HMUMC Top Ten – March 26

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1. Growing Together

HMUMC_Crosstown-logo_CMYKOur Crosstown Kids Rock! They are only $18.32 away from meeting their Growing Together campaign goal!

Adults, make your pledge online today – I know we can reach our goal too! Click on the button link below to read more and view Pastor Dave’s video challenge to the kids. Can’t wait to see him preach on The Rooftop in his PJ’s!

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Growing Together Online Pledge

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Celebration Sunday

THIS Sunday, March 30 4:30pm to 7:00pm

A fun filled Carnival Cookout & Concert!

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.


2. Join Us Tonight

Wednesday Night Programs BeginEnjoy a Delicious Spaghetti Supper and Support the Student Mission Trip to Guatemala!

5:30pm to 6:30pm in the Sanctuary
All proceeds from the Wednesday Night Supper will help support the Student Mission Trip to Guatemala that is coming up over Spring break. Please join us in supporting them by making a reservation for your spaghetti dinner!

Make a Reservation

Learn more about the Guatemala Trip



Wednesday Night Connect Class 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 in room 339. Childcare available.

Class Sign up



3. WinShape Spirit Night – Tomorrow at Chick-fil-A 

WNSChick-fil-ASpiritNightGraphicHamilton Mill Chick-fil-a Spirit Night – Thursday, March 27 – 5:00PM to 8:00pm

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.

WinShape Camp – July 14 – 18

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.

Register & Learn More About WinShape


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 ASAP.


5. Out of Darkness Benefit Dinner Invitation

Out of DarknessApril 5 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm

The Atlanta Dream Center cordially invites you to the Out of Darkness 2nd Annual Seeds of Hope Benefit Dinner at City of Refuge. To purchase a seat to the benefit, please visit If you are interested in sitting at a pre-purchased HMUMC seat, please email




6. Relay for Life – May 9 & May 10

American_Cancer_Society_Relay_For_LifeJoin the HMUMC Relay for Life team and communities across the globe to fight back against cancer at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds on May 9 and May 10. To sign up or donate visit







7. 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!

THIS SUNDAY, March 30: Team Spirit Day




Easter Celebration TeaserEaster 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!




8. 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



9. Holy Week & Easter Services at HMUMC!

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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!


Sunrise Service

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!

Bible Brunch RSVP



10. Share the Love of Easter with Others!


Easter Baskets for the Gwinnett Foster Children’s Foundation

It’s not too late to donate for Easter Baskets for Foster kids. Place a check in the offering plate on Sunday morning or mail it to the church. Please make it payable to HMUMC and put “Easter Baskets” in memo line.

Easter Lilies

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. make a donation

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.


Upcoming Events

3/26 – Wednesday Night Supper

3/26 – Wednesday Night Connect – Too Busy Not to Pray Class

3/27 – WinShape Hamilton Mill Chick-fil-a Spirit Night

3/30 – Growing Together Celebration Sunday

3/30 – Crosstown Kids – March Madness – Team Spirit Day

3/31 – FYI 55+ Luncheon

4/2 – Easter Celebration & Egg Hunt

4/5 – Out of Darkness Benefit Dinner

4/5 – 4/11 – Student Guatemala Mission Trip

4/12 – “Piecemakers” Prayer Quilt Ministry

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

4/24 – WinShape Hamilton Mill Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

4/27 – United Methodist Men’s BBQ

4/27 – Next Starting Point Class

4/29 – WinShape Dacula Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

5/6 – WinShape Dacula Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

5/9 & 5/10 – Relay for Life

6/2 – 6/6 – Vacation Bible School

7/14 – 7/19 – WinShape Camp

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.”