Here at Harmony UMC we are all about helping adult’s build real relationships, create an authentic community, and make a difference in the local community and our world. Our Adult Ministry is designed to help men, women, older adults and young adults connect with the church, grow deeper in their relationship with Christ together, serve in the ways God has gifted each one of us, and to build encouragement through fellowship and the study of God’s word.
Everyone has their own starting point and pace with which they are comfortable, especially when it comes to matters of faith. Whether you are looking to actively engage in our adult ministries, small groups, mission projects, social gatherings or grow in faith with one of our new life groups, we have something for wherever you are in your faith journey.
- Adult I: Teacher – Hilary Alexander; class meets in Old Social Hall (sanctuary)
- Adult II: Teacher – Ann Pullen; class meets in Room 103.
- Adult III: Teacher – Tom Sullivan; class meets in Copy/Conference Room on first floor
Young Adult Ministries
College Students and Young Adults
A new Sunday School class for Young Adults began on June 24th and is being held in the Library on the first floor
United Methodist Women
Our purpose is four-fold:
- to know God
- to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ
- to develop a creative, supportive fellowship
- to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
Missions is what we are about — not only here and near, but also the not-so-near and the far, far away. Our money stretches from our own backyard to all around the globe to help women, children, and youth in need. We’re a hands-on group, too, helping local missions through personal involvement. Our main fundraiser is serving dinners to Harmony’s United Methodist Men (once a month, 10 months out of the year).
Harmony’s UMW is made up of two circles which meet monthly (except during the summer). One circle meets mostly on-line and consists of younger women in their 30’s and 40’s. The other circle meets during the day; the women in this circle are older, ranging in age from mid-40-s up to 90+.
There’s LOTS more to tell about United Methodist Women, but space does not allow all of their story to be told here. If you want to know more, contact Mary Preston, Harmony’s UMW president, by phone (540-338-4152) or by e-mail (K4LJH@comcast.net).
United Methodist Men
The United Methodist Men (UMM) is the men’s group of the church and all men in the church are members. The group meets on the fourth Monday of each month. This fellowship opportunity includes dinner (which is provided by the UMW) and a business meeting. The UMM’s primary mission for Harmony Church is the maintenance of the church grounds (mowing, etc.). Annual fundraising events include spaghetti suppers ( March, June, and November); yard sales (May, October) and Easter Sunrise Pancake Breakfast. The men of the church are also involved in other community missions including the cold weather shelter and maintenance at Camp Overlook. UMM has also been involved with or contributed to the Salvation Army, Hunters for the Hungry, Hearthaven House, Good Shepherd Alliance and community Thanksgiving events to name a few.