HUMC seeks to offer opportunities for fellowship and spiritual growth for anyone interested.

SUNDAY

NEW BEGINNINGS ADULT CLASS

Sundays at 9:00am in the conference room, starting September 11.  This fall, the New Beginnings class will do a study called Simply

Christian, which explains what Christianity is and how it is practiced.  We will walk through the Christian faith step-by-step and question by question, exploring explanations that leave believers with a reason for renewed faith.

Email Pastor Su  (srider@halifaxumc.com) or sign up at the Welcome Desk in the church lobby.

GRIEF SHARE

Grief Share class is a group that helps each other face challenges and move toward rebuilding their lives. Meetings are Seasonal (January - March) and take place Sunday evenings at 6pm in the lower level of the church (HUB).

"DECOMPRESSION" CLASS

Sundays at 9:00am in Room 104, starting September 11.  Need to "decompress"? Want to meet with other Christians for fellowship and encouragement? This might be the group for you! We live such hectic lives that sometimes we lose focus on what is really important. We look forward to the

relationships we already have to be strengthened, and for new relationships to develop.  Decompression is a place where you can know others and be known as we share our joys and struggles, victories and misses with each other. All

are welcome.  We will be working together to pick a book or study to use for the fall season.

Questions? Want to join? Contact Tricia Schultz

(sis212@comcast.net)

MIXED ADULT CLASS

Sundays at 10:15am in Room 103, starting August 28.  This adult Sunday school class will be doing the Andy Stanley

study “Investigating Jesus”.

MONDAY

MONDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY

James writes to believers who know suffering, who've faced trials, and who ultimately desire a deep relatonship with God.  As we work through James verse-by-verse, we will be challenged to move beyond a private, intellectual  knowledge of God and His Word, to a vibrant faith that impacts every square inch of life.   9:30-10:30am in the conference room.  Led by Pastor Su.

MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING

Third Monday of the month, 7-8pm in the sanctuary, starting September 26 and led by Pastor Su.   Each month we will come together to live out Colossions 4:2, "Devote yourself to prayer, being watchful and thankful."  We will pray for ourselves, each other, our church and our world.  As we lift up our praise and prayers, we will wait and listen for God to speak.

TUESDAY

BEDROCK GANG

Are you retired?  Are you middle aged?  Are you sitting at home each day looking for a way to connect with other adults?  This ministry may be for you. The Bedrock Gang meets for Christian Fellowship with fun activities and programs.  We meet regularly every Tuesday morning at 9:30am at the Youth Center, unless otherwise notified in the bulletin announcements or monthly newsletter.  Call Carol Albert (717) 896-3354 for more information.

MEN'S BREAKFAST & DEVOTIONS

Tuesdays 8:30-9:30am at Denny’s Lennies, led by Pastor Brendan.   Come get some breakfast, enjoy fellowship with other brothers in Christ, and start your day right with a time of devotions.  Email Pastor Su (srider@halifaxumc.com) or sign up at the Welcome Desk in the church lobby.

GOD'S HANDIWORK

This group started in 2006 for people (men, women & youth) who wanted to learn how to knit and/or crochet.  Since then, the group has grown, making afghans for our church’s graduating seniors, prayer shawls, baby afghans for our church’s new additions, dish rags and potholders to be put in the food room baskets at Christmas, bookmarks for the first graders when they get their Bibles, and to be put in the Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.  They make baby items to be given to Lifeline in Millersburg and Morningstar Pregnancy Center.  They also make hats and scarves for donation to Neighborhood Center, Bethesda Mission, and several other organizations.  Yarn is provided.  Experienced or inexperienced, all are welcome.  For more information, please contact Helen Koppenhaver at 717-571-4956 or Wanda Pottiger at 717-896-3552.

MEN'S BIBLE STUDY

Tuesdays 5-6pm in the conference room led by Pastor Brendan.  This group is currently studying the book of James.

WEDNESDAY

PEW SISTERS

Wednesdays 6:30-8pm in Room 103, starting September 7. Led by Tricia Schultz and Heidi Eyster.  Pew Sisters will be starting the book Find Your People by Jennie

Allen. Find Your People offers practical solutions for creating true community in a world that’s more connected and more isolating than ever before. Jennie draws on fascinating insights

from science and history, timeless biblical truth, and vulnerable stories from her own life. You were created to play, engage, adventure, and explore - with others. In Find Your People, you’ll discover exactly how to dive into the deep end and experience the full wonder of community.

Questions? Want to join? Contact Tricia Schultz

(sis212@comcast.net) or Heidi Eyster

(bfsunshine40@gmail.com)

REVELATION

Wednesday nights 6:00-7:30pm in the conference room, starting September 7. Led by Pastor Brendan.  Revelation is a book of hope and promise for God’s people.  We will discover how Revelation connects to other parts of scripture, what promises it contains for God’s people, and the beautiful picture of our eternal future it offers.  Email Pastor Su (srider@halifaxumc.com) or sign up at the Welcome Desk in the church lobby.

DISCIPLE - REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE

Wednesday nights 6:30-7:45pm in Room 104, starting September 7. Led by Pastor Su.  Disciple - Remember Who You Are examines the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. We’ll study the Old Testament Prophets for 12 weeks and then the Letters of Paul for 12 weeks, finding common themes including calls to remember, calls to repent, calls for renewal, and calls for community. 

Email Pastor Su (srider@halifaxumc.com) or sign up at the Welcome Desk in the church lobby.

THURSDAY

ALPHA

Thursdays 6:30-8pm, starting September 8 and held at the Zion Stone UMC, 358 Million Dollar Road, Halifax. Led by Rick Stence & Pastor Su.  Alpha is where people come together to ask questions, talk through issues, build relationships, and experience what the Christian life really looks like. We’ll come together and explore questions like:
 

  • Is there more to life than this?
  • Why and how should I pray?
  • Why and how should I read the Bible?
  • How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?
  • Does God heal today?
     

Alpha is a great opportunity for all people – those who are considering Christianity, new believers wanting to grow in their faith, and seasoned Christians looking to clarify and deepen their beliefs.  Email Pastor Su (srider@halifaxumc.com) or sign up at the Welcome Desk in the church lobby.

SATURDAY

REACH OUT LIFE GROUP

This group enjoys conversation, support, prayer, Bible study and brunch during our time together.  We would love to have you join us! Please contact Joanne Konick-McMahan at ndswsj@aol.com or Dawn Sariano at dsariano@diakon-swan.org if you have questions or would like to join.  Reach Out meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month at 10:00 am in the Church’s conference room.

WE CARE VISITATION MINISTRY

We Care is a ministry that visits those who are not able to be out-and-about. Church family and others in our community are responding very graciously to our visits! We are looking for people who would enjoy visiting people for encouragement, conversation and reminiscing. 

Contact Jacquie Cooper (717-896-3036) or JoAnne Konick McMahan (610-209-2929) if you would like to be involved.