HMUMC Top Ten – November 13

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1. Deck the Halls Celebration

Deck the Halls Logo (1)Kickoff the Advent season with a festive family celebration including an advent wreath workshop, seasonal crafts, cookies, hot cocoa, and a Hanging of the Greens service filled with holiday music and interactive fun for all. Join the fun, make your reservation and $10 donation per family (or per Advent wreath) online today!

Join us!



2. Thanksgiving Dinners for The Pantry

thanksgiving dinner for pantryThe Donation Deadline is TODAY

Purchase Thanksgiving dinners for our families who depend on the Food Pantry. Your donation of $35.00 will purchase a complete meal with a turkey and all of the trimmings.

give now*Sign-in – Choose Giving – Give Now and select the “Food Pantry” fund option. Please enter “Thanksgiving Dinner” in the description.


3. Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Child Shoe Boxes

operation_christmas_childThe Donation Deadline is THIS SUNDAY, November 17.

Create special memories with your family and bless a child somewhere in the world by making a Christmas Child shoe box.  Brochures are available at church.  Place shoe boxes in the bin by the elevator.




4. Women’s Christmas Dinners

Women's Christmas Dinner

Thursday, December 5 or Friday, December 6

at 6:30pm

Celebrate Christmas with your girlfriends! Don’t miss guest speaker, Merry Grayson with entertainment by Melanie Pearson. The cost is $20 per person.

sign up to attend or decorate a table


5. Sunday School Advent Study

The Journey

Starting Sunday, November 17 at 9:30am

Join “The Way” Sunday School class beginning Nov 17th as they begin an Advent study focusing on Adam Hamilton’s “The Journey to Bethlehem.” The class meets from 9:30-10:30am in Room A-3 in the Modular building.




6.  Crosstown Kids November Virtue – Wisdom

13Nov_widescreen_Wisdom 2What is this “Geocache” thing the kids have been talking about?

Instead of sailing the seas in search of pirate treasure; the Crosstown Kids are searching for the treasure of God’s wisdom using modern technology! Each week the kids will open a new Geocache found with GPS coordinates that holds a token of wisdom that complements the lesson of the week. We invite you to take the journey with us! learn more


7. Surviving the Holidays Event

grief_shareSunday, December 8 at 2:00pm

in Room 339

Thanksgiving and Christmas are festive events, but for those who have lost loved ones it can be difficult to experience the joy and peace of the holidays. If you are wondering how you are going to get through the holidays, we invite you to come and spend time with others who understand the sorrow of loss. Together, we will learn some practical coping skills for this time of year and begin to move through the pain and into healing. For more information about this event or the HMUMC GriefShare ministry, please contact Barbara Goss at or 770.235.3572.



8. Did you know?

Living Generously Logo2We are so thankful for You!

A special thank you to all of you who have turned in your Living Generously Pledge Cards. It is so nice to be a part of a congregation that cares so much about their church home. If you have not had a chance to fill out your pledge card, it is not too late. Please prayerfully consider making a pledge online by using the button below or filling out a pledge card in service on Sunday morning.

Living Generously Pledge



9. Ministry Meetings

The PiecemakersQuilting Ministry Clean Up Day

Saturday, November 16 – 9:00am to 12:00noon

The quilting ladies need your help. Our ministry is blessed that we have fabric, but not enough space. We need to clean out our cabinets, and we need many hands to help. If you are willing to help, please contact Cheri Loy or 770-932-2756.


Operation Soldier Support MeetingOperation Soldier Support Monthly Meeting  

Monday, October 18 at 6:00pm

Learn more and to get involved in the OSS Ministry. You do not need to be a veteran to attend. Email Ron Tootle at for details.



UMM-logo_plainUnited Methodist Men’s Meeting

Monday, November 18 at 7:00pm

All men are welcome to join us at our regularly scheduled monthly meeting. Come to make some new friends as you enjoy a great dinner and a relevant message. No cost to attend!


Next Safe Sanctuary Meeting

Monday, November 18 at 7:00pm 

If you volunteer with Children or Youth, and have not taken this class, click here to sign up or contact Renee Dickhute for details.


Women of Faith LogoWomen of Grace

November 19 

The Women of Grace ministry prepares meals once a month and delivers them to Grace UMC for the Women’s Community Kitchen of Action Ministries Atlanta. To volunteer or support this ministry, contact Tracy Starkmann at


Home Repair Ministry Planning Meeting

Tuesday, November 19 at 7:00pm in Room 339

Anyone interested in learning more about the new Home Repair Ministry is invited to join us for an information/planning meeting. The ministry provides assistance for the widowed, single parents, elderly, and others in our church and community who are unable to  do repairs on their own homes. Our goal is to keep residents in a safe and secure environment. For more information, please contact George Pearson or 479-221-0421.


10. Giving

North Coast Mission to Honduras

The Honduras North Coast Mission Trip is Coming Up Soon! 

Please send in all donations by Tuesday, November 19

Help support this mission trip by donating summer clothes, soccer, basket and footballs, match box cars, puppets, school supplies, and arts and craft supplies. Donation bins are located by the Rooftop. Or use the link button below to make a Donation to the School Library and for Uniforms. For more information on this trip contact John Boozer at

give now*Sign-in – Choose Giving – Give Now and select the “Other” fund option. Please enter “Honduras Children” in the description.


giftSecret Servant Christmas Ministry

If you or someone you know may need some help this Christmas, or if you would like to “adopt” a family and furnish Christmas gifts for them, please contact Roger Freeman at 770-271-8855, ext 101 or email him at



See you TONIGHT! Take a look at what is going on…

Wednesday Night Programs

What’s for supper?


Upcoming Events

11/13   Wednesday Night Supper

Wednesday Night Programs

11/13    Thanksgiving Dinners for The Pantry deadline

11/16    Quilting Ministry Clean Up Day

11/17   Operation Christmas Child Shoebox deadline

11/17   The Way Sunday School – Advent Study Begins

11/18   OSS Monthly Meeting

11/18    Safe Sanctuary Class

11/18   UMC Men’s Ministry Meeting

11/19   Women of Grace

11/19  Home Repair Ministry Planning Meeting

12/1   Deck the Halls Celebration

12/4  HMUMC Help Desk

12/5   The Shepherd’s Needles

12/5 & 12/6   Women’s Christmas Dinners

12/8   Surviving the Holidays Event



Author: Jenn Harris

“I am dedicated to helping our church communicate the love of Jesus Christ, and passionate about helping people connect with others and our amazing God.”

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