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Come out to Big Heart Farms at Huntersville ARP Church beginning Sunday, July 9 through Thursday, July 13th.

Dinner begins at 5:30 PM. Pickup is at 8:15 PM. (Dinner is FREE!)

Children Ages 3 through 5th Grade are welcome!

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National Day of Prayer, 5-7-2015

National Day of PrayerThursday, May 7, 2015 is the National Day of Prayer.

We will be hosting a noontime service and luncheon in conjunction with First Baptist Church-Huntersville.

The Lineberger Room will also be available from 7:00AM-7:00PM for people to pray. A sign up sheet is on the HARP website and will be on the table in the foyer near the elevator next Sunday for everyone that is available to pray throughout the day (30 minute time slots).

Please let Jerry Shope know if you are able to help serve lunch and/or prepare a dessert for the luncheon. he can be reached at (704) 201-2260.

You can signup for a particular time slot below. Note that only one person can sign up per time slot, but you are welcome to come during any time you can.

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Support the 2015 Mission Trip to Canal Point

The 2014 Canal Point Missions Team

The 2014 Canal Point Missions Team

Dear Family and Friends:

We’re going back! In June we are returning to Canal Point, Florida for the third time.

This year we are especially excited because two of our team members were able to make a winter trip to work in cooler weather and to help us make a plan for our summer projects so we can “hit the ground running” when we get there!

A before and after picture of one of the projects is included below. Previously we focused on the church building and grounds as well as the parsonage. This year our work projects will include needed improvements to church members’ homes.


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Our youth and young adults will have the opportunity to serve the local Haitian Mission by hosting Vacation Bible School. Other outreach activities will include volunteering at the food pantry, serving at the community center, and visiting the elderly.

We would appreciate your prayers this year as we coordinate the logistics of our team of 21. We also ask for your financial support, as travel and construction supplies are costly. There are two ways you can make donations. You can write checks to HARP with Mission Team on the memo line or make an online contribution using the following link:


2015 Mission Team

“And he said to them, “Go into the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” Mark 16:15

-Your 2014 Mission Team

Take a look at last year’s trip highlights!

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Chili Cook off for Florida Mission Trip – Feb 28!

Chili Cook-OffJoin us!

Huntersville ARP Church (200 N. Old Statesville Rd. in Huntersville) is hosting our Annual Chili Cook-off on Saturday, February 28th, and we would love to have you there.

Have a secret family recipe? You can enter your chili for just $25. Judging will be at 5:00PM in the church fellowship hall.

Want to sample all the entries? Dinner will begin at 6:00 PM. It’s all-you-can-eat for a donation that will go towards the cost of this summer’s mission trip to Canal Point, Florida.

Contact Heidi Reckard at the church office with any questions at 704-875-1704.

Canal Point 2014 Mission Trip – Thank You!

Dear Friends and Family,

Thank you for once again for making it possible for our congregation to serve the Lord through missions work in Florida. It was a blessing to serve the people in Canal Point and encourage our friends, Bill and Beth Taylor, and their family in their ministry. The “muscle” on our team spent the week providing needed repairs to the exterior of the church, building a new porch and railing, as well as providing much needed improvements to the manse. We were able to spruce up the Sunday School rooms and fellowship hall with a fresh coat of paint, and we held Vacation Bible School at a local youth mission, as well as stuffed meal bags at the local food pantry. Everyone pitched in to remove furniture, clean, repair, and paint the guest house across the street that the church owns which helped turn the house into an asset rather than a liability for the church.

With the knowledge and experience gained from our trip last year and the feedback from the team, we had an even better idea of what we could get done and ways to be more effective and focused on this trip. We had two general contractors with us, allowing us to manage multiple jobs on the various sites simultaneously. Because of the way we arranged our transportation this year we had an additional truck for transporting construction materials and shifts of workers from site to site. Our schedule this year allowed us to have dinner together each night as a team with our resident elders leading devotions in the evening.

Now that we have made structural improvements to the church building, we look forward to returning next year to address needs of some of the members. We believe our presence and our efforts are providing encouragement to this congregation and helping them to maintain their church properties and homes.

Thanks again for your prayers and financial support. It allows us to participate in this good work with brothers and sisters in Christ. We are blessed to serve.

Team Florida

Mission Trip 2014 Signatures


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The 2013 Canal Point Missions Team

The 2013 Canal Point Missions Team

Greetings, fellow Brothers, Sisters, and Friends of HARP!

The Mission Team’s trip last summer to Canal Point, Florida was a source of tremendous blessing to Bill and Beth Taylor and to the Canal Point community. We were able to meet many needs, such as building a beautiful stone walkway to the fellowship hall, making significant structural repairs to the sanctuary, cleaning the Sunday School rooms and nursery, and performing much needed repairs to the manse where the Taylors live. The youth were also able to package food at the local food pantry, visit a Haitian Mission, deliver baked goods to shut-ins and assist with their Vacation Bible School. (To see what we did, you can watch last year’s Mission Video at the bottom of this post!)

This year, we have twenty three team members who plan to revisit Canal Point. We are excited about the work we will be able to accomplish and we want you to be a part of it! The total cost per person is $1,500, with a team goal of $30,000. Please prayerfully consider making a donation in support of our efforts.

We covet your prayers for every detail of this endeavor. Last year we faced many obstacles before, during, and after the trip. Among them were surgery, illness, injury, permit problems and plagues like frogs, locusts and torrential rain! Despite these challenges, we were able to serve our Lord and help others. In the coming weeks you will have the opportunity to pray for each of the team members through updates in the weekly Worship bulletin.

Thank you for your generous support and encouragement.

Your 2014 Mission Team

Take a look at last year’s trip highlights!

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Canal Point Mission Trip Video

With a sincere thank you to all our supporters and prayer
partners, we are happy to present you with our video presentation
of our Mission Trip to Canal Point, Florida. You can view the video
below, and you may also download a copy for offline enjoyment using
the links below. Blessings to you all, thank you again, and we look
forward to serving again next year!

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Huntersville ARP
 Mission Team:

Anthony Navarro – Laura Navarro

Trent Gazzaway – Jill Gazzaway

Ryleigh Gazzaway – Spencer Gazzaway – Larson Gazzaway – Delaney Gazzaway

Jerry Shope – Linda Shope

Hannah Shope

Robert Brown – Clara Brown

Jenna Youngblood – Connie Ferrell – Madeleine McAulay

Thank You for helping us minister to others in service to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Soli Deo Gloria!

Men’s Breakfast

The men have finished their study of “Tender Warrior” and are off for the summer.  Men’s Saturday breakfasts will resume in the fall.  Stay tuned for what the new book will be!  

Kannapolis Intimidators Game

All are invited for a HARP outing to watch the Kannapolis Intimidators  vs Greensboro Grasshoppers Game this Friday, July 12, 2013, 7:05pm. Meet at the stadium (2888 Moose Rd. Kannapolis, NC 28083)and buy your general admission tickets.


Wednesday Night Meal and Service

This Wednesday evening, July 10,  we will have a special time of fellowship, starting at 6:00pm. We will be preparing a Low Country Boil and hotdogs and fries for the kids. At 7:00pm, the Canal Point Mission Team will be giving a presentation on their work two weeks ago in Florida. Please join us!