| Join Our List
6/2-Sharon Helsher; 6/9-Sharon Honeycutt; 6/16-Renee Weeks; 6/23-Becca Leadbitter; 6/30-John & Suzette Renfro
Sunday Greeters: 6/2-Schoen's; 6/9-Claudette Carroll; 6/16-Virginia Ray; 6/23-Glenda Cooper; 6/30-Wampler's
6/2-Nancy Williams; 6/9-David Cort; 6/16-Bunnie McIntosh; 6/23-Wanda Proffitt; 6/30-Teri Darnall
Youth Dinners: 6/2-Bingham's; 6/9-Sonya Vess & Judy Riddle; 6/16-NO YOUTH; 6/23-The Roy's; 6/30-Sharon Honeycutt
6/2-Nancy Smith & Kim Young; 6/9-Sonya Vess & Judy Riddle; 6/16-Sharon Honeycutt & Lynn Walker; 6/23-Barbara Bradley & Gwen Reynolds; 6/30-The Ashton's
Altar Guild -Janet Hepburn and Mary Nelson
Online Giving is
Higgins is offering online giving through EasyTithe!
Try it now, online or through the mobile app!
Please contact the office or send us an email if you have any questions.
NEW OFFICE HOURS AT HIGGINS
MONDAY - THURSDAY-8:30-4:00
FRIDAY - 8:00 - 12 noon
Ingles Gift Cards!
Purchase Ingles Cards and 5% of the face value goes directly to Missions. It doesn't cost you anything extra! (If you purchase a $100 card, $5 will go directly to Missions and you still have $100 purchasing power). It can be used for anything at Ingles including GAS. See Stewart and Rebecca Leadbitter after Celebration service at the Welcome Desk. Sanctuary service participants please drop by the Welcome Desk before Sunday School. Thank you!
The Susanna Wesley Circle
The Susanna Wesley Circle will meet on Tuesday, June 11th at 9:30 a.m. in the FLC. Shirley Ann McAllister will present the program. Elaine Dellinger and Mary Ann Wampler will be hostess. All ladies are welcome.
Some of the Higgins family may have moved, but they are still in our hearts. Send them well wishes!
101 Chestnut Street
Berea, KY 40404-0001
255 Eagle Rock Lane
Burnsville, NC 28714
458 Cow Branch Road
Green Mountain, NC 28740
37 Summit Street
Burnsville, NC 28714
NCSSM Box #B357
1219 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705
Att: 1st Hill, Room 120
1 Flycatcher Way - Apt 303
Arden, NC 28704
Mike & Mollie Lawrence
8713 SE Riverfront Terrace
Tequesta, FL 33469
Allen & Bevo Peterson
491 Blackberry Drive
Mineral Bluff, GA 30559
870 Oak Meadow Drive
Franklin, TN 37064
Cell: 828 230-1787
Sam & Ethel Nash
3066 Point Clear Drive
Tega Cay, SC 29708
APO, AE 09321-1807
Low-impact Aerobics class on
Monday mornings at 9:00 a.m. for older adults. It is free!!! Contact Teri Darnall at 208-1904 for more info
The Thursday Morning Men's Group meets each Thursday morning at the coffee shop on Main Street from 6:30 am to 7:30 am - All men are invited to come and be part of the group. We always have a great time of
fellowship and Bible study.
Boy Scout Troop 502
The Troop is sponsored by Higgins. They meet each Monday from 6:30 to 8:00 PM in the white Annex Building behind the Family Life Center. Open to all boys 11 and older. Scoutmaster, Brian Schwock.
Feed A Child
Feed-A-Child Yancey County
was started by Robert and Glenda Wyatt about 12 years ago.. It helps feed over 400 students from primary to high school that would not have food to eat over the weekend. The bags are filled every Tuesday or Wednesday and delivered to the schools by Friday and distributed to the students by teachers and guidance counselors. Higgins fills bags the second Tuesday of each month. We have been fortunate to have enough volunteers to fill the bags so far. They are going to continue the program this summer through the churches in the county that have Wednesday night meals. There are ongoing needs for money and certain types of foods as well as volunteering to fill bags. If you have any questions about Feed-A-Child they can be directed to Bill & Nancy Watkins at 828-675-5367.
From Beth Crissman, District Superintendent- I am pleased to inform you that the Rev. John Fowler will again be appointed as Pastor of Higgins Memorial UMC for 2019-2020. We are thankful for this re-appointment and look forward to the coming year.
This month our congregation will begin a new ministry called Celebrate Recovery. This is a Christ - centered recovery ministry designed to help people find freedom from their hurts, hang- ups, and habits. John Baker founded this ministry at Saddleback Church in California, with his pastor Rick Warren. Together they developed eight choices that promise true happiness and transformation. In the excellent book Life's Healing Choices Warren writes: "Do you ever eat or drink more calories that your body needs? Do you ever feel you ought to exercise but don't do it? Do you ever know something is wrong but do it anyway? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, you'll know without a doubt that you are a citizen of the human race." Pastor Rick discovered these eight choices that can transform us by studying the Beatitudes of Jesus from the Sermon on the Mount.
CHOICES THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE
ealize I'm not God. I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable. Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor.
arnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and that He has the power to help me recover.
Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
onsciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ's care and control.
Happy are the meek
penly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.
Happy are the pure in heart
oluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects. Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires
valuate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for the harms I've done to others, except when to do so would harm them or others.
Happy are those who are merciful & Happy are those who work for peace
eserve a daily time with God for self- examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain power to follow His will
ield myself to God to be used to bring Good News to others, both by my example and by my words. Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires
This summer I want to invite you to explore these Healing Choices at Higgins on Wednesday evenings. Pray that God will use this ministry to transform the lives of many in our community with the Hope and Healing Grace of Jesus Christ!
Grace and Peace
VBS July 22-26
Wet, Wild, Wonderful Wednesdays
Field Trips for Kids ages 7-12
June 19 - Crossnore/Banner Elk - Fresco @ Crossnore School, Banner Elk Park, Wildcat Lake.
Meet at church at 10:00 a.m.
June 26 - Black Mountain/Montreat - Fresco at Montreat College, Playground at Montreat, Pool at Lake Tomahawk. Meet at church at 10:00 a.m.
None on July 4th Week
July 10 - Linville Caverns/Mountain Paradise - Caverns, pools & waterslide at Mountain Paradise.
Meet at church at 10:00 a.m.
July 17 - Asheville - Nature Center, Playground, pool.
Meet at church at 9:00 a.m.
None on VBS Week - Come to VBS each evening at 5:30
July 31 - Brevard - Cradle of Forestry - Guided tour - Learning about forest birds.
Meet at church at 9:00 a.m.
August 7 - Greenville, SC - Zoo, Playground, River Park with splash pad.
Meet at church at 9:00 a.m.
Cost and Info:
$20/each Wednesday for 1 child, $10 for second child in the same family, $5 for each additional child in same family. Fee includes, gas, admission costs and lunch
Ages 7-12, unless parents supervise.
Van can carry 12 kids and three adults (including Mrs. Kim). Parents are welcome to accompany us and can drive their own vehicle and kids.
Bring water bottle, towel, sunscreen, change of clothes.
Each pool has a lifeguard. Students must pass swim test to enter deep end of pools.
Summer Mission Opportunities at Higgins
Multi-generational Summer Mission Trip
This summer, we will again head to the eastern part of North Carolina to aid in hurricane relief efforts through UMCOR, the United Methodist disaster relief agency. Our trip this year will be to Wilmington, leaving Sunday, July 14 and returning Saturday, July 20. As last year, this will be an opportunity for building relationships across the generations within our church family, while helping those impacted by hurricane Florence. Pencil in this date on your calendar and be on the lookout for an initial information session to be held in the next few weeks. Contact David Bush 284-9401 or Jake 208-3126.
Reconciliation House Construction
Much needed expansion of Rec House facilitates will begin soon. As we have always done, Higgins will have the opportunity to play a major role by volunteering "hands on" during the construction process. Our goal is to have members pledge 2,000 hours to assist during the course of the project. There will be many ways to help over a period of several months. We have begun a good old fashion pledge drive to line up volunteers and skills for this "local mission" project.
Stay tuned as this project literally comes out of the ground in our backyard, continuing to serve the needs of those around us
- just as Jesus commanded us to do.
The Family Life Committee invites everyone to upcoming summer fellowships on Wednesday evenings.
- POTLUCK (main entree provided)
- COOKOUT AND HOMEMADE ICE CREAM
also some fun activities
- POTLUCK (main entree provided)
More information to come.
|Your prayers are greatly appreciated
You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.
- 2 Corinthians 1:11
- SHUT-IN'S: Faye Skiff, Pete Hensley, Estelle Sheldon, hospice and Jerry Helsher
- Sharon Wiley, fractured foot and back pain
- Adam Banks, heart attack
- Nancy Westall, knee surgery
- Emmy Wells, cancer (cousin of Pat Terrell - 6 years old)
- Tonya Mease, breast cancer
- Brooke Payne, health issues (niece of Marcia Schoen)
- Jackie Laferia, health issues (friend of Barbara Blankenship)
- Jerry Ezzelle, health issues
- Bob Proffitt, home- health issues
- Ada Lee Hipps, health issues
- Bill Riddle, health issues
- Miranda Renfro, health issues
- Doyce McClure, home
- Woody Cunningham, health issues
- Deena Bingham, health issues
- Leslie Wisch, cancer (friends of the Trimble's)
- Marcia Schoen, facial spasms and trigeminal neuralgia
- Jack and Betsy Myers - health issues
- Shelly Headen (daughter of Ron & Lucy Kates) health issues
- William Barnwell, colon cancer (Donna Bank's step-dad)
- Bobby Jack & Shirley McAllister, health issues
- Rhonda McCall, missionary to Ukraine
- The Kohman Family, CRU missionaries
- Your church staff
- Dr. John Fowler and his wife, Liz
- Jonathan Taylor, U.S. Army (grandson of Charles & Nancy Williams)
- J. P. Tabor, U.S. Air Force
- Captain John T. Bennett, U.S. Army
- Michael Bingham, U.S. Marine
- Ellis Jackson, U.S. Navy
- Logan Eckert, U.S. Navy
- FOR OUR NATION/LEADERS
- Our students in college and grad school
- For children in foster care and foster parents
- Pray for those who don't know Jesus.
- Pray for those looking for a job/employment.
- Pray for caregivers: Those caring for the elderly, parents, children, etc.
Prayer on the Square
June 9, 2019- Sunday from 4-5 pm across from the Nu Wray Inn. --If the weather is bad, the prayer time will be held in the Family Life Center at Higgins in the classroom next to the kitchen.
6/01 Larissa Bare 6/14 Hannah Morgan
6/01 JD Helsher 6/15 Jeremy Bare
6/02 Ellis Jackson 6/15 Donna Tabor
6/02 Dennis Smith 6/16 Terri McCurry
6/02 Allyssa Sparks 6/17 R.L. McIntosh
6/02 Marley Tabor 6/18 David McCourry
6/05 Pat Vess 6/22 Stacy Jones
6/06 Randall Garland 6/23 Nancy Westall
6/06 Camilla Tabor 6/24 Ginny Fox
6/08 Joan Bowers 6/25 Jane Faulkner
6/09 Sharon Helsher 6/25 Eric Vess
6/09 Carol Tyner 6/27 Mecheel Stewart
6/10 Scott Cooper 6/27 Ray Strickland
6/10 Jake Honeycutt 6/27 Carter Tabor
6/11 Mary Nelson 6/28 Gwen Reynolds
6/11 Suzette Renfro 6/29 Mei Moss
6/11 Susan Rozmus 6/30 Annette Brock
6/13 Caryl Cullom 6/30 David Higgins
6/13 B Tyner 6/30 Sam Nash
6/01 Brian & Carla Buchanan
6/20 Jamie & Renee Ray
6/03 Paul & Barbara Bradley
6/21 Tom & April Henkel
6/04 Marc & Erika Tyner
6/21 Alton & Sherry Robinson
6/05 Michael & Janet Crooks
6/21 Willie & Renee Weeks
6/05 Monte & Sandi Hogan
6/23 Jim & Becky Ashton
6/06 Claude & Pat Vess
6/23 John & Liz Fowler
6/08 Benson & Jeanne Tyner
6/23 Mitchell & Cassie Robinson
6/09 Charles & Becky Gillespie
6/27 Tom & Karen Trimble
6/10 Garland & Mary Ann Wampler
6/29 Roger & Sharon Honeycutt
6/11 Paul & Millie Randolph
6/30 William & Pat Fender
6/13 Dick & Nancy Soffe
6/30 Phil & Sandy Reynolds
6/19 Brian & Carrie Turner
Kathie Lee Gifford took a trip to Israel and fell in love with the country. In this book she gives an overview of each site she visits and then historical background from the Rabbi. Nice reading before you make the trip. Or a good mental picture if you don't plan to go there!
"YOU KNOW THE BIBLE TALKS ABOUT "IN HIM WE LIVE AND MOVE AND HAVE OUR
BEING". THAT MEANS EVERY NANOSECOND OF OUR LIFE."
Kathie Lee Gifford,
The Rock, the Road and The Rabbi
Do you have times of sleeplessness when the same thoughts swirl round and round in your mind and
you just can't stop them? In this current divisive time we live in I think most of us can say yes. There is
a way to break that cycle.
"Discover inner space by creating gaps in the stream of thinking. Without these gaps, your thinking
becomes repetitive, uninspired, devoid of any creative spark, which is how it is with most people on the
planet. You don't need to be concerned by the duration of these gaps. A few seconds is good enough.
Gradually they will lengthen by themselves. Most importantly is that their length is to bring them in
frequently so that your daily activities and your stream of thinking become interspersed with space.
BE AWARE OF YOUR BREATHING. NOTICE HOW THIS TAKES ATTENTION AWAY FROM
YOUR THINKING AND CREATES SPACE.
Oneness With All Life
In the book "Holy Envy" Ms. Taylor talks about her experience of teaching Religion 101. She and her
students visited various religious holy sanctuaries in Atlanta and talked with the leaders there. She says
she learned more respect for the various religions and a firmer belief in her own religious choice. At the
same time she saw various tenets of each which could enhance our Christianity.
"WE SHOULDN'T COMPARE OUR BEST IN CHRISTIANITY, TO THE WORST OF MUSLIMS.
BUT OUR BEST TO THEIR BEST. IN THIS WAY EACH BECOMES BETTER IN ITS OWN
Barbara Brown Taylor,
THANK YOU, JESUS, FOR HELPING ME SEE THAT THE LIFE YOU GIVE EACH OF US IS
FILLED WITH PURPOSE. HELP ME TO KEEP USING THE GIFTS YOU GIVE.
HEAVENLY FATHER, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL