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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.”

Holy Week Schedule

 

April 9th:  Palm Sunday

9 AM Sunday School

10 AM Worship; Come and receive the palms that commemorate Christ’s triumphant entry to Jerusalem.

April 13th: Holy Thursday

6 PM Holy Thursday service with a simple meal of bread and soup and Holy Communion

8 PM Prayer Vigil begins

April 14th: Good Friday         

3 PM Prayer Vigil ends with the tolling of the bell in remembrance of Christ’s death

7 PM Good Friday; The Passion Story

April 16th: Easter Sunday

6 AM Ecumenical Sunrise Service at the Quabbin Reservoir Tower

9 AM Sunday School

10 AM Grand Easter Celebration; Be inspired and uplifted by our spirit filled choir and our liturgical Rainbow Dancers. Refresh, restore, and renew your relationship with the one who called you beloved.

A campaign of Love – the 2016 – 2017 Stewardship campaign

We’ve been inviting our congregation to bring pictures to Hope to be placed around the sanctuary that show Christ’s Love and Grace in our Church community.   As the webmaster I thought “hey, we have pictures here in the website, maybe I can put some of them up!”   This little slideshow is just a small snapshot of all the wonderful people and events that happen because Hope is here.   Come and join us this Sunday for the annual church celebration of our campaign and bring your own pictures that show the outpouring of Love from our community!

 

Worship October 2, 2016

Enjoy our worship service.  We apologize that the prayer requests may not be able to be heard as we were having some microphone issues.

Worship Service August 28, 2016

Please enjoy our Worship service.  Thank you to Julie Buehler for her meaningful message, “Being God’s Humble Ambassador”.

 

Worship Service July 17, 2016

Today we heard from Alice Collins about “Mary and Martha: A Work in Progress” with a children’s story on the same topic from Debbie Ewing and some beautiful harmonica selections from Ingmar Eggen.