HMUMC Top Ten – Feb 26

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WinShape Kick- off: THIS WEEK March 2 – March 8

Best Week of Summer – WinShape Camp!

The excitement begins on THIS SUNDAY, March 2, we will learn about early discount registration for rising 2nd – 7th graders and  new volunteer opportunities and discounts. Most importantly, we will share this year’s scholarship goal to help send deserving children in our community to camp so they can learn more about the God who loves them right here at HMUMC!  Learn More!


Growing Together Horizontal_CMYKThe Growing Together Prayer Service – THIS SUNDAY, March 2 at 6:30pm

On this special evening, we will pray over the Growing Together campaign, our future Worship Center, and the new Student Center. Most importantly we will pray over our people; church leaders, students, choir members and YOU – because HMUMC is a place where “people matter.” This building campaign is not about a new building, it is about making room for the people God wants to know in our church family and in our community. Please join us!

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Lenten Study Begins THIS SUNDAY March 2 at 9:30am

Meet others in the church and get ready for Easter by studying Adam Hamilton’s “24 Hours that Changed the World.” This study will take you through Jesus’ last day and will transform how you understand his death. March 2 – April 6 in Modular Room A-3.


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Next Starting Point Class Begins THIS SUNDAY, March 2

Starting Point is a four-session orientation class for people who are considering membership – but it’s more than that! Whether you’re brand new to Hamilton Mill UMC or you’ve been here for a while, Starting Point offers a chance for you to make some new friends and learn more about the church.

Sign Up!




2. TONIGHT – Feb 26

Wednesday Night at Hamilton Mill UMC

5:00pm – 6:00pm – Kid’s Choir

Kids in Wee Praize (ages 3-Kindergarten) and Kidz Praize (1st grade-5th grade) have a blast learning spiritually uplifting songs and hanging out with kids their own age.  learn more

5:30pm – 6:30pm – Wednesday Night Supper

What’s for dinner ? -Pork Roast with Apples served with Mushroom Rice. Hot dogs for the kid’s meal.  Make your reservation

6:30pm – 7:45pm –  CONNECT Wednesday Nights 

HMUMC has four great Bible Study opportunities for you to CONNECT with God and others who are seeking to grow in their faith. learn more

6:30pm – 8:00pm – “The Middle”

Worship and small groups for all middle school students.  learn more

6:30pm – What’s in the Bible Study for Kids

Wednesday nights are a great time for kids to experience just how much FUN they can have learning about the Bible!

6:30pm – GriefShare Wednesday Nights in Room A-1

A small group series that has helped many people come to terms with personal loss while building relationships with others who are facing similar hurdles. For more info about GriefShare, contact Pastor Jason at

6:30pm – Cancer Support Wednesday Nights in Pastor Jason’s office

We offer support, prayer and encouragement for cancer patients, family members and loved ones whose lives have been impacted in any way by a cancer diagnosis. Share your experiences with others, or simply listen and take comfort from those who understand.

*Special Note: No Wednesday Night Programing Next Week  in observance of lent. Join us for the Shrove Pancake Super on Tuesday, March 4 at 5:30pm & the Ash Wednesday Service on Wednesday, March 5 at 7:00pm.




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Shrove Pancake Supper

Tuesday, March 4 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Celebrate the start of the Lenten season with a traditional pancake meal, and the legendary Johnny Knapp and his Dixie Land Jazz Band. Adults will be $6.00 and children are $3.00.

Make a Reservation






Ash Wednesday Service

Wednesday March 5 at 7:00pm

Join us for our annual Ash Wednesday service that will take the place of our regular evening programming and Wednesday Night Supper in observance of the beginning of Lent. Childcare is available for children 3 years and younger.



Life Group Leader Luncheon

Life Group for Older Women Begins March 4

Join us on March 4 from 10 – 11:30 am in Room A-1 in the Modular Building as this new Life Group begins. Our focus is to develop Christian friendships, study, serve, and encourage one another to live this season of life with grace. RSVP to Ethel Lemm at




4. Growing Together Save the Dates

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Sunday, March 2 at 6:30pm – Prayer Service

Wednesday, March 12 at 6:30pm – A Special Campaign Presentation and Q&A.

Sunday, March 16 in services – Commitment Sunday

Sunday, March 30 at 12:00pm – Celebration Sunday

Visit for more information.




5. Crosstown Kids  March Madness!


The Crosstown Kids have decided to help build the new building! Each Sunday morning in March has a different focus. Kid’s can bring in a dollar each Sunday to participate. Their  goal is to raise $1,000 for the Growing Together campaign. If we meet our goal, Pastor Dave has agreed to preach in his pj’s!

March 2:  Hat Day & Wear your WinShape Villages Colors for Kick-off Sunday!

March 9: Pajama Day!

March 16: Stuffed Animal Day

March 23: Wacky/Crazy Sock Day

March 30: Team Spirit Day



6. 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 $199 February 9-March 5th. Registration closes on March 5th.

Register Online Today!


7. Easter Baskets for Children in Need

The Student Ministry Girls of Grace group is raising funds to give Easter baskets to the Gwinnett Foster Children’s Foundation. They will be collecting donations after services on March 9, March 16 and March 23.


8. Red Cross Spring Blood Drive – Monday, March 17 from 1:00pm-7:00pm

To donate, sign up online at using the passcode: hamumc (use all lower case letters). You may also sign up on Sundays, March 2nd, 9th, and 16th before or after service in the narthex. Please prayerfully consider making a donation at this time. While walk-ins are accepted, the Red Cross appreciates appointments since that allows them to plan the drive more efficiently. Be sure to bring either a Red Cross donor card or a photo ID when you come to make your donation. Volunteers are needed to work the day of the drive in 2 hour shifts. Call Pat Erwin at 770 307-1645 or email Thank you for considering a donation of your blood, time, or both.


9. New Connect Class on Wed. Night – Too Busy Not to Pray – Starting March 19

Even in the midst of our hectic, over-scheduled lives, you can become someone who talks and listens to God. Join this Connect Class based on Bill Hybel’s classic book, Too Busy Not to Pray, and learn how to become a person of prayer alongside of others. Led by Jonathan Andersen & Beverly Neville. March 19th – April 23rd. 6:30-7:45pm on the Rooftop. Childcare available.


10. Student Ministry Volunteers Needed

Over the past year Hamilton Mill Student Ministries has experienced phenomenal growth, HMSM is now larger than 90% of all churches in America! But this growth is not sustainable without you! This is a great opportunity to model servant leadership and impact the next generation! If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity please pick up an application at the Welcome Center, call the Student Ministry office (ext. 306), or send an email to


Upcoming Events

2/26 – Wednesday Night Supper

2/26 – Wednesday Night Programs

3/2 – WinShape Kick-off Sunday

3/2 – The Next Starting Point Class Begins

3/2 – Lent Study Begins

3/2 – Growing Together Prayer Service

3/4 – Shrove Pancake Supper

3/5 – Ash Wednesday Service

3/8 – “Piecemakers” Prayer Quilt Ministry

3/8 – 3/9 – Daddy’s Girls High School Retreat

3/9 – Daylight Savings

3/9 – Communications Ministry Meeting

3/14 – 6th Grade Confirmation Retreat

3/14 – 7th & 8th Grade Student Life Retreat

3/17 – Red Cross Blood Drive

3/21 – 3/22 – High School Boy’s Spring Retreat

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.”

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