Weekly Top Ten – Nov 29

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This Week’s Top Ten!
1. This Sunday in Worship
This Sunday, December 3rd in Worship
Services: Word & Table Service @ 8am  |  Modern Service @ 9:15am  |  Traditional Service @ 11:00am
Remember when you were little, and Christmas was so big? It still is, you know. Right here, right now, Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love are yours in Jesus, who is God With Us. God’s gift awaits you. Rejoice!
2. Let’s Celebrate Together THIS SUNDAY!
Christmas Is Coming: An Advent Celebration
THIS SUNDAY, December 3 at 4:30pm in the Worship Center
Let’s celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season with all our friends, family and neighbors! The Kids CrosSing Children’s Choirs will start the celebration off with the presentation of “Christmas Spirit,” a children’s Christmas musical about the true meaning of Christmas.  Then get ready to sing and dance along to a few holiday favorites with the Rooftop Kidz, our 5th-grade praise team. But the celebration won’t stop there.  Next, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy some delicious refreshments, joyful conversation with friends old and new, and some fun activities for one and all, including a few fun surprises you won’t want to miss.
Event Surprise Spoiler Alert! If you haven’t gotten your family Christmas photo, no worries, you can get one at our photo booth!
3. Parent Event TONIGHT!
Parent Event: What’s Happening in Schools?
TONIGHT, November 29 from 6:30pm to 7:45pm

High school and middle school parents, find out the latest scoop on what’s happening in your child’s school. We’re bringing in Linda Boyd, Twin Rivers Middle School principal, and Maryanne Crimes, a former principal at Central Gwinnett High School, to talk about hot topics. Our two experts will cover culture in the schools, healthy friendships, homework motivation, the balance between student independence and parent oversight, and other words of wisdom for parents.
Click here to sign up!
4. Student Christmas Celebration
Student Christmas Celebration
Sunday, December 10 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
6th-12th graders, Let’s CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS! Join us as we have dinner in host homes and then meet at HMUMC for dessert and Holiday FUN. Students, CLICK HERE TO RSVP so we can let our hosts know how many they will be feeding.
Adults, we would love your help making this event a success. If you would like to serve as a host home for approx 10-15 students, help with setup/decorating at HMUMC, help with cleanup, or serve as a volunteer driver, please email heather.mccreary@hmumc.org. If you are a parent of a student, you can also sign up to volunteer when you RSVP for your student.
5. Christmas Cantata
Christmas Cantata
Sunday, December 17 at 9:15am & 11:00am
Join us for this year’s Christmas cantata, “Night of the Father’s Love” by Pepper Choplin, and experience the mystery, beauty and awe inspiring wonder of the Christmas story told in a new and  fresh way through beautiful choral and orchestral music, as well as the spoken word, all within the context of worship.  And should you want to join us for Holy Communion that morning, our Word & Table service will be shared in the Rooftop at 8:00am.
6. Christmas Eve
Remember when you were little, and Christmas was so big? It still is, you know. Right here, right now, Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love are yours in Jesus, who is God With Us.
God’s gift awaits you. Rejoice!
Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24
Join us at one of our Christmas Eve services, each unique, and all filled with Christmas joy, hope, love and a beautiful candle lighting.
11am – Communion & Children’s Nativity Service
3pm – Family Christmas Experience
5pm – Modern Christmas Service
7pm & 9pm – Traditional Christmas Service
11pm – Christmas Eve Communion Service
*Childcare available for children 4yrs old and younger at 11am, 5pm and 7pm.
7. Angel Tree Gifts Due THIS SUNDAY
Salvation Army Angel Tree
Gifts Due Sunday, Dec. 3.
If you signed up to help the Salvation Army Angel Tree program provide gifts for children and economically disadvantaged senior adults, please return your unwrapped gifts to the church by THIS SUNDAY, Dec 3.
8. Holiday Meals for The Pantry
Holiday Dinners for The Pantry
Your donation of $35.00 will purchase a complete meal with all of the trimmings for one of our Pantry families. Click here to make a donation or place a check in the offering plate with “Pantry Dinners” in the memo on Sunday morning.
9. More Holiday Giving!
Help Prepare To Go Bags for the Trinity Soup Kitchen 
Saturday, Decemer 23 – 10am to 11am.
Join us as we will gather in “The Rooftop” to make to go bags for the Trinity Soup Kitchen to distribute on Christmas Eve. Food preparation is open to all ages. No need to sign up, just show up and get ready to have fun serving.Please email tgoodbar@bellsouth.net if you have any questions about this serving opportunity.
Toy Drive for Operation Toy Soldier & The Prison Ministry 
November 26 – December 17.
During the holiday season, we will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for Operation Toy Soldier and our HMUMC Prison Ministry. The toys we collect will be given to the children of soldiers in the Atlanta area and to the children of parents in the Philips Transitional Prison. Donation bins will be located in the Narthex from November 26 – December 17. Thank you for your support.
10. Retreat Registration Open
2018 Confirmation Retreat – Registration Open!
Retreat Dates :  February 23 – February 25
Early Bird Registration Deadline: December 31, 2017
We’re going to CAMP GLISSON for the NGUMC Spring Confirmation Retreat! All 6th graders enrolled in our confirmation program are invited to attend. The cost for the retreat includes all meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday, lodging, t-shirt, and trip costs. Learn more and sign up at www.hmumc.org/students.
See you TONIGHT!
Wednesday Night at HMUMC – TONIGHT!!
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 – Supper Time!
  • Wednesday Night Supper TONIGHT – We’re having baked ham served with tater tots, broccoli casserole, salad bar, and a roll. The kids’ meal will be the same. Served by Kitchen Angel Team III
6:30pm to 7:45pm – Growth Groups for ALL ages!
  • Pastor Mark’s Advent Study – Week 3 – Room 339
  • Parent Event: What’s Happening in Schools? – Room 148 – Sign up
  • 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
  • Nursery (3 years and younger) – Join us anytime
Learn more at www.hmumc.org/wednesday.
Wednesday Night Programing Breaks.
  • December 13 – January 3 | Wednesday Night Programming Winter Break for Christmas and New Years! We will resume January 10, 2018.
Upcoming Events
  • 11/29 – Wednesday Night at HMUMC
  • 11/29 – Parent Event – What’s Happening in Schools at 6:30pm
  • 12/1 – Women’s Christmas Dinner at 6pm
  • 12/2 – The Pantry at HMUMC
  • 12/3 – Sunday Morning Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am, 11am
  • 12/3 – Christmas Is Coming: An Advent Celebration at 4:30pm
  • 12/3 – Salvation Arm Angel Tree Gifts Due
  • 12/5 – Chancel Choir Practice at 7pm
  • 12/6 – Wednesday Night at HMUMC (Last Wed Night in 2017)
  • 12/9 – The Pantry at HMUMC
  • 12/10 – Sunday Morning Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am, 11am
  • 12/10 – Student Ministry Christmas Celebration | 5pm-8pm
  • 12/12 – Chancel Choir Practice at 7pm
  • 12/13-1/3 – Wednesday Night at HMUMC Programing Break. We will resume January 10, 2018
  • 12/16 – The Pantry at HMUMC
  • 12/17 – Word and Table Service in The Rooftop at 8am
  • 12/17 – Christmas Cantata at 9:15am and 11am
  • 12/18 – Men’s Meeting Christmas Dinner at 7pm
  • 12/19 – Chancel Choir Practice at 7pm
  • 12/21 – Good News Monthly Kitchen Prep
  • 12/23 – Trinity Soup Kitchen To-go bag prep
  • 12/23 – Pantry Christmas Meal Distribution
  • 12/24 – Christmas Eve Services at 11am, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9am and 11pm
  • 12/25-12/29 – HMUMC Church Office Closed
  • 12/30 – The Pantry at HMUMC
  • 12/31 – Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am and 11am | Family Worship Sunday! We invite our kids and students (K-12th grade) to join us in worship at all three services. Nursery is available for children 4 years old and younger.
  • 1/1 – Happy New year!
  • 1/1 & 1/2 – HMUMC Church Office Closed
  • 1/8 – HMUMC Preschool Resumes
  • 1/10 – Wednesday Night at HMUMC Resumes

For more information, please visit www.hmumc.org!

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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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