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Sunday Mornings, 10:00am In-person at First UMC.
Services are Streamed live on our Facebook and Messages page.

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Beacon of Hope UMC now has an Online Giving option! If you would like to make an offering, a building fund donation, a donation to the pastor's discretionary fund, or a monetary gift to the Faith in Food pantry, you may do so by clicking the button above, or this Online Giving link.

Checking account information or a credit/debit card is required. You will have the opportunity to set up giving at your preferred frequency (one-time gift, weekly, monthly, etc.). You can also set up a personal profile which will enable you to view transaction history and save your payment method information for future gifts.
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Our address is: 360 Water Street, Framingham, MA, 01701

First and Wesley United Methodist Churches have come together and are now Beacon of Hope United Methodist Church of Framingham.
We are in the church building at 360 Water Street, Framingham, Mass. Get Directions.

Save the Date

Monday, February 26
Council at 7 PM

Wednesday, February 28
Soup & Spirit Study @ 5:30 PM

Monday, February 26
Council @ 7 PM

Friday, March 1
Faith in Food from 4 PM - 6 PM

Wednesday, March 6
Soup & Spirit Study @ 5:30PM

Friday, March 16
Faith in Food from 4 PM - 6 PM

Monday, March 18
Trustee/Finance @ 7 PM

Thursday, March 21
Worship @ 7 PM

Monday, March 25
Council @ 7 PM

Recurring Events

Saturday Morning Prayer Time, 7:30 am on Zoom.

Worship Service
10:00 am In-person and live on Facebook and our Messages page.
Sunday School is during the worship service.

Choir Practice
9:15AM - 9:45 AM & 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM.
All Are Invited!

Wednesday Bible Study: on Zoom at 7:00 pm.

Soup and Spirit
We meet on Wednesdays from February 21st - March 27th. A signup sheet for bringing in soup and bread will be available in the narthex. Please sign up, and come join us!
*See info below

Pastor Heather Kattan's Office Hours
Thursdays from 10 am to 1 pm, or by appointment.
To email Pastor Heather use our secure Contact Us form.

lunch and a Movie

This year, we are having a coin drive for Lent.

On the table in the narthex, where the Upper Room is, is a calendar with suggested donations. Such as a coin for every window, a coin for every light switch, a coin for every sweatshirt, etc. (It can be any value of coin: penny, nickel, etc.) Get a container and add your coins for each day. Then you can bring them to church every week.

We will put all the coins together, and donate them to the cause of our choice. And weekly, we'll watch the coin jar fill up! If you have a cause that is near and dear to your heart, please let me know. We will make a ballot for you to vote on which cause you want your money to grace.

Soup and Spirit

Come join us for Soup and Spirit!

Join us in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30 PM on Wednesdays, February 21st - March 27th.

We will share a simple meal of soup and bread at 5:30 PM, then at 6:00 PM, we'll start the spirit part, with a Lenten study. If you cannot make it to the 5:30 PM soup portion, that's okay - you can arrive at about 6:00 PM to join the study. (And you can always eat your soup while we discuss.) This should be a great study, learning more about Christ, the cross, and how they relate to us today.

The sign-up sheet for soup and bread is on the table in the narthex, next to all the other sign-up sheets. It's not too late to join us, Please sign up!

To be able to more fully participate in the discussion, I invite you to look at the following Scriptures:

  • 1 Peter 5:8
  • Galatians 3:23-26
  • John 8:31-36
  • Acts 16:16-29
  • Luke 4:16-21
  • Ephesians 5:8
  • Galatians 5:22-25

These Scripture readings are not required but will enrich the discussion that evening. Hope to see you there!

Ham and Baked Bean Supper

Saturday, March 9, 2024
6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall
On the menu:
Honey Glazed Ham
Baked Beans
Mac & Cheese
Apple Cole Slaw
Corn Bread
Assorted Desserts

Tickets in Advance:
Adults, $15
Children Ages 6-12, $10
Children Ages 2-5, Free with an adult
Family of 4, $46
(2 Adults + 2 Kids 6-12)

Tickets at The Door:
Adults, $16
Children Ages 6-12, $11
Children Ages 2-5, Free with an adult
Family of 4, $50
(2 Adults + 2 Kids 6-12)

Community United Methodist Church
80 Main Street, Wayland, MA
Call for tickets: 508.653.0577

Wednesday Night Bible Study

It's time! The first Wednesday evening study of the new year! Come join us as we study the three letters written by the apostle John. These are known as the 'Love Letters' and are very uplifting. For this coming Wednesday, January 31st, please read: 2 John & 3 John.

Do you want to learn all about the love of God? Join us on Zoom on Wednesday evenings, 7 PM - 8 PM, from January 10th through the 31st. We will go through the three letters that John wrote - the love letters! I promise the discussions will be awesome, and we always walk away thinking new things.

So mark your calendars - January 10th through the 31st. Hope to see you there!

Shaw's reusable bag program

Get ready, your month is starting soon!

Just a reminder that Community Victory Over Hunger Garden will receive $1 from every $3.00 GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Bag sold during June 2023 at:

Shaw's 509 Boston Post Road, Sudbury MA

Get my Tools of the Month

Faith in Food

Faith in Food is a ministry of Beacon of Hope United Methodist Church in Framingham, providing food, toiletries, paper goods, and cleaning supplies to those in need north of Rte. 9. The First United Methodist Church fellowship hall (360 Water Street, Framingham) is open on Fridays from 4:00-6:00 pm.

We are a 501C3 (nonprofit). Monetary donations will be accepted for use in purchasing needed items. Make checks payable to First U.M.C. (note Faith in Food) 360 Water St. Framingham, MA 01701.

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Faith in Food Needs the Following Items
This week's list is:

* Jelly
* Canned fruit
* Rice (1 or 2-pound bags)
* Peanut Butter
* Coffee
* Juices
* Canned Black Beans
* 3 in 1 shampoo/Conditioner/body wash
* Monetary donations(preferred)

Dropoff bins are located outside the Hall door.
They are checked on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Faith in Food is open on the 1st and 3rd Fridays, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, in the Beacon of Hope UMC Fellowship Hall.

Let's Celebrate


2/2, Damien Thomas
2/2, Solomon Sherring
2/7, Ruthlyn Palmer
2/12, Jennie Rundlett
2/16, Arthur McNeil
2/23, Elaine Weber
2/25, Ruth Hibbard


2/8, Rich & Lin Olsen
2/14, George & Laura Wells

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