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August 2017 Stewardship Update

2017 Stewardship Update Status Update on our 2017 Stewardship Campaign. August 2017. We’re all back from summer and looking forward to the last 3rd of the year. The Stewardship and Finance Committee have been looking over everything, and we wanted to take a moment to share a few important points with you. God is Good!…

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Pastor Mark’s eNote – Totality or Almost

          The light dimmed and became, for lack of a better word, eerie; the streetlights around the church came on; crickets chirped; and the temperature dropped a bit.  It was all pretty amazing.  Still, I’ll admit I was surprised it didn’t get darker.  I mean, looking through my NASA-approved glasses, I…

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Weekly Top Ten – August 23

This Week’s Top Ten! 1. This Sunday THIS SUNDAY in Worship Word & Table Service @ 8am  |  Modern Service @ 9:15am  | Traditional Service @ 11:00am Our scripture lesson this week is basically a list of names.  Pretty exciting, huh?  But my guess is tears welled in Paul’s eyes and his heart raced as he…

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Pastor Mark’s eNote – Beyond ‘Whataboutism’

          A week ago Nazi-sympathizers, white nationalists, KKK members, and other racist groups, many of them armed, rallied for a tiki-torch march through the heart of Charlottesville, followed by protests in the streets the following day.  I seriously doubt that anyone reading this column would align themselves with the groups I…

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Pastor Mark’s eNote – Lassie, Come Home

  Yes, I ran this exact same column last year, and it was already old then, but instead of saying it a rerun, let’s call it a new tradition. Some of you younger readers might not remember all of the “congregants.”  Feel free to Google.         Summertime is always great.  You get a…

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Weekly Top Ten – August 9

This Week’s Top Ten! 1. This Sunday This Sunday in Worship Word & Table Service @ 8am  |  Modern Service @ 9:15am  | Traditional Service @ 11:00am Hamilton Mill UMC is a place of worship and welcome, a place of prayer and praise, a place of growth and discovery.  This week as we continue to…

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Weekly Top Ten – September 6

This Week’s Top Ten! 1. Hurricane Relief HMUMC’s Help for Harvey! HMUMC is joining the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s efforts to help provide relief to the many victims of hurricane Harvey. Here are 4 easy ways you can help! Monetary Donation Click here to make a monetary donation online or write a check to HMUMC and…

Weekly Top Ten – August 2

This Week’s Top Ten! 1. This Sunday Blessing of the Backpacks THIS SUNDAY, Aug 6 in all services Join us for the 3rd annual “Blessing of the Backpacks!” We will pray a special blessing over students (and their backpacks), asking God to guide, protect, and nurture them this year. This is a Family Worship Sunday,…

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Weekly Top Ten – July 26

This Week’s Top Ten! 1. Merry Christmas! This Sunday, July 30th in Worship Services: Word & Table Service @ 8am  |  Modern Service @ 9:15am  |  Traditional Service @ 11:00am No, we won’t sing “Silent Night” and light candles, but we WILL celebrate the “good news of great joy for all the people.”  Jesus is…