Weekly Top Ten – July 27

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1. Blessing of the Backpacks

Blessing of the Backpacks

Sunday, August 7

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

Join us on this special Sunday for our 2nd annual “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, please BRING YOUR BACKPACKS with you to church for this special event.

2. Kickoff Cookout

Kickoff Cookout – Sunday, August 14

4:00pm to 5:00pm – Get Connected & Have Fun!

5:00pm to 6:00pm – Dinner in the Sanctuary

The HMUMC Kickoff Cookout is all about YOU! How can HMUMC help you Connect, Worship, Grow and Serve this fall? At this family-fun event, you will get the chance to sign up for a new growth group, learn more about serving opportunities, hang out with our Student Ministry, jump around in bounce houses with our Crosstown Kids’ Ministry, and snap a family picture in our fun photo booth. Make sure you fill out our NEW KOCO connect card for the chance to win a ton of prizes! We will end our special evening with a delicious FREE family-style hamburger or hot dog dinner in the Sanctuary. Join us and together we will discover how we can serve as the hands and feet of Christ while having a little fun too!

3. Wednesday Nights at HMUMC

Wednesday Night Programming

Resumes August 17!

Make sure you mark your calendars and save Wednesday nights this fall for family, fellowship and fun!

Children’s Choir – 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Wednesday Night Supper – 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Wednesday Connect Growth Groups – 6:30pm to 7:45pm

The Middle for rising 6th – 8th graders – 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Rooftop Kidz: 5th Grade Praise Team – 6:30pm to 7:45pm

What’s in the Bible for Pre-K – 5th graders – 6:30pm to 7:45pm

The fun begins on Wednesday, August 17. Let’s spend Wednesdays together this fall – it will be your second favorite day of the week! Sign ups start THIS SUNDAY!

4. FYI 55+ Trip

UPDATED – FYI 55+ Historic South Georgia Trip

October 17 & 18 (Now a TWO day trip)/

Deposit Due NEXT MONDAY, Aug 1

This amazing trip is still loaded with fun activities, but now less expensive and only TWO DAYS. If you are 55 or older, join the FYI 55+ group for a memorable trip. Registration forms are available at the Welcome Center.

Learn more at www.hmumc.org/FYI55.


5. Informational Luncheon

Informational Luncheon for the First Annual Family Mission Trip

THIS SUNDAY, July 31 at 12:15pm

Would you like to learn more about HMUMC’s First Annual Family Mission Trip in November? Join us for an interest meeting on Sunday, July 31 at 12:15pm to learn more about the trip, have your questions answered, and get to know other families interested in serving together. This amazing mission opportunity is for families and their children (ages 2nd grade and up) from HMUMC to grow closer to Jesus by serving families in the mountains of North Carolina! On this mission trip from November 20 – November 23, your family will have the opportunity to make a difference in another family’s life by completing various service projects. All of the families we’ll work with are located around our home base for the trip: The Hinton Retreat Center in beautiful Hayesville, NC. The cost is $175.00 per person. $100.00 deposit is required for each family. Space is limited.

Learn more on July 31 at 12:15am or visit www.hmumc.org/FamilyMissionTrip.

6. The Pantry

The Pantry Canned Fruit Drive

In the summer months we are frequently unable to keep our pantry shelves adequately full – we need your help! During the month of July, we are focusing our efforts on canned fruit. Canned fruit and fruit cups are good snacks for kids, high in Vitamin C and nutrients, and keep well on pantry shelves. Let’s come together for a common cause to end summer hunger. Let’s see if we can collect 1,000 cans of fruit in July!

Learn more at www.hmumc.org/ThePantry.

7. Student Ministry

Student Ministry End of Summer Epic Events

High School “Senior Olympics” – THIS SUNDAY, July 31 from 6pm – 8pm

Middle School “Redneck Olympics”- Aug 3 from 6pm- 8pm

Calling all rising 6th – 12th grade students to our EPIC End of Summer Events. Join us in the lower parking lot (by the playground) for a night you won’t forget! Costumes are encouraged, but dress to get messy. There will also be some light refreshments and snacks. And prizes will be awarded for the victors!

High School Summer Chill

High School students are invited to join the Student Ministry for our last summer chill event…

Thursday, August 4 – Menchies Outing 

@ Menchies Hamilton Mill 3:00pm-5:00pm.

First 3 Students get FREE Menchies!!!

Student Ministry Xtreme Bingo

Sunday, August 14 Following the Kickoff Cook-out,

from 6:00pm 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, including VISA Gift cards, lots of dining gift cards (Chilis, Italy’s, Barbaritos), and a Gwinnett Braves family fun pack.

*Please click here to sign up for childcare for siblings in rising 5th grade and younger by August 3. 

Confirmation Orientation – Student/Parent Class

Sunday, August 14 at 11:00am in The Shed

All 6th graders and their parents are invited to join us to learn more about our 2016-17 Confirmation Class! We’ll complete registration forms, introduce you to leaders and staff, and tell you all about our program.

Please click here to RSVP!

Student Ministry Programs Resume

6th – 12th grade students, are you ready for a great year! Mark your calendars and join us each week! The Middle, our mid-week fellowship, worship and small groups for 6th-8th grade students meets on Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 8pm starting Aug 17. Ignite, a fellowship snack dinner, worship and small groups for 9th-12th graders meets on Sundays from 5:30pm to 7:30pm starting Aug 21.

8. Crosstown Kids

HMUMC WinShape 2016 Highlight Video!
HMUMC WinShape 2016 Highlight Video!

HMUMC WinShape 2016 Was a Amazing!

Thank you for supporting WinShape Camp at HMUMC! As you can see in the highlight video above, last week was an incredible week. WinShape Camps for Communities took over our space and helped us to share the good news of Jesus with campers and volunteers alike. We had 425 campers, 32 WinShape staffers and 57 volunteers on campus for the best week of summer!

Here are a few interesting facts from WinShape 2016: 358 of the campers have a church home and 56 campers told us that they do not have a church home. And the absolutely amazing news…drum roll…32 campers accepted Christ during camp on Wednesday. Praise God!

Thank you again for your donations. This camp would not be possible without this church’s support! Mark your calendars for next year’s WinShape Camp on July 10 – July 14, 2017.

Rooftop Kidz – 5th Grade Praise Team

Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 7:45pm starting August 17

ROOFTOP KIDZ is a ministry team consisting of 5th graders serving as leaders in their small group and on The Rooftop as Worship Leaders, Door Holders, and AV/TECH Assistants. Rooftop Kidz provides 5th graders the opportunity to develop leadership skills, discover gifts and talents, serve their church family, grow in their relationship with God, experience worship as a lifestyle and be a role model to the younger kids.

All rising 5th graders are invited to sign up!

Crosstown Kids’ Retreat at Camp Glisson

Sept. 9 – Sept. 11 / RSVP by August 31

HMUMC and The North Georgia Conference Children’s Ministry Connection is pleased to offer a special retreat for children in rising 3rd – 5th grades. We will enjoy the unique activities available at Camp Glisson, and meet, pray, worship and play with children from other congregations across the conference. The cost is $160 per child. $75 for adult volunteers. A $50 nonrefundable deposit is required at registration. Space is limited for campers and volunteers!

Please visit www.hmumc.org/CrosstownKidsRetreat to learn more and sign up for camp!

9. Preschool & MMO Openings

Our HMUMC Preschool has openings in the four year old classes, and our Mother’s Morning Out program has openings in our 19-23 month class. If you have friends looking for a great place to send their children this fall, please have them call Jennifer Markham for info on our four year old Preschool class at 770-271-2783 OR Dana Taylor Terry for info on our 19-23 month MMO class at dana.terry@hmumc.org.

10. This Week’s Construction Pictures!

Growing Together Building Update!

Our construction crew has been hard at work this week. Here is a little peek at our new sound equipment, lighting, and doors…


Upcoming Events

  • 7/1- 7/31 The Pantry Cereal Drive!
  • 7/25, 7/28, 7/29 – Student Service Week
  • 7/30 –  The Pantry @ 9:30am to 11:30am in The Shed
  • 7/31 – Worship services at 8:15am, 9:30am & 11:00am in The Sanctuary
  • 7/31 – Crosstown Kid’s Worship @ 9:30pm & 11:00pm in The Rooftop
  • 7/31 – Sunday School @ 9:30am
    • The Builders in Room 139
    • Seekers in Room 339
    • The Way in Room 149
    • Solomon’s Porch in Room 131
    • Women of Faith in Room 351
  • 7/31 – Student E3 classes at 11:00am
    • High School Students in Room 149
    • Middle School Students in Room 131
  • 7/31 – 18-25 @ HMUMC Class @ 11:00am in Room 139
  • 7/31 – Info Luncheon for Family Mission Trip @ 12:15pm
  • 7/31 – High School End of Summer Epic Event 6pm – 8pm
  • 8/3 – Middle School End of Summer Epic Event 6pm – 8pm
  • 8/4 – High School Summer Chill @ HM Menchies 3pm-5pm
  • 8/7 – Blessing of the Backpacks
  • 8/8 – First Day of School
  • 8/14 – 6th Grade Orientation Class @ 11am in The Shed
  • 8/14 – Kickoff Cookout 4pm – 6pm
  • 8/14 – Student Ministry Extreme Bingo @ 6pm in the Sanctuary
  • 8/17 – Children’s Choir, Wednesday Night Supper, Growth Groups, 5th Grade Praise Team, Children’s Choir and The Middle Resumes
  • 8/21 – Ignite Resumes
  • 8/22 – United Methodist Men’s Meeting
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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