HMUMC Top Ten – March 19
1. Join Us Tonight
Wednesday Night Supper
5:30pm to 6:30pm in the Sancutary
Join your church family for Greek Night! The Tsangarides family is preparing a special meal including Gyros, Greek Potatoes, Green Beans and Greek cookies!
New Wednesday Night Connect Class – Starts TONIGHT!
Too Busy Not to Pray
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.
Dessert with Dave – Student Parents & Students
TONIGHT, Wednesday, March 19 in the Shed from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Where has the Student Ministry been and where is it headed? Join Pastor Dave, students and the Student Ministry staff to hear more about the exciting growth of the ministry and the new student space connected with the Growing Together Campaign. Bring your questions and be ready to win one of the DATE NIGHT prizes.
2. Growing Together
God’s plan for Hamilton Mill UMC to Grow Together – Generation to Generation is beginning to unfold – Thank you!
Each and every one of you plays a significant role in God’s plan for Hamilton Mill UMC. Thank you for your commitment to this campaign. Together we are answering God’s call to make room for the people in our community that He wants to know.
Please take the time to make a pledge online using the button below or pray over your pledge card this week and bring it with you on Sunday morning. We NEED YOU!
Mark Your Calendars for Celebration Sunday
Sunday, March 30 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Join us for a fun-filled Carnival Cookout & Concert celebration! Beginning at 4:30pm, we will have hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks for dinner, and a yummy sundae bar for dessert. The fun activities will include; bounce houses, train rides and games for all ages. Then at 6:00pm, we will enjoy a concert in the Sanctuary featuring special guest artist Doyle Dykes, one of the top ten guitar stylists in the world, and a regular at the Grand Ole’ Opry. This is a free event to celebrate all God is doing and will do here at HMUMC as we Grow Together – Generation to Generation.
3. Crosstown Kids Announcements!
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 23: Crazy Sock Day – March 30: Team Spirit Day
Easter 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!
Register your rising 2nd – 7th grader for the ultimate day camp experience today. 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. Next Spirit Night: March 27 at Hamilton Mill Chick-fill-A. WinShape Camp: July 14 – July.
4. FYI 55+ Luncheon
March 31 at 12:00pm in the Sancturay
Senior adults (55+) are invited to join your friends for a luncheon to discuss future FYI 55+ plans/events for 2014. If you can, bring a side dish or dessert to share. The church will provide the main dish. RVSP to email@example.com ASAP.
5. 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 david.davis
6. Life Group for Older Women – Tuesdays from 10:00am-11:30am in Room A-1
Join leaders, Ethel Lemm & Jam Imig for a new LifeGroup focued on encouraging one another in this season of life. Contact Ethel at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
7. Student Ministry Volunteers Needed
This is a great opportunity to model servant leadership and impact the next generation! If you are interested in volunteering please send an email to email@example.com.
8. January Was a Record Month for the “Piecemakers.”
The Prayer Quilt Ministry made 34 Quilts in One Month! Read more in the Newsletter Blog below and thank them for all their hard work and dedication by leaving a comment!
9. Holy Week & Easter Services at HMUMC!
Palm Sunday Cantata “These Things are True of You”
Sunday, April 13 at 8:00am, 9:30am & 11:00am
You will love this musical presentation featuring a full choir, orchestra, soloists, and a relevant message by Dr. David Davis. This service is a great way to start your Holy Week.
Maundy Thursday Communion Service
Thursday, April 17 at 7:00pm
A special communion service focusing on Jesus’ time in the Garden of Gethsemane, the Last Supper and featuring the Mill Creek High School Mastery Ensemble, directed by Stephanie D. Archer, Choral Director. Childcare is available for children 3 years and younger.
Good Friday Service “The Labyrinth”
Friday, April 18 at 7:00pm
This celebration and contemplation service guides you even further on Jesus’s journey to the cross with special music, video, readings and a time of reflection, meditation and prayer. Childcare is available for children 3 years and younger.
EASTER SUNDAY – Sunday, April 20
Celebrate the empty tomb with us – He has risen! Join us at one or more of the six very special services offered on this glorious day!
7:00am in the Outdoor Celebration Tent
Early risers will love this service celebrating the risen Christ.
Traditional Easter Service
8:00am, 9:30am & 11:00am in the Sanctuary
Enjoy the wonderful traditions of Easter at this service with orchestra, choir and a special message.
Share the Love of Easter Outdoor Mission Service for The Pantry
9:30am & 11:00am in the Outdoor Celebration Tent
If you enjoy helping others, your hearts will be overflowing with the love of Christ at this outdoor mission service. Please bring donations for The Pantry and share the love of Easter with those in need.
Special Crosstown Kids Easter Services
8:00am, 9:30am & 11:00am on “The Rooftop”
Crosstown Kids, Pre-K – 5th grade are invited to choose from three special Easter services; Bible Brunch at 8:00am and our high-energy multi-media Easter on The Rooftop at 9:30am and 11:00am. Please RSVP for Bible Brunch!
9. Share the Love of Easter with Others!
Recognize or remember a loved one with a beautiful Easter lily in the sanctuary during the Lenten season. Make a donation online below or use the envelope in the sanctuary seat pockets on Sunday morning.
Easter Dinners for The Pantry
We are looking for families or groups to purchase Easter dinners for our families who depend on the Food Pantry. Your donation of $35.00 will purchase a complete meal with a ham and all of the trimmings. Register online below or place a check in the offering plate with “Easter Dinner” in the memo line.
give now*Choose Giving – Give Now and select the “Food Pantry” fund option. Please enter “Easter Dinner” in the description.
3/19 – Wednesday Night Supper
3/19 – Dessert with Dave
3/21 – 3/22 – High School Boy’s Spring Retreat
3/23 – Crosstown Kids – March Madness – Crazy Sock Day
3/24 – Safe Sanctuary Class
3/30 – Growing Together Celebration Sunday
3/30 – Crosstown Kids – March Madness – Team Spirit Day
3/31 – FYI 55+ Luncheon
4/5 – 4/11 – Student Guatemala Mission Trip
4/12 – Hiking Ministry Hike
4/13 –Palm Sunday Services
4/17 – Maundy Thursday Service
4/18 – Good Friday Service
4/20 – Easter Sunday Services
4/21 – Men’s Ministry
4/27 – Next Starting Point Class
5/9 & 5/10 – Relay for Life
6/2 – 6/6 – Vacation Bible School
7/14 – 7/19 – WinShape Camp