HMUMC Top Ten – December 4

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1. 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. We still need a few men to help serve as waiters on Thursday and/or Friday. 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 in attending or serving at this event.


2. Children’s Christmas Musicals

WeePraizeChristmasMusicalGraphicWee 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.


NewKidz Praize Christmas Musical GraphicKidz 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.”



3. 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.



4. Tonight

Help DeskHMUMC Help Desk

Tonight, December 4 – 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Do you have questions about online giving, the website or want to find out how you can get connected at HMUMC? Visit the Help Desk in the narthex tonight!



headline-wednesdayWednesday Night Fellowship Supper

Tonight, December 4 – 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Join your church family for a delicous supper tonight in the sanctuary. The Kitchen Angels will be serving Baked Ham, Hash Brown Casserole and Green Beans. The kid’s meal will be the same.




5. Christmas Services

Cantata GraphicChristmas 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 GraphicLessons 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.


Christmas Eve GraphicChristmas Eve

Tuesday, December 24

Join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. We have something special planned for everyone this year with 6 services and 7 times to choose from. Weather you enjoy a traditional worship service or a high energy family service, Hamilton Mill UMC has the perfect worship experience for YOU on Christmas Eve.

3:00pm & 5:00pm

Puppet Christmas Eve Service “A Camel Called Donkey”

Join us for this popular Christmas Eve Service.  Kids of all ages will enjoy a heartwarming Christmas story through the eyes of a child that teaches us that all people are part of God’s plan and His love is for everyone.



Choose from THREE Live Worship Experiences 

Blended Christmas Eve Service

This service celebrates the birth of Jesus with a blended style that embraces traditions with a present-day tone, and includes a relevant message from our Senior Pastor, David Davis.

Family Christmas on The Rooftop

Celebrate Christmas Eve as a family on The Rooftop, our new kids’ zone. This multi-media high energy worship service is sure to create some fun holiday memories. The seating for this service will be limited.

Share the Warmth of Christmas 

A mission focused outdoor Christmas service that will warm your hearts with a carols, candles, hot cocoa and God’s Word . Please bring offerings for The Pantry, blankets for the homeless, coats for the needy, and children’s coats for local schools. 100% for the under resourced! The best way to keep warm this Christmas is to share the warmth with others.

* Childcare is available for the 7:00pm services.



Traditional Christmas Eve

Christmas is a time to gather together with others and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Gather your friends and family and enjoy a service complete with orchestra, brass, choir and a special Christmas message.



Candlelight Communion

This traditional Christmas Eve candlelight worship service draws people from all over the community, and features carols, a candle-lighting and a special Christmas message.


6. Your Leadership Skills and Talents are Needed!

LifeGroup Leaders

Do you have leadership gifts? Do you want to grow in your relationship with Christ and others? If so, then being a leader for a new LifeGroup might be for you! We’re currently preparing to launch new LifeGroups for next year and we’d love to talk with you if you feel God might be leading you in this way. Please contact Jonathan


Creative Communications Team

If you are looking for a fun place to serve and you have an interest in communications, graphic arts, marketing, web design, social media, editing, video production or you just love to be creative, then we would love to have you on this exciting new team. All ages are welcome to join. This is a great place to use your current talents or learn more from other professionals. If you are interested, please email Jenn Harris at



7. New Mother’s Morning Out Class

MMO is currently accepting names for a 12-18 month class that would begin January 7, 2014.  To enroll in this class children need to be born between 7/1/12-1/1/13.  If you, or someone you know, is interested, please contact Dana Terry at or 770-271-8855 x302.


8. Missions and Serving Opportunities

Agalta Valley Honduras Missions Trip Donations

Please help support the Jan 24 – Feb 1 mission trip 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


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



9. 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.


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.



10. Living Generously Stewardship Update

At Hamilton Mill UMC, EVERY person matters. We still anticipate over 225 estimates of giving being submitted.  These estimates are the foundation from which we do our planning. Your trust in God translates into vision and planning for the leadership of the church. If you have not prayerfully submitted an estimate of giving for 2014 we hope you pray about how your family can Live Generously this coming year. Then we hope you will take that leap of faith.

You can submit your pledge online here Living Generously Pledge , or place a pledge card in the offering plate or contact Barbie Marrero at or (770)271-8855 ext. 104.



Upcoming Events

12/4  – Wednesday Night  Supper

12/4 – Wednesday Night Programs

12/4 –  HMUMC Help Desk

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

12/8 –  Wee Praize & Kidz Praize Christmas Musicals

12/8   – Surviving the Holidays Event

12/14 – The “Piecemakers” Prayer Quilt Ministry

12/15  – Christmas Cantata “Our King Has Come”

12/16 – Operation Soldier Support Monthly Meeting

12/16 – United Methodist Men’s Meeting

12/17 – Women of Grace

12/21 – Toys for Tots Volunteer Opportunity

12/21 – Trinity Soup Kitchen

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

12/24 – Christmas Eve at HMUMC

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.”