WEEKLY MISSIVE   September 11, 2023

Hampstead United Methodist Church

15395 US Hwy 17 N., Hampstead, NC  28443  

Email:  office@hampsteadumc.org

September 11, 2023    Weekly Missive 

(HUMC, 15395 Highway 17N, Hampstead NC 28443; office@hampsteadumc.org)

William’s Wanderings

Out-of-town: Mo and I will be out of town this coming Thursday and Friday, returning Saturday, to visit with her sister and brother-in-law.

   Thankyou! Mo and I are most grateful for those who made it possible for us to attend the Methodist Home for Children’s Epicurean Event.  I understand that the Methodist Home was able to raise $187,000 to aid in caring for children.

   FLC lock-box code change.  Due to sharing of our FLC code with unauthorized users, which is a liability issue, we are changing the code to the lock-box, effective Wednesday, 13 September. We will be sending the code to group chairs and known organizations that have scheduled time-slots for using the FLC.

I am sorry that this need has arisen, but we simply have no choice. Please do not share the code as we have had any number of folks using the gym late at night who had not been given permission, but who had a friend who let them in, or gave out the code. My apologies for the inconvenience. 

   Thank you Mickie Stalcup. This past Sunday Mrs. Mickie Stalcup gave us a wonderful testimony on tithing.  We will soon be speaking about our upcoming Stewardship season.  If you were not present to hear Mickie’s testimony, I pray that you will take a moment to listen to it on the web. It is between the pastoral prayer and the offering for Sunday, 10 September.

   Forgiveness!  This Sunday I will speak on the power of forgiveness.  I hope that you will join with us in hearing this message and for a time of worship.    

   Stay encouraged; stay faithful.

Still in His Peace,

Pastor William

Fourth Wednesday Fellowship September and October: We are still in need of a group willing to prepare the meal for the Fourth Wednesday Fellowship Meal for either September or October.  (Friends, this can be something really simple, e.g. Pizza or spaghetti.  Nothing complicated.  We just need a group to make it happen, set-up and clean up.)  If your group is willing, contact-preferably by text- Linda Thomas @ 910-547-8390.


Recording Secretary for Admin Council Needed: If you would be willing to serve as the Recording Secretary, i.e. take notes for the Admin Council, which meets every other month, beginning in January 2024, please let Pastor William know.


Staff Parish Committee  We will meet Monday, September 11th at 6:00 PM in room 9.


Spirit Circle will meet this Monday, September 11th, at 7:00 PM in the HUMC Library. We would like to invite any women who are interested in circle to join us."


Hope Circle We will meet Tuesday, September 12th in room 5/6 at 10:00 AM. All of the church women are invited.


Finance Committee  We will meet this Tuesday, September 12th at 6:00 PM, in room 5/6.  This is in lieu of our September 19th meeting.


Bible Study Fellowship  Beginning, September 13th, all women in the Hampstead community are invited to join Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) each Wednesday evening, from 6:30-8:00 PM. In this year's study of John's Gospel, you will find peace, comfort, hope, security and answers to life’s big questions as we uncover the truth of God’s Word together. Register at join.bsfinternational.org/class/5345


Administrative Council Meeting  Administrative Council meeting is Tuesday, September 19th at 6:30 PM in the sanctuary.


HUMC Pumpkin Patch Annual Pumpkin Toss  September 30th and October 14th!  Volunteers are needed to help with the annual unloading of the pumpkins.  Many hands make light work! Come be a part of our giant assembly line and help this worthy cause! Contact Jaime at humcyouth@hampsteadumc.org or 910-524-1712.


“Undie Sunday” Fundraiser  Help kids have a fresh start!  Methodist Home for Children needs socks* and underwear* of all sizes for kindergarten to college-aged youth that will be starting back to school.  Collect your donations and bring them back to church on “Undie Sunday” September 24th. (* New items only). For more information contact Regina Hawse, Development Officer, Methodist Home for Children.  910-471-6088 or rhawse@mhfc.org


2023 Charge Conference On Sunday, October 29th a Cluster Charge Conference will be held at 6:00 PM at Wesleyan Chapel UMC, 10255 Hwy 17, Wilmington. 


Flower Guild Seeking New Members The Flower Guild is in need of building up its membership. Opportunities extend from designing flower arrangements for the alter, obtaining the flowers and greenery and/or breaking down the arrangements into smaller ones to be sent to church family who are in need or are celebrating. You do not need to have any special talents or skills. The only qualifications are a desire to serve and have fun and fellowship! Veteran members will provide all the guidance needed to assist new comers. We urge you to prayerfully consider this opportunity. If you are interested contact via email:  Debbie Gouge (candle12lady@yahoo.com) or Dee Colenda at (deecolenda@gmail.com).


Divorce Care Support  Divorced or Separated? Find Help, Hope and Healing through Divorce CareSupport. Beginning Tuesday, October 3rd from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, in room 9. Register at www.divorcecare.org/findagroup.Please contact Sylvia Waterston at swaterDivorceCare@outlook.com for registration and/or information.



September 12, 2023—September 17, 2023


9:00 AM   Prayer Team (Library)

10:00 AM   Hope Circle (Rm. 5/6)

2:30 to 6:00 PM  YMCA After School Program (FLC)

6:00 PM     Finance Committee Mtg. (Rm. 5/6)

7:00 PM     Al-Anon (FLC Rm. #1)


2:30 to 6:00 PM  YMCA After School Program (FLC)

5:15 PM      Praise Band Rehearsal  (Sanc)

6:20 PM       Bible Study Fellowship Gathering (Sanc)

7:00 PM      Bible Study Fellowship Mtgs. (2, 5/6, 9)

7:00 PM      Girl Scout Troop Leaders Mtg. (FLC #1)

7:00 PM      Chancel Choir Practice (Sanc)


10:00 AM Study “Revelation—Extravagant Hope” Rm. 5/6

12:00 PM      PEMA Mtg. (Library)

2:30 to 6:00 PM  YMCA After School Program (FLC)

5:45 PM      Coastal Community Choir (Sanc)


2:30 to 6:00 PM  YMCA After School Program (FLC)


8:45 AM      Worship Service (Sanc)

10:00 AM    Sunday School (All Ages)

11:00 AM    Worship Service (Sanc)