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.
Praying for Annual Conference
The Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church will hold its Annual Conference Meeting June 20-23
We ask that you pray for discernment in the election of delegates to the General and Jurisdictional Conferences of the United Methodist Church. If you are struggling with what to pray, consider the prayer Reconciling Ministries Network's Helen Ryde prayed as she visited churches on her way to General Conference 2019:
May every LGBTQ+ person who has ever been baptized, confirmed, attended or served the United Methodist Church know how fearfully and wonderfully they are made. And may the Western North Carolina Conference reflect this love in every way.
Mars Hill HAPPENINGS & HEADLINES
Updated Sunday, June 2, 2019
Mark Your Calendars | Upcoming events
Honor Your Father June 16 - Submit Your Photo
Want to honor or remember your father at Mars Hill UMC on Father's Day? We invite you to submit a photo of him to be included in a slideshow on display in the Fellowship Hall on Father's Day Sunday (June 16). Just like with Mother's Day, you can either give your photo to Lisa to be scanned, text it to 910.995.0759 or email it to Heath. Please share your photo by June 14 as well as include your name AND your father's name.
Father’s Day &Trinity Sunday with Our Third Sunday Fellowship Meal - June 16 at 11 am & Noon
We hope you’ll join us in June for Boy Scout Sunday. Look for more information in the coming days!
WNC UMC Next: Holy Conferencing - Happening June 19 @ 6 pm at First United Methodist Church in Waynesville
Are you concerned about what’s next for the United Methodist Church? Do you believe the Traditional Plan is inconsistent with the gospel of Jesus Christ and our Wesleyan heritage? Do you want to see the the discriminatory language and restrictions and penalties against LGBTQ persons removed from the Book of Discipline? Do you want the United Methodist Church to be truly open to all people?
You are not alone.
UMC Next is a newly formed grassroots movement working toward a hope-filled future for the global Methodist movement. A national gathering was convened in May with at least 10 representatives from each Annual Conference. It was truly a “holy conference” - a Spirit-led time of beginning to discern what God will do next through the people called Methodists.
For this movement to continue, we need YOU.
On Wednesday, June 19th at 6:00pm we will gather in that same spirit of holy conferencing. Come, hear more about what took place at UMC Next. Bring your questions, your fears, your experience, your ideas, and your hopes. Find support and offer support to others. Join us as we continue to discern what comes next. Click to learn more about WNC UMC Next >>
The Winston-Salem Girls Chorus to Perform June 21 at 7 pm
Mars Hill United Methodist Church is pleased to host the Winston-Salem Girls Chorus at 7 pm on June 21. Celebrating their 29th year, the June 21 concert is part of their summer 2019 tour. Click to learn more about the chorus >>
WNC Reconciling Ministries Network Worship - June 21 @ 9 pm in the Memorial Chapel at Lake Junaluska
Join other Reconciling United Methodists as we worship together! This inclusive service is welcoming to all. Music, stories and communion will be shared. Click to learn more >>
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.).
There is no choir nor handbell choir rehearsal this week.
Boy Scouts - this Monday @ 7 pm
Church Mice Artists - this Thursday @ 9 am
Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) - this Thursday @ 7 pm
Narcotics Anonymous (N.A.) - this Friday @ 6:30 pm
Sunday School - this Sunday @ 9:45 am
Father’s Day & Trinity Sunday - this Sunday @ 11 am (Childcare Provided)
Fellowship Luncheon - this Sunday @ Noon
Honoring the Fathers of Mars Hill United Methodist Church
On Father’s Day and Trinity Sunday, Mars Hill United Methodist Church is honoring the fathers across our church and community. Here are some of their photos.
Celebrating our Boy Scouts & Their leaders
on june 9, pentecost sunday, we were honored to host boy scout troop 525, which meets monday at mars hill united methodist church. the scouts and their leaders updated us on the troops happenings and participated in our morning worship.
Celebrating Our Pre-School Students & Teachers
On May 19, students of our Pre-School shared their witness and ministry through music. the performance was part of our annual pre-school sunday.
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News from the Pre-School at MARS HILL UMC
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