Weekly Top Ten – Jan 3

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This Week’s Top Ten!
1. This Sunday
New Sermon Series | Jan 7 – Feb 4
Genesis: Stories From the Family Tree
Services: Word & Table Service @ 8am  |  Modern Service @ 9:15am  |  Traditional Service @ 11:00am
The New Year is the perfect time to look back and ahead, and while this might sound odd, you can actually do both at the same time.  Over the first five Sundays of 2018, we’re going back to the beginning, Genesis, for some “Stories from the Family Tree.”  That would be OUR family, the one we all share (whether we like it or not).  The apple, it turns out, hasn’t fallen far.  By looking at these ancient stories, we might just come to understand ourselves better and discover the wonders God can work through our gifts AND our mess.
2. Diaper Drive
Diaper Drive
for the United Methodist Children’s Home
We are collecting diapers and wipes for the United Methodist Children’s Home and their foster parents. Our goal is to collect 200 items to present to our UMCH representative on Sunday, February 4th in worship at 9:15am and 11am. Donation bins are located in the Narthex. There is a special need for diaper sizes 5 and 6. Thank you for helping keep babies clean, dry, and healthy.

Donation Drop off times:
Sunday from 8am to 12:30pm
Mon – Thurs from 9am to 4pm.

3. Wednesday Night at HMUMC
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.
4. New Member Class Starting Soon
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. Click here to sign up!
5. New Growth Groups Starting Soon!
The New Year is a great time to grow in your relationship with God, and the best way to grow as a disciple is alongside of others.
The Book of Isaiah
Mondays 10am – 11:30am | Jan 8 – April 23 | $12
Led by Harry and Beverly Neville
This 13-week study of Isaiah 40 – 45 will focus on God’s purpose of cleansing and redeeming his people, even though we are prone to setting up idols at every turn. It will invite you to experience God’s great love as depicted in the Suffering Servant, so that comfort and hope spring up to renew your soul. Sign up!
Pastor Mark’s Bible Study
Wednesdays 6:30pm – 7:45pm | Jan 10 – Jan 31 | Free
Experience the Living Word as you dive into the scriptures with our Senior Pastor, Rev. Mark Westmoreland. Sign up coming soon.
Wednesdays 6:30pm – 7:45pm | Jan 10 – April 25 | $15
Led by Rev. Jason Mincey
GriefShare is a small group series designed to help people work through the emotional and spiritual challenges that accompany the death of a loved one. The video and discussion-based format provides a non-threatening, supportive and informative environment for all who participate, and all are welcome. Sign up!
Women’s Study | Build Community – A Study of Acts 
Wednesdays 6:30pm – 7:45pm | Jan 10 – Feb 21 | $7
Led by Daphne Hyatt, Jan Watkins, and Tracy Goodbar
What good is the church? Find God’s answer to that question in this study of The Acts of the Apostles. From the giving of the Holy Spirit to the spreading of the Gospel, to the growth of the Church through the power of the Spirit, learn how God formed a new community to be his people, and how he forms and empowers us today. Let’s rediscover church together! Sign up!
Marriage Study | Become Your Best US 
Wednesdays 6:30pm – 7:45pm |  Jan 10 – Feb 7
Led by Rob and Cindi Marbury
Every married couple is unique. They’re an US. And whether they are loving their US, wondering if their US is going to make it, or somewhere in between, every couple at some level wants to become their best US. They just may not be sure how. While the way we are wired both individually and as a couple may be different there are some great marital habits that empower all of us-specifically four core habits that come from the Bible that can help every couple become their best US. Sign up!
Disciple Fast Track 
Sundays 5pm – 6:15pm | Jan 21 – April 29 | $16 
Led John Allen
Disciple Fast Track opens a new door of opportunity for you to get to know the whole Bible from cover to cover. Register now for this 24-week study of the Bible in two semesters, with daily Bible reading and weekly group sessions. Sign up coming soon.
Women’s Bible Study – Lord, Change My Attitude
Wednesdays 9:30am to 10:45am | Jan 10 – Feb 21 | $12 
Led by Shelby Harper
What does God think about attitudes? This study uses examples from the Israelites’ journey out of Egypt to how attitudes can affect whether someone stays in the wilderness or enjoys the blessings of the Promised Land. Sign up!
6. GroupLink
GroupLink | LifeGroup Launch Event
Sunday, January 28 at 4:30pm
LifeGroups exist to help people connect relationally and grow spiritually through intentional times of fellowship, study, and support together. At GroupLink, our LifeGroup launch event, you’ll engage with our different LifeGroups and see where you fit. This is a low-pressure event to help you find your perfect fit. We have a group for everyone, so come and find your LifeGroup home at HMUMC! Click here to sign up!
7. Citizenship Class
Citizenship Class 
Wednesdays 6:30pm – 7:45pm Starting January 10th
Help us spread the word about our citizenship class that helps individuals prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Test, interview, and application. Visit www.hmumc.org/usa to learn more and sign up.
8. 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. Click here to sign up!
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! Click here to sign up!
2018 Confirmation Retreat – Registration Open!
Retreat Dates :  February 23 – February 25
Registration Deadline: February 4 | Cost – $199
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.
Middle School Mission Camp | June 20-24, 2018
Registration: Jan 10 – Feb 14 | $150
Current 6th-8th grade students are invited to participate in our summer Middle School Mission Camp hosted by Dallas FUMC of Dallas, Georgia and in partnership with River of Life Missions. During this 5-day camp, youth and adults will serve as the hands and feet of Christ by providing home improvements and fellowship. River of Life is a camp like no other you have attended.
9. 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.
10. 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.
Upcoming Events
  • 1/6 – The Pantry at HMUMC | 9:30am – 11:30am
  • 1/7 – Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am and 11am
  • 1/7 – Student Next Class Begins at 11am
  • 1/8 – HMUMC Preschool Resumes
  • 1/9 – Chancel Choir Practice at 7pm
  • 1/10 – Women’s AM Bible Study Begins at 9:30am
  • 1/10 – Wednesday Night at HMUMC Resumes
    • 5pm – Children’s Choir
    • 5:30pm – Wednesday Night Supper
    • 6:30pm – Growth Groups
  • 1/13 – The Pantry at HMUMC | 9:30am – 11:30am
  • 1/14 – Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am and 11am
  • 1/14 – Starting Point Class Begins at 9:15am
  • 1/14 – Student Ministry Winter Fiesta at 5pm
  • 1/15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • 1/15 – United Methodist Men’s Meeting at 7pm
  • 1/16 – Chancel Choir Practice at 7pm
  • 1/18 – Women’s Meeting at 7pm
  • 1/20 – The Pantry at HMUMC | 9:30am – 11:30am
  • 1/21 – Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am and 11am
  • 1/23 – Chancel Choir Practice at 7pm
  • 1/24 – Preschool Registration for Church Members at 11am and 5pm
  • 1/27 – The Pantry at HMUMC | 9:30pm – 11:30am
  • 1/28 – Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am and 11am
  • 1/28 – GroupLink:LifeGroup Launch Event at 4:30pm
  • 1/30 – Chancel Choir Practice at 7pm
  • 1/31 – Preschool Registration for Legacy at 10am
  • 1/31 – Last Day to register for Confirmation Retreat
  • 2/1 – Preschool Registration for Community at 10am
  • 2/3 – The Pantry at HMUMC | 9:30am – 11:30am
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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