Announcements as of Sunday, November 18th, 2018

No Wednesday Night Supper

There will be no WNS or Wednesday Night Activities this week due to Thanksgiving being on Thursday, November 22nd. Please enjoy this time with your family and let this be a time to give thanks to the Lord who gives us blessings abundant including the freedom to gather together and share a meal.


December Event For The Little Ones – Breakfast with Santa

Santa Claus is coming to Hartwell First to have breakfast with all the good little boys and girls in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, December 2nd at 8:30am.


A Night Of Great Music To Remember The Miracles Of Christmas

Our very own Hartwell First Chancel Choir and Orchestra will be presenting:

Christmas is Calling

Sunday, December 2nd at 7:00pm

Join us as we get into the true spirit of Christmas by remembering that Christ came to Earth to save us from sin and to show us how to love our neighbor as we love ourselves.


Christmas Supplies for the Women of Whitworth

Molly Boyd is collecting supplies for the Whitworth Women’s Facility for Christmas.

Due to security requirements, only the following items can be accepted and the directions of these items must be followed. Let’s make this Christmas one that not only helps out these women with the necessities but also reminds them that they are loved.

Every container must be plastic without pumps.

  • Shampoo – 10 oz. thru 16 oz. (plastic bottles – no pumps)
  • Conditioner – 10 oz. thru 16 oz. (plastic – no pump)
  • Soap – bath size bar – deodorant or moisturizing (no liquids)
  • Lotion – 10 oz. thru 16 oz. (plastic containers)
  • Toothpaste – 6 oz. thru 8 oz. – plastic tube (no pumps)
  • Toothbrush – NO Battery operated – individually wrapped
  • Deodorant – 2.6 oz. thru 3 oz. Suave / Secret – plastic container only (no roll-on, glass, or liquid)
  • Socks – Plain-White only
  • Hairbands – (ponytail bands) Black only
  • Honey Buns – must be individually wrapped
  • Individual Bags of Chips
  • Peppermint – hard candy (individually wrapped)
  • Black BIC Ink Pens (no click pens)
  • Notebooks – No wire bound

The deadline for all items to be submitted for this mission is November 30th.

Thank You to all who have supported this mission so far!


Red Cross Blood Drive

Could you be the blood type that saves a life? With just about every type of blood from A to O and beyond is needed to save the lives of patients in need of blood transfusions.

The Blood Drive for this month will be held on Tues., November 20th from 2pm-7pm in the Gym.

You Can Make A Difference!!


Sojourner’s Annual “catered” Christmas Luncheon

Although the December activity is still in the planning stages, we will have a catered Christmas Luncheon on Dec. 5th at 11:30am in the Fellowship Hall.

Reservations can be made by calling Beau Swafford and leaving your name and phone number.


UMW Christmas Dinner

UMW invites you to partake in a celebration of the miracles of Christmas with the family of this church over a night of entertainment and a wonderful catered meal on

Monday, December 10th at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Tickets are on sale now from November 1st to December 1st for $15.00 per person and can be purchased from various UMW members and the church office.

There will be a great program and door prizes so be sure to hold on to your ticket. It will be used in the drawing for prizes.


Star Search – A Musical

Children from our Children’s Ministry will be presenting a musical on

Sunday, December 9th at the 10:00am service.


Senior Dinner and a Night of Irish Entertainment

Singles over 55 are invited for a dinner in your honor at 4:45pm in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, December 9th.

Afterwards, we will go to the Celtic Christmas Concert presented by Carroll Brown and Harry O’Donoghue. They will entertain us with songs and stories both original and traditional from Irish culture. This is always a fun and entertaining night.

Announcements for the week beginning with Sunday, November 11th, 2018

Mission Trip to North Dakota

Those who are interested in going to help with Spirit Lake Ministry from

June 15-21, 2019.

Projects will include light construction work as well as an opportunity to give the kids of Spirit Lake an awesome Vacation Bible School experience.

Applications and a $100 deposit must be submitted by November 14th.

Please contact Marcie Garringer for more information.


Important Information Regarding The 2019 Holy Land Tour

Those who are interested in going with Dr. R. Allen Stewart March 5-12, 2019 must submit the initial registration form with $600 per person to EO Tours by

November 19th. They must be mailed to EO Tours this week if you want to go.

The total cost of this trip for 8 days per person is $2696.

Explore the town of Jericho, stand atop the Mount of Olives, and much more on this special trip.


Brochures Available for Summer Cruise

Join Dr. R. Allen and Tracey Stewart for 11 days aboard the Norwegian Jade with two days in Rome from June 19 – July 2, 2019, in

Paul’s 4th Missionary Journey Cruise.


Breakfast with Santa

All kids are invited to have breakfast with Jolly Old Saint Nick himself at 8:30am on Sunday, December 2nd.


Christmas Cantata

Join us for a special musical celebrating the miracles of Christmas and more importantly, the miracle of God sending his son Jesus down to Earth.

It will be at 7:00pm on Sunday, December 2nd. It will be an entertaining musical put on by our own Chancel Choir and Orchestra called Christmas is Calling.


Children’s Christmas Musical

At our Contemporary Service at 10:00am in the Fellowship Hallour HFUMC Children will present the musical, Star Search.


Sojourner’s Christmas Dinner

Everyone over 55 years old is invited to a dinner at 4:45pm in the

Fellowship Hall on Sunday, December 9th.

Annual Celtic Concert

Carroll Brown and Harry O’Donoughue will entertain us with their Irish, original and traditional Christmas songs and stories.

Join us in the Sanctuary at 6:00pm on Sunday, December 9th for a fun and entertaining night!


Collecting Christmas Supplies for the Women of Whitworth

Molly Boyd is collecting supplies for the Whitworth Women’s Facility for Christmas.

Please see the list of items in your monthly bulletin and purchase only those items included in the list.

Because of security requirements, only certain items are allowed. Please follow the list directions carefully.

Every container must be plastic without pumps.

Please bring your items to the back of the Sanctuary, the box in the Gathering Area, or to the Church Office by November 30th.


Wednesday Night Supper

We will be having Meat Loaf in the Fellowship Hall this Wednesday starting at 5:15pm.

Next week, we will have Pork Loin on Wednesday, November 28th and will begin our Advent Study based on The Living Nativity by Larry J Peacock hosted by our very own Dr. Allen Stewart

Announcements as of Sunday, November 4th, 2018

Mission Opportunity with Spirit Lake Ministry

There will be a mission trip to a reservation located 8 miles south of Devils Lake, ND.

Work projects include (but are not limited to) light construction work such as building wheelchair ramps and painting houses.

A portion of the mission team will provide a Vacation Bible School experience for the children of the reservation at the Ministry Center.

Anyone who is interested should see Marcie Garringer in the church office for more information and an application to submit by November 14th with a deposit of $100.

Another $400 will be needed by December 21st for a total of $500 per person.

2019 Holy Land Tour

Paul’s 4th Missionary Journey Cruise

Join Dr. R. Allen and Tracey Stewart aboard the Norwegian Jade for 11 days with 2 days in Rome from June 19th – July 2nd, 2019.

Brochures are available in the church office for both Paul’s 4th Missionary Journey Cruise and the 2019 Holy Land Tour.


In case you missed it this past Sunday…

Proceeds will go towards their Christmas Mission Project. Please contact Emily Davis if you wish to donate baked goods.


2018 Commitment Cards Reminder

If you have not turned in your 2018 Commitment Card yet, you can do so by placing it in the offering plate, mailing it, or dropping it by the church office.


Christmas Supplies for the Women of Whitworth

Molly Boyd is collecting supplies for the Whitworth Women’s Facility for Christmas.

Due to Security Requirements, only the items specified in the supplies list, located in the overflow table or the table across from the kitchen, are allowed.

The deadline to turn in items is November 30th. Let’s do our part as a church family to share the love of Christ to the Women of Whitworth!


UMW Christmas Dinner

All women are invited for a great night celebrating the miracles of Christmas.

There will be a wonderful catered meal, a great program, entertainment, and door prizes.

Tickets will be available in the Carter Gathering Area from November 1st to December 1st. Each ticket costs $15.00 and must be saved for the drawings for prizes.


The Living Nativity Wednesday Night Study

Dr. Stewart will lead an Advent study on The Living Nativity – Preparing for Christmas with St. Francis by Larry Peacock on Wednesday Nights. Our next sermon series on Sundays will be based on this study as well.

This is a great book that incorporates narrative, reflection, and prayer into daily meditations.

The book can be ordered online but we also have a few in the church office for $12.00 each.


Sojourner’s November Meeting

All Sojourner’s are invited to a meeting at 11:30am in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring a sack lunch. Tea, water, and dessert will be provided.


Sojourner’s November Activity

All Sojourner’s are invited to a trip to the Dillard House on Monday, November 12th.

The cost per person is $30.00 and includes lunch, beverage, tax, gratuity, and transportation.

Please make your reservations by calling Beau Swafford at the church office and leave your name and phone number. The deadline for reservations is Wednesday, November 7th. 

We will leave the church at 10:00am. Join us for a fun and relaxing lunch and fellowship.


The Red Cross Blood Drive

The Blood Drive for this month will be held on Tuesday, November 20th from 2pm-7pm in the Gym.

Please contact Morene Sokol to make an appointment.

All blood types are needed and can save many of the lives of those in need of transfusions.

Announcements as of Sunday, October 28th, 2018

Come One, Come All to our annual Boo Bash held in the parking lot behind HFUMC!

There are rides, games, prizes and more! Hotdogs, chips, sodas, and water will be available for all attending. There are many fun activities available, so join us this Wednesday from 6-8pm!

Due to the festivities taking place Wednesday, there will be no Wednesday Night Supper this week. We hope you will join us for a fun-filled night this week instead!


Mission Opportunities – Spirit Lake Ministry June 15-21 2019

If you are interested in helping those in need on a Native American Reservation, stop by the church office and pick up an application from Marcie in the church office.

Applications and a $100 deposit are needed by November 14th.

Please contact Marcie Garringer for more information if you have any questions about the trip.

Brochures Available for Two Special Trips

2019 Holy Land Tour

Join Dr. R. Allen Stewart for a special trip touring the ministry of Jesus through Jerusalem and the surrounding areas March 5-12, 2019.

From a trip to visit the oldest functioning church built around the cave revered as the birthplace of Jesus to praying at the Western Wall and sitting on the Teaching Steps where Jesus once taught, there is something educational and engaging to take part in!

Deposits are due soon and the final payment will be due by December 3rd.

Paul’s 4th Missionary Journey Cruise

You can also join Dr. R. Allen and Tracey Stewart from June 19-July 2, 2019 for 11 days aboard the Norwegian Jade with 2 days in Rome.

Brochures for both trips are available in the church office.



Daylight Savings Time Reminder

This Sunday, November 4th, be sure to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed.

Sojourners Trip Reminder

The Sojourner’s will be going to the Dillard House on Monday, November 12th. We will leave the church at 10:00am. You can make reservations for you and your friends by calling Beau Swafford at the church office and leaving your name and number.

The cost is $30.00 per person and includes lunch, beverage, tax, gratuity, and bus.

Please, sign-up by Wednesday, November 7th.


Pictorial Directory Picture Pickup Reminder

If your family had directory pictures made but did not buy any additional copies, your free 8×10 is in the church office. Please stop by and pick it up. Thanks!


November/December Upper Rooms are in the Vestibule and Gathering Area Table.