Weekly Top Ten – Jan 10

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This Week’s Top Ten!
1. TONIGHT at HMUMC!
Wednesday Night Programming
Resumes TONIGHT!
Join us for fellowship, a home cooked meal and growth groups for all ages!

5:00pm – Kids CrosSing Children’s Choir. Rooms 148 and 149. We will be introducing our kid’s musical “100% Chance of Rain” as our Spring musical.

5:30pm – Wednesday Night Supper. Meatloaf served with scalloped potatoes and broccoli. The kids’ meal will be the same.
6:30 pm – Growth Groups for ALL ages
Pastor Mark’s Bible Study | Room 339
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!
GriefShare | Room 351
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 | Room 131-134
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 | Room 148
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!
Citizenship Class | Room 150
Wednesday  6:30pm to 7:45pm | Join us anytime!
Come and learn everything you need to know to prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Test, interview, and application. This class is free. If you choose to purchase a study book, they will be available for $15. Free nursery and children’s activities are available during the class. See below for details. Sign up at www.hmumc.org/usa.
Prayer Quilt Ministry | Quilting Modular (behind The Shed)
Wednesdays 6:30pm to 8pm | Join us anytime!
“The Piecemakers” Prayer Quilt Ministry lovingly creates beautiful quilts for those in need in our church and community. Join us for our next gathering in the Quilting Modular! We meet every Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm and the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00am until 12:00pm. Learn how easy it is to make a beautiful quilt for someone in need at our church or in our community! No experience necessary! Join us anytime!
Wednesday Students (6th-12th grade) | Meed in the Shed

Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:00 pm | Weekly during the school year | Join us anytime!

On Wednesday Nights, HMUMC is the perfect place for students to experience authentic worship, encounter Scripture, and engage in small groups. Students in 6th – 12th grade will begin the evening with worship, enjoying some connection time with other students in the Shed. We will then break up into middle and high school groups for teaching, followed by small groups by grade and gender. No sign up needed.
Rooftop Kids (5th Grade Praise Team) |Rooftop
Wednesdays 6:30pm to 7:45pm | Weekly during the school yearROOFTOP KIDZ is a ministry team consisting of 5th graders serving as leaders in their small group and on The Rooftop as Worship Leaders, Door Holders, and AV/TECH Assistants. The purpose of Rooftop Kidz is to provide 5th graders the opportunity to develop leadership skills, discover gifts and talents, serve their church family, grow in their relationship with God, experience worship as a lifestyle and be a role model to the younger kids. To learn more and sign up, please email shawna.vincent@hmumc.org.
Crosstown Kids Bible Study (PreK – 5th grade)| Room 149 & 147
Wednesdays 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm | Weekly during the school year  | Join us anytime!On Wednesday nights, Crosstown Kids ages PreK – 5th Grade, experience just how much FUN they can have learning about the Bible! Parents, you can relax and enjoy your Wednesday Night class knowing that downstairs your children are having a blast!  After our Bible study, we will end the night with popcorn and a movie or fun on the playground. No sign up needed
Nursery (4 years and younger. Join us any time)
2. This Sunday
Join us in worship THIS SUNDAY!
 
Worship Services: 
Word & Table Service @ 8am  
Modern Service @ 9:15am 
Traditional Service @ 11:00am
3. New Member Class Starts THIS SUNDAY!
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!
4. More Growing Opportunities!
 
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!
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!
5. Ministry Meetings
United Methodist Men’s Meeting
Monday, January 15 at 7 pm
Join us for dinner and fellowship. It doesn’t cost a thing, so come and check us out!
Women’s Third Thursday Monthly Meeting
Thursday, January 18 at 7pm
It’s cold outside, so we decided to make January’s 3rd Thursday gathering fun and warm. We will make crosses with beads and have some fellowship time as we sip on hot cocoa and coffee, and enjoy a few cookies too.  Our mission activity this month will be gift bags for our youth 6th-grade confirmation class.

*Women’s Day Together | Saturday, February 3

Ladies, please save the date for our winter Women’s Day Together. More details are coming soon!
6. Mission Ministry News
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 8 am to 12:30 pm
Wednesday from 9 am to 8 pm
Mon, Tues, and Thurs from 9 am to 4 pm.
KidsHope Volunteers Needed
YOU can make a difference in the life of a child!  We are looking for mentors to spend just one hour per week, reading, talking, playing and listening to a child at school. By helping the child feel loved and valued, you can help that child to learn, grow and succeed. Please email Cheri Loy at cheriloy@comcast.net for more information.
7. Student Ministry News
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. Sign up!
8. 2018-2019 Preschool Registration
Preschool Registration
for the 2018-19 School Year
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.
Mother’s Morning Out Registration 
for the 2018-19 School Year 
Registration of our MMO program is February 2 at 9:00 am for legacy and church members. Community registration is at 10 am.
9. Chuch Office Hours
Chuch Office Closed on Monday, January 15
The Church office will be closed next Monday, January 15 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
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
  • 1/10 – 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 – Church Office Closed | Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • 1/15 – United Methodist Men’s Meeting at 7pm
  • 1/16 – Chancel Choir Practice at 7pm
  • 1/17 – Wednesday Night at HMUMC
  • 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
  • 1/24 – Wednesday Night at HMUMC
  • 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
  • 1/31 – Wednesday Night at HMUMC
  • 2/1 – Preschool Registration for Community at 10am
  • 2/3 – The Pantry at HMUMC | 9:30am – 11:30am
  • 2/4 – Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am and 11am
  • 2/4 – Diaper Drive Presentation for the United Methodist Children’s Home at 9:15am & 11am services.
  • 2/6 – Chancel Choir Practice at 7pm
  • 2/7 – Wednesday Night at HMUMC
  • 2/10 – 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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