Hampden Highlands UMC – Fellowship in Small Groups
Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church encourages participation in small groups to further develop our faith and friendships. These are the active small groups currently running at HHUMC:
- Ladies’ Bible Study: The women coming to this group choose a book to read and study together. Meetings are held at the church the second and fourth Sundays of the month from 5:00-7:00 pm. If you’re interested in being part of this group of women learning more about God and each other, feel free to contact the group’s facilitator, Leanne Bishop at 217-0362 or [email protected]
- Prayer Shawl Ministry: This group meets once a month from September to May to make shawls, scarves and pocket patches to give to people in need of prayer. The items are made with love and prayed over as they are made. To be part of this group you don’t need to know how to knit or crochet—they’d love to teach you! You can also participate as a sewer. If you’re interested in working with this group, or donating supplies or money, contact Deanna Philbrick at 862-3993 (home) or 478-3328 (cell).
- Quilters’ Group: This group of ladies is currently working on a specific mission: making quilts for all of Morna Rawcliffe’s grandchildren. Morna, a long time church member, donates money to the church for each quilt made. September to May the quilters meet Mondays at the church from 9:00-12:00 (with a coffee break at 10:30). You do need to know how to sew and be able to bring your own machine to help the quilters, though they are looking for one person to do all the ironing! Contact Kathy Gallupe at 848-4956 for more information.
- Prayer Chain: Our church has an active prayer chain—a group of people working together to pray for the needs of our church family. Once one person on the chain is notified, they spread the word to the other members and the people in need can rest assured that caring people are praying for them. You can call Jennie Seekins at 862-3188 if you’d like to be part of this ministry or to let her know about prayer requests.
- Card Ministry: Receiving a card in the mail helps people feel cared for, and our church has a group of ladies who devote their time and energy to sending notes for both celebrations and concerns in our church family. Our card ministry welcomes donations of cards and postage, which you can drop off in the labeled basket near the ramp in Fellowship Hall. Jay Willey heads up this small group, and she can be reached at 862-2809.
Have an idea for another small group? Feel free to talk with someone on the Nurture Committee to help you get it started!