CARE & SUPPORT

We are happy to offer care and support for others both within our church and within our community. Please see the different areas of care and support below. For additional information please contact the church office, (704) 541-3463.

Congregational Care

Support

Online Prayer Request

Please click here to access the online form to send us your prayer request. Be sure to check who you want to view your prayer request. Thank you.


Your Wedding at Harrison United Methodist Church

If you are the bride or groom, congratulations on your forthcoming nuptials. A wedding is a service of worship that we provide for members and their families celebrating the union of a man and a woman in marriage.

Please contact Diane Johnson, or call at 704-517-6260, to schedule your wedding.

Funerals at Harrison United Methodist Church

    • When death occurs:
      When a death comes, the pastors should be called at once to represent the presence of the church, and to provide comfort and prayer. All arrangements for the funeral or memorial service should be made in consultation with the pastor.
    • Services at the church:
      Because the funeral is a service of Christian worship, the most appropriate place for Christian people to gather for a funeral or memorial service is the Sanctuary.
    • Funeral receptions:
      Harrison UMC is willing to organize a reception for the family to receive condolences after the funeral / memorial service. Please let the pastor know if you wish to have a reception following the service.
    • Cemetery / Columbarium:
      For information about cemetery plots or space in the Columbarium, please contact Lee Caudle, or call at 704-451-2851.
    • Flowers
      You are welcome to provide flowers for the Sanctuary in honor or in memory of a person, persons or event. Please contact Sherri Demeuse, who will help you with the necessary arrangements. Pricing is approximately $55 per arrangement. She can also be reached by phone at 704-541-3463 ext. 201.

Baptisms at Harrison United Methodist Church

Baptism is one of the two sacraments that are performed in the United Methodist Church and we are always excited to be able to include a baptism as part of our Sunday morning worship services. In order to participate in an adult baptism or have an infant baptized, we request that you meet with Pastor Shane  To request a baptism, please contact Anita King,  (704) 541-3463 ext. 213.


Visitation

Our pastors and volunteer team are available to visit those who are hospitalized, in rehab, assisted living or homebound. For visitation please contact Beth Kendall, our Parish Nurse, 704-541-3463 ext. 215. You can also contact the Pastor on Call at ext. 219.


Prayer Ministries

At Harrison UMC we believe in the power of prayer. We strongly encourage every member of our congregation to develop a healthy discipline of prayer, building an intimate relationship with God.

    • Intercessory Prayer Ministry
      This ministry consists of volunteers who pray for our members, families, friends and others on a regular basis. This is an “at home” ministry where the prayer volunteers receive a weekly e-mail list of prayer requests. If you wish to be a part of this ministry team, please complete the form in the weekly worship bulletin.
    • Healing Prayer Ministry
      Our healing prayer service takes place every Monday at noon in the Sanctuary. Everyone is welcome to attend and we pray for spiritual, physical and emotional healing.
    • Requests
      Please click here to complete an online prayer request. Please be sure to indicate if we can share your request with our Intercessory Prayer Ministry.

Stephen Ministry at Harrison UMC

The Stephen Ministry logo symbolizes the path from brokenness to greater wholeness through Jesus Christ and Christ’s people.

After you find the pink slip in what’s now your final paycheck, after the doctors have said there’s nothing more they can do, after the relationship ends but the wounds are still bleeding, after family and friends have heard your story one too many times, but you still need to talk it out–that’s when Stephen Ministers step in.

Stephen Ministers are dedicated Christians and trained lay members commissioned by our congregation to administer confidential in-depth caring. A Stephen Minister is someone who will offer Christian love and support, visit with you weekly, listen, provide resources and referrals, and pray with and for you.

Stephen Ministers address the needs of people who are:

  • Hospitalized
  • Grieving the loss of a loved one
  • Lonely
  • Depressed
  • Separated or divorced
  • Homebound
  • Expecting the birth of a child
  • Dying (as well as the families of the terminally ill)
  • Experiencing the loss of a job or financial setbacks
  • Abused
  • New to our church
  • Inactive members
  • Struggling with their faith in God

To contact a Stephen Minister, please contact Sally Ainslie. All communications are confidential.


Faith Community Nurse – Beth Kendall

Beth joined our staff as the Faith Community Nurse in September 2015. Beth feels called by God to carry out this ministry at Harrison Church.  Beth is a Registered Nurse as well as a certified Stephen Minister.

“I have served the Lord for almost 40 years in the church as well as local and international missions.  What I find exciting about this new ministry is the opportunity I have to be a servant to our community by treating the individual holistically, in mind, body, and spirit.”

The United Methodist Center for Health recognize the Faith Community Nurse as working with individuals, groups, congregations and communities not only for holistic health but also to prevent and minimize illness.

Beth’s desire is to help individuals and the community to have a clear understanding of health issues and feel empowered to be an educated consumer in today’s health field.


Alcoholics Anonymous

Ballantyne Acceptance Group
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. Meetings are in the 300 building located between the Sanctuary and Hammill Hall.

The meeting schedule is as follows:

Sundays 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Mondays 7:00 – 8:30 a.m., 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. and 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Thursdays 7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Fridays 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. and 8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Saturdays 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. and 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Al-Anon Meetings
At AlAnon Family Group meetings, the friends and family members of problem drinkers share their experiences and learn how to apply the principles of the AlAnon program to their individual situations.

They learn that they are not alone in the problems they face, and that they have choices that lead to greater peace of mind, whether the drinker continues to drink or not.

Al-Anon meetings take place in the 300 building, located between the Sanctuary and Hammill Hall on:

Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.