Weekly Top Ten – Jan 31

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This Week’s Top Ten!
1. This Sunday in Worship
Join us in worship THIS SUNDAY, February 4
Word & Table Service at 8am | Modern Service at 9:15am |
Traditional Service at 11:00am
This Sunday we will retell the story of Joseph in Genesis 50:15-21 and reflect on how God’s grace moves even through our best intentions and our worst.
2. This Sunday!
Diaper Drive
for the United Methodist Children’s Home

You still have time to bring your diaper donations in before this Sunday! We are so close to our goal.

Dave Allen Grady, Director of Church Relations at The United Methodist Children’s Home will be at the 9:15am and 11am services this Sunday. We hope to present him with well over 200 diapers and wipes to give to foster parents in our area. Our church has enjoyed helping the Children’s Home through the Diaper Drive, and we are looking forward to hearing about more ways we can help through our Foster Care Ministry. www.hmumc.org/fostercare.

3. Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday Services
February 14th at 9:30 am AND 7:00pm
Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day fall on the same day this year. Sounds strange, but maybe not SO strange.  Our journey toward Easter, after all, is a journey in love.  This year we are offering TWO Ash Wednesday services. At 9:30 am, we will have a brief service with acoustic music, a Lenten message, and the imposition of ashes. Another service at 7 pm will include traditional hymns, prayer, a message, and, again, the imposition of ashes. Whichever service works best for you, we hope you will begin the season in worship, as we join a holy pilgrimage toward Good Friday and Easter, a journey of Spirit and hope taken by countless Christians through the ages.

*The 7pm service will take the place of our regular evening programming and Wednesday Night Supper. Childcare is available for children 4 years and younger.
4. 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. TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO 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!
5. 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. WinShape Camp
HMUMC WinShape Camp 2018
Camp Week: July 16 – July 20
Registration Kickoff Week: March 4 – March 9
WinShape Camp combines sports, arts, recreation, Bible study and worship into one incredible week, keeping our completed 1st-9th-grade campers busy from 8am to 5pm each day. Any former camper will tell you that WinShape is the best week of summer, so mark your calendar and get ready to sign up starting Sunday, March 4. HMUMC is giving all campers that register during Kickoff Week $25 off the cost of camp. You don’t want to miss this special price. The cost of camp goes up to $214 after Friday, March 9 at 11:59pm. Learn more at www.hmumc.org/winshape.
8. 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!
Ignorance Is No Defense Parent and Student Event
Sunday, March 18 at 5pm in the Worship Center
J.Tom Morgan, author of Ignorance Is No Defense, A Teenager’s Guide to Georgia Law, has spoken to tens of thousands of teenagers and parents regarding Georgia laws that impact young people and now he is coming to our community to equip our students to better understand the world in which they live. Parents and students, join us for an evening packed with useful – and sometimes surprising – information about laws and consequences for violating laws. As a highly respected former prosecutor and experienced trial lawyer, J. Tom will share real-life examples and explain how GA laws affect our teenagers. He will not only describe what the law requires but also what teenagers’ rights are under the law. He will provide straightforward information and valuable insights to help teenagers avoid violating the law and avoid being victims of crime. Make sure you do not miss this event that will help you and your teenagers make safe, informed choices.
This event is FREE, but please CLICK HERE to sign up. Book pre-sales and advance pick-up are available upon registration for $10. Books at the event will be $12.
Student Ministry Intern
HMUMC’s Student Ministry is now accepting applications for our 2018 Summer Intern. Click here to learn more.
9. 2018-2019 Preschool & MMO Registration
Preschool Registration
for the 2018-19 School Year
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.
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.
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 is GREEK NIGHT! We are having Gyros served with potatoes and green beans. The kids’ meal will be the same.
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.
Upcoming Events
  • 1/31 – Last Day to register for Confirmation Retreat
  • 1/31 – 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)
  • 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 – CANCELED due to Women’s Day Together
  • 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
  • 2/19 – United Methodist Men’s Ministry Meeting – CANCELED due to Men’s Refresher this month.
  • 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
  • 2/24 – The Pantry at HMUMC from 9:30am – 11:30am
  • 2/25 – Worship Services at 8am, 9:15am, and 11am
  • 2/25 – Next New Members Starting Point Class Begins at 9:15am
  • 2/25 – Communion Experience at 12:15pm
  • 2/27 – Chancel Choir Practice at 7pm
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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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