Weekly Top Ten – October 4

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This Week’s Top Ten!
1. This Sunday
This Sunday, October 8 in Worship
Services: Word & Table Service @ 8am  |  Modern Service @ 9:15am  |  Traditional Service @ 11:00am
This week we will explore words from the fourth chapters of Micah and John.  Micah offers us a glorious vision of the world’s people moving together toward the Temple of God, delighting in God’s truth and rejecting the ways of war.  That heavenly vision can be real even now as we invite and welcome our neighbors into worship that is “in spirit and in truth.”  There is another way in a world of venom and violence.
2. Get Ready to Shop!
HMUMC Preschool Ladybug Bazaar
TOMORROW!! 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.
3. New Members Class
Invite a Friend to Join Our Church!
Next Starting Point Class
THIS 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 THIS SUNDAY.
4. 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). 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.
5. 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.
6. NEW Growth Groups Starting Soon
Philippians: Run the Race Women’s Bible Study
Wednesdays 6:30pm-7:45pm |
STARTS TONIGHT!! 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.
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.
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.
7. Charge Conference
Charge Conference
Sunday, November 5 at 3:00 pm in the Worship Center
All church members are invited to attend our annual charge conference.  Voting members are members of the administrative council.  We will celebrate the year past, elect our officers for 2018, and approve clergy salaries.
8. Ministry News
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.
Piecemakers Prayer Quilt Ministry 
Help our Piecemakers by…
1. PRAYING. Tie 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.
2. REQUEST A QUILT. 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.
3. JOIN US. We gather in the Quilting Modular on Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. There’s plenty to do…no experience necessary! Hope to see you TONIGHT!
Men’s Meeting
Monday, October 16 at 7pm
Come make some new friends as you enjoy a great dinner, warm fellowship, and a relevant message. No cost to attend!
Women’s Third Thursday Monthly Meeting
October 19 at 7pm
This month’s topic: Breast Cancer Awareness. Caring for our health, and caring for women who face this diagnosis. Please bring a pair of warm and comfy socks for our Chemo Comfort bags.
9. 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!
10. Student Ministry News
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.
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 – Johnny Marzetti (hamburger and noddle casserole) served with salad bar, and garlic bread. The kids’ meal will be the same. Served by Kitchen Angel Team IV
6:30pm to 7:45pm – Growth Groups for ALL ages!
  • Pastor Mark’s “The Parables of Jesus” Class – Week 2 – Room 339
  • Future Family – Week 2 – Room 148
  • Women’s Study – Philippians – STARTS TONIGHT – Room 131
  • 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
  • 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 at 1pm
  • 10/31 – Chancel Choir Practice
  • 11/1 – Wednesday Night at HMUMC
  • 11/4 – The Pantry at HMUMC
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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