Weekly Top Ten – Dec 6

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This Week’s Top Ten!
1. This Sunday in Worship
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Serving Others this Christmas Season!
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.
7. TOY DRIVE!
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.
8. Stewardship
We Are God’s Hands
Giving to Our Ministries in 2018
Because our God is a loving God, we serve with trust and obedience. We offer our hands, hearts, and minds that more people might come to know life in Jesus Christ. Please prayerfully consider a financial commitment to act as God’s Hands in ministry. The amount you decide is between you and God, but by sharing your decision here, you help the church plan our 2018 budget. Make a Stewardship Pledge
We Are God’s House
Reducing the Debt 2018-2020
In addition to the ministries of Hamilton Mill UMC, we provide a beautiful campus and up-to-date facilities so that God’s work can be done effectively and our community served. Please prayerfully consider joining our three-year Debt Reduction Campaign. Even a small contribution each week will make a tremendous difference over the three years of the campaign. Make a Pledge to Help Reduce Debt
Easy Online Giving!
Setting up an automatic giving schedule is a convenient way for you to give, and it provides much-needed financial consistency for your church. Use the link below to easily create, schedule, and edit recurring donations.
1. Click the link below.
2. Sign in with your preferred email and password.
3. From the header, choose “Giving,” then “My Scheduled Giving.”
4. Select the “Add New Gift” link button on the right.
5. Fill in your information by following the prompts.
9. 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.
10. HMUMC Celebrations!
Women’s Christmas Dinner!
Joy to the World! Last Friday’s Women’s Christmas Dinner was amazing. We enjoyed kicking off the holiday season with great friends, delicious food from Papa Jacks, awesome service from our HMUMC guys and absolutely beautiful Christmas music from the Rick Massengale Quartet and guest soloists Brent Davis and Timothy Miller!!
Christmas is Coming Advent Celebration!

Last Sunday, we had a ton of fun celebrating the beginning of the Advent season with our church family. Thank you, Kids CrosSing Choir for reminding us what Christmas is all about in you beautiful musical. And Rooftop Kids, that was the most festive rendition of “Go Tell It on the Mountain” that we have ever heard. After both performances, we enjoyed some photo booth fun, Christmas card making for our community, made a few ornaments and our very own Advent wreaths. What an amazing Advent Celebration!

If you missed the event, we still have a few Advent wreath kits for you to take home. Stop by our Advent table at Wednesday Night Supper TONIGHT!

Thank you for your Angel Tree Donations!
Wow! Look at all of these donations. 165 Christmas Tree Angels will have Christmas gifts this year! You all are amazing. Thank you for your generosity and helping to spread the love of Christ this Christmas!
See you TONIGHT!
Wednesday Night at HMUMC – TONIGHT!!
Tonight will be our last Wednesday Night in 2017. We will be taking a programming break for the Holidays from December 13th – January 3rd. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Wednesday Night at HMUMC will resume on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.
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 Italian Chicken served with roasted vegetables. 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 Advent Study – Week 4 – Room 339
  • 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 Break.
  • December 13 – January 3 | Wednesday Night Programming Winter Break for Christmas and New Years! We will resume January 10, 2018.
Upcoming Events
  • 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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