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OUR HANDS,
SAVE THE DATE!
OCTOBER
SERMON SERIES
FAITH, COMMUNITY & LEGACY
SERMON SERIES:
OCTOBER 12 : Praying…
th
OCTOBER 19th: Risking…
OCTOBER 26th: Deciding…
MOST HOLY GOD,
HUNTSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
We are your followers and we have heard your call
upon our lives. We pray for your help that we might
be strong, of good courage and free from fear so
that we may be successful in building your home in
this place. Now O’ God, we set our hearts and minds
to seek your face in all that we do, and may we do all
with every ounce of our strength and all of our love.
OUR HANDS,
HIS HOME
AMEN
PRAYER TEAM EVENTS
NOVEMBER 1:
PRAYER VIGIL
NOV. 1, 9:00AM–NOV. 2, 9:00AM
NOVEMBER 16:
CIRCLE THE CHURCH IN PRAYER
VOLUME 1 • ISSUE 3 • OCTOBER 2014
The Gospel writer Luke tells us in 9:51 that “Jesus set his face to go to Jerusalem.” Luke wanted the reader to know
that Jesus had become crystal clear about his mission. Jesus would go to Jerusalem, take his place on the cross and
redeem the entire world. He was ready to pay the price, no matter how steep.
HUNTSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • (937) 686-7101 • WWW.HUNTSVILLEUMC.COM • [email protected]
Starting on Sunday, October 4th, we will enter into the spiritual emphasis phase of our campaign. In a manner of
speaking, we are turning our faces towards our Miracle Harvest Sunday and we are going to be crystal clear about
the mission ahead of us.
Together we will pray and ask God, “What is it you want to do through me for your ministry at this church?” This time
of prayer culminates on the first Sunday of November when we will take up our “Miracle Harvest Offering.”
I can hardly wait to see what God is going to do in our midst. To know that we are in such a position to take this
God-honoring leap of faith reminds me of Paul’s words to Timothy who was engaged in life transforming ministry:
“They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous and ready to share…so that they may take hold of the life
that is really life!” (1 Timothy 6:18-19).
It’s our time at HUMC to take hold of the life that is really life! God’s best to you and yours!
-Pastor Bryan Meadows
LEADERSHIP GIVING STRATEGIES SEMINAR
If you feel led by God to financially support “Our Hands-His Home,” you are invited to join us on either
Monday, October 13th at Longview Cover @ Indian Lake, or Tuesday, October 14th, at Café 212 in Bellefontaine as
we meet with our campaign consultant, Mr. Michael Vilardo, of Transforming Christian Ministries. Michael will
discuss with us the many different and creative ways we could make a sacrificial and transforming gift to the
church during our three year campaign. If you would like to attend, you will need to reserve your seat in advance
of the meeting. This can be done by directly calling the offices at HUMC, at (937)-686-7101. If no one is in the office,
please leave a message on the answering machine.
HUNTSVILLE, OH 43324
PO BOX 235
6611 FRUIT STREET
HUMC’S MISSION
Helping people move closer to God through a committed
relationship with Jesus Christ. Our Hands-His Home
Capital Campaign is designed to complement and
equip us to live out our mission to its fullest potential.
OUR HANDS, HIS HOME:
FAITH, COMMUNITY, LEGACY:
OUR PAST
The story of HUMC began over 120 years ago
when a group of committed Christ followers decided
there needed to be a place of worship in the this
community. This gathering of believers grew into a
church that to this day has been helping people grow
closer to God through a committed relationship with
God. As we look to the next 120 years of ministry at
HUMC we’re asking ourselves some Kingdom-sized
questions: “Will we leave our future generations a
cultural legacy of faith?” “Will our children’s children
be able to tell great stories of a church that was
committed to all of God’s vision?” “Will I choose to
be a part of what God is doing at HUMC now and in
the future?” Our Hands-His Home is all about growing
in faith, building God’s community and leaving a
legacy that will long outlast us. What a great time
to be part of HUMC!
SERMON SERIES
During the month of October the church will enter into the
spiritual emphasis phase of the campaign. We will focus on
how this campaign will help advance God’s purposes, plans
and will in our church, our community and our lives. We will
conclude this series on November 16th when we will announce
the total amount given and pledged for the “With Our Hands,
We Build His Home: Faith Community & Legacy” campaign.
Here’s a quick synopsis of the series:
OUR HANDS, HIS HOME
FAITH, COMMUNITY, LEGACY:
How Do I Make a Capital Gift Decision?
The measure of spiritual stewardship is not “equal gifts,” but
rather “equal sacrifice.” Not everyone has the resources to make
high end gifts, and we understand that. However, every person
can meaningfully invest themselves in what God is doing at HUMC
in proportion to the resources he/she has to work with.
If then, there is no formula for what a person should give, how
does one determine their commitment amount? Utilizing the
questions below, allow them to help you gauge your own
internal measures for this very important decision.
• In a personal way, how will this commitment make a
difference to me?
• Is this a decision I am willing to take time to pray about,
genuinely seeking God’s guidance in how God might
work through me?
OCTOBER 12: PRAYING
• Is this a decision I have had a significant conversation
about with my family and my larger family of faith?
OCTOBER 19: RISKING
• Have I thought creatively about a comprehensive giving
plan that represents what I can do? What could I sacrifice?
What priorities could I change to free resources to create
a God-honoring gift?
What exactly are we praying for during this season
of sacrifice?
Without risk, there can be no victory.
OCTOBER 26: DECIDING
To make a decision to sacrifice is to perform one of the
most powerful actions in life.
NOVEMBER 2: PREVAILING & THE MIRACLE HARVEST OFFERING SUNDAY
To prevail is to advance the Kingdom onward.
• Have I discovered the joy in giving to something that will
out-live and out-last me, and contribute to the well-being of
the church, communities, families and souls of this church?
There is something deeper about the life of faith that we never fully
experience until we learn to give ourselves as fully, freely and deeply
as God gives to us.
NOVEMBER 16: ANNOUNCEMENT SUNDAY!
WHEN DO I MAKE MY GIFT?
MIRACLE HARVEST SUNDAY:
On Sunday, November 2nd, we will combine our two worship
services into one service at 10:00AM. During the service will
take up our Miracle Harvest Offering, celebrating how God has
moved in the lives of the people at HUMC.
Immediately following our worship service the entire church
is invited to go in procession to The Huntsville Event Center
where there will be a fully catered meal for the congregation.
During our time at the event center we will have some special
activities planned as well. You and your family are invited to
join us on this historic day in the life of HUMC!
*Photos taken in 1892
MR. CORY JARRETT:
I grew up in a United Methodist
Church and when I moved here over
15 years ago, I was searching for
that small town church atmosphere
like the one I grew up in. From
the first time I walked into HUMC,
something felt right. I knew it was
the right church for me. I have met
so many people who have touched
my life in one way or another.
I have made lifelong friends and
we walk side by side through the
ups and downs of life. I am thankful
that God led me to this church and
excited about the work He is doing
through His people here.
• Does this commitment change my life, investing me in
the mission and calling of the church?
OCTOBER 5: IMAGINING
Imagine what can happen when a committed group of
Christ followers join together for Kingdom purposes!
TESTIMONIES:
The church will celebrate the “Miracle Harvest Offering” on
Sunday, November 2nd, in a combined-one service worship event
at 10:00AM. During this service we will collect the offering for
“Our Hands-His Home” campaign.
ERIC & JANE TINSMAN:
Since attending HUMC, we quickly
realized we were on the right path
to developing our faith to a whole
new level! We enjoy the absolutely
amazing people we’ve met, the
positive changes in ourselves
and our life, the interactive and
engaging opportunity for our young
son, and the many opportunities
to give to others. We are looking
forward to the expansion and the
exciting future of HUMC!
During the latter part of October everyone will receive in the mail
a commitment card for the campaign. Persons can then fill out
their comment cards, designating what they have been led to give
and how they would like to structure their giving plan. On Sunday,
November 2nd, we will bring our commitment cards to church where
we will collect the cards during our Miracle Harvest Offering.
HUNTSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • (937) 686-7101 • WWW.HUNTSVILLEUMC.COM • [email protected]

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