We are so excited to welcome back all our Ben Hill children and youth for Sunday School beginning this Sunday, September 13, at 10:30am. Classes will meet via Zoom. Register so you can attend the first session that will kick off with a lesson from our youth and children's ministers. We will explore lively, age-appropriate activities—including games, crafts, and creative play—accommodating various ways kids learn. Please complete the registration at the link below to sign up and receive more information. Invite a friend to join in the fun too!
LAST CALL! The Ben Hill family needs courageous leaders to make Ben Hill UMC the best it can be for the building of the Kingdom of God. The Nominations and Leadership Development Committee (NLDC) is seeking servant leaders who are ready to serve the community in ministry and embed the Church’s Vision. If that’s you, please consider the list of open positions and click below to learn more and complete the Interest Form. Questions? Email us at nld@benhillumc.netSubmissions due ASAP, but no later than September 13, 2020.

Open positions for 2021:
-Ben Hill Training Institute chair
-New Disciples work area chair
-Legacy Endowment Giving chair
-Evangelism work area chair
-Veterans work area chair
-Generation Y.E.S. (Young Adults) work area co-chairs
-Church Council Member-At-Large
Ben Hill Legal Ministry
The Ben Hill Legal Ministry seeks to create a resource guide to include practicing attorney members of our church who desire to offer legal counsel to our members and the community. If you are interested in being included, please provide your name, contact information and areas of practice that you would like printed in the guide. 

Please forward this information to the Ben Hill Legal Ministry at bhlegalministry@gmail.com. 
The Food Bank is in URGENT need of canned goods and plastic bag donations.

In an effort to support the growing need for food assistance during this difficult and unprecedented time, the Ben Hill Food Bank is reaching out to our church ministries. If your ministry budget permits, please consider purchasing items in the food donation list below.

FOOD DONATION LIST
  • Breakfast Food -- Cereal, Grits, Oatmeal 
  • Boxed or canned Milk 
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruits 
  • Canned Meat
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Loafs of Bread 
Ministries should bring the food items to the Food Bank Drive-Up on Wed. (10:30am-12:30pm) or Saturday (10:30am-12:30pm). Donating is simple: 1) Place the food in the trunk of your car.  2) When you arrive, call the Food Bank at (404) 344-0618 X 1115 or (404) 314-2241, and someone will meet you to take the food from your car. All donations are touchless--keeping our donors and volunteers safe.

OTHER WAYS TO DONATE:

PLASTIC GROCERY STORE BAGS
Also, we need (lots of ) plastic bags, the type used at grocery stores. 

MONETARY DONATION
In lieu of donating food items, please consider making a monetary donation by check or online as follows:

CHECK
Make payable to Ben Hill UMC and specify "Food Bank" in note area. Mail to
Ben Hill UMC, ATTN: Food Bank, 2099 Fairburn Road SW, Atlanta, GA 30331

ONLINE
Make your contribution at benhillumc.org/giving. Click "Food Bank" under the Select a Fund options.


We are thankful and grateful to ALL BHUMC Ministries, Families and Friends for your support. Your generosity and steadfast support of the Food Bank and the families who depend on the essential services it provides are appreciated. Please let us know if you are able to help by contacting Vicki Callaway at (404) 314-2241 or vcallaway@aol.com.
The Prayer Ministry will host Corporate Prayer every Wednesday from 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm. Corporate Prayer will feature a prayer of thanksgiving, a reading from the Upper Room Daily Devotional, and intercessory prayer. We will be inviting Clergy and Laity to pray the intercessory prayer. 

To attend Corporate Prayer, please call: (712) 770- 4936, Access Code: 627746. When calling in, please mute your cell phones. If you call in on a landline please turn the volume down on televisions, radios, etc. We look forward to everyone calling in and praying together. To submit Prayer Requests, please visit: benhillumc.org.
During this season, we want to remind you of the benefits of Stephen Ministry. Stephen Ministry is a collection of specially trained lay people who are trained to listen and provide Christian care for people during the most challenging parts of their lives. It is confidential, one on one, and gender specific. Stephen Ministers are assigned to an individual for about an hour a week. This is especially meaningful for individuals who may be alone during the pandemic, who are grieving, who have a challenging health diagnosis, and who are finding it hard to deal with the challenges in their life.

If this sounds like you, please contact us via email: annex@benhillumc.org and we will be happy to walk along side you. You can also call the church office and ask to speak with Beverly Register or Rev. Tillman.
Sympathy
May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief.
Please accept our sincere condolences.

Mrs. DuWanna Thomas (M) on the loss of her grandmother and Mrs. Donna Pendleton (R) on the loss of her mother
Mrs. Annabell Gaddy Marshall (R)

Gladys McBride (M) on the loss of her sister
Hazel Scroggins (R)

Mona Ramsey Haygood (M) on the loss of her mother
Marsha Ramsey (M)

Gloria Robinson (M) on the loss of her brother
Alvin W. Hollaman (R)
Health Resources and Community Events
Be Ready for 2020
On Primary Election Day, several polling locations experienced technical difficulties and long wait times. Voter suppression is real and we must continue to be prepared for the 2020 election. Below is a suggested timeline to follow in preparation for November.
#BeReady2020.
September 2020
Print a copy of what your voting ballot will look like from the BOE website. Study it, learn more about the candidates and their platforms

October 2020
Determine where your polling location will be and the hours it will be opened. Lines are going to be long and systems may "go down" plan for November 3rd 2020!
#BeReady2020


The next election will be on Sept. 29, a Special Election to fill the Georgia Fifth Congressional District seat. Early voting will begin September 8, 2020.

Voting by Mail (Absentee Voting): The Secretary of State has a new website where residents can request an absentee ballot for the November 3, 2020, General/Special Election by mail.

Go to https://ballotrequest.sos.ga.gov/ to learn more. Residents can also go to the Fulton County's Absentee Ballots page to download an application or go to the My Voter Page.

For the September 29 Special Election, residents can use the Fulton County's Absentee Ballots page to download an application or go to the My Voter Page.

Register to Vote: Have you moved? Make sure your voter registration is up to date. The voter registration deadline for the Nov. 3, 2020, General Election and Special Election is Oct. 5, 2020. Learn more about how to register to vote

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7 Questions Patients Might Ask About Managing Risk and Wearing Masks
Initially, individuals were told not to wear face masks. This was intended to preserve personal protective equipment for health professionals on the front lines of COVID-19 care. But now it is more important than ever that everyone do their part and #MaskUp to stop the transmission of COVID-19. As the U.S. continues to grapple this new normal of wearing masks as part of their daily attire, patients might have questions.
Senior Food Assistance Program
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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms launched the City of Atlanta Senior Food Assistance Program to support seniors with food insecurity during COVID-19 by partnering with meal and grocery delivery organizations. Seniors who reside in the City of Atlanta and are struggling to receive access to food during this time may apply to be a part of this program by completing this survey found here. You may also contact ATL311 for information or help with filling out the survey by dialing 311 within the city limits or (404) 546-0311.

Specific program eligibility requirements are listed below:
  • Reside in the City of Atlanta;
  • Age 60 or older;
  • Low income (household income at or below 80% of the AMI);
  • Not participating in any other senior food assistance program and meet one of the following criteria:
  • Unable to leave home;
  • Unable to prepare meals for themselves; or
  • Unable to procure or utilize commercial home delivery services.
* Completion of the survey does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

What to do if you cannot view the stream
Here are some helpful tips if you should encounter any issues with accessing Ben Hill's Live Stream:
  1. Try a different Web browser. Most browsers should work but if your web browser is not showing the stream, try a different one. 
  2. Try going to the Ben Hill UMC Facebook Page and view the Live Stream there.
  3. Try the phone app. If you do not have the Ben Hill app, download it from your app store and view the steam from there.
  4. Access StreamingFaith.com as another option to view the live stream.
On Sunday mornings, live chat is available on the Ben Hill website if you should encounter issues and need additional help.

New! Tune into the sermon by using Sermon by Phone.
The Sunday service will be made available at 9:15am on Sundays by dialing in at:

Links to Connect on Sunday Mornings: