Live Prayer with Pastor Adam
Join us for online worship each week on our Vimeo page (vimeo.com/hbumc) or streamed live on Facebook at 11am. Visit hbumc.org for small group resources, outreach opportunities, and more.
Hayes Barton United Methodist Church is a vibrant and connected faith community that strives to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ, continuously growing in our relationship with God and our understanding of His word, and confidently reaching out in mission to our community and our world. We are located in the heart of the Five Points Neighborhood near downtown Raleigh. We invite you to join us in joyful worship and celebration on Sunday mornings and connect with us throughout the week. We are blessed with many energetic ministries that appeal to all generations, including a variety of spiritual formation classes, small group connections, a dynamic music ministry, and international and domestic mission opportunities. Come and discover what Hayes Barton is all about!
Mission: Offering Christ, Community and Compassion.
Live Prayer with Pastor Adam
Due to some technical difficulties, we are having to put off our St. Francis Feast Day Blessing of the Animals...but don't worry, we'll send it out this week so you can see all of your church friends and their pets! Read more about this special tradition:
The blessing of animals is a unique and uniquely Franciscan tradition. The love we give to a pet, and receive from a pet, can draw us more deeply into the larger circle of life, into the wonder of our common relationship to our Creator.
Youth Sunday worship has been uploaded! Click the image to hear our youth sharing scripture, testimonies, songs, and messages! Thank you to our gifted middle and high school students for leading us in worship this week.
Visit hbumc.org for an Order of Worship with liturgy, music selections, Scripture, and a list of participants.
This is "Hayes Barton UMC Weekend Worship - Oct 3-4" by Hayes Barton UMC on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
Some of our members read that Healing Transitions was in great need of masks. Member Jennifer Jones, among others, created masks for the amazing folks serving clients at HT. Our maskmakers have plenty more projects coming up so stay tuned!
It's time to get your #humbleheartbazaar lunch ticket! Buy your ticket NOW through October 31st (online only)! We have partnered with Carroll’s Kitchen to provide our lunch this year. Carroll’s Kitchen is a nonprofit restaurant that creates healthy employment opportunities for women overcoming crisis. Lunch pick up will take place on Wednesday, November 18th.
To purchase your tickets (or purchase a ticket and make a donation), please click the following link…
And then complete the following 3 Easy Steps:
1- Click Order Tickets under the Lunch Ticket area
2 - Register Online with your personal information including credit card
3 - You are now ready to buy a ticket to the lunch! (And as a bonus, the log in you just created will also be used for the online Silent Auction!)
“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people.” – 1 Timothy 2:1
Let us join together with our NC Conference of the UMC sisters and brothers in Christ in prayer this month. Download and print the calendar at nccumc.org
Our preschool ministry director Karen Skaggs, her husband Eric, and their daughters Olivia and Morgan lead a table discussion and offer a sweet blessing you may know! Welcome to our virtual Wednesday night table.
Approximately 1/2 ton of food was delivered to the Millbrook UMC food pantry serving the refugee community served by USCRI Raleigh! Thank you for offering compassion to our refugee neighbors.
Live Prayer with Pastor Adam!
Weekend worship has been uploaded! Be sure and follow along with hte order of worship (available at hbumc.org) as we baptize babies and welcome them to the household of God!
This is "Hayes Barton UMC Weekend Worship - Sept 26-27" by Hayes Barton UMC on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
Our St. Francis Day Virtual Blessing of the Animals is Sunday, October 4. Click the link below to submit a picture of you with your creature, great or small! Here we feature staff members Rachel with Pip and Flash, Stephen with Jackson, Marshall with Hunter, Amy with Dixie, and Pastor Molly with George. 🐶 🐱
General Commission on Religion and Race
This Saturday, Sept 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT the church leaders from the Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church, African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, Afri-can Methodist Episcopal Zion (AMEZ) Church, and The United Methodist Church will meet via Zoom for a historic time of prayer and reflection.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89311023410?pwd=WWJTWVdwWlRoL0cvMTV2ZVJYUGRMQT09Meeting ID: 893 1102 3410Passcode: 365974
Tonight's table blessing and discussion includes poems and verses about music and a sung blessing by Joy Clayton. Join Pastor Rick and Joy as you offer your own blessing for your meal this Wednesday night. Don't forget book & Bible studies for all ages - visit hbumc.org/formation to learn more!
This heart-warning story of families together at last illustrates the vital work of USCRI. We are pleased to be partnering with Millbrook UMC to fill the USCRI pantry for their clients. Needs are: cereal, granola bars, canned chicken & tuna, ramen, and bar soap. Drop off at church between 9 and 5 or at two Raleigh homes (details at hbumc.org/outreach).
We are so happy to welcome Tharcisse and Ancille to Raleigh and see them back together with their “baby,” Janvier (featured here). All three of the family members were scheduled to travel from Rwanda and arrive in Raleigh in March. They had their suitcases all packed and ready to go.
But at the last minute, only Janvier was allowed to board the plane to the U.S. The separation was the result of travel restrictions implemented due to COVID-19. The travel plan changes were so fast and confusing that Janvier left his suitcase in Rwanda and arrived in Raleigh with only a carry-on. (None of the family had symptoms. Travel was delayed because of risks to the parents' health.)
The family had been living in refugee camps in Rwanda, after fleeing violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) over 20 years ago. Janvier, the youngest of the couples' surviving children, is an avid basketball and soccer player. He worked as a coach for youth teams in Rwanda and is looking forward to coaching again in North Carolina.
Being well-dressed and neat are important to his parents, and his mother is already gaining a reputation for wearing beautiful dresses that showcase African fabrics. The three are rejoicing over being together again. They are hoping to reunite soon with their other two daughters, both of whom remain in Rwanda awaiting resettlement.
Thank you again to all our Welcome Home Project volunteers who prepared such a lovely new home for this family!
Weekend worship has been uploaded! Click the link to hear words from all three pastors and youth lay reader, music from the LightHouse Band and Stephen Aber, and a children's message from Ms. Laurie. Order of worship at hbumc.org. Want to find a great Sunday School class or participate in a 6-week pop up class? Visit hbumc.org/formation to learn more.
This is "Hayes Barton UMC Weekend Worship - Sept 19-20" by Hayes Barton UMC on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
Our latest collection for those who have been affected by COVID-19 benefits the Millbrook UMC pantry for USCRI, the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. The pantry serves people in our community who fled their home countries due to life-threatening conditions including religious persecution, war, and discrimination. Thanks for partnering with our sister church Millbrook to provide cereal, granola bars, ramen, canned chicken, tuna, and fruit, and bar soap for our refugee neighbors in Raleigh. Church member Beth Baker, a frequent volunteer with USCRI, shares more about our food drive and the organization. Drop off at church between 9 and 5 each weekday or at homes in Raleigh - check hbumc.org/outreach for locations!
Though we can’t eat together at church tonight, we invite you to take some time to bless your dinner together with Pastor Adam, Jill, and Sam Charville. They’ll also offer up discussion topics and a table blessing, perfect for you to bring up to family, friends, or over the phone with a fellow church member. Look for a new table time video each Wednesday night!
Preschool kids will receive a prayer and song time video tonight from Ms. Karen and Ms. Blair, and Elementary CSA continues tonight (email Laurie Harrell at [email protected] to join this group). The youth have offerings, too (hbumcyouth.com). Both Pastor Molly and Pastor Adam begin book and Bible studies tonight: learn more and sign up at hbumc.org/formation.
Welcome to our community table, church!
Live Prayer with Pastor Adam!
Weekend worship for this week has been uploaded! Click the image to hear words from all three pastors and youth lay reader, Stephen Aber, violinist Karen Galvin, and vocal ensemble, and the children's message from Ms. Laurie.
Find the Order of Worship with liturgy, music selections, Scripture, and prayer requests at hbumc.org.
For a list of a Sunday School classes, including several new "Pop Up" classes that begin tomorrow via Zoom (taught by lay leaders and open to all), small groups, and new fall book and Bible studies, visit hbumc.org/formation, Visit hbumc.org/justice for social justice information and resources.
Thank you for your gifts, tithes, and offerings: give online at hbumc.org/give or mail checks to Hayes Barton UMC, 2209 Fairview Road, Raleigh, NC 27608.
For prayer or personal support requests, email [email protected] and join us on Facebook Live on Mondays at noon for prayer time with Pastor Adam.
This is "Hayes Barton UMC Weekend Worship - Sept 12-13" by Hayes Barton UMC on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
Thanks to your generosity, members of the Being Boaz small group (Janet Gruchacz pictured here) took two loads to the Boys and Girls Club of Wake County this morning. The Boys and Girls Club’s family program, serving 40-50 families, is now 24 weeks old. The first 20 weeks, they received enough donations to serve those families without additional expense. The last 3 weeks, they had to shop for $300-350 worth of groceries out of their own funds. Thanks to our members for supporting the drive and filling their pantry! Our next food and supply drive supports USCRI: stay tuned for details.
The United Methodist Advocates for Public Schools (UMAPS) team from Saint Francis United Methodist Church and the NC Conference and Pastors for NC Children invite you to join us for an Evening Webinar on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm as we explore the calling our faith provides to support public education for all students in North Carolina. For over 20 years, public schools in NC have been dramatically underfunded. Our schools need all communities, especially churches, to advocate for the sound basic education the NC Constitution guarantees.
While we can’t be together at church tonight, we invite you to take some time to bless your dinner together with Pastor Molly and Patrick. They’ll also offer up discussion topics, perfect for you to bring up to family, friends, or over the phone with a fellow church member. Look for a new table time video each Wednesday night!
Preschool kids will receive a prayer and song time video tonight from Ms. Karen and Ms. Blair, and Elementary CSA kicks off tonight (email Laurie Harrell at [email protected] to join this group). The youth have offerings, too - check in with Rachel at [email protected] to learn more. Next week, both Pastor Molly and Pastor Adam begin book and Bible studies: learn more and sign up at hbumc.org/formation. Tomorrow morning, Mary June Jones kicks off her virtual breathing and meditation series and lectionary Bible study is offered via Zoom at 10am and 7pm. All details available at hbumc.org/formation.
Welcome to our community table, church!
Fall Formation @ HBUMC
We will be live tonight at 6:30!! Hear from all three pastors on Facebook Live about plans for fall: formation, worship, outreach, and support.
They can’t wait to see and hear from you!
Let us lift up and pray for those who work full-time, who serve as volunteers, or who seek employment.
'In your glory, we offer all the work of our hearts and hands and minds.' Video reflection offers a blessing for all those who labor or are seeking work.
The Feast Congregation
Happy Feast Day of St. Teresa of Calcutta. Today's reflection is contributed by Rev. Molly White Associate Pastor of Hayes Barton United Methodist Church in Raleigh, NC. Be Blessed.
“When I said, ‘My foot is slipping,’
your unfailing love, LORD, supported me.
When anxiety was great within me,
your consolation brought me joy.”
We are officially at six months of social distancing, mask-wearing, and upending our lives. When this pandemic will end is still uncertain. Over the past six months, every person has coped with anxiety, frustration, and fear. My elementary-aged children started school this week. I have felt a strong desire for things to be “normal” again: back-to-school should mean supplies and school buses, lunch boxes and soccer practice. But, this season of our lives is not normal. It should not be normal. It should not feel normal.
God did not create us to live lives of isolation where a veil of darkness covers our world. This is not normal. But the darkness of the pandemic is a place where the Holy Spirit still moves and lives and breathes. I read a poem yesterday by Theodore Roethke, and this is the first line: “In a dark time, the eye begins to see.” Friends in Christ, we are at a point in this pandemic where – if we pay attention – our eyes begin to see ourselves and God and the world in new ways. In this darkness, my eyes have seen injustices that I had not thought enough about. My eyes have seen people discovering what a gift it is to live in community. My eyes have seen that slowing down to rest is restorative to my soul. My eyes have adjusted to the darkness and found flickers of light there – the unextinguishable kind of light that is truly divine.
The darkness is not normal, and we don’t want to normalize it. We don’t want to stay in the darkness. But, it’s here for right now. If you thoughtfully look around and explore it, what do your eyes see? Notice the things around you. Acknowledge the good and the bad. Talk with God about what you find in the darkness. Scan the darkness and find the corners where you can light a candle or where sunlight might filter into the room. When we walk around in the darkness, our feet may slip. But when we open our eyes in the darkness, our eyes adjust. We begin to see that bits of light exist. In this time of pandemic darkness, I invite you to open your eyes to the ways that God is still at work in us and around us. Allow your eyes to adjust to the darkness and to see the flickers of light that exist there.
Holy God, Light of the World, even the darkness is not dark to You. Our feet may fail us as we wander in the world’s darkness, but, Lord, help our eyes adjust so that we might begin to see and to know how to order our steps. We want to see ourselves and our world for what it is and for what it could be. Help us to recognize the shadows and the steadily burning candles. You are our consolation. You are our joy. Lord, help us to see even in the darkness. Amen.
Weekend worship for this week has been uploaded! Click the image below to hear words from all three pastors and Reverend Sally Bates; Stephen Aber and vocal ensemble; and the children's message from Ms. Laurie. The Order of Worship with liturgy, music selections, Scripture, and prayer requests is available at hbumc.org. To offer your tithes and offerings during worship, visit hbumc.org/give. For prayer requests, email [email protected].
This is "Hayes Barton UMC Weekend Worship - Sept 5-6" by Hayes Barton UMC on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
The dynamic duo, the tireless two...John Thomas and Jim Jones have coordinated multiple food and supply drives for Urban Ministries, Daniel Center, and Wake Boys and Girls Clubs and assisted with every other outreach effort from our church. They are back at it to support the Boys and Girls’ Clubs pantry, which is seeing increased needs since school started. Visit hbumc.org/outreach for a list of needs and the two locations (besides the Stone Street entrance of the church weekdays, 9-5) for drop off. Thank you John & Jim!
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