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Announcements – Week of July 24

Please note the following announcements for this week. News from the United Methodist Women, upcoming Admin Council and other meetings, a food drive for HomeFront, and the church picnic!

Doxology: A Worship Conference

The Capital District is participating in a day of learning around worship. The Doxology: A Worship Conference will take place on Saturday, November 12 from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm at Calvary Korean UMC in East Brunswick. Everyone who serves in worship ministry will come away with practical learning!

Donations Sought for WV Flood Relief Fund

The HUMC took up a special offering for the West Virginia UM Conference Sunday, July 10 to assist with flood relief, but there are still ways to give. In the request that Greater New Jersey Bishop John School sent out to all churches, he noted that “When people hurt, United Methodists help. After Superstorm Sandy, United Methodists from around the world sent donations for our recovery. One of the first and most generous United Methodist conferences to respond with financial gifts and volunteers was the West Virginia Conference. . .

Hopewell UMC Welcomes New Pastor

The congregation of Hopewell United Methodist Church welcomed Rev. Kate Hillis as the new pastor, starting this week. Leaders of the church participated in a welcoming ceremony for Pastor Kate and her husband, Wren Hillis, a Drew Theological student, who is also pursuing ordained ministry. Pastor Kate succeeds Rev. Dr. Ken Robinson, who retired from the Hopewell United Methodist Church in June,

Hopewell Community Closet Open for Summer Fashion Shopping

The Hopewell Community Closet is open for browsing and shopping, every Saturday from 9 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. This outreach is sponsored by the United Methodist Women of Hopewell Methodist Church and donations accepted support UMW missions and outreach. Free will offering or no offering is accepted. Come out and see what’s in the shop!

Church Picnic Planned for August

The church picnic is set for Sunday, August 7 from 12 Noon until 4 p.m., rain or shine. Everyone is invited to enjoy the food, fun and games at the home of Francina and Charles Case. Please RSVP today.

Speak the Language of Jesus at Mission U

Mission U is coming up… This annual education opportunity is a way to offer effective mission ministry for local churches across Greater New Jersey.

New Jersey Annual Conference 2016 Highlights

United Methodists in Greater New Jersey imagined a new generation of disciples, vital congregations and a transformed world at the 2016 Annual Conference in Wildwood, N.J., May 21-24, as more than 1,400 people attended the conference. Stories of transformation were shared as we were called to abandon security and embrace trust, boldly imagining and anticipating the great things God has in store for us.

Indoor Yard Sale Will Be June 11

One person’s trash is another’s treasure – so come on out! The Hopewell United Methodist Church will have an indoor yard sale in our cool downstairs! The sale is held from 9 am until 3 pm. Saturday, June 11.

May-August Newsletter is Here

This edition of the newsletter includes final thoughts from our pastor, Ken Robinson, as he readies for retirement, and a column from our new pastor, Kate Hillis, as she assumes her new post in Hopewell. Also, lots of great news and activities.