2017 Christmas ShoeBoxes for United Methodist Missionaries

Churches in Honduras receiving Christmas Shoe Boxes

Costa Rica missionaries

Carlos and Karla Brown minister to the families of prisoners.

Their prisons are a far cry from our prisons.



Each shoe box should have a coloring booklet in it telling the story of

the Birth of Jesus.


In 2017 you shipped 12,695 Shoe boxes to

Methodist Missionaries in nine (9) different countries.

This is a lower number than expected, but we were busy

with Hurricanes in:

Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and the virgin Islands.

We are looking for more missionaries.


For more information on the Christmas Shoe Box Ministry


The United Methodist Disaster Relief Warehouse

3220 Hwy 31 South, Building F

Decatur, AL 35603


for your closest “HUB.”


In Other News

Calling All Seamstresses

We need your help repairing our fellowship hall chairs.

Contact the Church office if you can help.


Small Groups (Sign ups end on Sunday, Feb. 4th) and Other Reminders

Small Group sign-ups end on Sunday, Feb. 4th.

If you would like to participate in the church-wide study, “Pray Like Jesus”, or one of the other variety of groups, please fill out a Connection Card. Connection Cards can be placed in the offering plate, Small Group table outside the FH, or brought to the church office.

Groups will begin the week of February 18th and run for six weeks.

For more information, please contact the Church Office

 Missions and Reminders

The Hart County Clothes Closet Food Pantry

Please bring your food items on Sunday, February 4th. Let’s help the Food Pantry get off to a good year by bringing food. Winter can be a hard time for many. Please bring canned meats, mac & cheese, canned fruit, peanut butter, pinto beans, mixed vegetables, soup, beef stew, canned vegetables, mixed beans, powdered milk, cereals. Please leave items in the basket at the back of the Sanctuary; in the box near the door of the Gathering Area; or bring by the Church office.

Used Ink Cartridges

The John Benson Chapter, of our local DAR is collecting used ink cartridges. Please bring them to the red box at the overflow table or for larger items please bring them to the church office.


Organizational Meeting for the World Day of Prayer and Other Reminders

Organizational Meeting for the World Day of Prayer will be at Faith Lutheran Church 691 Benson St. Fri. Feb. 2nd 10am.

All those interested in participating in the program are asked to attend or contact the Church Office

World Day of Prayer is March 2, 2018.


Preparing For Easter

We say The Lord’s Prayer as a part of our Worship Service, but what if we made it a part of a Daily Spiritual Practice?

Practice acknowledges that we can grow better overtime.

Join us for this powerful Lenten Sermon Series, Pray Like Jesus, Rediscovering the Lord’s Prayer by Don Underwood

The series will begin Ash Wednesday, February 14th through Psalm Sunday.

Events for this Series

Ash Wednesday, February 14th

5-6pm WNS / FH

6pm / Sanctuary Communion & Imposition of Ashes

Dessert Social will be held after the service with our guests, Sardis Missionary Baptist & First Baptist Richardson Street

Please bring desserts to the FH by 6pm


Lenten Lunches Start at 12 Noon

February 21 – Hartwell First UMC

February 28 – First Baptist Church

March 7 – Cornerstone Baptist Church

March 14 – Sacred Heart Catholic Church

March 21 – Sardis Baptist Church


Holy Wednesday Service March 28 / 7pm

Service of Nails March 30 / 12noon / Sanctuary

Easter Morning Sunrise Service / 7am / Lake Lot

Easter Worship Services April 1

9am Sanctuary

10am Sanctuary

11am Sanctuary


Here are some photos from 2017