Winter 2019-2020 Events and Programs

Winter 2019-2020 Events and Programs

SundAy Morning Worship
8:30 & 10 a.m.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
4, 6, 8 & 10 p.m.
KIDSTUF FAMILY PRODUCTIONS 

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 and nursery care is available (with advanced registration).

WHEN: Wed. 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.,  Dec. 18, Jan. 22, Feb. 5 & 19, Mar. 4 & 18, Apr. 1 & 15 (finale)

WHERE: Multi Purpose Room (MPR)

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT KIDSTUF

SHARE-A-CHRISTMAS 

By signing out an ornament gift tag from the Share-a-Christmas tree, each year the HUMC congregation provides gifts for local adult homes and families in need.

WHEN: Gift tags available Nov. 24 – Dec. 14 while supply lasts; gifts due Dec. 15

WHERE: Gift tags will be available on the tree in the lobby

KIDS PRAISE CREW REHEARSALS

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: Wed. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.,   Dec.11, Jan. 15 & 29, Feb. 12 & 26, Mar. 11 & 25,  Apr. 8

WHERE: Spirit Café

LIVING WITH CANCER

This support group addresses spiritual, emotional, physical and mental aspects of living with cancer or while in recovery/remission from cancer.  Included: centering prayer, praying with the scriptures, the healing stories of Jesus, what God reveals about health and healing.

WHEN: Ongoing. Wed., noon – 1:15 p.m, Dec. 11, Jan. 15, Feb. 4 (Tues.),      Mar. 11, Apr. 8

WHERE: Prayer Room

MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

MEN’S GROUP

This small group / Bible study is for men of our church and community. We seek to grow in faith, support one another and our families, and grow closer to and bring glory to God.

WHEN: Next meeting, Thurs., Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m.; second and fourth Thursdays of month

WHERE: Room 172

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: Sun., Dec. 15, Jan. 19, Feb. 9, Mar. 1, after each service for 30 minutes

WHERE: Meet at Welcome Center

CHRISTMAS PARTY AT SYLVAN RETREAT

Spread Christmas cheer to our senior friends at Sylvan Retreat Apartments. We will sing carols, deliver Share-a-Christmas gifts and enjoy cookies. All ages are welcomed.

WHEN: Tues., Dec. 17, 6 – 8 p.m.

WHERE: 400 S Rockford Rd, Mountville

Sign Up Online Here

SAFE SANCTUARY TRAINING

This training is designed to ensure the safety and spiritual growth of all HUMC children, youth  and vulnerable adults, and is required of those who work with and minister to these groups.

WHEN: Dec. 18 (6:30-7:30 p.m.); Jan. 19 (11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.); Feb. 12 (6:30-7:30pm)

WHERE: Room 124

WRAP-IT-UP EVENT

The families who benefit from HUMC’s Share-a-Christmas ministry are invited to come and wrap the gifts for their families. Greeters, wrappers and babysitters are needed.

WHEN: Thurs., Dec. 19,  6:30 – 8 p.m.

WHERE: Spirit Café

CHRISTMAS EVE FOOD DRIVE

Bring laundry, cleaning or non-perishable food items with you when you attend Christmas Eve services. Donations are used locally at HUMC’s food cupboard and local food pantries.

WHEN: Tues., Dec. 24, at the 4, 6, 8 and 10 p.m. services

WHERE: Place donations at the Christmas tree in the lobby

SHOUT MOMS

This small group / Bible study is for moms and female caregivers of teenagers.

WHEN: Next meeting, Thurs., Jan. 2, 7 – 8:30 p.m., first and third Thursdays of month                          

WHERE: Room 172

Noah’s ark open house

The preschool is open for tours and registration for the public begins at the open house.

WHEN: Thurs., Jan. 16, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

WHERE: Preschool rooms and MPR

Visit the Preschool Website

BECOMING AN INFLUENCER FOR GOD – LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

Everyone can grow in her or his ability to be an influencer for God. Come hear leaders from around the world speak on how to grow your leadership and people skills. This is a video-based event, appropriate for both youth and adults, with discussion afterwards.

WHEN: Sat., Jan. 18 (9 – 10 a.m.); Thurs., Feb. 6, (6:30 – 7:30 p.m.); Sat., Mar. 21 (9 – 10 a.m.)

WHERE: Sanctuary

FIGHT RIGHT – MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT SEMINAR

Couples are invited to join us for a fun and informative evening where we’ll take a look at ways to master conflict and lead with love. We’ve put together an evening of learning and fellowship topped off with delicious pizza and salad.

WHEN: Thurs., Jan. 23, 6 – 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Room 124

SHOUT FAMINE

This annual event raises our youth’s awareness about social issues in the community and the world. Breakout sessions, worship, service projects, fun activities and a concluding worship service, which is open to all families and members of HUMC, are included.

WHEN: Fri., Jan. 31, 6 p.m. – Sat., Feb.1, 6 p.m.

WHERE: Various location throughout HUMC

DISCIPLESHIP CLASS

This is HUMC’s core discipleship class taught by the pastoral team. In this class, we cover the principal abilities of every true disciple of Jesus Christ.

WHEN: Feb., 2, 9, 16, 23; Mar. 1 & 8; 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: Room 124

GRIEFSHARE

GriefShare is a support group providing help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. Registration deadline: Feb. 3. Cost: $20. Limited to 10 participants.

WHEN: Mondays, Feb. 10 – May 11, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Spirit Café

Game night at sylvan retreat

Help run some games and have some fun with our friends at Sylvan Retreat Apartments. All ages are welcomed to join us.

WHEN: Tues., Feb.11, time to be announced

WHERE: 400 S Rockford Rd, Mountville

WINTER SHELTER

Winter Shelter provides overnight shelter for women and women with children who experience homelessness December – April. The shelter is dependent upon volunteers. A total of 26 HUMC volunteers are needed.

WHEN: Feb. 17 – 23 (HUMC’s assigned week)

WHERE: St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Lanc.

SUNDAY MORNING PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN

WHEN: Sunday mornings, 10 a.m. (EXCEPT FAMILY WORSHIP SUNDAYS FOR      ELEMENTARY KIDS KONNECTION & CLUB 56)

  • 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)

WHERE: Multi Purpose Room (MPR)

  • Club 56 (grades 5 & 6)

WHERE: Room 270

SHOUT – HUMC’s youth ministry for grades 7 – 12

Middle School SHOUT (grades 7 & 8)

Weekly middle school program of worship, message, & small groups

WHEN: 10 – 11:15 a.m.

WHERE: Rooms 170 & 172

Sunday Night SHOUT (SNS)  (grades 9 – 12)

High school students meet for dinner, worship, message & small groups

WHEN: 6 – 8 p.m.

WHERE: Sanctuary

ORGANIC – Dinner, games and Bible reading

WHEN: Wed. 7 – 9 p.m.

WHERE: Rooms 170 & 172

SHOUT: Pursue Christian Teen Conference

This is an annual conference drawing together churches from many states for worship and activities. Registration deadline: Jan. 19. Cost: $150.

WHEN: Fri., Feb. 14 – Sun., Feb. 16

WHERE: Harrisburg Hilton, The Crowne Plaza and The Forum