If you saw the post over the weekend, you were seeing my first attempt to blog about life here at Hampton United Methodist Church.  The idea came from a brainstorming session at our Epiphany Sunday Celebration.  At first I was resistant, you know, that idea of change!  We are so resistant to the thought of change.  However, this change, to improve, to enhance the communication efforts at HUMC.  How could I resist this change?

As I drove home that day, I had a bit of an epiphany myself.  Ever since I arrived at HUMC, a focus has been to improve my communication skills and those of the world around me.  HUMC is no different than any other church in the neighborhood, would you agree?  No different than any community organization, non-profit or business.  Everyone today is working on communication and finding better ways to tell their stories.

So, here we go…

I am often excited about the mission and ministries of HUMC and want to tell the world about all the work being done as the hands and feet of Jesus, as people growing in their relationship with Jesus and taking their message out into the world.  The mission of HUMC is to make and mature disciples for Jesus Christ.  Here in this blog I will be telling you about the work, celebrations, events, as well as, the day to day life found here at HUMC.

Oh, and if you see something you would like to get involved in, give us a call at 641-456-4238 and ask for Sue.  I would love to visit with you.

Come back and visit Sue’s Blog anytime.  Her latest adventure in her life with Christ Jesus.



Holy Week 2019


“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them

in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.

And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

-Matthew 29:19-20


As HUMC prepares for Easter, it is a time of new beginnings, a new season in the life of HUMC and all those who pass through the doors coming in and going out.

Today, I took some time to reflection, as plans to travel to the Heifer International Farm in August begin to fall into place.  That time will come before I know it.  I sat down today and read the cards I received at the end of the trip to Sager Brown.  This is a practice I picked up somewhere in my travels, at the end of a mission trip, to have each member take time to reflect and share with other members of the team; where they saw God in the person they are writing to.  Yes, like so many things, I hold onto the cards.  They have a way of lifting my spirits and I find encouragement in them to carry on in my personal journey with Jesus.

This Sunday in worship I am excited to announce that 5 students from the Children 1st Program will be sharing a short drama ‘The Feast’ during the Children’s Message.  I am so inspired by them.  They have so much energy and have worked hard, at the same time had fun preparing for this Sunday.  You will want to be there and witness their gift for the church.  My hope is to have more involvement with the children during worship and other aspects of life at HUMC.

I ask you to take time this Easter and reflect back over the past year and your life here at HUMC.  What inspires you?  Where do you see Jesus?  What do you want to do as a Christian, following Jesus on the journey of the upcoming year?

Tell Me Your Story