Happy New Year & HMUMC Top Ten – Jan 2
1. Happy New Year
We are excited about the wonderful opportunities God will give us in 2014. We thank God for all of you, for your devotion to Jesus Christ, for your work for Christ in this congregation and community, and for your continued support as we move forward together as God’s instruments in the world. 2013 was an exciting year here at Hamilton Mill UMC, a year that saw exciting ministries continue to grow, new serving and mission projects take off with great success, and small groups flourish. We look forward to 2014 as we all continue to grow together in faith and serve as devoted Disciples of Jesus Christ. We have may have challenges ahead of us in the new year, but we are confident that God has a plan for us, and we invite you to join us and pray to God for guidance and direction in the new year. People of HMUMC, God has a plan for you; plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Happy 2014!
2. CONNECT Wednesday Nights
Beginning January 8 – 6:30pm to 7:45pm
HMUMC has four great opportunities for you to CONNECT with God and others who are seeking to grow in their faith.
Love to Stay: How to Build a Marriage That Lasts
Falling in love is easy but staying in love takes courage, hard work, and lots of grace. In this group study you’ll learn how to stay in love, strengthen your marriage, and make new friends along the way. Taught by Rob Marbury, this study based on Adam Hamilton’s new data-driven book “Love to Stay” is one you will not want to miss. 7 weeks: January 8th – February 19th. Cost – $8.00 Class Registration
This study, led by Rev. Jonathan Andersen, will explore what it means to be a “Methodist.” What do we believe? Where did we come from? How are we called to live in the world? Bring your questions and join others to learn more about our distinctives as a Church. 7 weeks: January 8th – February 19th. Cost – $15.00
The Psalms: Prayers for Everyday Life
Written thousands of years ago, the Psalms continue to encourage us, challenge us, and give us the words we need when we’re not sure what to say to God. Explore these treasures of our faith and grow alongside of others in this women’s study taught by LaDonna Sawyer. 7 weeks: January 8th – February 19th. No cost. Class Registration
Loving Generously: Dive Deeper Into the Week’s Sermon
Last fall we followed the story of Frank Donovan as he learned how to “Live Generously.” We will continue to follow his story on Sunday mornings beginning January 5th, we want you to have the chance to apply the lessons Frank learns to your own life and catch up on videos you may have missed. 5 weeks: January 8th – February 5th. No cost. Class Registration
Please contact Pastor Jonathan with questions at 770-271-8855 or email him at email@example.com.
3. Wednesday Night Supper Resumes NEXT WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8 at 5:30pm
Join your church family for supper on Wednesday night. The Jan 8th menu includes Chicken Pot Pie, Pineapple Casserole, Broccoli and salad bar. The kid’s menu is the same.
4. Wednesday Morning Women’s Study – Seven Words to Change Your Family
Beginning January 8 at 9:30am in Room A-2/4 in the Modular Building
For anyone who’s serious about improving the quality of their family life, Seven Words to Change Your Family gives hard-hitting practical guidance on how to make it happen. This study led by Beverly Neville and based on the book by James MacDonald will challenge readers to avoid complacency and become proactive in loving their families. Your family will be transformed by the step-by-step realistic plan laid out in this excellent resource.
5. Family Movie Night
Sunday, January 12 at 4:30 pm
Join us as we watch a movie together on The Rooftop! We will enjoy a snack and play some games too. It’s a great time to just relax with your family and friends.
6. Preschool Registration for 2014-2015 School Year
Registration for our award winning Preschool starts this month.
In-house: January 21-28
Church Members: January 29 at 9:00am
Legacy: January 29 at 11:00am
Community: January 31 at 9:00am
We will also give tours everyday in January at 10:00am.
7. A Day Apart Women’s Event
Saturday, February 8 – 9:30am to 2:00pm
Join us for “A Day Apart,” a relaxing day of worship and praise for the wonderful women in our church and community. The cost is $10 for a catered lunch. Invite your friends and register today. You deserve a “day apart” to get inspired, have fun, and grow closer to God and each other! Event Registration
8. Family Dance – 70’s Style
Sunday, February 9 at 5:00 pm
Put your dancing shoes on as we gather for this ‘Far Out’ night of dancing and playing games. Can you dig it?
9. Family Great Day of Service
Saturday, February 15
Mark your calendars for a great day of serving with your family. We will gather at the church and then head out to do service projects in the community.
10. New LifeGroups Starting In January
One great way to get to know others in the church and grow in your faith is through a LifeGroup. LifeGroups are groups of 8-12 people that get together regularly for intentional times of fellowship, study, and support. New LifeGroups will be starting this month!
1/8 – Wednesday Night Supper
1/8 – Wednesday Night Programs
1/12 – Acolyte Training
1/12 – Family Movie Night
1/13 – Safe Sanctuary Class
2/5 – HMUMC Help Desk
2/9 – Family Dance Night
2/15 – Family Big Day of Service