Spring 2020 Events and Programs

Spring 2020 Events and Programs

8:30 & 10 a.m.

Apr. 9, 7 p.m.

Apr. 10, 7 p.m.

Apr. 12 @ 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m.

HUMC Wolf Pack Men’s Group

All men of HUMC are welcome to join the Wolf Pack – no lone wolves! Group discussion, Bible study, fellowship and genuine fun are on the agenda each week. No registration is necessary to attend.

WHEN: every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Room 170

Men’s Breakfast

All HUMC men are invited to join us for breakfast and a time of fellowship. No sign up required.

WHEN: 1st Tuesday of every month, 8:30 a.m.

WHERE: Old Hickory Restaurant

Thursday Morning Bible Study / Breakfast

There is room at the table for you! Share a meal with us while we study Ephesians and Philippians. All are welcomed. Led by Pastor Ed. Attend as you are able.

WHEN: Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Spirit Café

Safe Sanctuary

Safe Sanctuary Training is provided so that we can continue making our church a safe place for children, youth and vulnerable adults. Any person working with any of these groups is required to complete this training.

WHEN:  Apr. 29 (6:30 – 7:30 p.m.), May 31 (11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

WHERE: Room 124


This 45-minute production, geared toward families of elementary-aged children, is filled with skits, high-energy singing, Bible encounters and audience interaction, all emphasizing Biblical virtues. Open to the public. Nursery care is available (with advanced registration).

WHEN: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.,  Apr. 1 & 15 (finale)

WHERE: Multi Purpose Room (MPR)

More information about Kidstuf


Worship rehearsals in preparation for upcoming Kidstuf productions are open to all elementary students grades 2 – 6 who want to join in the fun. No long term commitment required — come once or as many times as you like.

WHEN: Wednesdays,  6:30 – 7:30 p.m.,Apr. 8

WHERE: Spirit Café


Family worship Sundays 

This is an opportunity for elementary teachers and students to worship with theirown families as well as the whole HUMC family. There’s a children’s sermon at the 10 a.m. service.

WHEN:  Apr. 12, May 24

WHERE: Sanctuary

Theology one “Christian Anthropology: What It Means To Be Human”

The study of theology enables us to see God’s work as a whole. This is the first of six classes that will be offered over the next two years. We will study The Creation, The Fall, The Promise, and Jesus Christ as “The Second Adam.” Pastor John will be teaching. Bring your Bible. Other materials will be provided. Registration is required by Mar. 8.

WHEN: Sundays, Mar 29,  Apr. 5, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: Room 124

More information and registration

Starting Point

Designed for those new to HUMC, Starting Point is a time to learn more about our church, our leadership and our ministries. A tour of the building will be available.

WHEN:  Apr. 19, May 17 after each service for 30 minutes

WHERE: Meet at the Welcome Center

Live well, age well Series – Understanding Future Care Needs

John Sauder, President and CEO of Mennonite Home Communities, will help us understand the choices we have in the community when we can no longer live at home. We will learn about future care services, plus discover what is and is not covered by Medicare and long term care insurance. We will get clarification on confusing terminology and leave empowered to make informed and educated decisions about future health care services for ourselves and/or our loved ones. Same session offered at two different times. Registration required one week before program date. No cost.

WHEN: Tuesday Apr. 21, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Apr. 21, MPR

More information and registration

Becoming an influencer for god – Leadership Development Workshops

Everyone can grow in his or her ability to be an influencer for God. This spring we’ll hear about working with different generations, emotional intelligence and the power of feedback. These are video-based events with different speakers and topics each month. The sessions are appropriate for youth and adults with discussion afterwards.

WHEN: Apr. 30 (6:30 – 7:30 p.m.), May 16 (9 – 10 a.m.)

WHERE: Sanctuary

More information and registration

Live well, age well – Know the 10 Signs of Dementia and Alzheimers

Candy Yingling, a community educator from the Alzheimer’s Association, will share information about Alzheimer’s and other dementias that cause memory, thinking and behavior problems, and how they interfere with daily living. Topics include: typical age-related changes, common warning signs of Alzheimer’s, how to approach someone with memory concerns, early detection, the benefits of a diagnosis, the diagnostic process and resources available from the Alzheimer’s Association. Same session offered at two different times. Registration required one week before program date. No cost.

WHEN:  Tues., Mar. 31, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Mar. 31, Spirit Café

More information and registration

Family super hero night 

Children’s author, Sandy Brown, will share with us an interactive event about Everyday Super Families – ”Together be S. U. P. E. R. ” (Seek Understanding through Prayer and Empowered Reading). All ages are welcome to join the fun and enjoy super sundaes as we learn more about standing strong as superheroes for God.


WHERE: Spirit Café

Fifth sundae 

Everyone is invited to join us for ice cream sundaes on the fifth Sundays of the month! Healthy topping options available. Come socialize and enjoy a sweet treat.

WHEN: Mar. 29 & May 31 after each service

WHERE: Spirit Café

Bus trip to bible museum

Join us for a fun-filled day in Washington DC. We may also have a chance to see the cherry blossoms! A seat on the bus will be reserved for you when we receive your registration form and payment. See Pastor Ed for details. Cost: $98

 WHEN: Apr. 1

WHERE: Washington DC

Jump start 

This presentation helps parents and their kids (grades 1-6) learn about a personal relationship with Jesus. This one-time class gives parents tools for meaningful dialogue with their kids about how to begin their spiritual journey. Pre-registered childcare will be available. 

Registration coming soon

WHEN: Apr. 22, 6:30 – 7 p.m.

WHERE: Room 270

Live well, age well SERIES – Healthy Living for the Brain & Body

Candy Yingling, a community educator from the Alzheimer’s Association, will share current research and practical information on ways to help you age well through physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition, cognitive activity and social engagement. Same session offered at two different times. Registration required one week before program date. No cost.

WHEN: Mon., May 4, 7 – 8:30 p.m. & Tues., May 19, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: May 4, Sanctuary; May 19, Spirit Café

More information and registration

retreat On sabbath rest – Day Apart Contemplative Retreat

“How to Make your Sabbath into your Spiritual Practice” is this year’s topic. Spiritual Director Brenda Coffin leads this hands-on workshop. Breakout sessions include a prayer walk (Carmel Stabley) and a mind/body reflective exercise (Jane Weierbach) along with contemplative poems (Marcy Fahnestock). Registration is open through May 4. Cost: $25 (includes lunch, snacks and materials).

Registration date to be announced

WHEN: May 9, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE: Room 124, Prayer Room, Spirit Café and lobby

Senior adult spring luncheon & concert

Enjoy a meal and a musical program by “Then Sings My Soul” singing hymns and songs of the Billy Graham Crusades. Cost: dinner donation; musician love offering.

WHEN: May 13, lunch @ noon, concert @ 1:15 p.m.

WHERE: Spirit Café & Sanctuary



Preschool Kids Konnection (age 2 – kindergarten)
WHERE: Room 262 – ages 2 & 3; Room 260 – age 4; Room 258 – age 5; Room 250 (Bible Land)

Elementary Kids Konnection (grades 1 – 4)
Multi Purpose Room (MPR)

Club 56 (grades 5 & 6)
Room 270

SHOUTHUMC’s youth ministry for grades 7 – 12
Middle School SHOUT
(grades 7 & 8)
Weekly middle school program of worship, message & small groups
Rooms 170 & 172

Sunday Night SHOUT (SNS)  (grades 9 – 12)
High school students meet for snacks, worship, message & small groups
6 – 8 p.m.
WHERE: Sanctuary

ORGANIC(grades 7 – 12) Dinner, games & Bible reading
Wed. 7 – 9 p.m.
WHERE: Rooms 170 & 172