HMUMC Top Ten – May 28

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1. Stephen Minister Informational Gathering


THIS SUNDAY, June 1 at 12:30pm in Room 351

Learn how you can be a part of God’s Love in action at this special gathering. Stephen Ministers are lay persons who provided Christian one-to-one gender specific confidential care to those who are experiencing all kinds of life needs and circumstances, both in our congregation and community. Please stop by the Stephen Minister welcome table on Sunday morning to meet the Stephen Minister Leaders and learn more about this ministry. For more info contact Mike Lowrie at


2. Bible Study on Wednesday Nights in June

JuneBibleStudyTeaserWednesday Nights  in June from 6:30pm-7:45pm in Room 351

Join us Wednesday nights as we study the book of 1 John together. Pastor Jonathan and other guest teachers will be leading. There is no need to pre-register and if you miss as week for vacation simply join us the next week!






3. Crosstown Kids

Promotion SundayTHIS Sunday, June 1 is Promotion Sunday?

Children report to the classroom for the grade/age they will be in the fall of 2014.  Thanks.






We are seriously in need of items to make VBS happen!

VBS is a huge mission outreach for the church – serving over 800 kids each summer.  Here is the link for the Sign Up Genius website:

Items we need to borrow for VBS 2014

Plastic Baby Pools (the hard plastic type) – 2

Bath Toys – 15

Water Flippers – 10-12 pairs, adult or kid sizes

Laundry Baskets – 10

Bean Bags – 8

Boomerangs – 5

Please label with your name and cell phone # so we can return to you.

We also need the following recyclable items:

Cardboard wrapping paper tubes – 10

Don’t have time to shop for items this week – consider just dropping off a gift card for Wal-Mart, so we can go purchase the items needed.




WinShape Camp!! It is going to be A SUMMER OF A LIFETIME – Register for Camp TODAY!

WinShape Camp at HMUMC is the ultimate day camp experience for rising 2nd – 7th graders. Campers choose from 19 different activities. We combine sports, arts, recreation, Bible Study and worship, keeping them busy from 8:00am to 5:00pm each day for the BEST WEEK EVER! Camp is July 14 – 18.

Learn more, register for camp, donate or sign up to volunteer here:  WINSHAPE!





Club Scientific – June 16-20

Club Scientific is being held here at Hamilton Mill UMC June 16-20. (ages 4-14)  For more information or to register visit







Covenant Family Counseling and Resource Center will be holding a SUPER SKILLS SUMMER CAMP at Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church  the week of July 7th-July 11th from 8:30am-4:30pm. All children (with or without challenges) ages 7 years to 11 years are welcome to come have a great time and practice their social skills! To register or learn more,  contact Rachel Stewart at or call 770-985-0837, ext 21






4. Student Ministry

9th grade

Calling all parents of Rising 9th Graders!

We have an informational meeting for YOU this week, June 1st, at 12:20, in the Shed.  Join us to learn about how your student will transition from middle school programming to high school and find out about summer events!







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The Middle

Wednesday, June 4 from 6:30-8pm.

Wednesday night Middle Worship Night for Rising 6th through 8thgraders.  Wednesday, June 4 from 6:30-8pm in The Rooftop.



5. Red Cross Summer Blood Drive

Blood DriveMonday, June 9 from 1:00pm-7:00pm

Sign up online at using the passcode: hamumc (use all lower case letters) or on Sundays, May 25, June 1 and June 8 before or after service in the narthex. 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. Please call Pat Erwin at 770 307-1645 or email for more information.





6. Shazam! Super 5K Run/Walk

Shazam RaceWednesday, June 11, 2014 @6:30am at the Classic Center, Downtown Athens

 Wear your super hero costume and come run a Super-fast race! The 8th Annual North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church’s 5K will be held on June 11th this year and is benefitting the Matthew Initiative, a 501 C3, whose mission is to empower under-resourced churches to build strong and dynamic children’s ministries. The Matthew Initiative has been working with St Paul UMC in downtown Atlanta, Waleska UMC in Waleska, Georgia and Princeton UMC in Athens, Georgia. It is a non-profit supported by Northside UMC, Peachtree Rd UMC, Dunwoody UMC, Candler School of Theology and the Atlanta-Emory District of the United Methodist Church

For more information about the race and how to participate, go to: or



7. Out of Darkness Training

OOD Training TeaserJune 13 – June 14

Help shine a light on human trafficking at this special training class. HMUMC is proud to partner with the Out of Darkness ministry and their mission to help women break the bonds of exploitation in Atlanta. Learn more about how you can help to reach, rescue and restore the women who are still living in bondage. You too can be a part of what God has done and is doing to rebuild and restore the hearts of women in Atlanta and beyond.

Sign up



8. The Wesley Bell Ringers Concert

Bell Ringers TeaserJune 23 at 7:30pm.

This concert will be part of the choir’s 49th annual concert tour, and will feature 30 teenage ringers playing more than 225 hand-bells and hand-chimes. They have
performed at the US Capitol, Cathedral of the Pines National Monument, Mt. Rushmore, Disneyland and Disney World. The 2014 concert includes the music of Rossini, Handel and Copland. Admission to the concert is free and an offering will be collected. We are looking for several host homes for the bell ringers. If you are interested in hosting, please email




9. All Call Patriotic Choir

All Call Choir July 2014 Slide11:00am Worship Service on Sunday, July 6

“Come One…Come All” for our All Call Patriotic Choir celebration and make a joyful noise with the Chancel Choir for a one-time commitment before the choir takes a summer break until August. This service features an orchestra and easy to learn patriotic music, so help the choir go out with a BANG by picking up a music folder with listening CD at the Welcome Centers and attend rehearsal on Wednesday, July 2 from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Contact Jason Arcega or Kathy Ralya with questions at or No singing experience is required!




10. Please Help us Keep The Pantry stocked for the summer!

PantryThe Pantry at HMUMC is open every Saturday from 9:30am to 11:30am and gives out over 1,500 pounds of food, feeding an average of 70 families each week. The Pantry relies 100% on the generosity of volunteers and donors to support ongoing operations. Volunteers are welcome any Saturday and donations can be dropped off any time during church office hours at the bins located at the portico entrance.

The most needed items include:

  • Canned Entrees, Canned Meats, Canned Fruit, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Canned Vegetables, Pasta, Rice, Beans and Breakfast Cereals. These are our most needed items, however, any nonperishable items are greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your continued support!



Upcoming Events

6/1 – Stephen Ministers Informational Gathering

6/2 – 6/6 – Vacation Bible School

6/4 – Wednesday Night Summer Bible Study Begins

6/8 – Communications Ministry Meeting

6/9 – Summer Blood Drive

6/11 – Shazam! Super 5K Run/Walk

6/13 & 6/14 – Out of Darkness Training

6/14 – “The Piecemakers” Prayer Quilt Ministry

6/16 – United Methodist Men’s Ministry

6/22 – Celebration of Ministry for Paul Knight

6/23 – The Wesley Bell Ringers Concert

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.”