The Annual Chicken BBQ

Chicken BBQ    June 23, 2018   4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Since 1962, Hardy Church has had a Chicken Barbeque to support the ministries at Hardy. The meal starts with one half chicken, using a basting sauce recipe that was received from Michigan State University in 1957. We also serve two sides, rolls, beverages, and a slice of home-made pie. Tickets are $10 for adults / $5 for children 12 and under. Dine-in or take-out. Call 517-546-1122 to order tickets, after May 1st. 

2018 Vacation Bible School

July 30-August 3, 2018   5:15-8pm

Every summer, we take a week of evenings to have a Vacation Bible School for children (through 5th grade). It includes dinner, music, crafts, outdoor exercise, and a Bible lesson. VBS is a true labor of love and loads of fun. Our theme this year is Rolling River Rampage: Experience the Ride of a Lifetime with God! There is no fee for our VBS – it is our gift to the children of the community. Call the church office at 517-546-1122 for more information.

EMERGE: to new life in Christ

Just as Jesus emerged from the tomb of death to life, and plants emerge from a seed planted in the soil to life, we can emerge from the darkness of living without God to eternal life with God. Come find out about how God can help you emerge to a new and better way of living.  Sundays @10 a.m.

April 1  “From tomb to new life”John 20:1-18
April 8 “Leaving comfortable places” Luke 1:26-38
April 15 “Into the light” Genesis 17:1-7, 15-22 
April 22 “Waking up” John 11:1-44
April 29 “Claiming new possibilities” Luke 1:5-25, 57-66
May 6 “Leaving behind what we don’t need” Exodus 16
May 13 “Daring new heights” Mark 2:1-5 
May 20 “The places we will go” Acts 2:1-4 & 10:34-36

Welcome to Hardy UMC’s website…

IMG_0073Hello! I’m glad you found our website. Perhaps it means you are looking for a church in which to grow in your relationship with God, or to do servant ministry that makes a difference in the lives of people in the community, or to make some new friends, who will be there for you. These are the things we excel in. Hardy Church has staying power; we’ve been here for more than 140 years. Our annual summer chicken dinner and December Live Nativity events are both celebrating over 50 consecutive years of ministry. But we are not satisfied to keep doing only the same things we’ve done before. We respond to current needs with fresh, new activities for our children and youth, new small group adult Bible studies, and men’s and women’s groups that have been recharged over the last  year. Even our website is new. I encourage you to come worship with us on a Sunday morning or come for one of our weekday activities. We’ll be looking for you!

+++ Pastor John Schneider    

Open hearts, open minds, open doors

 

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This is a United Methodist slogan signifying our openness to loving God and neighbor, our willingness to consider many ways of being a Christian and our invitation for anyone and everyone to come fellowship with us. But, I was thinking about that last one, open doors. I think it also means that we open our doors to go out into our community to help people who are in need. There is another slogan that comes from our Rethink Church website: Church can happen anywhere.

          Click on the video below to see what  Church can happen anywhere means!

Opening doors to go out where church can happen anywhere 
is part of who we are at Hardy United!