Weekly Top Ten – September 13

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This Week’s Top Ten!

1. This Sunday

This Sunday, September 17th in Worship
Services: Word & Table Service @ 8am  |  Modern Service @ 9:15am  |  Traditional Service @ 11:00am
Christians sometimes are quick to exclude others whose beliefs don’t completely line up with their own. Why is that? Join us on Sunday in worship as Rev. Jason Mincey explores this topic in his message based on Romans 14:1-12.
Please Bring Your HMUMC Piecemakers Prayer Quilt to Church THIS SUNDAY!
THIS Sunday, September 17 at 8am, 9:15am or 11am

We need your help celebrating the love and prayers that our congregation has helped to spread through the Piecemakers Prayer Quilt Ministry. As you know, this Hamilton Mill UMC ministry gives us a place to lay down our prayers for those in need in our church and community.

If you have received a prayer quilt from the Piecemakers ministry, please bring your quilt to church on Sunday. If you have requested a prayer quilt for a friend or loved one, please invite them to join you for worship at HMUMC!

During the 8am, 9:15am and 11am services on Sunday, September 17, we will be highlighting the Piecmakers Prayer Quilt Ministry, praying over the quilts, and most importantly praying for our quilt recipients and requestors. We pray for you and we thank you, because YOU are the reason why this ministry continues to spread the love of Jesus Christ through the power of prayer and reminding our community that they are wrapped in God’s love.

2. This Saturday

Forsyth Philharmonic!
THIS SATURDAY, September 16th at 2 pm at HMUMC
All are invited to a performance of music from around the globe by the Forsyth Philharmonic! Directed by Jason and Rachel Landers, the orchestra will perform An American in Paris, selections from The Sound of Music, Egyptian Legacy, Pirates of the Caribbean, and several original works composed by members of the group! Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. The Forsyth Philharmonic is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit symphony orchestra comprised of adult professional musicians, teachers, hobbyists, and talented students.

3. Ministry News

United Methodist Men’s FISH FRY!
Monday, September 18 at 7pm 
All men are invited to our annual FISH FRY. Come hang out, enjoy a free meal and hear from our guest speaker.
Women’s Third Thursday Monthly Meeting
Thursday, September 21 at 7pm
This month’s topic: From Ashes to Beauty. Cathy Samaria, whose daughter died in a tragic accident, will share how God has been with her, bringing hope and good even from this devastating loss.
KidsHope Volunteers Needed
We are looking for mentors to spend just one hour per week, reading, talking, playing and listening to a child at school. By helping the child feel loved and valued, they help that child to learn, grow and succeed.
Training Meetings:
September 21 at 6:00 pm in Room 351 – Training
September 25  6:00 pm in Room 351 – Training
Please email Cheri Loy at cheriloy@comcast.net to sign up.
FYI 55+ Fellowship Luncheon
Monday, October 2 12pm-2:00pm
Join us for our next “Forever Young Inside, 55 and Up” luncheon, and get ready for fun and fellowship, and enjoy hearing from our speaker, Alison Arnett, Community Relations Director at Ivy Springs Manor Senior Living. Ali is a Certified Dementia Caregiver, and she will be talking about many of the issues people face when considering how best to care for a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other types of cognitive impairment.  Please bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share. RSVP to jason.mincey@hmumc.org by Sept. 24th.

4. NEW Growth Groups Starting Soon

New Growth Group Starting Soon!
Future Family 
Wednesdays 6:30pm-7:45pm | September 27 – November 1
Led by Christy Recinella & Jill Dietz 
$10 for optional study guide
Family. We all have one. And, we often want our Future Family to be a step up from our families of origin. When it comes to family, what does your preferred future look like? Whether you’re starting a family, raising a family, or wondering if family’s worth the effort, this 6-part study provides direction and hope.
The Parables of Jesus
Pastor Mark’s Study Starting Soon!

Wednesdays 6:30pm-7:45pm | September 27 – October 25


Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable.
-Matthew 13:34
What did he mean?  That’s always the question we ask when we hear one of Jesus’ parables. We want some answers, some rules, something we can run with, but Jesus keeps talking in parables.
Beginning September 27, Mark Westmoreland will guide us as we explore the “dark sayings” of Jesus, the parables.  Some are but a sentence, others rich and detailed stories, but they all have the power to draw us into the mystery and truth of the kingdom of God, the grace of God, and even the judgment of God.  As we tell the stories again, we’ll see what commentators and teachers have to say, but, more importantly, we’ll listen.  Where will the parables take us?  Jesus has something to say to us.  May we have ears to hear.
Invite a Friend to Join Our Church!
Next Starting Point Class

Sunday, October 8 at 9:15am


New to Hamilton Mill UMC? Or know a friend who would like to join our amazing community of faith? Mark your calendars and spread the word! Our next new member class starts soon.

5. World Communion Sunday & Family Worship

World Communion Sunday & Family Worship
Sunday, October 1 at the 8am, 9:15am & 11am services
World Communion Sunday offers a distinctive opportunity to experience Holy Communion in the context of the global community of faith. On this day, we remember that we are part of the whole body of believers. World Communion Sunday can be both a profound worship experience and a time for learning, so we are inviting our kids and students (K-12th grade) to join us in worship at all three services.

6. Get Ready to Shop!

HMUMC Preschool Ladybug Bazaar
Thursday, October 5 
9:00am – 2:00pm & 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Join us for the eighth annual HMUMC Preschool Ladybug Bazaar – a day of shopping that features local businesses and vendors right here at church.  So grab a friend and get a jump start on your holiday shopping while supporting our award winning preschool.

7. Fall Blood Drive

Red Cross Blood Drive
Monday, October 9 from 1pm to 6pm
The annual HMUMC Fall Blood Drive will be held Monday, October 9th from 1pm until 6pm . To donate, you may sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org using the passcode: hamumc (use all lowercase letters). You may also sign up on Sundays September 24th or October 1st before or after each worship service in the narthex. Please prayerfully consider making a donation at this time. While walk-ins are accepted, the Red Cross appreciates appointments since that allows them to plan the drive more efficiently. Be sure to bring either Red Cross donor card or a photo ID when you come to make your donation. Remember that the day of the drive you can now complete Rapid Pass online or your mobile which will save you time when you come in to donate.
Volunteers are needed to work the day of the drive in 2 hour shifts. The jobs are registration and manning the canteen. If you are interested in helping please contact Pat Erwin at 770 307-1645 or patanddouge@gmail.com.
Thank you for considering a donation of your blood, time, or both.

8. Crosstown Kids’ News

Third Grade Bibles
Sunday, September 24 at the 9:15am and 11:00am services
One of our favorite days is just around the corner! Third Grade students will receive a Bible during the 9:15am or 11:00am worship services. Please sign up using the link below by September 20th, so that your third grader will receive their Bible.
Third grade parents, please have your third grader sit with you in service on September 24th. During the Bible presentation, we will recognize each third grader by name and invite them up front to receive their Bible. After all children have been presented with Bibles, they will return to their seats and continue worshiping with us in the Worship Center. After service, please join us up front for a group picture.

9. Student Fall Retreat

Student Ministry Fall Retreat
October 27 – October 29
Students in 6th-12th grade, join us for some R&R as we venture to Ocoee Retreat Center for FALL RETREAT! You don’t want to miss this fun weekend full of amazing worship, prayer, small groups, and COLOR WARS! Visit  www.hmumc.org/students to sign up today!


Wednesday Night at HMUMC
We hope to see you tonight 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 – Check-in Rooms 148 & 149
5:30pm to 6:30pm – Dinner Time!
  • Wednesday Night Supper TONIGHT – Smoked sausage with pasta, succotash (corn and butter beans), salad bar, and biscuits.The kids’ meal will be individual pepperoni pizza and chips. Served by Kitchen Angel Team I.
6:30pm to 7:45pm – Growth Groups for ALL ages!
  • Pastor Mark’s Study on Jonah – Room 339
  • Parental Guidance Required – Room 148
  • GriefShare – Join us anytime! – Room 351
  • Women’s Study on Colossians – Room 131
  • Citizenship Class – Join us anytime! – Room 150 – Sign up
  • Piecemakers Quilt Ministry – Join us anytime – Quilting Modular – Learn More
  • Wednesday Students (6th-12th grade. Worship Together. Message and small groups by grade and gender) – Join us anytime – Meet in the Shed Learn more
  • Rooftop Kids (5th Grade Praise Team) – The Rooftop
  • Crosstown Kids Bible Study (PreK – 5th Grade) – Join us anytime – Room 149 & 150 – Learn more
  • Nursery (3 years and younger) – Join us anytime – Learn more
Learn more at www.hmumc.org/wednesday.

Upcoming Events

  • 9/13  – Wednesday Night at HUMC
    • 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 – Room 339
      • Grief Support – Room 351
      • Women’s Bible Study | Colossians: Discover the New You – Room 131
      • Parental Guidance Required: How to Enhance, Advance, & Influence your Children’s Relationships – Room 148
      • Citizenship Class – Room 150
      • Piecemakers Quilt Ministry – The Quilter’s Modular
      • Wednesday Night Students (6th-12th grade) – Meet in The Shed
      • Rooftop Kids (5th Grade Praise Team) – The Rooftop
      • Crosstown Kids Bible Study (K – 5th grade) – 149 & 150
      • Nursery for kids 4years old and younger
  • 9/16 – The Pantry at HMUMC
  • 9/16 – North Forsyth Philharmonic Orchestra Performance at 2pm
  • 9/17 – Sunday Morning Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am, 11am
  • 9/17 – Piecemakers Quilt Ministry Highlight in Services
  • 9/18 – United Methodist Men’s Monthly Meeting at 7pm – FISH FRY!
  • 9/19 – Chancel Choir Practice
  • 9/20 – Wednesday Night at HMUMC
  • 9/20 – Last Day to Sign up for Third Grade Bibles
  • 9/21 – KidsHope Training at 6pm in Room 351
  • 9/21 – Third Thursday Women’s Meeting at 7pm
  • 9/23 – The Pantry at HMUMC
  • 9/24 – Sunday Morning Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am, 11am
  • 9/24 – Third Grade Bible Presentations at 9:15am and 11am
  • 9/24 – Blood Drive Sign ups in the Narthex
  • 9/25 – KidsHope Training at 6pm in Room 351
  • 9/26 – Chancel Choir Practice
  • 9/27 – Wednesday Night at HMUMC
  • 9/27 – Future Family – New Growth Group Begins at 6:30pm
  • 9/27 – Pastor Mark’s Study “The Parables of Jesus” Begins at 6:30pm
  • 9/30 – The Pantry at HMUMC
  • 10/1 – Sunday Morning Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am, 11am | World Communion Sunday | Family Worship – On special Sundays, like this one, we invite our kids and students (K-12th grade) to join us in worship at all three services.
  • 10/1 – Blood Drive Sign ups in the Narthex
  • 10/1 – Student Fall Retreat Registration Ends
  • 10/2 – FYI 55+ Fellowship Luncheon | 12pm – 2pm
  • 10/3 – Chancel Choir Practice
  • 10/4 – Wednesday Night @ HMUMC
  • 10/5 – HMUMC Preschool Ladybug Bazaar | 9am-2pm & 4:30pm-6:30pm
  • 10/7 – The Pantry at HMUMC
  • 10/8 – Sunday Morning Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am, 11am
  • 10/8 – Next Starting Point Class Begins at 9:15am
  • 10/9 – Columbus Day
  • 10/9 – Red Cross Blood Drive
  • 10/10 – Chancel Choir Practice
  • 10/11 – Wednesday Night at HMUMC
  • 10/14 – The Pantry at HMUMC
  • 10/15 – Sunday Morning Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am, 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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