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:

The Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) invites you to join us for a
Drive By/Farewell Care Parade
Honoring
Rev. Cynthia Jackson, Associate Pastor

Join us at
        Ben Hill United Methodist Church Annex/Parking Lot on
June 28, 2020 from 2-3PM
(Participants please position your cars on Austin Rd. by 1:45PM. You may make signs).

This is a celebration to wish Reverend Jackson a fond farewell as she begins her appointment as Associate Pastor at Lawrenceville First UMC. Gifts can be provided as well.

Rev. Jackson, we have been blessed to have you minister to us for the past two years. Your passionate style of preaching has touched our souls and uplifted our spirits. Thank you for your support and counsel to our sick and shut in and to our other ministries. We will miss You and Your Family. Please continue to pray for us as we will continue to pray for You.
-Your Ben Hill Church Family
Thank you to everyone that participated in Vacation Bible School this week. We had a great time! We are grateful that many families took this journey with us. If you missed out on VBS this year and still want to access the materials, please e-mail Kristan at kjonesscales@benhillumc.org. Materials will be accessible until July 22, 2020.
Are you looking for a way to deepen your understanding of the scriptures? This summer Ben Hill UMC is offering online Bible studies. If you are looking for a way to connect with others, learn something about scripture, and deepen your faith, sign up today! 
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.
Sympathy
May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief.
Please accept our sincere condolences.
 
Onequa Hampshire (M) on the loss of her mother
Paula Marie Brown Jones (R)

Rev. Carol Snype Crawford (M) on the loss of her sister
Yvonne Snype (R)

Helen Carithers (M) and Dorothye Carithers Henderson on the loss of their sister
Rubye Carithers Perrier (R)

Eddie Phillips (M) on the loss of her cousins
Oliver Fountain (R) and Jim Fountain (R)

Iona Walker (M) on the loss of her nephew
Kendall Brown (R)

Health Resources and Community Events
Lauren Bailey, rising senior at Spelman College and life-long Ben Hill member, has a platform called “Sheakers” that highlights women who are passionate about sneakers and being a part of the sneaker community. Due to the current events of the world, specifically the killing of unarmed Black man Ahmaud Arbery, Sheakers is hosting a sneaker drive in honor of Ahmaud due to his love of running and being active. On Saturday, June 27th from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Sheakers will be collecting gently used or new sneaker donations in the Austin Road Parking Lot. Sneakers donated will be going to various shelters, running clubs, and youth programs in Atlanta in honor of Ahmaud.
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.
June 2020
Register/re-register to vote. A lot of voters are being purged from the system. Make sure all family members and friends have completed theirs. LET’S NOT forget about the SENIORS at home and in nursing homes.

July 2020
Go out to your BUREAU OF ELECTIONS (BOE) and learn your state's voting laws and timelines. Educate the masses!

August 2020
Make sure you have proper, up to date identification. Check expiration dates, name changes etc.

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
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.

June is Men's Health Month
Register today for the 3-Part Webinar Series for Men.
Join us this  Wednesday at 2:00 pm  EST for part 3 of the 3-part series. Hear from leading experts on men's health. Register in advance for this webinar by clicking the link below.
 
  Upcoming...
Part 3: Wednesday, July 1 - The Path Forward:  Improving disparities in healthcare access, policies and research for the health and well-being of diverse populations beyond COVID
Allan Levey, MD, PhD | Clinton Dye, PhD | David Satcher, MD PhD | Patrick Griffith, MD | Ambassador Andrew Young | Sheryl Heron, MD, MPH | Patrice Harris, MD, MA