This Week's Top Ten!
1. New Worship Center Sneak Peek

New Worship Center Sneak Peak 
THIS SUNDAY after the 9:30am and 11:00am services

On Sunday, we will be opening the construction gates to give you a sneak peek at our New Worship Center. The progress is obvious from the outside, but wait 'til you see what has been going on inside. Everyone is invited to join us after the 9:30am or 11:00am service for an opportunity to walk through the building and view the progress that has been made as we continue to grow together generation to generation.

2. Foster Care Informational Meetings

Foster Care Ministry Informational Meetings
Monday, May 23 at 6:30pm Blackshear Place Baptist Church OR  Wednesday, June 15 at 6:30pm at HMUMC

HMUMC and The United Methodist Children's Home (UMCH) envision a world where every child is raised in a loving, compassionate and nurturing home. 150 foster children a month in Georgia are sleeping in hotel rooms supervised by strangers (a contracted state employee to be specific). The UMCH turns away an average of 30 foster kids a week, all because there are not enough foster homes. Our HMUMC Foster Care Ministry is trying to help. 

Learn more or RSVP for one of our informational meetings by visiting www.hmumc.org/fostercare.

3. Memorial Day Sunday / Poppy Day 

Memorial Day Sunday / Poppy Day 
Sunday, May 29

In observance of Memorial Day, a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America, our Military Support Group (MSG) and the HMUMC Boy Scouts will distribute  bright red poppies in exchange for donations to assist the North East Georgia Homeless Veterans Shelter in Winder, GA. Our goal is to raise enough money to purchase mattresses, blankets, sheets and pillowcases for this non-profit organization. Learn more at www.hmumc.org/militarysupport.

4. Promotion Sunday

Promotion Sunday
Sunday, June 5

Promotion Sunday is Sunday, June 5 for Sunday School in the Children's and Student Ministries departments. All children and students will move to the next age/grade level.

5. Multi-Generational Worship

Multi-Generational Worship
Starts Sunday, June 5

As in years past, we're inviting our students to attend worship with their families and friends in the main sanctuary at the 9:30am hour throughout the summer. At the 11:00am hour, we'll have one E3 class for Middle School students and one for High School students downstairs.  All of this will begin Sunday, June 5. We are looking forward to the opportunity to worship as one body.

6. New Study Starting Soon

NEW Study - Bad Blood: 
Pursuing Peace in Difficult Relationships
Wednesdays from 6:30pm-7:45pm starting June 15

Have you ever had a great relationship go bad or a bad relationship that became even worse? What if there were a way to make all your relationships better in just a few simple steps? In this 4-week study, you'll learn how to find peace about difficult relationships even when you can't find peace in those relationships. Childcare available for children in 5th grade and below. 

Please sign up at www.hmumc.org/badblood.

7. Student Ministry

The Student Ministry Summer Calendar is here!

The HMUMC Student Ministry has a fun summer planned for all students in rising 6th grade through rising 12th grade. Join us for an awesome summer packed full of fun events like Pool Parties, Service Week, a Helen Tubing Trip, X-Treme Bingo and more!  Pick up a copy of our Summer Calendar at the Welcome Center or click here to download a copy today! 


School's Out Cookout
Wednesday, May 25 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm 

All completed 6th through 12th grade students are invited to our 3rd annual School's Out Cook Out. You'll find us in the field beside The Shed with a Bubble Soccer, spike ball, corn hole, Frisbee, hot dogs and hamburgers, and tons of fun with friends!  Come celebrate the end of a fabulous school year with HM Student Ministry!


Middle School Pool Party 
Wednesday, June 15 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

If you're a rising 6th-8th grade student, you're invited to join other middle schoolers at our summer pool party!  Meet us at the neighborhood pool at Chimney Springs Subdivision for dinner, swimming, games and fun!


High School Pool Party 
Sunday, June 16 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm  

Are you a rising 9th-12th grade student? Join us at the High School pool party! We'll meet at Chimney Springs Subdivision for dinner, swimming, and tons of fun with friends! 

8. Crosstown Kids

Vacation  Bible School DONATIONS NEEDED!

HMUMC's Vacation Bible School (VBS) has the reputation of being one of the best summer programs in our area. And to top that off, it is FREE, which means we are able to reach far more children with the message of Christ each and every year. There are a lot of expenses that come along with serving over 600 kids! We are behind in our fundraising compared to past years, and we need your help! We couldn't offer this FREE outreach ministry without your support. Please consider making a donation to help our 2016 VBS campers.

Please click here to make a donation. Thank you so much for your help in making VBS at HMUMC one of the best summer outreach programs for kids in our community.


Special Needs Volunteers

The Special Needs Sunday school class supports children with developmental or physical disabilities. You'll find that serving in this classroom will not only be a blessing to our special needs children, but your life will also be blessed by the experience. Email 
traci.lowry@hmumc.org to learn more about volunteering once a month or as a substitute.


WinShape Camp 

Registration is open for completed 1st - 9th graders. WinShape Camp for Communities is the ultimate day camp experience. We combine sports, arts, recreation, Bible Study and worship into one incredible week, keeping them busy from 8am to 5pm each day. On top of that, your kids will be guided by some of the most fun and best trained summer staff in the entire country. 

Visit www.hmumc.org/winshape to learn more, register for camp, volunteer or make a donation to our scholarship fund.

9. General Conference
2016 United Methodist Church General Conference
May 10 - May 20

The United Methodist Church's top legislative body is currently meeting at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, the largest convention center in the Pacific Northwest.

General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church which meets once every four years. The conference can revise church law, as well as adopt resolutions on current moral, social, public policy and economic issues. It also approves plans and budgets for church-wide programs. 

There are multiple ways you can follow along with the 2016 General Conference. 

10. Free Books!

Free Books from Our Library

As we continue to Grow Together, our church library needs a new home due to construction. Please feel free to stop by the library, which is located by the bathrooms next to The Rooftop, and take home any books that you'd like! All of the leftover books will be donated to Christian Library International.

Upcoming Events
  • 5/19 - Last Day of Preschool
  • 5/21- The Pantry
  • 5/21 - Mountain View Baccalaureate
  • 5/22 - Graduation Sunday
  • 5/22 - New Worship Center Sneak Peek after 9:30am & 11:00am services
  • 5/22 - Worship services at 8:15am, 9:30am & 11:00am
  • 5/22 - Crosstown Kid's Worship @ 9:30pm & 11:00pm
  • 5/22 - Student Worship at 9:30am in The Shed & E3 classes at 11:00am
  • 5/22 - Mill Creek Baccalaureate
  • 5/23 - Foster Care Ministry Informational Meeting at 6:30pm -Blackshear Place Baptist Church
  • 5/25 - Last Day of School
  • 5/25 - Student Ministry School's Out Cookout
  • 5/29 - Memorial Day Sunday / Poppy Day
  • 5/30 - Memorial Day 
  • 6/5 - Promotion Sunday
  • 6/5 - Multi-Generational Worship Starts
  • 6/5 - VBS Open House
  • 6/6 - 6/10 - VBS
  • 6/12 - VBS Sunday
  • 6/13 - Red Cross Blood Drive
  • 6/15 - Middle School Pool Party @ 6:00pm
  • 6/15 - Foster Care Ministry Informational Meeting at 6:30pm
  • 6/15 - New Study: Bad Blood Starts @ 6:30pm
  • 6/16 - High School Pool Party @ 6:00pm
  • 6/19 - Father's Day 
  • 6/20 - United Methodist Men's Meeting
  • 6/22 - Student Ministry Gwinnett Braves Night @ 5:00pm
  • 6/29 - Student Ministry Helen Tubing Trip
  • 7/16 - 7/22 - WinShape Camp at HMUMC
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