HMUMC Top Ten – Feb 12
1. Church Closings
The following church programs are closed due to extreme weather conditions for Wednesday, February 12 and Thursday, February 13.
HMUMC Preschool & MMO – Closed Feb 12 & Feb 13. The preschool and MMO follow GCS system, so we will be closed as well.
HMUMC Office – Closed Feb 12 & 13
Wednesday Night Supper – Canceled Feb 12
Children’s Choir – Canceled Feb 12
Time Out for Moms – Canceled Feb 12
The Middle – Canceled Feb 12
Wednesday Night Connect Classes and Programs – Canceled Feb 12
Choir Practice – Canceled Feb 12
Pastor Dave’s Thursday Morning Bible Study – Canceled Feb 13
Praise Team on Thursday night has been rescheduled for Saturday morning at 9:30am.
As always, we will keep you updated with the latest information for the church right here on the website. Please stay warm and safe! Enjoy the time with your family and please pray for all those negatively affected by the snow.
2. The Perfect Activity After Being Snowed in All Week – Family Great Day of Service!
THIS Saturday, February 15
Do you want to help your children experience the joy of serving others? Parents, children, and students join us on Saturday, Feb 15th and show some love to others! We will meet at the church in the Rooftop at 9:30am and will be back by noon. We are going to Annandale Village in Suwanee. It is a home for special needs adults. http://annandale.org/. We will play bingo, decorate cookies, serve popcorn, have a cake walk, play games, etc. It will be a fun day for the whole family to serve together! All ages are welcome to join us!
3. Are you sick of hearing “I am sooooo bored” today?
Renee Dickhute just posted a new Crosstown Kid’s blog with a ton of awesome ideas for some snow day family fun! Crosstown Kid’s Family Fun
Speaking of Renee, did you see her awesome barefoot cartwheel? She agreed to have a little snow day fun of her own if she received 50 likes on our Hamilton Mill UMC Facebook page. Check out it, and join the social media fun!
Adults, check out Pastor Jonathan’s latest blog – Snow day Spiritual Disciplines. Check it out!
4. Growing Together
Mark your calendars for the Growing Together campaign kick-off on February 23 in all three services.
HMUMC is a place “where people matter.” From the beginning of our church in 1995 to present day, every ministry we have, every mission we engage in, every worship service we plan, and every decision we make is driven by a passionate vision for people. On Sunday, February 23 in all three services, we continue this mission by kicking-off the “Growing Together – Generation to Generation” building campaign. We are looking forward to sharing all of the campaign details including building drawings, a construction time line, building costs, and our campaign pledge goals.
In the meantime… keep praying (at 2:21 each day if you can) and check out the Growing Together website link below! This is your go to spot for the latest news including the main goals, info on how you can get involved, and an online survey and pledge form.
5. The Problem of Pornography
Sunday, Feb 16th – 4:00-5:00pm in The Shed – Parents gathering
Sunday Feb 16th – 5:30-7:00pm in The Shed – High School student gathering
Monday, Feb 17th – 7:00pm on The Rooftop – Monthly men’s meeting gathering
Some things are harder to talk about with spouses, children, & friends than others… One of those issues is the prevalence of pornography in our world today. Join Jake Larson, a co-founder of Fireproof ministries who has been engaging audiences for 14 years on the topics of grace and sexuality, at one of our upcoming events to get the conversation started:All conversations will center on pornography, purity, & accountability.
6. WinShape Kick- off Week: March 2 – March 8
The Best Week of Summer – WinShape Camp!
Kick-off Week: March 2 – March 8 / Camp: July 14 – July 18
This will be the third year our church will host WinShape Camp for our Dacula community! On kick-off Sunday (March 2), we will learn about our scholarship goal to help send deserving children to camp, how to register rising 2nd – 7th graders for camp, and how you can volunteer at the best camp ever to help children in our community learn more about the God who loves them right here at HMUMC! WinShape Camp for Communities is the ultimate day camp experience. Campers choose from 19 different activities combining sports, arts, recreation, Bible Study and worship into one incredible week, keeping them busy from 8:00am to 5:00pm each day.
7. Save the Date for VBS 2014
VBS 2014 June 2-6
Registration Begins March 16
4 months from today our church will be rocking with children enjoying VBS – Weird Animals, Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind! If you want a leadership role in our VBS, contact Renée Dickhute. Pray for us as we plan this special week to reach the hearts of our children and grow His Kingdom.
8. 6th Grade Confirmation Retreat
Friday, March 14 at 4:30pm to Sunday, March 16 at 1:00pm
Any 6th grader participating in confirmation class is welcome to attend! Our weekend theme will be “I Promise” and we’ll focus on Prayers, Presence, Gifts, Service, and Witness. Check-in at the church Friday, March 14th at 4:30pm and arrive back at the church at 1pm on Sunday. Cost is $175 before February 9th or $199 February 9-March 5th. Registration closes on March 5th.
9. New Life Group for Older Women
We are exploring beginning a monthly Tuesday morning group for older women who live alone or with children. In this group you will develop Christian friendships, study, serve, and encourage one another to live this season of life with grace. If you are interested, please contact Ethel Lemm at 678-714-6657.
10. Say yes! And Volunteer to help our Hospitality and Caring ministries.
There are opportunities for everyone. Some of the volunteer opportunities on Sunday mornings include: Bus Drivers, assisting at the Welcome Desk, Traffic Ministry, and working on the Coffee Brigade. There are also plenty of opportunities to volunteer throughout the week answering phones, delivering flowers, writing cards, serving as a Sanctuary angel, preparing meals to those in need or helping out with our Wednesday Night Suppers.
Get the kids involved and volunteer as a family! Sunday Morning Greeters, Wednesday Night Supper Serving Crew (families with children over the age of 13 please), or the Flower Power Ministry are all perfectly suited for families. Please contact Robin Boozer at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on volunteer opportunities!
2/15 – Family Big Day of Service
3/2 – Shrove Pancake Supper
3/9 – Daylight Savings