2021 Mission Conference

February 1-28

During this season of pandemic, many ministry activities have understandably scaled back or ground to a halt, but God’s intentional rhythm has not changed, because we serve a God who does not change. His purposes have continued, and as they have, so has the boots-on-the-ground work of our mission partners. The harvest has remained plentiful, and the workers have continued to serve as the hands and feet of Jesus, both locally and globally. We are reminded that serving these communities is not an obligation or a to-do list, but an way of life and an invitation, from the One who showed us through His life the value He places on serving others.

As God’s beloved people, we understand that we have both the privilege and calling to stand in the gap between the way things are on earth, and the way things can be. That God has entrusted us with the economy of His Kingdom on earth, and that as faithful stewards, we love and bless others into His fold. His Word proclaims His vision of the Kingdom, and we gladly and gratefully partner with Holy Spirit to see His Word shared and lived out in our communities, both near and far.

We have much to celebrate in the work that has gone before us in the past year, and we radiate hope as we look forward to in the work of the year to come!


“Now may God, the inspiration and fountain of hope, fill you to overflowing with uncontainable joy and perfect peace as you trust in him. And may the power of the Holy Spirit continually surround your life with his super-abundance until you radiate with hope!”
-Romans 15:13


 

Schedule

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Service

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Learning

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Giving

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Service Opportunities

Monday || February 22


 

5:30 - 6:30pm

Assist with bin prep on Monday Feb 22 from 5:30-6:30pm (at church)

Tuesday || February 23


 

8:30am - 4:30pm

Assist with packing snack packs (pick up needed items at church on Tuesday Feb 23 and take home to assemble 50 packs, then return to church on Friday Feb 26)

Thursday || February 25


 

9am - Noon

CynShea’s restaurant, in partnership with The Boys and Girls Clubs of North Alabama, is currently feeding 2,500 children in our community each day. 
So, join us on Thursday Feb 25 from 9am-noon as we provide some extra hands to assist with meal prep and packing.

8:15am

Join us on Thursday, February 25 as we serve breakfast to the clients of First Stop. Donated breakfast items need to be delivered to First Stop by 8:15am on Feb. 25. If you have time and are comfortable, you are invited to stay and serve breakfast. Please review the needed food items below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

Friday || February 26


 

7 - 9am

Assist with Teacher appreciation breakfast on Friday Feb 26 from 7-9am (Pickup and Delivery of items to school)





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9am - 1pm

Join us Friday February 26 from 9am-1pm at Manna House where we will be working on some much-needed maintenance projects such as repainting stairs, repainting / touching up walls, and 
painting a yellow safety ramp. Paint will be provided and brushes will be available. If you have a favorite brush bring it!

Saturday || February 27


 

8 - 11am

On Saturday, February 27 join us as we work to beautify the front landscaping at Lincoln Village Academy. We will be weeding beds, spreading mulch, trimming bushes, planting flowers, and decorating the front of the school for spring. The team will assemble at 8am in front of the school, which is located at 1110 Meridian St N, and plans to work till 11am. This is a FAMILY-FRIENDLY site.





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8am - Noon

On Saturday Feb 27th join us as we seek to show our appreciation for our Hospital employees. Volunteers are needed in the Wesley Worship Center to assemble appreciation gifts for the COVID units at our local hospitals. *Socially distanced tables. 8am-noon: note writing (or drop off). Volunteers needed: 3 to supervise; unlimited to write notes.






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9am

On Saturday Feb 27, HFUMC will be taking appreciation baskets to ambulance sheds, fire departments, and police precincts throughout the city.  Some suggested items to include in baskets are: Candy, gum, mints, $5 - $10 gift cards, pens, post-its, hand warmers, hand sanitizers, beef jerky, individual snacks (Cookies, nut mixes, crackers…), breakfast bars, Gummy vitamins, Advil, chapstick, personal packs of tissues, cough drops, activity books like crosswords, sudoku, word finds, etc., personal notes, appreciation quotes, devotionals, coffee, and whatever else you can think of to show appreciation for their service.   

9am

Volunteers are also needed at 9am to chalk employee entrances of local hospitals with artwork and words of encouragement.

Noon - 2pm

Noon–2 pm: assembly of containers with snacks and cards. Volunteers needed: 6. 

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Sunday || February 28


 

5pm

On February 28 join us for our monthly meal and time of devotion with residents of His Way Recovery Center.  This month the residents have requested Chili and BBQ for dinner (odd combination we know, but it's what they have asked for, so it's what we will bring).  If you would like to assist with the meal, please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. All items need to be delivered to 582 Shields Rd at 5:00pm on the 28th. Thank you! 

Watch Highlights and Learn about our Partners!

Jerusalem

Jerusalem is where we go out into our Community to serve

Our Jerusalem partners are so grateful for the support of our congregation and extend a big thank you for your giving in 2020! We’d love for you to continue your support of our service to Huntsville’s communities into 2021!

Judea

Judea is where we go out into our Nation to serve

Let’s start this week with highlighting Serving over Self. SOS hosts several camps where youth are able to spread the love of Jesus Christ in communities through home repair and leadership development.
Society of St Andrew seeks to glean America’s fields and feed America’s hungry. They work with farmers to get surplus food from the field to the plates of those in need.
Serving our vets is Stand Down Together Huntsville, who seek to get our troops back to a normal life when they’ve struggled to do so
And last but not least, Upper Sand Mountain Parish is a group of 9 small congregation churches who come together to accomplish what they could only hope to while separated.

These four partners make up the Judea branch of our missions at Huntsville First, where we seek to serve our nation.

 

Our Judea partners are so grateful for the support of our congregation and extend a big thank you for your giving in 2020! We’d love for you to continue your support of our service to our nation into 2021!

Samaria

Judea is where we go to the places we avoid to serve

Samaria is where we tend to avoid. Nonetheless, we are called to serve all in need. Our partners in Samaria are 305 8th Street, The Arc of Madison Co., First Stop, New Futures, His Way Recovery Center, and Mana House.

Through your giving we’re able to support these missions in their service to the homeless, jobless, tired, and weary. We can help those who are left behind and offer help where people are searching.