January 20, 2020
Hey Student Min Parents and Students -

STUDENT MIN PROGRAMMING IS BACK TONIGHT but once again, it's going to look a little different than what you've grown accustomed to!!! Read below under our "What's Happening" headline to find out all the details for our WHERE ARE WE game tonight!

We hope we get to see many of you tonight as we bring a zoom game to life! If you don't already - follow us on social media (HMStudentMin on FB or Insta) for all the clues and details! But don't fret - if you're a social media free house, we're also posting our clues on our website at the same time we post to social media!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Heather McCreary
Student Ministry Program Manager

**David Benson - david.benson@hmumc.org; 706.248.7353
**Heather McCreary - heather.mccreary@hmumc.org; 404.457.9442
StuMin What's Happening
TONIGHT, January 27th

WHERE ARE WE? - the game we played on zoom two weeks ago - is COMING TO LIFE! TONIGHT!

DAVID AND HEATHER have a sweet treat in store for our students! But, you're going to have to FIND US to win! Starting at 6:35 tonight, we'll share a picture with a hint of our location! Don't worry, just like our digital game, we'll be zooming out as the night progresses! We'll be at two different locations so hopefully you won't have to go too far to find us! Prizes are for 6th-12th grade students only and are limited, so watch for clues and jump in the car to come claim your prize!
THREE WAYS TO WATCH FOR CLUES:
Follow us on INSTAGRAM: #hmstudentmin
Follow us on FACEBOOK: Hamilton Mill Student Ministries
Check our Webpage: www.hmumc.org/students



WHAT'S GOING ON IN STUDENT MIN NEXT?

At the beginning on January, we shared with our Zoomies the following:

Covid numbers in are area are still very high, so we've committed to virtual ministry for the time being. So for the next 60 days we have a plan!

We're dividing our months and planning different activities for each week! We know more important than anything for our students right now is connection. Here's our schedule:

*1st and 3rd weeks of each month: Small Group Connect - this will look a little different for each small group! We've empowered our small group leaders to connect with their groups twice a month. For some that might mean a zoom call, for others there may be some letter writing, and for even more there might be personal check ins with students. But we hope your student is engaging with their small group leaders and others in the group! **If your student is not currently connected with a grade specific small group and would like to be, now is a great time to join in! Please email me (heather.mccreary@hmumc.org) and we'll get your student's information to their leaders asap!

*2nd week of each month: We're planning TWO ZOOM CALLS - one for guys and one for girls! We'll be sharing details about these calls in the coming weeks, but we'll be diving deep into some topics that hit really close to home for our students! We want to empower and encourage them and we'll be doing just that!

*4th week of each month: We'll be hosting a fun zoom (or something a little different) for ALL STUDENTS. Think devo, fun activity, games! We want our students to connect with each other and have fun in the process! Next week we have a special surprise and it doesn't involve zoom! But, it is a SURPRISE! We'll give you a few hints early in the week via social media and we'll update you on Wednesday with the nitty-gritty details! Today's hint reflects back to last week's zoom - last week we played a game looking at items on a map. . . So start guessing what next week could be :-)
CALLING ALL 11th-12th Graders or Enrolled College Students!

We are seeking an unpaid social media intern dedicated to increasing awareness and engagement for HMUMC!

This person will work closely with the Director of Communications and team to determine the social media strategy and schedule. This intern's main goal is to develop, design, and prepare social media posts, at first primarily focused on The Pantry.
 
It is anticipated this role would require 2-3 hours of work each week, can be done virtually, and will run from end of January - May 2021. You will be asked to create a sample post once you apply.

If you are looking to share your skills and get some school credit, we hope you will apply! To learn more visit hmumc.org or email our Director of Communications, Carrie Smola, at communications@hmumc.org.
NEW VOLUNTEER HOURS @ THE PANTRY!

New Volunteer Hours Now Available! Sign up today!

The month of January isn't over and the HMUMC Pantry has already served 2500 boxes of food in 2021! As we continue to grow and meet the needs of our community, we are updating our volunteer hours! We truly need many hands to make it possible to serve over 650 families every single week.

This is a great opportunity for anyone 9th grade and above, with no pre-existing medical conditions that would preclude you from serving to come and help us throughout the week! We highly recommend parents and students serving together as it leads to great discussion, often times laughter, and a great way to grow and share a bit of Jesus' love as a family!

Here are our NEW VOLUNTEER HOURS:
Evenings:
Sundays 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Thursdays 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Mornings and Afternoons
Wednesdays and Fridays: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm*
*Stay for the whole time or just a two-hour shift!


Thank you for helping us continue to feed our community!!
SAVE THE DATE
Feb. 12-14, 2021

Come share the love with your HMUMC Family with a Valentine's Themed Drive-In Movie Night, Friday, February 12th at 6:30 pm or two other ways to connect with HMUMC throughout the weekend!

*FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12th: Whether you want to join us for a date night or a family night, everyone is welcome. We know this will be a special way to gather with your loved ones and have some fun together in a socially distanced way. In addition to the 2019 action adventure movie "Aladdin" by Disney Studios on the large outdoor screen, we will be providing bottled waters, bags of popcorn and a special Valentine's Day treat for the whole family! This new version of Aladdin is beautifully done and appropriate for all ages! 

There is no cost for the event, but we do invite you to participate in our collection of new socks and new or unused blankets as we share the warmth with our community who are experiencing homelessness. This collection benefits Desire Thy Portion who is a new missional partner of HMUMC that reaches out to people experiencing homelessness with the love of Jesus and meets their basic needs. Upon your arrival, we will have bins to place your donations. 

Arrival time will be between 6pm and 6:25pm, and our movie will begin at 6:30pm. Once you register, you will be given an arrival time. We ask that you sign up no later than Wednesday, February 10 so we can coordinate arrival times. Register today 


**WE ARE PREPARING FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP ON FEBRUARY 14th and we want to share pictures of you and your Valentine during our services (similar to our Veterans Day slideshow).

Your Valentine can be your kids, your pet, or your family. We'd love to see them all!

Please email your photo(s) to Paula Ragsdale at paula.ragsdale@hmumc.org by Sunday, February 7th to be included. If you submit a wedding or couple picture, please let us know how long you have been together!

We are also very excited for some upcoming "Share the Love" events so please stay tuned to your email and our social media channels to hear more. 

Last but not least - we're inviting all women to join a fun Women's Ministry virtual day together on Saturday, February 13th. Read today's email or visit our website for more details!

WORSHIP ONLINE WITH US THIS SUNDAY!

Join us for worship live on Facebook, our HMUMC website, or on YouTube at 9:15 and 11am this Sunday! And remember, current and previous worship services are always available online at: