Sermon Series

Because of HUMC....

In the month of September we’ll be highlighting and celebrating the difference that HUMC and her ministries has made in the lives of individuals and the community.  We invite you to think about the difference your connections made at HUMC have made in your faith journey and to share that with us online by tagging the Church in a FaceBook post or sending your word to the church office email    or mail to the church P.O. Box 970, Harrisburg, NC 28075

Sermons:

September 6th

September 13th

September 20th

September 27th

Anthem in honor of Gwynn Morris. All The Way Savior Leads Me

 

Moses

MOSES - This month we journey with the most important leader in the Old Testament in hopes of learning about God and human nature.  From rivers to deserts to mountain tops, Moses' journey has much to teach us about a life with God.

August 2, 2020 - Witness Moses: Unexpected Beginnings -  Pastor Wes - Scripture Lesson Exodus 2:1-10 - WORSHIP LINK

 

Past Sermon Series

Connection, Delight, Recreation, and Memory

July 5th - Connections -- Worship Service Youtube Link

July 12th - Delight  -  Worship Service Youtube Link

July 19th - Rest and Relaxation - Worship Service

July 26th - Memory - Worship Service


 

Leaning into the wind of Holy change” 

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 

Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change..”- Psalm 46:1-2

 

In Acts, the Holy Spirit blows through the first believers and in a time of seismic change offers reminders, direction, revelation, and encouragement. 

How might the lessons in Acts helps us to move with the Spirit through our own time of transformation?

June 7   Letting go of the past, embracing the future Sermon 6/7/2020

June 14  Stop! Pay Attention! Let the Spirit lead. Sermon 6/14/2020

June 21  Get out of the way

June 28  Into the unknown where God awaits Sermon 6/20/2020

 

Building Blocks of Faith

John Wesley was known to have quoted the maxim “In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things charity.” In a world where christians are often divided by different ways of thinking, what are the “essentials” in which we are to be unified? This season we will use the Nicene Creed to explore the teachings and beliefs that form the foundation of our faith upon which all else in built.

 
We pray that in this difficult and confusing time, we remember that our strength is in God, Who holds our lives in His hands. Know that you are not alone and that you are loved – by your church family and by Almighty God!
 
Pastors Wes and Toni Ruth
 

The last week of Jesus’ live often passes in a holy week blur.
This Lent we will slow the story down to focus on the events of that last week in order to focus on each movement and be challenged to reflect on how the story of Jesus shapes our lives. As we seek to find ourselves in the story of Jesus we will consider

What will we risk to follow Jesus?

Feb. 26th Ash Wednesday: Preparing the Canvas Worship at 6:30 pm

March 1st - The Parade: Risking Reputation (Matthew 21:1-11) Communion Sunday

March 8th - The Temple: Risking Righteous Anger (John 2:13-21)

March 15th - The Teaching: Risking Challenge (Matthew 22:15-22)

March 22nd - The First Dinner: Risking Rejection (Mark 14:3-9)

March 29th - The Last Supper: Risking the Loss of Friends (John 13:3-16) Communion Sunday

April 5th - Palm Sunday
9:00 The Garden: Risking Temptation (Mark 14:32-36)

11:00 Cantata: The Last Week

April 9th - Holy Thursday Worship 6:30
The Last Supper: the Rest of the Story
2020 Confirmation Class will help lead worship

Every generation complains about those that follow them, but what younger generations need is for adults to see them, understand them and invest in them 

Kids today need you and you need them too!

February 2nd - Kids today need to know they belong 

February 9th - Kids today need to know that they matter

February 16th - Kids today need to know that they have a purpose

February 23th - Transfiguration Sunday

Wednesday -  February 26th - Ash Wednesday Service 6:30 p.m.

 

 

The last week of Jesus’ live often passes in a holy week blur.
This Lent we will slow the story down to focus on the events of that last week in order to focus on each movement and be challenged to reflect on how the story of Jesus shapes our lives. As we seek to find ourselves in the story of Jesus we will consider

What will we risk to follow Jesus?

Feb. 26th Ash Wednesday: Preparing the Canvas Worship at 6:30 pm

March 1st - The Parade: Risking Reputation (Matthew 21:1-11) Communion Sunday

March 8th - The Temple: Risking Righteous Anger (John 2:13-21)

March 15th - The Teaching: Risking Challenge (Matthew 22:15-22)

March 22nd - The First Dinner: Risking Rejection (Mark 14:3-9)

March 29th - The Last Supper: Risking the Loss of Friends (John 13:3-16) Communion Sunday

April 5th - Palm Sunday
9:00 The Garden: Risking Temptation (Mark 14:32-36)

11:00 Cantata: The Last Week

April 9th - Holy Thursday Worship 6:30
The Last Supper: the Rest of the Story
2020 Confirmation Class will help lead worship

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 Meeting

*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)



State of the Church and Annual Charge Conference

Tools for the Spiritually Stuck

November 10th I Believe, Lord Help My Unbelief

Putting the Habit into Practice: Listen

November 17th A Thorne in the Flesh

Guest Preacher: Rev. Steve Cheyney

3rd Grade Bible Sunday

 Christ the King Sunday

November 24th In Him All Things Hold Together

Putting the Habit into Practice: Learn

 


You're Speaking My Language 

 

Gary Chapman developed a theory known as love languages in his book The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Last.  Chapman suggests that everyone has a way that they choose to give and receive messages of love to others, a language that they speak.  The 5 love languages are: Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Gifts, Physical Touch, and Quality time.  The main idea is simple: the way we most easily get the message, “I love you, you matter” is the way that we are most likely to show others that they are loved and matter to us.  The key to healthy relationships of all kinds is to pay attention to the way that others most often show their love and then to learn to speak their (love) language.  In paying attention and learning to speak a new language we can intentionally BLESS others in effective ways that help share God’s love.  

October 13th -- Introduction and Words of Affirmation 

October 20th -- Acts of Service and Quality Time 

October 27th -- Physical Touch and Gifts 


  • Surprise the World B.E.L.L.S

    Join us as we lay a foundation by learning about 5 habits that cultivate a missional life with God and others.  Each week we'll consider how to shape lives that reach out to God and others wit intentionality.

  • Thankful: Cultivating Gratitude in our Stewardship of God’s Kingdom Gifts

    What a harvest of blessings God has given us!  Our “Thank you!” is so much more than just words we say, it is the way we live and give in response to God’s generosity.

     

  • November

    Stronger Together: How Holy Friendship Changes Our World

    The Book of Ruth tells the story of Naomi and Ruth and how their commitment to being faithful friends saved both their lives. We’ll consider the gift of holy friendships that strengthen our faith life and help us weather the storms of life with hope and joy. 

  • October

    Wrestling with the Hard Things Jesus Teaches
    Sometimes the words in red in the Bible make us see red and yet we cannot take Jesus seriously and ignore them.  Wrestling with the hard things Jesus says can help us understand who we are and how God loves, so let’s get in the ring!

  • September

    How to Live Like a Christian
    Living as a faithful disciple in our world offers real challenges.  Whether we’re dealing with the temptations of social media or wondering how to engage those we disagree with the Book of James is full of practical advice for Christians.  Using these tools can make all the difference in our daily life.

  • August

    All the Feels
    The Psalms show us a full range of human emotions that the writers felt without censoring them.  What would it look like for us to talk honestly about the feelings we experience without hiding them from God and others?  Knowing God created all these emotions and understands can give us “all the feels.”

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