Hello HUMCers!

As I'm starting to get into the rhythm of life here in Hernando, I am thankful to God for all of you wonderful people that I am getting to know. This is great church and I am thankful for the opportunity to serve here.

One of the practices that I started in 2020 when the pandemic started was to write a daily devotional. I did that six days a week for fifteen months. This month, I took a break from writing, but I am ready to begin again. I am planning to begin sending it out again on August 2nd. Each day, there is a scripture reading, a reflection by myself (occasionally by a guest writer), a prayer, a specific prayer focus for the day, and a song (usually a link to Youtube).

Next week, I will have a link posted on our website where you can subscribe to the daily devotional that will arrive via email Monday through Friday usually before 10am. For those that don't do email, I will have paper copies available on Sundays which could be used the following week.

We continue our Worship message series this week "Cooperating With God" with a teaching on fruitfulness. I look forward to seeing you in person or on our livestream. Blessings!

Pastor Eric

Join us for worship!

We encourage you to invite your friends, family, and neighbors to our regular worship service on Sundays at 10am.

Download Letters regarding the Coronavirus from our Online Library.
Download Virtual Worship Meditation from our Online Library.

Worship Schedule, Classes & Opportunities
You are Welcome to Join Us! Be sure to check the monthly & weekly calendars for any schedule changes.

10:00 am, Worship Service
2:00 pm, Korean Worship Service

Wednesdays - We need help with Connections. It's been 4 years since our congregation began preparing and serving lunches every Wednesday at Connections. Set up into 5 teams (one per each week including the occasional 5th week), team leaders have coordinated and provided a much needed lunch to local residents (homeless) approximately 25/wk). Contact church office.

Meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month at 9am.

Wednesday's Men's Breakfast
Join us for coffee or breakfast at 8:30 am at Joe's Restaurant, Inverness, Hwy. 41/44. All men are welcome to come for some fellowship.

Be sure to check the monthly & weekly calendars for any schedule changes.

Children and Youth Ministry
If you have or know of children/youth who might like to participate, please, see Beth Wolfe or contact Church office at 352-726-7245. If you are an adult and are interested in helping out even one Sunday a month also see Beth and she will give you the inside scoop. Most importantly, please, pray for the Children and Youth Ministries. It is vital that we "Train up a child in the way he should go" (Proverbs 22:6a). These kids need us. God needs us to help them.

Bone Builders
Bone Builders meet on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:30am here at Hernando UMC.
This is a volunteer led osteoporosis prevention exercise and education program for men and women. During one-hour classes that meet twice weekly, participants lift light weights to improve their bone and muscle strength while also working to better their balance. Any questions please see Marylou Benedict or contact church office.

Join the Choir - Will resume in the Fall - Contact church office for information and updates
Come and check us out! We are extending an invitation to come and join our Adult Choir. Now is a great time to join us as our snow angels leave for the summer. Everyone is welcome.

July-Aug 5th – box in back of church. Please take a supply list and donate to a needy child in our community. Sponsored by the Pregnancy & Family Life Center.

On August 12th the UMW will go out to lunch at Ruby Tuesday's, at 11:30 am and husbands & partners are invited.

The Outreach/Witness committee
We are asking for donations of 18 OUNCE SMUCKER'S, PUBLIX OR ANY STORE BRAND JELLY JARS for our first time visitor ministry. Please drop off Jelly jars at the back of church or the church office. Thank you.

School Supplies - July 2021 event - contact church office for update
Join us as we collect school supplies to help our HUMC children and Hernando Elementary "Back to School" experience be a positive one! Help by dropping off school supplies at back of church or church office. Monetary donation will also be accepted. Thank you.

Financial Secretary/Stewardship Chair
For a complete accounting, send your request to: or put note on the registration pad. Please pray about your giving. Know that it supports so many good ministries that reach out into our community. Your church needs your gifts of your time, your money and especially your prayers.

Need Help! We are in need of volunteers who are willing and able to help the Counting Team on Sundays. We need people to help with the following: Counting money, checks, imputing and scanning information into computer (we will train). It's not difficult and it's a great opportunity to help the church.

Thank you to those who gave to the food pantry we collected 293 pounds of food and was given to the CUB.

7/25, Manuel & Eve Mateo
7/29, Jim & Alice Shaffer
08/03 Brian & Joan Rush
08/03 Ron & Julia Yeagle
08/14 Garry & Sandy Gantle
08/26 Lois & Alfred Fay
08/31 Robert & Beverly Martin

7/25, Susan Kline
7/28, Linda Hensley
7/31, Julia Yeagle
08/01 Mary Stetkar
08/05 John Fischer
08/05 Alice Shaffer
08/08 Kathryn Calverley
08/08 George Hoagland
08/09 Roxann McCormick
08/10 Joe Duteau
08/12 Janice Owens
08/14 Donald Wither
08/15 Edna Daley
08/19 Joyce Lajeunesse
08/21 Beverly Martin
08/21 John Myers
08/23 Peggy Richardson
08/25 Doris Smith
08/27 Natali Liguori
08/27 Sandra Savage
08/28 Lois Clark
08/29 Paul Hazzard
08/30 Debbie S. Hazlett
08/31 Debbie McCord
08/31 Tommy Tinker