Weekly Top Ten – July 5

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This Week’s Top Ten!
1. This Sunday
This Sunday, July 9th in Worship
Services: Word & Table Service @ 8am  |  Modern Service @ 9:15am  |  Traditional Service @ 11:00am
Join us on Sunday for worship, and Rev. Jason Mincey’s sermon to learn how getting a ‘no’ from God can turn out to be good news.
2. Blessing of the Backpacks
Blessing of the Backpacks
Sunday, Aug 6 in all services
Join us for the 3rd annual “Blessing of the Backpacks!” We will pray a special blessing over students (and their backpacks), asking God to guide, protect, and nurture them this year. This is a Family Worship Sunday, so students of ALL ages are invited to join us for services in the Worship Center – and BRING THEIR BACKPACKS!
In addition to our students, we will also take the opportunity to recognize, thank, and pray for all who are involved in the education of our students: teachers, administrators, bus drivers, and all school workers. They will also be prayed over during service and invited to a special thank you reception in “The Rooftop” after service.
Be sure to invite a friend, neighbor, or teacher to join you for worship on August 6 at 8am, 9:15am or 11am.
Learn more at www.hmumc.org/backpacks
3. Welcoming Natalee Dukes Hamby
Lemonade on the Lawn with Natalee
Sunday, July 16 after services
We are hosting this special event on the lawn after services to give you a chance to welcome Pastor Natalee personally and enjoy some fellowship time with your church family.
An Invitation to Coffee from Natalee
Dear Hamilton Mill UMC Family,
Thank you for your hospitality and your warm welcome to HMUMC. I am so honored and excited to call this my new church home. To get to know you and the missions and ministries of this church, I would like to invite you to sip and chat at Mocha Moe’s. If interested, please click here to schedule a time that works best for you. I look forward to getting to talk with you!
Rev. Natalee Dukes Hamby
4. July Mission Projects
The Pantry July Food Drive – PB & J!
A yummy PB&J is an all time favorite food for kids of all ages. Drop a few extra jars of peanut butter and jelly in your shopping cart this week and help us reach our July food drive goal of 1,000 jars.
Donations may be dropped off at Hamilton Mill UMC from 9:00am to 3:00pm Monday through Thursday or on Sunday mornings before and after worship services at 8am, 9:15am and 11am. You may also make a monetary donation online by clicking here.
While we are focusing on PB & J during the month of July, please remember that we would love additional food donations as well. Our most needed items include: canned fruit, cereal, pasta, canned meats and soups with meats.
Thank you for your support! Together we can make a difference!
Learn more about The Pantry and how you can volunteer on Saturday mornings at www.hmumc.org/thepantry.
American Flag Retirement Project
HMUMC’s Military Support Group and our Scouts are working together on a flag retirement project. During the month of July, please bring in your worn American flags and place them in the collection bins located through the double doors to the right of the Worship Center’s Welcome Desk. The cub scouts will cut out the stars that are embroidered on the flags; then the flags will be destroyed by the scouts in accordance with American flag rules. The collected stars will then be given out close to Veteran’s Day.
5. Student Ministry FUN!
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!
6. WinShape Camp at HMUMC
WinShape Camp @ HMUMC Starts in 5 Days!
July 10 – 14
We have over 400 COMPLETED 1st – 9th graders that will be joining us for camp this year. The theme for 2017 is “All” – “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:30).
We have just a few more supplies that we need and scholarships that we would love to award before camp starts. You can help us out by making a monetary donation or donating to our supply list below.
WinShape Donations Needed:
– 16 oz water bottle cases
– Coke, diet coke, sprite, power ade
– Snacks for volunteers and WinShape staff (prepackaged or homemade)
– Breakfast items: yogurt, fruit, prepackaged items like pop tarts and
   granola bars.
Donations may be placed in the bins outside of “The Rooftop.” Homemade and fresh items may be delivered to the kitchen during the week of camp anytime between 8:30am-12pm.
**We are also looking for laundry volunteers to help our WinShape staff by washing their clothes twice during the week of camp. If interested, please email jenn.harris@hmumc.org.
To learn more, make and online donation, volunteer or sign up for camp, visit www.hmumc.org/winshape.
7. 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
8. Preschool News
Job Opportunity
The preschool is currently hiring staff for the fall. Preschool teacher applicants must have experience working with children, and an education degree is a plus.  Hours are 8:30am-1:00pm. Lead teachers are paid $11 an hour, and assistant teachers are paid $9 an hour.
Fall Openings
We still have spaces in the four day and five day four year old classes.
Please contact Jennifer Markham or Preschool Director to learn more at 770-271-2783 or jennifer.markham@hmumc.org.
9. Ministry Save the Dates
Women’s Ministry Monthly Meeting
Thursday, July 20 at 7pm
Aloha! Come Hula yourself over to the monthly Women’s meeting. Our new Associate Pastor, Natalee Dukes Hamby will lead our devotional this month. We will also have a fun craft and some refreshing fruit to snack on. Take a break from your busy summer schedule and catch up with friends old and new. Everyone is invited to bring a friend and have some fun.
United Methodist Men’s Meeting
Monday, July 17 at 7pm 
All men are invited to come hang out with us, enjoy a FREE meal and hear from a great speaker.
10. Run for Veterans 5K

Run for Veterans 5k Run/Walk

Benefitting Northeast Georgia Homeless Veterans Shelter
Saturday July 22, 2017
Bramlett Elementary School
You’re invited to participate in the Run for Veterans 5k Run/Walk. This event will raise money to support the Northeast Georgia Homeless Veterans Shelter.  The 5k Trail Walk/Run will start at 8 AM. At various intervals on the trail, volunteers will be at water stations.  Awards will be given for top finishers of the 5k.
Learn more and sign up at www.neghvs.org/run-for-veterans-5k
Upcoming Events
  • 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 – Lemonade on the Lawn with Pastor Natalee after all three services.
  • 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
  • 8/9 – Family Ministry Leadership Training
  • 8/12 – The Pantry @ HMUMC
  • 8/13 – Sunday Morning Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am and 11am
  • 8/13 – Kickoff Cookout
  • 8/15 – Chancel Choir Resumes
  • 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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