Announcements

Announcements

Hello Church!

We continue our worship series on the book of Esther this week. This week we join the story beginning at Esther chapter 5. If you want to be more prepared, read chapters 5-7.

IMPORTANT: Beginning this week, we are asking that everyone wear a mask AND practice social distancing during in-person worship. The Church Council approved these measures this past Sunday in order to protect each other and help stem the tide of rising infections in our community. If you don't have a mask, we will have some available at the door. Thank you in advance for your compliance.

On a different note, some members of HUMC have asked how they may give in honor of the life of Pastor David Spaulding. The family has specifically asked in lieu of flowers or gifts, that donations or gifts be given in David Spaulding's memory to a NETRF.org, which was "near and dear to his heart." You may contribute online on your own on their site, "NETRF.org". However, if you wish to give a donation and are unable to access the website, you may write a check and note on the check that it is for NETRF/David Spaulding, and leave it in our collection plate on Sunday. The contributions will be submitted, as a group donation, on behalf of HUMC. Please be sure to make a notation on your check that it is for NETRF/David Spaulding.

Til next week, be safe, love God, and love people!

Pastor Eric



Join us for worship!

We encourage you to invite your friends, family, and neighbors to our regular worship service on Sundays at 10am.



Advent Season!

We encourage you to invite your friends, family, and neighbors to our regular worship service on Sunday’s at 10:00 a.m. Please join us on Sunday, November 28th at 10:00 a.m. as we begin the First day of Advent – Advent Series: Journey to the Manger. This is a great outreach opportunity, a chance to share the gospel with those we love.



Download Letters regarding the Coronavirus from our Online Library.
Download Virtual Worship Meditation from our Online Library.
 

 

CELEBRATING THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS
All Saints Day is November 7th. Each year a special Sunday is set aside to remember and memorialize our beloved church members who have died since our last All Saints Sunday Observance. We are asking you to provide names of your loved ones who have died who will be named and memorialized. In this way we will be engaging the great mystery of the Communion of Saints gathered with Jesus at the Lord's Table. The forms to provide names are in your bulletin and at the entranceway. Please open and complete the Communion of Saints Signup Form and return it to the church office by November 2 or e-mail to secretaryhumc@tampabay.rr.com.



RECURRING HAPPENINGS

Worship Schedule, Classes & Opportunities
You are Welcome to Join Us! Be sure to check the monthly & weekly calendars for any schedule changes.

Sunday's
10:00 am, Worship Service
2:00 pm, Korean Worship Service

Connections
Wednesdays - We need help with Connections. It's been 4 years since our congregation began preparing and serving lunches every Wednesday at Connections. Set up into 5 teams (one per each week including the occasional 5th week), team leaders have coordinated and provided a much needed lunch to local residents (homeless) approximately 25/wk). Contact church office.

Crafters
Meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month at 9am.

Wednesday's Men's Breakfast
Join us for coffee or breakfast at 8:30 am at Mama's Kuntry Kafe, 104 US Hwy 41 S, Inverness. All men are welcome to come for some fellowship.

Be sure to check the monthly & weekly calendars for any schedule changes.

Children and Youth Ministry
If you have or know of children/youth who might like to participate, please, see Beth Wolfe or contact Church office at 352-726-7245. If you are an adult and are interested in helping out even one Sunday a month also see Beth and she will give you the inside scoop. Most importantly, please, pray for the Children and Youth Ministries. It is vital that we "Train up a child in the way he should go" (Proverbs 22:6a). These kids need us. God needs us to help them.

Bone Builders Group
Join us on Tuesdays & Fridays of each month at 9:30 am. Bone Builders is a volunteer led osteoporosis prevention exercise and education program for men and women. During one-hour classes that meet twice weekly, participants lift light weights to improve their bone and muscle strength while also working to better their balance. Any questions, please see Marylou Benedict or contact church office.

Wednesday Men's Breakfast
Join us for coffee or breakfast at 8:30am at Mama's Kuntry Kafe, 104 US Hwy 41 S, Inverness. All men are welcome to come for some fellowship.

Attendance Pad 
Please continue to sign-in on the attendance pad. This helps us with my Missional Vital Signs reports required to be completed by district each month. Also, the membership secretary needs information for her records. It also lets us know if we had a visitor (please add your address, phone or email).



Join the Choir - Will resume in the Fall - Contact church office for information and updates
Come and check us out! We are extending an invitation to come and join our Adult Choir. Now is a great time to join us as our snow angels leave for the summer. Everyone is welcome.



UPCOMING EVENTS & HAPPENINGS

Decorate the Sanctuary for Advent
Saturday, November 27th beginning at 9:00 am "Many hands make light work!" Any and all help you can offer is welcomed and appreciated. Muffins and coffee will be served. Great opportunity to fellowship and enjoy the holiday season. All are welcome.

United Methodist Women Christmas Party
Date: December 9th, (2nd Thursday of December) Time: 11 a.m. (note that it's one hour later than normal)
If you would like to participate in the gift exchange: Bring a gift, (anything that a women would like), in the $10 price range. If you bring a gift, you will go home with a gift. No Chinese auction this year.
Dessert, drinks and a heaty soup will be provided: women are asked to bring their own sandwich or salad.
If you have question, call Roxann at 352-527-3948.

Christmas is coming!
There are only 4 children who need someone to make Christmas special for them. In connection with the Family Resource Center we were given 31 children to sponsor. Thank you to all who stepped up to give these underprivileged family some joy this Christmas. Please drop off the unwrapped gifts, in box or bag, with child's name and letter if attached-- to church by Friday, December 10th.

Be a Santa to a Senior® Give a Holiday Gift to a Senior
Wonderful news! All 36 seniors will be blessed this Christmas thanks to those who selected a tag from the Christmas tree. Thank you for brightening a senior's holiday season by sending a heartfelt gift this Christmas. (Brought to you by Ready to Care by Home Instead®). Please drop off gift by November 28th.

Brighten a local senior's holiday season by sending a heartfelt gift. Brought to you by Ready to Care by Home Instead®. We will have ornaments to hang on the tree with either male or female and their requests for items. You pick an ornament and purchase as many things on the ornament you want and put them unwrapped in a gift bag and attach the ornament to the bag. The last day to bring items is December 1st to allow time to distribute. If there are any questions or concerns please contact Linda Hensley or church office. "The Be a Santa to a Senior program brings so much joy to seniors in our community," said Carolyn Quintanilla, owner of the Home Instead office serving Citrus County. "We've all felt isolated at some point during the pandemic, but seniors are especially at risk of feeling isolated and a simple gift can show them that we are thinking of them. And that's more important this year than ever."

SPRC Meeting
Monday, December 6th at 1pm

Church Council Meeting
December 12th, TBD



OUTREACH, VOLUNTEERS, HELPERS

Back to School Supply Drive
What a great success! Thank you to those who donated school supplies. Sponsored by the Pregnancy & Family Life Center.

The Outreach/Witness committee
We are asking for donations of 18 OUNCE SMUCKER'S, PUBLIX OR ANY STORE BRAND JELLY JARS for our first time visitor ministry. Please drop off Jelly jars at the back of church or the church office. Thank you.

Financial Secretary/Stewardship Chair
For a complete accounting, send your request to: financial@tampabay.rr.com or put note on the registration pad. Please pray about your giving. Know that it supports so many good ministries that reach out into our community. Your church needs your gifts of your time, your money and especially your prayers.

Need Help! We are in need of volunteers who are willing and able to help the Counting Team on Sundays. We need people to help with the following: Counting money, checks, imputing and scanning information into computer (we will train). It's not difficult and it's a great opportunity to help the church.

Thank you to those who gave to the food pantry we collected 293 pounds of food and was given to the CUB.

 



CELBRATIONS

Anniversaries
11/19 Chuck & Sandy Engelman

Birthdays
11/04 Elaine Williams
11/08 Helen Meyers
11/12 Frank Williams
11/14 Gary Bush
11/15 Beverly Barnes
11/17 Nancy Winnie
11/22 Tereasa Chastain
11/23 Joyce Jackson
11/25 Bud High
11/25 Theodore Rockentine
11/26 Marilyn Bell
11/26 Rebecca Fischer
11/26 Bob Wilson
11/27 Ray Dahl
11/29 MaryLou Benedict