Monday Missive July 8, 2019

8 July,  2019   MONDAY  MISSIVE   


Construction and Re-Construction (new building and repair of original building) are both moving along at a wonderful rate! I was so inspired by a comment from one of our members, Dottie Webb. I got it second-hand, but she certainly spoke to my heart, and it’s my prayer that she speaks to yours!  She said, “We’ve come so far—we’re so close now!”

Her wisdom has helped me overcome the myriad of small (and not-so-small!) discomforts that have been, and that will be, as our recovery and growth is finished. Paul said something like that when he wrote “we are afflicted, but not crushed; perplexed but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.” (2Cor 4) 

We are doing God’s work here that will benefit His Kingdom and our community for the next 100 years and more—as long as we pray, hold on, be patient, remain faithful, and keep running toward the goal that God has set for us!

Come celebrate and be blessed! See you in church Sunday!    Skip



This column is a great opportunity to share wonderful things that are happening in your life, your family, and situations/things that are precious to you! Pictures and brief notes will bless us all as we learn more about each other!  (BUT YOU GOTTA SEND ‘EM!)


Emmaus Gathering (Worship, Covered Dish) at Harbor UMC on Masonboro Loop Road in Wilmington. If you are an Emmaus member, or would like to explore attending, please be our guest!  Contact John Harris for more information.  I’m certain Emmaus will change (for the better) your life and faith!



Youth and Children Ministry is currently without a director (and there are many area churches in the same situation!).  If you know of someone who would bless us by applying, please invite them to contact Larry David ( or Skip to inquire! 


POINTS TO CONSIDER:   For Immediate Calendar, go to our Website!

9 Tue          9am            Prayer Team (YC)

10 Wed      10/6:30      Bible Study “The Revelation”   (YC)

11 Thur      10:00am    HUMC Quilter’s Gathering (YR)

11 Thur      12pm         Pender East Ministerial Association (YC)

13 Sat        5pm            Emmaus Gathering, Harbor UMC, Masonboro Loop Rd in

         Wilmington. Contact John Harris for information (270-4780).

14 Sun—18Thur          Youth Mission Trip

15 Mon      8am            ROMEOs at McDonald’s

                   9:30am      Emmaus meeting (YC)

16 Tue       9am            Prayer Team  (YC)

                   12:30pm    Staff

                   5:30pm      Finance  (Choir Rm)

                   6:30pm      Admin Council (YC)

17 Wed      10/6:30      Bible Study “The Revelation”


A LOOK AHEAD --  In next Sunday's worship we will celebrate the works of James as we begin a three part series in that NT Book. James is one of our “common sense” Biblical writers, and he provides us with wonderful, life-guiding wisdom! Our first title will be “Christian Living Issues: The Sin of Deference”, from James 2: 1-13.


Thanks for being a part of the HUMC family!  Until we gather again, and always, GBY!        Skip