Happenings

CRAFTY FUN-RAISER

Our crafty members got together to create beautiful and inspiring artwork for their homes and for our church home, all while raising money for our building fund.  Here are a few pics from a fun and creative event:

 

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE

We celebrated the Christmas season this past year with ornament making, church decorating, special music, spirit-filled worship, and a Star Wars inspired retelling of the birth of Jesus Christ.  Check out our short video:

 THANK YOU HEBRON COMMUNITY!!!!

We are humbly thankful for the terrific turnout for our 1st Annual Family Fall Fest.  Here are just a few images of the day’s activities.

Pumpkin Painting was a popular activity.
Goats Ahoy! Steve Johnson unloads goats into the petting and feeding pen.
Members of the Harvard Praise Band rocked the casbah.

The event had a threefold purpose.  To share and witness to our love for Christ in our community, to raise funding for the broken roof in our sanctuary, and to just have some FUN!  We hope those who attended would say mission accomplished!

HUMC Donates $560 to Alden Hebron School District #19 as Part of 50/50 Fundraiser to Fix Church Roof

 Hebron United Methodist Church (HUMC) officials presented Alden Hebron School District #19 Principal Tiffany Elswick with a check for $560.  The funds came as a result of a 50/50 fundraiser the church held to raise money for repairing the roof and reinforcing the structure of the primary sanctuary at the church, which was deemed structurally unsound in 2016.

The school district plans to put its portion of the fundraiser towards library resources and materials serving all grade levels at the school.

“It’s our mission as a church to support the community in any way we can,” says Rev. Jim Wilson, HUMC, who presented the check to the school along with church member Steve Johnson. “The education of our children and the resources to do so effectively are the cornerstones that the future of our region will be built on — It’s our great honor to present the school with these funds.”

The primary church sanctuary was built in 1925, but the roof was deemed structurally unsound in 2016. The church has since held its worship services in its fellowship hall, which is actually the original church building that dates back to 1861. The church has contracted with Shales/McNutt of Elgin to perform the work, as well as the architectural firm of Saavedra/Gellhausen of Rockford. The total cost of the project is expected to run $220,000, with work beginning at an undetermined future date based on fundraising.

Walkin’ for Water is a Piece of Cake

During the Lent Sunday all church pot luck Hebron children sponsored a cake walk that raised $70 to help nations in need of water.  A huge thanks to all the bakers!

 

A Palm Tree Grows in Hebron

Palm Sunday worshipers were greeted by a six foot high “palm” tree made up of their hand prints collected over the previous several Sundays.

Thanks to all who gave “a hand” in the construction and we hope the tree becomes a Hebron tradition in future years!

 

Hebron Food Donations Help Local Residents

Mission team co-chairs Debbie Arnold and Wendy Schaid show that when it comes to Olympic food collection efforts Hebron UMC has a “can do” spirit.

In remembrance of the recently concluded Winter Olympics, our Outreach Ministry co-chairs Debbie and Wendy challenged the church to “go for the gold” and contribute at least 200 items to the local food bank over the last several Sundays.  The count is in — 180 non-perishable food items will be a blessing to families in our local community!  By the way did you know there’s a permanent collection bucket for the food pantry in the back of our worship space?  Why not poke around in your pantries this week and keep the cans coming…..