We thank Colleen Harris for another Sunday as our substitute organist. It’s always a pleasure to hear her play. Thank you as well to Lisa Patel for her lovely flute accompaniment and solo. This Sunday’s sermon deals with the upcoming issues surrounding the language in the United Methodist Book of Discipline. There will be a special General Conference held February 23-26th in St. Louis Missouri to try to resolve the denomination’s deadlock over how we treat members of the LBGTQ community who wish to be ordained as clergy or married in the church. If you are interested and would like to read more, there is a lot of information on the New England Annual Conference website .
If you are checking out our website for the first time, please know that this issue does not define us! Hope UMC is a loving, welcoming faith community working in mission and ministry in our world.
Please enjoy today’s service. We think that you will especially enjoy the anthem, My Hope is Built on Nothing Less and the Veteran’s Day message from Lt. Col. Bill McClure. We thank all of our veterans for their service to our country!
The sanctuary was festooned in greenery, the choir was ready with their first Advent anthem. The excitement of Advent has come to Hope. Children lighting the candle of Hope, we even had a baptism! What a wonderful start to a special time in the Church.
This Sunday (August 4th) Hope UMC continues with guest music during service as our choir takes a well deserved break. If you missed Colleen Harris and Julie Jonassen last week playing piano and organ duets, you can still catch it on one of our DVD’s available in the fellowship hall.
Coming this week is another duet. This time it is Julie on the organ and her husband Rick Rabe on the bagpipes! They will be playing several duets including a medley of hymns. It is not to be missed!
There’s more special music in the weeks ahead, keep watching the website for news!