HMUMC Top Ten – December 11
1. THIS SUNDAY
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.
2. 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.
3. Christmas Eve Services – 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 5 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.
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.
7:00pm – Choose from THREE Live Worship Experiences
* Childcare is available for the 7:00pm services.
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.
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.
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.
*We are looking for outdoor patio heaters and fire pits for this special service. If you have items we may borrow, please email email@example.com.
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.
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.
4. Your Leadership Skills and Talents are Needed!
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 Andersen:firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
5. Special Announcements
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 770
Wednesday Night Programming Break
We will take a break from all Wednesday Night programming in honor of Christmas. We hope you enjoy the Christmas season and we look forward to seeing you all on January 8 for Wednesday Night Supper and all of the wonderful mid-week programs we enjoy as a church family each week.
Do you have an Outdoor Patio Heater or Fire Pit we may borrow?
We are looking for outdoor patio heaters and fire pits for the Share the Warmth of Christmas service. If you have items we may borrow, please email email@example.com.
6. Dec 15 is Crosstown Kid’s Bring a Friend to Church Sunday
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on The Rooftop, so let’s share this special time of the year with our friends. Traci and Renee have something special planned for the Crosstown Kids that bring a friend to church this Sunday!
7. Annual Ministry Finance Campaign Update
Please take a minute to read this important update from our Senior Pastor, David Davis.
8. Ministry Meetings
Operation Soldier Support Monthly Meeting
Monday, December 16 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm in Room 339
Join us the 3rd Monday of each month to learn more about and to get involved in the OSS Ministry. You do not need to be a veteran to attend.
United Methodist Men’s Meeting
Monday, December 16 – 7:00pm
Come make some new friends as you enjoy a great dinner, warm fellowship, and a relevant message. No cost to attend!
9. 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 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.
12/11 – Wedneady Night Supper and Wednesday Night Program Break
NO Prayer Quilt Ministry Meeting This Saturday 12/14
12/16 – United Methodist Men’s Meeting
12/17 – Women of Grace
12/21 – Trinity Soup Kitchen
12/24 – Christmas Eve at HMUMC