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We are so glad so many be could join us for our Ground Breaking on May 10th! What a joyous time to celebrate God’s generosity and faithfulness to and through us!
We hope this video will remind you where we’ve been, where we’re going, and how you can continue to be part of making the dream a reality
As always our prayer remains “that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight  to help you to determine what is best, so that in the day of Christ you may be pure and blameless,  having produced the harvest of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ for the glory and praise of God!” – Philippians 1:9-11
Surely God is glorified in the sounds of celebration and the faithfulness of all God’s people!
If you have not made a pledge to the Overflowing Campaign click on this “pledge to new building” link. Of if you are more comfortable, write your pledge and send it to us via mail (P.O. Box 970, Harrisburg, NC 28075)

 

Today’s Devotion: Social Distancing

The Lord is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes.
He is close to those who trust in him.
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In a new world of social distancing, we are all trying to figure out new boundaries for ourselves and communities. Even my dogs are practicing a little social distancing this morning!
The funny thing is that some people are okay with this new way of day to day existence, but others of us are going bonkers! We all need a little of both in our lives. We need community, and we need some separation from one another. The cool thing is that no matter what we may need or feel that we need at the time, we can rest assured that we are never separated from God. He is always there, sometimes nudging us, sometimes waiting for us, but all the time loving us. One of the reasons I am a follower of Christ is simply this fact, that no matter how lonely I feel, when I remember that Jesus is with me and lean into that fact, my loneliness is replaced by a sense of joy and love. My loneliness may not go away totally, but it does become manageable and I am able to move forward. You are loved! You cannot be separated from God’s love!
Romans 8:35-39
35 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? 36 (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”[o]37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[p] neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Peace and Love,
Richard

STEPPING STONES PRESCHOOL – REGISTRATION 2020/21

STEPPING STONES PRESCHOOL – REGISTRATION 2020/21

It’s hard to believe, but it’s registration time again! Registration for church members will be January 28 – 31 from 9 -1.  Beginning February 3, we will open registration to the public and classes will be filled on a first come,  first served basis. Our classes can fill up very quickly so it is very important for you to turn your form in to me by January 31 if you would like priority consideration.

 Below are the classes we plan to offer along with the tuition:

Three year olds:

One M/W/F class – $220/ month

Two T/TH classes – $150/ month

Four year olds:

Three M/W/F classes – $220/ month

One T/TH class – $150/month

One M -F class – $340/ month

The registration fee is $75 for one child and $50 for each additional child in the same family. The registration fee must be paid at the time of registration and will be refunded only if all classes requested are full. 

If you are interested in registering your child for the 2020 – 2021 school year, please pick up a registration form from the Preschool Info table, or stop by the Preschool Office. If you have questions or would like to schedule a tour, contact  Lisa at Lisa.steppingstones@gmail.com  704-455-3544.

Room in the Inn

Room in the Inn

For the past 23 years, Urban Ministry in Charlotte has partnered with colleges and congregations of many faiths to provide shelter and food for homeless people during the winter months, December 1 – March 31. Each site offers a warm, safe place to sleep, serves three meals (dinner, breakfast and bag lunch) and then returns guests the following morning to uptown Charlotte. The program offers us a unique way to become directly involved with individuals who are homeless. The basic goal is to keep homeless people from freezing on cold winter nights. A greater goal is to provide a more personal relationship to homeless people, at least for a night.

HUMC has been working with this mission along side St. Thomas Aquinas, Advent Lutheran and Newell Presbyterian for several years now. This year, Back Creek Presbyterian will also join us. It is a great way to come together as a community to help our neighbors. We join together on Monday nights to provide 14 beds and meals.  Last year, the Charlotte area Room in the Inn program provided a total of 16,407 overnight accomodations to 1,494 different people (many of whom are single parents with children) through the participation of 105 local groups. 

We share the many jobs between our 4 churches to meet the needs each Monday. We need volunteers to help drive, cook meals, make beds, make pillow treats, deliver laundry, and stay the night. Beginning in November we will post the sign up sheet in the narthex on the bulletin board. There are jobs for everyone! If you would like to know more, please come out to one of our information sessions at Advent Lutheran:
If you have any questions, please contact Megan Mcnutt (704-287-6680 or stridingedge@yahoo.com).
We look forward to another great year helping our community.

Quote from a homeless neighbor:

“For moments each night, if I am fortunate, I sleep not as homeless in the street, but with warmth and friendship, thanks to Room In The Inn. Somewhere during the evenings of friendly faces, piping hot showers, videos and jokes, laughs and sharing a smoke break, I was transformed from homeless to someone with a misfortune.  I no longer view the world from ground level, where each may look down on me. I view the world from ground zero, where each may view my launch. I thank you, all who volunteer for this program. You have given me fortitude, I am sure that I am not alone in this.”

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