Announcements For September 2018

New Pictorial Directory Photo Sessions

September 4th-8th (8th is Full)

September 10th-12th

All members and regular attendees are encouraged to participate as we make a new directory that will put names with faces, help us connect with each other, and reach out to new families.

Sign-ups for appointments end this Sunday, September 2nd and are in the gathering area outside the Fellowship Hall.

Each family that participates will get a free directory and an 8×10 portrait.

Should you want additional portraits, they will be available for purchase at the time of your session and will be available in time for Christmas.

Please have the following information with you to keep our directory up-to-date:

  • Your current address.
  • If you have dropped your land line and use a cell phone, please be sure that we have your current number.
  • If you have grown children that have moved away, please be sure we have their current address and their current names if they have married.

Volunteers Needed For Sign-In Table

We will need volunteers to work the tables during the photography sessions.

These volunteers will only need to meet people, greet people, and ensure that everyone checks their information when they check in for their session time.

Sign-up sheet is located on the sign-up table on a clipboard.

Thank you to all who are helping out in this important event!


Sojourners Meeting And Activity

Sojourners Meeting

Anyone over 50 is welcome to join The Sojourners every 1st Wednesday of the Month.

This month, their meeting will be in the Gym on Wednesday, September 5th at 11:30am.

Everyone needs to bring a sack lunch, but tea and desserts will be provided.

Sojourners Activity

The Sojourners will go picking apples at the Bryson Farm Orchard after lunch at

Belle’s Bistro at the Chattooga Belle Farm

Everyone is responsible for their lunch. We would also like everyone to give $3 to help pay for the cost of transportation with the bus.

RSVP with Beau Swafford at the church office.

Sojourners Cruise Reminder

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


Wednesday Night Supper Reminder For September 5th

Because we will be taking pictures in the Fellowship Hall on the week of September 5th, we will not be having WNS.

Please join us in later suppers for Poppyseed Chicken, Spaghetti, and Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin. Yum!


UMW General Meeting and Covered Dish Lunch

All women are invited to hear about an organization called Remember Nhu from their very own Cindy Hensley.

Remember Nhu seeks to end child slavery through prevention.

Cindy has traveled to Thailand to teach children who are at risk of being sold into the slave trade.

Please join us for a covered dish lunch and hear about how this organization is making a difference in the world.


UMM Breakfast

The UMM will be having their monthly breakfast meeting on

Sunday, Sept. 9th at 7:30am in the Fellowship Hall.

This meeting is open to all men! Join us as we discuss how, as men of God, we can grow and serve the Kingdom of God here on Earth.


Men’s Retreat October 5th-7th, 2018

All men should make plans to attend the men’s retreat this year in Toccoa, GA.

All rooms come with two beds, provided linens, and a private bath.

All meals are provided.

Cost prior to September 4th will be $134.00 while the cost after

September 4th will be $159.00.

Deadline for registration is September 12th so please see Beau Swafford or Mike Everett ASAP for more information and to get registered. Hope to see you there!



If you would like to be kept informed in regards to important church-wide information, we have text-messaging and e-mailing options for you!

For Text Updates, send a text to 81010 with the message containing just @hartwellf.

For E-Mail updates, send an email to


The Red Cross Blood Drive

A blood drive administered by The Red Cross will be held on

Tuesday, September 25th from 2pm-7pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Contact Morene Sokol at the church office to make an appointment.


Hart County Clothes Closet Food Pantry

The Food Pantry still needs the following items for those in need. Please leave your donated food 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 on Sunday, September 2nd:

  • Canned Meats
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Canned Fruit
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pinto Beans
  • Mixed Vegetables
  • Soup
  • Beef Stew
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Mixed Beans
  • Powdered Milk
  • Cereals


Community Project Items Needed

We are collecting 24 pack Crayola Crayon’s (Crayola Brand Only, Please)

and Glue Sticks

for a community project later this year.

Please continue to bring them to the special boxes located in the Overflow and outside the Fellowship Hall, or to the office.


Mission Opportunities

There are three mission opportunities available to sign-up for. We often ask God, “Why don’t you do something about the bad things that are happening in this World?”. God responds by reminding us that he put us on this Earth for a reason. This reason, of course, is to help those who are affected by these “bad things”. We each do this by bringing our gifts given by God together to help those in need. Let us all be encouraged by the example of Christ to serve the Kingdom of God here on Earth.

Habitat Build

Volunteers are needed for light construction (no experience needed). We will need donations for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well. Volunteers can also participate in a Bible study with the family. Please contact Kristi Zemaitis at or Marcie Garringer at for more information and to sign-up.

Mentor at HCHS

This program involves pairing volunteers with students from HCHS in need of a mentor.

If you are interested, please contact Marcie in the church office for forms.

Preschool Volunteer

Volunteers are needed both with the kids and behind the scenes in the Preschool.

Contact Renee Curry at the number listed in your monthly bulletin to find out how you can help.


Playground Fund

Donations are still needed to help purchase new playground equipment for the children.

While we can get financial support through grants, we will need more than we can get in the grant.

You can either make a check to the church and designate it for the Playground or you can drop loose change into the jars placed around the church.


Guest Readers

The preschool tries to have a mystery reader at the end of every week come and read a favorite children’s book to the children.

If you are interested in being a guest reader, contact Allyson Morris, Director at the church office.


Fall Small Groups

Fall Small Groups will begin the week of September 9th. Your group leader will remind you of the meeting time and place.


The New Church Doors Are Finished

HFUMC is very proud of the new doors God has provided. We would like to thank the Trustees and all who had a part in getting them completed and paid for.

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