HMUMC Top Ten – August 5

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1. Blessing of the Backpacks

Blessing of the Backpacks TeaserTHIS SUNDAY!!

August 9 at the 9:30am and 11:00am worship services

Join us on Sunday for our first ever “Blessing of the Backpacks!” Just in time for Back to School, we will pray a special blessing over students (and their backpacks), asking God to guide, protect, and nurture them this year. Students of ALL ages are invited to bring their backpacks with them to church for this special event.

 

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2. Fall Growth Groups Start Soon!

Fall 2015 Growth Groups TeaserStart the fall season off right – join a Growth Group! Life can be crazy and schedules fill up quickly during the fall, taking the time to join a Growth Group is the perfect way to keep life balanced. You will enjoy growing in your relationship with God and others through fellowship and study. Visit www.hmumc.org/GrowthGroups for a complete list of classes and sign up information.

 

 

 

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3. Join us on August 16!

Aug 16 Promo TeaserMark your calendars for this special event as we celebrate our new Senior Pastor, Mark Westmoreland and enjoy two annual family-fun events.

Kickoff Cookout 4:30pm-6:30pm

The Kickoff Cookout is the perfect time to find out how you can get involved in a growth group, ministry and/or mission opportunity. Kids and adults will enjoy a wonderful evening filled with music, games and a yummy dinner at the best price ever – FREE!

Pastor Mark’s Dessert Party 5:30pm-6:30pm in The Rooftop

Then at 5:30pm, join us in the Rooftop for a special Dessert Party to welcome the Westmorelands!

Student Ministry Xtreme Bingo 6:30pm to 8:30pm

All students 6th through 12th grades and their parents are invited to Xtreme Bingo in the Sanctuary! We’ve got some incredible prizes, a wheel of misfortunes and an evening full of fun with friends!  Come hear all about the year ahead while you play for a chance to win one of many prizes!

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4. Wednesday Night Programing Resumes August 19!

Make sure you mark your calendars and save Wednesday nights this fall for family, fellowship and fun! Wednesday Night Supper (5:30pm to 6:30pm) and Connect Classes (6:30pm to 7:45pm) will resume on Wednesday, August 19. We have a yummy menu prepared for you and lots of Growth Groups for you to choose from. Let’s spend Wednesdays together this fall – it will be our new favorite weekday!

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5. Student Ministry.

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Student Ministry End of Summer Epic Event

Middle School – TONIGHT! Wednesday, August 5 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Calling all 6th – 12th grade students to our EPIC End of Summer Events. We’ve got a mess of a good time in store for you! Ever wanted to let loose and get a little messy while having a ton of fun with friends?  Now is your chance! Join us in the lower parking lot (by the playground) for a night you won’t forget! Don’t forget to bring a towel – you will get messy!

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Confirmation Parent Class TeaserConfirmation Kickoff Parent/Student Meeting

Sunday, August 16 from 11:00am to 12:00pm

All 6th graders and their parents are invited to join us to learn more about our 2015-16 Confirmation Class! We want to let you know what you can expect for the year ahead! We’ll complete registration forms, introduce you to leaders and staff, and tell you all about our program! Younger siblings are welcome to attend a Crosstown Kids class of their own! Please register at www.hmumc.org/students by August 7.

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Student Ministry Xtreme Bingo

Sunday, August 16 following the Kickoff Cook-out, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

All students 6th through 12th grades and their parents are invited to Xtreme Bingo in the Sanctuary! We’ve got some incredible prizes, a wheel of misfortunes and an evening full of fun with friends!  Come hear all about the year ahead while you play for a chance to win one of many prizes!

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6. Crosstown Kids

2015 Acolyte Training TeaserFall Acolyte Training Class

Sunday, August 23 at 12:15pm 

Calling all 3rd – 5th graders, be an important part of worship by bringing the light of Christ in to our service each week at the 11:00am traditional service. Join us for this special training class taught by Pastor Jonathan. A light lunch will be served during the training. Please CLICK HERE TO RSVP, so we can plan lunch accordingly (include parent and child).

Our new Acolyte schedule will begin on Sunday, August 30. Our Acolyte leader, Amber Riley, will work with parents to make sure the 2015 fall schedule is convenient for all families. Depending on the number of Acolytes we have in training, each child will have the opportunity to serve once  a month. If you have any questions, please contact traci.lowry@hmumc.org.

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5th Grade Praise Team TeaserThe 5th Grade Praise Team

Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 7:45pm starting August 19

The Praise Team is an amazing and fun leadership opportunity for all rising 5th graders. This high-energy team leads worship and serves as important role models for the younger grades. Practice on Wednesdays will include 30 minutes of devotional/leadership training and 45 minutes of intense worship fun! Team roles include on stage, backstage and audio visual assistants. 5th graders will be scheduled on a rotational basis to lead worship on the Rooftop during the 9:30am and 11:00am worship hours on Sunday mornings. Please visit www.hmumc.org/PraiseTeam to sign up today!

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7. Volunteers Needed

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Kids Hope Mentors Needed

Join the Kids Hope Team by volunteering to be a mentor for the 2015-2016 school year. An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 18 at 6:30. We will be training new directors on Saturday, August 29 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Meetings with children will start the week of September 14 at Patrick Elementary School. To sign up or for questions, please contact Cheri Loy at cheri_loy@gwinnett.k12.ga.us or 770-653-2569.

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Crosstown Kids Small Group Leaders Needed

Share the love of Christ with our wonderful Crosstown Kids by volunteering as a Small Group Leader.  To learn more, please contact traci.lowry@hmumc.org.

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Flower Delivery Ministry

Each week, the Sanctuary flowers are distributed to those who are homebound or are living in nursing homes. If you would like to join our ministry team, or if you have an older parent or friend who may enjoy a flower delivery? Please email pattybee.37@gmail.com.

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8. Preschool & MMO Workday

Saturday, August 29 from 9:00am to 11:00am

We would love your help getting ready for all of the children that will be joining us this fall. We will be pulling weeds, cleaning toys and spreading mulch.  Please bring your work gloves, rakes and wheelbarrows, if you have them.

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9. The Pantry PB&J August Food Drive

PB & J Drive TeaserA yummy PB&J is an all time favorite food for kids of all ages. Drop a few extra jars of peanut butter and jelly in your shopping cart this week and help us reach our August food drive goal of 2,000 jars. The Pantry and the over 100 families we serve each week thank you for your donations! Learn more at www.hmumc.org/thepantry.

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10. Starting Point 

Starting Point Logo TeaserSunday, August 30 at 9:30am in room 145

Starting Point is a four-session orientation class for people who are considering membership – but it’s more than that! Whether you’re brand new to Hamilton Mill UMC or you’ve been here for a while, Starting Point offers a chance for you to make some new friends and get connected.

 

 

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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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