Holland's Highlights

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand . - Is aiah 41:10  

Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen
your faith and connect with your
brothers and sisters in Christ.

UMYF Kick-off:  September 8
Pilgrimage:  November 8-10
Ft Caswell:  March 20-22
Confirmation is an opportunity for youth ( grades 6-12 ) to publicly affirm their faith and become full members of Holland's UMC. Confirmation classes cover a variety of topics such as our essential beliefs, our Methodist history, and what it means to follow Christ. Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings this fall, beginning on September 25 from 6:30-8pm . Confirmation is scheduled for Sunday, January 5 at 11am .
If interested, please contact Susan Wright (susan@hollandsumc.org or 919-931-3541)
by September 4.
Safe Sanctuaries Training
"Safe Sanctuaries" is our church’s policy and procedures designed to reduce the risk of abuse and promote general safety for Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Adults when involved in church activities.
There is an upcoming training session on Safe Sanctuaries for volunteers in any ministry that serves children, youth, and vulnerable adults on 
Wednesday, September 11 from 6:30-8.  
The 2-Adult Rule, disciplinary procedures, guidelines for photos and social media, traveling and overnight events, as well as many other important topics will be covered. Please sign up for the session by emailing Susan Wright at  susan@hollandsumc.org .
Holland's UMC Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers are needed to lead our children’s Sunday School classes! Please email heather@hollandsumc.org  
for more information on
how you can help!
The sound booth is looking for additional volunteers to help out during each service. We welcome anyone 8th grade and up! Please contact doug@hollandsumc.org for more details!

Chancel Choir
The Chancel Choir sings during the traditional services at 8:30 and 11 am.
Rehearsals will resume on
Wednesday, August 28, from 7:30-8:30 pm . We would like to invite anyone who loves to sing [aged 14 years and up] to join us!  
ByGrace: Have No Fear
Christmas Worship Event
This is an open invitation to join ByGrace in preparation for their 2019 Christmas worship event, "Have No Fear", being held on December 8, 2019. There will be a worship choir as part of the event and we need singers! Youth, college, young adults, all the way through senior adults are invited and encouraged to join. This is a wonderful opportunity to be involved in a contemporary worship event celebrating the birth of the Christ Child. You do not have to be able to read music. The only qualification is a love of worshiping the Lord through singing. Rehearsals will begin in September and will be on Sunday evenings. Please email Doug Pedigo at doug@hollandsumc.org if you are interested and information about rehearsals will be sent.
WINGS Consignment Sale
Mark your calendars! This is a great time to stock up on (or purge your own) children’s gently used clothes, toys, gear and more!
Important Dates:
Drop Off
Thursday, August 22, 6pm - 8pm
Friday, August 23, 9am - 3pm
Volunteers Shop:
Friday, August 23, 5pm - 10pm
Consignors Shop:
Friday, August 23, 6pm - 10pm
Public Shop:
Friday, August 23, 7pm - 10pm
Saturday, August 24, 8am - 11am
1/2 Price Sale, noon - 3pm

Visit www.WINGSconsignment.com for additional information, registration, & volunteer sign up!
100% of all profit goes to missions!
Higher Ground Worship
 Join us for our mid-week worship service on Thursday, August 22 , at 7:00 pm in the youth room. Pastor Rich Cooper is preaching this week. This worship experience features a relaxed atmosphere with music led by our Higher Ground Band.
All are invited and encouraged to invite others to join us for a great time of fellowship, music, and message.

Lydia's Rummage Sale
Join us on Saturday, August 31st (7am - 12noon) , to shop our rummage sale! Our rummage sale is a good way to de-clutter your home, recycle, and give back to the community by making clothes and home goods available at secondhand prices. You are helping other people, yourself and the environment! Any donated items can be dropped off during set up on Friday, August 30th. You don't have to be a member of Holland's to participate. To rent table space ($10 for a table) or to have questions answered, contact
Linda Anderson 919-662-9575 .
Red Cross Blood Drive
The United Methodist Men are hosting the next Red Cross Blood Drive at Holland's on Monday, August 26 from 2-7pm .
Please make your appointment at  www.redcrossblood.org  and enter sponsor code "Holl" or call 800-red cross.
* Before your donation: Eat plenty of iron-rich foods such as lean red meat, fish, poultry, beans, iron-fortified cereal, fruit, broccoli, spinach, raisins and prunes.
* Day of Donation : Have a light meal; avoid fatty foods such as hamburgers and fries. These can affect the pre-screening of your blood test that may cause you to be unable to donate. Drink extra water and fluids.
--> Bring your photo ID and the names of any medication you are taking. A sample of blood will be taken to measure the number of red blood cells present. The donation process does not take long. Review the criteria to become a donor at www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility
RapidPass allows you to save time at the donation site.  RapidPass can be found at www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and be completed only on the day of donation.
The blood drive coordinator for Holland’s is First Journey Circle .
Hand in Hand
Hand in Hand ministry is beginning our 17th year in partnership with Vance Elementary school! This ministry is an opportunity for you to share God’s blessings with Staff and students!
We serve the school and
community in 3 ways: 
(1) Pray, pray, pray over the school and our commitment to support staff and children!
(2) Read with 1st/2nd grade student(s) for ~30 min/wk.- very flexible.
(3) Be in prayer for a staff member that has requested a prayer partner for the school year. Also send occasional cards/small gifts of encouragement.
If interested, please fill out a volunteer form found on table in Narthex.
For more info call
Joanie Smothers - 919-961-3699
Matthew 19:14
"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs them".
 "The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective".
H.O.P.E. Ministry
We are accepting clothing and monetary donations. Place clothing in the H.O.P.E. bin located in hallway outside of church office. If writing a check, make payable to Holland's and note H.O.P.E. Ministries .
For more information, contact Lee (lwhitaker7@nc.rr.com) or Cindi (cwhitaker7@nc.rr.com) Whitaker.
Ladies Enrichment Day
SAVE THE DATE for the 9th annual
Ladies Enrichment Day
September 7, 2019, 8am-2:00pm
Breakfast and Lunch will be served.  
We are excited to welcome Kellie Kight as our guest speaker, presenting
"Heaven in a Fruit Basket".
Early registration is $20 through August 31 and $25 after August 31. Registration forms are in the narthex OR register and pay through PayPal (link can be found on Holland's website,  www.hollandsumc.org ) For questions, please email h umw.enrichment@gmail.com  
Bible Studies
Now offering four exciting studies on Monday and Wednesday evenings!
-->Francis Chan Gospel of Mark: Join Dr. David Spivey to journey with Francis to Jerusalem and be transformed learning about Jesus' ministry on Monday nights
at 7 beginning September 16
-->Disciple I: Survey the Old and New Testaments and be transformed by studying God's Word with Vicki Hardee on
Monday nights at 7 beginning August 26
-->Disciple II: Survey Genesis, Exodus, Luke and Acts in more depth with Pastor Rich Cooper on Monday nights at 7 beginning August 26 (students for Disciple II should have already completed Disciple I or Covenant Bible Study to participate). 
-->Forgotten God: If you've ever wanted to learn more about the Holy Spirit, join Rev Rich in studying Francis Chan's Forgotten God on Wednesday nights at 6:30
beginning September 18 .
*All student materials are free
thanks to an anonymous donation*
Sign up sheets are located in the narthex. Sign up for a class today!
Samaritan's Pantry is a church-wide ministry to help those in need. Each month, we suggest an item of the month, or you can bring an item you have on hand. A donation basket is located in the hallway near the church office.

Suggested items for August:
Tooth Paste & Bath Soap
Contact: Sandra Irving
Adult ASP Trip
White Plains UMC is scheduling an adult ASP trip this fall and has invited Holland’s UMC to join them!

The trip will be Wednesday Nov. 13 th  – Sunday Nov. 17 th . We will leave on Wednesday, work Thursday thru Saturday, and return on Sunday.
We will be traveling to the Jonesville Va. Center and will be housed there. This center has heating and cooling. Volunteers sleep in rooms with bunk beds, 10-14 people maximum per room. You will need to bring pillows and sleeping bags or linens .
The cost is $195 per person and covers lodging and meals. We will be responsible for travel expenses.
Please contact Jeff Hayes ( jeffhayes@bellsouth.net ) for addition details or to sign up before September 6th!
Sunday, August 18
2:00 pm Latino Worship - Original Sanctuary

Monday, August 19
6:30 pm Centering Prayer - 101
7:00 pm Methodist Men Meeting
7:00 pm Troop 10 Meeting - 215, 217
Tuesday, August 20
9:00 am Morning Glories - 103
10:30 am Staff Meeting - Pastor’s Office
Wednesday, August 21
6:30 pm ByGrace Rehearsal - 130
7:30 pm Prayer Works - 200
Thursday, August 22
4:30 pm Higher Ground Rehearsal - Youth Room
7:00 pm Higher Ground Service - Youth Room
8:00 pm AA & Al-Anon - 216, 217, 220

Sunday, August 25
2:00 pm Latino Worship Service - Original Sanctuary 
We are a caring community that invites and equips people to follow Jesus.
Holland's United Methodist Church
9433 Ten-Ten Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 12:00 noon
[919-772-5294]  [ www.hollandsumc.org ]