Announcements for the week of Sunday, February 10th, 2019

Wednesday Night Supper


February 13th – Chicken Pot Pie

Program: Continuing Bible Study on Israel


February 20th – No WNS due to carpet replacement in the Fellowship Hall from February 19th-22nd.


February 27th – Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin

Program: Continuing Bible Study on Israel


The Annual Piatigorsky Concert February 23rd at 2:30pm in the Sanctuary

The annual Piatigorsky Convert this year will feature Jack Sanders, Guitarist, and Linda Rosenthal, Violinist.

Both have traveled and performed extensively and are very talented.

The concert is open to anyone in the community and is free.

This is a great opportunity to experience extremely talented performers.


Sojourner’s March Activity

On Saturday, March 2nd, the Sojourner’s will be planning an afternoon trip to Anderson, SC for free ice cream at Bruster’s with a mystery adventure to follow.

Watch for details coming soon!


Donations Needed for Food Pantry!

Thank you for the huge response to bring food for the Food Pantry!

Because of demand on the Food Pantry this month, we would like to invite you to bring any of the following items on Sundays this month or anytime during the week to the church office:

  • Canned meat
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Mac and cheese
  • Any kind of dry beans
  • Peanut butter
  • Soup
  • Beef stew
  • Tuna
  • 1 lb. bags of rice
  • Cereal
  • Powdered milk


World Day of Prayer

The HFUMC Women will host a service at 11am on Friday, March 1st in the Sanctuary with lunch to follow in the Fellowship Hall.


Preparing for Lent – Save the Dates!

Ash Wednesday Service of Communion and Imposition of Ashes will be held on Wednesday, March 6th at 6:00pm in the Sanctuary.


Lenten Lunches

Wednesday, March 13th at 12 Noon in the Fellowship Hall at Hartwell First UMC

Wednesday, March 20th at 12 Noon in the Fellowship Hall at First Baptist Church

Wednesday, March 27th at 12 Noon in the Fellowship Hall at Cornerstone Baptist

Wednesday, April 3rd at 12 Noon in the Fellowship Hall at Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Wednesday, April 10th at 12 Noon in the Fellowship Hall at Sardis Baptist Church


Holy Week

Holy Wednesday Service will be held at 6:00pm in the Sanctuary on Wednesday, April 17th

Service of Nails will be held at 12 Noon in the HFUMC Sanctuary on Friday, April 19th


Easter Services

On Sunday, April 21st, we will have our Sunrise Service at 7:00am in the HFUMC Lake Lot and Easter Services at 9:00am, 10:00am, and 11:00am.

Announcements for the Week of February 3rd, 2019

10am Service

In case you missed the 10 o’clock service on Sunday, you can watch it here!

Due to technical difficulties, we could not record the 11am service. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Pre School Pancake Breakfast

Tickets can still be purchased from the church office for our Pre School Pancake Breakfast with proceeds going to the Playground Fund and Pre school Supplies.

Breakfast will include pancakes, fruit, bacon, juice, and coffee. It will be held from 8-10am on Saturday, February 9th in the Fellowship Hall.

Cost is $6.00 per adult and $3.00 per kid 10 and under.

Level Up Thanks You!

Thanks to everyone who donated Gatorades, money, and offered to prepare meals for the Level Up Community Basketball Outreach Program.

Your generosity to give to this community outreach program is truly a blessing!


Sojourner’s Monthly Activity – Festival of Keys Concert

On Saturday, February 16th, the Sojourners will go to the “Festival of Keys” concert being held at Anderson University.

If you are a fan of piano/organ music, you won’t want to miss this beautiful concert.

You will be responsible for your meal at The Hook prior to going to the concert.

The concert will cost $10 per person with $3 for transportation.

Call Beau for reservations at the church office before Wednesday, February 13th.


Sojourner’s March Activity – Save the Date – March 2nd

The Sojourner’s are planning an afternoon trip to Anderson, SC for free ice cream at Bruster’s with a mystery adventure to follow.

Watch for details in the coming weeks. Join us for our March fun!


Wednesday Night Supper and Program

Join us this month on Wednesdays at 6pm in the Fellowship Hall for a Bible Study series on Israel.

We won’t have Wednesday Night Supper or a Program on Wednesday, February 20th due to installation of new carpet in the Fellowship Hall.

February 6th – Spaghetti

February 13th – Chicken Pot Pie

February 27th – Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin


Hart County Clothes Closet / Food Pantry Donations Needed

Because of demand during this month, we invite you to bring any of the following items each Sunday during February or anytime during the week to the church office:

  • Canned Meat
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Any kind of dry beans
  • Peanut butter
  • Soup
  • Beef stew
  • Tuna
  • 1 lb. bags of rice
  • cereal
  • powdered milk

Thank you for your continued support of our local food pantry!!


Yard Sale Items Needed For Spirit Lake Mission Trip

We will be having a Yard Sale on Sunday, March 30th to benefit the Summer 2019 Mission Trip to Spirit Lake Ministry.

As you start spring cleaning, remember to save your stuff! We will start accepting donations on March 25th with no clothes, shoes, or books being accepted.


Save The Date – Marvelous Moms – April 25 & 27

Sponsored by: Forgiven Ministry

In Cooperation with Whitworth Women’s Facility

Announcements as of Sunday, January 20th, 2019

2020 Vision Home Groups

Our current sermon series is a reminder to keep our focus on the eternal home that awaits us with our Heavenly Father.

To help build this eternal home while we are here on this world, we focus on ways that we, as a church family, can help grow the Kingdom of God here on earth through loving God and loving people.

As we have seen a lot of growth as a church, we need to evaluate what we can do differently going forward to best serve those within our church family, our local communities, and beyond.

2020 Vision Home Groups have been created to facilitate these essential conversations about what we can do as a church going forward. The sign-ups for these groups are ongoing now so be sure to join a group to voice your visions for HFUMC!

2020 Vision Home Group Catalogs

2020 Vision catalogs are available on the table outside the Fellowship Hall. Select from any of the home groups available, fill out a connection card, and place it in the offering plate or the box on the table outside the Fellowship Hall.

Please contact Marcie Garringer with any questions or for more information.


Wednesday Night Supper Menu

Join us at 5:30pm on Wednesdays for a wonderful meal and fellowship. Please make reservations by contacting the church office or filling out a yellow reservation card and placing it into the offering plate.

January 30: Roast Beef


Volunteer Donations Needed For Community Basketball Outreach

Donations of small bottles of Gatorade are needed to serve at our Level Up Community Basketball Outreach. They can be dropped off at the church office.

Please contact Marcie Garringer if you have any questions.


Pre School Pancake Breakfast

The Pre School Board is sponsoring a pancake breakfast for Adults and Kids on Saturday, February 9th from 8-10am in the Fellowship Hall.

Pancakes, fruit, bacon, juice, and coffee will be served with tickets costing $6.00 per adult and $3.00 per kid 10 and under.

Tickets will go on sale on this upcoming Sunday on January 27th.


Save The Date – Marvelous Moms

We had great success with this last year and we will be doing it again this year on April 25th and 27th in Cooperation with Whitworth Women’s Facility and sponsorship from Forgiven Ministry.

More information will be coming soon.

Announcements for the week of Sunday, January 13th, 2019

Church Services from last Sunday

In case you missed our services from this past Sunday, we have posted them to our Facebook page for your convenience. Be sure to like our page for the latest updates from our church family from upcoming events to schedule changes due to inclement weather.

10am Service

11am Service


WNS Program

The program following Wednesday Night Supper this week will be a program on the Holy Land with pictures and information.

For those going on the Holy Land Tour on March 5th, we will be having a meeting at 6:30pm after the program.


Sojourner’s Movie Showing – “I Can Only Imagine”

On Monday, January 21st at 3:00pm in the Fellowship Hall, the Sojourners will be sponsoring a showing of the movie, “I Can Only Imagine”.

Popcorn and drinks will be furnished and Pizza will be served after the movie at 5pm.

For Reservations, call Beau Swafford at the Church Office.

Cost is $3.00 per person and can be paid at the door.


2020 Vision Home Group Sign Ups

Starting next Sunday, January20th, we will have sign-ups for our 2020 Vision Home Groups. These groups are a great opportunity to voice your vision for Hartwell First going forward.

We have experienced a lot of growth as a church and with that growth, we will need new vision and change to keep growing the Kingdom of God here on earth for many years to come!


Community Outreach Basketball – Food & Drink Donations Needed

We are opening our gym to 6th-8th grade boys in the community on Monday nights from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Coaches in the community run drills and a scrimmage. The boys get a weekly devotional and supper at the end.

We are in need of volunteers to donate bottles of Gatorade and/or provide a simple meal to feed 15-20 people.

If you are interested, please let Marcie know at or at the church office.


Save the Date for: Marvelous Moms

We had enormous success with this event last year so, with cooperation with Whitworth Women’s Facility and sponsorship by Forgiven Ministry, we will host this event again on April 25th and 27th. More information will be coming soon.


Announcements as of Sunday, January 6th, 2019

The 10am and 11am services are included below.

Be sure to head over to our facebook page at
to receive the latest updates on what is happening at HFUMC from cancellations due to inclement weather to the latest photos from events with our church family.

10am Service

11am Service

Office Hours for Tuesday, January 8th

The office will be closed Tuesday, January 8th for Staff Planning Day.


Wednesday Night Supper

Join us for a wonderful meal and fellowship as a church family this Wednesday, January 9th at 5:15pm.

The meal for this week will be Chili/Baked Potato.


UMM Breakfast Meeting

United Methodist Men will be having their monthly breakfast meeting on
Sunday, January 13th at 7:30am in the Fellowship Hall.

This is open to all men so join us to learn how we, as Men of God, can further grow the Kingdom of God here on Earth through loving God and loving people.


New Tuesday Morning Bible Study

Lillian Wysong will be leading a Bible Study starting Tuesday, January 8th and ending on February 26th.

This Bible Study will be based on the “Life and Ministry of the Messiah” by Ray Vander Laan.

The DVD and Study Guide for this Bible Study will be $8.00 together.

Please call Lillian at the church office to sign-up and order your study guide.


Hart County Food Pantry Donations Still Needed!

If you forgot to bring your canned food donations this past Sunday, please bring them next Sunday or by the church office during office hours.

They still need many food items, especially beef stew, rice, and other canned goods.


Brochures Available For Summer Missionary Cruise

Brochures for Paul’s 4th Missionary Journey Cruise with Dr. R. Allen and Tracey Stewart are available at the church office.

From June 19th to July 2nd, this cruise will include 11 days aboard the Norwegian Jade with 2 additional days in Rome.


Pictorial Directories Reminder

If your family had their picture made for our church directory, please pick up your free directory by stopping by the church office. There are a few additional directories for sale at $10.00 each.


Sojourner’s Sponsored Movie Screening

Join us in the Fellowship Hall on Monday, January 21st at 3:00pm for popcorn and soft drinks while we watch a showing of the movie, I Can Only Imagine, based on the true story of the lead singer of Mercy Me, Bart Millard.

We will have pizza after the movie at 5pm. To make reservations, call Beau at the church office. The cost is $3.00 per person.

Hartwell Reminder Service

If you would like up-to-date information in regards to service or activity cancellation due to inclement weather or other important information, please subscribe to our Text Reminder Service and/or our Email Reminder Service.

For Text: Send a text message to 81010 with @hartwellf as the message.

For Email: Send an email to

We will also post updates to our website at and our facebook page at in the event that service or activities are canceled due to inclement weather.


Flower Calendar

The 2019 Flower Calendar is located in the church office. If you would like to honor or remember loved ones by placing flowers in the church for worship services, call or come by the office to reserve a special Sunday to have them placed in the church.