Weekly Top Ten – June 14

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This Week’s Top Ten!
1. Tonight
Service of Ordination & Commissioning 
TONIGHT, 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.
2. June Cereal Drive
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 30. Every box counts! Chick here to make a monetary donation or visit www.hmumc.org/thepantry to learn more
3. This Sunday
 
Father’s Day
Sunday, June 18
This Sunday, we will acknowledge all of the wonderful men in our life with a special service. It’s Father’s Day, so we are inviting our children to join us in services. Instead of gathering in “The Rooftop,” all children in Kindergarten – 5th grade will worship in The Worship Center at 8am, 9:15am or 11am. Nursery will be available for children 4 years old and younger. A special children’s moment with a message designed just for our young worshipers will kick off this engaging service. Gather the family and let’s worship together on Father’s Day at HMUMC.
4. 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. Registration has been extended until the end of the day TODAY. Join us!
5. Family 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.
6. Ministry News
Third Thursday Women’s Meeting
TOMORROW, 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.
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.
FYI 55+ ARK Encounter and Creation Museum Trip
November 7 – November 9
Join the FYI 55+ group on a tour of Biblical proportions. We are headed to see a full-size replica of Noah’s Ark and walk through history at the Creation Museum. Please visit the Welcome Center to pick up a trip packet and registration form. The cost of the trip is $591 for single occupancy, $479 for double, and $442 for triple. Trip cost includes two nights’ hotel, five meals, the ark encounter, city tour, creation museum, motor coach, travel insurance, water, and snacks.
Thank You For a Successful Summer Blood Drive
Thank you to everyone that contributed to the success of the June 12, 2017 blood drive. The Red Cross collected 60 units of blood! As you may know, one unit of blood may be used by as many as three recipients. A special thanks to each donor, volunteer, and our pastors and staff. You are the ones that make this happen and you are a blessing! Our next blood drive will be held on Monday, October 9, 2017.
May God Bless,
Pat Erwin
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.
Student Bible Study
8am to 9:30am on Thursdays in July 
at Chick-fil-A Hamilton Mill
Join your friends at Chick-fil-A as we grow deeper in our understanding of God’s word this summer. This Bible study is for all students rising 6th-12th grade. Students will need to be picked up and dropped off at CFA, Hamilton Mill and will also need to bring money for breakfast if they would like to eat. Come just once or all month long.
We’re going to be studying the Bible and asking tough questions. Can I Ask That? Sure, why not? We will be looking at a number of difficult questions about faith and religion. Some of the questions we will be talking about are “Is the Bible real?” and “Does the Bible Contradict Itself?” We will be using a curriculum called “Can I Ask That,” written by Kara Powell, the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute, Jim Candy, and Brad Griffin. We will be tackling these tough questions together and enjoying some amazing CFA at the same time! Join us on Thursdays and bring a friend!
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.
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. Summer Camps at HMUMC
Forefront Arts Children’s Theatre Summer Camp
June 19 – June 23
Forefront Arts Children’s Theatre will be offering a “Beauty & the Beast” summer camp for ages 4-14 at Hamilton Mill UMC this summer. Registration is open now and space is limited.  Learn more and register at www.ForefrontArts.com/camp or call (770) 864-3316.
 
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.
10. Volunteers Needed
Join the Kitchen Angel Ministry!
Would you like to make some great new friends, all the while experiencing the joy that comes from service? The Kitchen Angel Ministry is a group of over 100 volunteers who prepare the Wednesday Night Meals for our church. We are divided into four teams so no one has to work more than once a month. Day team members work on Wednesdays starting at 9:00 a.m. and stay for as many hours as they choose. The night members serve and clean-up from 5:00 p.m. til about 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Meals run in conjunction with the school year, August – May. Please call Susan Gulden at 770-827-6315 or 678-546-1825 to see how you can become a member of this rewarding ministry.
Upcoming Events
  • 6/1- 6/30 – 3rd Annual Cereal Drive for The Pantry Kicks off
  • 6/14 – Ordination & Commissioning 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) will worship with their families in the Worship Center 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
  • 7/6 – Student Ministry Bible Study 8am at Chick-fil-A Hamilton Mill
  • 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
  • 7/13 – Student Ministry Bible Study 8am at Chick-fil-A Hamilton Mill
  • 7/15 – The Pantry @HMUMC
  • 7/16 – Sunday Morning Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am and 11am
  • 7/16 – Family Mission Trip Info Meeting at 12:15pm
  • 7/17 – United methodist Men’s Meeting at 7pm
  • 7/17 – 7th & 8th Grade Rush Event at 5:30pm
  • 7/20 – Student Ministry Bible Study 8am at Chick-fil-A Hamilton Mill
  • 7/20 – Women’s Ministry Third Thursday Meeting at 7pm
  • 7/22 – The Pantry @ HMUMC
  • 7/23 – Sunday Morning Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am and 11am
  • 7/24 – High School Fishing Excursion
  • 7/25 – High School Mocha Moe’s Meet
  • 7/26 – High School Disc Golf & Menchies
  • 7/26 – 6th Grade Rush Event
  • 7/27 – Student Ministry Bible Study 8am at Chick-fil-A Hamilton Mill
  • 7/29 – The Pantry @ HMUMC
  • 7/30 – Sunday Morning Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am and 11am
  • 7/31 – 8/2 – Student Ministry Service Days
  • 8/5 – The Pantry @ HMUMC
  • 8/6 – Sunday Morning Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am and 11am
  • 8/6 – Blessing of the Backpacks (during worship services)
  • 8/7 – First Day of School
  • 8/12 – The Pantry @ HMUMC
  • 8/13 – Sunday Morning Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am and 11am
  • 8/13 – Kickoff Cookout
  • 8/16 – Wednesday Night Super and Growth Groups Resume
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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