Welcome to Hand Memorial UMC! We hope you will find all the information you need here to visit our congregation. We have returned to in person worship at 11 am on Sunday mornings, with safety precautions. Please see the videos posted about these instructions. If you are not able to attend services in person please join us through this website or on Facebook.
We have seasons in the church year that help us tell the story of Jesus’ life from year to year. The day of Pentecost falls in late May or early June each year. This year it was May 31, 2020. It is the day we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit on the Disciples of Jesus and all the faithful folks gathered in Jerusalem. It is often referred to as the birthday of the church. Following the day of Pentecost we have the longest season of the church year that has several names: Sundays after Pentecost, Kingdom tide, and Ordinary Time. This season last from late May all the way until late November. There are several children’s programs that talk about this time as the Great Green Growing Season, because it last through the summer when gardens are growing and returning to a new school year. In church during this time we hear lots of the stories about Jesus teaching in parables, healing and performing miracles and teaching the disciples. Green growing days are a time to learn and grow in our faith as the creation around us is growing green and preparing for harvest.
Our worship services over these next several weeks will also focus on the Great Green Growing Season. We invite you to come and join us as we grow together in our faith.
God’s Grace & Peace,