HMUMC Top Ten – April 2

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1. Join Us Today!

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TODAY Wednesday, April 2 at 4:30 pm 

Hop on over to the church for a family fun Easter Celebration. The Easter Bunny is here visiting 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 before 3:30pm today.  No peanut products please!



Wednesday Night Programs BeginWednesday Night Supper

TODAY from 5:30pm to 6:30pm in the Sanctuary
Enjoy a home cooked meal prepared with love by our Kitchen Angels. Tonight’s menu includes Baked Ham, Macaroni and Cheese, and Mixed Vegetables.

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Wednesday Night Connect Class – Too Busy Not to Pray

TONIGHT – 6:30pm to 7:45pm in room 339

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. Childcare available.

Class Sign up



2. Special Announcements

Church Office FYI for Spring Break – Next Week

We hope you all have a wonderful spring break next week. The church office will be open, but several of our church staff will be taking a much deserved break to spend some extra time with their families.

Wednesday Night Supper & Programming Break – April 9 & April 16

We will be taking a break from all Wednesday night programming on April 9 & April 16 for Spring Break and Holy Week. We hope you enjoy the extra time with your family and we look forward to seeing you all on April 23 for Wednesday Night Supper and all of the wonderful mid-week programs we enjoy as a church family.



3. United Methodist Men’s Annual BBQ

Tickets for the annual Men’s BBQ on April 27 will be on sale after services on Sunday. Everyone loves the United Methodist Men’s famous slow roasted BBQ and Brunswick Stew, so make sure to buy your ticket soon! $8 for a pulled pork plate which includes slaw, baked beans and bread. $5 for a pint of Brunswick Stew.



4. The Growing Together Church Garden

Join us for planting day on April 12. We will meet at the church at 9:ooam and head on over to our NEW “Growing Together Community Garden.” We need lots of volunteers to help plant seeds and make sure we are ready to produce a plentiful harvest for donations to The Pantry, the HMUMC Farmer’s Market and for many others in our community. For more information, please contact Tim Burke at



5. 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







6. Summer is just around the corner! Sign your kids up for VBS & WinShape TODAY!

winshape-campThe Best Week of Summer – WinShape Camp!

Camp: July 14 – July 18

WinShape Camp for Communities is the ultimate day camp experience for rising 2nd – 7th graders. 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. Use the link button below to register for camp, make a donation to our scholarship fund and to find out about our new camp discount for parents who volunteer during camp week.

WINSHAPE: Register & Learn More!

VBSVBS 2014 June 2-6

Soon our church will be rocking with children enjoying VBS – Weird Animals, Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind! Use the link button below to register students, volunteer, sign up to donate supplies or learn more about this special week to reach the hearts of our children and grow His Kingdom.

VBS: Register & Learn More!


7. Blog Highlights

In case you missed the news! Here is a recap of all the exciting news that has come out this week here at HMUMC…

Three Days Until the Guatemala Mission Trip!

Follow Their Journey…

Saturday was a very special day for the pets of our Food Pantry patrons!

Learn more…

We had a blast at the Growing Together Celebration!

Take a look…


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

4/2 – Wednesday Night Supper

4/2 – Wednesday Night Connect – Too Busy Not to Pray Class

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.”

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