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We’re so glad you found our website. Whether you’re visiting us from another part of the world, or from right here in the Huntersville, North Carolina area — welcome!

We’re so glad you found our website. Whether you’re visiting us from another part of the world, or from right here in the Huntersville, North Carolina area — welcome!

Pastor Paul's Blog

Attitude of Gratitude

Dear Friends,

One of my favorite sayings is, “To fail to plan is to plan to fail.”  The older I get the more I recognize the validity of this saying and how true it really is.  Most of the good things in life don’t just happen.  There is a sense that we have to plan the right things into our lives to accomplish our objectives.

This is true especially of our finances and the ways we plan to spend our money.  If we aren’t careful, money seems to flow out at a faster pace than it comes in.  Useful tools like budgeting and savings are important to stay healthy financially.

This is also the reason we ask that you give to God, through the ministry of Huntersville UMC, and plan that giving accordingly.  We recognize that if we just give to God what’s left over after we spend on everything else we likely won’t be able to respond as we would like.  The scriptures remind us of the importance of contributing to God’s work in response to what God has provided.  The hard part is actually making the giving to God a priority over some other worthwhile things.  I am convinced that the value of the work God is doing here is worthy of the support you can offer.    

This church is investing in God’s work as never before.  We are actively seeking to expand our outreach and bless others.  Using the tools and gifts God has given, we are reaching hundreds of people each and every week through Loaves and Fishes, Not Here Ministries, Room in the Inn, Preschool, Nifty Needles, MOPS, Hispanic/Latino worship, Youth groups, Children’s ministries, UMAR, and so many more!  Lives are being transformed and blessed, and your support is the reason we are able to do so!  We recently received an email, right after the Fall Community Extravaganza.  The writer of the email expressed great appreciation to the church for that event, and others like it, in which we were part of God’s good news being shared.  The writer noticed that we are making a difference in this community and felt it!  I am so encouraged by this and know you are too!

Thank you for your support of Huntersville UMC and the work God is doing here.  We ask that you prayerfully consider what that support will be moving forward into 2017.  Estimate of Giving cards will be available starting this Sunday.  May you find great joy and blessing in hearing and obeying God’s call to be active participants in his saving work in the world!

Grace and Peace,

Paul B. Thompson