#1. Worship This Week
Sunday, October 17, 2021
NEW Sermon Series: Words of Wisdom

This week's sermon title: The Beginning of Wisdom
by Rev. Jeremy Lawson

The Book of Proverbs is one of the most unique books in the entire Bible. It doesn’t tell stories or recount history or include any commandments. No, the book of Proverbs contains 31 chapters dedicated entirely to wisdom. So what is wisdom exactly? And more importantly, how does anyone obtain such a thing? According to Proverbs 9, “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” This week we’ll look at what the fear of Lord is—and isn’t—as we seek to find Godly wisdom.

We look forward to seeing you either in person or via live stream this Sunday, October 17 at 9:15 am or 11:00 am.

We look forward to seeing you Sunday!

#2. Wednesday Night is BACK
Join us TONIGHT for Wednesday Nights at HMUMC!

We would love for you to join us tonight for a delicious dinner and programming for ALL AGES!

Tonight's meal is Ham, Hashbrown Potato Casserole, Glazed Carrots, Cornbread, Salad & Dessert

Next Wednesday Night's meal is: Salsa Chicken, Spanish Rice, Mexican Corn, Salad, Rolls, Dessert

Be sure to register for suppers in advance by going to hmumc.org/wednesdaynightsupper

Please note: With the rise in Delta Variant of COVID 19 in our community, we will continue working to keep our congregants, particularly students and kids, safe. As we return to Family Ministry programming, our Kids and Student Ministry and Kids Choir participants will be strongly encouraged to wear masks in programming scenarios where safe distancing is not possible.

For more information visit hmumc.org/wednesday-nights
Back to the Basics Wednesday Night Study
with Pastors Jeremy, Jason, and Natalee 
September 1 - October 13 from 6:30 - 7:45 - No signup required

Let’s be honest, we’ve all had questions about the Christian faith that we felt like we were supposed to know but were too embarrassed to ask. Questions about God or the Bible or certain doctrines of the faith like baptism, communion, or the Trinity.

Tonight is the last evening of our 6-week Wednesday night study with Pastors Jeremy, Natalee and Jasons. For the past few weeks, we have covered all of the most essential fundamentals of the Christian faith called, “Back to Basics.”

Tonight's topic: What do we believe about Jesus and our mission of making disciples?

This class will also be available ONLINE via Facebook LIVE, or YouTube

Please join us either in person or online via either Facebook Live or YouTube- No registration is required. We hope you can join us!
Kitchen Angels Volunteers Needed Once a Month

Our Kitchen Angels prepare delicious home-cooked meals every Wednesday Night. Do you like the special feeling that comes from helping others all while having fun? Then we have a place for you! We need Kitchen Angels to serve once a month on Wednesday night from 4:30 pm- 7 pm during the school year. The amount of time involved is short, but the rewards are great!

Sign up today! (extra safety precautions are going to be in place to keep everyone safe)
#3. Fall Festival/Trunk or Treat
Fall Festival/Trunk or Treat Event
THIS Sunday, October 17th from 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Our annual fall festival is BACK! Gather your friends and family and head over to the church THIS SUNDAY, October 17th for our annual Fall Festival! This is a wonderful chance for kids to dress up in their Halloween costumes and have a fun and safe trunk-or-treating experience with LIVE MUSIC! No scary costumes and no pets, please. 

Calling all HOSTS
We Need TRUNKS! Please consider hosting a trunk!

Gather your family, small group, or a few friends and host a trunk. Go all out by dressing up and decorating your trunk OR simply park your car and provide candy for around 400 children. Come for some fun!

Trunk hosts may park and set up starting at 3 pm, so they will be ready for the crowd at 4 pm.

#4. Christmas Carolers Needed
Christmas Carolers Needed for Our Christmas Cantata
"Remembering the Story of Christmas"

Do you remember what a joy it brought to your heart last Christmas when after not being able to sing for so long, we were able to sing our beloved Christmas carols in worship? 

Well, this year’s Christmas Cantata taking place Sunday morning, December 19th is based on our favorite Christmas carols and the inspiring stories behind them, and we’re planning to present the cantata with orchestra. But to balance an orchestra, WE NEED MORE CHRISTMAS CAROLERS IN THE CHOIR! 

If you love singing Christmas carols, come to the Choir Room beginning October 5 and join us in our preparations for this wonderful cantata. 

Chancel Choir rehearsal will go from 6:30 – 7:15 P.M. and Christmas Choir will rehearse from 7:15 – 8:00 P.M. Don’t miss this extraordinary Christmas caroling opportunity! 

Interested, but have questions, or need more persuasion, reach out to Rev. Mark Locke at mark.locke@hmumc.org.

#5. NEW Starting Point Class
Starting Point: Our New to HMUMC Class
Sundays at 9:15 am | 3 weeks led by Rev. Jason Mincey 
Starts Sunday, October 24

Everything has a starting point-your life, relationships, education, your career. Faith has a starting point as well. If you're new to the faith, new to this church, just checking it out, or coming back to church after some time away, Starting Point is a great place to begin. 

Click here to sign up and invite a friend to join you!

Join us for ways to grow in your faith and to connect with others during most days of the week! More information can be found on hmumc.org/grow.

Learn more at hmumc.org/grow
#6. The Pantry
Here's what happening at the Pantry:

We have an URGENT Need for Canned Soup and Canned Protein (tuna, chicken, ravioli, spaghetti sauce with meat). We've had a supply issue with these canned items and could desperately use these donations!

We always need CEREAL! We are running out of cereal again and distributors can't get any so we appreciate any and all CEREAL donations when donating to the Pantry.

We always need Pantry volunteers all week long! For those of you that might not know, we need many volunteers throughout the week to make our Saturday morning food distribution a success. We have lots of options that can fit your schedule.

Check out our redesigned Pantry website to learn more and sign up!

Week Day Volunteer Hours: Wednesday and Fridays: 9 am - 11 am and 11 am - 1 pm.

You can learn more about the Pantry and sign up here!
#7. Kids Ministry
Hey Kids! We have so much in store for you each week in Kids Ministry!

Sunday Mornings
Be sure to come and see us at both our 9:15 am and 11:00 am worship times! We'll sing, dance, play games, and learn all about the love of Jesus!

Our nursery is available for children aged 3 months to 3 years and Sunday School programming is ready for kids aged 3 - 4 years (located on our lower level). All kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade can join us in the Rooftop each Sunday morning!

Wednesday Night Kids
Be Sure to Register Online at hmumc.org/kids
We don't have Wednesday Night programming this evening but we look forward to welcoming kids back next Wednesday at 6:30. Next week, kids will have worship, fellowship, and fun options. Our nursery will be available from 6:30 - 7:45 for children aged 3 months through Pre-K so parents can take advantage of the various activities at the church.

From 6:30 - 7:15 kids can choose to participate in our awesome Kids' Choir or traditional Kids Ministry and then all kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade will gather in the Rooftop at 7:15 - 7:45 for a Bible message.

Our Kids Choir is designed for kids aged 3 (as of September 1, 2021) through 5th grade, and focuses on providing kids a safe place to offer their God-given talents to God in worship, through a traditional choral experience and includes occasionally singing during Sunday morning worship, and an Advent/Christmas Celebration and usually a Spring musical. There’s a lot of learning, growing and fun along the way. For more information please contact Rev. Mark G. Locke, Minister of Music and Worship (Kids Choir) at 770-271-8855 ext. 109 or via email mark.locke@hmumc.org
 
Kids Ministry is designed for kids aged Kindergarten through 5th grade and will offer a blend of music, games, and bible study that goes deeper into the message from the previous Sunday. For more information, please contact Traci Lowry, Director of Kids Ministry at 770-271-8855 ext. 304 or via email traci.lowry@hmumc.org

Please note: With the rise in Delta Variant of COVID 19 in our community, we will continue working to keep our congregants, particularly students and kids, safe. As we return to Family Ministry programming, our Kids and Student Ministry and Kids Choir participants will be strongly encouraged to wear masks in programming scenarios where safe distancing is not possible.

Register for Wednesday Nights at hmumc.org/kids
5th Grade Hangout
October 24 4:00 - 5:30 pm in the Rooftop

Hey 5th graders! We had such a great time last Sunday, and we can't wait to see you again on Sunday, October 24th at 4:00 pm! We will play games, chat, and review a Biblical message that's unique for you! We can't wait to hang out with you!


For more information about any of these programs and to get involved, please contact Traci Lowry at 770-271-8855 ext. 304 or via email at traci.lowry@hmumc.org.

#8. Student Ministry
Hey, Student Min Parents and Students!
Here's what's happening in Student Ministry:

Upcoming Events:
Sunday Morning Programming! We look forward to seeing you for both Confirmation and E3 Programming this Sunday at 11:00 am!

Modern Parenting Class Each Sunday at 11:00 am in Room 339

Wednesday Night Programming Tonight: We look forward to seeing you all TONIGHT at 6:30 as we continue in our "What If" series. Please note: With the rise in Delta Variant of COVID 19 in our community, we will continue working to keep our congregants, particularly students and kids, safe. As we return to Family Ministry programming, our Kids and Student Ministry participants will be strongly encouraged to wear masks in programming scenarios where safe distancing is not possible.

Fall Retreat: October 22- 24! Registration is now closed but you can email Heather if you have any questions. For those who are registered, be sure to be on the lookout for an email from Ms. Heather over the coming days for all the retreat details! We are SO EXCITED!

We are always here if you need us!

David Benson - david.benson@hmumc.org; 706.248.7353
Heather McCreary - heather.mccreary@hmumc.org; 404.457.9442
#9. Men's Breakfast
Save the Date: Men's Breakfast
Sunday Morning, November 7th from 7:30 - 9:00 am

Calling all Men! Join us for some delicious breakfast on Sunday, November 7th from 7:30 - 9:00 am in the Student Center. We look forward to joining in fellowship and for a good meal.

Also, the next Men's Meeting is this Monday, October 18 at 7:00 pm. Join us for fellowship and a Low-Country Boil for dinner.
Hope to see you then.

#10. Veteran's Day Pictures
Veterans Day Pictures and Directory

Veterans Day Pictures
Due November 3

In honor of Veterans Day on November 11, our Military Support Group is once again gathering digital pictures of our military veterans. These pictures will be running during our pre-service loop both on Wednesday Night, November 10, and on Sunday, November 14. If you are a veteran or have an immediate family member who is a veteran, please send a digital copy of a picture (preferably in uniform close to the time of active duty) to paula.ragsdale@hmumc.org. Please include the veteran's name and branch of service with all submissions by November 3. We will be adding to our pictures from the last four years, so if you already submitted a photo, no need to resubmit.

Veterans/Military Directory

Our Military Support Group is also updating their directory so we can better honor our current and former members of the Armed Forces - If you are a church member and are a veteran or currently serving, or know someone who is, please let us know! Visit hmumc.org/veteran-directory to fill out the form so we can stay better connected. 
  • October 13 - Wednesday Morning Women's Biby Study at 10:00 am
  • October 13 - Wednesday Night Programming starting at 5:30 pm
  • October 17 - Fall Festival/Trunk or Treat 4:00 - 5:30 pm
  • October 18 - Monday Morning Bible Study at 10:00 am
  • October 18 - Men's Meeting at 7:00 pm (Dinner will be served)
  • October 19 - Tuesday Morning Christian Yoga at 9:15 am
  • October 20 - Wednesday Night Programming starting at 5:30 pm
  • October 22 - 24 - Student Ministry Fall Retreat at HMUMC
  • October 24 - Starting Point Starts at 9:15 am
  • November 7 - Men's Breakfast from 7:30 - 9:00 am
  • November 10 & 14 - Honoring Veterans (submit pictures by 11/3)