Announcements for February 2020

UMM Breakfast Meeting

Important Information for April!!

UMM will not be meeting in April due to Easter and kitchen availability challenges.

 

Sojourners Monthly Activity – Thursday, February 20th

This month’s activity will be a tour of the Hart County High School College and Career Academy led by CEO Brooks Mewborn with a catered lunch prepared by the culinary students of our College and Career Academy.

Bus will leave at 10:00am. Contact Beau at 706-376-5803 for reservations by Wednesday, February 12th. The cost is $15.00.

Watch for info on the “Ark Encounter”

 

Wednesday Night Supper

Menus and Programs for February

 

February 12th

Menu – Chili and Baked Potato

Program – Children’s Talent Show

 

February 19th

Menu – Chicken and Dressing Casserole

 

February 26th

Menu – Pancakes – Preschool Fund Raiser

Program – Ash Wednesday Service at 6pm in the Sanctuary

 

Level Up Community Outreach BB Program

Level Up is open to 5th-8th grade boys in the community. We have a short devotion, lots of basketball, and close with dinner.

Meals and Gatorades Needed

If you would like to donate Gatorades and/or a meal for the boys (15-20), your generosity will be greatly appreciated.

If you would like to provide a meal, contact Marcie at 706-376-3164 or mjgarringer@comcast.net.

 

Whitworth Backpack Ministry

The Backpack Ministry will provide the women being released and put on a bus with a backpack of things they need to get home.

A list of needed items can be found on the tables around the church.

These items are specific to their needs and we will only need what is on the list.

The most needed item right now are puzzle/activity books.

Thank you for all of your continued support of our Prison Ministry!!

 

Save the Date for our Marriage Retreat March 13-14, 2020

Calling all couples in any walk of marriage!

Unplug from the busyness of your hectic life and join us for a weekend reconnecting with your spouse.

During this two-day event, you will laugh together and be equipped with powerful tools that you can use to strengthen your marriage, by ensuring that God is at the center of it.

Revitalize your marriage with the “Keeping the Fire Burning” Marriage Retreat this March 13-14.

It will be held on-site in our fellowship hall and childcare will be provided.

There is a $30.00 registration fee per couple.

Register now by emailing Beau Swafford at beauswafford@gmail.com or JoAnn Stone at joannstoneHFUMC@gmail.com.

 

What makes a Hero?

How does Jesus redefine hero?

The Lenten Study led by Dr. Allen Stewart and Small Group Study

Dr. Stewart will be preaching the Lenten Sermon Series on Sundays at the 9, 10, and 11am Worship Services beginning March 1st.

In addition, we are offering small group studies that will meet during the week to get more in-depth views and discussions.

Sign-up for Small Group Studies:

February 16th, 23rd and Wednesday Nights in the Carter Gathering Area (outside the Fellowship Hall) or Contact Beau Swafford at 706-376-5803 or beauswafford@gmail.com.

You are cordially invited to Hartwell First United Methodist Church’s first-ever Father-Daughter and Mother-Son Dance!

Come for a night of fun, dancing and dinner spent with the apple of your eye!

Friday, February 21, 2020

Held in the Fellowship Hall.

Doors will be open from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Chick-Fil-A will be served with dancing and music provided by a DJ afterwards.

$5.00 per person.

RSVP JoAnn: joannstoneHFUMC@gmail.com by Wednesday, February 19th

Announcements for January 2020

Happy New Year!

UMW Circle Meetings

Matheson-McCurry Circle / Tuesday, January 7th / 10:00am / Gym

O’Neal Perry Circle / Thursday, January 9th / 5:30pm / Fellowship Hall

Kinghorn Circle / Monday, January 13th / 12:30pm / Fellowship Hall

Circle of Love / Monday, January 13th / 7:00pm / Fellowship Hall

 

UMM Monthly Breakfast Meeting

The United Methodist Men will have their monthly breakfast meeting on Sunday, January 12th at 7:30am in the Fellowship Hall.

The breakfast is open to all men!!

 

Sojourners Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, January 8th / 11:30am / Fellowship Hall

Please bring a sack lunch, desserts and beverages will be furnished.

Our January program will be our annual BINGO. Please bring a prize for Bingo.

Sojourners Monthly Activity

Monday, January 20th / 3:00pm / Fellowship Hall

Join us in the Fellowship Hall to watch the movie, Overcomer.

Popcorn and drinks available. Pizza served at 5pm. Cost is $3.00.

 

Wednesday Night Supper

Suppers begin around 5:15pm and are a good way to fellowship with others.

There are yellow reservation cards in the pews and on the tables to fill out and sign-up for supper.

You may place them in the offering plate. Also, you may call the church office by 4pm on Mondays.

Menus for January

January 8th: Chicken Alfredo

January 15th: Roast Beef

January 22nd: Spaghetti

January 29th: Pork Loin

 

Church-Wide Soup, Supper and Dessert

Friday, January 10th at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall

Everyone is Invited!

Kick-off the New Year with a relaxed night of fellowship with your church family.

We added a lot of new members this past year…

Come meet some new folks and catch up with old friends.

Please bring a crockpot of soup and/or a dessert to share.

 

The Red Cross Blood Drive

Tuesday, January 14th / 2pm-7pm / Church Gym

Call Morene Sokol to make an appointment. 706-376-8921

Thank you for your support!

 

Hart County Clothes Closet Food Pantry – Donations Needed

Sunday, January 5th is our regular Sunday to bring food for the Hart County Food Pantry.

There is a box in the Gathering Area, back of the Sanctuary, or bring it by the church office.

Thank you for your continued support of the local Hart County Food Pantry in 2019.

We look forward to your continued support this year.

 

Start the New Year with a new Ministry

The Safety Team needs at least 12 more volunteers

For our Safety Team to be more efficient, and not overwork anyone, they need at least 12 more volunteers.

This is an important job, and not too time-consuming if we can get enough people.

Please consider volunteering.

Contact Alan Brown, Chairman of the Safety Committee.

 

Level Up Community Outreach Basketball Program

Level Up is open to 5th-8th grade boys in the community.

We have a short devotion, lots of basketball, and close with dinner.

Help Needed:

We will resume Level Up on January 27th.

If you would like to donate Gatorades and/or a meal for the boys (15-20), that would be great!

Gatorades can be brought to the church office.

If you would like to provide a meal, contact Marcie at 376-3164 or mjgarringer@comcast.net.

 

New Whitworth Backpack Ministry Beginning January 1st

When women are released from prison after serving their sentence, they are picked up by family or they are put on a bus to go to wherever they live.

Sometimes these women have a 24-hour journey, and some of them end up in a homeless shelter.

The women that are put on the bus will be our focus.

When they leave, they only get a set of clothing.

With this in mind, our new ministry will be to provide the women being put on a bus with a backpack filled with items that are specific to their needs.

We have a list of items below that we will need:

  • Toothbrush / Toothpaste
  • Hand wipes / Sanitizer (small size)
  • Travel size shampoo / conditioner
  • Wrapped roll of toilet paper
  • Paper / Notebook / Pen
  • Puzzle / Game book
  • Deodorant
  • Comb / brush
  • Tampons and/or pads
  • Small packs of tissues
  • Non-perishable snacks
  • $15 fast food gift cards

Currently, we have 30 backpacks. So, we will need back-packs too.

We have no way of knowing how many bags will be needed or when.

It depends on the number of girls released and put on a bus.

Please bring these items to Molly in the church office.

She will fix the bags and get them to Whitworth.

They will let her know when they are running low so she can restock.

This will be an ongoing ministry …

as long as ladies are being released, we will provide backpacks.

Thank you for all of your continued support of our Prison Ministry!!

 

 

Announcements for November 2019

In case you missed them, you can watch the services through the videos below.

9am Service, Sunday, October 27th

10am Service, Sunday, October 27th

11am Service, Sunday, October 27th

Monday Night, October 28th

Tuesday Night, October 29th

Wednesday Night 10/30 – Briarwood Brothers Concert

 

Thanksgiving Office Hours

The church office will be closed Wednesday-Friday, November 27th-29th for Thanksgiving.

 

Children’s Bake Sale

The children are hosting their annual bake sale on Sunday, November 17th and 24th after the 9am service, before and after the 10am and 11am services.

Proceeds go towards their Christmas Mission Project.

Baked Goods Donations

are needed for these Sundays. Please contact JoAnn Stone at joannstoneHFUMC@gmail.com or at the church office.

Everything is appreciated from whole cakes for holiday prep or individual treats to satisfy a sweet tooth craving!

 

Family Ministries Tailgate

Calling all families of children ages birth to graduation!

Join us for HFUMC’s first Family Ministries Event on Friday, November 8th, 5:30-7:30pm.

Hotdogs and drinks provided.

Bring a side and a chair and meet in the gym parking lot.

Childcare provided in the gym.

Don’t miss this great opportunity of fun and fellowship!

 

UMW Christmas Dinner

Monday, December 9th, 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Tickets will be $15 each.

Ticket sales begin November 10th and can be purchased at a UMW Circle Meeting, after the Worship Services or in the church office.

Men’s Breakfast

UMM will have their monthly breakfast meeting on Sunday, November 10th at 7:30am in the Fellowship Hall.

The breakfast is open to all men!!

 

Sojourners Monthly Meeting

The Sojourners will have their next monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 6th at 11:30am in the Fellowship Hall.

Please bring a sack lunch. Beverages and dessert will be furnished.

The program will be lead by a local florist showing seasonal arrangements.

 

Sojourners Monthly Activity

This month’s activity will be a trip to the South Carolina Botanical Gardens in Clemson with lunch at Village Bakery and Cafe on November 15th, 2019.

The bus will leave at 9:30am.

Please bring $3 for transportation. You will need to pay for your lunch.

Please call Beau Swafford at the church office to RSVP by November 12th.

Sojourners is open to anyone 50 years old and up. It is a great way to meet people and have fun and great fellowship.

 

The Piatigorsky Concert

The Piatigorsky Concert will be on Sunday, November 17th at 3:00pm in the Sanctuary. It will feature Katherine Calcamuggio and Mezzo Soprano.

 

Commitment Cards for 2019

Commitment Sunday was October 27th. If you couldn’t attend, you may still turn in your Commitment Card for 2020 by mailing it to the church, bringing it by the church office, or placing it in the offering plate next Sunday.

Cards are available in the Devotional Guide, the Church Office, and on the information tables around the church.

If you cannot make a financial commitment, please turn in your card to commit to pray and support the church through your presence, service and witness.

 

The Safety Team needs at least 12 more volunteers

In order for our Safety Team to be more efficient and not overwork anyone, they need at least 12 more volunteers.

This is an important job and not too time consuming if we can get enough people.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Alan Brown, Chairman of the Safety Committee.

 

The Red Cross Blood Drive

The Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, November 19th from 2pm-7pm in the Gym.

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

Our blood drive has donated 169 units of blood so far this year.

Thank you for your support! You can make a difference!!

 

Hart County Clothes Closet / Food Pantry

Sunday, November 6th, is our regular Sunday to bring food for the Food Pantry.

There is a box in the Gathering Area, back of the Sanctuary, or bring it by the church office.

 

Caring for the Aging Support Series

November is National Family Caregivers Month.

We will have an informational series consisting of insight and valuable information from professionals in the area. Each session will offer the opportunity to ask questions as well.

Tuesdays, November 5th, 12th, and 19th from 6:30pm – 8:00pm at HFUMC.

Elder Law / Planning

Presented by Bob and Ed Ridgway from Ridgway Law Firm.

Transitional Care Options

Presented by Terri Partain, President of Lake Hartwell Active Aging Resources.

Caring for the Caregiver

Presented by Mary Jones, Social Worker at Hart Care Center.

Please RSVP by Friday, November 1st to Marcie at the church office or email mjgarringer@comcast.net.

 

Christmas Supplies for the Women of Whitworth

Molly Boyd will be collecting supplies for the Whitworth Women’s Facility for Christmas.

Because of Security Requirements, certain items are not allowed. You must follow the list directions.

Every container must be plastic without pumps.

If you would like to participate in this Christmas Ministry, please bring your items to the back of the Sanctuary, to a box in the Gathering Area, or the Church Office.

Deadline is November 30th.

Shampoo – 10 oz. thru 16 oz. (plastic bottles-no pumps)

Conditioner – 10 oz. thru 16 oz. (plastic-no pump)

Soap – bath size bar-deodorant or moisturizing (no liquids)

Lotion – 10 oz. thru 16 oz. (plastic containers)

Toothpaste – 6 oz. thru 8 oz. – plastic tube (no pumps)

Toothbrush – NO Battery operated toothbrushes – individually wrapped

Deodorant – 2.6 oz. thru 3 oz. Suave / Secret – plastic container only (no roll-on, glass or liquid)

Socks – Plain – White only

Combs – STANDARD – NO POINTED END (RAT TAIL)

Hairbands – (pony tail bands) Black only

Honey Buns – must be individually wrapped

Individual Bags of Chips

Peppermint – hard candy (individually wrapped)

Black BIC* Ink Pens (no click pens)

Notebooks – No wire bound

Announcements as of Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Facebook Live

9am Service

10am Service

11am Service

Trunk or Treat Sunday, October 27th

The Trunk or Treat will be at 12:30pm in the Gym Parking Lot (after the 11 am service ends).

Cars are needed to hand out candy.

The best-decorated car wins a Home Town Gift Card

Spots will be marked closer to the Gym in the back parking lot.

 

Children’s Choir Performs

Monday, October 28th at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary.

 

Children’s Costume Party

Wednesday, October 30th at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall

Best Costume wins a prize!

 

Stewardship/Revival Devotional Guide

In the center of your Devotional Guide, you will find a Commitment Card for 2020.

Please prayerfully consider your commitment to HFUMC through your Prayers, Presence, Gifts, Service and Witness.

On Sunday, October 27th, we will have a special box at the altar to place your cards at the end of the service.

You can also mail them or bring them to the church office.

 

Children’s Mason Jar Project

Please keep your Mason Jars and continue to collect money through November to help with the Children’s Christmas Project.

When you are ready to turn in the money, either keep the jar and put the money in a baggie or turn in the whole jar.

Contact JoAnn at the office or email at joannstoneHFUMC@gmail.com for more information.

 

Caring for the Aging Support Series

Join us on Tuesdays, November 5th, 12th, and 19th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at HFUMC.

Join us for this informational series with guest speakers from the community.

Watch bulletins and emails for more details.

For more information or to sign-up, contact Marcie at mjgarringer@comcast.net.

 

Revival Schedule October 27-31st

Sunday, October 27th

Carol Dean Schreiner will be speaking at the 9, 10, and 11am services.

A Chili Cook-off will follow in the Fellowship Hall at 12Noon. 

Bring your favorite Chili. There will be a place to plug in your Crock Pots in the kitchen. We will put numbers on the Chili and you will have an opportunity to vote on your favorite. Fixings will be furnished. Bring your favorite desserts!

 

Monday, October 28th

There will be a Fried Chicken Supper in the Fellowship Hall at 5:15pm with a message from Carol Dean Schreiner to follow at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary.

The church will provide Fried Chicken along with mac and cheese, green beans, salad, rolls, and dessert. A box will be available for a love offering for the meal.

 

Tuesday, October 29th

There will be a covered dish supper in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30pm. Be sure to bring several of your favorite dishes.

The community is welcome to attend and bring their favorite dish as well so that there is enough food for everyone. Don’t forget those yummy desserts!

There will be a message from Carol Dean Schreiner in the Sanctuary after at 6:30pm.

 

Wednesday, October 30th

Join us for regular WNS at 5:15pm with a Menu of Roast Beef in the Fellowship Hall.

Be sure to join us after supper at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary for a special concert from The Briarwood Brothers Quartet.

The Briarwood Brothers Quartet is from Watkinsville, GA. Dean Evans, one of the group members, was born and raised in Hart County.

Join us as we receive a great performance from a very talented group.

 

October 31st from 6-8pm

We will be having our annual Boo Bash that is open to everyone!

Join us in the parking lot of the gym for games, bouncy houses, prizes, rides for the little ones and more!

 

Basketball Sign-ups

Basketball sign-ups for Children and Youth are continuing through to October 27th.

The sign-up sheets are in the Carter Gathering Area just outside the Fellowship Hall.

Sign-ups will end Sunday, October 27th.