HUMC Weekly News - February 28, 2019
14005 Stumptown Rd.
Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 875-1156
Last Sunday, February 24
Matthew 4:12-17 
"Passionate, Thriving, Loving Community" ( video )

This Sunday, March 3
Transfiguration Sunday
Luke 9:28-43
"Buzzkill"

We welcome Walt Edwards back to HUMC this Sunday. He will sing for us at both services. Walt has been singing gospel music regularly since the early 1990’s. He is a member of the Revival Trio who sang for us in November. Interesting note: Walt was a student and a volunteer teacher’s assistant of Wanda Kerns while in middle school. They reconnected after 30 plus years, when he was here in November.
Important Announcements for Sunday
  • This Sunday is Communion Sunday. Servers for 8:30 need to report to the Worship Center by 8:15. Servers for 10:30 need to report to the Worship Center at 10:00.
  • All the adult Sunday school classes will meet in the Fellowship Hall with Pastor Paul and the HUMC Vision Team during the Sunday school hour.
  • The children will have Music and Drum Fun time during Sunday school.
What we know from General Conference
This Sunday morning, March 3 at 9:30 in the Fellowship Hall, we will discuss the results from the recent General Conference of the United Methodist Church in which they dealt with issues of human sexuality. There will be a short presentation of the actions that were taken, and a word from your leadership about what this means for the future of Huntersville United Methodist Church. I know that this subject is difficult, and we will not have adequate time to fully engage it on all levels. However, we think it is important that you hear from your leadership how we plan to proceed. All are invited to attend. Coffee and snacks will be provided.
An Invitation from the Metro District of the WNCC : With the close of the Special Session of General Conference, Bishop Leeland will gather with Metro District for a time of worship and Holy Communion on Sunday, March 10, 2:00 p.m.  at Assurance UMC in Huntersville (9700 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Rd.) 
Children's Ministry Notes
  • We will have Music and Drum Fun time during Sunday School this Sunday.
  • We invite your children to participate in Worship on Sundays. For more information, please see our weekly newsletter or email pam@huntersvilleumc.org.
  • Sign up today! RadKids Weekend Camps are on the calendar for March...check out Children's Ministry newsletter for details.
For more information on everything happening in Children's Ministry, read the Children's Ministry Weekly Newsletter on our website.
Praxis (Youth) Notes
  • We will have our regular meeting this Sunday at 5:00.
  • We are going to Cliffhangers in Mooresville on March 17.
  • DNOW is scheduled for April 5-7.
  • For more information on everything happening in Praxis, read the weekly newsletter.
Announcements
UMW Logos meets Tuesday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Youth Lounge.
Please remember to bring your items for the UMCOR hygiene kits. We will be talking about how we can help our Food Pantry clients with healthy recipes. All ladies of the church are welcome. Please email Wanda Kerns at wkerns@bellsouth.net for more information.

Disciple Class will not meet next Wednesday, March 6 due to Ash Wednesday activities.

Church Work Day Our next work day is Saturday, March 9, 8:00 a.m.—Noon. We have inside and outside jobs that need to be done. Please check the boards in both lobbies for specific needs. Please come and lend your time and talents.
Lenten Series: Behold the Man!
Our Sermon Series for the season of Lent is "Behold the Man." We will explore a God who: hungers; is beaten; is exposed; a God with a mother; a God who thirsts, loves, bleeds, dies, and rises.
The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6. Our Not Here Ministry team will host a pancake supper beginning at 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. A love offering will be accepted.

Our Ash Wednesday service will begin at 7:00 p.m. with the first sermon in the series,
"A God Who Hungers."
Best Wishes, Tommy!
We extend our appreciation to Tommy Stainkamp who has cared for our facility this past year as HUMC's custodian. Tommy's last day is today. You can catch up with him around town as he pursues his passion of performing and entertaining with his band, "Throwback Thursday Party Band." Click HERE to check them out on Facebook!
Passionate, Thriving, Loving Community
Thank You!
Bingo was a huge success with 135 attendees of all ages! The night was full of joy and excitement, especially for those lucky enough to shout “BINGO!" Many thanks for all the delicious desserts & everyone who helped in making it a memorable event for all. Special thanks to Kevin Franklin, Hank Brower, and Tracy Morrell for leading Bingo and prizes, and the children of Club 3:16 for serving over 30 Rocky’s Pizza pies to our guests. We raised over $900 for our Thrive! Campaign.
Thanks again for being part of our church community!