HUMC Weekly News - December 27, 2018
14005 Stumptown Rd.
Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 875-1156
God calls us to open the door, make room at the table, and
create spaces to foster lasting relationships with Jesus Christ.
Last Sunday, December 23
Fourth Sunday in Advent
Matthew 22:34-40
"Love All"
This Sunday, December 30
Matthew 2:1-12
"The Meaning of the Gifts"
Please Note:
  • The Food Pantry will be closed Monday, December 31 and Tuesday, January 1.
  • The Church Office will be open on Monday, December 31, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • The Church Office will be closed on Tuesday, January 1.
Thank You!
Thanks to the many hands that helped make the church look so beautiful this Advent and Christmas season! We will be taking down the Christmas decorations on Thursday, January 3 and Friday, January 4. If you have some time, please drop by anytime between 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. either or both days. Thanks! ~Ann Kincer
Year End Giving
God’s work is being done faithfully here and as wise stewards of all gifts, prayerfully consider how God is enabling and calling on you to support this work with a year-end gift. This Sunday is the last Sunday in this year’s budget cycle, with $52,454 needed. In December 2017, your gifts of $127,764 allowed us to meet our 2017 budget. May God continue to bless and provide for the vital work being done in the ministry of Huntersville UMC!

All gifts postmarked by December 31, or received in the church office by 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 31, will be counted as 2018 gifts.
Online Giving
We have text-to-give and online giving options. By making it easier to give tithes and offerings, we are expectant that the missions and ministries of our church will continue to grow and thrive.

  • Text-to-give: The process is easy: just text “HUMC” to 77977.
  • Online giving through www.humconline.org: Click on the GIVING tab and follow the simple steps.
  • HUMC APP: Download our App by texting “HUMC APP” to 77977.

The online giving is safe and secure and currently accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover, as well as ACH (bank account) gifts! We also accept gifts of stock. Contact Emily Bumann at emilyb@huntersvilleumc.org for more info.
Children's Ministry
Please note, there will be no regular Children's Sunday School classes this Sunday. Classes will resume on January 6.
On behalf of the Children’s Ministry, we would like thank all the families who participated in the Children’s Christmas Eve Performance: Raegan and Landon Blickley, Kaitlin, Addyson and Jake Arnold, Lucy, Hudson and Veronica Dailey, Joey Stainkamp, Eloise, Xander and Molly Fauth, Wesley, Cameron and Ethan Weeks, Ariel Werner, Amelia and Ian Goff, Tyler Morrell, Caleb and Graham Franklin, and Hadley Sipe.
Our Greeters and Ushers; Natalya Stracener, Ben Friese, Wesley Stainkamp and Jonah Werner. Thank you to the Hunter family, who passed out glow sticks to our congregation. HUMC’s Music Director, Kayren Terpenning. HUMC’s Tech team; Jerry Kita, Chris Kerns, Travis Lanning and Bob Inskeep for organizing our volunteers. Without all of you, this memorable event would not be possible. 

Have a very blessed New Year!
Ms. Dana and Ms. Pam
Created by God Workshop
This is a program resource designed to communicate to fourth, fifth and sixth graders that we are a fantastic creation made by God. The topics of human sexuality, values, and relationships are approached in a frank, honest, and Bible-based manner.

Who: Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Graders & their Parents
When:  Friday, January 4, 2019, 5:00pm-9:00pm 
       Saturday, January 5, 2019, 9:00am-3:00pm             
Where: Huntersville United Methodist Church        
This two - day workshop includes workbooks, handouts, discussions, dinner and lunch. Registration fee is $25 per child. Payment is due prior to event. Checks can be made payable and dropped off to HUMC. Please note: Parents are required to be present. Click  HERE  to register.
For more information on everything happening in Children's Ministry, read the Children's Ministry Weekly Newsletter on our website.
Job Openings
In the New Year HUMC will be looking for individuals to fill the following positions:
Interim Youth Leader - while we evaluate our needs for youth in the long term we will be hiring an Interim Youth Leader to work with the Youth Council and Senior Pastor during the winter and spring.  Click here for Job Description .

Interim Worship Leader - while we evaluate and consider our needs for a full-time Worship Leader we will be looking for one or more individuals interested in providing worship leadership during the winter months. Job Description coming soon.

Worship Tech Lead - in the new year we will be looking for an individual to lead our Worship Tech team. This individual will be responsible for leading our tech team during worship on Sundays, review and make recommendations regarding our technology needs as well as train new tech team members. Job Description coming soon.

Over the next couple of weeks the SPRC will complete job descriptions for the above positions. Anyone who is interested, email resume and cover letter to   Tabithas@huntersvilleumc.org . For more information regarding these positions, contact Jerry Kita, SPRC Chair at  jskita@jskdistributing.com .
HUMC Preschool
Preschool Registration for the 2019/2020 school year begins January 7. Open houses will be held at 10:00 a.m. on January 8, 16, 24 and February 4, 6. No reservation is necessary. Registration forms are due on February 7th. If there are more applicants than available spots, a lottery will be drawn to determine placement or position on the waiting list. Registration fees are $75 for the first child and $50 for subsequent children.
 
Not Here Ministry and Room in the Inn
Not Here Ministry and Room in the Inn are vital ministries of HUMC that serve the homeless. Currently they are in need of donations of new men's underwear and socks.

We have 4 positions that need to be filled for Room in the Inn in January
  • 1/16 - Overnight Host
  • 1/23 - Night Coordinator
  • 1/30 - 2 Overnight Hosts
All positions are vital. If they are not all filled, we will not be able to host that night. Please consider volunteering. Click HERE to sign up.
Coming in January...
DIGGING UP FAMILY ROOTS  

A FREE 6-week course on climbing your family tree will be held on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. from January 8 - February 11, 2019. It will be led by Bill Miller, Genealogist and Family Historian. We will meet at and be hosted by Huntersville United Methodist Church. Sign up by email at  willmill129@gmail.com  or call HUMC Church Office at 704-875-1156.
Women’s Bible Study
Esther: It’s Tough Being a Woman
by Beth Moore

Wednesday mornings bi-weekly
Beginning January 16 th
9:30 am – 11:30 am
HUMC Fellowship Hall
A bible study for women of
ALL ages and ALL stages of life.
To sign up, please send an email to