CONGREGATIONS 4 CHILDREN
Congregations for Children (C4C) is a state-wide initiative of The United Methodist Church focused on reflecting the love of Christ to our “neighbors” by helping children in public schools who are living in poverty. Harbor currently has a partnership with Mary C. Williams Elementary School. Our goal is to show Christ’s love by offering support and encouragement to the teachers, students, and families through tutoring, collecting school supplies, providing luncheons and treats for teachers and staff, and volunteering at various school events. Please contact Lisa Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can make a difference.
HARBOR FOOD MINISTRY
The Food Ministry serves through the distribution of food those who are in need of food in the local church community and Wilmington area. This service is provided by volunteers from Harbor members and non-members, church organizations, and local schools in the Wilmington area, without regard to race or religion and with care to preserve the dignity of the individuals being served.
A free program offered to anyone in the community age 55 and up every Monday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. -1 p.m. Bridge lessons & playing, Bible studies, line dancing, and more are offered. Lunch is provided at noon.
The Men’s Ministry is focused on seeking and seizing opportunities to inspire others (and be inspired) to grow as disciples in support of the UMC’s mission to make disciples for the transformation of the world. We conduct routine fellowship meetings and participate in service projects and opportunities for spiritual growth.
Contact Jeff McBride email@example.com for more information.
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
Five groups of women (called circles) meet monthly, each with a different mission focus. There is great fellowship and wonderful mission work being done by these circles. For more information, email Debbie Osterhout at firstname.lastname@example.org
CONGREGATIONAL CARE MINISTRY
Caring for, connecting and communicating with
Harbor members and friends in an intentional,
Responsible manner that will have a spiritual
Impact and meet their needs, as we
Strive to worship and fellowship
Together as the Body of Christ.
Contact Susan Beaudoin at email@example.com
ZOE Empowers provides a foundation of relationships, resources and trainings which equips orphans and vulnerable children to move beyond charity. It only takes 3 years to go from poverty to self-reliance.
Since 2012, Harbor has helped empower over 500 children to become entrepreneurs who are socially, financially and spiritually strong. Currently, Harbor is partnering with 84 children in India who are in their second year and 90 children in Kenya who are in their first year of the program.
If you would like to learn more, please contact Linda Hart at (910) 617-1689 or Meredith Malisher at (910) 616-2343
Stephen Ministry is a ministry in which trained and supervised lay persons provide one-to-one Christian care to individuals facing life challenges.
Stephen Leaders oversee and direct our Stephen Ministry. They receive training through a week long intensive training seminar hosted by Stephen Ministries in St. Louis, Missouri, and other locations throughout the US. Harbor’s Stephen Leaders are Terri Brooks and Carolyn Dolan.
If you, or someone you know, could use a caring Christian friend who will listen, care, pray, support, and encourage you – please contact Terri Brooks at 452-7202, ext. 101, or email her. If you are interested in learning more about serving in Stephen Ministry please contact Terri also!
DIVORCE RECOVERY MINISTRY
Divorce Recovery is a weekly seminar/support group that will help you heal from the pain of separation and divorce. It’s a warm, caring environment led by people who understand what you are going through.
Find help. Discover hope. Experience healing.
For more information about Divorce Recovery at Harbor, please contact Terri Brooks.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (AA) & ALANON
The local Alcohol Anonymous (AA) group meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm. For more info please visit their website at wilmingtonaa.us or call 910-794-1840
Alanon is a confidential support group for anyone who has been affected by someone else’s drinking/alcoholism or drug abuse. It helps people overcome co-dependency and learn how to find serenity in their circumstances. Alanon meets Thursdays at 7pm.
“Keep Coming Back” Alanon Family Group
A drive-through experience like no other! Our Living Nativity is presented every December, with scenes from the nativity story in the gospels, including Jesus’ family, shepherds and live animals. Turn your radio dial to listen to the actors.
Updates for 2020 will be posted later in the year.
HANDS & FEET MINISTRY
The mission of Harbor’s Hands and Feet Ministry is to promote daily life fulfillment for mature adults in both functional and spiritual ways. Our volunteers are available to assist with a variety of needs of older adults within our congregation. Some areas of potential service include transportation to doctor’s appointments, running short errands, visitation, care-giver relief, management of household needs, etc. We also serve communion to the home-bound, and have referral information to address a variety of senior needs. We are always recruiting volunteers to serve in this very meaningful ministry, and if you know of a senior citizen who could use a helping hand please give them our information. You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 910-452-7202, ext 105.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Twice a month, a dedicated group of knitters come together to make prayer shawls for those going through illness, loss, or other difficult times. These shawls are prayed over and then delivered, a caring gift of love for each recipient. Contact Shirley Walley at email@example.com for more information.
Meals on Wheels
Harbor provides over 80 meals each month to local seniors through Weekend Meals on Wheels. We donate, package and deliver meals from the Harbor kitchen on the first Sunday of each month. For more information contact Lisa Southerland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WILMINGTON INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK
Wilmington Interfaith Hospitality Network (a program of Family Promise of the Lower Cape Fear) unites communities of faith in a collaborative effort to assist children and families facing homelessness. Harbor has been a partner church for 20 years. To find out how you can be a part of this outreach, contact the church office.
Harbor’s next session of GriefShare will begin in early 2020. GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare groups meet weekly for 13 weeks. Attending a GriefShare group will help you understand your grief, face the struggles of grieving, and move toward rebuilding your life.
For more information contact Carolyn Dolan at email@example.com or Leslee Hardgrove at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call 910-452-7202, ext 101. or visit the GriefShare website at www.griefshare.org.
SINGLE & PARENTING
As a single parent, you know there aren’t many people who truly understand the unique challenges you face. You deeply desire to do what’s best for your kids, and you worry that you aren’t. Sometimes, it’s all you can do to survive from day to day. Single & Parenting is a special group that will bring hope to your life.
Single & Parenting is a group where single parents:
- Meet and find practical help and hope
- Watch dynamic video sessions featuring single-parenting experts, the stories of single parents, and instructional parenting demonstrations
- Enjoy small group discussion
Check back for an update soon!