HMUMC Top Ten – November 27
1. THIS WEEKEND! Deck the Halls Celebration
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. Wednesday Night Supper and Programming Break Next Week
We will take a break today, Wednesday, November 27 from all Wednesday night programming 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.
3. Women’s Christmas Dinners
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
4. Children’s Musicals
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.”
5. Surviving the Holidays Event
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 email@example.com or 770.235.3572.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Missions and Serving Opportunities
Agalta Valley Honduras Missions Trip Meeting and Donations
The next participant meeting for the Jan 24 – Feb 1 mission trip will be held on Saturday, December 7 at 10:30 in room 351. You can help support this trip by donating soccer balls, pumps, balls that you can pump, beach balls clothesline, clothes pins, wash cloths, combs, brushes, bar soap, reading glasses of all magnifications, matchbox cars, bubbles, toothbrushes, aspirin, advil, alleve, Neosporin, antibiotic creams and cortisone cream. Donation bins are located by The Rooftop.
Toys for Tots Volunteer Opportunity
Dec 21 – 8:10am to 12:00pm
Join us for this volunteer shift and help bring joy to needy children in our community. We will meet at HMUMC at 8:10am to pray and provide instructions before leaving by 8:30am. We kindly ask volunteers to bring an unwrapped toy, but it is not required. If interested, email Richard Avery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trinity Soup Kitchen Volunteers & Donations Needed
Dec 21 10:00am-2:00pm AND Dec 22 10:00am-3:30pm
Help serve meals to the homeless of Atlanta at Trinity UMC. Volunteer to prepare meals on Saturday or serve meals on Sunday. You can also support this ministry by donating new gloves (regular or work), socks, or hats for the homeless. Donation bins are located by The Rooftop. To sign up to volunteer, please contact Tracy Goodbar at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Christmas Dinners for The Pantry
Purchase Christmas dinners for our families who depend on the Pantry. Your donation of $35.00 will purchase a complete meal. Please order online at below or place a check in the offering plate with “Pantry Christmas Dinner” in the memo line.
give now*Sign-in – Choose Giving – Give Now and select the “The Pantry” fund option. Please enter “Pantry Christmas Dinner” in the description.
Wreaths Across America
Sponsor a fresh wreath to be laid upon a Veteran’s grave in conjunction with a holiday wreath laying ceremony. You may make a $15 donation per wreath online below or place a check in the offering plate with “OSS Wreaths Across America” in the memo line.
give now*Sign-in – Choose Giving – Give Now and select the “Missions” fund option. Please enter “Wreaths Across America” in the description.
8. Giving Thanks Blog Highlights
11/27 Wednesday Night Supper and Programming Break
11/28 Happy Thanksgiving
12/4 HMUMC Help Desk
12/5 & 12/6 Women’s Christmas Dinners