Holland's Highlights
"The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever." -Isaiah 40:8
Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen
your faith and connect with your
brothers and sisters in Christ.
Our church is still VERY MUCH ALIVE AND ACTIVE!

We are holding an Outdoor Worship experience at 8:30 am from the safety of your vehicle! Click HERE for details.

We are also holding an indoor service in our Sanctuary at 10:30 am, following strict safety guidelines. Click HERE for details.

You can also view a live stream of our 10:30 am service as well as a recording of our indoor Sanctuary worship service, posted around 12:30 pm on our website and Facebook page.

Don't miss Rev. Rich's mini-blog called, Rev. Rich's Rittings (available under the "Resources" tab on the website)!

You are able to share prayer requests throughout the week through the "Contact Us/Prayer Requests" section on our website or by calling the church office.

Giving tithes is still available through our website by clicking the "give" button in the top right corner of our website. It is also collected at both of our worship services or you may mail it to 9433 Ten-Ten Road, Raleigh, NC 27603.

The church office has reopened. If you have any questions you may reach us on the office number (during regular office hours) or by email.

We will continue to check on our more senior members via email and phone and meet needs as they arrive. If you know of someone in need of help (grocery trip, pharmacy run, etc), please call or email us to make us aware!

If you have any further questions, please feel free to call the church office at 919-772-5294 or contact us through the website.
Join us Sundays at 10:30am to worship the Lord inside our Sanctuary together! We will still have our amazing Drive-In service, now at 8:30am (to beat the heat), along with our on-line worship service. All three of our services will have the same message and songs; you will have the option to choose which service you feel most comfortable attending.

For the order of worship, click HERE to print in advance.

If you plan to be in attendance this Sunday, please take a minute to print THIS FORM, fill it out, and bring it with you on Sunday. Having this form pre-filled out when you arrive will make traffic flow quicker through the Narthex. The information collected on this form is for the sole purpose of contacting you if someone in attendance finds themselves COVID positive in the next two weeks.

CHILDREN'S CHURCH IS BACK! Following the Young Disciples Moment, children ages 3 years - 5th grade are welcome to go into the narthex to meet for Children's Church. 

We will not be offering nursery or in-person Sunday School at this time. Some Sunday Schools have been meeting online via Zoom, so check with your Sunday School leader for more information.

We ask that you arrive 15-20 minutes early so that the ushers have time to guide each family unit to their pew.

If you, or someone you have been in contact with, has recently been exposed to COVID-19 or have experienced any of the below symptoms, please attend either our Outdoor Worship experience or our Virtual Worship experience. We appreciate your willingness to help keep everyone safe!
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle Pain
  • Headache
  • Sore Throat
  • Loss of Taste or Smell

The services will still require following recommended social distancing guidelines for the safety of our church family. There will be some restrictions and inconveniences, but we will be praising the Lord and sharing our faith together! Listed below are some of the changes to expect at our 10:30 Sanctuary worship service.

  • Face masks or face coverings will be required. Face masks will be available for those who do not have one.
  • Entry and exit to the sanctuary is ONE-WAY at ALL TIMES.
  • Entry via the narthex
  • Exit through the outside door on the right side of the sanctuary.
  • Entry will only be through the narthex. Ushers will guide congregants for seating; no open seating.
  • Family groups will be allowed to sit together. 6 Foot spacing will be created between family units.
  • Our Sanctuary will only be filled to 50% capacity. Ushers will direct congregants to overflow areas as needed.
  • Ushers will ask each family for their name and best contact information (phone number/email). This information is being collected just in case we come to find out that someone who was present has tested positive for Covid-19. If this happens, we would be able to contact everyone who was present to make them aware (anonymously, of course).
  • Water fountains are not to be used; small water bottles are available if needed.
  • Only the Fellowship Hall restrooms will be open for use and occupancy is limited to the number of stalls.
  • Anyone waiting to use a restroom will need to wait in the Fellowship hall and maintain 6 feet of spacing.
  • Fire doors are closed and are to remain closed. There will be no access to hallways.
  • All ushers will be wearing a mask and gloves.
  • The ushers will open and close doors as needed.
  • Exiting the sanctuary after service will be by pew (one pew at a time) to the outside door to the Fellowship Hall.
  • The Fellowship Hall door will be open to allow for contact-free passage to exit from the Fellowship Hall main doors.
  • Collection baskets will be located to the right and left of the door.
  • A trash can will be located outside the door for the collection of empty water bottles and used communion kits.

We are looking forward to all God has planned for us as we continue to be the church, sharing our faith with each other and the world in these challenging times.

I rejoiced with those who said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD." -Psalm 122:1
Outdoor Worship Service

Join us Sundays at 8:30 am for an exciting outdoor worship service!

Think: Drive-In Movie style, with the speakers being your own car speaker!

In order to beat the heat, the service will take place at 8:30am Sunday, at 9684 1010 Road, about a 1/4 mile east of the church. Look for a large, beige warehouse. You will see signs as you get close to guide you. Please arrive a few minutes early to allow time for parking. There will be outdoor attendants directing cars where to park.

When you arrive, set your radio frequency to 89.5 FM.
If you would like to have a copy of the order of worship, please click HERE to print in advance. For a copy of the lyrics to the music, click HERE.

CHILDREN! Feel free to allow your child(ren) to bring noise makers and to stand up through the sunroof or out the windows during the young disciples message! We want to hear and see those beautiful children!

There will be an opportunity for safe-distance tithing at the service.

For those who are unable to attend, we will still have our virtual worship service available on our website starting at 8 am Sunday.

We are so excited to "see" everyone who is able to come from a safe distance!
Join Us For A Virtual Worship Experience!

You can join us for a virtual weekly sermon and worship experience every Sunday morning on our website. The live stream will start at 10:30 am and a recording will post around 12:30 pm (and available all week), on our website, under the "Sermons" tab.

You will be able to share prayer requests throughout the week through the "Contact Us" section on our website and Katie will be handling all phone calls Monday-Friday.
Higher Ground Worship
Join us for our mid-week worship service this Thursday, September 24, at 6:30 pm being held outdoors at Deb and Lew Love's property (10517 Jordan Road,
Raleigh, NC 27603), weather permitting.

This worship experience features a relaxed atmosphere with music led by our Higher Ground Band.

If you plan to attend, please be sure to bring a lawn chair and bug spray! Masks are optional, as we will do our best to socially distance.

If you would prefer to continue joining Higher Ground virtually, please reach out to Jeremy Absher (jeremy@hollandsumc.org) to receive the Zoom link, if you haven't already. You will be able to watch and hear the music and message from the comfort and safety of your home!

All are invited and encouraged to invite others to join us for a great time of fellowship, music, and message.
Join us for UMYF on Sunday afternoons! Drop off is between 4:20-4:45 (to allow time for temperature checks) and ends at 6:15.

Our Ft Caswell Retreat rescheduled for August 14-16, 2020 has been cancelled. So, we look forward to next year’s retreat already scheduled for April 16-18, 2021! Mark your calendars!

Details about UMYF and all our ministries scheduled for the fall will come to youth and parents by email. If you are not receiving email for our Youth Ministries and would like to, contact Susan at susan@hollandsumc.org. 

Holland's Kids
It is even more important now that we keep God at the center of our hearts, minds, and families. Our children should see that we can always rest our faith in our Lord, and even though they may have a break from "normal" activities, we can't take a break from God.  

Visit our HollandsKids website for resources to use on Sundays or throughout the weeks ahead. There are videos, activity pages and parent guides for all of our children's age groups. We will keep uploading resources as the curriculum becomes available:
Rocky Railway VBS!

Jump on the train and join us for Vacation Bible School! 

Live and recorded video sessions will be available during the month of October. This year it is open for the entire family, so be sure to preregister in order to receive your supply kit.

More information can be found at www.hollandskids.org

by September 20.
Holland's Kids Pen Pal Program

We will be pairing children and their families with senior members of our church to send notes, cards, and drawings. This is a great way to brighten someone's day while getting to know each other. For more information and to register, visit www.hollandskids.org.
Floating Bridal Shower

Join us for a Floating Bridal Shower to honor Blake Murray & Kristen Wright!

Hosted by Holland's UMC Church Friends

When: Sunday, September 27, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 
Where: Holland's UMC Fellowship Hall 

Blake and Kristen are registered at Target and Amazon
Men's Bible Study
The men's Monday morning Bible study is back!

Join us Monday mornings at 7 am for the Men's Bible Study. The men are meeting both in person, in room 108, as well as virtually online, via the live stream link on our website (hollandsumc.org).

All men are invited and welcomed!
Voicemail Issues

Our office phones are working fine...however, we are having ongoing issues with our voicemail system.

If you leave us a voicemail and do not hear back from us within 24 hours, please try to contact us again (via phone, email, or website contact-us request).

Some voicemails are coming through immediately; others are not showing up for a week or more after they are left.

We are not ignoring you and we WANT to hear from you! So, if we don't contact you back, please try again!

With A Servant's Heart

Could you or someone you know use extra help with a task at home? Perhaps due to age or illness. Or is there a need that is not getting met during this time? We are here to help! 

Holland's UMC has a variety of groups that are willing to help with these household projects. Our United Methodist Men and our Youth group are both involved in these ways in our church community. 

Please send us any requests and we will get back to you (Please note sometimes it takes extra time to get a work group organized). 

Please contact: Jeremy Absher- 
or 919 891 6776 (c).
Need Ice?
Ice is always available at the church during office hours.

You may enter from the office entrance by ringing the door bell,
the old or new Fellowship Hall kitchen entrance by calling the office number, giving your name and reason for being here (getting ice) and we can remotely unlock the door for you.

Office Number: 919-772-5294
H.O.P.E. Ministry
Thank you to everyone for your help with H.O.P.E Ministry. It has been a blessing for all. As we all know, H.O.P.E Ministry has been canceled until further notice.

Tom La Motto (representative of H.O.P.E Ministry for Garner UMC) contacted me (Cindi) and said nothing has changed with reopening H.O.P.E Ministry. Tom will be getting in touch with each person that leads H.O.P.E Ministry and have a Zoom meeting to see what the future may hold, so I will keep you updated. Just to let everyone know, the homeless have not been forgotten at all!

If anyone has any questions you can contact me at:
 cwhitaker7@nc.rr.com or 919-616-6420
Garner Area Ministries has opened for donations again. Families in our community will benefit from the food items we donate regularly.  Please prayerfully consider leaving items at the church drop-off bin or dropping them off at the GAM offices on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 9am - 1pm. 

On behalf of Sandra Irving and Carolyn Middleton, thank you so much for taking action to help others in need during this time. It seems so many are suffering from unemployment and uncertainty.  We can be the hands and feet of Christ 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 September:
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Contact: Sandra Irving; 919-977-0295
Join us Sunday mornings at 8:30 for a drive-in worship experience! Please stay in your vehicle so that we can continue worshiping together.

Join us Sunday mornings at 10:30 for a blended worship service in our Sanctuary!

You can also join us Sunday at 10:30 for a live streaming of our sanctuary service, or join us later after 12-noon to watch the recording on our Facebook page or Website for a virtual worship service from home!

Sunday, September 20
8:30 am Drive In Worship Service - 9684 1010 Road
10:30 am Indoor Worship Service - Sanctuary
10:30 am LIVE Stream of Indoor Service - HollandsUMC.org
12:30 pm Recording of Indoor Service - HollandsUMC.org
4:30 pm UMYF - Education Wing
Monday, September 21
7:00 am Men's Bible Study - 108 & Zoom
Tuesday, September 22
10:30 am Staff Meeting - 108
Wednesday, September 23
6:00 pm Glory Bells - New Fellowship Hall
6:00 pm ByGrace Rehearsal - Sanctuary

Thursday, September 24
6:30 pm Higher Ground - 10517 Jordan Road, Raleigh 27603 & Zoom

Sunday, September 27
8:30 am Drive In Worship Service - 9684 1010 Road
10:30 am Indoor Worship Service - Sanctuary
10:30 am LIVE Stream of Indoor Service - HollandsUMC.org
12:30pm Recording of Indoor Service - HollandsUMC.org
4:30 pm UMYF - Education Wing

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]