Family Christmas Party
Activities are directed to children ages 3 – 5th Grade
Join us for a Christmas Party
December 10th 3 – 5 p.m.
There’ll be a candy cane and gift wrapping game, a few craft and of course some Christmas treats.
All are invited to join the fun and reclaim the Christmas message by learning how to see Christ in the Symbols of the Season
December 21st 6:30 p.m.
“long dark night of the soul” ……….. “the winter of our discontent”
For many, the approaching holiday season can be a painful time of year. The constant refrains on radio and tv, in Shopping malls and greeting cards about the joy and happiness of the season, reminds many people of what they have lost. They may be facing a holiday after the death of a loved one or after a divorce. Perhaps they have been unable to have a child or have suffered through an emotional trauma. Or maybethey simply feel pressured and over whelmed by holiday preparations. Perhaps it’s a past pain and sorrow which brings a flood of memories to darken and dampen the days. Regardless of the reason, this season can be a time in which memories of past experiences and the pain of present experiences can become overwhelming.
Blue Christmas is a service where we can, with others, acknowledge the “blue” feelings we have at Christmas time, the reasons for them, and offer them to God. It is a Safe, Quiet Space for us to grieve, no matter what grief-related event we may be experiencing, without apologizing for the way we feel. It’s also a place to experience the message of hope the season brings.
In this service, we will have some singing appropriate to the season, recognizing that this is not a season of joy for everyone. We will invite you to reflect on the pain, the loneliness, the sadness, anxiety, anger or fear you may feel and offer it to God for healing and transformation. We pray that you will find comfort in knowing that you are not alone and hope in God who knows your pain and loves you unconditionally.
Christmas Eve, December 24th
People of God as we hear again the joyful news of the birth of our Savior and celebrate the faithfulness of God. We offer three services of worship at HUMC on Christmas Eve, each designed to allow you and yours to hear the story and remember the promise.
5:00 pm Worship around the Manger
A service for families with preschool aged children, this 30 minute services invites us into the story of Christmas in word and song that any age will enjoy.
7:00 pm A Service of Candlelight and Communion
This traditional service of worship invites the whole family to hear and celebrate the Christmas Good News. We celebrate communion and sing with the Heavenly Hosts!
11:00 pm Quite Candlelight Communion
All the hubbub is stilled, children are tucked in bed, and the silence of this night descends. This quiet service invites you to ponder the mystery of this holy night as we hear the story and break bread together.
Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser
Sunday, Nov. 12, 12:15
Join us Sunday afternoon for an Italian lunch. Profits to go to Habitat for Humanity. Goal is to raise $2000.
Check out the Habitat Cabarrus website https://www.habitatcabarrus.org/
Interested in working on a Habitat House contact John Lomonaco if you are willing to work on a house that day. Email John firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-455-5053
Annual Trunk or Treat
Sunday, October 29, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm.
S’mores, Hot Dogs, tons of candy and decorated trunks!
Bring your families and friends for a fun halloween time
We’d love you to participate by decorating your trunk, the more trunks the more fun for the Trick or treaters, signing up here letting us know your vehicle will be decorated: Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E084BA9A722A3FC1-44865294-trunk .