#1. Worship This Week
New Sermon Series: Courageous Faith
From the earliest days of his life in Nazareth to his final journey to the cross on Calvary, Jesus was the ultimate model of what it means to have courage in the midst of uncertainty.

Join us starting Sunday, January 9th, for our all-new sermon series, “Courageous Faith.” Together, we’ll take an in-depth look at the life of Jesus--from his baptism to his temptation in the wilderness and beyond—and discover how we can live and lead a life of courage and faith in the new year.

This Sunday, January 16, 2022, at 9:15 am and 11:00 am
This week's sermon: Holy Audacity
Scripture:  Luke 4:14-30

For most of us, it’s not uncommon to experience a challenging season of life and come out the other side feeling deflated. And yet when Jesus emerged from his 40-day temptation in the wilderness, Luke notes he wasn’t discouraged or exhausted but instead was energized and excited. In fact, he says that Jesus returned “filled with the Holy Spirit” and preached a daring—and even dangerous--first sermon. So what’s the secret to having a daring faith? Today, we’ll look at having the holy audacity to speak up even when others want you to sit down.

#2. Best Practices for Livestream
What are the best ways to livestream HMUMC each week?

Have you heard the good news? After several weeks of unexpected disruptions to the church’s internet service that knocked our services off-line, our Sunday morning livestream is officially back up and running at full capacity!

Of course, we have a number of different livestream options and channels for you to use on Sunday mornings. So, what livestream options give you the best quality experience?

If you want the best possible livestream on Sunday mornings, our HMUMC Tech Team highly recommends using any of the following options: 

Facebook Live has been one of our most popular streaming platforms, however, it’s also been the most consistently glitchy. Unfortunately, these are glitches that we don’t have any control over because it’s an issue with Facebook’s website, not our livestream. We’ll continue to report any issues to Facebook and hopefully, we’ll see improvement in the future.

Over the next several weeks, you’ll notice a number of new upgrades and enhancements to our worship livestream—including the ability to interact with other worshipers via our website livestream, so stay tuned!

In the meantime, know that we’re always wanting the best possible worship experience for all of our online worshipers, so please don’t hesitate to let us know how we can improve our livestream worship experience.

Be sure to bookmark these pages to view our worship services every Sunday! "See" you then!

#3. Wednesday Nights
Wednesday Nights are BACK Starting Wednesday, January 26th

As you read in Pastor Jeremy's Pastoral Note on Friday, we are delaying the start of our 2022 Wednesday Night Programming until January 26th in order to get through this latest COVID-19 surge and allow our ministry leaders and volunteers to get back to full strength.

We have so much in store for you! Join us Wednesday, January 26th, for supper starting at 5:30 pm and then stay for new programming from 6:30 - 7:45 pm!

The menu for January 26th is: Meatloaf, Hashbrown Potato Casserole, and Mixed Veggies

Be sure to register for supper by clicking here

Wednesday Night Programming starting January 26th:

  • The Gospel of Mark - Bible Study with Pastor Jeremy
  • Kids Ministry and Kids Choir
  • Student Ministry (goes until 8:00 pm)
  • GriefShare

Wednesday Night Programming starting February 2nd:

  • Wednesday Night Women’s Study 
  • Disciple 1 Fast Track with Pastor Jason
  • Pandemic Parenting Seminar 
  • LifeGroups for Young Parents (Launch February 9th, 6:30 pm)

For a full list of all grow opportunities and when they will be starting please visit hmumc.org/grow to learn more and to sign up as needed!

Learn more at hmumc.org/grow
Wednesday Nights with Pastor Jeremy
Starts Wednesday, January 26th at 6:30
Available In-Person or via Livestream

If you ever wanted a gospel that gets right to the point, look no further than the Gospel of Mark. Written in the mid-to-late 60’s AD, the Gospel of Mark doesn’t include details about Jesus’ life like the Christmas story, his genealogy, or lengthy teachings like the Sermon on the Mount. The reason why is because Mark has one goal: To get the reader to the good news of Easter Sunday as quickly as possible. 

Starting Wednesday, January 26th, join Pastor Jeremy for an in-depth study of one of the most unique books in the entire Bible: The Gospel of Mark. This class will meet in person in the Worship Center on Wednesdays starting at 6:30 pm. It’ll also be livestreamed on Facebook Live for those who are unable to attend in person. 

Learn more at hmumc.org/grow
Pandemic Parenting Seminar
Wednesday, February 2nd at 6:30 pm

Join us for a special one-night event as a panel of counselors and other experts help get parents, caregivers, and others through this new era of parenting. They can answer the tough questions and give expert advice on how best to stay ahead in this tough parenting world.

Then on February 9th, our small groups for parents will be available. This is a great way to connect and share with other parents and learn from our volunteer leaders. You can connect with other parents in similar age groups to learn from and grow with one another.

We sure hope you will join us for this very special opportunity to learn from others - know you're not alone!

Registration is strongly encouraged so we have enough space and more importantly, we can get your questions to our panelists prior to the event on the 2nd.

Register today at hmumc.org/grow or by clicking here
Grief Share
Wednesday Nights from 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm starting January 26th
Register at hmumc.org/grow

For many, working through the emotional and practical challenges that bereavement thrusts upon us is challenging and healing happens when we surround ourselves with others who understand what we are going through. And sometimes, the greatest healing comes from being there for someone else.

Grief Share is a 13-week small group series designed to help people begin the healing process in the aftermath of losing a loved one. You won’t be put under any obligation to talk if you don’t feel like talking, or to pray out loud, or anything like that. GriefShare is designed to provide a non-threatening, supportive and informative environment for all who participate so that the members of the group can draw encouragement and strength from one another.

David and Melanie Hutto will be leading our upcoming GriefShare class at Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church, and they would love to have you join them and the rest of the group.

You can sign up at hmumc.org/grow or email Pastor Jason at jason.mincey@hmumc.org to reserve a spot, or to ask any questions you might have about the class.
#4. NEW Weekday Grow Groups
We are excited about all the ways you can GROW in your faith at HMUMC!

In addition to the Wednesday Night Studies we mentioned above, we have many other ways to connect with others during the week! We have several new studies and groups starting! Visit hmumc.org/grow to learn more and to sign up!

Starting the week of January 17th (ONLINE ONLY):
  • Bridgebuilders - Thursday, January 20th at 7 pm via Zoom (see below)

Starting the week of January 24th:
  • Tuesday Evening Chancel Choir Rehearsal (January 25th, 7 pm). Contact Pastor Mark for more info at mark.locke@hmumc.org

Starting the week of January 31st:
  • Monday Morning Bible Study 1 Samuel (January 31st, 10 am) Register here

  • Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study (February 1st, 10 am) Register here

Learn more at hmumc.org/grow
Join our BridgeBuilders Group Online via Zoom
Every Other Thursday evening at 7 pm
New Study Begins January 20th

Our BridgeBuilders group began as a partnership between Kingdom Minded Ministries and Hamilton Mill UMC in the Fall of 2020 and has now grown to include persons from numerous different churches and backgrounds.

This group seeks to disrupt racism through our faith by growing in relationships with each other, engaging in difficult conversations, and participating in anti-racist activism together.

Our next meeting is Thursday, January 20th at 7 pm via Zoom. We'd love to have you join us!

To learn more and to sign up visit hmumc.org/grow
#5. We're Hiring
Come Join Our Team!
We are now hiring for an Executive Director

We are hiring for the newly designed position called the Executive Director. The Executive Director will function as Chief Operating Officer for HMUMC, positioned at the nexus of the clergy, lay staff, and church lay leadership to coordinate an effective, efficient, and compassionate operation. 

To learn more and to apply please visit hmumc.org/employment
#6. Kids Ministry
Hey Kids! We have so much in store for you each week in Kids Ministry!

Please join us this SUNDAY at both 9:15 am and 11:00 am and we look forward to seeing you for Wednesday Nights starting January 26th at 6:30 pm for all kids aged 0 - 5th grade!

Please note we don't have our Special Needs 9:15 am class this Sunday, January 16th due to the holiday weekend.

We can't wait to see you!

Happy New Year everyone and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Many Blessings,
Traci Lowry
Director of Kids Ministry

Learn more at hmumc.org/kids
5th Grade Hangouts Are Back January 30th!
Sunday, January 30th from 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Hey 5th Graders! We are so excited to welcome you back to HMUMC on Sunday, January 30th from 4:00 - 5:30 pm in the Rooftop.

Come for some fun and to learn more about Jesus!

See you then!
#7. Student Ministry
Hey, Student Min Parents and Students!
Here's what's happening in Student Ministry:

Upcoming Events:
Combined E3 and Confirmation this SUNDAY, January 16th, and Wednesday nights return January 26!

Saturday, January 22 - Sunday, January 23: Confirmation Retreat at HMUMC - We are looking forward to our annual retreat for our Confirmation participants.

Happy New Year! 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

Learn more about all of this and more at hmumc.org/students
#8. The Pantry
Here's what happening at the Pantry:

Did you know that The Pantry gives between 500 and 600 boxes of cereal each week? Cereal is a vital and tasty part of what we do and our shelves are in need of your help! Help us restock The Pantry with Cereal!! Grab a box (or five!) at your grocery store and drop them in the donation bins at the church. As always, we appreciate your help!

We 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!
#9. Men's Monthly Meeting
United Methodist Men's Meeting
Monday, January 17th at 7:00 pm

Join us this Monday night, January 17th for our first Men's Meeting of 2022! All men are invited to join us for an evening of fellowship, FREE dinner, and a relevant message.

#10. Preschool Registration
Preschool Registration Opens January 18
The 2022-2023 school year registration for our award-winning preschool begins in January. Please note in the fall of 2022, our preschool and MMO programs are combining into one comprehensive preschool program.
All registrations will take place in person at the church. 
Please see the dates below:
  • In-house/Currently Enrolled Students: January 18-27
  • Church Members: February 9th at 10:00 am
  • Legacy Families: February 9th at 10:30 am
  • Community-February 11 at 9 am

Tours of the preschool are available by appointment. To schedule a tour, please contact Jennifer Markham, Preschool Director, at 770-271-2783 or Jennifer.markham@hmumc.org

To learn about our Preschool programs, please visit hmumc.org/preschool
  • January 16 - Sunday Worship at 9:15 and 11:00
  • January 17 - Men's Meeting at 7:00 pm
  • January 20 - BridgeBuilders Zoom Session at 7:00 pm
  • January 22 - 23 - Confirmation Retreat at HMUMC
  • January 23 - Sunday Worship at 9:15 and 11:00
  • January 25 - First Chancel Choir Rehearsal of 2022 at 7:00 pm
  • January 26 - Wednesday Nights Return for Kids, Students, and Pastor Jeremy's class
  • January 30 - Sunday Worship at 9:15 and 11:00
  • January 30 - 5th Grade Hangout from 4:00 - 5:30
  • January 30 - Starting Point from 4:00 - 5:30
  • January 31 - Monday Morning Bible Study at 10:00 am
  • February 1 - Tuesday Morning Women's Bible Study at 10:00 am
  • February 2 - More Wednesday Night Programming Begins