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December 1 2013 Newsletter

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December 1 2013 Newsletter



*Regular Sunday Worship Times
*except Christmas, Lent, Palm Sunday, and Easter
5:00 a.m. - Korean Prayer Service (Daily) 8:00 a.m. - Worship with Communion Service 9:15 a.m. - JOURNEY Acts 2:42 (Hammill Hall) 11:00 a.m. - Traditional Worship (Sanctuary) 11:00 a.m. - Children’s Worship (inkWELL) (Room 101, Bldg. 100) 11:00 a.m. - FUZE Café (Youth) (Upstairs, Building 100) 11:00 a.m. - Servicio en Español (Hammill Hall) 1:00 p.m. - Korean Prayer Service & Lunch (Sanctuary/Room 101) 6:00 p.m. - Brazilian Worship Service (Hammill Hall)

Highlights: December 1st ~ December 8th
11:00am FUZE Café Youth Worship (Multipurpose Rm) 11:00am inkWELL Children’s Worship (Rm. 101, Bldg. 100) 12:30pm MissionsMissions-prep of food for CRM (HH kitchen) 3:30pm Youth MinistryMinistry-Ice Skating 4:00pm Children’s Christmas Play Rehearsal (101) MONDAY 7:00am Band of Brothers (Big View DinerDiner-Ardrey Kell/521) 10:00am Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry (10a(10a-1p) (Bldg. 300) 10:00am Preschool Chapel (Sanctuary) 12:00pm Prayer & Healing Service (Sanctuary) 6:30pm Disciple IV (102) 7:00pm Quiet Christmas Service (Sanctuary) 7:00pm Christian Believer (Library) 7:00pm Agape (101) TUESDAY 9:30am HUMC Staff Mtg (Private) 9:30am ESL Classes (A.M.) (100(100-106) 10:00am Preschool Chapel (Sanctuary) 6:00pm Faith Circle (118) 6:30pm Disciple I (115) 7:00pm Disciple II (113) 7:00pm ESL Classes (P.M.) (100(100-106) WEDNESDAY 9:30am ESL Classes (A.M.) (100(100-106) 10:00am Singing in the Rain (118) 12Noon Open Door Luncheon (Hammill Hall) 3:00pm Room in the Inn (100, 101, 101 Kitchen) 7:00pm Disciple III (114) 7:00pm Singing in the Rain (118) 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal (Sanctuary) 9:00pm Praise Team Rehearsal (HH) THURSDAY 10:00am Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry (10a(10a-1p)(Bldg.. 300) 7:00pm ESL Classes (P.M.) (100(100-106) SATURDAY 10:00am Youth Ministry - Cookie Baking (Kitchen 101) SUNDAY SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT 8:30am and 11:00am Christmas Musical (Hammill Hall) SUNDAY

Harrison United Methodist Church Weekly News ~ December 1, 2013
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Sunday School Times: 9:15 & 11 a.m.
Newborn-Kindergarten: Children’s Wing next to Sanctuary 1st - 5th grades: 9:15 a.m. - Bldg. 100 - 1st floor

Monday, December 2 at 7pm (Sanctuary) “A Quiet Christmas” Service ...for those coping with grief at Christmas. Sunday, December 8 at 8:30 and 11 (Hammill Hall) Christmas Musical “JOY of Every Longing Heart” Sunday, December 15, 6 to 8pm Live Nativity Christmas Eve Services Candlelight Communion Services at 2pm, 4pm, 7pm, and 11pm (Sanctuary) Children’s Musical at 5:30 pm (Hammill Hall)

We are so happy to welcome you and your family to Harrison Church!

1st - 5th grades: 11 a.m. - Bldg. 100, Rm. 101 - inkWELL Worship
6th - 12th grades: Rooms 107-108, Building 100 - 2nd floor Youth: 9:15 a.m. - Multipurpose Room, Bldg. 100 Adults: 9:15 a.m. - Rooms 116, 118, Bldg. 100, & Library 11 a.m. - Room 118, Bldg. 100

How to Contact Us Directly: Harrison Church Ministry Staff
704-541-3486 ~ Extension and email address are below:
Harrison Church Reception / Ext. 201 Rev. Shane Page, Senior Pastor / Ext. 202 [email protected] Rhonda Hartweg, Pastor / Ext. 209 [email protected] Tim Webster, Pastor & Mission & International Ministries Coordinator, Senior Adult Ministries Ext. 210/ [email protected] Julie Curtis, Church Administrator & Financial Secretary Ext. 211 / [email protected] Shawn Howell, Director of Children’s Ministy/ Ext. 208 [email protected] Shawn’s Blog: eph320inkblot.wordpress.com Julie Lee, Children’s Worship Leader /Ext. 214 [email protected] Anita King, Director of Adult Connections / Ext. 213 [email protected] Carol Bonds, Preschool Director / Ext. 203 [email protected] Rhonda Hartweg, Interim Youth Minister/Ext. 209 [email protected] Ruth Million, Administrative Assistant & Service PowerPoint Designer / Ext. 212 - [email protected] John Leon Lewis, Minister of Music / Ext. 204 [email protected] Pat Moehring, Organist / [email protected] Javier Perez, Hispanic Worship Leader /[email protected]

This year, the Journey Singers, under the direction of John Leon Lewis, will present the musical called “JOY of Every Longing Heart”. This is a fresh arrangement of contemporary Christmas songs. Beautiful graphics will also help to tell the story of the birth of Jesus. All are invited to come and enjoy the wonderful music of the season!

We will be serving dinner at Charlotte Rescue Mission on Sunday, December 1st. All are invited and welcome to join us to serve the meal, dine with the men in the program, and fellowship with them. This is a great venue for individuals, couples, or families to plug into a ministry. We will leave from Harrison (Hammill Hall) at 4 PM and will be back by 6:30 PM. If you are unable to join us, we can always use desserts. Just drop them off in either of the church kitchens and label them “Charlotte Rescue Mission”.

Counters: Today ~ Marilyn Doyon & Vic Salvo

December 8: Vern Rainey and Ken Starnes December 15: Marilyn Doyon and Bruce Ainslie December 22: Steve Schwarz and Alex Shumate

After the service today, we invite you . . . ...to bring your concerns to Christ with the help of our trained Stephen Ministers. Wherever two or more are gathered you can be sure our Lord is there. We would love to pray with you and for you! Blessings!
Our Stephen Ministers available to pray with you today are:

AA Ballantyne Alliance Acceptance Group Meets Here
at Harrison UMC in Room 302, Bldg. 300 Sundays: 2:30 p.m. // Mondays: 7 a.m. , Noon, and 7 p.m. Tuesdays: 7 a.m. & 8 p.m. // Thursdays: 7 a.m. Wednesdays: 7 a.m. & 8 p.m. Fridays: 7 a.m. & 8 p.m. // Saturdays: 10 a.m. For more information, contact [email protected]

Our final angel sign-ups will be offered after services today. The deadline for turning in your angel’s gift is next Sunday. Please drop your gift off at the Harrison trailer before or after worship service on December 8th. In addition to the angel gifts, Harrison provides each family we sponsor with a $25 gift card. While some donations have been pledged, we are still in need of more than $400 to achieve this goal. Donations may be made at the sign-up table today, at the gift trailer next Sunday, or dropped off at the church office during business hours any time before December 11th. Questions? Contact Renee Moses at [email protected]

Visit our website: www.harrisonumc.org
Sunshine for Shut-Ins Ministry
Serving a Prison Term: Michelle Olivares. At Home: Pastor Mark Plummer, Dorothy Agathon, Chuck Kansy, Betty Jo Furr, Lydia Jennings, Dozier Murray, Nancy Hawfield, and Catherine Toner.

When you’re confined and away from home and from your loved ones, a card or note from those who care means so much.
Each week, we will select a member from our list of prayer concerns and shut-ins as a recipient for cards and notes from our Harrison family members. This week, we encourage you to share your love by sending a card to:

To Reserve A Room, Sign-Up Table, or Banner Space and all other Communications Needs, including sharing your news in the Weekly News ~ please e-mail [email protected] by 5 p.m. on Mondays.
Articles may run in the newsletter up to 3 consecutive Sundays. When sending your submission, please indicate the 3 Sundays that you would like your article to appear. After the third run, articles will need to be re-submitted in a new format (wording) to run again.

9:15 Wallace Hutchinson 11:00 Judy Rainey

If you would like to send a note of best wishes to Phillip and Cheryl Cole in celebration of their retirement, they will receive your mail at: P.O. Box 1973 Denver, NC 28037

You are invited to join us for our annual Quiet Christmas Service in the sanctuary. If you have a friend, neighbor or co-worker who has lost a loved one, please invite them to join us as well. Whether you have lost a spouse, parent, child, or sibling, this service invites you to acknowledge your grief and the memory of your loved one…even as you claim the hope of Christmas. Please let us know you are coming by e-mailing Sally Ainslie at [email protected] Or call her at 704-847-8519. Nursery available upon request.

Dozier Murray 10843 Carolina Acres, Fort Mill, SC 29707
If you would like to reach out via card, note, or calls to someone not featured this week, please call the Church Office for contact information - 704-541-3463.

To promote your Harrison UMC Church Event or Group,
or to see our church communications policy, please visit www.harrisonumc.org under “Member Area” click on Event Check List for details.

Harrison United Methodist Church, 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville, NC 28134 // 704704-541541-3463 (Main Reception) // www.harrisonumc.org

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Serving at Harrison UMC

Harrison UMC!
Children’s Ministry: Infants — 5th Grade
Registration has begun for Confirmation Class of 2014. Please pick up a Confirmation registration packet from the church office or email [email protected] for a digital registration packet. Confirmation classes begin January 19, 2014. Classes will be held Sunday afternoons from 3:00-4:30PM followed by a parent-provided supper. Cost is $50 (covers books and supplies) and is due with the registration form. Confirmation class is 18 weeks and for anyone in 6th grade or higher. Parent/teacher/mentor meeting will be held on January 5th at 3:00PM.

From Missions
“When God’s Children are in need be ready to help them.”

(Romans 12:13 NLT)

Room in the Inn is a 17-week program which provides overnight housing for folks without homes (“neighbors”) during the months of December thru March. Harrison serves as a host facility each Wednesday night during this time. The neighbors are provided transportation, meals, showers, and overnight lodging. Volunteer at: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C094BA9A622 A20-room/10987907 Questions? Call Jean Jones at 704-910-5107.

Our Missions Food Ministries:

Find out what’s going on in Harrison’s Youth Ministry at:


HARRISON UMC LOAVES & FISHES FOOD PANTRY BLDG #300, behind Hammill Hall ~ Open Tues. & Thurs. 10am-1pm

December Needs: Hamburger Helper & Stuffing
With $5 billion cut from the nation’s food stamp program, the Executive Director of Loaves & Fishes said, “this is going to send more people to food pantries for help”. This aspect coupled with food drives for the agency being down 26% as compared with last fall indicates how important your donations are to our pantry. For the month of October, the pantry served 48 clients which fed 171 needy neighbors. As usual, our volunteers excelled and worked a total of 245 hours. Our special food requests for December are hamburger helper and stuffing. If you are interested in any aspects of HUMC pantry, contact Dawn Bruner at [email protected] BACKPACK MINISTRY The backpack ministry feeds 60 children from Pineville and Sterling Elementary schools each weekend. We need donations of 100% juice boxes, fruit cups, and applesauce cups. For additional information or to sign up to be part of the Backpack Ministry, please contact Kevin and Beth Harris, Backpack Ministry Coordinators at [email protected] Thank you for your support!
All donations - may be left in the bins for Loaves & Fishes and for The Backpack Ministry ~ located in the Plummer Education Center (Bldg.100) Storage Closet #1 next to the kitchen on the first floor; also in the entry of Hammill Hall and in the Sanctuary Narthex.


We would like to thank all those who made commitments on Consecration Sunday for our financial giving for 2014. We thank you for you generosity and we pray that you, as well as those who will benefit from ministries we support, will be blessed for the commitments you have made…It is truly amazing how the Lord blesses others by using our generosity with what he has given to us… If you have not had an opportunity to turn in your commitment cards, you can drop them in the offering plate, or send them to Julie via email or snail mail…..if you need an additional card, they will be available on the table at the entrance to Hammill Hall and on the table in the Narthex.

Children’s Sunday School/inkWELL Schedule for the month of December: December 1: 9:15AM 3s,4s, kindergarten Sunday School RM205 9:15AM 1st-4th grade Sunday School RM104 9:15AM 5th/6th Sunday School RM112 11:00AM 3s,4s, kindergarten Sunday School RM205 11:00AM inkWELL Children’s Worship (1st through 5th grade) RM101 December 8: 8:30AM-10:30AM Special Sunday School in Room 104 for ages 3 through 5th grade 11:00AM 3s,4s, kindergarten Sunday School RM205 11:00AM 1st – 5th grade Sunday School RM104

United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is providing disaster response, humanitarian assistance, and long-term development support to those affected by the typhoon in the Philippines. You may donate to this cause at: http://www.umcor.org/Search-forProjects/Projects/240235
100% of your donation goes directly to the relief fund.

If you missed worship service last Sunday, you will want to watch the excellent and heartwarming video showing scenes from Harrison and our ministries, set to the music of the Ray Boltz song, “Thank You For Giving to the Lord.” You can find it on the Harrison website.

A rich Harrison tradition will continue its long run this year. For the 22nd year in a row, on Sunday night, December 15th, we will hold a Live Nativity scene. This Live Nativity is complete with live animals, Angels singing from above, and of course a real baby Jesus. This is one of Harrison’s greatest annual gifts to the community and hundreds of people come each year to experience the real reason for the Christmas season. There are many places to volunteer. We need shepherds, angels, village people and Mary and Joseph and the baby. We can use folks to help set up on Saturday the 14th and tear down the night directly after the scene is over at 8:00 pm. Sign up at:

December 15: 9:15AM 3s,4s, kindergarten Sunday School RM205 9:15AM 1st-4th grade Sunday School RM104 9:15AM 5th/6th Sunday School RM112 11:00AM 3s,4s, kindergarten Sunday School RM205 11:00AM inkWELL Children’s Worship (1st through 5th grade) RM101 December 22: 11:00AM 3s, 4s, kindergarten Sunday School RM205 December 29: Family Worship Day! No Sunday School or No inkWELL. *Nursery (infants, toddlers, and twos) will be open for all Sundays in December (for 9:15AM and 11:00AM worship services).

Purging or replacing before the holidays? Donate to our Rummage Sale!
The Missions team will be hosting a rummage sale on April 26, 2014 to raise money for our work in Haiti. To make this sale a success, we need your donations! Furniture, appliances, books, lamps, holiday decorations, knick knacks, etc. are all welcome. We also accept gently used children’s clothing. No adult clothing, shoes, mattresses , or tube TVs, please. If you have items to donate, please email us at [email protected] We will make arrangements to pick up larger items, if needed, or set a time to meet you to accept any drop-off donations. All donations are taxdeductible and we will provide you with a receipt on request. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


Thank you for considering being part of this great outreach opportunity!

In Memory of Hazel Robinson
from Pat Lannin, R.L. McGinn Sunday School Class, Edward Chao and Patricia FincherFincher-Chao, Loy Thompson, III, Robie and Joyce Garris, Robert Ross, Richard and Doris Easter, Betsy Kerr, Robert Whiteside, Linda Montgomery, James Houser, Jr., and Betty Martin.

Many of you know that our dear friend, Doug Robinson, was injured in an automobile accident several weeks ago. We are happy to report he is recovering well! If you would like to send Doug a note of encouragement, he is currently staying at Royal Park of Matthews Rehab and Health Center, 2700 Royal Commons Lane, Matthews, NC 28105. (Discover) Make Disciples

Join us for inkWELL Children’s Worship in Room 101, Bldg. 100 ~ Sundays at 11:00 a.m.

Children’s Worship Packs Are Available at Each Service Please see an usher during worship.

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