Ready to cook up some fun? Register today yo be part of the Food Truck Party. Children ages preK – 4th grade to get on a roll with God as a parade of Food Trucks rolls into their neighborhood for the summer’s biggest party!
This VBS invites children to pray as Jesus teaches us in Matthew 6:11; “Give us this day our daily bread.” These words serve as a reminder that everything we have comes from God — and that it’s by turning to God in prayer that all of our daily needs are met.
At the center of the Food Truck Party is a special food truck called “On a Roll.” Here, Kids (or “Chefs”) will learn from the food truck’s Top Chef, along with DJ Cupcake (an adorable cupcake puppet), about the Daily Specials (Daily Learnings), which are lines from the well-loved prayer that teaches us to turn to God to meet our needs.
We live in a culture bent on definitions of a good life as continuous upward mobility–climbing ladders of prosperity with increasingly fabulous experiences that we can post to ever-more-likable social media accounts. We may comb the shelves of the self-help section in search of just the right formula to gain success. Perhaps we even gravitate towards spiritual leaders who promise great rewards if we only do “the right thing.” But life happens, right? Most times we are not moving upward but trying to repair the rung we’ve just slipped from. So what if we stopped climbing and started fertilizing, watering, and blooming right where we find ourselves? Welcome to a Lent of affirming a faith in which we are blessed, regardless, and where we can lean into embracing our “good enough” lives. Our Lenten Journey begins with Ash Wednesday Worship on March 2nd at 7:00pm in person and online.
On Sunday, we reflected together on Luke 13:1-9. Pastor Toni Ruth reminded us that sometimes in our lives bad things happen that have no connection to personal sin or righteousness, they are just bad things that happen. In our desire to understand why such things happen we can miss an important teaching from Jesus who invites us to keep our eyes not on others, but on what is happening in our lives right now and how can and will use even the hard things in our lives to draw us closer to His love. We can miss the call to repent- turn around – and find God’s grace waiting for us.
This Lent, what is going on in your life that is hard or that you’d prefer to not think about? What sin or behavior patterns are you stuck in that are keeping you from understanding God’s love for you? What “fertilizer” has come your way that God can use to tend the soil of your life with the medicine of tears, repentance, and struggle that leads to life?
Remember this poem that Pastor Toni Ruth shared and ask God to help you see your need for him in this season of your life.
Don’t surrender your loneliness
Let it cut more deep.
Let it ferment and season you
as few human
Or even divine ingredients can.
Something missing in my heart tonight
Has made my eyes so soft,
My need of God
On Sunday Pastor Toni Ruth invited us to reflect on Jesus lament over Jerusalem in Luke 13. “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it. How often I have longed to gather you as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, but you were not willing.” When we feel out of control or as though danger approaches, we can run around like chickens with their heads cut off, trying to get our needs met, trying to avoid pain or conflict, trying to ensure that the worst wont’ happen to us. The illusion of control is so helpful, but sometimes life hands us situations where we are deeply aware of all the things that we cannot control. In such moments we have a choice. We can run around frantic and aimless or we can allow God to gather us in, hold us close, anchor us through the storm. What keeps you from being willing to be gathered? What would it look like for you to stop your hustle, your frantic grasping for control, your agenda for your life and find that God is enough for you today? Find a moment today to be still, breath deep, and listen for God’s call for you to come and find your center amid the chaos under the shadow of his wings. Read Psalm 27 and offer your prayer to God for where you most need to be gathered to God’s love. Sunday Sermon – March 6th First Sunday of Lent
March 13th, 10 a.m , in the church Fellowship Hall
We invite you to A Taste of Harrisburg. If you’ve worshiped with us and want to learn more about HUMC, then join us to get a taste of what we’re all about. Connect with members of our church family and discover how you can grow in your faith and serve. Enjoy delicious homemade pastries and fellowship with us. We look forward to seeing you there. Kindly RSVP to Vanessa Turner (email@example.com) by March 6th. Date: March 13 Where: Fellowship Hall Time: 10:00 am
Thank you for your interest in Stepping Stones Preschool! We are honored that you have chosen our school as the first step in your child’s formal education. Below is information about registering your child for the 2022-2023 school year. If you have any questions, please call Lisa Wallace at 704-455-3544 or 704-701-5029.
Registration for the 2022 – 2023 school year:
Class assignments will be made using a lottery system. The lottery will take place on February 11, 2022.
Tuition for the 2022 – 2023 school year is as follows:
T/TH – $155/month
MWF – $235/month
M – F$360/month
Please use the link below to fill out the application in Brightwheel. Once the form is submitted, you will receive an invoice for the Registration fee. The fee must be paid for your application to be considered. The Registration fee is $90 for the first child and $60 for each additional child in the same family.
Applications submitted by February 11, 2022 at 2:00 pm will be processed with priority given to church members, current students, and siblings. Applications received after February 11, 2022 will be processed on a first-come, first served basis.
Confirmation emails will be sent by Friday, February 25, 2022.
If we do not have a space available, the Registration Fee will be refunded. Otherwise, it is non-refundable.
We missed Room in the Inn last year, but it is back – with a few changes. We hope you will participate.
Per Roof Above’s guidelines, all neighbors participating in RITI who are 12 & up will have to show proof of vaccination to be assigned to a church. volunteers in the presence of our RITI neighbors must also be fully vaccinated. It’s how we love our neighbors in return of them being vaccinated.
We will be using a Sign Up Genius, ((click here to sign up), for all volunteers this year, look for the positions marked [ALL]. Please understand that if we reach a week and we can’t fill all thevolunteer positions, we will inform Roof Above we won’t be able to continue to offer RITI at Advent on Monday nights for the rest of the 2021-22 season. If you need help signing up, please contact Megan at 704-287-6680.
We will need volunteers each Monday night for: Set up, Help in the kitchen to serve and clean up, Transportation Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning, Provide Dinner, Hot To Go Breakfast& Bag Lunches, Pillow Treats, Underwear & T-shirt Distribution, Sleepover, Transportation of Laundry, Washing Blue Blankets, & morning clean up.
We will host 10 neighbors each week and as we have in years past we will welcome anyone assigned to us; men, women & children.
We will limit the number of people in the building so only those who sign up will be who we expect to be there.
We will have all volunteers sign in as you enter the gym, for contact tracing purposes.
We will not sit at the tables and join our neighbors for dinner and conversation. While everyone is eating and masks are off Roof Above suggests we not have social time, but after dinner when masks are back on — yes.
We will not offer a prayer service but will continue to put out prayer requests at the table.
Our church is also responsible for a women’s underwear drive. Underwear of all sizes is appreciated. Please put any donated underwear in the drawers in the room behind the sanctuary.
Thanks for your continued support of this mission.