Volume 3 Issue 37 - September 16 - 23, 2022

Hertford UMC Weekly E-News



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Today’s Scripture: I Tim. 2: 1 - 7 Sunday's Message:              

            





 “It’s What We Do”


       Our Lectionary text for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost comes from the letter to Timothy from the Apostle Paul. Timothy is a prime example of one who was influenced by godly relatives. His mother, Eunice, and grandmother, Lois, were Jewish believers who helped shape his life and promote his spiritual growth. The first “second-generation” Christian mentioned in the New Testament, Timothy became Paul’s protégé and pastor of the church at Ephesus. As a young minister, Timothy faced all sorts of pressures, conflicts, and challenges from the church and his surrounding culture. To counsel and encourage Timothy, Paul sent this very personal letter.


       Paul was writing to Timothy to give him encouragement, support and instruction as a young leader in this rapidly growing Christ centered spiritual movement. He urges Timothy to hold on to his faith and to be strong as he leads in the face of many challenges and opposition. Paul then instructs Timothy in terms of church leaders and practical advice on pastoral care to the young and old.


       The first thing Paul tells Timothy is that the most important thing he can do, and the people he leads can do, is pray! It is what we do! Although God is all-powerful and all-knowing, he has chosen to let us help him change the world through our prayers. How this works is a mystery to us because of our limited understanding, but it is a reality.


       Paul based his instruction about prayer for all people on his conviction that God’s invitation for salvation extends equally to all people. The phrase "all people" captures the nature of the gospel. The world that God loves includes every person. He loves us as individuals whom he knows intimately, and Paul urges us to pray for everyone. Our earnest prayers will have powerful results.


       Join me Sunday in-person or online as we unpack this powerful text and ask God how this applies to our lives.


      Grace and Peace

       Pastor Gene

  


Today’s Scripture:                   I Timothy 2: 1 - 7   

Today’s Message:                   “It’s What We Do”


I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time. And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle—I am telling the truth, I am not lying—and a true and faithful teacher of the Gentiles.


What is Happening in the UMC?

Sunday – September 18th

11:15 a.m.

Pastor Gene - Presenter

 

       United Methodists throughout the world are bound together in a connectional covenant in which we support and hold each other accountable for faithful discipleship and the mission of Jesus Christ. UMC congregations are not in an independent church.

 

       Each local church congregation and property is connected for the benefit of the denomination, each church, and the ministry and mission of all at home and throughout the world.

 

       Because of the current deep conflict within the UMC around issues of human sexuality, the postponement of our General Conference due to COVID until 2024, and the launch of a new Methodist denomination, Pastor Gene will be giving a complete history, overview, answer any and all questions and where HUMC is in this process.

 

       It will be helpful if you go to the NC Conference website and familiarize yourself with the disaffiliation information.

Frequently Asked Questions
UMC Information


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Sunday Morning Worship Services


Please Remember these in your prayers



The Family of Celtic Ann Skinner

Nancy Lodge

Caroline Wright

Rev. Roger Cope

Brenda White

Jean Ashley

Wayne Ashley


Homebound

Elva Winslow 

Janice Boyce

Miriam J Haskett


Chowan River

Tom Gard 


The Landings

Bobbie Boynton

Ila Gray White

Margaret Denison

Jane Jordan


The Citadel-Elizabeth City

Caroline Wright 



Extended Church Family

Bodie Cestaro (Marta Colson's 2yr old great-grandson)

Janice Allie (Donna Adams’ mother)

Finn Booker (Nephew of Bob Halter's Daughter, Alyssa)

Leona Williams (mother of Andie Cook)

Diane Selleck & husband (daughter of Kathleen Selleck)

Mary Frances Baker (sister of Angela Rose)


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

Memorials Given this Week


In Memory of Blanche Decker

Given By

Marta Colson

Billy & Susan Winslow

Andrea & Jack Boone


In Memory of Charles Lacefield

In Memory of Billy Winslow

In Memory of Susan Chappell

In Memory of Laura A. Nelson

Given by

Andrea & Jack Boone





Join us on Sunday, October 2 as we celebrate 200 years of ministry and mission in Perquimans County.


We will host our special guest speaker, Rev. Jane Leechford

for worship at 10:00 AM followed by a covered dish lunch. 

We have invited our former pastors and hope you

will spread the word to our former church family members

who have moved to this special "homecoming" for

Hertford United Methodist Church.


SPRC Meeting (Rescheduled)

Tuesday, September 20 - 10:00 AM


Band of Brothers

Every Tuesday Morning - 10:00 AM


Habitat for Humanity 

Tuesday, September 20 - 5:00 PM


Cub Scouts

Every Wednesday Evening - 6:30 PM


Choir Practice

Every Wednesday Evening - 7:00 PM



Lilly Morgan   9/17

Joe Thompson    9/18

Ida Saunders   9/21

Nixon Winslow   9/23

Sharon Graham    9/23

T. J. Garrett   9/23

Brian & Samantha Chappell 9/20

John Kelly & Karen Haskett 9/23

Bob and Ginny Halter

have moved!


Their new address is

92101 Overseas Hwy #8

Tavernier, FL 33070


Although we will miss you both, HUMC wishes

you well in your new home and community.


Thank you for your time, talents and support

of HUMC over the years you have been with us!


God Bless 





HUMC is providing free Amplify Media subscriptions to our congregation.


Stream 1000’s of study, worship, and devotional videos


Access anytime, anywhere, on any device


Learn and share what it means to follow Jesus.


We will be using Amplify this fall to offer several small group studies following the morning worship service each week. So get a head start and begin using Amplify Media at home!

We think you're gonna love it. Click the link below to launch your subscription and begin using this resource for growing your faith, personal Bible study, and reflection!  


Get Started

Once you set up your account, download the mobile app for your phone, tablet, or Roku to watch Amplify Media resources on your mobile devices or TV.

SAVE THE DATES

FOR SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDY Sundays from Oct. 9 - Nov. 13


HUMC will offer a small group study after worship this fall beginning Sunday, October 9 lead by Pastor Gene and friends. 


You can preview the study on Amplify Media with your free account provided by the church. Look up "Hand Me Downs"


Information about the study and how to sign up will be available on Sunday, September 25th.


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Stephen Ministry is a team of laypeople doing one-to-one, distinctively Christian caring with those going through difficult times in life. The care is completely confidential. We know no one wants to admit they need help, but no one other than you and your Stephen Minister will know that you are having discussions. Difficult times in life constitute many things and times we all go through. Why go through it alone when you can have a person at your side to help carry the load. We are here to serve you and will be by your side whether you are lonely, ill, having problems at home, or grieving.  


The Stephen Ministry team looks forward to helping you. The team consists of Carroll Harrell, Susan Winslow, Carol Kuhn, Ruth Lacefield, Kay Whedbee White and Jean Ashley (temporarily on leave of absence). If you want to know more about the ministry or need help yourself or know of someone who you think needs help, please contact one of the Stephen Ministers.  

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From Our

District Superintendent

David Blackman


"Driving With David"


*New "Upside Down Moment"


Read the current newsletter to find out what is happening in the Beacon District. A new newsletter comes out every other week.


*NEW Beacon District Newsletter


 The North Carolina Annual Conference

nccumc.org



"The Bishop's Corner"

Connect Below for the Latest Updates from the Bishop's Office

Bishop's Office

From the Bishop:  "What Does the Lord Require?"




An official document (below) from the NC Conference is available that provides accurate information on the ideas, misconceptions, and misinformation about disaffiliation and The United Methodist Church.

You May Have Heard


The People of the

United Methodist Church

What We Believe 

How We Serve

Ways to Grow

www.umc.org

United Methodist Communication’s Ask The UMC service continues to provide in-depth answers to a wide range of questions while helping to build understanding about our faith. For instance, our new third installment of “Is The United Methodist Church really…?” provides well-documented, accurate information that seeks to clear up recent conflicting claims about disaffiliation, abortion and whether to pay apportionments. Share this series with members of your congregation so they can separate the facts from the fiction. Explore -  Ask The UMC! - by clicking the link below.

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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:
nancyrichlodge@embarqmail.com or (264-4143)

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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