Weekly Top Ten – September 14

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1. 2016 Fall Festival

HMUMC Fall Festival

Sunday, October 23

Our annual fall family fun day filled with sweets, treats and fun entertainment that will make you jump out of your seats!!
FX Live @ 4:30pm – The kids and adults will love this year’s FX Live performance on The Rooftop. You will not want to miss this interactive, multi-media family experience.

Trunk or Treating @ 5:15pm – Dress up the kids in their Halloween costumes and enjoy a fun and safe trunk-or-treating experience after FX Live. Families are encouraged to bring a canned good for The Pantry. No scary costumes please. Adults, join the FUN! Sign up to Host a Trunk!

Chili Cook-off Dinner @ 5:30pm – Join us for a special Chili Cook-off! The cost of the meal will be $5 per person and $3 for kids for a homemade chili meal complete with hot dogs and all of the fixin’s. Please RSVP for dinner OR cook up your favorite chili recipe and join our chili cook-off. Please bring a pot of chili that will feed up to 12 people. Chili cook-off contestants will receive 4 free meals!

2. NEW Growth Group Starting Soon!

The World Turned Upside Down: A six-week study on the book of Acts

Wednesdays 6:30pm – 7:45pm in Room 131 starting October 12

Join Pastor Jonathan for a six week study on the book of Acts. This book, above all else, is a story about the church…and what a story it is! The Acts of the Apostles includes lessons about the kingdom of Christ, church organization and worship, and the work of the Holy spirit.
No cost to attend, but please RSVP by October 7 at www.hmumc.org/acts.

3. 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.

4. Smoked Pork Shoulder Fundraiser

Men’s Group Smoked Pork Shoulder Fundraiser

The Hamilton Mill United Methodist Men are pre-selling smoked pork shoulders (aka “Boston Butts”) now through October 15. The price is $40 for a whole shoulder and $25 for half. All proceeds supporting the mission and ministries of the HMUMM.  Pork can be picked up at the church on October 22 and will only be available to those who have pre-ordered and pre-paid.
Order and pay online or after services THIS SUNDAY or October 9.


5. Ladybug Bazaar

HMUMC Preschool’s Ladybug Bazaar

Thursday, October 6 

9:00am to 2:00pm AND 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for the seventh annual HMUMC Preschool LADYBUG BAZAAR! We will have many local businesses showcasing their products and services! Come enjoy shopping for holiday items and seeing the businesses in our community that are supporting our preschool! Interested in being a vendor? Contact jennifer.markham@hmumc.org or 770-271-2783.


6. Cantata Choir

Join the Cantata Choir!

Let’s Prepare for Christmas!
It’s still not too late for you to sing with The Cantata Choir as they present the Christmas Choruses from Handel’s “Messiah” on Sunday morning, December 18.  Rehearsals for Cantata Choir are on Tuesday evenings from 6:45pm to 7:45pm followed by Chancel Choir from 7:45pm to 8:45pm. Come join us!

For more information, contact Rev. Mark G. Locke at mark.locke@hmumc.org.


7. Pantry Fundraiser

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!


8. 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.



9. 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. Registration closes October 2!

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.


10. 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: Scalloped Chicken and Noodles, Glazed Carrots. The kids’ meal is the same. All served with love by Kitchen Angel Team I.
  • 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
  • 9/14 – 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
  • 9/15 – KidsHope Info Class & Training @ 5:30pm in Room 351
  • 9/17 –  The Pantry @ 9:30am to 11:30am in The Shed
  • 9/18 – Worship services @ 8:15am, 9:30am & 11:00am in The Sanctuary
  • 9/18 – Student Worship in the Shed @ 9:30pm
  • 9/18 – Crosstown Kid’s Worship @ 9:30pm & 11:00pm drop-off in The Rooftop
  • 9/18 – Adult Sunday School @ 9:30am
  • 9/18 – Confirmation Class in the Shed @ 11:00am
  • 9/18 – Student E3 classes at 11:00am
  • 9/18 – 18-25 @ HMUMC Class @ 11:00am in Room 351
  • 9/18 – Confirmation Parents’ Class at 11:00am in Room339
  • 9/18 – Ignite @ 5:30pm
  • 9/19 – KidsHope Info Class & Training @ 5:30pm  in Room 339
  • 9/19 – United Men’s Meeting Fish Fry @ 7:00pm 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 – Student Fall Retreat Registration Closes
  • 10/6 – Ladybug Bazaar 9am to 2pm AND 5pm to 7pm
  • 10/9 – Charge Conference | 3pm at Harmony Grove Church of the Way
  • 10/10 – Columbus Day
  • 10/12 – The World Turned Upside Down Growth Groups Starts @ 6:30pm
  • 10/16 – Next Starting Point Class Begins @ 9:30am
  • 10/16 – Fall Retreat Meet Your Leader Night
  • 10/23 – Fall Festival @ 4:30pm
  • 10/28 – 10/30 – Student Ministry Fall Retreat
  • 10/30 – Crosstown Kids’ Integrated Worship (no worship in the Rooftop or small groups for children K-5th grade) Enjoy worship as a family!
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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