Jan 17: Worship on Zoom at 10am with Hopkins and South Monterey
January 17, 2021
Worship Plan Update
Our Ad Board met on Jan 11 and discussed our safety restrictions on worship and the building being open. After discussion, we decided it is best to base whether or not we are open on how the state is currently responding to COVID risk. We decided that our threshold if we are virtual or online on is if restaurants in Michigan are open for dining-in. At present, the state is hoping to open restaurants Feb 1st. To be sure the restaurants are opening and give time for the word to get out to all our church family, we are planning to be
in person starting Jan 31st. Previous restrictions back in place (distancing, masks, no singing, hand sanitizer, etc).
Now that we have wifi in the sanctuary,
e hope to Zoom the 11am service live from the Hopkins Sanctuary for those who cannot join us in person.
For those interested in Zooming in, the connection information will be the same as it has been.
We will be putting together a Church Newsletter for February/March. We would love your contributions!
Where we mainly need
is in a new space highlighting positive things happening in our community during this trying year. If you have a story of a positive experience within the last year or a testimony to how you have seen God at work, please email it to the church or Mitzi for it to be included in the Newsletter. You can sign it or it can be anonymous.
We will also be including some annual sections, celebrating births, remembering losses, and least excitingly a financial report.
If you have anything else you would like to contribute to the Newsletter, please submit it!
All submissions are due Jan. 15
so we can get everything together for mailing on time. You can submit by email to Mitzi or the church email or drop off a paper copy on Wednesdays or other times by appointment.
We will have Newsletters ready for pick-up at church on Jan. 24th. Any that are not picked up will be mailed after Sunday.
Not to rush out the Christmas season, but we are already looking ahead to plan for the next big church season, Lent! Lent begins with Ash Wednesday which is on Feb 17 this year, which will surely be upon us quicker than we think.
Looking that far ahead, we cannot be sure if we will be virtual or in-person, so we have to be prepared for anything! Keep an eye on this space in the e-news and in the announcements of the bulletin for updates on what that special service will look like this year.
It’s almost time for the annual SOUPer Bowl Challenge between Hopkins UMC, South Monterey UMC, Burnips UMC and Monterey Center UMC!
Our challenge runs from January 3 through Super Bowl Sunday, February 7.
We’re collecting: soup, crackers, chili ingredients (beans, tomato sauce, canned tomatoes, chili spice packets, etc), macaroni and cheese, pasta sauce, pasta and canned pasta
. Bring your items to HUM Hall anytime between now and February 2nd! Get excited for our Souper Bowl!!!
Food Pantry Donation Needs
Thank you so much for your faithful donations!
The needs right now are:
Canned Pasta, Canned Fruit, Tuna, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Ketchup, Mustard, and Toothpaste.
Drop off Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm and 5pm to 7pm. Bring them to church or contact Mitzi or Pastor Linda about a drop off time.
Upcoming Event Dates
Jan 3-Feb 7
- Souper Bowl Collecting!
- Worship on Zoom at 10am
Jan 24 -
Worship on Zoom at 10am
- Worship in-person, SMUMC @9:30am, HUMC @11am (tentatively)
Feb 17 -
Ash Wednesday Service (Details to come)
Worship This Sunday
Morning Worship with Hopkins &
South Monterey UMCs on Zoom
Bulletins attached below or mailed to you
Focus Scripture: John 1:43-51
Download the Bulletin for Sunday below:
The bulletin includes song lyrics along with the usual things
Jan 17, 2021 Bulletin & Announcements
Every week's bulletin is uploaded to the church website. If you ever have trouble finding it, they will always be posted there on Wednesdays.
Upcoming Worship Schedule
Jan 10 - Baptism of our Lord Sunday, Worship on Zoom at 10am
Jan 17 - Worship on Zoom at 10am
Jan 24 - Worship on Zoom at 10am
Jan 31 - Worship in person! SMUMC at 9:30am, HUMC at 11am
restaurants are still opening for inside dining!)
Your Generosity Continues
Worship inside our sanctuaries has stopped for a season. The work of God never stops, and neither do the bills! Please continue generously supporting the work of our congregations by your gifts and offerings. Every dollar makes a difference!
Please mail checks to the addresses below or give online:
South Monterey Hopkins
Carl Collier Mandi Edgell
2547 127th Ave. PO Box 356
Allegan, MI 49010 Hopkins, MI 49328
How to Join Zoom
If you've never used Zoom before and want to participate on your desktop or laptop,
simply click the join link below
, and you will be prompted to download and install a quick software package. The software is safe and helps ensure that your connection is as stable and reliable as possible. You can download and install Zoom at any time before the gathering begins. You should not need to create an account to do so. See the 60-second video above for additional instructions.
Joining Worship on a Smartphone
Download the Zoom mobile apps
click the join link above
after installation has finished. Or, join worship by using the instructions below
Joining Worship from Any Phone
Enter meeting ID
768 555 3158
If asked for a participant ID, just enter
If asked for a password, enter
In the event that you encounter a
try these alternative phone numbers:
1-646-558-8656 or 1-301-715-8592.
The Meeting ID, password, and joining process will be exactly the same.
on Wednesday, January 13 at 6:28PM