HUMC Weekly News - February 7, 2019
14005 Stumptown Rd.
Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 875-1156

Sermon Series: We are on a Mission from God!

Last Sunday, February 3
Luke 14:1-14
"Make Room at the Table" ( video )

This Sunday, February 10
Mark 13:1-8
"Creating Spaces"
Looking Ahead
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. Our Ash Wednesday service will begin at 7:00 p.m. with the first sermon in the series, "A God Who Hungers."
Commission on a Way Forward
  • If you missed the "Commission on a Way Forward" information session last Sunday, we will hold another session on Sunday, February 24 at 6:30 p.m.
  • The General Conference will meet February 23-26 to address proposals related to human sexuality and the church’s witness in the face of disagreement over these issues. Please remember to pray each day from 2:30 p.m. - 2:36 p.m. for this Conference.
  • More information and updates can be found on our website: http://humconline.org/spotlight/a-way-forward.html
Church Council Meeting
The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Children's Ministry Notes
  • Club 3:16 will meet this Sunday during the 10:30 Wiggle Worship time in the Youth Lounge.
  • 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.
Safe Sanctuaries Training
Anyone who works with our children and youth is required to go through Safe Sanctuaries Training yearly. A training session is scheduled for Sunday, February 17 at 11:30 p.m. If you are not sure if you are due, or have not gone through training yet, please contact Dana at danab@huntersvilleumc.org.
Praxis (Youth) Highlights
  • We are going ice skating this Friday, February 8. We will meet at Hunter House and Garden (412 Old Statesville Rd.) at 7:00 p.m. Bring about $10 ($6 for skating, $2.25 for s'mores kit - additional funds for more s'mores or other food). Parents, pick up time is 9:00 p.m. at Hunter House and Garden.
  • There will be a regular Praxis meeting this Sunday at 5:00 p.m.

For more information, please see the Praxis Newsletter.
Keenagers
The next meeting is Thursday, February 21 at Noon. We will meet at the church for a potluck lunch. Jack Lindberg from Coventry Planning, Inc. will be our guest speaker.
Mr. Lindberg will be speaking about estate planning and other topics concerning seniors. For more information, and to RSVP, call Carolyn Duke at 704-717-3355.
HUMC Bingo Night
Bingo & Prizes!

Friday, February 22, 6:00 PM
Fellowship Hall

Pizza & drinks provided
Bring a nut-free dessert to share! 

Please click  HERE to RSVP

We will be accepting donations that will benefit HUMC’s Thrive Campaign!
Passionate, Thriving, Loving Community
Last week, two very special events took place at HUMC that show that we are indeed a Passionate, Thriving, Loving Community. We are answering that call to "open the door, make room at the table, and create spaces to foster lasting relationships with Jesus Christ."
Scouting for Food
Thank You! This year’s Scouting for Food drive was a huge success. The Scouts delivered over 38,000 lbs. of food! In addition to the Scouts, we had 98 volunteers (a total of 315 volunteer hours). We had a lot of volunteers from the community. Of the 98 volunteers, about 30 of them were from HUMC. We are very grateful to everyone who came out to help. We are still sorting food. If you would like to help, please email Wanda at wkerns@bellsouth.net
Mecklenburg County Special Olympics Basketball
Last Friday, we hosted the Elementary Basketball Special Olympics. We received this message from their coordinator, Jamey McIntyre:

"I wanted to thank you for allowing us to use the space at Huntersville United Methodist Church for the Elementary Basketball Special Olympics Event! You were very accommodating to us and to all our athletes! This event would not be the same without all of the support we receive from you and the members at HUMC. I hope to work with you again next year!!"

We would like to say a special thank you to all of you in our HUMC family who came to volunteer and be a part of this event. From Emily Bumann:

"I asked Cody what he was thinking and feeling when he saw all the kids during this event and he said, 'now I understand why our mission statement is what it is.'  I value this response from Cody's heart more than I can explain. Let us continue to glorify God with being his hands and feet and HEART in Huntersville!"