Announcements for the week of March 26th, 2019

10am and 11am Services on Facebook

If you missed our 10am service, we have a recording of it on our Facebook Page.

Please be sure to subscribe to our page while you’re there for the latest photos, videos, and news going on in your church family!

Due to technical difficulties with equipment at our 11am service, only our 10am service has been recorded. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

10am Service


Wednesday Night Supper and Program

March 27th

Menu – Parmesan Chicken Breast

Program – Continuing Lenten Bible Study


April 3rd

No Wednesday Night Program or Activities due to Spring Break.


April 10th

Menu – Roast Beef

Program – Lenten Worship Service at 6:00pm in the Sanctuary



UMM Bird House Build

The Methodist Men will be hosting a Bird House Build on Saturday, April 13th beginning at 9am in the church gym.

Children are encouraged to bring a parent or grandparents to help them build the houses while we will have a few men who will be available to help out as well.

To make sure we have adequate supplies on hand for all who are interested in building Bird Houses, we ask that you fill out the form on your weekly bulletin indicating how many houses you will be building and place it in the offering plate or contact the church office by April 5th.

Spring Cookout and Activities

We will have a cookout to kick off the spring season on April 14th at the HFUMC Gym.

Hamburgers, hotdogs, and drinks will be provided but please bring a side dish or dessert to share.

We will have a kickball game before lunch after the 10am service with Kids vs. Parents.

Another game between youth and staff will be after lunch.

Donations will be accepted that will be used towards camp expenses for youth attending Camp Fuge this summer.


Easter Egg Hunt – Candy Donations Needed

Please bring wrapped candy donations for the Easter Egg Hunt by April 14th to the buckets in the Gathering Areas or by the church office.

We will stuff the eggs on Wednesday night, April 17th, at 6pm in the Fellowship Hall.


Good Friday Worship Services

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

Evening contemporary worship service will be held at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall.


Children’s Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 20th at 10:30am at the Lake Lot

Games, crafts, snacks, and a visit from the Easter Bunny!


 Easter Services

Join us for a special Easter Sunrise Service at the HFUMC Lake Lot at 7:00am on Sunday, April 21st.

Easter Services will follow at the HFUMC Sanctuary for the 9am and 11am services and the Fellowship Hall for the 10am service.


Easter Community Lunch

We will be hosting a community Easter Lunch that will serve as a great opportunity to share the love of Jesus to the community around us.

Lunch will be served on Easter Sunday, April 21st from 1:00-3:00pm. Lots of volunteers are needed in several areas.

Please stop by the Gathering Area (outside the Fellowship Hall) between church services or contact Kristi Zemaitis at if you are interested in helping out.


Sojourners Meeting and Activity – April

The Sojourners will meet in the Fellowship Hall at 11:30am on Thursday, April 4th as there is a Lenten Lunch on Wednesday.

The activity for the month of April will be lunch at 211 Main Street in Lavonia on Thursday, April 25th, leaving at 11am.

Please make reservations with Beau by calling the church office.


Save The Date – Hartwell FUMC Preschool Summer Camp

All preschool aged children (2-5) are invited to attend a summer camp entitled:

“All Creatures of Our God and King”.

“Everything created by God is Good!” 1 Timothy 4-4


From May 20th through the 24th from 8:05-12:00PM, the children will get to partake in a variety of activities including art, music, motor, and cooking.

Each day, we will discover a new habitat and the animals that live there. Ultimately, we will learn about how we are made in God’s image and how His world sustains us!

Anyone interested in having their child attend will need to pay $100 to register by May 3rd. For any questions or to register, please contact Allyson Morris by calling the church office. More details to come!

Announcements for the week of Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

Watch our past Sunday Services below!

In case you missed our Sunday services, the recordings are included below.

Be sure to join us on Sundays at 10 and 11am on our Facebook page at to watch our services live!

10am Service

11am Service


Sojourners Lunch in the Fellowship Hall

The Sojourner’s will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, March 6th at 11:30am. Lunch will be provided consisting of pancakes, sausage, baked apples, coffee, and iced tea.

Information concerning the activity for March 22nd will be provided at this meeting.


Remember to Spring Forward One Hour

Be sure to set your clocks forward one hour on Saturday, March 9th before going to bed as Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday, March 10th!


Men’s Breakfast

On Sunday, March 10th at 7:30am, United Methodist Men will have their monthly breakfast meeting in the Fellowship Hall.

The breakfast is open to all men so join us for a hearty breakfast and learn how we can better grow the Kingdom of God as Men of God.


Wednesday Night Supper

The schedule to date for Wednesday Night Supper has been included below. Please join us for a delicious meal and an interesting program this month!

Wednesday, March 6th

Menu: Poppy Seed Chicken     Program: 6:00pm Ash Wednesday Service in the Sanctuary


Wednesday, March 13th

Menu: Beef Stew     Program: The Lenten Study on “Divine Friendship”


Wednesday, March 20th

Menu: Spaghetti     Program: Continuing Lenten Study


Wednesday, March 27th

Menu: Parmesan Chicken Breast     Program: Continuing Lenten Study


Red Cross Blood Drive

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

All blood types are needed so all blood donations can make a difference!


First of the Lenten Lunches

Join us for our first Lenten Lunch at the Hartwell First UMC Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, March 13th at 12 Noon.


Sunrise and Easter Services in April

Join us at the HFUMC Lake Lot on Sunday, April 21st at 7:00am for our Sunrise Service.

We will have Easter Services at the 9, 10, and 11am services as well so please join us on April 21st as we give thanks for The Savior that paid it all for us.


Missions instead of Lilies

To help our local missions, you can honor or remember someone by making a donation instead of buying a lily.

Please see the form included in your monthly newsletter for this month to make a tax-deductible donation of $5.00 or more.

The names you list in your donation will be inserted on Easter Sunday, April 21st in a special bulletin. Please submit your donations by Monday, April 1st.

Announcement as of Sunday, February 25th, 2019

Wednesday Night Supper

Join us on Wednesdays from 5:15-6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall for wonderful food and fellowship!

March 6th – Poppy Seed Chicken

Program – The Lenten Study “Divine Friendship”


March 13th – Beef Stew

Program – Continue Lenten Study


March 20th – Spaghetti

Program – Continue Lenten Study


March 27th – Parmesan Chicken Breast

Program – Continue Lenten Study


Sojourner’s Monthly Luncheon Activity

The Sojourner’s monthly meeting will be in the Fellowship Hall at 11:30am on Wednesday, March 6th. A lunch consisting of pancakes, sausages and baked apples with coffee and iced tea will be provided.

We will be taking reservations for The Passion Play on Saturday, April 13th at this meeting.


Free Bruster’s Ice Cream If You Wear Your PJs!

Each year on the 1st Saturday in March, Bruster’s gives out free ice cream cones if you wear your Pajamas!

As our monthly activity, the Sojourners will be going to Anderson, SC to get free ice cream cones. We will be leaving on Saturday, March 2nd at 1:30pm from the church parking lot. 

Afterwards, we will make two more fun stops before returning home around 5pm. There is no cost for the trip!

To reserve your place, please call Beau at the church office by Feb. 28th.

Come join us on our Saturday Adventure and Bring A Friend!!

The Red Cross Blood Drive

A blood drive will be held on Tuesday, March 19th from 2pm-7pm in the Fellowship Hall.

If you wish to make an appointment, please call Morene Sokol at the church office.

All blood types are needed so everyone who donates will make a difference!!


World Day of Prayer is Friday, March 1st!

Join us this upcoming Friday, March 1st at 11am in the Sanctuary for a special service hosted by the Women of HFUMC!


Food Pantry Donations Needed!!

We would like to thank everyone that has provided outstanding support for the Food Pantry in February.

Please bring your food donations for this month this upcoming Sunday, March 3rd as this is our regular Sunday to bring food for the Food Pantry.


Season of Lent – Imposition of Ashes

Join us on Wednesday, March 6th at 6:00pm in the Sanctuary for the imposition of the ashes as we enter the Season of Lent.


Lenten Lunches

Our first Lenten Lunch will be Wednesday, March 13th at 12Noon in the Fellowship Hall of Hartwell First UMC.

Our second Lenten Lunch will be Wednesday, March 20th at 12Noon in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church.


UMM Monthly Breakfast Meeting

All men are invited to a hearty breakfast on Sunday, March 10th at 7:30am in the Fellowship Hall. All men are invited!


Lenten Study

This Lent Season, join us for a study centered around developing a deeper relationship with God through our Savior.

The study, based on “Divine Friendship” by A. Egan, T. Hudson, and R. Pollitt, will be a study of reflection to serve as a pathway to a closer friendship with God and provide a way to personal conversations with God.

Please join us on Sundays and Wednesdays during this Lenten and Easter Season as Dr. Stewart focuses on a closer relationship with our Savior.

Copies of this book are available through Amazon and Cokesbury if you wish to follow along.




Announcements for the week beginning with Sunday, February 17th

Watch our latest 10am and 11am services below

For those who missed our services this past Sunday, they have been recorded and are included below.

Please make sure to go over to our Facebook page and follow us for important updates about Hartwell First and to watch us live on Sundays at the 10am and 11am services.

10am Service

11am Service


Fellowship Hall Closed This Week

Due to the installation of new carpet, the Fellowship Hall will be closed this week.

Therefore, we will not have our weekly WNS or Program this week. Please join us next week for a wonderful meal and program!


Wednesday Night Supper and Program

February 20th: No WNS or Program due to carpet install.

February 27th: Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin     Program: Israel Bible Study


The Annual Piatigorsky Concert

Join us in the Sanctuary at 2:30pm on Saturday, February 23rd as we enjoy a concert by Jack Sanders, Guitarist, and Linda Rosenthal, Violinist.

This will be a great opportunity to experience a great musical performance by two truly talented performers who have traveled and performed extensively.

This concert is open to the community and is free.


Sojourners Monthly Activity in March

Join us on Saturday, March 2nd at 1:30pm for an afternoon trip to Anderson, SC for free ice cream at Bruster’s.

Each year on the first Saturday in March, Bruster’s gives out free ice cream cones if you wear your Pajamas!

We will make two more fun stops before returning home around 5pm.

There is no cost for the trip. Please, however, reserve your place with Beau by contacting the church office by February 28th.


World Day of Prayer

The HFUMC Women are hosting a special service at 11am in the Sanctuary on Friday, March 1st with Lunch to follow in the Fellowship Hall. Join us as we prepare for the season of Lent!

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.