Weekly Top Ten – September 27

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1. This Sunday
This Sunday, October 1st in Worship
Services: Word & Table Service @ 8am  |  Modern Service @ 9:15am  |  Traditional Service @ 11:00am
This month we will mark one year in our new worship center!  On this Sunday, which is also World Communion Sunday, we will consider the beauty of this building as God’s house for God’s people and explore its unique “architecture of grace.”  In this holy space, the world and God’s kingdom meet.  “Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).
World Communion Sunday & Family Worship
THIS 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. We will NOT have Rooftop Worship for K-5th graders, confirmation for 6th grade or E3 for 7th-12th graders THIS SUNDAY. We want them with us in service for this special Sunday in the life of the church!
2. NEW Growth Groups Starting Soon
New Growth Group STARTS TONIGHT!
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 STARTS TONIGHT!

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.
Philippians: Run the Race Women’s Bible Study
Wednesdays 6:30pm-7:45pm | October 4 – November 15
In this study of Philippians, you will find all you need to run with strength and confidence: joy beyond measure, perseverance, a servant’s heart, hope for the future, a peace beyond understanding, and the necessary key to success: running partners in Christ. The cost of the book is $6.
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.
Women’s Wednesday Morning Study – Boundaries
Wednesdays 9:30am – 10:45am | October 25 – November 15 | Led by Beverly Neville | Free Class (optional book)
This 4-week DVD and discussion based study will draw on the influential book of Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend, Boundaries. Have you ever found yourself wondering: Can I set limits and still be a loving person? How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money? Why do I feel guilty when I consider setting boundaries? Christians often focus so much on being loving and giving that they forget their own limits and limitations. Discover how sound boundaries give you the freedom to walk as the loving, giving, fulfilled individual God created you to be.
Class sign up coming soon!
Parent Workshop: Boundaries with Teens

Wednesdays, November 8th & 15th | 6:30pm-7:45pm


The student ministry staff would like to invite all parents to join us for our two-session Parent Workshop. Beverly Neville, our well-respected HMUMC ministry, Bible study and student leader, will guide the evenings based on the book “Boundaries with Teens: When to Say Yes, How to Say No” by Dr. Townsend. We’ll give you practical guidelines, advice, and important keys for establishing healthy boundaries-the bedrock of good relationships, maturity, safety, and growth for teens and the adults in their lives.
3. Let’s Get Ready for Christmas!
Chrismon Workshop
Mondays, October 2, 9,16, 23 & 30 from 1pm to 3pm in Room 339
It is time to get ready for the Christmas Season! Join us for one or all of our workshop days to make new ornaments for the trees in our Worship Center. We will have weekly workshops until we make enough to fill the trees. Each beaded Chrismon symbolizes Christ’s monogram. No experience required other than willing hands and joyful hearts. Please bring small needle nose pliers and wire cutters. For more information, contact Gayle Norton at mgbnut1973@yahoo.com.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Fall Festival
Fall Festival
Sunday, October 22 at 5:30pm
Join us for a Fall family fun day! We will gather for a FREE meal of hotdogs, chips, and fruit in the Worship Center starting at 5:30pm. While dining with your church family, get ready to be entertained by our talented, and always funny, Family Ministries team. Then at 6:10pm, the fun continues outside with our annual Trunk or Treat. Don’t forget to dress up in your Halloween costumes for this fun and safe trunk-or-treating experience. No scary costumes, please.
Adults, we need your help with this fun event! Gather your small group, a few friends or family and host a trunk. Go all out by dressing up and decorating your trunk OR simply park your car and provide candy for around 400 children. Trunk hosts will park and set up at 5pm, enjoy their FREE meal, and then head out to their trunks at 6pm, so they are ready for the crowd at 6:10pm. Click here to host a trunk!
7. Student Ministry
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 BY OCT 1ST!
High School Guatemala Mission Trip Info Meetings
Sunday, October 22 at 12:15 pm
Wednesday, October 25 at 5:30 pm
Parents, we want YOUR 9th-12th grader to join us for this life-changing mission trip. Please join us at one of our informational meetings on October 22 or October 25. We want to share how your student can make an impact and deepen their faith on our mission trip to Guatemala from April 2 to April 8, 2018.
Middle School Mission Camp Interest Meetings
Sunday, Nov. 5 at 12:15pm AND 
Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 5:30pm
Current 6th-8th grade students and their parents are invited to one of our interest meetings to learn more about our Middle School Mission Camp hosted by Dallas FUMC of Dallas, Georgia and in partnership with River of Life Missions. During this 5-day camp from June 20 to 24, 2018, youth and adults will serve as the hands and feet of Christ by providing home improvements and fellowship. Each day work teams will go out to “minister” by painting, re-roofing homes, building wheelchair ramps and porches, etc. River of Life is a camp like no other you have attended.
8. Music Ministry News
Christmas Choir Invitation
Tuesday, October 3 at 7:00pm in the Choir Room
Interested in singing the beautiful music of Christmas with our Christmas Choir?  All student or adult singers are welcome to join us for our first Christmas rehearsal on October 3rd.
Join us TONIGHT! 
Kids Crossing Christmas Musical Rehearsal
Wednesdays 5pm-6pm in Room 148 & 149
All kids, 3 years old – 6th grade, are invited to come to Kids CrosSing’s on Wednesday nights for rehearsal. We are rehearsing for our Christmas musical called “Christmas Spirit,” and would love for you to join us!
9. Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry
For more than fifteen years, HMUMC’s Stephen Ministry has helped scores of hurting people navigate through difficult life circumstances.  Now, after taking a brief pause, we are ready to explore how the ministry can continue to help people going forward.  If you are a trained Stephen Minister who would like to be part of a new season of Christian caregiving at HMUMC, we want to hear from you.  Please contact Stephen Ministry leader Beverly Neville (770-791-0019; nevilleh@windstream.net) to let us know of your interest.  Thank you for your passion for helping hurting people heal through the love of Christ.
10. Ministry Highlight
Quilters Video
Piecemakers Prayer Quilt Ministry Video
Our HUMC Piecemakers Prayer Quilt Ministry creates beautiful quilts, giving us a place to lay down our prayers for those in need in our church and community. You can help by tying a knot and saying a prayer. Please visit our Prayer Quilt display at the back of the Worship Center after services on Sunday mornings or TONIGHT during Wednesday Night Supper.
If you know someone who needs a quilt, pick up a request form at the welcome center or visit  www.hmumc.org/prayerquilts to fill out a form online.
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. We are rehearsing for our Christmas musical called “Christmas Spirit.” All kids, 3 years old – 6th grade are invited to JOIN US!
5:30pm to 6:30pm – Dinner Time!
  • Wednesday Night Supper TONIGHT – King ranch casserole (chicken, tortilla & cheese casserole) served with green beans, and salad bar. The kids’ meal will be the same. Served by Kitchen Angel Team III
    • Save time and RSVP for next week’s meal – Oct 4th RSVP
6:30pm to 7:45pm – Growth Groups for ALL ages!
  • Pastor Mark’s “The Parables of Jesus” Class – Class Starts TONIGHT- Room 339
  • Future Family – Class starts TONIGHT – Room 148
  • GriefShare – Join us anytime! – Room 351
  • 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
  • 9/27 – 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 – LAST DAY to Register for the Student Fall Retreat
  • 10/2 – FYI 55+ Fellowship Luncheon | 12pm – 2pm
  • 10/2 – Chrismon Workshop at 1pm
  • 10/3 – Chancel Choir Practice – 1st Christmas Choir Rehearsal
  • 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
  • 10/9 – Chrismon Workshop at 1pm
  • 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
  • 10/15 – Student Fall Retreat Orientation & Meet Your Leader
  • 10/16 – Chrismon Workshop at 1pm
  • 10/16 – Men’s Meeting at 7pm
  • 10/17 – Chancel Choir Practice
  • 10/18 – Wednesday Night at HMUMC
  • 10/19 – Women’s Ministry Third Thursday Meeting at 7pm
  • 10/21 – The Pantry at HMUMC
  • 10/22 – Sunday Morning Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am, 11am
  • 10/22 – Info Meeting for High School Guatemala Mission Trip at 12:15pm
  • 10/22 – Fall Festival at 5:30pm
  • 10/23 – Chrismon Workshop at 1pm
  • 10/24 – Chancel Choir Practice
  • 10/25 – Women’s Wednesday Morning Bible Study on Boundries Begins – 9:30am
  • 10/25 – Info Meeting for High School Guatemala Mission Trip at 5:30pm
  • 10/25 – Wednesday Night at HMUMC
  • 10/27 – 10/29 – Student Fall Retreat
  • 10/28 – The Pantry at HMUMC
  • 10/29 – Pastor Mark’s Birthday
  • 10/29 – Sunday Morning Worship Services at 81m, 9:15am, 11am
  • 10/30 – Chrismon Workshop
  • 10/31 – Chancel Choir Practice
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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