Welcome to Havelock


cross and flame - colorPlease join us on January 30 at 8:45 am for Sunday school and 10:00 am for worship. We will have a special guest speaker, Pastor Ruth Karlsson, who is the executive director of Released and Restored. She will be speaking about how Released and Restored is addressing the issue of prison overcrowding by preparing individuals for their moral, ethical, and productive return to our communities after their release from prison.

Join Us for Worship

cross and flame - color Gather with us to worship our risen Savior each Sunday morning at 10 a.m. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:00 a.m. Learn more about our worship services. Check out our sermon archive. Havelock exterior

We at Havelock United Methodist Church have been proud to serve our northeast Lincoln, Nebraska, neighborhood for 126 years. Much has changed about our community since the first church structure was consecrated in 1890, but our resolve to be the hands and feet of Christ in today’s world has not wavered. We sum up our mission as three important points:

  • Love God
  • Love our neighbors
  • Make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

COVID Statement

With the rise in covid cases and the reinstatement of the mask mandate in Lancaster County, we are wanting to let everyone know what we are doing to keep our congregation safe:

  1. Masks are required to be worn by everyone while in the church building. Please wear your N95 mask if you have one.
  2. Social distancing protocols are in place during service times. We encourage you to sit only with members of your family.
  3. Surfaces are being disinfected frequently.
  4. At this time we are not utilizing door hosts or ushers.
  5. The offering plate is not being passed – it is on a table in the narthex for those who wish to leave an offering. You can give an online offering via our Online Giving link.
  6. We encourage everyone to please stay home if you are not feeling well!

If you are ill, or uncomfortable attending in person, our service can be live streamed at 10:00 am Sundays via our Live Stream webpage and YouTube. You can also listen to the service via phone by calling 402-205-8739.


This week on Meet HUMC we are featuring our pastor, Todd. He has been with HUMC for about 4 years and has been a tremendous asset. Pastor Todd attends HUMC with his wife, Dianne, and at times we are blessed with visits from their adult children and young grandchildren. He earned a bachelor’s of music education degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and a master’s of divinity from Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City. Pastor Todd loves to use music in his sermons and encourages all kinds of music and musical groups in worship.

“I really enjoy serving this church full of friendly willing servants. These people really care about you and they care about their neighbors. Some of the ways they care include a free monthly supper for the whole community, Food Net providing free groceries, and supporting a food pantry. You find kind and friendly people here who will quickly know your name and will be praying for you and yours.” ~ Pastor Todd

Also featured is Dianne Karges who has been attending Havelock United Methodist Church for three and a half years. Dianne is our adult Sunday School teacher and has also helped out with music through the bell choir, occasional solos/duets with her husband Todd and has been a substitute with Ignite Praise band. Her daytime job is a special education teacher at Northeast High School where she currently teaches students with more significant disabilities. Dianne received her bachelor’s degree in music education from Wichita State University and her master’s degree in special education from University of Nebraska Kearney.

Dianne and Todd have three adult sons and one adult daughter. All 4 of their children are married to wonderful spouses and have blessed Todd and Dianne with 4 wonderful grandchildren. All but one of their children live in Nebraska (Josh & Ty are in California). If you want to hear grandchildren stories or see pictures, just ask!!

Dianne really enjoys the people at Havelock. They are fun to talk to, great at volunteering and make you feel special. She rarely hears people complain at church, but instead hears uplifting things about other members. She looks forward to the time when we can get back to playing bells and get together “normally” again!


UMCOR comes alongside those who suffer from natural or human-caused disasters – be it famine, hurricane, war, flood, fire or other events—to alleviate suffering and to be a source of help and hope for those left most vulnerable. We provide relief, response and long-term recovery grants when these events overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on their own. UMCOR also provides technical support and training for partners to address emerging and ongoing issues related to disaster relief, recovery, and long-term health and development.

Great Plains Disaster Response Fund

Please consider giving to the Great Plains Disaster Response Fund. 975/410101. Giving to this fund will allow for quicker response to people who need the help. Donate Here

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