Fall 2018 at Hempfield UMC

Fall 2018 at Hempfield UMC

Experience God’s Bountiful Blessings

This Fall at Hempfield UMC

God has been doing wonderful things among us! We look forward to a fantastic fall, filled with opportunities for worship, fellowship, spiritual growth and renewal. I am so very pleased with the excellent planning of our members and staff to offer this fall line-up of programs and events. Additionally,

– Our new sermon series, “Live Like Christ,” is an exploration into the Gospel of Mark.

– Our Daily Readings will focus on “The Kingdom of God” as the central theme of all Jesus’ teachings.

We welcome you to get fully engaged in the movement of God’s Spirit at work among the people of God at Hempfield United Methodist Church! God bless you all.

~  Pastor John


Designed for those new to HUMC, Starting Point is held once a month as an introduction to our church, our leadership and our ministries. A tour of the building also will be available.

WHEN: Sunday,  Oct. 14, Nov. 4 for 30 minutes following the 8:30 & 10 a.m. worship services.

WHERE: Prayer Room

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SHOUT for Moms is a small group for women parenting teens and preteens. Discussions cover the age-related challenges teens and parents face.

WHEN: Third Thursday of each month beginning Sept. 20

WHERE: Room 172

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This free, educational/spiritual/emotional support group delves into the mind, body, spiritual and emotional aspects of facing and living with cancer. Open to those currently undergoing cancer treatment, in a supportive role as cancer caregiver\friend and cancer survivors. The group is open to the public and led by Brenda Coffin, cancer survivor and Hempfield UMC’s  Minister of Spiritual Care and Counseling.

WHEN: Every other Wednesday noon -1:15 p.m., Sept. 12 – Dec. 12

WHERE: Room 124

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Monthly emotional healing and prayer gatherings for women and men (held separately), for those in need of wholeness, healing and restoration. Led by Brenda Coffin, HUMC Minister of Spiritual Care and Counseling.


Women: Sundays, Sept. 16, Oct. 14, Nov. 4, Dec. 9; 8:45-9:45 a.m.

Men: Sundays, Sept. 30, Oct. 28, Nov. 11, Dec. 23; 8:45-9:45 a.m.

WHERE: Prayer Room

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Contemplative spiritual formation groups for men and women (held separately). Open to groups of up to 10 participants. Sessions are steeped in deep listening, respect, confidentiality and hospitality, and provide a process for participants to seek God’s presence, listen deeply to His voice and discern what He is saying.


Men/Daytime: Wednesdays, Sept. 19; Oct. 3, 17, 31; Nov. 14; 10 – 11 a.m.

Women/Daytime: Wednesdays Sept.19; Oct. 3, 17, 31; Nov. 14;

11:30 a.m. – 1p.m.

Women/Evening: Wednesdays, Sept. 19; Oct. 3, 17, 31; Nov 14;

6:15 – 7:45 p.m.

WHERE: Prayer Room

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We offer daytime and evening bible studies for men, women, mixed groups and senior adults.

Monday Evening (Men & Women) Begins Sept. 10; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Room 124

Tuesday Evening (Women) – Oct. 2 – Nov. 13; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Sanctuary

Wednesday Morning (Men / Priority One) – Sept. 26 – Nov. 14; 6 – 7:30 a.m.; MPR and Spirit Café; $10 fee payable before first meeting.

Thursday Morning (Women) – Sept. 20 – Nov. 15; 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Room 124

Thursday Morning (SeniorAdults)Begins Oct. 4; 9:30 – 11 a.m.; Light breakfast served; Spirit Café; No sign-ups required.


Open to all men. Discussions center on HUMC sermons and subjects relevant to men.

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Twelve-week, faith-based, small group session for inner healing of emotional wounds. Led by Pastor Keith Buckbee and Brenda Coffin, HUMC Minister Minister of Spiritual Care & Counseling. Cost of materials is $85.

WHEN: Wednesdays, Sept. 19 – Dec. 19; 1:45 – 3:45 p.m.

WHERE: Room 170

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Join us in the Spirit Café for a refreshing treat and for fellowship following each worship service — 9:30 – 9:55 AM and 11:15 – 11:45 AM. For those worried about the stigma of ice cream for breakfast, we always offer granola and fresh fruit toppings! Splurge a little. It’s a time to meet with friends and make new ones.

WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 29 following the 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. worship services

WHERE: Spirit Café 


Small groups for couples, men, women and mixed groups are available and meet at various places and times. See hempfieldumc.org/groups for more details.


Pastor, author, counselor and speaker Nicole Unice, along with contemporary music artists, Drew and Paige Daniels, will present a night of worship, small group breakouts and messages related to women and faith, encouraging them to be disciples in God’s Kingdom.

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 6; 7 -9:30 p.m.

WHERE: Sanctuary

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This class is for anyone who wishes to become a member of our church family. Learn a simple way to understand and express the Christian faith, core teachings of the UM Church and how to get connected at Hempfield UMC.

WHEN: Sundays, Oct. 7-28; 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

WHERE: Room 124

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During this workshop we will explore, discover and learn how to apply our spiritual gifts.

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 13

WHERE: Spirit Café


Children & Youth


Preschool & Elementary Kids Konnection, & Club 56

10 a.m. Sunday morning worship for children ages 2 – grade 6; various rooms

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Promotion Sunday – Sept. 9; 10 a.m.; children promoted to new grades

Third Grade Bible Presentation – Sept 16; 10 a.m.; Sanctuary

Fall Family Worship Sundays

Oct. 7 & Nov. 25; elementary and SHOUT students join us in worship; Sanctuary


Class for elementary-age kids (and their parents) to learn about taking the next step in their faith journey; Registration required. Wednesday, Nov. 14; 6:30 p.m.; Room 270

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KidStuf Family Production

KidStuf, a ministry of Hempfield United Methodist Church in it’s 14th season, is an experience geared toward families of elementary-aged children.

This 45-minute production is filled with fun skits, high-energy singing,
Bible encounters, and audience interaction, all emphasizing Biblical
virtues that we call Life Apps.

Traditional Sunday school programs, although very impactful, involve an adult teaching a child for approximately 48 hours a year. Conversely, parents spend about 3000 hours per year with their children. KidStuf aims to “tap in” to this available parent/child teaching time. With the parents SHARING the experience and viewing first-hand what their children are experiencing, they are better prepared to further discuss it after they leave the production. This is consistent with God’s command in Deuteronomy 6:7, parents are to teach their children “ . . .when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up”.

At KidStuf, families watch skits, which have both kid-and adult-based humor, sing audience-friendly worship songs, watch a short video clip, and experience an interactive Bible lesson TOGETHER.

KidStuf meets at 6:30 PM the first and third Wednesdays September through April at Hempfield United Methodist Church in the MPR. The public is invited to come and share in this fun, family experience. Nursery care is available for infant and those preschoolers who don’t wish to attend with their family with advanced registration.

Season Premiere – Wednesday, Sept.19; 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.

Special 200th Production – Wednesday, Oct 17; 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.

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SHOUT – HUMC youth ministry for grades 7- 12

Organic – Dinner, conversation & fun; Wednesdays 7 – 9 p.m.

Sunday Morning SHOUT (SMS) – 10 a.m.; meet in Sanctuary for corporate worship, then move to rooms 170 & 172

Sunday  Night SHOUT (SNS) 6 – 8 p.m. during school term; various rooms

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