Church News


Bishop's Regional Gathering on a Way Forward

Harris Hill UMC · Published September 9, 2018

Way Forward

This Fall, Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb is hosting six gatherings around the Conference in preparation for the Special Session of General Conference to talk about Commision on a Way Forward for the United Methodist Church. The regional gatherings will include a presentation of the plan and process of General Conference, a time to remember our mission, and a time for worshiop and prayer. There are two gatherings in or near our district - Sunday, October 14 from 4-6PM at Clarence UMC and Sunday, October 28 from 4-6PM at Wellsville UMC (about 2hrs south of Buffalo). The report will be presented to the 2019 Special Session of General Conference in February 2019


UMC NF District Superintendent Installation

Harris Hill UMC · Published September 9, 2018

Rev. Carlos Rosa-Laguer

Everyone is invited to the installation of the UMC Niagara Frontier's new District Superintendent, Rev. Carlos Rosa-Laguer. Installation worship will be held Sunday, September 16 at Batavia First UMC, 8221 Lewiston Road, Batavia at 4:00PM.


This Week's Scripture Reading

Harris Hill UMC · Published September 9, 2018

Scripture Reading
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In preparation for next week's message, please read Luke 9:23-24 and Luke 14:25-33.


Coffee Service

Harris Hill UMC · Published September 9, 2018

Coffee Hour
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Coffee and tea service is available again starting today. If you can help in this ministry (making coffee, setting up, cleaning up), volunteers are needed. Please see Roberta.


September Mission

Harris Hill UMC · Published September 9, 2018

Monthly Mission

Money collected from the yellow Cheerful Giver Envelopes this month will be used to support UMCOR's response to the natural or human-caused disasters in the United States.


Prayer Vigil

Harris Hill UMC · Published July 22, 2018

Prayer Vigil

Mark your calendar for a Prayer Vigil on Tuesday, August 28th from 6AM to 6PM at Harris Hill UMC. Prayer Warriors are welcome to join in at any time throughout the day. Our focus of prayer will be for God’s church and the building of his kingdom here in Clarence and around the world.


Ushers and Greeters Needed for 2018-2019

Harris Hill UMC · Published July 22, 2018

Ushers and Greeters

Please sign up at the Welcome Center for one month of ushering and/or greeting.


Fall Retreat Information

Harris Hill UMC · Published July 22, 2018

Fall Retreat

Save the dates October 26-27 for a HHUMC Adult Retreat at Asbury Camp & Retreat Center on Silver Lake. Cost for overnight stay and 3 meals is $100. ($7.50 extra for linens or you can bring your own). Contact Erin at hhumc@roadrunner.com to register. Checks can be made out to Harris Hill UMC, write Asbury Retreat on the memo line.


July Missions

Harris Hill UMC · Published July 1, 2018

Monthly Mission

RED BIRD MISSION. Money collected from the yellow Cheerful Giver Envelopes this month will be used in support of the Red Bird Mission. Red Bird Mission provides spiritual, educational, health & community outreach ministries in the Appalachian Mountain region. HHUMC will fill shoeboxes full of useful items for adults & children on Sunday, November 4th.

BOOK COLLECTION PROJECT. Along with other local United Methodist Churches, in the month of July we will be collecting new and gently-used books for preschoolers through high school students. These books will be distributed through the local organization “Teacher’s Desk” who serves 230 schools. This program helps 6000 teachers reduce their out of pocket expenses. For more information visit theteachersdesk.org. Place your books in the tub in the lobby.


July Mission

Harris Hill UMC · Published July 1, 2018

Monthly Mission

Money collected from the yellow Cheerful Giver Envelopes this month will be used in support of the Red Bird Mission. Red Bird Mission provides spiritual, educational, health & community outreach ministries in the Appalachian Mountain region. HHUMC will fill shoeboxes full of useful items for adults & children on Sunday, November 4th.


Connectional Youth Group

Harris Hill UMC · Published June 17, 2018

Connectional Youth Group
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The new youth group from local United Methodist churches will meet on Wednesday, June 20th from 7–8:30pm @ Clarence UMC, 10205 Greiner Rd. for an End of Year Student SHINDIG with bonfire, snacks & games! All 5th–12th graders & friends are welcome!


Thursday Small Group

Harris Hill UMC · Published June 17, 2018

Thursday Small Group
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This summer’s reading assignment is reading the book of Genesis, chapters 1-24 & Psalms 100, 13, 23, 30, 150. The Thursday Small Group connected to the Genesis series continues June 21, 28, July 5th at 10 am or 6:30 pm. Each week stands on its own, you can attend any or all. Pick up a schedule at the Welcome Center.


Get Ready for the Summer Carnival!

Harris Hill UMC · Published June 16, 2018

Summer Carnival

Mark your calendars for July 21st! We need everyone to participate in this community outreach event. This free & fun event brings out 100 plus kids onto the Harris Hill UMC grounds. Save the date/time (11 am -3 pm) & watch for sign-up sheets.


June Missions

Harris Hill UMC · Published June 16, 2018

Monthly Mission

HEARTS FOR THE HOMELESS. Money collected from the yellow Cheerful Giver Envelopes this month will be used in support of Hearts for the Homeless. This mission is a mobile soup kitchen that feeds the poor and chronic homeless on the streets of Buffalo. Characterized by a profound spiritual motivation, this program offers nourishing food, as well as clothing, pertinent information regarding area services, companionship and hope for the future.

CONSIDER THE HOMELESS IN THE SUMMER HEAT. In the month of June we are looking for donations of juice boxes and bottled water to be passed out on the streets of Buffalo by Hearts for the Homeless. Please place your donations on the altar.

GO MINISTRY. We are always collecting items for disaster relief kits. See a full list of needed items on the Go! Page.


Three Mission Outreach Opportunities

Harris Hill UMC · Published April 8, 2018

Community Dinner

Community Dinner

On Thursday, April 19th, HHUMC will be preparing and serving a meal at First UMC in Niagara Falls for their community. We will need helpers to prepare dinner in the HHUMC kitchen from Noon to 3PM and people to serve and clean up after the meal in Niagara Falls from 5-7 pm. To contribute to this ongoing mission please place in the offering plate marked Niagara Falls Dinner. Sign up to help at the Welcome Center.

Eye Opener Breakfast

On Saturday, April 21st our church will be providing breakfast for the Eye-Openers group that meets in our church building every morning. There is a sign-up sheet in the lobby with the items we need for the breakfast. Food items need to be brought to the church on Friday, April 20th or before 7 AM on Saturday, April 21st. Please help us show our support for this group.

Friends of Findley Work Weekends

There will be two Friends of Findley Work Weekends on April 27-28 and May 18-19 in Clymer, NY. The “Camp at Findley” is getting ready for ministry this summer and would appreciate any help. Projects going on will include: landscaping, painting, cleaning, tree trimming, minor building renovations. Sign up online at www.thecampatfindley.com. For more information see Shawn Blakeslee.


April Mission

Harris Hill UMC · Published April 8, 2018

Monthly Mission

Money collected from the yellow Cheerful Giver Envelopes this month will be used for curriculum and supplies needed to teach God’s word to our children.