#1. Worship This Week

This Sunday, September 25th at 9:15 am and 11:00 am

This Week's Sermon:

The Thankful Leper: A Story of Gratitude

by Pastor Wendy Jones

Scripture: Luke 17:11-19 & Mark 1:40-45

When we experience and come to know the love of Jesus – it changes us in ways we could never change ourselves. As people who have been transformed by Jesus – how can we not express our gratitude? When we return to Jesus with thankful hearts, we will discover this too is transformational.

Both services will also be available via live stream. You can find us at hmumc.org/live, YouTube, or Facebook Live.

We look forward to seeing you then!

#2. Wednesday Nights

Wednesday Night is the BEST Day of the Week!

Save your Wednesday nights for fellowship, a home-cooked meal, and growth groups for all ages. Our Wednesday nights together begin with dinner in the Worship Center from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Please note for the 2022-2023 season, the price for the meals are as follows:

  • Kids (ages 4- 10): $4.00 (Kids under 4 are free)
  • Adults: $8.00
  • Family Maximum: $30.00
  • All meals include a salad and dessert buffet

In order to ensure we have enough food for all, we'd love everyone to register for meals no later than the Sunday before if possible.

This week's meal is Salisbury Steak, Hashbrown Potato Casserole & Mixed Vegetables

Register for this week's supper here

Next week's meal is Chicken Parmesan Casserole, Pasta, & Roasted Broccoli, Garlic Bread

Register for next week's supper here

Following dinner, there are growth opportunities for all ages until approximately 7:45 pm.

Here are the programs available:

Wednesday Night Programming:

  • Spiritual Transformation: Practices that Change Us with Pastor Wendy
  • Women's Study: Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World
  • Disciple Fast Track: Luke and Acts with Pastor Jason
  • Wednesday Night Kids
  • Kids Choir
  • Wednesday Night Students (ends at 8:00 pm)

Learn more and sign up at hmumc.org/wednesday-nights

Pastor Wendy's Wednesday Night Class:

Spiritual Transformation: Practices that Change Us

Class Meets in the Worship Center

Every Wednesday through October 5th from 6:30 - 7:45 pm

When we say "yes" to Jesus, we experience an immediate transformation - we are made new! But that is just the beginning! As followers of Jesus, we get to live in an everyday relationship with God. It is through this relationship that God loves, grows, forgives, heals, shapes, and transforms us. If we want to experience more of God's transforming power in our lives we have to intentionally spend time with God. We do this in and through the regular practices of our faith. In this Wednesday night study, we will learn more about these ancient practices, we will try some of them out together and on our own during the week. Come join us!

#3. SAS Model Update

Thank you to everyone who participated in our church-wide Simplified Accountable Structure vote this past Sunday. HMUMC voted favorably to adopt the resolution to move to the Simplified Accountability Structure! 

Thank you for all of the great dialog, discernment, and questions that you've had to help us truly determine if this model makes sense for our church.

We want to say a special word of thanks to our fantastic Discerning Committee that worked hard, and spent many hours researching, presenting, praying, and advocating for this model. They are:

  • Tara Zaleski
  • Tommy White
  • Beverly Neville
  • Chris Brown
  • Carrie Smola

Thank you, team!

Our Administrative Council meets again next Tuesday, September 27th to talk through the next steps in our SAS journey and will be sharing that information with the church in the coming weeks. Thank you all again for your dedication and support of HMUMC!

#4. Sunday Morning Grow

Now is a great time to join an Adult Sunday School Class!
Adult Sunday School Classes meet every Sunday at 9:15 am
Learn more at hmumc.org/grow

We have several Adult Sunday School Classes that are in the process of starting a new study or getting back together again! Each class offers a different perspective and class of study depending on what you're looking for.

Here's some high-level info but be sure to visit hmumc.org/grow to learn more!

  • The Way: This class brings together people from many different backgrounds who want to grow spiritually, connect with each other, and care for the community. They are currently studying “Half Truths” by Adam Hamilton.
  • The Builders: This multi-generational class loves connecting faith and scripture with everything going on in the world. They are starting a new study on The Book of Ruth.
  • The Seekers: Join this mission-minded and supportive group of adults who build relationships with each other while studying the Bible. They are diving into Adam Hamilton’s “Words of Life” focusing on the Ten Commandments.
  • Women of Faith: This group of seasoned ladies seeks to grow through Bible study, fellowship, and prayer. They are excited to begin a new curriculum called “Transform” that will take us on a study of how to be a faithful and supportive community of disciples.
  • Solomon’s Porch: This empty nesters and beyond class enjoys coming together and having fun while growing in faith.

To learn more about these wonderful groups please visit hmumc.org/grow

#5. The Pantry


Please consider signing up for SATURDAY MORNINGS!

We continue to see sustained growth at the Pantry and continue to serve close to 550-600 families each week and unfortunately, our volunteer count continues to decline. Our regular volunteers are overworked and exhausted. We NEED YOU! If you've even thought about giving us a few hours on a Saturday morning, now is the time!

We promise you will have fun serving others AND it only takes a few hours on a Saturday morning so you can enjoy the rest of your day. The time is minimal but the reward is GREAT!

You can learn more about the Pantry and sign up for all volunteer spots here!

#6. Family Serve Night

Family Serve Night at the Pantry 

NEXT Tuesday, September 27th from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Family serve nights are back! Family serve nights are a great way for parents/grown-ups to model servanthood to their kids. This opportunity is for families only and is always a special way to serve our community as a family! Be sure to join us next Tuesday, September 27th from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.

Sign up here

We will post a sign-up about 2 weeks before our group is to serve in the Pantry. Mark your calendars: September 27, October 25, and November 15 from 6-7 pm. For groups and individuals, check out the pantry page on our website, hmumc.org/thepantry to view the many opportunities available to serve at the pantry. 

#7. Kids Ministry

Hello All!

We look forward to seeing you this Wednesday at 6:30 and Sunday at 9:15 am and 11:00 am! I would also love to see you at Family Serve Night next Tuesday night too. 

See you soon!

Many Blessings,

Traci Lowry

Director of Kids Ministry

Learn more at hmumc.org/kids

Wednesday Night Kids

Each Wednesday, at 6:30 (except for school breaks), kids will have worship, fellowship, and fun! 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. You can also pick up your child after choir at 7:15 as well. We have several options to choose from.

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

5th Grade Hangout

THIS Sunday, September 25th

4:00 - 5:30 pm in the Rooftop

Hey 5th graders! Our next hangout is THIS Sunday, September 25th. Come and hang out with us with a program specifically designed for your age group - we will play games, chat, and review a biblical message that's unique for you! We can't wait to hang out with you! Bring a friend and be prepared to have fun!

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:

  • JOIN US for another fun WEDNESDAY NIGHT: This week we are continuing our "Rooted" series where we will be talking about habits - join us from 6:30 - 8:00 Wednesday Night!
  • This Sunday we look forward to worshipping with you at 9:15 and then at 11:00 our SMS students will continue their series called "The Fall". Our Confirmation class (6th graders) will be talking about all things “Methodism”. Ask your student what they learned about the start and rise of Methodism and what they know about the global Methodist Church.

To learn more, be sure to check out our weekly newsletter!

Click here for The Note

We are always here if you need us!

David Benson - david.benson@hmumc.org

Heather McCreary - heather.mccreary@hmumc.org

Learn more about all of this and more at hmumc.org/students

#9. We're Hiring

Come Join Our Team!
Now Hiring: Director of Connections
Learn More at hmumc.org/employment

We are hiring for the newly designed position called the Director of Connections. The role of the Director of Connections is to lead people from being first-time guests to fully engaged members of Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church. The main responsibilities include execution of HMUMC’s Gather, Grow, Go and Give assimilation process as well as church-wide volunteer recruitment, training, scheduling, and recognition. The Director of Connections will possess a blend of 5 qualities: strategic thinker, creative, care-filled management of people, extroverted/energetic personality, and detail-oriented.

To learn more and to apply please visit hmumc.org/employment

#10. Prayer Requests

Prayer Requests

We wanted to remind everyone that your church staff is here for you. You can reach out for prayer requests through our church website at www.hmumc.org/prayer.

  • September 21 - Wednesday Nights at HMUMC
  • September 25 - 5th Grade Hangout at 4:00 pm
  • September 28 - Wednesday Nights at HMUMC
  • October 2 - World Communion Sunday
  • October 23 - Trunk or Treat at 4:30 pm

We have so many ways to serve at HMUMC! Please see just a few of the opportunities below. You can learn more at hmumc.org

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