We’re so glad you found our website. Whether you’re visiting us from another part of the world, or from right here in the Huntersville, North Carolina area — welcome!

We’re so glad you found our website. Whether you’re visiting us from another part of the world, or from right here in the Huntersville, North Carolina area — welcome!

We’re so glad you found our website. Whether you’re visiting us from another part of the world, or from right here in the Huntersville, North Carolina area — welcome!

Not Here LogoNot Here Ministries

Not Here Ministries is a ministry of HUMC with the sole purpose of helping the least of these.  Starting in June of 2015, we began preparing food on a weekly basis to carry down to the inner streets of Charlotte, NC.  Our goal was to distribute food to the homeless and those in need.  When we started, we simply set up on the sidewalk, passed out food to whoever was hungry, and spoke of the love of Christ.   Just as God’s Grace is free for all, so is our food.  After constantly being told how much people like what we were doing, but couldn’t do it where we were, we decided to call ourselves, Not Here Ministries.  Since then, we have been given permission to serve at a local homeless church called The Hope Chapel, where you will find us serving every Thursday from 11:30-1pm.  Our ministry has grown tremendously in its first year of operation.  We started off serving around 40 people each week with food and drink.  Now we serve approximately 150 people each week with food, drink, clothes, toiletries, and the “Bread of Life”.   All are welcome to join us in being the hands and feet of Jesus. For more information about this ministry read our Did You Know section.

An Update from Not Here Ministries (June 2020)

During this difficult time we are living in, Not Here has not been able to travel to Charlotte to serve as we have been doing since the beginning. For now, we have made the transtion to "Right Here." We began serving the Huntersville community right here at Huntersville UMC on Wednesday, June 24.

 Right Here Logo

On June 24, Not Here Ministry made its transition to Right Here Ministry. Approximately 150 people were served a hot, delicious meal through our drive-thru meal service. They were greeted with warmth and hospitality with this message included on a card:

Thank you for visiting HUMC’s Drive-thru Community Dinner event. We hope you enjoy your meal.We hope to see you at future events.

Visit our website for information on what’s happeningat HUMC.

We anticipate that this will be an on-going event that connects HUMC to the community and fosters lasting relationships with Jesus Christ. Please see the video below to see pictures that show what kind of welcoming atmosphere was provided.

We want to thank all who contributed to making HUMC’s first Community Drive-thru Dinner a success. From the desserts provided by our United Methodist Women, to the donations of water, to the WONDERFUL chefs & servers, to Brilliant Brian greeting guests at the entrance, it was a beautiful evening. If interested in getting involved, contact Krista at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A response from one of our guests:

I was fortunate to have been able to get two of the meals you handed out this past Wednesday. They were delicious! I am a member of Asbury UMC. I want to thank your Church for your kindness to those of us who are less fortunate. May the Blessings of God, be with you, all of you, evermore...James T.

 

 

Not Here Ministry is not a lined item on the church budget. Yet, thanks to the generosity of time and money from several individuals, the mission continues to thrive.