Nicaragua Mission 2017 Bucket List

This is a list of items needed for the mission team’s Bucket List.
You can stop by or call Lewis Lumber (706-376-3288) to order.
Claw Hammer
Screw Driver Set
Phillips Head Screw Driver Set
Hand Saw
Hack Saw and Blades
Wooden Trowel
Bubble Line Level
30 Inch Level
Bucket Tool Belt
Channel Lock Pliers
Cresent Wrench
Box/Open End Metric Wrench Set
Wire Cutting Pliers
Tape Measure
Please help if you can! Thanks!

Stephen Ministry

Hartwell First United Methodist Church is a Stephen Ministry Church.

Stephen Ministers are members of your congregation who receive special training to provide one-to-one Christian care to people in our congregation and community who are experiencing grief, loneliness, divorce, hospitalization, disability,  job loss, and many other life difficulties.

God’s Love In ACTION!

“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”    Galatians 6:2

You can contact the church office (706-376-3164) to find out how to become – or receive care from – a Stephen Minister.

Up Coming Opportunities

UMM Breakfast

The United Methodist Men invite all men to breakfast on Sun. January 8 at 7:30am in the Fellowship Hall. This is the first meeting of the new year join us as we plan for 2017.  All men welcomed!

Cancer Support Group

A community support group for those impacted by cancer yourself or with a loved one. Please join our group for our meeting on Thursday, January 12/ 7:00pm. in the Church library. For more information, contact Joanne or Jim DeWeerth by email at: or call the church office (706-376-3164).

Small Group Opportunities 

Winter Small Group Sign-ups begin Jan. 15th.   Join us for a Church-Wide study, “Creed” by Adam Hamilton, that will dive into the Apostles Creed.  Allen will do a sermon series on “Creed” as well.     A variety of other groups will also be offered.

Red Cross Blood Drive / Tuesday, January 17

The Blood Drive will be held from 2-7pm in the HFUMC Gym.   If you would like to sign up for an appointment time,  please call Morene Sokol 706-376-8921.

Sojourners Will Attend Passion Play

Sojourners will attend The Passion Play in Travelers Rest, SC on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The Coach bus will hold 52 passengers and your reservations must be made by Wednesday, January 22nd. There will be a $3.00 gratuity for the bus driver due at sign up. Call Jane Neil – 706-376-2442 for more info and to sign up.


United Methodist Women invite the ladies of the church to visit one of their circle groups!

This organization has more than a 100 year history of ministries to women, children and families in our community and around the world. Each of our UMW groups are unique in their focus & together they work for the same goals. Each circle and their meeting times are listed below. We hope you will visit.

Matheson Circle – First Tuesday of the month  – 10am  – Gym

Kinghorn Circle  – Mon. Jan 9  – 12 noon  – Library

O’Neal Perry Circle  – Thurs. Jan 12  – 5:30pm –  Fellowship Hall

May Lily McCurry Circle – Wed. Jan 18 – 3pm  – Fellowship Hall