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Church Tag Sale

Tag SaleOur annual Tag Sale will take place this Saturday, August 22nd from 8:30 to 2:30.  This is the big “tag sale day” in town so come and make the rounds.  We are sure to have a variety of household items, furniture, books, linens etc. and you are bound to find some treasure that is just right!

If you have items to donate, please bring them to the church before Friday so they will be there for set up and pricing.  This year we will not be accepting clothing or larger appliances such as computers, monitors, televisions and air conditioners.  Small appliances are welcome as long as they are in working order.  So, get busy cleaning out those closets, attics and garages!

Annual Lyme Disease Awareness Walk

Kick the Tick logoOn May 30th, Kick the Tick will host their 3rd Annual walk for Lyme Disease Awareness, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church 319 Granby Road, South Hadley, 9:00 AM  All money raised will go to TBDA (tick-borned disease alliance:  TBDA supports research, doctor training, as well as helping people find the funds necessary to continue treatment.  I would so love to have your support.  There are many ways you can help.  You can register to walk at .  All registered walkers will receive a t-shirt, lunch, enjoy the music of The Narrow Gate, and have BAX from 102.1 sign your t-shirts.  You will also hear from our guest speaker Katina Makris CCH, CIH, trained in Lyme disease and award winning author of “Out of the Woods” a memoir and Lyme Disease Guide, keynote speaker, renowned host of “Lyme Light Radio,” former newspaper health columnist, and travels the world offering healing skills.  You will also be able to participate in our Memorial service for those who have passed on.  If you would like to donate in a different way, you can sponsor me personally or on the sleeves of our shirts: for $25.00 you can remember a name of your loved one or honor someone.  In our ad book, you can add your name as a supporter for $15.00.  If you would like to make a higher donation, feel free to contact me at and I will give you other options, some of which can get the name of your company on our shirts.  TBDA does have a 501c3.  We will also have a chinese auction for gift baskets lovingly put together by our members.  But most of all, I would love to have you register and be beside me for the walk, and supporting me throughout the day.

God bless, Lois Pare

March Hope’s Place

We’d like to give a big thank you to Easthampton Savings Bank for being our community sponsors for our Hope’s Place dinner on March 31st.  Not only did they provide financial support for the dinner but a great group of employees came to help out with serving and enjoy a corned beef and cabbage dinner with us.

Hope's+Place+March_1cAfter dinner, we had a great presentation from Statia Cantin on healthy aging.  Thanks for all the great information Statia!



Holy Week and Easter

What a Holy Week it has been!

Saturday, preceding Holy Week:  Soup Fest for Imagine No Malaria

We gathered to eat delicious soup, chili and stew to benefit our Sunday School mission

Dave soupfestproject.  To top it off we enjoyed some great entertainment from Dave Hamelin (thank you to Dave for filling in at the last minute for Sam who was ill).

Palm Sunday

A wonderful service celebrating Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem with an uplifting message from our new CT/Western MA District Superintendent, Rev. David Calhoun.

Tuesday, Hope’s Place

A delicious corned beef and cabbage meal was served with the help of this happy group IMG_0475from Easthampton Savings Bank.




Dinner was followed by an interesting presentation on healthy aging by Statia Cantin.


Wednesday, Lenten Study: Renegade Gospel

This has been a challenging study for many of us that has us questioning our priorities in our lives and wondering if we are collecting enough “dust on our sandals” from following Jesus.  Are we truly followers or are we merely volunteers?!

Thursday, Maundy Thursday

Maundy ThursdayA beautiful service of love with the sharing of the bread and cup as Jesus shared it with his disciples on that night of the Last Supper.  Thank you to our chancel choir for their beautiful offerings of music.  The service was followed by our Prayer Vigil with individuals keeping watch throughout the night in a time of prayer and meditation.

Good Friday

The bell tolled at 3:00 PM recognizing the death of Christ. words_from_the_cross_niv We gathered again in the evening for a solemn service with meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ spoken from the cross.  This was a very powerful and memorable service with individuals speaking from deep in their hearts on what these words mean to them.  We went out into the darkness to await the coming celebration.


Join us on Easter Sunday for a Grand Celebration of the Resurrection!

6:00 AM Sunrise Service at the Quabbin Tower

9:00 AM Sunday School classes

10:00 AM  Grand Easter Celebration service in our Sanctuary!The Garden Tomb


Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Talent Show

The Missions Team thanks everyone who came out on a snowy Valentine’s evening for an evening of delicious spaghetti and exciting talent.  Here are a few pictures from the event:


Our 13th annual Spaghetti Dinner and Talent Show is quickly approaching!  It will be held on Saturday, February 14th at 5:00 PM.  This event is a time to support our wonderful sister church relationship with Alpha y Omega in Tipitapa, Nicaragua.  Invite your sweetheart or gather a group of friends and come out for a delicious meal and some great entertainment!  We promise that there will be some great music, funny stories and who knows what else to keep you smiling!
For anyone who would like to offer an act for the talent show or make a dinner reservation, you can see Marci Eggen at church beginning January 19th or call the church office for information about how to reach her (323-7584).  Tickets for the dinner are $7 each and $4 for children 12 and under.  If you are interested in lending a hand with meal preparation, serving or clean up, please see Lucy Klein.

We are so blessed to have this sister church connection between Hope UMC and Alpha y Omega and they are so appreciative of our annual aid.  So, let’s make this a fun time together and another successful event!

Hope’s Annual Nine Lessons and Carols, Dec., 14th, 2pm

We welcome you to the Hope United Methodist Church’s Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols, a program of scriptures and music, which is based on a service first held at King’s College, Cambridge, England, on Christmas Eve in 1918.   A revision of the Order of Service was made in 1919, involving rearrangement of the lessons. The backbone of the service, the lessons and the prayers, has remained virtually unchanged since then. The carols do change every year, although the service has always begun with the hymn Once in Royal David’s City, and closes with congregational singing of O Come All Ye Faithful and Hark the Herald Angels Sing.  Interest in the service grew in the 1930s, when the BBC began broadcasting this Christmas Eve service, a tradition that continues to this day. Many churches have adapted the service for their own use, and “Lessons and Carols” continue to be celebrated around the world.

The nine lessons we hear today are from the New International Version Bible.  The carols comprise a mixture of familiar and new settings of traditional and ancient hymns. We invite you to join in singing of the hymns that are noted in this program.  A Hope tradition is to end our service with the Hallelujah Chorus. If you’d like to sing with us, please join the choir at the front of the sanctuary during the singing of Hark the Herald Angels, and music will be provided.