Historical Hall Photos Added

For those who have been asking about the photos on display on the TV in the Historical Hall, we have some great news!

We have added over 500 new photos to the existing photos that were being displayed. Please be sure to check them out while you are there!

LENT – time for self reflection and rededication…

Ash Wednesday marks the onset of the Lent, the 40-day period (excluding Sundays) of fasting and abstinence. It is called Ash Wednesday because at the church the faithful have their foreheads marked with ashes in the shape of a cross. The concept originated by the Roman Catholics somewhere in the 6th century. In the Old Testament, ashes were found to have been used for two purposes: as a sign of humility and mortality; and as a sign of sorrow and repentance for sin. Originally the use of ashes was a matter of private devotion. Later it became part of the official rite for reconciling public penitents. Putting a ‘cross’ mark on the forehead was in imitation of the spiritual mark or seal that is put on a Christian in baptism. This is when the newly born Christian is delivered from slavery to sin and the devil, and made a slave of righteousness and Christ (Rom. 6:3-18).

In this season of Lent, let’s take-on rather than give-up. Some ideas are:

  • Apologize to someone
  • Forgive yourself
  • Perform random acts of kindness
  • Delve into a book of the Bible
  • Serve someone in need
  • Visit a lonely person
  • Show someone you love them
  • Donate weekly to Clothes Closet
  • Celebrate with someone
  • Say “Please”
  • Say “Thank You!”
  • Have a heart of gratitude
  • Offer a word of encouragement
  • Tell someone you prayed for them
  • Invite someone to church
  • Tithe a week / month salary

Missions and Reminders for March 2017

The Red Cross Blood Drive

This will be held on Tues., March 20th from 2pm-7pm in the Fellowship Hall.

To make an appointment, please call the church office.

You Can Make A Difference


Nursery Volunteers Needed

Sunday mornings in the Children’s Nursery, 3-4 times a year

Please contact the church office if interested.


The Hart County Clothes Closet Food Pantry

Please bring your food items on Sunday, March 4th. Thank you for your generous support during February.

The Food Pantry still needs the following items:

  • canned meats
  • mac & cheese
  • canned fruit
  • peanut butter
  • pinto beans
  • mixed vegetables
  • soup
  • beef stew
  • canned vegetables
  • mixed beans
  • powered 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.

Thanks again for your support!!


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.


About the Lake Lot

The Hartwell First UMC Lake Lot is used and operated by the Church.

We allow members and others to use the Lake Lot for a $50.00 donation to the Church.

In order to use the Lake Lot, it must be reserved through the church office between 9am-4pm Monday-Thursday.

Preparing for Easter

We will continue our Lenten Sermon Series,

Pray Like Jesus, Rediscovering the Lord’s Prayer

by Don Underwood

on Sundays through Palm Sunday


Easter Egg Hunt!

Sunday, March 25th / 3pm / Lake Lot

Easter Bunny, crafts and snacks


Holy Wednesday Service March 28 / 7pm / Sanctuary

Service of Nails March 30 / 12noon / Sanctuary

Easter Morning Sunrise Service / 7am / Lake Lot,

Easter Worship Services April 1

9am Sanctuary

10am Worship Center

11am Sanctuary


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.