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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)

 

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.

Christmas Eve Worship

Christmas Eve is a special time for the People of God as we hear again the joyful news of the birth of our Savior and celebrate the faithfulness of God. Harrisburg UMC offer three services of worship 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.  We share the Lord’s Supper together and lift the glowing light of God’s love to the world.

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!

Nursery care is provided for those under 3.

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.

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