at the Lanphear’s farm.  It was great fun with lots of delicious food, fellowship, hayrides and some very spirited cornhole games!

Worship service October 15, 2017

What will we unpack from the picnic basket today?  Therefore GO! With HOPE through OFFERING! We welcome Rev. Jack Moss who tells us about his experiences as a missionary in Japan.