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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

A Baptist, a Presbyterian and a Methodist Went to a Sunrise Service

This is no joke!  The First Baptist, Huntersville Presbyterian, and HUMC congregations will join together to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ at 7:00 a.m. on Easter Sunday!  We will gather on the campus of First Baptist Church on their front lawn.  Huntersville Presbyterian will provide the music leadership.  Each church will have representatives to offer Holy Communion.  Paul B. Thompson will provide the sermon.  After the service, the good folks of First Baptist Church will offer breakfast, served in their fellowship hall.

What does it mean for us to gather in this way?  I think God would be pleased!  Easter is a celebration that deserves all of the fanfare we can afford.  Breaching the divides of denomination is a small step that signals our awareness of the magnitude of the message of Jesus’s being raised from the dead.  This day is a reminder that in spite of whatever differences of opinion we may have on some things, our unity is in the hope that arises out of this life-changing message.  Showing the community of Huntersville that we are excited to be together on this day is an important display of ecumenism.  Our shared faith in Jesus in the end is all that matters. 

I hope you will plan to get up early and join us!  Invite others to join you.  May this day of resurrection be a signal to the world that in Jesus we are all made one!

We will also offer celebrations of the resurrection at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.  We have special ways in mind to join in worship at each service.  As a reminder, at the conclusion of the 10:30 service we will close our time with the singing of Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” from the Messiah.  We encourage you to come early that day as we are typically full for the 10:30 service. 

I look forward to sharing in these celebrations with you.  I encourage you to reach out to friends and neighbors who might not be regular attenders of church to join us on this most special day.    This is a wonderful time to witness to the grace of God in Jesus Christ!