Not Here Ministries
Not Here Ministries is a ministry of HUMC with the sole purpose of helping the least of these. Starting in June of 2015, we began preparing food on a weekly basis to carry down to the inner streets of Charlotte, NC. Our goal was to distribute food to the homeless and those in need. When we started, we simply set up on the sidewalk, passed out food to whoever was hungry, and spoke of the love of Christ. Just as God’s Grace is free for all, so is our food. After constantly being told how much people like what we were doing, but couldn’t do it where we were, we decided to call ourselves, Not Here Ministries. Since then, we have been given permission to serve at a local homeless church called The Hope Chapel, where you will find us serving every Thursday from 11:30-1pm. Our ministry has grown tremendously in its first year of operation. We started off serving around 40 people each week with food and drink. Now we serve approximately 150 people each week with food, drink, clothes, toiletries, and the “Bread of Life”. All are welcome to join us in being the hands and feet of Jesus. Just remember, we will be Not Here, but there!
An Update from Not Here Ministries:
We are ever grateful to the young man who set this ministry in motion in the Summer of 2015. And we are ever grateful the folks of HUMC who have continued to support and keep Not Here moving in 2016.
Every week about 150 neighbors in Charlotte are served a meal and an opportunity to fellowship. These guests have grown to respect and trust the HUMC van and orange trailer to pull up every Thursday.
We always welcome help in any capacity to continue this valuable ministry and to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
Not Here Ministry is not a lined item on the church budget. Yet, thanks to the generosity of time and money from several individuals, the mission continues to thrive.
If interested in more information or opportunities to serve regarding Not Here, please contact the church office.
Again, thank you and a Blessed New Year to All!