Weekly Top Ten – August 17

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This Week’s Top Ten!

1. TONIGHT

Wednesday Night Programming

Resumes TONIGHT!
  • Kids Crossing 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 TONIGHT! 
Learn More and sign up today at www.hmumc.org/wednesday!

2. Next Starting Point Class

Next Starting Point Class

Begins Sunday, August 28 at 9:30am
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.
Sign up or invite a friend to sign up at www.hmumc.org/startingpoint

3. GroupLink

GroupLink LifeGroup Launch Event

Sunday, August 28 at 5:30pm
LifeGroups exist to help people connect relationally and grow spiritually through intentional times of fellowship, study, and support together. At GroupLink, our LifeGroup launch event, you’ll be able to meet other people interested in getting in a LifeGroup, talk to those already in one, and find a group that fits you in person. Childcare will also be provided.
Please sign up at www.hmumc.org/lifegroups.

4. Men’s Meeting

United Methodist Men’s Meeting
Monday, August 22 at 7:00pm
 
Come make some new friends as you enjoy a great dinner, fellowship, and a relevant message. No cost to attend!

5. Fall Growth Groups

Fall Growth Groups Start Soon!
Start the fall season off right – join a Growth Group! You will enjoy growing in your relationship with God and others through fellowship and study. Pick up a copy of the 2016 Fall Growth Group schedule at the church Welcome Center or visit www.hmumc.org/growthgroups to sign up and learn more about all of the classes offered this fall.

6. Chancel Choir

Join the Chancel Choir!
COME GROW WITH US!
As we prepare to move into our new Worship Center, the Chancel Choir would gladly welcome any persons who love to sing and who are passionate about leading God’s people to deeper, fuller experiences of worship.  If you’ve been thinking about singing with the Chancel Choir, now is the perfect time to join! YOU ARE NEEDED AND YOU ARE WELCOME!
The Chancel Choir meets on Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm to 8:30pm and childcare can be made available upon requests.
Interested? Contact Rev. Mark G. Locke at mark.locke@hmumc.org or call him at 901-849-1428 and he’ll be delighted to get you involved with the Chancel Choir. 

7. The Pantry

PLEASE SIGN UP OR RENEW!
Support The Pantry every time you shop at Kroger! Last quarter The Pantry received $450 from the Kroger Community Rewards Program. You can help increase this dollar amount simply by signing up or renewing your membership. Each year in August, Kroger requires participants to renew their membership in this special program. 
How to sign up or update! It only takes TWO minutes!
  1. To link your Kroger Plus Card to The Pantry, simply go to krogercommunityrewards.com
  2. Click “Create an Account” or “Sign In.”
  3. You will be automatically directed to the “Community Rewards” page (if not, click on your name/account at the top right and scroll down to the “community” link at the bottom)
  4. Click “Enroll Now” Or Re-Enroll”
  5. Enter “The Pantry at HMUMC” OR enter our number “49947” in the search field.
  6. Select The Pantry from your search list
  7. click “Enroll” or “Re-Enroll”
That’s it! Now you are enrolled. Kroger’s Community Rewards Program, along with your continued donations, will make supporting The Pantry easy…all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card! This program will not affect your Kroger Fuel Points.
Learn more about The Pantry at www.hmumc.org/ThePantry.

8. Student Ministry

The Middle Resumes TONIGHT!

6:30 to 8:00pm – drop-off in The Shed / Pick-up in The Rooftop

ALL 6th – 8th graders are welcome to going is for THE MIDDLE, mid-week fellowship, worship and small groups!

Student Ministry Fall Worship @ 9:30am

Every Sunday until the opening of our New Worship Center
Students in 6th – 12th grade, join us in The Shed on Sunday mornings at 9:30am for a special sermon series entitled “Church As It Could Be.” Together, we will explore worship: the role of our church body, the importance of relationships, what it means to be a leader, how the Holy Spirit inspires, and how we can stay focused on Jesus as we come together in worship. The purpose of this special series will be to prepare students for all of the exciting opportunities that multi-generational worship will bring to HMUMC when we open our new Worship Center later this Fall.
Student Fall Retreat
Registration IS OPEN!
The Student Ministry is headed to Ocoee Retreat Center for the Best Weekend of the Year October 28-30. All 6th-12th grade students are invited! Don’t miss the Early Bird rate of $179 per student (until August 31). Price increases to $199 per student on September 1st. Space is limited, so register early! $50 deposit is all that’s required to register online.
Visit www.hmumc.org/students on Sunday to learn more and sign up!
Student Ministry Tailgate
Friday, August 26 at Mill Creek 
In honor of the first home game and youth night at Mill Creek High School, the Student Ministry staff and volunteers will be hosting a pre-game tailgate! Join us for some fun and football!
Ignite RESUMES THIS Sunday
9th – 12 graders, mark your calendars and join every Sunday night for Ignite, a fellowship snack dinner, worship and small groups!
HMUMC Job Opportunity
The Student Ministry is looking for a Worship Team Director to help lead weekly student worship gatherings.

9. Crosstown Kids

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.
To encourage chaperones, we are offering this event FREE of charge to those parents willing to come along with their child.
Please visit www.hmumc.org/CrosstownKidsRetreat to learn more and sign up for camp!

Rooftop Kidz – 5th Grade Praise Team

Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 7:45pm starting TONIGHT!
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!

10. HMUMC Celebrations

Kickoff Cookout!
Last Sunday, well over 600 people gathered for the Kickoff Cookout. We had fun in the sun learning more about how we can worship, serve and grow together this Fall. And it was so nice to see all of the progress in the new Worship Center. A special thank you to all of our volunteers, and to the Men’s Ministry and Kitchen Angels for the yummy dinner!
Xtreme Bingo
Following the Kickoff Cookout last Sunday, The Student Ministry gathered in the Sanctuary for Xtreme Bingo! It was so wonderful to see parents and students hanging out, laughing and just having fun together!

Upcoming Events

  • 8/17 – Wednesday Night Programming Resumes!
    • Kids CrosSing Children’s Choir @ 5:00pm – 6:00pm
    • Wednesday Night Supper @ 5:30pm – 6:30pm
    • Growth Groups @ 6:30pm
    • The Middle @ 6:30pm
    • 5th Grade Praise Team @ 6:30pm
    • What’s in The Bible for Crosstown Kids @ 6:30pm
  • 8/20 –  The Pantry @ 9:30am to 11:30am in The Shed
  • 8/21 – Worship services @ 8:15am, 9:30am & 11:00am in The Sanctuary
  • 8/21 – Student Worship in the Shed @ 9:30pm
  • 8/21 – Crosstown Kid’s Worship @ 9:30pm & 11:00pm drop-off in The Rooftop
  • 8/21 – Adult Sunday School @ 9:30am
  • 8/21 – Student E3 classes at 11:00am
  • 8/21 – 18-25 @ HMUMC Class @ 11:00am in Room 351
  • 8/21 – Ignite Resumes @ 5:30pm
  • 8/22 – United Methodist Men’s Meeting @ 7:00pm
  • 8/26 – Student Ministry Tailgate before the Mill Creek Football game
  • 8/28 – Starting Point Class begins @ 9:30am
  • 8/28 – GroupLink @ 5:30pm
  • 8/31 – Preschool Open House from 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • 9/1 – Preschool & MMO Open House from 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • 9/6 – Preschool & MMO Classes Start
  • 9/9 – 9/11 – Crosstown Kids’ Retreat
  • 9/15 – KidsHope Info Class & Training
  • 9/19 – KidsHope Info Class & Training
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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