HHUMC Weekly Highlights Thursday, September 20, 2012




Prayer-God of wisdom and light, as we offer our gifts this morning, we pray that you will help us grow hearts of generosity and not selfishness, compassion and not resentment, contentment and not envy. Help us to see the abundance you have given us, and help us to focus on what we have instead of what we don’t have; on abundance and not scarcity. Help us to see we are rich in your love and grace and in so many other ways. We pray it in the name of Jesus, who gave all  for us. Amen.

(17th Sunday after Pentecost, Prayer from UM Foundation Faith and Money September Resources, Offertory prayer for September 16: used with permission)


Scripture for Sunday

Scripture Lesson:   Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23                                   p. 527, NRSV

Scripture Lesson:    James 2: 1-17                                                   The Message

Sermon:  “Faith that Works”                                                        Pastor Reeni Cipullo


Worship Assistants:

Lector: Erin Timney

Acolytes:  Cara Whitmore and Ellie Prescott

Greeter:  Sharon Bellerose

Ushers:  Bob and Cynthia Sousa

Nursery Helper: TBA

Counters:  Gloria Lee and Marilyn Boulier

Fellowship: Nurture Committee


Ellingwood’s Wood Corner:

September 23-Paul Rich

September 30-Linda Mosley


Please pray for the following:

  • People’s Newport                           Ellen Bridge, (the passing of Ellen’s mother)
  • Prospect Harbor                             Scott Nurse
  • Ripley                                                   Stephen Dean/Glenna Dean
  • Stetson Mem., Patten                    David Dyrenforth/Paula Lilley



Office hours are:

Tuesdays from 8 am to 11 am

Wednesdays and Thursdays 8 am to 2 pm


The youth groups will meet Sunday, September 23  from 5-7 pm.


Outreach Committee meets today at 11:30 am in the church library.


Evening prayer service is held each Wednesday at 6:30 pm to 7 pm.


The “Breathing under Water” group meets Wednesday evenings after evening prayer from 7 pm to 8:30 pm in the choir room.


The next bean supper is Saturday, September 29 from 4:30 pm to 6 pm.


Please join us on September 30 for HHUMC’s Charge Conference.  SPRC will meet at 9 am, worship at 10 am including a special building dedication, and the charge conference will begin at 11:30 am.


Please welcome HHUMC’s new voice choir director Kalina Young. The Voice Choir practices are Thursdays at 7 pm. New voice members are most welcome.


Outreach is collecting food throughout the month of September for Hampden’s Neighborhood Food Cupboard. Please help us out.


Hampden Neighborhood Food Cupboard Needs Our Help in September:

Laundry Detergent         Dish Soap            Hot Cereal                          Juice

Cold Cereal                         Coffee                   Pancake Mix                      Canned Soups

Spaghetti Sauce                Pasta                     Powdered Milk                Evaporated Milk

Peanut Butter                   Jellies and Jams                                                Canned Meat

Canned Beans                   Macaroni and Cheese

Health and Beauty Products                      Soap                                      baby wipes

Tooth Paste                       Toilet Paper      Diapers size 4-6 


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