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Pastor Mark’s eNote – When July is January

        United Methodists are different. For instance, we have at least two calendars (We could probably come up with several, but let’s keep it to two here). There’s the one we share with the rest of the world that begins January 1, and there’s another that begins six months later … or…

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Weekly Top Ten – June 28

This Week’s Top Ten! 1. This Sunday This Sunday, July 2nd in Worship Services: Word & Table Service @ 8am  |  Modern Service @ 9:15am  |  Traditional Service @ 11:00am As we approach the Fourth of July, we’ll sing some of our beloved national hymns and hear the psalmist’s song of joy as he approached…

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Please Welcome our New Associate Pastor, Natalee Dukes Hamby

    Natalee Dukes Hamby, our New Associate Pastor will be with us in worship this Sunday. Please join us in welcoming Natalee and her husband, Montana to our church family. Natalee Dukes Hamby’s focus will be on serving our children and youth teams, supporting our mission work in the community and abroad, and engaging…

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Weekly Top Ten – June 21

This Week’s Top Ten! 1. This Sunday This Sunday, June 25th in Worship Services: Word & Table Service @ 8am  |  Modern Service @ 9:15am  |  Traditional Service @ 11:00am Martin Luther called John 3:16 the “Gospel in a nutshell,” so it seems the perfect verse for our “Good News!” series.  We all carry our incomplete images…

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Pastor Mark’s eNote – Good News

        As I write this on Thursday morning of Annual Conference (yes, I’m skipping a little), we have good news. Jonathan Andersen was ordained as an elder in full connection last night, and Natalee Dukes was commissioned for ministry (She’ll be joining us at HMUMC next week—more good news). We celebrate these…

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Weekly Top Ten – June 14

This Week’s Top Ten! 1. Tonight Service of Ordination & Commissioning  TONIGHT, June 14 7:30pm  at the Classic Center in Athens, GA Jonathan Andersen will be ordained as an Elder in Full Connection in the North Georgia Conference of the UMC on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Our new Associate Pastor, Natalee Dukes Hamby, will be…

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VBS 2017 – Day 5

VBS 2017 – Day 5 See you on Sunday for a Special VBS Celebration! Thank you so much for sharing your children with us this week. We had an enthusiastic group that enjoyed learning about how they are created by God and build for a purpose. We appreciate all of the volunteers who have given countless…

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VBS 2017 – Day 4

VBS 2017 Day 4 Maker Fun Factory Music At VBS Marker Fun Factory, kids give God an illuninating-worshipful welcome through contemporary Christian music and updated hymns. It’s wonderful! At the opening and closing each day, kids sing and dance to VBS praise songs, including the sing-it-loud anthem, “Made for This” and popular favorites like “God if…

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Pastor Mark’s eNote – Jonathan Andersen

        I was greeted this morning by an e-mail from Jonathan Andersen to the staff. After packing up his office, he said, he had left a few items behind, and we were welcome to take anything we wanted. Being the vulture I am, I rushed down the hall. Neatly arranged for our…

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Weekly Top Ten – June 7

This Week’s Top Ten! 1. Celebrating 5 Years with Pastor Jonathan! Celebrating 5 Years of Ministry with Pastor Jonathan Andersen! We have been very blessed to be in ministry with Rev. Jonathan Andersen for the past five years. While we will miss him, we know that God has many plans for his future. Here are…