HUMC Weekly News - February 13, 2020
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.
This Sunday, February 16 (8:30 and 10:30)
"Undercover Bag Lady" by Rev. Paul B. Thompson
Matthew 25:31-40

Hebrews 13:2 says, “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.” 

This Sunday, we will hear from an “angel” about the hospitality of Huntersville UMC and how, without knowing it, our better angels were made known in their interactions with her. Don’t miss this Sunday as we share a pretty remarkable, true story of the ways we become known as God’s people. The text is from Matthew 25:31-40. This is a good Sunday to invite a friend as they will hear a remarkable story!

Paul B. Thompson
Senior Pastor
There are so many exciting things coming up soon at HUMC. Make sure you scroll all the way down!
All Are Welcome
Pizza, Bingo & Prizes!
Friday, February 21, 6:00 PM
Fellowship Hall
Pizza & drinks provided
Bring a friend!
Please click  HERE  to RSVP
We will be accepting donations that will benefit the Ministries of HUMC! 
We need volunteers to make
this a successful event.
Sign up  HERE  to volunteer.
Keep Your Love On
Beginning next Sunday, February 23, Rod Arters will teach a class called, "Keep Your Love On." The class will meet at 9:30 in the Youth Lounge.

Synopsis:
Keeping your love on. It’s a hard thing to do. Sometimes it’s the hardest thing to do. But if you want to build healthy relationships with God and others, learning to keep your love on is non–negotiable. Adults and children alike thrive in healthy relationships where it is safe to love and be loved, to know and be known. Yet for many, relationships are anything but safe, loving, or intimate. They are defined by anxiety, manipulation, control, and conflict. The reason is that most people have never been trained to be powerful enough to keep their love on in the face of mistakes, pain, and fear. 
Keep Your Love On reveals the higher, Jesus–focused standard defined by mature love―love that stays ‘on’ no matter what. Danny Silk’s practical examples and poignant stories will leave you with the power to draw healthy boundaries, communicate in love, and ultimately protect your connections so you can love against all odds. As a result, your relationships will be radically transformed for eternity. When you learn to keep your love on, you become like Jesus.
 
Section One: Communication
(February 23) Chapter 1: Powerful People, Powerful Relationships
(March 1) Chapter 2: Turn your Love on
(March 8) Chapter 3: The Battle between Fear & Love
(March 15) Chapter 4: Building Healthy Relationships
 
Section Two: Connection
(March 22) Chapter 5: Communication: Exchanging the Truth Inside
(March 29) Chapter 6: The Trust Cycle
(April 5) Chapter 7: Communicating in Conflict
 
Section Three: Boundaries
(April 19) Chapter 8: Levels of Intimacy
(April 26) Chapter 9: Guidelines for Setting Limits
(May 3) Chapter 10: Did you learn to love?
 
Purchase the book here:
Ash Wednesday, February 26 The season of Lent begins on Wednesday, February 26. We will offer a pancake supper beginning at 5:30 p.m. until 6:15 p.m. Our Ash Wednesday service will follow at 6:30.
Hand Knit Chunky Blanket Class
Calling all ladies for a hand knit CHUNKY BLANKETS CLASS to benefit Bahama Mission Trip!  

March 5th at 6:30 pm  in fellowship hall. 

Please contact Cindy Simpson at  cds383@aol.com  for info about ordering your yarn by February 20th through Hobby Lobby at a 30 percent discount!  We are asking you pay for your yarn and donate funds to the mission trip for learning this fun craft! 
Softball Season
It is almost spring and that means softball season! We are currently forming our team for the Spring church softball season and everyone age 16+ is welcome to join us. Since we have had some challenges in the past getting enough female players on any given Sunday, we are going to open up the recruiting beyond just church members, so invite your family and friends. Please contact Jeff Sutton at jsuttonnc@icloud.com or at 980-307-9770 if you are interested in playing or have any questions.
Save the Date!
Did you know you can watch our 10:30 service "live" on Facebook on Sunday? Be sure to "Like" our Facebook Page and tell your friends!