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farm market

Winter Farm Market

First Tuesdaysthrough April4-7pmWarehouse 839 Gym The Hilliard Farm Market is so excited to finally be able to present our first ever Winter Market. This market will be held once a month, November to April, inside in our Warehouse 839 gym space (3691 Main St, next to McDonald’s), with several select vendors you’ve come to know and love from our summer Market.
lectio divina Bible reading lent

Midday Bible Discussion

Meets weekly during Lent:February 14 – March 2712-1pm in personChurch office, room 6Facilitated by Judy Scott & Pastor Jon Osmundson Join Pastor Jon and others to encounter and discuss scripture. Learn a method of praying the scriptures called “lectio divina,” which just means “sacred reading.” It’s about slowing down and reading the same verses several times, listening for God’s word to us today. No experience or preparation necessary! Just come willing to listen and share if you want to. We…
Wednesday community supper carry out in person free hot meal outreach

Community Supper

Free Hot Meal:Dine In orCarry Out 5:30-6:30pmWednesdays(school year)Menu listed below All Welcome! This community outreach meal is prepared by Hilliard UMC folks for our neighbors to share in food and fellowship. Invite your friends to stop by, or take them a meal, whether connected to Hilliard UMC or not! Volunteers always welcome. Cooks start at 3pm, setup team at 4:30pm, serving team at 5:15pm, and cleanup team and dishwashers at 6pm. We also need delivery drivers to drop off meals…
faithkids faith kids children's ministry

Faith Kids

For kids age 4 – 2nd grade Wednesday evenings, school year6:30-7:30pm, with Ms. Lindsay, in person at churchDrop off and pick up: playground or social hall, depending on the weather and the time of year. We follow the Hilliard Schools schedule, so if Hilliard Schools is off, Faith Kids doesn’t meet. Join us in the Social Hall for Wednesday Community Supper beforehand, serving 5:30-6:30pm! God loves us no matter what, and God calls us to love others as we love…
Faith Finders children's ministry weekday evenings

Faith Finders

Faith FindersGrades 3-6 Faith Finders meets Wednesday evenings, school year6:30-7:30pm, with Ms. Nikki, in person at churchMeets in the Warehouse 839 gym or outside in the Warehouse 839 parking lot, depending on the weather and time of year. We follow the Hilliard Schools schedule, so if Hilliard Schools is off, Faith Finders doesn’t meet. Join us in the Social Hall for Wednesday Community Supper beforehand, serving 5:30-6:30pm, a great opportunity to meet other families! This group will focus on community…
Romans 8 Bible study

Romans 8 Bible Study (drop-ins welcome!)

Romans 8 Bible Study Drop-Ins Welcome! 5 Wednesday eveningsFebruary 21 – March 206:30-7:30pmin person at churchroom 306/308Facilitator: Pastor April Join Pastor April for a Bible study diving into Romans Chapter 8 and its invitation to a life guided by the Holy Spirit. This is the chapter that Warehouse 839 is named for, and it speaks to the “No Matter What” love of God. No need for prior Bible experience, and everyone is welcome! We invite contributions in any amount toward…

9am Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary

Join us for 9am Traditional Worship in person, online, or on demand. Hymns, organ prelude, Chancel Choir most weeks, a few more liturgical elements… all the wonderful traditional elements of worship you love. Jody Hepp directs our choir, and Tony Hagood accompanies. Details and livestream links are HERE. Wondering what to expect when you attend in person? Look HERE.
Godly Play Children's Sunday school

Godly Play (Children’s Ministry)

Children age 4 through sixth grade are invited every Sunday to participate in Godly Play with Ms. Lindsay and Ms. Nikki and our amazing team of volunteers! Come wonder with us as we explore the stories of the Bible in child-friendly ways. Come down the long hallway from the Sanctuary and meet at the bottom of the stairs. Look for grownups in green God Loves You No Matter What tee shirts. If you’re new, a Hospitality Team member will cheerfully…

10:30am Family Worship in the Sanctuary

With families with children in mind, the service will be shorter (approximately 45-50 minutes). Music is led by Jody Hepp, Director of Music; Jeff Rone, Director of Contemporary Music; and Tony Hagood, Accompanist. Godly Play for children (year round) and the Youth small group for teens (school year) will meet at this time. Details and livestream links are HERE. Wondering what to expect when you attend in person? Look HERE.
youth group

Youth Small Group

Small group conversation based on the teachings of Jesus. Each week stands alone, so join when you can! WHO: Youth (grades 7-12) WHEN: 10:30am-11:30am every Sunday WHERE: Sanctuary building, room 303 (education wing, upper level) We follow the Hilliard Schools and Youth Group schedule, so no meetings on holiday weekends.
Warehouse 839

11:15am Nontraditional Worship in Warehouse 839

We’ll sing with the Warehouse 839 band, pray, hear scripture and a message, and be together. We’re Livestreaming! Click/tap the image to be directed to our livestream page for this service. You can also watch on Facebook Live. Volunteer to Help Out If you’d like to help out with worship planning, music, sound, media, hospitality, livestream hosting, nursery (which can be a paid gig), or other roles, sign up here and we’ll get you more information.
youth group

Youth Group

Join us for fun, a time of worship, and other cool, meaningful stuff. We’ll start with a light meal / heavy snacks, which parents are invited to sign up to provide. We meet during the school year, and we’ll be outside in the Warehouse 839 parking lot or in the youth room inside the Warehouse 839 building. Staff contact: April Andrick, Director of Youth Ministry.

Centering Prayer Reboot

2nd Mondays6:30-7:30pmSanctuary buildingRoom 305 Ginny Fisher will facilitate a monthly group for Centering Prayer practice. Expect an opening grounding/centering activity, an abbreviated Centering Prayer practice (10-15 minutes), and then some conversation around what you’ve been noticing and experiencing in your practice, what fruits have you seen, what has been going well or not, etc., for 30-40 minutes. She may provide a topic or experience based on previous conversations and questions. If you’re interested in practicing Centering Prayer in community, whether…

Iftar Dinner with Pastor Jon

Come celebrate the end of a day of Ramadan fasting with our Muslim siblings at the Noor Islamic Cultural Center on Wilcox Rd. This is a wonderful dinner event where we can get to know our Muslim neighbors and celebrate with them! Pastor Jon will be taking a group of HUMC folks to broaden our cultural awareness. Space is limited, and registration with Pastor Jon is required (send him an email or give him a call).
self care class

Self Care: Adult Learning Event

Self Care with Melissa Smallwood Wednesday, March 136:30-8pmHybrid: Join on Zoom or in person at churchSanctuary building, room 206/parlor Melissa Smallwood is a mental health counselor and parent coach based in West Virginia who will give a presentation and lead conversation around self-care. We’ll post the Zoom Meeting ID here a day or two before the event. You’re also welcome to come to church and watch the presentation on Zoom with others. We’ll have some discussion afterward. Cost: We invite…

Preschool Open House + Hilliard Food Pantry Fundraiser

You’re Invited to ourPreschool Open House!6-7:30pm Join us for an exciting evening tailored for new families interested in our preschool! Discover our vibrant learning environment, meet our dedicated teachers, and explore our inviting classrooms. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience firsthand what sets our preschool apart! Hilliard UMC members* enjoy a discounted rate at our Preschool! As a valued member of our church community, you qualify for exclusive pricing at our preschool. Contact us today to learn more. (*This includes…
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Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction (Youth Fundraiser)

Come enjoy some pancakes and a full breakfast, hosted by the youth, as they raise funds to help offset the cost of Lakeside Institute Camp this summer! Silent Auction:collecting items until March 1 We need donated items for the auction: we are accepting gift cards, new items, and themed items until March 1 for the auction (please no gently-used items). We also need people who are hungry to come eat and those who like to buy things to bid at…
2nd Second Monday Men's Group Pastor Jon

3rd Monday Men’s Group

Join Pastor Jon for a no-commitment, no-agenda time of just being together in the shared presence of the Holy Spirit to fellowship, to share, to grow in faith, and to unlearn together. Let’s gather and share what life is like for us, and together let’s encourage one another.
Understanding Good Friday

Understanding Good Friday Adult Learning Opportunity

Understanding Good Friday Sunday, March 241:30-3pmat church: Social HallSanctuary buildingwith Pastor April Blaine & Beth Palmer There’s often a lot of confusion about what happens between Palm Sunday and Easter, especially with what happens on the cross: What does Jesus’s crucifixion mean for us today? How does God save us through the cross? What is salvation really all about?  How does the cross lead us to freedom and new life? What exactly does God accomplish through the death of Jesus? Join Pastor April…

Praying with your Eyes

Praying with Your Eyes Wednesday, March 276:30-7:30pmat church: room 305Facilitator: Stephanie Harrell This is an opportunity to set aside an evening during Holy Week and explore a simple prayer practice called “Visio Divina,” where Stephanie will lead you through a series of steps inviting you to encounter the divine through artistic images. (You won’t be asked to create art, just look at art.) NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, just an openness to using a piece of art as a focal point for…
labyrinth prayer walk

Indoor Labyrinth Prayer Walk

Thursday, March 285:30-7pm & 8-9pmWarehouse 839 Gym Before & after 7pm Maundy Thursday worship in the Warehouse 839 worship space We invite you to take a few minutes to yourself during Holy Week to connect with the God who loves you no matter what. A prayer labyrinth is a walking path, often circular in form, used as a walking meditation. A typical labyrinth experience involves preparing yourself at the threshold, following the single path to the center (releasing); spending time…


Christ is Risen!He is risen indeed!

Suicide Awareness & Prevention: Adult Learning Event

Stay tuned for details! Presented by Jess Fannin of the Franklin County Suicide Prevention Coalition, join us for a hybrid event: Zoom presentation plus discussion in person or on Zoom.