Painting Hampden Elementary Middle School This Week
There is a volunteer opportunity to help serve Hampden Elementary Middle School this week and weekend (August 17th, 19th & 20th). They need volunteers to sign up here to help paint 12 rooms. More information can be found here.
On Saturday August 27th, at 1pm, a memorial service will be held at the church facility for a couple of Hampden neighbors. We would welcome two volunteers to assist the family in bringing their flowers and decorations from the curbside into the sanctuary and setting up (likely arriving at noon). If the two volunteers are able to stay to serve as ushers that would be perfect. If not, we would also welcome two volunteers to do so starting at 12:45pm. The service should be from 1pm to 2pm at the latest. There will be no food etc, as the graveside will be in Aberdeen. Please contact Pastor Ben if you are interested in volunteering.
Helping Families New to Baltimore
After consideration from our elders and leaders, we have decided to partner with an organization of churches to support Afghan families who are newly arrived in Baltimore. In addition to making a financial contribution, our church would also like to help assist these families in additional ways. If you are interested in donating furniture please contact Aaron Mayhew at firstname.lastname@example.org or (443) 848-3417.
Life Group Tonight on Zoom
This week, Life Group will be held Wednesday night on Zoom at 7pm. Please use this link and info to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/
Meeting ID: 810 2643 0422 Passcode: Wed4L1f3G
Sunday Church Service
This coming Sunday, August 21, 2022, at 9am, we will take communion together! If you missed last week’s message, you can watch it here on CHC’s Facebook page. City Kids Class will meet this Sunday! Please use this link to sign up your children for class.
- August 17th, 7pm Life Group on Zoom
- August 19th, 7pm CHC Youth Night
- August 21st, 9am In-Person Church Service and Livestream
- August 25th, 7pm In-Person Life Group
- August 28th, 9am In-Person Church Service and Livestream
Good to Know
Food Pantry and Church Welcome Area
Hampden UMC is the host site for a food pantry effort between several area churches. For a variety of reasons, they will no longer be taking in food from one source that required the locked doors and extra reporting. This will make it possible to open up more of a “welcome area” in that space. To supplement the previous food source they would welcome the donation of dry goods and nonperishable food such as pasta, rice, and canned foods. Such items can be brought in on a Sunday. After our service, please be careful to place the items on a table in that area in a way that’s easy for organization.
Daily Bible Reading
Every day this year, Pastor Ben is sharing a daily suggested reading of a few verses from a Psalm or Proverb. The Psalms are a collection of songs exalting God. It serves as a book of prayer and praise. The Psalms help us in our relationship with God. The Proverbs help us in our relationship with this world, in our daily life. The daily readings can be found here or received as a daily email. Click here to subscribe to receive the daily posts via email.
When we consider the actions of God, things we have observed, Psalm 98 suggests that we should sing out our new song of praise to God. Consider what God has done, list it, describe it, and joyfully express your response to it! We should frequently give time and energy to praise God, thoughtfully. Consider. Why is God praiseworthy? Why am I thankful to God? Now, let us sing a brand new song of worship to God.
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