Weekly Top Ten – June 21

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This Week’s Top Ten!
1. This Sunday
This Sunday, June 25th in Worship
Services: Word & Table Service @ 8am  |  Modern Service @ 9:15am  |  Traditional Service @ 11:00am
Martin Luther called John 3:16 the “Gospel in a nutshell,” so it seems the perfect verse for our “Good News!” series.  We all carry our incomplete images of God in our heads, but here is the truth, the foundation for all of the Good News we Christians proclaim: God loves the world, and Jesus Christ is the power of that love unleashed to save us.  Now, THAT is good news.
2. Welcome Natalee Dukes Hamby
Please Welcome 
our New Associate Pastor, 
Natalee Dukes Hamby
This Sunday, Natalee Dukes Hamby will begin her appointment as our Associate Pastor. Please join us in welcoming Natalee and her husband, Montana to our church family.
3. 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.
4. 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.
This volunteer opportunity is full. Thank you, volunteers!
Thank you to all who will be serving as the hands and feet of Christ this weekend!
5. June Cereal Drive
Thank you for responding to our call to help end summer hunger with The Pantry Cereal Drive. We have “GOOD NEWS” for you; we have already exceeded our June goal of 3,000 boxes! Thank you for your commitment to this ministry and for always stepping up above and beyond through your donations and your service!
Keep those cereal and other donations coming; we have patrons to feed every week at The Pantry. Chick here to make a monetary donation or visit www.hmumc.org/thepantry to learn more.
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.
6th Grade Rush Event
Wednesday, July 26th  5:30pm-8pm
As initiation into Student Ministry our new 6th grade students are invited to a Nerf War Battle! We will start off the night with a pizza dinner in The Shed then spend the next two hours playing capture the flag, last man standing, and other scenarios over in the Rooftop. We will have some Nerf guns available for use and provide the ammo, but you can also bring your own Nerf guns and eye protection if you so desire. It’s going to be a great night so invite all your friends! We are serving dinner, so please click here to sign up, we want to have enough food for everyone!
7. WinShape Camp at HMUMC
WinShape Camp @ HMUMC Starts in 19 Days!
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 a WinShape sponsor. Reach over 400 families and show them that your business supports our community.
8. Family Mission Trip
Family Mission Trip
November 19 – November 22
Info Meeting on July 16 at 12:15pm in Room 339
If you’d like to learn more about HMUMC’s Family Mission Trip in November, please join us for an interest meeting to learn more about the trip, have your questions answered, and get to know other families interested in serving together. www.hmumc.org/familymissiontrip
9. Children’s Ministry News
Summer News for Our Crosstown Kids
During the summer months, please plan on dropping off and picking up your Crosstown Kids (rising K – 5th graders) in the Rooftop, our kid owned zone in the main building to the right of the Worship Center.
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
  • 6/19-6/23 – Forefront Arts Children’s Theatre Summer Camp at HMUMC
  • 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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