HMUMC Top Ten – March 5

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1. TONIGHT – Ash Wednesday Service


TONIGHT, 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.





2. WinShape Kick- off – THIS WEEK!!


Don’t Miss the Early Registration Discount this week ONLY!

Kick off Week: March 2 – March 9

Camp: July 14 – July 18

The excitement of Kick-off week is in full swing! Only 4 days left to get the $175 discount registration for rising 2nd – 7th graders. Log on to register today and make sure to spread the word to friends and family! We are still looking for lots of volunteers, and most importantly we need your help in reaching our $15,000 scholarship goal to help send deserving children in our community to camp to learn more about the God who loves them.

Join us tomorrow and show your WinShape pride at Chick-fil-A WinShape Spirit Night!

Thursday, March 6 from 5:00pm to 8:oopm at the  Dacula Chick-fil-A 

Enjoy a night out at Chick-fil-a with your WinShape friends and help support this amazing camp! A percentage of the total sales for the evening will go to our camper scholarship fund that  helps local families in need send their kids to camp!

Register for Camp & Learn More!



3. TWO Special Events NEXT Wednesday Night – March 12

headline-wednesdayWednesday Night Supper Chick-fil-A Night! – 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Join us for a fundraiser supper to support the WinShape Camp scholarship fund. Our goal is to raise enough scholarship dollars so that we do not have to turn ANY camper away. We already have a list of campers who have applied for this scholarship, so we need your help!


Growing Together Horizontal_CMYKGrowing Together Campaign Presentation and Q&A – 6:30pm

God has called HMUMC to make an impact in this community, and we need more space to make that happen. Join us for a special evening to learn more about how this campaign works towards the vision God has placed on the hearts of our leaders. We will also have a Q&A session. We want to answer all of your questions, because we are ALL part of God’s plan here at HMUMC to Grow Together – Generation to Generation.




4. 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.



5. New Connect Class on Wednesday Night

Too Busy Not to Pray – Starting March 19

Too-Busy-Title4Even 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.

Class Sign up




6. Crosstown Kids Announcements!


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 9: Pajama Day! – March 16: Stuffed Animal Day – March 23: Crazy Sock Day – March 30: Team Spirit Day


easter-celebrationEaster Celebration and Egg Hunt – Wednesday, April 2 at 4:30 pm 

Hop on over to the church for a family fun Easter Celebration. The Easter Bunny is coming to HMUMC with baskets full of eggs stuffed with sweet treats and a few special prizes too. He has an Easter Egg Hunt planned for ages 1-3 at 4:30pm, Pre-K-2nd grade at 4:35pm, and 3rd-5thgrade at 4:45pm. Please help the Easter Bunny prepare for this special event by donating plastic Easter eggs stuffed and taped closed.  No peanut products please!


VBS 2014 TeaserVBS Registration Opens March 16

VBS will be here soon! Mark your calendars for June 2-6 where we celebrate Weird Animals, Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind! Registration for students and volunteers opens March 16 on the church website at VBS is a highlight of the children’s ministry calendar! It takes the entire church to make it happen. Join us!




7. Out of Darkness Benefit Dinner Invitation

The Atlanta Dream Center cordially invites you to the Out of Darkness 2nd Annual Seeds of Hope Benefit Dinner. On April 5, 2014 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at City of Refuge. If you are interested in attending, please contact Pastor Dave at


8. Growing Together  – Please mark your calendars for these Growing Together events!

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

God has called HMUMC to make an impact in this community, and we need more space to make that happen. Join us for a special evening to learn more about how this campaign works towards the vision God has placed on the hearts of our leaders. We will also have a Q&A session. We want to answer all of your questions, because we are ALL part of God’s plan here at HMUMC to Grow Together – Generation to Generation.

Sunday, March 16 in all three services – Growing Together Pledge Sunday. 

Growing Together Pledge Sunday will be a special day for Hamilton Mill UMC. This is the day that we will officially join together to celebrate our commitment to God’s plan for HMUMC to Grow Together – Generation to Generation. You may turn in your Growing Together pledge at any time by filling out a pledge card online using the button link below. Pledge cards are also available in the welcome center, and may be placed in the offering plate or mailed to the church office.

Sunday, March 30 4:30pm to 7:00pm – Celebration Sunday. A fun filled Carnival Cookout & Concert!

Get ready to celebrate! Details will follow soon. But here is a sneak peak: Doyle Dykes, one of the top ten guitar players in the world will be here!  He is a regular at the Grand Ole’ Opry, has a signature guitar named after him by Taylor Guitars and his current world tour is sponsored by Fender.

Learn More about the Growing Together campaign Growing Together Online Pledge



9. 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.



10. Easter will be here soon! Please save these dates and stay tuned for details next week!

  • April 13 at 8:00am, 9:30am & 11:00am – Palm Sunday Cantata
  • April 17 at 7:00pm – Maundy Thursday Communion Service
  • April 18 at 7:00pm – Good Friday Service “Journey to the Cross”
    • 7:00am – Sunrise Service
    • 8:00am, 9:30am & 11:00am – Traditional Easter Service in the Sanctuary
    • 9:30am & 11:00am –  Share the Love of Easter Outdoor Mission Service for The Pantry
    •  Crosstown Kids: Bible Brunch at 8:00am / Easter on The Rooftop at 9:30am & 11:00am

*Don’t Forget to Spring Forward this Sunday, March 9!

It is time to “Spring Forward.” Daylight Savings time is THE Sunday, March 9, and we will set our clocks forward one hour at 2:00am.


Upcoming Events

3/2 -3/9  WinShape Kick-off  Week

3/5 – Ash Wednesday Service

3/6 – WinShape Spirit Night at the Dacula Chick-fil-A

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

3/12 – Growing Together Presentation and Q&A

3/14 – 6th Grade Confirmation Retreat

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

3/16 – Growing Together Pledge Sunday

3/17 – Red Cross Blood Drive

3/17 – United Methodist Men’s Meeting

3/19 – Wednesday Night Connect – Too Busy Not to Pray Class Starts

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

3/24 – Safe Sanctuary Class

3/30 – Growing Together Celebration Sunday

4/2 – Easter Celebration & Egg Hunt

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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