Weekly Top Ten – August 31

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This Week’s Top Ten!

1. 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.

2. The Early Bird Discount ENDS TODAY!

Student Fall Retreat


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 (ends TODAY, August 31). Price increases to $199 per student tomorrow, 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!

3. The Pantry

Friday Night Food Fight


The trophy will be presented at the Mill Creek vs. Dacula football game THIS FRIDAY, 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.


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!

5. KidsHope

Kids Hope Mentors Needed

Join the Kids Hope Team by volunteering to be a mentor for the 2016-2017 school year. If interested, please join us on September 15 or September 19 at 5:30pm for an informational meeting and training. Learn more at www.hmumc.org/kidshope or contact Cheri Loy at

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 8:30pm 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. 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

E3 Classes @ 11am THIS SUNDAY, September 4

It’s Labor Day weekend, so we are combining our classes for 1 Middle School class and 1 High School Class. Classes will meet in the following locations:
– All Middle School Students (6th – 8th grade) in Room 131/134

(no Confirmation class. Confirmation students are invited to join this class.)

– All High School Students (9th – 12th) in Room 149

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.

No Ignite THIS SUNDAY, September 4

Our weekly student ministry program, Ignite, will not be held tonight in honor of Labor Day weekend. We hope our families enjoy this special weekend together. We look forward to seeing all 9th-12th graders next Sunday, September 11 at 5:30pm for 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

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!

HMUMC Preschool and Mother’s Morning Out

Preschool Open House – TODAY, Aug 31 & TOMORROW, Sept 1

MMO Open House – TOMORROW, Sept 1

Classes Begin – September 6

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

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.

10. TWO Easy Ways to Help Your Church

Save Your TP and PT Rolls!

The Student Ministry would love your help collecting toilet paper and paper towel rolls for our “craft” activity choice on Saturday afternoon at the Fall Retreat in October. Donation bins are located across from The Rooftop, just outside of the Family Ministry office suite.

Kitchen Towels Needed

The Kitchen Angels are in need of new or gently used kitchen towels. Towels can be dropped off in the kitchen. Thank you so much for supporting this special HMUMC ministry!

Upcoming Events

  • Preschool Open House 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • 8/31 – 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
  • 9/1 – Preschool & MMO Open House 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • 9/3 –  The Pantry @ 9:30am to 11:30am in The Shed
  • 9/4 – Worship services @ 8:15am, 9:30am & 11:00am in The Sanctuary
  • 9/4 – Starting Point Class begins @ 9:30am
  • 9/4 – Student Worship in the Shed @ 9:30pm
  • 9/4 – Crosstown Kid’s Worship @ 9:30pm & 11:00pm drop-off in The Rooftop
  • 9/4 – Adult Sunday School @ 9:30am
  • 9/4 – NO Confirmation Class (Confirmation students are invited to join E3 classes during the 11am hour)
  • 9/4 – Student E3 classes at 11:00am
  • 9/4 – 18-25 @ HMUMC Class @ 11:00am in Room 351
  • 9/4 – NO Ignite
  • 9/5 – Happy Labor Day
  • 9/6 – Preschool & MMO Classes Start
  • 9/9 – 9/11 – Crosstown Kids’ Retreat
  • 9/11 – Confirmation Parents’ Class at 11:00am in Room339
  • 9/11 – Financial Peace University Class Begins at 5pm in Room 139
  • 9/11 – Ignite @ 5:30pm
  • 9/15 – KidsHope Info Class & Training in Room 351
  • 9/19 – KidsHope Info Class & Training in Room 339
  • 9/19 – United Men’s Meeting Fish Fry @ 7pm in The Rooftop
  • 9/25 – Third Grade Bible Presentations
  • 10/2 – World Communion Sunday
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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