Weekly Top Ten – August 24

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1. GroupLink – THIS SUNDAY!

GroupLink LifeGroup Launch Event

THIS 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.

2. Starting Point Class – THIS SUNDAY!

Next Starting Point Class

Begins THIS 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


Wednesday Night Programming 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
Learn More at www.hmumc.org/wednesday!

4. Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University (FPU)
Sundays from 5pm-7pm Starting September 11
We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! FPU is a biblically based curriculum that teaches people how to handle their money in a faithful way. Through video teaching, class discussions, and interactive small group activities, FPU presents Biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more. 10 weeks led by Tony and Heather Pichetto. $93 per family member kit.
Sign up at www.hmumc.org/fpu.

5. The Pantry

Friday Night Food Fight

August 22 – August 31 | Trophy presented at the Mill Creek vs. Dacula football game on Sept 2
Our local high schools are helping us fight hunger in our community by supporting The Pantry at HMUMC! Thank you, Dacula HS and Mill Creek HS! You can help them by bringing your donations to church. We have bins marked for each school in the Narthex.
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.


6. Chancel Choir

Join the Chancel Choir!
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 8:30pmand 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. Kids CrosSing

Here Is Something Your Child Won’t Want To Miss This Year!
Kids CrosSing, on Wed. Nights at 5pm, isn’t the same old children’s choir! 
Growing the love of God through music in our children, and helping them develop their gifts as worship leaders for today’s church is a core value of Kids CrosSing. Kids CrosSing’s new children’s choir curriculum “Growing in Grace” is a scripturally-based music developed by proven music educators and children’s choir experts. Your child will come home excited about the fun and engaging songs, games and musical activities.
*NEW – This year we are including 6th graders in the Kids CrosSing Children’s Choir program.
Hope to see you TONIGHT
Learn more and sign up at www.hmumc.org/kidscrossing.

8. Student Ministry

Student Ministry Tailgate
THIS 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!
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 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.
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!

Third Grade Bibles

Sunday, September 25 at the 9:30am and 11:00am services

One of our favorite days is just around the corner! Third grade students will receive a Bible during the 9:30am or 11:00am worship service.
Please sign up online by Sunday, September 18 
at www.hmumc.org/thirdgradebibles so that your third grader will receive their Bible on this very special day!

10. Preschool


HMUMC Preschool & MMO Openings
The Preschool has openings in the four and five year old classes for the fall.  If you have friends looking for a preschool, have them call Jennifer Markham at 770-271-2783. Our Mother’s Morning Out (MMO) has openings in our 19-23 month class. Please contact dana.terry@hmumc.org for more information.

HMUMC Preschool and Mother’s Morning Out

Preschool Open House – Aug 31 & Sept 1
MMO Open House – Sept 1
Classes Begin – September 6

Preschool Open House for the Monday/Wednesday twos, all the threes, and the fives class is on August 31 from 9am to 12pm. Open House for the Tuesday/Thursday twos, and all the fours is September 1 from 9am to 12pm. Open House for all MMO classes will be held on September 1from 9am to 12pm. Preschool and MMO classes start September 6. Please email jennifer.markham@hmumc.org for more information on Preschool or dana.terry@hmumc.org for more information on MMO.

Upcoming Events

  • 8/24 – 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
  • 8/26 – Student Ministry Tailgate before the Mill Creek Football game
  • 8/27 –  The Pantry @ 9:30am to 11:30am in The Shed
  • 8/28 – Worship services @ 8:15am9:30am & 11:00am in The Sanctuary
  • 8/28 – Starting Point Class begins @ 9:30am
  • 8/28 – Student Worship in the Shed @ 9:30pm
  • 8/28 – Crosstown Kid’s Worship @ 9:30pm & 11:00pm drop-off in The Rooftop
  • 8/28 – Adult Sunday School @ 9:30am
  • 8/28 – Student E3 classes at 11:00am
  • 8/28 – 18-25 @ HMUMC Class @ 11:00am in Room 351
  • 8/28 – Ignite @ 5:30pm
  • 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
  • 9/5 – Labor Day
  • 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
  • 9/19 – United Men’s Meeting Fish Fry @ 7pm
  • 9/25 – Third Grade Bible Presentations
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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