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Sunday School

Infant to Young Adult

Sunday’s from 9:45am-10:45am several classes are offered for both kids, and adults.

Nursery (birth-3 years): Serves as a safe and loving environment for your child so that you can attend an adult Sunday School class. All the volunteers have undergone a background checks required by our Safe Sanctuary Guidelines.

Pre K - Kindergarten: Each class begins with a Bible story and monthly Bible verse. Your child will hear the Bible story and then apply the Bible message through a craft and/or game. A weekly handout is also provided. Each week we will close with prayer requests by the children and a prayer for the children.

Grades 1-2: This group gathers around a large table for fun instruction. Beginning with a game or craft that leads into a Bible lesson based on scripture, the stories are adapted to be understood by these early elementary children. A weekly handout is also provided.

Grades 3-5: This group starts with a worksheet or a game to introduce the lesson. We then let each child express their joys and concerns and open with prayer. The scripture lesson is usually presented in a play format and is followed by a question and answer session. A lively discussion ensues as children of this age come up with the most wonderfully thoughtful questions and comments that you can never quite prepare for.

Grades 6-8: All middle school kids are in for a Bible lesson based on scripture followed by group discussion. Even if you’ve never attended Sunday School before, you’ll fit right in!

Grades 9-12/College: High school and college aged young adults gather for fellowship and Bible study with use of a computer, projector, and a more advanced research and bible study. The teacher serves as a facilitator to lead a more in depth discussion of life obstacles, opportunities, decisions and how to allow God to guide us on this journey.

Adult Classes

Beginnings: This class is designed for those who are new to the faith, Bible, Church, or, who are not sure where they are with their faith. General class format includes reading scripture followed by large and small group discussion. Individuals of all ages are welcome!

Berean: Located upstairs in the back of the Sanctuary, this a class of 8-12 adults. The age range is from 22 to 83 with the majority of the class attendees being 50+ years of age who have been in church for years. The material used is the Cokesbury Adult Bible Study guideline (available in both small and large print). Discussions include a range of Christian, Biblical, and current affairs that may affect our faith either positively or negatively. Class participation is encouraged and members can feel free and comfortable to do so. Class members are also led to read the Word of God as a daily part of their walk.

Adult Men: Located upstairs in the Christian Life Center (CLC). Men of all ages led in a Bible lesson followed by a hearty discussion about LIFE!

Treasures: This is a new class that has grown out of the Treasures of a Transformed Life by the author John Ed Mathison. Members vary in age from 30’s to 60’s.

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Bible Studies

  • Disciple
  • Bible Boot Camp
  • Women’s Studies
  • Short-term Studies
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Vacation Bible School: Better known as VBS, is a fun part of summer in our church. It’s usually held in the middle of July for any kids who are interested, members or not! The timing varies so that we can serve both traditional and year round students. It’s also held in the evenings, instead of the day. This not only keeps it from interfering with school, it allows some outdoor activities in cooler evening air. Music, games, and crafts are all part of what turns out to be a very fun week. And hopefully, it brings our younger Christians to a new state of worship!

Acolytes: At HSUMC, our youth rotate serving as acolytes and bible carriers every week. They work together, with our pastor, to help everyone worship God on Sunday mornings. The responsibility of the acolyte is to light the candles on the altar. The flame symbolizes the Light of Jesus Christ and is a visible symbol of his presence during worship. The bible carrier’s duty is to bring the Word of our Lord into the church while we worship. Then at the end of each service, the acolyte and bible carrier, together, take the Light and Word back out into the world. It reminds us that as we scatter out into the world, God will always be there with us.

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UMYF: Holly Springs United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF) seeks to provide middle and high school youth with a safe place to grow in their relationships with God and others as they interact socially with other teens, pray for each other, study Scripture, and serve others.

Holly Springs UMYF consists of weekly gatherings of the youth, led by the Youth Director (or designated representative). These meetings are held on Sunday evenings from 5:00 to 7:00. The objective of these weekly gatherings is to provide a meaningful experience for the youth to grow in their relationship with God and others. The basic structure of the meetings: a meal, some group bonding/game time, and Bible study.

Additionally, UMYF participates in North Carolina Conference Youth Ministry events such as Summer Breakaway, Annual Conference Session for Youth, and Pilgrimage. The objectives are to have fun, bond, integrate new youth, and connect with other local youth groups. Other events, such as bowling, game nights, movies, or lock-ins are planned by the Youth Leadership Team.

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United Methodist Women

It’s one of the largest organizations for women , the United Methodist Women. HSUMC has a devoted group of ladies willing to help others and promote women’s and children’s causes around the world. Our purpose expresses our relationship to God, our church and fellow members.

Generally, the group meets the second Sunday of the month following the 11 o'clock worship service in the Christian Life Center. However, some meeting dates are changed to avoid conflict with other church events. Check the church calendar for changes.

Being a part of the whole increases the UMW's ability to make a difference in the lives of people locally, nationally and globally. A second means of supporting the mission field is through contributions either monetary, fundraising, and/or by donations. Prayerfully think about how you can support our God's work and improve the lives of other human beings.

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The HSUMC Prayer Team meets each Monday morning to discuss the needs and concerns of the congregation. But we just don’t pray for our members. We are also there to pray for family and friends who need a spiritual boost. All of the prayer needs are included in a Prayer List that is prayed over and distributed to members of the congregation for additional prayer.

We also offer the Prayers of the People during our regular worship service. It is during that time that we are given the opportunity to lift up the names and circumstances as a congregation. We use these moments to share joys and blessings too, and to offer our thanks to God.

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Praise Team The Holly Springs UMC Praise Team is a group of musicians and vocalists who lead the congregation in worship through song at our 8:30 worship service. The Praise Team helps the church connect with God by demonstrating true, sincere, and vibrant worship. Moreover, each member of the Praise Team understands that we are part of this ministry because of a love for God, and as an act of service for Jesus Christ.

Rehearsals and open auditions are held each week on Sunday nights at 7:00. The Praise Team also rehearses each Sunday morning at 8:00, just before worship. Musicians must have adequate musical ability, and vocalists are encouraged to be able to blend and harmonize as needed.

Chancel Choir We practice Wednesday Evenings starting at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary. It is so good to come together for fellowship and worship in song, and then to leave feeling uplifted, inspired, and we are so very grateful for the time that we shared with each other.

If you enjoy singing for the Lord, joining us, all you have to do is show up for practice. We will get you fitted for a robe, and have a music binder made for you.

We pray that you will be a part of our Music Ministry. It is such a rewarding way to glorify our Lord!

“….. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.” (Isaiah 35:10)

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Senior Ministries

Seniors play a very active role in our congregation. One of the favorite activities is the HSUMC Senior Luncheon. On the 4th Thursday of each month at Noon, catered food is served along with a side of fellowship. Lunch is usually by a program of interest to the group. Past programs have included: the Carolina Tiger Rescue, Financial Planning, and various musical programs, just to name a few!

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International Missions: Connecting the Church in mission in response to our Lord’s command to “make disciples of all nations” is what our Mission Team is all about. The purpose of the program is to provide the congregation with international mission opportunities through the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Our first trip built houses and provided Christian fellowship to the people of Chichicastenango, Guatemala. Our goal is to send an international mission team from our congregation somewhere in the world every other year.

Holly Springs Food Cupboard Helping local families in times of need is the mission of the cupboard. . As a church, we have an ongoing food donation and drop off bin located inside the entryway doors of the church. Through our Sunday bulletin, members are reminded of the urgent needs for the HSFC. When the bin is filled, the food is delivered directly to the food cupboard, and tummies are filled.

Meals on Wheels: Volunteers pick up meals in Fuquay and deliver them residents in need throughout Holly Springs. Volunteers deliver meals each Wednesday and every other Monday. If this sounds like something you can help with, you do not need to be a church member to be a part of this delivery service.

Operation Christmas Child: Check back for more information.

White Christmas In the weeks leading up to Christmas, we ask our congregation members to bring a "white offering" to the church. The gift can be anything from fresh fruit (oranges, apples, bananas) to wrapped candy (miniature chocolate bars, candy canes, hard candy). We then take the "white offerings" and package them up for shut-ins or home bound individuals throughout the community of Holly Springs. It’s a great way to make sure EVERYONE has a gift to open on Christmas!

Fishers of Men: In Matthew 4:19, Jesus said to his disciples: “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” The Great Commission (Matthew 28:19) proves that our Lord expects his disciples to not only follow him but also be in the business of making new disciples. Because we are focused on making disciples for Christ, the United Methodist Men’s group at Holly Springs UMC, took on the name “Fishers of Men”. Our Goal is to have all men of the church active in this group so that the men of the church can truly call themselves United Methodists.

Our Mission is to unite the men of the church in fellowship and service in order to promote personal and collective growth in Christ. Through fellowship, we learn to be stronger men in our faith, family and community. Through service the pastor, the trustees, and/or any committee can call upon the Fishers of Men for any service opportunity for our church and community.

This ministry meets the third Sunday of each month at 12:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. All men are invited to share this hour of fellowship and we encourage you to invite a neighbor or friend.

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Worship Committee:The Worship Committee is listening. You are invited to contact the committee at the following email: We are looking foward to your comments, concerns and questions.

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