Hampstead Family--grace and peace! If you are in town on summer Sundays, come
celebrate and be blessed! If you’re traveling, be careful, and know that our
prayers are with you wherever you go!
Many of you know I drove to Oil City, PA this past Thursday to officiate at a
of resurrection for a precious friend of our family. While I was there, I was blessed to get a visual “Word from God”! Oil City is about half-way between Pittsburgh and Lake Erie, and has definitely seen better days! In the “Roaring ‘20’s,” Oil City was the home of Penn Oil, Quaker State, Wolf Oil and many other major oil industry subsidiaries. The town was one of the richest communities in the country. Huge (I mean 4-5,000 sf—see above!) Victorian homes line the streets, and cover the hillsides. And all that opulence came to a screeching halt when the oil companies moved out!
Creations from the hands of mankind— even those inspired by the majesty of God— are temporary. Only the things created by God are eternal, and worthy of our investments of time, energy and resources! All else will crumble away, while that which comes from the heart and will of God is forever!
See you in church Sunday!
There Are Lots of Activities on the Calendar This Week—See Below!
Vacation Bible School is next week! What are you doing to help make it a success?!
Woodbury Wellness Education Series “What You Need To Know About Dementia”
Is being offered July 24th at 6:30pm. (2778 Country Club Rd) The public is invited.
Quilting is meeting July 17th at 10am (every third Tuesday). Dianne Putnam, leader.
“BLT” (Book, Lunch and Talk) Book Club is also meeting July 17th at 11:30am (also every third Tuesday). Dottie Webb Leader
August Script Shores All submissions for the upcoming newsletter are due by July 18th! Please email your articles to firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!
Prayer Shawl Ministry- If you know of someone in need of a prayer shawl, please contact Jane Greer at 910-617-2006. If you would like to be a part of this special ministry, we would love to have you! Knit or crochet, it doesn’t matter or if you would like to learn how, contact Jane!
Prayer Shawl Thanks! We have received the following:
Jim Loomis: the prayer shawl gift “was received with great pleasure—much
obliged, (as my father used to say!)” (Laurie Monnier is his daughter)
POINTS TO CONSIDER: Immediate Calendar
17 Tue 9am Intercessory Prayer Team Meeting (Open Invitation)
10am Quilting Class (Rm. 5/6)
11:30am BLT (Book, Lunch,Talk) (Rm.2)
12:30pm Staff Meeting (Rm. 3)
630pm Administrative Council (Sanc)
18 Wed 10am Bible Study on Hebrews (Rm. 5/6)
6:30pm Bible Study on Hebrews (Rm. 3)
19Thur 10am Leap of Faith Team (Rm. 3)
21 Sat 10am Vacation Bible School Set-Up
11am Blood Drive (Rm 1 sign-in; blood taken in truck!)
(Ends at 4:00 PM)
23-27 July 9am Vacation Bible School
A LOOK AHEAD -- This coming Sunday's worship centers on the final part of the series on the 23rd Psalm, and is entitled “My Shepherd: Preserver”. (Ps 23: 5b-6)
Thanks for being a part of the HUMC family! Until we gather again, and always, GBY!
PARTING SHOT: TFTD
I signed up for an exercise class and was told to wear loose fitting clothing.
If I HAD any loose fitting clothing,
I wouldn’t have signed up
in the first place!
When I was young
we used to go
Now I just ‘chunky dunk.’