Weekly Top Ten – June 7

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This Week’s Top Ten!
1. Celebrating 5 Years with Pastor Jonathan!
Celebrating 5 Years of Ministry with Pastor Jonathan Andersen!
We have been very blessed to be in ministry with Rev. Jonathan Andersen for the past five years. While we will miss him, we know that God has many plans for his future. Here are a few events that you are invited to in celebration of Rev. Jonathan Andersen.
Farewell Reception| THIS SUNDAY, June 11 after each service

You are invited to a special reception to celebrate and thank Rev. Jonathan Andersen for all he has done for our church.

If you would like to contribute to a love offering for Jonathan and Emily, please notate “Andersen Love Offering” on your check, cash envelope or online gift. (Please note that a love offering is not tax deductible to the donor.)
Service of Ordination & Commissioning | Wednesday, June 14 7:30pm at the Classic Center in Athens, GA
Jonathan Andersen will be ordained as an Elder in Full Connection in the North Georgia Conference of the UMC on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Our new Associate Pastor, Natalee Dukes Hamby, will be commissioned for ministry at this service as well. Everyone is invited to attend.
Do you have any pictures of Jonathan Andersen?
We are creating a ministry celebration slideshow for Pastor Jonathan Andersen’s Farewell Reception on June 11th. If you have any pictures of Jonathan from his past five years here at HMUMC, please email them to jenn.harris@hmumc.org. We would love to collect as many wonderful ministry memories as we can.
2. Third Annual Cereal Drive for The Pantry
June Cereal Drive for The Pantry!
Because Breakfast Does Not Take The Summer off!
Pantry donations significantly drop in the summer and we need your help. During the month of June, we are focusing our efforts on one of the most needed items at The Pantry – cereal. Breakfast does not take the summer off and neither do we! Let’s come together for a common cause to end summer hunger. In 2016, we collected 2,000 boxes of cereal.  This year, our goal is to collect 3,000 boxes of cereal by June 31. Every box counts! Chick here to make a monetary donation or visit www.hmumc.org/thepantry to learn more
3. It’s VBS WEEK!
VBS 2017
VBS Maker Fun Factory has transformed our church into a place buzzing with excitement! In case you missed it, take a look at all the fun we had.
Look for more fun pictures and videos on our Facebook and Instagram pages. And don’t forget to share your pictures on social media using the tag #hmumcvbs.
THIS SUNDAY’S VBS Celebration!
This Sunday we will be celebrating an amazing week at VBS in worship. All VBS participants are invited to join us at 9:15am or 11am. We’ll start in the Rooftop and then head over to the Worship Center to share some of our fun with the congregation. Please wear your VBS shirt! Arrive by 9am for the 9:15am service and 10:45am for the 11am service. We will drop off and pick up in the Rooftop.
4. WinShape Camp Starts Soon!
 
WinShape Camp
July 10 – 14
WinShape Camp for Communities at HMUMC is the ultimate day camp experience for COMPLETED 1st – 9th graders. We combine sports, arts, recreation, Bible study and worship into one incredible week, keeping campers busy from 8:00am to 5:00pm each day. Your son or daughter will choose from 21 different camp activities. Adults, you can join the fun too! Sign up to volunteer or help send a kid to camp by making a donation to our scholarship fun.
Learn more at www.hmumc.org/winshape.
WinShape Check List:
  • Sign up for Camp
  • Sign up as an Adult Volunteer and get 50% off camp for 1 child.
  • Make a donation to our scholarship fund and help send a kid to camp. Any amount helps!
  • Sign up your small business or ask your favorite business to become WinShape sponsor. Reach over 400 families and show them that your business supports our community.
  • AND EAT CHICK-FIL-A TOMORROW!
Join us for our LAST Spirit Night
TOMORROW Thursday, June 8 from 5pm to 8pm
Come on out and enjoy a night at Chick-fil-A with your WinShape friends and help support this amazing camp! A percentage of the total sales for the evening will go to our camper scholarship fund that  helps local families in need send their kids to camp. Valid on dine-in, carry-out, and drive-thru orders.
5. HMUMC Family Night
Gwinnett Braves Family Night
June 21 from 5:30pm to 11:00pm
We’ve planned a grand night at the ball field for all our HMUMC Family! Join us as the Gwinnett Braves take on the Charlotte Nights at Cool Ray Field. We’ll meet at HMUMC around 5:30pm and caravan to the ballpark. Tickets are $9 per person. We encourage those attending to bring money for dinner and drinks at the ballpark! To make sure you get to sit with the HMUMC block, click here to sign up by June 11!
6. Student Ministry FUN!
Student Ministry Stone Mountain Laser Show
Wednesday, June 28 from 5:45pm to 7:00pm
Grab your comfy clothes and walking shoes, and get ready for a night at the not-to-be-missed Stone Mountain Laser Show! All students (rising 6th through 12th grade) are invited to attend a night on the lawn. We’ll meet at the church at 5:45pm, carpool up to Stone Mountain and will return to the church around 11:30pm. Parents are welcome to attend and serve as volunteer drivers. Dinner is included and we’ll picnic on the lawn! Bring a dessert or chips to share with friends! $5 per person. Please click here to sign up by June 23rd.
7th & 8th Grade Rush Event
July 19 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm
The elusive Waldo and some of his friends are once again hidden in the crowd. You and your friends are invited to go on the hunt this summer at the Mall of Georgia where we will have one hour of scavenging followed by dinner at the mall food court. We will meet by carousel in the food court to start at 5:30pm and pickup from the same location at 8pm. Bring money for dinner in the food court. There’s no cost to register but please Click here to sign up.
7. Ministry Meetings
Third Thursday Women’s Meeting
Thursday, June 15 at 7pm in The Rooftop
Ladies, do you need a mini-vacation from summer vacation? Join us for please join us for the perfect blend of friendship and conversation. Catch up with old friends and make some new friends at this casual gathering. Please RSVP for childcare by noon on June 13 to dana.terry@hmumc.org.
United Methodist Men’s Meeting
Monday, June 19 at 7pm 
All men are invited to come hang out with us, enjoy a FREE meal and hear from a great speaker.
8. Pastor Mark to Preach at Camp Meeting
Camp Meeting 2017
June  25 – June 29 at First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville
Our Senior Pastor, Rev. Mark Westmoreland, will be the guest preacher on Wednesday, June 28 and Thursday, June 29 at the 2017 Camp Meeting. This gathering is a tradition that began in Lawrenceville, GA in 1832, when the Methodist Campground was founded. The week’s activities include worship, singing, covered dish suppers, fellowship and camping. All who wish to share God’s love in Christian fellowship are welcome. Click here to learn more.
9. Red Cross Summer Blood Drive
Red Cross Summer Blood Drive
June 12 from 1pm – 7pm 
To donate, sign up at www.redcrossblood.org using the passcode:hamumc (use all lowercase letters) or on Sundays June 4th or 11th before or after worship services in the Narthex. Volunteers are also needed, if interested contact Pat Erwin at patanddouge@gmail.com or 770 307-1645. Thank you for considering a donation of your blood, time, or both.
10. Trinity Soup Kitchen Volunteer Opportunity
Help Serve the Homeless of Atlanta!
June 24 & June 25
Help Prepare Meals: Saturday, June 24 – 9am to 12pm
Prior to making the trip to Trinity Soup Kitchen we will gather in “The Rooftop” to make the 1,200 sandwiches that will be served on Sunday. Food preparation is open to all ages. No need to sign up; just show up and be ready to have fun serving.
Help Serve Meals: Sunday, June 25 – 10am to 4pm.
After the meal is made, a group travels to Trinity UMC in Atlanta to serve the meal (must be 13 years and older). Meeting those that are being served is a blessed experience – you may just find that you get more out of the experience than you gave! If you are interested in serving meals on Sunday, June 25, please visit www.hmumc.org/trinitysoupkitchen. We will meet at the church and carpool to Trinity UMC.
Upcoming Events
  • 6/1- 6/30 – 3rd Annual Cereal Drive for The Pantry Kicks off
  • 6/5-6/9 – Vacation Bible School
  • 6/8 – WinShape Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A Hamilton Mill 5pm-8pm
  • 6/9 – FYI 55+ Atlanta Braves Trip
  • 6/10 – The Pantry @HMUMC
  • 6/11 – Sunday Morning Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am and 11am
  • 6/11 – Jonathan’s Farewell Reception after services
  • 6/12 – Red Cross Summer Blood Drive 1pm – 7pm
  • 6/14 – Jonathan’s Ordination Service at 7pm in Athens
  • 6/15 – Student Ministry Helen Tubing Trip
  • 6/15 – Women’s Monthly Meeting at 7pm
  • 6/17 – The Pantry @HMUMC
  • 6/18 – Sunday Morning Worship Services (Family Worship Sunday – Crosstown Kids (K-5th grade) and Students (6th-12th grade) will worship with their families in the Worship Centers at all three services. Nursery will be available for children 4 years old and younger)
  • 6/18 – Father’s Day
  • 6/19-6/23 – Forefront Arts Children’s Theatre Summer Camp at HMUMC
  • 6/19 – United Methodist Men’s Meeting at 7pm
  • 6/21 – Gwinnett Braves Family Night
  • 6/24 – The Pantry @HMUMC
  • 6/24 – Trinity Soup Kitchen – Meal Prep
  • 6/25 – Sunday Morning Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am and 11am
  • 6/25 – Trinity Soup Kitchen – Serve Meals
  • 6/25 – New Associate Pastor, Natalee Dukes Hamby’s 1st Sunday at HMUMC
  • 6/28 – Student Ministry Stone Mountain Trip
  • 7/1 – The Pantry @HMUMC
  • 7/2 – Sunday Morning Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am and 11am
  • 7/4 – Independence Day
  • 7/8 – The Pantry @HMUMC
  • 7/9 – Sunday Morning Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am and 11am
  • 7/10 – 7/14 – WinShape Camp at HMUMC
  • 7/15 – The Pantry @HMUMC
  • 7/16 – Sunday Morning Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am and 11am

 

 

 

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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