Mark your calendars for March 1 & 2 and get ready for a refreshing time of fellowship with other women!
This year we will be looking at Relationships Rooted in the Gospel, what it looks like to live in God-honoring relationships. In a time where social media has the tendency to dominate our time and energy, forming deep and meaningful relationships can be difficult, but it is important nonetheless. We hope that focused time spent together will help grow relationships we already have and form new ones at this retreat, as we are called to live in community with one another. Our speaker, Angela Howard, will be addressing what God-centered relationships look like.
We will be in a tranquil, secluded mountaintop retreat center called Laurel Ridge. It will be a time of refreshment, worship, learning, and, of course, building meaningful relationships. By giving ourselves time to truly connect and develop friendship, we hope it will be a time of renewal and a chance to focus on the command to live in community with each other. We also look forward to it providing the time to focus on growth in personal relationship with Christ. We hope to see you there!
Please register HERE by January 6th for the early bird registration cost of $75. After January 6th, registration will be open til January 27th for the price of $85.
Harbor Church Women’s Bible Study will be studying the book of ROMANS during our 30-week 2018-2019 study session. We will meet Tuesday mornings starting September 11 from 9:30 – 11:00 in Room 201. Childcare is provided for children birth – age 4, though we’d appreciate your letting us know ahead of time if you will be bringing children, as we want to be prepared to care for your little ones. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or tracieNC@gmail.com to let us know you’ll be bringing children or for more information.
If you can read through the entire book of Romans once or twice before we begin, you’ll enjoy having the perspective of the whole before we dig into the smaller portions of text. No book is required, though you may wish to bring a folder or have a three ring binder for your weekly questions and notes. Please join us as we dig into Paul’s longest letter, one many theologians refer to as the clearest, most comprehensive summary and explanation of the gospel and the Christian faith in all of scripture. We look forward to learning and growing with you in our time together!
The Harbor Women’s Care Team invites you to attend Craving Grace: Walking in the Goodness of the Gospel on Saturday, March 17 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. This workshop-style retreat event will provide women an opportunity for fellowship, refreshment, and gospel-focused content that will challenge, encourage, and equip us to live each day in the realities that are ours by union with Christ. Cost for the day’s events is $22 and includes the book Craving Grace: Experiencing the Richness of the Gospel, box lunch, workshop materials, and other goodies. Full and partial scholarships are available. Email email@example.com to register or sign up in the church foyer. We look forward to sharing the day with you!
Be sure to register by Sunday, March 11! Checks can be made out to Harbor Church (please note Women’s Retreat or Craving Grace in the memo) and given to any WCT member or dropped in the offering plate. Thank you!
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.