Weekly Top Ten – Dec 13

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This Week’s Top Ten!
1. This Sunday in Worship
Christmas Cantata
Sunday, December 17 at 9:15am & 11:00am
Join us on Sunday for the 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
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 or if you would like to join the team serving at Trinity on Christmas Eve.
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.
4. Men’s Ministry Christmas Dinner!


United Methodist Men Christmas Dinner 
Monday, December 18 at 7pm
All men are invited to our Annual Christmas Dinner. Come enjoy a delicious dinner, special music, testimonies, and an encore showing of “God’s Chisel” presented by Emmaus Friends!
5. Student Ministry News
NEXT: Taking the next steps in your faith
Sundays at 11 am | January 7 – March 18
7th-12th graders, are you new to this whole faith thing? Or maybe you have been going to church a while, but you are still wondering what it means to be a Methodist? If so, we would love for you to join us for this new Sunday morning class. Sign up coming soon!
Student Ministry Winter Fiesta
Sunday, January 14 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
We’re mashing up the guacamole and turning up the music, because it’s time to celebrate! 6th-12th graders, join your Student Ministry friends for a taco bar dinner, gaga ball tournament, indoor games, and some surprise winter fun! Sign up coming soon!
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.
6. Wednesday Night at HMUMC Resumes
Wednesday Night Programming
Resumes January 10th
We are taking a break from programming for the holidays, but we can’t wait to see you on January 10th. Mark your calendars and save all your Wednesday nights in 2018 for fellowship, a home cooked meal and growth groups for all ages.
7. Starting Point
Next Starting Point Class
Sunday, January 14 at 9:15am
New to Hamilton Mill UMC? Or know a friend that would like to join our amazing community of faith? Mark your calendars and spread the word! Our next new member class starts soon. Learn more and sign up at
8. 2018-2019 Preschool Registration
Preschool Registration
for the 2018-19 School Year
Mark your calendars, registration for our award-winning HMUMC Preschool opens soon. Early registration for HMUMC church members is January 24 at 11am and 5pm. Community registration is February 2 at 9am.
9. 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.
10. Merry Christmas!
Upcoming Events
  • 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
  • 1/7 – Student Next Class Begings
  • 1/8 – HMUMC Preschool Resumes
  • 1/9 – Chancel Choir Practice at 7pm
  • 1/10 – Wednesday Night at HMUMC Resumes
  • 1/13 – The Pantry at HMUMC
  • 1/14 – Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am and 11am
  • 1/14 – Starting Point Begins at 9:15am
  • 1/14 – Student Ministry Winter Fiesta
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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