Posts from November 2023

Christmas 2023

Serving Opportunity: Preschool Christmas Programs

HUMC Weekday Preschool Christmas Programs Monday, December 18, & Tuesday, December 19 Volunteer opportunities include greeting families and passing out programs, helping families take photos in front of photo backdrops, and restocking tables of reindeer food and take-home gifts. Claim one or more slots! Sign up for one day or both! Let’s be jolly as we connect with our preschool families and staff! This is a wonderful way to celebrate our partnership with our weekday preschool and support the important…

The Promise of Advent

November 29, 2023A Note from Pastor Jon Dear Friends, Advent is one of my favorite rhythms of the church. I love the decorations, the beautification, the lights, the flowers, the colors, yet I loathe the cold on most days that end in “y.” In this season, it is with great fondness and intention that I reflect upon the LOVE, HOPE, JOY, and PEACE we speak of as we light our Advent candles. The Great Story Year 2: Jesus Last year,…

Back from Renewal Leave

November 22, 2023A Note from Pastor April Dearest Friends, It’s so good to be back with you! In this week of Thanksgiving I’m feeling gratitude for a season to reconnect with many of you and to share some of the amazing ways that God has been at work in our lives during the four months that I’ve been away. In a week when we will likely be reflecting on the people in our lives who matter to us, I wanted…

Advent & More Space

November 15, 2023A Note from Pastor April Dearest Friends, It’s so good to be back with you! In this week before Thanksgiving, my heart is full of gratitude to you, the HUMC congregation, lay leaders, and staff for supporting this sacred time away. There aren’t enough words of thanksgiving for the ways all of you continued to embody the mission of our church, taking significant steps forward to meet the needs of our community and to keep our shared work…
Cram the Cruiser coat drive

Cram the Cruiser Coat Drive

Help Hilliard Police Cram the Cruiser with new winter gear for Hilliard City Schools students! Most needed items: Every donation stays local. Any and all clothing sizes are accepted. Bring to the marked bin in the Sanctuary building entryway or the church office by December 3.

Order Poinsettias & Candles for Christmas Eve

Honor or Remember a Loved One this Christmas & Help Decorate our Worship Spaces Order Deadline:Sunday, November 26 We invite you to purchase a poinsettia or flameless candle for Christmas in memory or honor of a loved one. They will decorate the Sanctuary and Warehouse 839 starting on Sunday, December 17, and remain through Sunday, December 24, after which you may take yours home. Please make your payment and complete the order form below. We also have some paper copies of…

Attending to Things of Importance

November 8, 2023A Note from Pastor Jon Dear Friends, It is with a tad bit of excitement that I’m typing these words to offer you this week. A quick glance at the calendar says it’s officially November. My calendar says that on the 13th of November, Pastor April resumes duties as Lead Pastor at Hilliard United Methodist Church. As you all know I look forward with great anticipation to her return and to no longer carrying the yoke of pastoral…

Why We Chose HUMC

November 1, 2023A Note from the Rev. Melonie Harnish Dear Friends, I have been attending for the last year but most of you do not know me — my name is Melonie Harnish, and I moved to Hilliard in June 2022. I am a retired United Methodist Elder (pastor) in full connection with the West Ohio Conference. I have been retired since July 1, 2021, after serving in West Ohio for 34 years. I have been married to Sam for…