Weekly Newsletter | March 14th

You're invited to experience lent at Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church!


Join our Facebook Group (click here) for daily devotionals! We will be reading through the Gospel of John every day of Lent. We'll be posting scripture and thoughtful questions to help guide your lent experience. 

I AM: Lenten Series

The purposes of the Lent are to deepen our appreciation of what Jesus has done for us, to grow our relationship with Jesus and to open our hearts and lives us to the transforming power of God’s love. No matter how long we’ve known and followed, there is always MORE to Jesus than we know.   

We can’t think of a better way of getting to know Jesus other than listening to and examining what he said about himself. Therefore, throughout the season of Lent we will be reflecting on Jesus’ I AM statements, recorded in the Gospel of John. 


John 15:1-8 | I AM the Vine | Pastor Wendy

The vine is the supplier and sustainer, the giver of life to all the other parts of the plant; the branches, the leaves and even the fruit. Jesus said, “I am the vine.” This self-proclaimed name for Jesus reminds us that we are dependent on Jesus, to be our sustainer and the source of all good things that come from or through us. 


  • Word & Table at 8AM | Modern at 9:15AM | Traditional at 11AM
  • Kids Choir will be singing at the 9:15AM & 11AM services!


  • March 16: Men's March Madness Event: eat wings and watch opening night of March Madness college basketball tournament! We’ll have several TVs in the student center streaming all the games starting at 7PM. It’s just $5 per person for 10 wings, including snacks and drinks. Click here to sign up and pay online by March 12.  
  • March 21: FYI 55+ Luncheon: Food, fellowship, prizes and fun for senior adults. Meet in the Student Center at 12pm.
  • March 19-26: Above All Love All Service Week! This is our annual service week where we go out into our community, spreading smiles and laughter, serving together in lots of different ways. There is something for everyone this week! With dozens of service projects, there are plenty of options like physical labor, painting, packing bags, writing cards, gardening. But ABOVE ALL, this week is a chance to LOVE ALL! Visit hmumc.org/aboveallloveall to sign up (Register soon! Some spots are limited!)

GROW in your relationship with God and others


We already have over 200 people ready to participate in our Lenten Study “Jesus Revealed: The I Am Statements of Jesus.” These groups will enrich what you gain from the sermons and strengthen your knowledge of the Gospel of John. If you are looking to connect with new people at Hamilton Mill UMC and grow in your faith, this study is the perfect opportunity to jump in. Join us!


  • Sunday Mornings
  • Wednesday Nights
  • Weekdays at various times

Sign up TODAY!

Sign up for a Lenten Grow Group


with Pastor Wendy | 6:30PM

On Wednesday Nights, join us for an opportunity to dig deeper into our Lenten Sermon Series, the I AM sayings of Jesus. We will explore and discuss other related scripture passages, examine other aspects of the imagery, and experience these metaphors in creative ways! 


Join us on Wednesday Nights for Supper at 5:30PM, followed by groups for all ages!

Wednesday Night Adult Grow Groups

  • Continuing the Conversation with Pastor Wendy
  • Encountering the Word with Pastor Jason
  • Grief Share 

Find a Wednesday Night Group


  • March 15: Johnny Marzetti (Hamburger Pasta Casserole) and Garlic Toast
  • March 22: BBQ Pork Chops, Corn Casserole, and Green Beans
  • March 29: Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole, Roasted Potatoes, and Lemon Broccoli
Click here to RSVP for Supper on March 15
Click here to RSVP for Supper on March 22


Our Kids Ministry is dedicated to partnering with parents to equip kids to lead Christ-centered lives.

  • Sunday Mornings | Nursery - 5th grade | 9:15AM & 11AM
  • Wednesday Nights | Supper at 5:30PM | Groups 6:30PM-7:45PM
  • For kids aged K-5th grade. Music, games, and Bible study!
  • Optional Kids Choir for 3yrs - 5th grade from 6:30-7:15PM
Learn more about kids + get signed up

Mark your calendar for this year's VBS!

JUNE 5th - 9th!

Registration is open now!! Visit hmumc.org/kids to register!

VBS is FREE for all participants, but that is only made possible by the generosity of our congregation. If you would like to give towards VBS this year, please visit hmumc.org/give and select "VBS" for your donation!


The Student Ministry exists to encourage, equip, and empower students to grow as disciples who lead others to Jesus Christ.

  • Sunday Mornings | 6th - 12th grade | 11AM
  • In the student center
  • Wednesday Nights | Supper at 5:30PM | Groups 6:30PM
  • For students to experience authentic worship, encounter Scripture, and engage in small groups split by grade & gender for deeper discussion.
Learn more about students


Drop in to chat with Pastor Wendy! Ask questions, catch up, get to know each other! Thursdays from 8:30am-10:30am!

THIS WEEK: March 16: Dunkin' in Flowery Branch (5915 Spout Springs)

NEXT WEEK: March 23: Starbucks in Buford (3265 Sardis Church Road)

GO and serve, making disciples at HMUMC and in our community.

  • Serve at HMUMC: Hospitality Team, Worship & Tech Team, Kids Ministry, Student Ministry, Kitchen Angels and so much more!
  • Serve with the Pantry: The Pantry is open every Saturday morning and feeds an average of 600 families each week, all with the help of generous givers and volunteers. Serving opportunities are available all week long!


March 19 - 26th

A week FULL of service projects for all ability levels! With dozens of options, there is something for everyone. Visit hmumc.org/aboveallloveall to sign up!


Easter Sunday is just around the corner on April 9th! On Easter Sunday, we will place flowers in the Worship Center and around the altar. As a symbol of resurrection hope, love, and peace you may donate these flowers in honor or memory of loved ones and take the plant home with you the following Sunday (April 16th) after our Easter Cantata. Each flower donation is $15 and will be a hydrangea or similar. The deadline to donate is March 26th. Follow the link below to recognize a loved one this Easter.

Donation for Easter Flowers

For Where Your Treasure Is, There Your Heart Will Be Also - Matthew 6:19-21

UMCOR GIVING | A message from Pastor Wendy:

  • THANK YOU for practicing what I preached! A few weeks ago, I preached about compassion, and it always moves us to act on behalf of others who are suffering. We provided multiple ways that you could partner with HMUMC and practice compassion right now. One option was an invitation to participate in a special offering for the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Specifically, to help support their efforts in responding to the devastation and recovery efforts following the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. You responded and put your compassion into action by giving $11,304.00! WOW - THANK YOU!!! 


  • text HMUMC to 73256 and follow the prompts
  • download the HMUMC app from the Android or Apple App store on your phone
  • mail your offering to: HMUMC Finance Office at 1450 Pine Rd, Dacula GA 30019
  • the easiest way to give a one-time or recurring gift is online!
Click here to give online

It's not too late to submit your giving pledge for 2023! To do so, please click here.