Your Mars Hill Community Connections
The congregation hosts chapters of Alcoholics Anonymous and narcotics anonymous, a local Boy Scouts of America Troop, a Madison County 4-h club and the Church Mice artists.
Responding to the Special Session of General Conference 2019
A Message from Our Pastor
Blue Ridge District & WNC Conference REsponse
Local Churches, Congregations & District Superintendent Respond with Love, Vigil
As featured in the Asheville-Citizen Times, read more about how local churches, pastors and our district superintendent responded with a vigil and love. Attendees included the pastor and congregation of Mars Hill United Methodist Church.
An open letter to our LGBTQ+ siblings and their allies
From Sacred Witness Western North Carolina
United Methodist pastors, church leaders, and laity in the Western North Carolina Conference wrote to acknowledge the harm done recently by the global gathering of the United Methodist Church known as General Conference.
They say to our LGBTQ+ siblings: “you are beloved children of God, and you are beloved by us.” This action of the General Conference does not reflect our own hopes and dreams for The United Methodist Church. More importantly, we believe that it does not reflect the hopes and dreams of God.
The letter included 1,250 signatures from beloveds across the Western North Carolina District and was presented to Bishop Leeland by ten clergy and one lay person. After listening carefully, Bishop Leeland acknowledged the hurt some feel when they repeatedly hear they are not fully received into the life of the church, while also recognizing there were those of sincere conviction who feel differently. All conceded the conference, and the entire denomination, represents a divided house. The meeting ended with prayer for our laity, clergy, congregations, and denomination.
Mars Hill Happenings & Headlines
Sunday, April 19, 2019
Mark Your Calendars | Upcoming events
Lenten Prayer Service
Between now and Easter, we are holding a weekly Lenten Prayer Service on Mondays at 7:30 pm. These will take place at the church.
Life Talk College Ministry
We’ve kicked off a Life Talk, a college ministry in collaboration with our students from Mars Hill University. Join us Sundays at 7 pm at the church - ALL are welcome. If you have questions, please let Gabby or Lisa know.
Sunday School meets @ 9:45 am
Ever feel like the conversation was just getting started? What if you had just 15 more minutes? Beginning March 31, we’ll be starting our Sunday School classes at 9:45 am. We look forward to seeing you Sunday morning.
Treasure & Stuff Sale + plants too! - Coming May 4
This Week at Mars Hill - Regularly Scheduled Happenings
Each day provides a new opportunity to connect and engage with our greater Mars Hill church community. Scroll down to see our weekly calendar of events for this week’s happenings, including choir rehearsal, Boy Scouts, Hand Bells, Church Mice Artists, Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) and Narcotics Anonymous (N.A.).
Holy Week, including Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Easter Sunrise and Easter Sunday - April 14-April 21. See Holy Week + Easter details >>
Sunday School - this Sunday @ 9:45 am
Sunday Worship - this Sunday @ 11 am (Childcare Provided)
Life Talk College Ministry - this Sunday @ 7 pm
Mars Hill UMC Choir Practice - this Monday @ 6:07 pm
Boy Scouts - this Monday @ 7 pm
Hand Bell Choir Practice - this Wednesday @ 6 pm
Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) - this Thursday @ 7 pm
Narcotics Anonymous (N.A.) - this Friday @ 6:30 pm
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Outfits & Shoe Donations to Mars Hill Elementary School
The donated spring outfits and shoes were delivered to Mars Hill Elementary School on April 10. What a wonderful Easter surprise for three little boys. Many thanks to those who helped in this project. Our church is truly blessed to be able to help this family.
Spring Church Clean-up Days
A tremendous thank you to those who have joined us in making Mars Hill United Methodist Church and our parish grounds a welcoming and inclusive space for our visitors, community and congregation. We hope you’ll join our upcoming Saturday and weekday workdays for food, fun and fellowship.
Two Saturday workdays (one in March and one in April) will include members of our broader Mars Hill community and will conclude with lunch.
The trustees have posted a trustee “to-do” list on the church’s hallway bulletin board. If there are fixes that need to be tackled on the March and April church workdays, please share them on the posted list.
April 15 @ 9:44 am - a weekday church workday
April 27 @ 9:44 am with lunch @ noon - this will be a community workday, including members of our ministries and fellowships
Our Mission(s) of the Week
at Mars Hill United Methodist Church
Here at Mars Hill United Methodist Church, our Mission of the Week includes
The Haywood Street Respite - this fund is for the homeless throughout the Asheville area. They need clothing for family embers of all ages. If you would like to make a donation, please make a check to the church and mark it with Haywood Street. This can be placed in the offering plate.
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO TO HELP THOSE WHO NEED HELP PROVIDING FOR THEIR FAMILIES!
Pastor’s Discretionary Fund
At Mars Hill United Methodist Church, our Pastor’s Discretionary Fund helps our pastor pay for the needs of the people of Madison County. Please make your check out to the church or put cash in an envelope with “PDF” marked on the envelope or on the check and place it in the offering plate.
ONGOING MIssion: Neighbors in NeeD
Our Madison County neighbors need food, electricity and heating assistance in the winter months. You can help by bringing canned food (only non-perishables), baby food and diapers for babies and adults. If you would prefer to donate to support contributions to electric bills and heating assistance, please make a check payable to the church, designate it “Neighbors in Need” and place it in the offering plate.
cans of stews
Mars Hill Elementary School Backpack Project
We continue our local outreach with the Mars Hill Elementary School Backpack project. Through this important community program, Mars Hill Elementary School Students are provided stuffed backpacks to take home over the weekend. Your donations of individually wrapped items will support local students in need.
Please place the following items in the hallway bins:
cheese crackers or cheese snacks
granola bars (no nuts)
pudding and fruit cups
microwavable soups, pasts and mac & cheese
other healthy snacks without nuts or peanut butter
The United Methodist Women
of Mars Hill United Methodist Church
Our Church Calendar
Mars Hill United Methodist Church Calendar of Events
9:45 am - Sunday School
11 am - Worship
7 pm - Life Talk College Ministry
6:07 pm - Choir Practice
7:30 pm - Lenten Prayer Service
7 pm - Boy Scouts
9:30 am until noon - Church Office Hours
6 pm - Hand Bells
9 am - Church Mice Artists
9:30 am until noon - Church Office Hours
3 pm - 4-H Every Other Week
7 pm - Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.)
6:30 pm - Narcotics Anonymous (N.A.)
First Sunday of the Month
Monthly MARS HILL UMC EVENTS
Third Sunday of the Month
Monthly Fellowship & Birthday Luncheon
Fourth Sunday of the Month
Mars Hill United Methodist Church Handbell Choir
Our Monthly Fellowship/Birthday Luncheons
What to Expect
If you visit or attend on the third Sunday of each month, you’ll be welcomed to our monthly fellowship/birthday luncheon. Hosted in the Mars Hill United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, the monthly potluck welcomes all immediately following our 11 am Worship.
You can expect a wide variety of dishes, including many gluten free, plant-based/vegan and vegetarian options.
At times, these luncheons are occasionally rescheduled to accommodate holidays and other special events.
If you’re visiting our church in Mars Hill, we welcome and appreciate the ways in which you enrich our worship and we invite you to join us for our Monthly Fellowship/Birthday Luncheon. No matter who you are or where you’re from or when;/if you celebrate your birthday, you are welcome at our table.
Your Concerns & Prayer Requests
Submit A Prayer Request Online
Use the below online form to submit your prayer requests to our pastor at Mars Hill United Methodist Church. Names are included on our prayer list through the end of each month.
Inspiration for Daily Living
Mars Hill United Methodist Church
Church Council and Committee Chairpersons:
Chairperson: Ann Clark
Lay Delegate to Annual Conference: Heath Nettles
Lay Leader: Heath Nettles
Church Historian: Kathey Lee
Lay Leadership and Development: The Rev. Lisa Hartzog, Chairperson
Finance: Susan Kiser, Chairperson
Treasurer: Barbara Pate
Financial Secretary: Ree Smith
Trustees: Jeff Hite, Chairperson
Staff-Parish Relations: John Jalocha, Chairperson
Worship: The Rev. Lisa Hartzog, Chairperson
Church Fellowship: Judy Hulvey
Memorial Garden Subcommittee: Connie Kramer, Chairperson
The Memorial Garden
at Mars Hill United Methodist Church