Easter Egg Hunt
March 24th, 3 – 4:30 p.m
Little ones through the 5th grade
You are cordially invited to join us for a delightful adventure at our annual HUMC Children’s Egg Hunt!Bring your neighbors, friends and family. This cherished tradition promises a joyous day filled with laughter, excitement, and, of course, plenty of hidden treasures waiting to be discovered.
Date: March 24th
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Harrisburg United Methodist
- Egg Hunt Extravaganza: Let the little ones roam free as they search high and low for colorful plastic eggs.
- Games & Prizes: Join in on the fun with interactive games and win exciting prizes!
- Refreshments: Indulge in delicious treats and refreshments to keep energy levels high.
- Drama of the Easter Story
- The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures, bring your camera
This event is open to children 0 through the 5th grade and their families. It’s a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the joys of spring and foster a sense of community spirit. We encourage you to bring your baskets and enthusiasm for an egg-citing day of fun and friendship.
Let’s come together and make memories that will last a lifetime at Children’s Egg Hunt. We look forward to seeing you there!
Delicious Fare for a Worthy Cause:
Picture this: the aroma of golden-battered fish wafting through the air, the sound of sizzling frying pans, and the warmth of camaraderie as friends and neighbors gather around communal tables. Our Good Friday Fish Fry promises all this and more. Whether you’re a seafood enthusiast or simply looking for a delicious meal it’s time to purchase your Fish Fry Tickets.
Join us for a Good Friday Fish Fry unlike any other. Come for the food, the fellowship, or the opportunity to support missions, your presence makes a difference. Together, we can turn a simple meal into a powerful force for good, spreading hope, and love. We look forward to seeing you there!
Date: March 29th, 11 am – 7 pm
Fish plate: fresh fried fish (flounder), tartar sauce, hushpuppies, fries, slaw & drink. – $12 Adults
Hot dog plate: 2 hot dogs, fries, slaw & drink – $8
Childs plate (under 9):fish or hot dog & drink – $6
Purchase Tickets by calling 704-455-2311 or get them at the door
Eat in/Take out/Drive through
All proceeds go toward Missions
Every Advent season is different. As I go back and read different things I have written this time of year, I can see that each season of Advent has had its particular flavor. Some have been super busy. Some have been emotionally difficult, like the first year without my mom. Some have been filled with lots of excitement and energy. The one thing they all have had in common is the joy I rediscover every year when I spend time hanging out at the manger. I intentionally read the birth story and spend time thinking about what that means for me and also where God might be wanting me to grow in my relationship with Him.
It is the task of discovering joy that is so important for me. I can sometimes be a stick in the mud and have a negative attitude about things, like shopping. I really do not like to shop. I really do not like crowds. So, this time of year when you put both together, I can literally turn into the Grinch! I even have Grinch pajamas! Maybe I should wear them shopping and people would move out of my way! The thing is, if I do not look for the joy in the season, I can easily miss the whole purpose of the Christmas celebration! Thus, that is why Advent, the season of preparation and repentance is so very important for me. I must take the time to discover the joy, even in the midst of the cultural Christmas chaos.
Joy can be found all around us, and is especially revealed in the “small things,” but can only be appreciated when we fully stop and recognize it. So far for me it is many of my relationships at church, or when a parishioner matures a little in their own faith. Joy for me is in my time with my reading mentee at the school where I volunteer. It is also in the quiet times at my home with my wife and dogs. It is with my youth and children at the church. It is also when I am walking with a friend who is going through difficult times. It is everywhere when I take the time to realize what is most important in my life.
How about you? Are you looking for joy this season, or simply trying to survive? Can you discover the joy that Christ child intends for us all to experience by taking the time and noticing the real world around you? Maybe this year can be filled with much more joy, if we created the space for it in our crazy lives.
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.
Promotion Sunday Celebration and Backpack Blessing Aug. 6th
Promotion Sunday marks the beginning of a brand new Sunday school year! On August 6th at 10 am, all children and adults are invited to discover the opportunities for both Children and Adults this fall at HUMC! Excitement is the theme for the day. Discovering some new opportunities for children’s and adult Christian Ed. Meet the teachers, ask questions, tour the education wing, enjoy a tasty snack. Promotion Sunday is an important ministry milestone in your faith journey and in the faith journey of the children here at HUMC and the community. Join us Sunday, Aug. 6th 10 a.m.
Bring your Backpack to worship on Aug. 6th at 9am or 11 am for the blessing the backpacks for student and teachers.
School backpacks contain work to be done, work that’s been returned, books to be studied, tools to complete homework. Notebooks, pencils, pens, protractors, compasses, crayons, rules, scissors, glue sticks and other items used for school work will find their way in and out of these backpacks.
Some days, so much stuff will fill these backpacks that the student may find it difficult to walk. Other days, they will be light and nearly empty. But on each and every day, these backpacks represent work required of the students. And, as in every aspect of our life, we bring these before God for blessing at this time.