The (Basset) Hound of Heaven and Dachshunds for God

The (Basset) Hound of Heaven and Dachshunds for God I love dogs, but I have a special affection for the short-legged varieties.  One of my favorite dogs of all time was a basset hound we had when our boys were young.  Snoopy moved through life at a pace that was—shall we say—leisurely, sometimes maddeningly so,…

August on the Rooftop

Wisdom: Finding out what you should do and doing it. When it comes to wisdom, we want every child to grow up and say: “I can trust God no matter what.” And, because of how they trust Him they will also realize they can treat others the way they want to be treated and make…

HMUMC Top Ten – August 5

1. Blessing of the Backpacks THIS SUNDAY!! August 9 at the 9:30am and 11:00am worship services Join us on Sunday for our first ever “Blessing of the Backpacks!” Just in time for Back to School, we will pray a special blessing over students (and their backpacks), asking God to guide, protect, and nurture them this year….

Fall Growth Groups! A Place To Belong And Grow!

Start your fall season off right. Join a Growth Group! Growing as a disciple of Jesus is a lifelong journey of transformation by the grace of God. We want to help you grow in your relationship and love with God, other Christians, and your neighbors. We believe that the best way to grow as a…

The Pantry Summer Food Drive Fun!

The Pantry Summer Food Drive Fun! Summer is one of the hardest times of the year for families in need. When school recesses, many children in our community are vulnerable to undernourishment and hunger. We have been having lots of fun with The Pantry Food Drives this summer. In June, you donated 1,353 boxes of cereal, beating…

Pastor Mark’s eNote – What I Believe

Nineteen [that is, a completely arbitrary, uneven, unbiblical number of] Things I Believe and That You Will Probably Hear Again in Sermons from Me in the Years Ahead I shared these thoughts with the United Methodist Men a couple of weeks ago.  Now I pass them along to you. “For God so loved the world that he…

New Worship Center Construction Update

New Worship Center Construction Update  Many of you have been wondering what is going on behind the screened fence. Where are we in the construction process? What is going to happen next? So, here is a quick update.  Almost all of the demolition work has been completed except for the dumpster area. A good amount…

HMUMC Top Ten – July 29

1. Fall Growth Groups Start Soon! Start the fall season off right – join a Growth Group! Life can be crazy and schedules fill up quickly during the fall, taking the time to join a Growth Group is the perfect way to keep life balanced. You will enjoy growing in your relationship with God and…

A Special Welcome to Shawna Vincent

We are honored to announce that Shawna Vincent is our new Associate Director of Children’s Ministry at Hamilton Mill UMC.  Shawna is well qualified for her new position as the Associate Director of Children’s Ministries with a Bachelor Degree in Human Development, an Early Childhood Education Certificate, Elementary Education Certification and Teaching License. Shawna’s love for children started at…