This is a summertime extension of HUMC’s Noah’s Ark Preschool Ministry. Each camp week has a different theme that children explore through crafts, stories, games, snacks, movies and outside adventures. Children may attend any number of weeks, must be between 3 and 6 years old during the weeks of camp, and must be potty trained. They do not need to attend Noah’s Ark Preschool to attend camp. Registration forms are available at noahsarkhempfield.org or by calling the preschool (717-285-7110).
WHEN: Tues., Wed. and Thurs., 9 – 11:30 a.m. during June and July
WHERE: Noah’s Ark Preschool
SAFE SANCTUARY TRAINING
Safe Sanctuary Training is provided in order to continue making our church a safe place where children, youth and elders may experience the abiding love of God and fellowship within the community of faith. All volunteers and staff participating in HUMC’s children and youth ministries are required to attend Safe Sanctuary training, produce a child abuse clearance report and sign a Safe Sanctuaries volunteer covenant.
WHEN: June 12, 6-7 p.m.; July 14, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Aug.14, 7-8 p.m.
WHERE: Room 124
A WALK THROUGH CHURCH HISTORY IN EUROPE
Pastor Heather will share pictures and stories from her European Church History Tour. Come learn about some of the people and places that have shaped our Christian faith.
WHEN: Tues. June 18, 6:30-8 p.m.
Designed for those new to HUMC, Starting Point is a 30-minute program about our church, our leadership and our ministries. A building tour will be available. No registration required.
WHEN: Sunday, June 23, July 21, and Aug. 4 after each service
WHERE: Meet at the Welcome Center
Everyone is invited to join us for ice cream sundaes! Healthy topping options available. Come socialize and enjoy a sweet treat.
WHEN: June 30 after each service
WHERE: Spirit Cafe
MEET THE MISSIONARIES
This is an opportunity to meet with four missionaries HUMC supports and learn about the work they do both locally and internationally. Register by July 1.
WHEN: Mon. July 8, 6-9 p.m.
WHERE: Spirit Café
REGISTRATION OPENS SOON
SUMMER PSALMS BIBLE STUDY
Christians throughout the ages have turned to the Psalms to find words for praising God, in times of trouble, to express joy, to plead for forgiveness, for renewed faith and perseverance. Reading through this book is an opening of ourselves before the Lord and basking in his love and his attentiveness to all of our needs.You are invited to join Pastor Ed in warm fellowship for this breakfast Bible study as we explore passages from Psalms that speak to our hearts. No registration required.
WHEN:Thursdays, July 11, 18 & 25 @ 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Spirit Café
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS)
Our theme this year is, “The Incredible Race – One Family, One Race, One Savior.” Join us as we race to find fun clues, attempt interesting challenges and travel the continents on a global scavenger hunt! We begin the race at the Garden of Eden, where we discover that the race continues until this day, made up of all people from all time — what race? The human race. Even though we are different in many ways, we are all God’s people. Sign up requested by July 14.
WHEN: July 21-25, 6:15 – 8:30 p.m
WHERE: Throughout the HUMC building
NOTE: The Lancaster Barnstormers Faith and Family Night Planned for July will be rescheduled for a date in the future.
FAMILY WORSHIP MONTH
This is an opportunity for our elementary students to worship alongside their families and with the larger HUMC family.
WHEN: Sundays, Aug. 4 – Sept. 1
CORN ROAST & BBQ
This is the annual Summer Pot Luck and Corn Roast lunch sponsored by our senior adults. The event is open to all but space is limited. Registration required. Hamburgers, hot dogs, corn and drinks are provided.
WHEN: Aug. 14 @ noon
WHERE: Pavilion; inclement weather / Spirit Café
SENIOR ADULT RENEWAL
This is our annual three-day spiritual renewal by the sea. This year’s event will be held Oct. 7-9, however the deadline to register is in August (see below). Our presenters are Pastor Ed, Pastor John, Pastor Heather and Brenda Coffin.
WHEN: Registration deadline: Aug. 15. Event date: Oct. 7-9
WHERE: Port O’ Call Hotel, Ocean City, NJ
GriefShare is a Christian support group offering help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. GriefShare groups meet weekly to help those who are grieving face these challenges and move toward rebuilding their life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements: a video, discussion and personal study and reflection.
WHEN: Tuesdays, Aug. 20 – Nov. 12, 6:30-8 p.m.
WHERE: Room 170
LAKE CHAMPION MEN’S WEEKEND
This is a Priority One men’s retreat, time of fellowship, reflection, worship and teaching of God’s word. Priority One is a relational outreach ministry to men (priorityone.org/mens-weekend/lake-champion).
WHEN: Sept. 19-22; Early registration discount BEFORE July 15
WHERE: Lake Champion, NY
COMMUNITY FALL FEST – SAVE THE DATE
This will be our third annual FallFest and second time partnering with Hempfield Cops & Rodders. The event will include food trucks, worship music, games, entertainment and trunk-or-treating with over 250 classic cars.
WHEN: Oct. 19, 5-9 p.m.
WHERE: Parking lot, Spirit Café, MPR, lobby, sanctuary, pavilion
PRESCHOOL KIDS KONNECTION
Preschool-aged children visit the Bible Land room each week, which is transformed into a different teaching environment for every unit. We use creative sets, props, puppets, sound effects, lighting techniques, and music to help us teach Bible stories each week. After visiting Bible Land, children return to the classroom for an interactive lesson that helps them apply what they learned in Bible Land. They also enjoy a snack and play time in the classroom.
WHEN: Sunday mornings, 10 a.m.
WHERE: Preschool Wing: room 254 – age 2; room 262 – age 3;
room 260 – age 4; room 258 – age 5; room 250 – Bible Land
SHOUT – HUMC youth ministry for grades 7 – 12
SUNDAY MORNING SHOUT (SMS)
WHEN: Sunday mornings in June & July, 10 a.m.
WHERE: Meet in the Sanctuary for corporate worship, then move to
rooms 170 & 172 for small group experience.
SUNDAY NIGHT SHOUT (SNS)
WHEN: June 2 & 9, July 7 & 14, Aug. 11, 6 – 8 p.m.
WHERE: Main kitchen, MPR, rooms 170 & 172, sanctuary, lobby,