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Military Support Group

The Military Support Group (MSG) assists local veterans and their families, promotes activities honoring patriotic holidays, and fosters support for the US Armed Forces within HMUMC.






Our Mission

  • To assist current and former members of the Armed Forces and their dependents with physical and/or monetary assistance to help meet their needs.
  • To promote activities honoring patriotic holidays such as Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Veterans’ Day.
  • To support within HMUMC those activities which foster support for the Armed Forces of the United States and for active and reserve component members of the Armed forces.


How can you help support this ministry?

  • Prayer – Please help us demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ by praying for the military families and veterans in our community.
  • Join our Team –  If you would like to support our ministry by volunteering to help in our meetings and special projects, please email  Carl Joiner at You do not have to be a veteran.
  • Help us honor our current and former members of the Armed Forces – If you are a church member and are a veteran or currently serving, or know someone who is, please let us know! For more information or to update us on military personnel, email Carl Joiner at


Military Support Group Celebrations


Memorial Day Sunday  / Poppy Day

In Services on Sunday, May 28
Memorial Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. On Sunday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day, our Military Support Group and the HMUMC Boy Scouts will distribute bright red poppies to everyone and, for those interested, contributions can be made to support the The North East Georgia Homeless Veterans Shelter, in Winder, GA. During the school year, we bring meals to the veterans from Wednesday Night Suppers.  Our goal, on this special Memorial Day Sunday, is to raise enough money to partner with Papa Jacks to purchase graciously discounted meals for the veterans during the summer months. Donation tables will be located at the Worship Center entrances on Sunday, May 28.


The Poppy Day Story

In 1915, inspired by the poem “In Flanders Fields,” Moina Michael replied with her own poem:
“We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.”
She then conceived of an idea to wear red poppies on Memorial day in honor of those who died serving the nation during war. She was the first to wear one, and sold poppies to her friends and co-workers with the money going to benefit servicemen in need.





Wreaths Across America

Thanks to your generous donations, the HMUMC Military Support Group was able to sponsor 50 wreaths this year. On December 17, 2016 the wreaths were placed at the national veterans cemetery in Canton, GA.







Military Support Group in the NEWS!

Hamilton Mill church group donates mattresses to Winder veterans shelter…Click here to read more!