Prayer is an essential part of our ministry at FUMC-HP. We believe we are called to live lives of prayer- praying without ceasing.
Every Wednesday from 5:00-5:30pm our Chapel is open for prayer. We invite you to come and join us for prayer. Come as you are, the space is simply open for you to pray however you feel comfortable!
The Fanner Bees Prayer Team is our prayer ministry team. This team covenants to be in prayer over any and all prayer requests submitted both online and in our worship services. You may submit prayer requests (to the right) for the Fanner Bees Prayer Team to pray over.
Want to join the Fanner Bees Team?
If God has called you to a life of personal and intercessory prayer, join the Fanner Bees and see God work. Not only will you be a blessing to those for whom you are praying, you will be blessed as you draw near to our living and loving God in prayer. Contact Linda Mead at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join this team!
Fanner Bees Story
The Fanner Bees began in March of 1996 with six teams. A church member read the following devotional and came up with the name.
“…There are two kinds of bees in the hive: workers and fanners. The fanner bees gather inside the hive, facing the center, and moved their wings rapidly. Like a powerful fan, this draws the stale, impure, bad air out and pulls in fresh clean air. Without each one doing its job, the bee community could not survive.
“I liken the work of these fanner bees to those in the church who are called to a special ministry of prayer. These are the believers whose major work is to stay in touch with the clean, pure air of God’s Holy Spirit. When Jesus said to pray and not lose heart, he was urging the disciples to raise prayer to a personal lifestyle. The community of faith is strengthened as we respond to this call from God.” Submitted by James K. Wagner (Ohio) in the October/November 1997 issue of The Upper Room Devotional Guide.
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” - 1 Thes. 5:16-18