Harrisburg United Methodist Church is in partnership with Rocky River Elementary School. Help us start off the new school year, by showering Rocky River Elementary with an abundance of School Supplies.
All school supplies are welcome, but here are a few suggestions: 24 pack of Crayola crayons, 10 count colored pencils, Marble composition notebooks, yellow #2 pencils, glue sticks, eraser caps, tissues, Clorox wipes.
You may also go to the Rocky River Elementary Website for a complete list of supplies by grade.
Goody Bags for RRE Teachers
To welcome back the teachers, we are preparing goodie bags with: $5 gift cards (Dollar Tree, Starbucks, Target, Walmart) Small bags of chips, Gum, Mints, Candy.
Bring your donations to the church office during the week or bring on Sunday Morning.
January 23th Guest Speaker – Corey Gaston
Sermon 9 a.m
Sermon 11 a.m.
Corey Gaston, author of Proximity: A Practical Devo to Bridge Chasms of Culture Between Communities of Faith and native of Harrisburg NC, is the Director of Discipleship at Christ Central Church in Charlotte, NC and a professor at Catawba College in Salisbury NC. He has served in full-time education for 14 years and in full-time ministry over 20 years! Corey also serves on the board of directors for Make Your Mark Intl., a 501c(3) Non-Profit Organization whose focus is remedying systemic poverty cycles and providing educational opportunities to families and students in urban centers in the US, as well as in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Corey has an earned Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership from Clarks Summit University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Theology from Freedom Bible College. Corey is currently writing his dissertation for his Doctor of Strategic Leadership degree from Liberty University on the topic, THE CHRISTIAN WITNESS IS AT STAKE: SOUTHERN EVANGELICALS AND THEIR RESISTANCE TO RACE AND CULTURAL RECONCILIATION. This work seeks to aid Christian leaders in strategizing ways to help them disciple their congregations in a more comprehensive fashion that helps strengthen the Christian Witness. Corey, a United States Marine Corps veteran, served his country faithfully prior to going to college where he met his bride, Laura. They have been married 20 years and have 4 children.
Corey has a deep passion to see God’s people live a life that exudes the full gospel of Jesus. His call is to create and cultivate “curious community” by building bridges of reconciliation so we can be credible witnesses of the gospel for the watching world.
Grace and Peace, Rev. Wes Smith
The huddles in front of us as we all learn what “normal” will look like as we emerge the pandemic can feel overwhelming. When we focus too closely on what is right in front of us we can forget the help, perspective, purpose, hope, and power that surrounds us. Join us this season as we lift our eyes and see Jesus alive and showing us the way to life.
In Person Worship Services 9:00 & 11:00am
Both services will be live streamed on Facebook
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.
January 5 Seeing Yourself Clearly
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)