Announcements for the week beginning in Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Fall Small Group Sign-Ups Going On Now

Looking for opportunities to develop deep-rooted relationship with God and each other?

Small Groups are for you!

Groups will begin the week of September 9th and last 5 weeks. Groups will not meet during Fall Break on the week of September 30th.

Please contact Marcie Garringer at the Church Office if you have any questions.

New Tuesday Bible Study

A new Bible Study will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 4th-Tuesday, Dec. 4th and will meet from 10am-Noon in the Church Library.

This study will cover Max Lucado’s Unshakable Hope and will be led by

Lillian Wysong.

Study Guides are $8.00 each. 

Call Lillian at the Church Office by August 21st to sign up for the class and leave a message for ordering the book.


Church-wide Date Night Saturday, August 25th

All couples are invited to the Fellowship Hall at 5:00pm for a short devotion on marriage, followed by your own personal date night.

Childcare will be provided for those who need it at 5pm in the children’s area. Supper and entertainment will be provided for your kids.

No set fee is required, but all donations will go to pay for the food and entertainment provided. Any extra will go into the youth fund to support their program.

Please plan to pick-up your kids by 9pm in the gym.


Sojourners Cruise

Everyone who is signed up for the Sojourners Cruise needs to bring another $150.00 per person by September 10th.


Registration Open For 2018 Men’s Retreat October 5-7 in Toccoa, GA.

The cost is $134 before September 3rd and $159 after September 3rd.

This year’s theme is BOLD. 

How do we, as men of God, pray, lead, and serve BOLDLY?

Deadline to sign up is September 12th.

Come for a great time of worship, fellowship and fun!

Registration cards are around the church or in the office.

Contact Beau Swafford or Mike Everett if you have any questions.

Hartwell First United Methodist Men’s Pig-Que Fundraiser

We will have BBQ plates with pulled pork, baked beans, cole slaw, and dessert for $10 per plate

and Cooked Whole Boston Butts for $25 each.

Tickets are available from any UMM member or the church office.

Funds will go towards supporting mission projects.

All Parents Of College Students Or Recent High School Grads

Please send the mailing address of any college students or recent High School grads that are going to tech schools and staying at home.

This is so prayer cards can be sent to encourage these new students in the next step of their life and for other groups to “keep in touch”.

Please email the students name and mailing addresses to or write the information on a card and place it in the offering plate.


New Pictorial Directory

Volunteers are needed to work the tables during the photography sessions. Please see the sign-up sheet on the sign-up table (clipboard). You will only need to meet and greet and make sure that they check their information.

We are creating a new directory to help put names with faces, connect with each other and reach out to new families.

All members and regular are encouraged to participate in the pictorial directory.

Photos will be taken September 4th-8th and September 10th & 11th

(Saturday, Sept. 8th is full).

Sign-ups for appointments will close on Sunday, Sept. 2nd and are in the Gathering Area outside the Fellowship Hall.

Each family photographed will receive a free directory & 8×10 portrait.

Other portraits may be purchased at your appointment time. They will be back in time for Christmas.

Please make sure that we have your correct address.

If you have dropped your land line and use a cell phone, please be sure we have the number correct.

If you have grown children, no longer living at home, please be sure we have their correct address and correct names if they have married.

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