Hope of Mooresville provides emergency housing and support for homeless women and children in downtown Mooresville. The Harbor Women’s Fellowship Team has organized a Care Bag Packing Event to take place Saturday, February 17 at 2:30 p.m. at the church. Please mark your calendars to join this time of fellowship and service to those in need in our community. There is a sign up sheet in the foyer for needed donations. Please bring all requested items to church by Sunday, February 11, when we will also have the opportunity to hear from Bonnie Battalia, Hope of Mooresville’s Community Coordinator, during a missions moment in our worship service. The bags we pack, along with hand written cards of encouragement, will be given to residents at the shelter. Please contact the Harbor Women’s Fellowship Team with any questions. We hope to see you there!
My Christmas gift to you is something you can’t really use until Jan 1, but don’t worry, you can open it before Christmas! My wife and I found this bible reading plan a while back and have really loved it, so I wanted to recommend it to you all. It is put out by Bible Class Materials every year, and it is a five-day-a-week reading plan that covers the whole Bible in a year (OT reading, Psalms, and NT reading each day). It is five days a week so that if you need more time or skip a day, you have time to catch up. It is also roughly chronological, which is really helpful especially for seeing how some of the prophets fit into the historical sections of the Bible. And, if it seems like a lot, you can always just read the OT in year one, and keep it for next year to go through the NT readings.
You can print it for free by going to the link here (if you can, print it front and back, then fold it in three) or you can pick up a free copy on the free bookshelf in the hallway of the church.
Sunday, December 3rd – Hanging of the Greens (Sunday School Hour 11:15am-Noon)
This is an all-church gathering where we share, sing and kids get to decorate the Christmas tree, all with a distinct gospel message. Special snacks will be served.
Saturday, December 9th – Youth and Family Ugly Sweater Party (Starts at 5pm)
Join us at the Larson home for food, fun, and games. Bring your ugliest Christmas sweater! RSVP to the Larsons by Dec 7th (information at the information table)
Sunday, December 10th – Caroling in Our Community (3-4:30pm)
We will be gathering at Harbor and driving to places in our community to sing carols and meet our fellow neighbors in Mooresville.
Sunday, December 17th – Hymn Sing (Sunday School Hour 11:15am-Noon)
Sing with us a church family Christmas hymns together.
The Wisdom of God: Seeing Jesus in the Psalms & Wisdom Books, by Nancy Guthrie
As we wrap up our ten-week study From Garden to Glory: A Bible Study on the Bible’s Story, the Harbor Women’s Bible Study would like to invite you to join us for our winter/spring study, introduced by author Nancy Guthrie, above. We will continue to meet at the same time and location (Tuesday mornings at Harbor Church from 9:30 – 11:15 in Room 201), and will be studying this content through May 2018. Childcare is provided, though if you are new to the study and need to make use of it, please let us know so we can plan accordingly. If you have questions or want us to order the book for you at a discounted rate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost of the book as part of the group order will be between $7 and $8.50, depending on the number of participants. Please submit all book requests by Thursday, November 16 if you would like to be part of our group order. If you would like to order your own book, the one we will be using can be found here. Our first meeting date for this study is Tuesday, December 5th. We hope to see you then!
A great many thanks to all who helped serve a neighbor in our community!
Here are some photos from our Habitat for Humanity build on Oct 21st:
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Mission Conference Weekend Schedule
Our speaker this year is Pastor Hunter Dockery of Serge Missions (formerly known as World Harvest). Here is his bio.
Saturday, November 11th
5:00pm – 8:00pm: Main Program: Welcome, Dinner and Missionary Updates/Presentations (Sanctuary)
Sunday, November 12th
9:30am – 10:45pm: Worship (Sanctuary)
11:15am – 12:00pm: Congregation/Missionary Prayer Groups (Sanctuary)
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Quarterly Luncheon (Fellowship Building)
I am pleased to announce that for our 6th Annual Harbor Missions Conference our guest speaker will be Pastor Hunter Dockery!
Hunter and Julie Dockery have 12 years of church planting work spread all over Ireland (with Jack Miller’s team), into Eastern Europe, and Russia during their time on the field with Serge (formerly World Harvest Missions). Hunter served as a Serge board member for six years after returning to the U.S. to pastor Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Winston Salem, N.C, where Michael and Lindsay Colvard attended while they were at Wake Forest University. They returned to work full-time with Serge in October of 2015.
Hunter works with the executive director of Serge, Bob Osborne, to develop ministry partnerships. He’s passionate about helping people get a glimpse into the mission’s work and see how to invest leadership skills, wisdom, and financial resources into this ministry. Because of Serge’s recent growth, Hunter believes ministry partners are needed now more than ever.
On September 26th from 8:30-11:00 am we will be participating in the Community Pregnancy Center‘s annual Life Walk. You can sign-up to walk or sponsor someone in the link HERE.
Fall Women’s Bible study (see previous post for study details) will begin Tuesday, September 12, and believe it or not, it’s time for us to find out who can attend. All are welcome (church members, attenders, friends, neighbors, etc.), and we’d be delighted to meet new friends and welcome new participants. Please get in touch with us no later than August 31 to communicate your intention to join the group! (WomensCareTeam@harborchurch.org) This will allow us to plan childcare (provided), order the books at lower cost to you, and make sure the space we plan to use will accommodate our group. Our fall session will meet at the church 9:30 – 11:15 Tuesday mornings from September 12 – December 12, taking November 21 off for Thanksgiving.
Unable to meet on Tuesdays but would like to study along with the group? Send us an email and let us know if you’d like to order a book and be on our email list. Group participants receive a weekly email reviewing/ summarizing our discussion time and study focus for the week (check out our Women’s Care Team Blog to see past email posts). We look forward to our time together!
Have you ever wondered how the various books of the Bible fit together, or if we are supposed to find an overarching message threaded through its pages from Genesis to Revelation? Have you wondered how the parts of scripture relate to the whole? Have you struggled to understand your place in relationship to God’s revelation of himself to us in his word? If you’ve ever wrestled with questions like these, I hope you will join us for our fall 2017 Women’s Bible study, From Garden to Glory by Courtney Doctor. From Garden to Glory is a 10-week Bible study on the Bible’s story for women of all ages and backgrounds. Please check out the video above, and make plans to join us on Tuesday mornings starting in September for the study! Feel welcome to invite your friends, neighbors and community members to participate. Email the Women’s Care Team (email@example.com) for additional information.