Volume 5 Issue 5 February 2-8, 2024

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Dear Church Family,


“Hurry up and wait…” How many times have we done that? Meeting someone for lunch? We often have to wait. Going to an appointment? You get there and wait. It seems life is all about waiting.  


Our scripture this week will be from Isaiah 40:28-31.  One verse in this scripture says, “...those who wait for the Lord will renew their strength.” So now we even have to wait for God? 


In some sense, yes, we do wait for God to act. We pray and wait for answers. We plant seeds of ministry and wait to see if the fruit grows.  Being a disciple of Christ involves waiting! That part is certain.


How do we know when the waiting is over? How do we know when God has acted? How do we know when our prayers have been answered? Sometimes, it feels we wait longer than we’d like when in reality all we need to do is pay attention.  Sometimes as we wait, God works in still, small ways, and we need to be open to God reaching us in unexpected ways. 


This week’s sermon will address these issues. We will talk about waiting…and more importantly…Paying Attention!


Blessings!

Pastor Tom



Rev. Tom Hallberg – Pastor

Contact Number: 252-414-8737

thallberg@nccumc.org

PLEASE LEAVE YOUR OFFERING FOR THE PASTOR'S AID FUND AT THE ALTAR RAIL DURING COMMUNION THIS SUNDAY


In January 2023, Community Care Collaborative (CCC) assisted 3 individuals in 1 household with past due rent totaling $840. This client has a son who has Stage IV brain cancer. She had to take an unpaid leave of absence at work to travel to Atlanta, GA while they await a new clinical trial for him. We are so happy to have been able to help catch her up so she could focus on her family and not worrying about being evicted! 


Our giving to the Pastor's Aid Fund at Hertford UMC helps support the CCC and those in our county who need a helping hand. Please consider giving the first Sunday of each month during communion.

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Please Remember these in your prayers


Dina Hurdle

Roger Cope

Nancy Lodge

Lynne Raymond

Tim Brinn

John Larson

Johnny Corprew

Chicago Eure

Brenda White


Homebound

Jean Ashley


Chowan River

Tom Gard 

Wayne Ashley


The Landings

Thelma Skinner

Bobbie Boynton

Margaret Denison

Jane Jordan


Extended Church Family  

Mel Hallberg (Tom Hallberg's Uncle)

Kiernan Hallberg (Grandson of Mel Hallberg)

Nick Nixon (Ed & Barbara Nixon's Son)

Burfoot White (Buddy White's Uncle)

Jackie Hobbs (Friend of John & Susan Christensen)

James Rhodes

Allie Pucchio (Jeff & Barb Paige's Niece)

Joseph Ambrose (Patty Bittner's Neighbor) 

Timothy Garrett (Shirly Mahler’s Son)

Anna Long (Kaye Long-Fussell’s Sister)

Larry Johnson (Nancy Lodge’s Brother-in-Law)

Beth Colson (Marta Colson’s Daughter-in-Law)

Kyle Flinn (Kaye & Mike Fussell's Nephew)

Denise Pegram (friend of Todd & Candy Tilley)

Diane Selleck (Katheleen Selleck's Daughter)

Edward & Judy Taylor (Friends of Raymond Sawyer)

Carolyn Meads (Ida Saunder's Sister)

Susan Dickerson (Daughter of Maxine Dickerson)

Gail Smith



PLEASE CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE TO UPDATE


*Bold text indicates recent additions/updates to the prayer list* 

MEMORIALS THIS WEEK


In Memory of John Matthews

Given by Darla Matthews

As we soon enter the Lenten season and look forward to Easter and the resurrection, it is time to remember our loved ones who have gone before us and give honor to others. 

 

A great opportunity for you to remember or honor your loved ones is to make a special donation to the Pastor’s Aid Fund, Restoration Fund or other fund of your choice.


If you would like to be a part of this expression of love, please return this form and check or money to the church by Sunday, March 17, 2024.

Sunday Mornings

Sunday School - 9:00 AM

Worship Service -10:00 AM


Alleluia Circle

Monday, February 5 - 9:30 AM


Nominating Committee Meeting

Monday, February 5 - 1:00 PM


Minnie Wilson Circle

Tuesday, February 6 - 9:45


Band of Brothers

(Men's Small Group)

Tuesdays - 10:00 AM


Joy Circle

Wednesday, February 7 - 10:30 AM


Cub Scouts

Wednesdays - 6:30 PM


Choir Practice

Wednesdays - 7:00 PM


Kitchen Reserved - Joy Circle

Saturday, February 10

FEBRUARY

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Joseph Hewitt Feb 3

Lee Tunnell Feb 6

Skip Matthews Feb 8

Colby Brown Feb 8

Tiffany Eure Feb 12

Dianne Stallings Feb 13

Stephanie Fuller Feb 16

Corkie Anderson Feb 22

Marta Colson Feb 28

Bob Hall Feb 28

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Mercer & Ida Saunders

Feb 13


Joe & Diane Towe

Feb 14




Please let the church office know if we have missed your birthday or anniversary. Thank you!

Join Us For Fellowship

Our 5th Sunday Fellowship in March falls on Easter so we are getting together a little early. Join us for a Pancake Supper on Fat Tuesday, February 13 at 6:00 PM. The men of the church will be our hosts for the evening. Dinner will include pancakes and Layden's sausage. Thanks gentlemen!


Fat Tuesday, also known as Mardi Gras, and Shrove Tuesday, is the day before Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of the Christian season of Lent. It's a day of festivities, often associated with indulgence in rich, fatty foods and celebrations. The name "Fat Tuesday" refers to the tradition of consuming these indulgent foods before the fasting period of Lent begins. Pancakes are a common food associated with Fat Tuesday in some cultures because they use remaining rich ingredients including milk, eggs, and sugar. 

SMALL GROUP STUDY

Please join us for a four week Bible study, “I’m Waiting, God. Finding Blessings in God’s Delays”, in which we will explore stories of women in the Bible who had to wait on God. If you or a loved one have ever felt impatient because God isn’t giving you what you want, their stories will bring you hope. The study sessions will begin on Thursday, February 22 at 4 pm in the Fellowship Hall and lead by Ruth Lacefield. Please let the office staff know you are planning to attend so a study guide can be ordered for you.

RECRUITING STEPHEN MINISTERS


The Stephen Ministry Team is actively looking for caring indivduals needed to provide caring relationships.


After prayerful consideration, please contact Pastor Tom or

the office to make your willingness known.


Training to begin in April 2024.

COMING SOON

LAST DAY TO ORDER IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2

Call Kay (252-338-0467) or Mary (252-796-7297)

LET'S GO NUTS!

Get your UMM Peanuts for the BIG GAME on February 11

You Can't Be "SWIFT" enough pick up your game day supply!

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GET YOUR

United Methodist Men PEANUTS



$8/Per Jar

No Limit



Available in the church office.

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ATTENTION – HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AND COLLEGE STUDENTS- SCHOLARSHIPS 2024


Hertford UMC is very fortunate to be able to offer scholarships each year. The scholarships are: Dorothy

W. Barbee, Ruth E. Winslow –Thelma Elliott, Robert and Lessie Knowles, Frank and Anna Lee McGoogan,

Joseph Lee and Atha Tunnell, Raymond D. and Bettye Meiggs, James Pat Harrell, Caroline Wright Music, UMM and UMW. Scholarship packets with the guidelines and applications are available from the church office or you can download the 2024 packets from the church website.


All applications must be completed and returned to the church office by May 1.

ATTENTION- CHILDREN AND YOUTH- CAMPING SCHOLARSHIPS AND MORE!!!


The Monds/Brinn Endowment Fund provides an opportunity for camping scholarships at any Church

affiliated camp, with preference to United Methodist Camps (Chestnut Ridge, Rockfish and Don Lee).

Packets and applications are available from the HUMC office. All camping applications must be

completed and returned to the Church Office by May 1.


If funds are available after the camping scholarship awards, these funds can be used for youth

conferences and retreats.

Applications are included in the Monds/Brinn Scholarship package found on the church website under Scholarship Program.

BEACON DISTRICT RESOURCES

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NCCUMC.ORG CLICK HERE


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Bishop's Office

Bishop

 Connie Shelton

The People of the

United Methodist Church

What We Believe 

How We Serve

Ways to Grow

www.umc.org

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HELP US WELCOME NEWCOMERS

TO OUR AREA!


The Outreach Ministries group needs your help. In order to help grow the membership of HUMC, we would like to send a card to all newcomers who move into Perquimans County.


In order to send this "Come meet new friends this Sunday at Hertford United Methodist Church . . . ., " we need the names and addresses for any folks who are new to the area.


Please provide this information to:



Nancy Lodge:

nancylodge62@gmail.com or 252-333-9208


Lynne Raymond

63lynner@gmail.com or 426-5102 and we will do the rest.



As always, thanks for helping us grow!

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Hertford United Methodist Church
200 Dobbs Street
Hertford, NC 27944
Office Hours: 9-4 Monday thru Thursday
Phone: 252-426-5467
Website: hertfordumc.org
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