Sept 12 Rescheduled: 10am at Common Ground
Week of September 12 & 15
Change of plans!
Due to the number of COVID cases that have popped up in Hopkins this week, we will be taking advantage of the continued good weather and be as safe as we can be, and will be returning to worship at
ommon Ground at 10am.
To be clear, we will not be worshiping inside our buildings this week and will be having
service at 10am.
Last Week in Review
with Hopkins UMC
We finished our Lord's Prayer Sermon Series! This last week we discussed "Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil."
See below for the YouTube video of the service and pdf of the sermon! You can also download the bulletin.
Sept 5, 2021 Bulletin & Announcements
Sept 5 Sermon: Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil
All Lord's Prayer Series Sermons
South Monterey & Hopkins UMCs
Sunday: 10am at Common Ground
Wednesday: 6:30pm at HUMC
Scripture: James 3:1-12
Download the Bulletin below:
Sept 12, 2021 Bulletin & Announcements
We will be singing "Instruments of Peace" in worship this week. We aren't as familiar with this one, so if you have a few minutes before worship, give it a listen!
Upcoming Worship Schedule
September 12 -
Common Ground at 10am
Sept 15 - Evening Worship at 6:30pm at Hopkins UMC & Zoom
The Hopkins Ad Board will be meeting on Sept 13 and will make some decisions about how to proceed with worship amid the rising COVID concerns. Keep an eye out for any updates!
September 19 -
South Monterey UMC at 9:30am, Hopkins UMC at 11am
Sept 23 - Evening Worship at 6:30pm at Hopkins UMC & Zoom
September 26 -
South Monterey UMC at 9:30am, Hopkins UMC at 11am
Sept 29 - Evening Worship at 6:30pm at Hopkins UMC & Zoom
Church Communication Update
It has become apparent that we have too many ways to communicate church news. We’re finding that when information goes out, it is easy for some platforms to be forgotten or ignored. That is causing people to miss announcements about events and/or changes in the church schedule.
With that in mind, we are making some changes and we will have a survey at worship for the month of September to make sure everyone is connected. If you don't make it in for worship, email Pastor Kelsey or Mitzi to receive the survey digitally.
You can read about the changes below. If you have any questions or confusions, please contact Pastor Kelsey.
Facebook group chat update
We will no longer use the “Women of the UMC” chat for any official church business. It will still exist, but the church office will not be using it. We will be relying on Flocknote for church announcements and the new options below for the rest.
For those that are looking for ways to be more closely connected to our church family, Pastor Kelsey is facilitating creating small facebook group chats (3-5 people) that will function like an online “small group.” These covenant groups will be a space to better build community and deepen relationships, as all are able to fully share prayer requests and support one another in whatever is going on in life.
New email groups for UMW and Ad Board!
We are creating email groups for UMW and Ad Board communications. These email groups will be a space for church leaders to easily share information and a space for whole group discussion and voting on ministry opportunities.
We are still relying on Flocknote for our normal communication (weekly E-news, text blasts, etc). If you are not part of Flocknote, please join. text HopkinsUMC to 84576 or
We are restarting our phone tree. If you know of someone who cannot rely on email, ask them if they would like to be on the phone tree.
New Worship Service! Wednesday Evening Worship!
A lot of people spend weekends away from home during summer months, so it is the perfect time to add a mid-week worship option.
we are coming together for a more casual worship service in the
Hopkins UMC sanctuary at 6:30pm
. The service will focus around the same scripture, sermon, and prayers as Sunday morning, but will bring in some different music options. We also expect that the service will be a bit shorter than Sunday morning. For those who are unable to worship in person, we will
share this service live over Zoom
Childcare will be provided in the basement of the church.
This is a great option to invite people, outside of our church family, to try out! Let’s spread the word!
Hall Closet/Classroom Clean-Out
On Sept 16th at 9am we will be working on organizing the classroom/closet in HUM Hall. Organizing Bud's Barn went well and we have some free space to work with. We look forward to making our spaces more usable!
It’s time to start thinking about the October/November newsletter. If you have information you’d like included please get it to Mitzi, in writing, between now and September 15th. Be sure to share your Accentuating the Positive messages.
Christian Music Concert at the Allegan County Fair
Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021 at 7:00
Concert line up: Casting Crowns, Crowder, and Phil Wickham
Check the Allegan County Fair website
or call (269) 673-6501for ticket prices.
Being Brave Field Trip!
Ibram X Kendi, famous author of How to Be an Antiracist, will be speaking at Albion College on Sept 20th, 6:30-7:30pm. Kendi will be sharing his perspective on important issues facing our society today, with a focus on how communities like Albion can become a space of belonging. We will carpool there (leave at 3:30pm) and share in dinner before the event. If you would like to go but won’t be able to carpool, please ask Mitzi or Kelsey for details.
Being Brave School Supply Project
The Being Brave group has decided to collect school supplies to distribute to school aged children who need them. The main focus will be for Foster Children. We will make the schools aware that we have them for anyone who might move in. We are asking for donations of backpacks, crayons, pencils, colored pencils, notebooks, folders, pencil boxes, markers, etc. There will be a collection basket at all of the worship services. Thanks for your help.
Mentoring at Hopkins Elementary
Mentoring will be restarting this Fall! Let Alys know if you would like to be a mentor. Mentor orientation meeting Tuesday, Oct 12 at 10am.
Food Pantry Update!
Thank you so much for your faithful donations and prayers for the building project!
The building is completely finished and the pantry is moved in, they have had a successful few weeks serving from their new space.
Seniors meals is back! Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. at noon in HUM Hall.. Suggested donation: $2.75. Join together with our community for food and fellowship. How nice it is to be together in the hall again!
Upcoming Event Dates
Sept 12 -
Delay to Fall Schedule, Worship at Common Ground at 10am
- Meeting Monday (UMW at 5pm, Trustees at 5:30pm, Dinner at 6pm,
Ad Board at 6:30pm)
Sept 16 -
HUM Hall Closet Clean-Out, 9am
Sept 20 -
Being Brave Field Trip to Albion College
- Church Charge Conference on Zoom at 1:45pm
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
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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.
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click the join link above
after installation has finished. Or, join worship by using the instructions below
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