Weekly Top Ten – September 7

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1. 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

2. Chancel Choir

Join the Chancel Choir!

Let’s Prepare for Christmas!
The Cantata Choir will be presenting the Christmas Choruses from Handel’s “Messiah” on Sunday morning, December 18.  The Choir will begin rehearsing this masterwork next Tuesday, September 13 beginning at 6:45 P.M. Cantata rehearsal will conclude at 7:45 P.M. and then the Chancel Choir will continue their preparations for upcoming Sunday mornings from 7:45 – 8:45 P.M.  Now is an excellent time to join the Choir as we prepare for the Christmas season, AND as we practice for our first services in our new Sanctuary.  For more information, contact Rev. Mark G. Locke at mark.locke@hmumc.org.

3. Men’s Ministry

United Methodist Men’s Meeting & Fish Fry!

Monday, September 19 at 7:00pm

All men are invited to join the United Methodist Men’s monthly meeting every third Monday of the month. This month is our annual Fish Fry! Join us for fellowship, a great message and FREE food!

4. Buford Corn Maze Fundraiser for The Pantry

Pantry Fundraiser at the Buford Corn Maze

Sunday, September 25

Visit the Buford Corn Maze on Sunday, September 25 and The Pantry will get $2.00 from every ticket sold IF you mention The Pantry and bring in a food donation!

5. Day of Service

Day of Service   

Saturday, October 1 at the Gwinnett Children’s Shelter

Let’s go beyond our church walls and be God’s light in our community through service.  We’ll meet at the church at 9:00am and caravan to the Gwinnett Children’s Shelter where we will be doing landscaping, possibly a project or two on the houses, painting pumpkins with the children and having a cookout with the residents.  We plan to head back to the church around 1:00pm. Children under 6th grade must be accompanied by an adult.
Please sign up by September 28 at www.hmumc.org/dayofservice.

6. Charge Conference

Charge Conference

Sunday, October 9 – 3:00pm at Harmony Grove Church of the Way

All church members are invited to attend our annual charge conference.  Voting members are members of the administrative council.  This cluster conference will include our church, along with four neighboring churches.  We will celebrate the year past, elect our officers for 2017, and approve clergy salaries.

7. Family Mission Project

Family Ministry September Mission Project

The HMUMC Preschool, Mother’s Morning Out, our Crosstown Kids and the Students Ministry are all teaming up to do a mission project each month. In September, we are partnering with McClain Hermes’ Shoes for the Souls program. We are collecting old shoes which will be donated to the Atlanta Mission, and we would love your help! Donation bins are located in The Rooftop, by the Preschool offices, and in The Shed. Thank you for your support.

8. Student Ministry

2016 Student Ministry Fall Retreat

October 28-30

The Student Ministry is headed to Ocoee Retreat Center for the Best Weekend of the Year! All 6th-12th grade students are invited! Space is limited, so don’t miss out! Total cost is $199 per student, a $50 deposit is all that is required to register online at www.hmumc.org/students.


Ignite Dinner Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to help feed our high school students a snack dinner on Sunday nights at 5:30pm. This is the perfect opportunity for a Small Group, LifeGroup, Sunday School Class or just a group of friends to have fun serving together. If you or your group would be willing to provide a meal for our high school students, we would greatly appreciate your help! They love to eat!
Visit www.hmumc.org/students to sign up.


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.

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!


Wednesday Night Programming TONIGHT!

  • Kids Crossing Children’s Choir (3 yrs. – 6th graders) – 5:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Wednesday Night Supper – 5:30pm to 6:30pm
    • Tonight’s Menu: Pulled Pork, Cole Slaw, French Fries

      Kids’ Meal: Pork Sliders, Corn & Applesauce. All served with love by Kitchen Angel Team IV.

  • 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!


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

  • 9/7 – Wednesday Night Programming
    • 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
  • 9/6 –  The Pantry @ 9:30am to 11:30am in The Shed
  • 9/9-9/11 – Crosstown Kids’ Fall Retreat
  • 9/11 – Worship services @ 8:15am, 9:30am & 11:00am in The Sanctuary
  • 9/11 – Student Worship in the Shed @ 9:30pm
  • 9/11 – Crosstown Kid’s Worship @ 9:30pm & 11:00pm drop-off in The Rooftop
  • 9/11 – Adult Sunday School @ 9:30am
  • 9/11 – Confirmation Class in the Shed @ 11:00am
  • 9/11 – Student E3 classes at 11:00am
  • 9/11 – 18-25 @ HMUMC Class @ 11:00am in Room 351
  • 9/11 – Confirmation Parents’ Class at 11:00am in Room339
  • 9/11 – Ignite @ 5:30pm
  • 9/15 – KidsHope Info Class & Training @ 5:30pm in Room 351
  • 9/19 – KidsHope Info Class & Training @ 5:30pm  in Room 339
  • 9/19 – United Men’s Meeting Fish Fry @ 7pm in The Rooftop
  • 9/25 – Third Grade Bible Presentations
  • 9/25 – Buford Corn Maze Fundraiser for The Pantry
  • 10/1 – Day of Service
  • 10/2 – World Communion Sunday
  • 10/2 – Fall Retreat Registration Closes
  • 10/9 – Charge Conference | 3pm at Harmony Grove Church of the Way
  • 10/16 – Fall Retreat Meet Your Leader Night
  • 10/23 – Fall Festival @ 4:30pm
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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