Weekly Top Ten – August 2

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This Week’s Top Ten!

1. This Sunday

Blessing of the Backpacks
THIS 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 THIS SUNDAY, August 6 at 8am, 9:15am or 11am.
Learn more at www.hmumc.org/backpacks
This Sunday in Worship
Word & Table Service @ 8am  |  Modern Service @ 9:15am  | Traditional Service @ 11:00am
Come Sunday morning you’ll make the journey from your house to God’s house and back again.  So, what do those two places have in common?  What do you carry with you from one destination to the other?  This Sunday we will begin a new sermon series called “Households.”  We’ll talk about God’s amazing household that has room for all, and we’ll talk about that household you call home.   “Choose this day whom you will serve,” Joshua famously challenged the Israelites, before professing, “As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”   I know there is a place in God’s household for you.  Is there a place for God in yours?  Can we so live together in Christ’s love and truth that the journey from our house to God’s house is always a trip back home?

2. Kickoff Cookout

Kickoff Cookout
Sunday, August 13 
5pm-6pm – Dinner and Entertainment in the Worship Center
6pm-7pm – Get Connected & Have Fun!
It’s time to kickoff the Fall season with a church cookout. This family event will start with dinner and entertainment in the Worship Center followed by indoor and outdoor fun for all ages. It’s all about connecting as a church family and discovering how we can serve as the hands and feet of Christ through worshiping, serving and growing together.

3. Wednesday Nights at HMUMC

Wednesday Night at HMUMC
Resumes August 16th!
Save Wednesdays for fellowship, a home cooked meal, and growth groups for all ages. It’s a fun mid-week refresher for the whole family!
5:00pm to 6:00pm – Children’s Choir
  • Kid’s CrosSing – sign up coming soon!
5:30pm to 6:30pm – Dinner Time!
  • Wednesday Night Supper – RSVP for Aug 16th meal. Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole, Broccoli, Roll, and Salad Bar.
6:30pm to 7:45pm – Growth Groups for ALL ages!
  • Pastor Mark’s Study on Jonah – Sign up
  • Parental Guidance Required  – Sign up
  • GriefShare – Sign up
  • Women’s Study on Colossians – Sign up
  • Citizenship Class – Sign up
  • Wednesday Students (6th-12th grade. Worship Together. Message and small groups by grade and gender) – Learn more
  • Rooftop Kids (5th Grade Praise Team) – Sign up
  • Crosstown Kids Bible Study (preK – 5th Grade) – Learn more
  • Nursery (3 years and younger) – Learn more
Learn more at www.hmumc.org/wednesday.

4. Upcoming Women’s Event

A Women’s Day Together
Saturday, August 19  9:30am-1:30pm
How does a relaxing day of “Soul Tending” sound?
In our busy lives, it’s hard to be still and connect with God. Using prayer beads can enhance our prayer lives by helping us be still, focus our prayers, and listen to God. Please join us for a relaxing and fun day with friends, as together we learn more about how making prayer beads can strengthen our prayer habits. The cost of the event is $20, which includes event fees, prayer bead materials, and lunch. Please use the link below to sign up before Aug 15th.

5. New Growth Groups Starting Soon!

Wednesdays 6:30pm – 7:45pm
Aug 16 – Sept 13
Led by Mark Westmoreland
No cost | Childcare Available
Wednesdays 6:30pm – 7:45pm
Aug 16 – Sept 20
Led by Daphne Hyatt, Jan Watkins and Tracy Goodbar
Cost: $6 | Childcare Available
Wednesdays 6:30pm – 7:45pm
Aug 16 – Sept 20
Led by Suzanne Holman
Cost $10 | Childcare Available
Mondays 10am – 11:30am
Aug 21 – Dec 4
Led by Harry & Beverly Neville
Cost: $12
Wednesdays 9:30am – 10:45am
Sept 6 – Oct 11
Led by Jennie Jackson & Shelby Harper
Cost: $8 | Childcare upon request
Sundays 5pm – 7pm
Aug 20 – April 29
Led by David Watkins
Cost $35 | Childcare upon request


Wednesdays 6:30pm – 7:45pm
Aug 16 – Nov 8
Led by Jason Mincey
Cost: $15 | Childcare Available


Our New to HMUMC Class
Sundays at 9:15am
Aug 20 – Sept 10

6. College Class

18-25 @ HMUMC Bible Study
EVERY Sunday at 11am
If you’re between the ages of 18 and 25, we hope you’ll join us on Sunday mornings at 11:00am for the chance to meet others your age in the church and grow closer with God.

7. Student Ministry

Confirmation Class 2017-18
Sundays | 11:00am to 12:00pm
August 13, 2017 – May 6, 2018
We are excited to partner with our 6th grade families for a year-long confirmation class. Join us for an Orientation meeting in the Shed on August 13 at 11:00am
Student Ministry Xtreme Bingo
August 20th 5:30pm-7:30pm
All students 6th – 12th grades and their parents are invited to Xtreme Bingo! We’re getting our famous “wheel of misfortune” ready for an evening full of fun with friends. This year’s theme – Bingo Con. Dress like your favorite character from comics, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, television, or movies (church appropriate t-shirts or full costumes). Dress up! Or not. But do come out and hear all about the year ahead while you play for a chance to win one of many prizes. Kids care will be available for younger siblings.
If you need kids care for younger siblings, please click here to sign up by August 13th.

8. Volunteers Needed

Children’s Ministry Volunteers Needed
Adults are needed to work with children from Pre-K – 5th grade. No experience is needed: simply a desire to make a difference in the lives of our children who are both our present and our future!  All volunteers are background checked, and lesson plans are provided to make teaching as easy as possible. Join our team today, email traci.lowry@hmumc.org.

9. Join the Acolyte Ministry

Acolyte Recognition, Pizza Party & Training
Sunday, August 20
During the 11am service we will be recognizing and thanking our current Acolytes. Afterward, we are inviting current Acolytes and any other students (4th-8th grade) who are interested in serving on our team to join us in Room 351 for a pizza party at 12:15 pm. Immediately following the pizza party, we will meet in the Worship Center for a refresher and training session.
Click here to sign up for our pizza party and training!

10. Driving Class

AARP Smart Driver Course
Friday, August 18  9:00am-3:30pm
In this AARP course, hosted by HMUMC, you will learn defensive driving methods and safety strategies to help refresh your knowledge of the rules of the road. After course completion, you may even be eligible for a multi-year car insurance discount. $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Click here to sign up.

Upcoming Events

  • 8/2 – Student Ministry Service Day at our local schools
  • 8/5 – The Pantry @ HMUMC
  • 8/6 – Sunday Morning Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am and 11am
  • 8/6 – Blessing of the Backpacks (during all worship services)
  • 8/7 – First Day of School
  • 8/9 – Family Ministry Leadership Training at 6pm
  • 8/12 – The Pantry @ HMUMC
  • 8/13 – Sunday Morning Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am and 11am
  • 8/13 – Confirmation Orientation at 11am
  • 8/13 – Kickoff Cookout at 5pm
  • 8/15 – Chancel Choir Resumes
  • 8/16 – Wednesday Night @ HUMC Resumes
    • 5pm – Kids CrosSing Children’s Choir
    • 5:30pm – Wednesday Night Supper
    • 6:30pm – Growth Groups for ALL ages
      • Jonah and the Amazing Ways of God
      • Grief Support
      • Women’s Bible Study | Colossians: Discover the New You
      • Parental Guidance Required: How to Enhance, Advance, & Influence your Children’s Relationships
      • Citizenship Class
      • Wednesday Night Students (6th-12th grade)
      • Rooftop Kids (5th Grade Praise Team)
      • Crosstown Kids Bible Study (K – 5th grade)
      • Nursery for kids 4years old and younger
  • 8/18 – AARP Driving Class
  • 8/19 – The Pantry @ HMUMC
  • 8/19 – A Women’s Day Together 9:30am – 1:30pm
  • 8/20 – Sunday Morning Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am, 11am
  • 8/20 – Starting Point Class Begins at 9:15am
  • 8/20 – Acolyte Recognition and Training
  • 8/20 – Student Ministry Xtreme Bingo at 5:30pm
  • 8/21 – United Methodist Men’s Meeting at 7pm
  • 8/23 – Wednesday Night @ HMUMC
  • 8/26 – The Pantry @ HMUMC
  • 8/20 – Sunday Morning Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am, 11am
  • 8/30 – Wednesday Night @ HUMC
  • 8/30 & 8/31 – Preschool Open House
  • 8/31 – Mother’s Morning Out Open House
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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