HMUMC Top Ten – April 9
1. Join Us THIS SUNDAY
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.
2. 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. make a donation
Easter Dinners for The Pantry
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. Wednesday Night Supper & Programming Break – April 9 & April 16
We will be taking a break from all Wednesday night programming for the next two weeks 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.
4. The Growing Together Church Garden – April 12
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 email@example.com.
5. High School Guatemala Mission Trip Blog
The High School students on the Guatemala Mission Trip have been posting a daily blog with lots of great pictures! Use the links below to find out what they have been up to so far. You can continue to follow their journey by signing up on the right sidebar to receive the student newsletter blog email updates every time they make a new entry or by visiting www.hmumc.org and clicking on happenings – newsletter blogs.
6. United Methodist Men’s Annual BBQ – April 26
Tickets for the annual Men’s BBQ on April 26 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.
7. Upcoming Ministry Meetings
The “Piecemakers” Prayer Quilt Ministry Weekend Gathering – April 12
The Prayer Quilt Ministry meets every Wednesday from 6:00pm to 8:30pm and every second Saturday of the month from 10:30am to 12:00pm in Modular A-8. Join them and learn how easy it is to make a beautiful quilt for someone in need.
HMUMC Hiking Ministry – April 12 at 7:30am
Join the Hiking Ministry on their next Unicoi Gap hike on April 12. They will leave Flowery Branch at 7:30am. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Communications Ministry Meeting – April 13 at 12:30 in Room 351
Looking for a place to use your talents? Join us! This is a great place to use your current talents or learn more from other professionals about internal and external communications, graphic design, marketing, web design, social media, editing, video production and more. Please email email@example.com if you are interested in joining our team
8. Relay for Life – May 9 & May 10
Join 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 www.relayforlife.org.
9. Summer is just around the corner! Sign your kids up for VBS & WinShape TODAY!
The 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.
VBS 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.
10. Holy Week & Easter Services at HMUMC!
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!
*Special Note: Church Office FYI for Spring Break
We hope you all are having a wonderful spring break this week. The church office will be open, but office hours will vary. Several of our church staff will be taking a much deserved break to spend some extra time with their families.
4/9 – Wednesday Night Programming Break due to Spring Break
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 – United Methodist Men’s BBQ
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