Announcements for September 2019

Church Office Closed Labor Day

The church office will be closed Monday, September 2nd for Labor Day.

Small Groups Signup Dates

We will be doing a church-wide study on the book, Circle Up, by Andy Stanley.

Just as sports teams huddle up (or circle up) before a big game to go over the game plan and receive some words of encouragement from the coach, we should do the same.

This Bible Study will help you learn about why having better relations with one another can also help grow you spiritually.

Registration will be on Sunday, September 1st and 8th in the Carter Gathering Area.



Sojourners will resume their monthly meetings on Wednesday, September 4th at 11:30am in the Fellowship Hall.

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

The program will be on “Getting to Know You” led by Beau Swafford.

This month’s activity will be a lunch outing to Cowboys and Angels in Helen, GA with a visit to Baby Land on the way over.

The bus will leave at 9:30am. Please bring $5 for transportation.

Sojourners is open to anyone 50 and over and is a great way to meet people, have fun, and have great fellowship.


UMW General Meeting

All women are invited to the next United Methodist Women’s General Meeting on Monday, September 23rd at 12Noon in the Fellowship Hall.

This will be a covered dish lunch. Beverages will be provided.

The program will be on “Proud of our Past and Excited for our Future.”


UMM Breakfast Meeting

All men are invited to the monthly United Methodist Men’s breakfast meeting on Sunday, September 8th at 7:30am in the Fellowship Hall.

Register Now for the Men’s Retreat on October 4th-6th

The men will hold their fall retreat on October 4th-6th with Dr. Adam Hilderbrandt leading the retreat this year.

The theme this year will be Men’s Muster.

Registration cards are available on the tables around the church.

The deadline for early registration is September 8th and the last day to sign up is September 12th.


Methodist Men’s Boston Butt Sale

Tickets are on sale now for $35 per ticket for Boston Butts that can be picked up on Sunday, September 15th, 2019 from 11:30am to 12:30pm.

Tickets can be purchased from the men or picked up at the church office.


Wednesday Night Supper – Fun and Fellowship

Supper begins around 5:15pm followed by a program at 6pm.

The prices are as follows: $5 per Adult, $3 per High School and Middle School student, and $2 per child.

The family limit is $15 per family with all members of the family living in one household.

You can sign-up weekly by filling out the yellow reservation cards and placing them in the offering plate or by calling the office by 4pm on Monday.

Permanent reservations are available as well but please be sure to let us know by 4pm on Monday if you cannot attend as we need as accurate a count as possible to know how much food to cook.

Pickups are available but please let us know on your reservation if you would like your meal(s) to go. Pickups should be made by no later than 6pm when the kitchen closes.

Menus and Programs

September 4th

Menu: Poppy Seed Chicken         

Program: 7 Mindsets – ‘100% Accountable’ by David Buddenbaum


September 11th

Menu: Meatloaf

Program: 7 Mindsets – ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ by Courtney Hart


September 18th

Menu: Chicken Alfredo

Program: 7 Mindsets – ‘Live to Give’ by Brooks Mewborn


September 25th

Menu: Roast Beef

Program: Program from our 2019 Mission Trip


Marvelous Moms – You Can Still Help

Although registration for Marvelous Moms is over, you can still help with any amount donated to help sponsor the event.

The cost per child is $175 so donations will be needed to help defray the cost.

Simply put “Marvelous Moms” in the “For” line for your donation before placing it in the offering plate. Thanks for your support!!


Red Cross Blood Drive

The Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, September 24th from 2pm-7pm in the Fellowship Hall.

You can make a difference!!


Level Up Community Outreach Basketball Program – Meals and Gatorade Needed!

Level Up is open to 5th-8th grade boys in the community. There is a short devotion, lots of basketball, and dinner at the end.

Volunteers are needed to donate Gatorades and/or meals to feed 15-20 boys and coaches attending our weekly basketball program.

If you would like to provide a meal, contact Marcie at


Hart County Clothes Closet / Food Pantry

Please bring by your food donations to the boxes either in the Gathering Area, in the back of the Sanctuary, or bring them by the church office.


Preschool Community Service Project – Pet Bedding Items Drive

The Preschool’s current community service project is a drive to collect items such as old towels or blankets to be used for pet bedding as well as dog or cat food.

Items will be collected through Friday, September 13th.


Children’s Ministry – Important Information

All children must be checked in at the desk in the Children’s Area.

Each child gets a name sticker and parents will receive an sticker to be used when they pick up their children.

Anyone who is volunteering to help with Children and Youth must complete a special training session. If you missed the session on August 26th, you must contact JoAnn Stone for the make-up.

Announcements as of Sunday, August 18th, 2019

See our services on Facebook Live for this past Sunday!

10am Service

11am Service


Men’s Retreat October 4th-6th

All Men are invited to a weekend of fellowship and re-connection with what it means to be Men of God’s Kingdom.

Our retreat will be led by Dr. Adam Hilderbrandt this year with Men’s Muster as its theme.

Registration cards can be found on the tables around the church and must be turned in by September 8th for Early registration and September 12th as the last day to sign up.


Methodist Men’s Boston Butt Sale

Tickets are on sale now from the men or the church office for Boston Butts at $35.00 per ticket. 

Boston Butts can be picked up from 11:30am-12:30pm on Sunday, September 15th, 2019.


UMW General Meeting

On Monday, September 23rd at 12:00Noon in the Fellowship Hall, there will be a covered dish meal. All women are invited!!

The program will involve a short history of the women that each circle is named for.

Meetings for all four circles will begin back in September.

Please watch for the September Newsletter for dates and times.


Sojourners September Meeting

Sojourners are open to anyone over 50 and meet the first Wednesday of the month at 11:30am in the Fellowship Hall.

Please bring a sack lunch. Tea, water, and desserts will be furnished!

Anyone over 50 is invited to join this group for a great time and wonderful fellowship.

The Sojourners also have a special activity each month. Stay tuned for updates on future activities.

Their meetings will resume on Wednesday, September 4th at 11:30am in the FH.


Holy Land Tour – 5 Spots Remaining

Plan to join Dr.’s Allen and Tracey Stewart by the Sea of Galilee on their next trip to the Holy Land on Feb. 18-25, 2020.

Brochures are on the tables or can be emailed by contacting


Level Up Community Outreach B-Ball Program

Our community outreach basketball program resumes Monday, September 9th.

It is open to all boys in the community who are in grades 5th-8th.

Volunteers Needed – Meals and Gatorade

Volunteers are needed to donate Gatorade and/or provide a meal for 15-20.

Gatorades can be brought to the church office during office hours.


Reminders and Announcements

To get information in regards to mid-week deaths, inclement weather, or other important church-wide information, you can sign up for text or email alerts.

To sign up:

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

For Email: Send an email to


Attention Parents of College Students heading off to or returning to school!

In order to keep in touch with prayer cards and other forms of encouraging messages, please email your student’s name and mailing address to:

or fill out the form included with your weekly bulletin and place it in the offering plate.


Wednesday Night Supper

Wednesday, August 21st

Menu: Spaghetti

Program: 7 Mindsets “We Are Connected” presented by Mr. Steve Burton.


Wednesday, August 28th

Menu: Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin

Program: 7 Mindsets “Everything is Possible”


Marvelous Moms – Save The Date Saturday, September 7th, 2019

Volunteers are needed for a day that will bless them through loving others.

Applications are on the tables around the church and in the church office.

Please fill out the application and return to Molly in the office by this Friday, August 23rd.

Please call or email Molly at with any questions.


Announcements for the Week of August 14th, 2019

In case you missed it or want to watch it again, our Facebook Livestreams of our 10am and 11am services are included below.

Be sure to follow us at for the latest on what’s happening in the life of your church!

10am Service

11am Service

Marvelous Moms – September 7th, 2019

Applications can be found on the tables around the church, in the church office, or         e-mailed upon request from Molly

This is a wonderful volunteer ministry that will bless you.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Molly at


Preschool News – Humane Society Drive

During the month of August, we will have a marked bin in the gathering area outside of the Preschool to collect old towels and blankets to be used for pet bedding.

Thank you for all the support so far, especially with Open House.

Please follow us on Facebook at

Volunteers Needed – Children’s Ministry

Joann Stone, Children’s Director, is looking for people to serve in the Children’s Ministry.

Positions needed include the Nursery (once every four months), Sunday School, Wednesday Night Wild, Children’s Choir, and Acolytes.

Please fill out and tear out the form included in your weekly bulletin if you wish to volunteer!


5 Spots Left for Holy Land Tour!

Plan to join Dr.’s Allen and Tracey Stewart by the Sea of Galilee on their next trip to the Holy Land on February 18-25, 2020.

Brochures can be found at the tables around the church or emailed from Allen at


United Methodist Men – Save The Date – Men’s Retreat October 4-6

Dr. Adam Hilderbrandt will be leading the retreat themed, Men’s Muster, this year.

Adam is the Senior Pastor at Lawrenceville First UMC.

Registration cards are available in the church office and on the tables in the gathering areas around the church.


New Tuesday  at Bible Study

Lillian Wysong will be leading a new Bible Study on September 3rd based on the book by Shelia Walsh titled, The Shelter of God’s Promises.

This will be a 10 session and video-based study.

Please call Lillian and leave a message to order the study guide ($8.00) by August 25th.


Sojourners Meeting in September

The Sojourners will resume their monthly meetings on Wednesday, September 4th at 11:30am in the Fellowship Hall.

The activity will be announced in the September Newsletter.

Sojourners is open to anyone 50 years old and up.

It is a great way to meet people and have fun and great fellowship.


Wednesday Night Supper

We have weekly suppers in our Fellowship Hall beginning at 5:15pm followed by a program at 6pm.

The prices have stayed the same:

Adults – $5, MS and HS Students – $3, and Children – $2.

The family limit is $15 with all of the family living in one household.

Please make your reservations by filling out the yellow reservation cards found in the pews or contact the church office by 4pm on Mondays.

You may sign up weekly or turn in one card with permanent reservation marked.

Please let us know if you cannot attend if you have made a reservation as it is important for us to have an accurate count so we don’t prepare too much or not enough.

If you would like to have your meal to go, please let us know when you make the reservation.

Pickups need to be made by 6pm when the kitchen closes.

Menus and Programs

August 21st – Spaghetti

Program – 7 Mindsets – ‘We Are Connected’ – Steve Burton

August 28th – Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin

Program – 7 Mindsets – ‘Everything is Possible’


Safety Team Volunteers Needed

Several more people are needed on the Safety Team in order for each team to serve only once every two months.

This is a great way to meet new people as they visit our church.

New Email List Sign-Up

If you are currently subscribed to our email list and would like to keep receiving updates please fill out the form below so we can keep you updated! The reasoning behind this is we are switching our website over to a new system in the coming weeks and therefore will be discontinuing the current way we send out emails!


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Announcements as of Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Facebook Live – 10am and 11am Services

10am Service

11am Service

Congratulations to all High School Graduates! Our thoughts and prayers go with you wherever you go next in life!

Hartwell Interdenominational Ministry (HIM) – “Kaleidoscope” Quilt Drawing

We will be having a drawing for a beautiful handmade “Kaleidoscope” quilt donated by the Quilters from Hart County. As you can see from the picture below, it is destined to become a cherished heirloom. It measures 90″ x 102″.

Tickets are $5 each; 3 for $10; 8 for $20.

The drawing will be at 2pm during the Annual Pre 4th event on June 29th. Tickets are available in the church office from Molly.


Play and Silent Auction Thank You

We would like to give a special thanks to the people who helped to make the play and silent auction from this past Sunday a roaring success!

We would also like to thank everyone who attended the play and participated in the silent auction!

With help from all of you, we managed to raise $6,500 that will go to local missions and the upcoming mission trip to Spirit Lake in North Dakota.


Walmart Gift Cards Needed

We are collecting Walmart gift cards to present on behalf of our church to the Spirit Lake Ministries to purchase food for their food bank and school supplies for the children.

If you would like to donate a gift card, please bring it to the church office with the amount written on the card.

Please let Marcie know if you have any questions.


WOW Service – May 26th at 6pm

We will have a Special Memorial Day Celebration by American Legion Post #109 at 6pm with hotdogs and chips on land at the shelter after at 6:45pm.

Come by boat or by car to the HFUMC Lake Lot at 400 Methodist Park Lane Near Elrod Ferry and POC #3.

We will have WOW services all through June on June 2nd, 9th, 16th, and the 23rd at 6pm at the Lake Lot. More info coming soon!

Vacation Bible School

To register your children and/or to volunteer online, go to There are also registration forms in the Gathering Area, Overflow and Office.

We will have VBS on Friday, June 7th from 5:30pm-8:30pm with supper provided, Saturday, June 8th from 10:30am-1:30pm with lunch provided, and Sunday, June 9th from 9am-11am with a Family Hoedown following the 10am service!

Annual Methodist Men’s BBQ

On Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 from 11:30am to 1:30pm, we will have BBQ Plates with pulled pork, baked beans, cole slaw, and dessert available for Dine In or Carry Out.

The deadline for purchasing tickets is May 28th so be sure to buy your tickets from the church office or from the men.