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Free Community Dinner

Special Feature at this months
Free Community Dinner, January 30th
at Harrisburg United Methodist Church 4:30 – 6 p.m.
The Hickory Ridge Ladies Varsity Basketball team will be cooking and serving this months community dinner. Join us to enjoy a spaghetti dinner and encourage & celebrate these amazing young women.
No reservation required, just join us.

New Years Resolution Time

Every January, many of us, even it we don’t like to admit it, make New Year’s resolutions. The standard resolutions are losing weight, getting organized, exercising, eating healthier, and managing finances.  Maybe this year a new possibility could be a spiritual New Year’s resolutions?  Challenging oneself to take a new step in your Christian journey.  How…..by increasing your daily  prayer and devotional time, or joining a bible study, checking out a Sunday school class, or to even take a step out of your comfort zone to work with those in need one on one.

Yes, you can find many opportunities to grow spiritual at HUMC and we welcome you to join us.  But there are opportunities to be in service to this community and to the world all around us.  Spend time in prayer and listen to what God is saying to you.   If you should need guidance, the pastors at HUMC are available to speak with you.

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Vision 2020

It’s the start of a new year and an opportunity get your vision checked and corrected by God so you can see more clearly and live more faithfully in 2020.

Vision 2020  

January 5    Seeing Yourself Clearly

Communion Sunday

January 12   Seeing the Situation Clearly

 January 19   Seeing the World Clearly 

January 26   Seeing God Clearly

 

Special Congregational Events

*Town Hall to review final Building Team proposal

1:30-3:00 in the Sanctuary

*Church Conference to approve 2020 Building Plans

2:00 in the Sanctuary

(All Full Members may vote)

 

 

 

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.”

Christmas Eve Offering

Justice Ministries – A Rescue Mission in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

This year the Missions Team has proposed that all offerings collected will go to fight human trafficking through a local non-profit, in the middle of the fight, team of courageous Christians willing to take a stand against one of the most horrifying forms of modern day slavery. Jesus calls us to shine a light in the darkness and by supporting the folks at Justice Ministries we can add to that light and be a apart of some wonderful work being done in our own community. Their  mission statement is “Justice Ministries is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to combating sex trafficking and sexual exploitation of women, with a focus on rescue and housing. Our goal is to locate victims of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation, help them get out of their situation and into a safe place, facilitate an environment conducive to healing, and assist them in their transition to independence.” They rescue trapped victims, find protected housing for them and their families, and seek and provide care for recovery. Please prayerfully consider supporting Justice Ministries, Christmas eve through your Christma offering. You can learn more at www.justiceministries.org.

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