HUMC Weekly News - December 31, 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.
Happy New Year! We look forward to seeing you this Sunday, January 3. This Sunday is Epiphany Sunday. We will also serve Communion at both the 8:30 and 10:30 services. Please be sure to register for the service you wish to attend.

Remember, in order to follow CDC guidelines, we must ask you to RSVP.

There are spaces available for both services. Click HERE to register. If you have trouble registering, please call the church office at 704-875-1156.

If you are attending in person, please remember:
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow for check-in process
  • Practice social distancing
  • Wear your masks at all times while inside the building

Both services will be streamed live on our Facebook page and Website.
A New Year Update from Pastor Paul
Wiggle Worship will be offered during the 10:30 service for children age Kindergarten - 2nd grade. VERY LIMITED SPACE IS AVAILABLE. At this time we can only have up to 8 children in Wiggle Worship. An RSVP is required. Click HERE to register. Thank you.
Our 2021 HUMC Planning & Leadership Training Day is scheduled for Saturday, January 9. This meeting is crucial for Church Leadership Committee members. If you serve on a committee, please plan to attend. You may sign up to attend in person or via Zoom. Please indicate your "Attendee Type" in your registration. Registration is required. Click HERE to register.

We will begin at 8:30 and will end approximately at 12:30. Please eat breakfast before you come and feel free to bring your own coffee. Bottled water will be provided.

Agenda:
1. New Committee Member Orientation Training
2. What will HUMC look like post COVID-19?
3. Committee breakouts for 2021 for calendar planning
Food Pantry Update from Wanda Kerns
The Food Pantry continues to serve those in our community who are dealing with food insecurities. The mobile truck from the warehouse comes each Wednesday morning with non perishable and perishable food items for each family on our list. Our volunteers package "extras" to give to our families from the food we receive each Tuesday from the Second Harvest Food Bank truck that picks up produce, deli items, breads and desserts from our local grocery stores. Our clients also receive a bag with toiletry items, laundry detergent and extra non-perishable food items from our pantry. Continuing to serve without missing a week during this unprecedented time is due largely to a group of dedicated volunteers. I know there are some who were "regular volunteers" who have not been able to come during this time. The Pantry coordinators look forward to the time when we can invite everyone back to service and hopefully add some new volunteers to this amazing group. 

December was a busy month for us. We fed 149 families (493 people). We always appreciate your donation of paper and plastic bags. Food items that we could presently use are: cereal, saltine crackers, and canned tuna or chicken. Non-food items we need are: toothpaste, toilet paper, dish and laundry detergent. We are grateful for your continued support.
For the month of December we mailed 6854 coupons with a face value of $15,255 to our adopted Army base in Germany. We have been sending them coupons each month for the past 4 ½ years. Over that period of time our total is: 458,304 coupons with a face value of $927,255 !!   A reminder that only manufacturer coupons can be sent. They can be used up to 6 months past the date on the coupon itself but we request that they have at least 4 months left when we receive them (to allow for distribution and use). If you have doubts about dates always leave them and we can make that decision. Thank you for supporting this ministry for our troops. ~Wanda Kerns
Prayer Concerns
Sarai & Emmilie Austin, Maggie Harms, Linda Herold, Bob & Bev Inskeep, Leslie Mullaney, Patton Nevels, Nancy & Stan Riggenbach, Greg Rode, Sylvia Sims, Bergen Sipe, Tim & Sandy Taylor, Cody Turton, Linda Vogler

Do you have a prayer concern? Please let us know. Click HERE to send us a prayer request.