Weekly Top Ten – Jan 24

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This Week’s Top Ten!
1. Join a LifeGroup THIS SUNDAY!
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!
2. This Sunday in Worship
Join us in worship THIS SUNDAY, January 28
Word & Table Service at 8am | Modern Service at 9:15am |
Traditional Service at 11:00am
Life is rarely neat and tidy, and even within our households (maybe especially within our households), we often relate in unhealthy ways.  If you need any proof of this, read the story of Isaac, Rebekah, Esau, and Jacob, a nuclear family in the most explosive sense.  Yet, for all their mess, there they are in Genesis, and through them God’s salvation moved in the world.  It’s hard to block the will of God.  For all of our messes and foul-ups, God is at work, moving through our brokenness to bring healing, working through our weaknesses to offer grace, choosing us, despite our sinfulness, to be children of the Most High.  The way things are is not the way they have to be.  This Sunday we’ll talk about the many ways–sometimes direct, sometimes roundabout–that God moves through our messes to bring hope and salvation.
3. Ministry Events
A Women’s Day Together
Saturday, February 3 | 9:30 am – 1:30 pm | Room 339
How does a relaxing day of gospel storytelling and crafting trash into treasure sound?
Experience the gospel come alive as our guest speaker, Sue Raymond, entertains us with her unique storytelling presentation bringing Mary and Martha off the pages of the Bible into real life. Then enjoy some fellowship time as we learn how to crochet plastic bags, keeping them out of the landfills and creating something useful. The cost of the event is $20, which includes event fees and lunch. Sign up!
Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, February 17 from 8am-11am
“How sweet it is!” The United Methodist Men’s Ministry is hosting the 1st annual HMUMC Pancake Breakfast. For only $5 ($15 max per family) you will get all you can eat pancakes, sausage, milk, juice, coffee, and all the fun toppings your kids can imagine. And since it is almost time for the Olympics, we will be celebrating with fun Olympic themed games including pancake eating and pancake throwing contests. All proceeds will support our UM Men’s Ministry and Missions.

Men, mark your calendars to stay and join the Men’s Ministry for lunch at 12:30 pm and the Men’s Refresher at 1 pm.
If you would like to help volunteer for this fun event, please email Rick Barnett at rickjbarnett@yahoo.com.

Men’s Refresher
“The Financial State of the Nation”
Saturday, February 17 at 1 pm
Join the United Methodist Men’s Ministry for “The Financial State of the Nation,” a special report by church member, Bruce Fricks. We will be discussing finances, new tax laws, and planning for our future. Invite a friend to join you for this FREE event or, even better, make a day of it! Come at 8 am for the Pancake Breakfast, stay and join the Men’s Ministry for lunch at 12:30 pm, and then end the day with our free informational event. Sign up!
March FYI 55+ Event
The “Forever Young Inside” 55+ group is visiting the Tennessee Amish country in March. If you are 55+, please join us! Deposits are due soon, please click on the links below or visit the Welcome Center to pick up more information!
4. NEW Classes Starting Soon!
Sticky Faith Family Training
Wednesdays from 6:30pm-7:45pm | Feb 21-March 21 | Free
Through a compelling blend of real-life stories and interviews with parents, this video curriculum drops you into the latest national family research. Author and researcher Kara Powell and a host of parents like you will take a fresh, honest look at parenting strategies, discover new ideas that work, and suggest how to create a personalized plan for integrating those ideas into your family routine. Sign up!
Next Starting Point Class
Sunday, February 25 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. Sign up!
6. Communion Experience
Communion Experience
Sunday, February 25 at 12:15pm
Parents, we would love to partner with you for this fun and educational class that will help your child experience and understand the true meaning of Holy Communion. We will gather in the Rooftop for lunch, enjoy a visual representation of The Last Supper, and learn more about communion through an interactive experience. We will then meet our Pastors in the Worship Center for a discussion about how in Holy Communion, God refreshes the incredible relationship He wants with us. PLUS, your family will be given the opportunity to join our worship team and get on the schedule to help serve communion on Sunday mornings! Please RSVP for lunch below. If you would like to help volunteer for this event, please email traci.lowry@hmumc.org.
7. 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 cheri_loy@gwinnett.k12.ga.us for more information.
Living Donor Program for Ken Chadwick
For more information on how you can help, please visit
OR call 1-855 EMORYTX. If you are willing/able to donate,
please give Emory Ken’s full name, Ken Chadwick and his birth date, 9/24/50.
7. Student Ministry News
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 & MMO 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 TODAY, 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. Tonight at HMUMC
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 Pork loin served with mushroom rice and baby lima beans. The kids’ meal will be the same plus fruit cocktail.
6:30pm to 7:45pm – Growth Groups for ALL ages!
  • Pastor Mark’s Study – Room 339
  • Your Best Us Marriage Study – Room 148
  • Women’s Bible Study on Acts – Room 131-134
  • GriefShare – Join us anytime – Room 351
  • 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
  • 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.
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
  • 1/24 – Wednesday Night at HMUMC
    • 5pm – Children’s Choir
    • 5:30pm – Wednesday Night Supper
    • 6:30pm – Growth Groups (Pastor Mark’s Study, GriefShare, Women’s Study on Acts, Marriage Study, Citizenship Class, Piecemakers Quilt Ministry, Wednesday Night Students, Rooftop Kidz-5th Grade Praise Team, Crosstown Kids’ Bible Study, and Nursery)
  • 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
  • 2/2 – Preschool Registration for Community at 10am
  • 2/2 – MMO Registration for Members and Legacy at 9am. Community Registration at 10am
  • 2/3 – The Pantry at HMUMC | 9:30am – 11:30am
  • 2/3 – A Women’s Day Together | 9:30am – 1:30pm
  • 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
  • 2/11 – Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am, and 11am
  • 2/13 – Chancel Choir at 7pm
  • 2/14 – Ash Wednesday Services will take the place of Wednesday Night at HMUMC programming.
  • 2/15 – Women’s Ministry Third Thursday Meeting at 7pm
  • 2/15 – Middle School Mission Trip Registration Closes
  • 2/17 – Pancake Breakfast from 8am – 11am
  • 2/17 – The Pantry at HMUMC from 9:30am – 11:30am
  • 2/17 – Men’s Refresher at 1pm
  • 2/18 – Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am, and 11am
  • 2/19 – Presidents’ Day
  • 2/20 – Chancel Choir Practice at 7pm
  • 2/21- Wednesday Night at HMUMC
  • 2/21 – Sticky Faith Class Starts at 6:30pm
  • 2/23 – 2/25 – Confirmation Retreat
  • 2/25 – Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am, and 11am
  • 2/25 – Communion Experience at 12:15pm
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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