HMUMC Top Ten – November 21

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1. Honduras Mission Trip Prayers

The Mission Trip Team  has packed their bags and they are ready to leave for Honduras this weekend. The team will be building classrooms, a roof for the preschool, an outdoor kitchen and bathroom facilites in Caceres, Honduras. Please keep the team in your prayers as they serve as the hands and feet of Jesus Christ on this mission trip next week.



2. Crosstown Kids Highlight

Don’t miss the excitement on The Rooftop this Sunday!

Tom the Turkey will be here and he could come home with you! learn more

Help Decorate The Rooftop

Christmas is around the corner, and it is time to decorate the Rooftop!  Our preschool and MMO children are making ornaments for us, but we need trees and lights! If you have a Christmas tree or lights that you are willing to donate or lend to decorate the Rooftop, contact Renée at We will put the trees up on November 25.  Thanks for your continued support of our Crosstown Kids ministry!



3. 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!



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. Men, We Need Your Help!

We are in desperate need of several men to help serve as waiters at the Women’s Christmas Dinner on Thursday, December 5 and/or Friday, December 6. If your wife is attending the dinner, we have childcare taken care of with a fun pizza night planned for your kids downstairs. Please email if you are interested.



6. Sunday School Advent Study

The Journey

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.





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. Giving


Secret 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


Sanctuary Decorating Fund

Help decorate the church for Christmas in memory or honor of a loved one. A special insert will be placed in the Christmas Eve Bulletins. Pay online using the button below. Please, use the description line to note who you would like to make your donation in memory or honor of this holiday season. You may also fill out the tear off form in the bulletin on Sunday morning and place your check in the offering plate.

give now*Sign-in – Choose Giving – Give Now and select the “Sanctuary Decorating” fund option. Please enter your in honor or in memory information in the description.


9. Wednesday Night Supper and Programming Break Next Week

We will take a break on Wednesday, November 27 from all Wednesday night programing in honor of Thanksgiving. We hope you enjoy your holiday and we look forward to seeing you all on December 4th for Wednesday Night Supper and all of the wonderful mid-week programs we enjoy as a church family each week.



10. Mark Your Calendars!

Wee Praize Christmas Musical “Where’s Baby Jesus?” 

Sunday, December 8 – 5:30pm to 5:50pm

What starts off as simple mischief turns into a powerful Christmas time reminder of what this season is all about. The Wee Praize Choir (3 years old – 1st Grade) will melt your hearts and are a “must see” this holiday season. After the performance, we will celebrate the evening with cookies and punch on The Rooftop.


Kidz Praize Christmas Musical “Angel Alert!”

Sunday, December 8 – 6:10pm to 7:00pm

God used angels in mighty ways to reveal Christ’s birth. Imagine what it might have been like behind the scenes from the Angel’s perspective. Come enjoy the Kidz Praize Choir (2nd Grade – 5th Grade) as they bring a fresh look to the story of God’s great love for us through our own “little angels.”


Christmas Cantata “Our King Has Come”

Sunday, December 15 at 8:00am, 9:30am and 11:00am

This is the PERFECT time to invite your friends and family. Come enjoy a live full orchestra, our Hamilton Mill UMC Chancel Choir and soloists, plus a powerful message of hope and our call to come and worship our Savior. Presented at all 3 Sunday morning services. Please note the 8:00am service time change. Attendance is very full at both 9:30am and 11:00am. We encourage you to make room and bless our visitors by coming to the 8:00am service.


Lessons in Carols with Special Guest Artist – Staci Frenes

Sunday, December 22 at 8:15am, 9:30am and 11:00am

Staci’s acoustic folk-pop songs have inspired audiences at her concerts all over the country, and millions of viewers on major network shows such as The Biggest Loser, America’s Next Top Model, One Life To Live, All My Children, Nashville, Summerland and nationally released feature films. Staci will lead us in worship through her beautiful versions of Christmas music and Carols. Please don’t miss this opportunity to invite a friend and bless them with a special Sunday morning. Staci’s CD’s will be available after each service.



Upcoming Events

11/27  Wednesday Night  Supper and Programming Break

11/28   Happy Thanksgiving

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  Wee Praize & Kidz Praize Christmas Musicals

12/8   Surviving the Holidays Event

12/15  Christmas Cantata “Our King Has Come”

12/22  Lessons in Carols with Special Guest Artist Staci Frenes



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.”

2 Responses to "HMUMC Top Ten – November 21"

  1. Mary Beem Posted on November 23, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Marvin and I will not be able to attend services until after his stem cell transplant is completed and he has been pronounced healthy, so we will have to rely on the internet for our connection. (Marvin’s acct. on is “marvinbeem2”). Please keep us up to date. Many Blessings, Mary Beem

    • Jenn Harris Posted on November 23, 2013 at 7:50 am

      Hi Mary,
      If there is anything that I can do to help keep you connected, please let me know! We all will be praying for you!
      Jenn Harris