Announcements as of Thursday, May 5th, 2019

10am and 11am Services on Facebook Live

for Sunday, May 5th, 2019

10am Service

11am Service

Vacation Bible School – Registration Available!

This summer, we will have our annual Vacation Bible School (VBS) on

Friday, June 7th from 5:30-8:30pm,

Saturday, June 8th from 10:30am-1:30pm, and

Sunday, June 9th from 9-11am.

This year’s theme will be “Yee Haw – Celebrating God’s Greatest Gift” so mosey on over to the best VBS around!

To register your children, friends, or to volunteer, go online to

Or look for forms in the gathering areas.


Holy Land Trip – February 18-25, 2020

Join Dr. Allen Stewart by the Sea of Galilee on this incredible journey through the history of the Bible and walk at the places that Jesus walked in this week-long trip to Israel.

Tour stops include a stop at the Dead Sea to immerse yourself in the mineral rich waters that have incredible rejuvenation abilities as well as a trip to a shop that sells many beauty products made from these unique minerals found in the Dead Sea.

More info and brochures will be coming soon.

If you have any questions, please contact Allen at


Mother’s Day Offering to benefit Wesley Woods Community

Wesley Woods is a United Methodist supported organization in Atlanta that provides critical funding for Benevolence assistance, Wellness programming, and Pastoral care to older adults living in a Wesley Woods community.

We will be taking an offering this upcoming Sunday, May 12th to help this organization continue to show the love of Christ to others through serving those in need.

If you would like to contribute to this fund, please make your check out to HFUMC and put “Wesley Woods” in the “For” line.


Mother’s Day Backdrop This Sunday

We will still have the backdrop up this Sunday, April 12th, for anyone who would like to take special pictures for Mom.


Annual Methodist Men’s BBQ

Tickets are available for BBQ plates with pulled pork, baked beans, cole slaw, and dessert for $10.00 each. 

Tickets can be purchased from the Methodist Men or in the church office.


Play and Silent Auction

There will be a Comedy Play on Sunday, May 19th at 3:00pm called

Death Near Dead Man’s Holler

with tickets being $10.00 each. They are available to purchase in the Gathering Area after the service and in the church office.

We will also have a Silent Auction with the doors open for people to bid on the auction items at 2:00pm. 

We have been posting pictures of some of the items that will be in our silent auction to our Facebook Page that include hand-carved nativity scenes made from the wood of olive trees by artists in Bethlehem.

All proceeds will benefit Local Missions and the Summer Mission Trip to Spirit Lake.


Walmart Gift Cards Needed

We are collecting Walmart gift cards to take to Spirit Lake.

The Mission Team will present these gift cards on behalf of our church to be used 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 marked on the card.

If you have any questions, please let Marcie know.


Announcements as of May 1, 2019

10am and 11am Service Recordings

Follow us at

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Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 5th and 12th Photo Opportunity

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12th.

We will have a backdrop in the Gathering Area for you to take pictures with your family.

Please bring your family to worship and take pictures.

Let’s celebrate all Moms and those that Mother us in many ways.


Worship On The Water (WOW)

Join us at 6pm at the HFUMC Lake Lot for our Worship On The Water service.

The Wreath Ceremony will be at 6:30pm.

Join us on land after for hotdogs and chips at the shelter.

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

Join us each Sunday in June starting at 6pm for more WOW services. More info coming soon.


UMW General Meeting

The United Methodist Women will hold their General Meeting in the Fellowship Hall at 12pm on Monday, May 20th.

This will be a pot luck picnic, so please bring a covered dish.

The program will be on Women’s Safety with Investigator Chris Carroll from the Sheriff’s Department.

All women are invited and encouraged to bring a friend!


Picnic With A Purpose!

All FUMC Women and Men are invited to a picnic with some of your favorite picnic foods to eat on Thursday, May 9th, at 5:30pm at the Methodist Lake Lot (HFUMC Gym if inclement weather occurs).

We will also have games, prizes, and a silent auction (Please bring a silent auction item that can include handmade crafts, baked goods, or re-gifted items).

Proceeds will go to UMW Missions.


Men’s Breakfast

All men are invited to attend the Methodist Men’s monthly breakfast meeting this Sunday, May 5th at 7:30am in the Fellowship Hall.


Annual Methodist Men’s BBQ

Sunday, June 2nd, from 11:30am to 1:30pm Dine In or Carry Out

BBQ plates will have pulled pork, baked beans, cole slaw, and dessert.

Tickets will be $10 each and can be obtained from the men or in the church office.


Wednesday Night Supper

May 8th

Menu: Smorgasbord

Program: TBA

No WNS for the summer. Please join us back in the Fall for more food, fun, and fellowship!

The Red Cross Blood Drive

Will be held on Tuesday, May 21st from 2pm-7pm in the Fellowship Hall.

To make an appointment, please call Morene Sokol at the church office.


Hart County Clothes Closet / Food Pantry

Sunday, May 5th, is our regular Sunday to bring food for the Food Pantry.

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


Murder Mystery – Death Near Dead Man’s Holler

Comedy Play and Silent Auction

Sunday, May 19th

Doors open at 2:00pm for Silent Auction

Show begins at 3:00pm. Tickets are $10.00 each.

Silent Auction items will be open for bidding on Sunday, May 19th during services then again during the show. 

There will be a variety of items, including many that were brought back from the Israel trip.

All proceeds will benefit Local Missions and the Summer Mission Trip to Spirit Lake.


Walmart Gift Cards Needed

We are collecting Walmart gift cards to take to Spirit Lake for the Mission Trip.

The Mission Team will present these gift cards as a gift on behalf of our church.

The gift cards will be used to purchase food for their food bank and school supplies for the children.

If you would like to send a gift card with the mission team, please bring it to the church office.

Please mark the amount on the gift card.

If you have any questions, please let Marcie Garringer know.


Sojourners Monthly Activity

Lunch at The Lighthouse in Seneca, SC (on Lake Keowee) – Thursday, May 16th.

Bus leaves at 10:45am from the church gym and transportation will be $5 each when you get on the bus.

You must make a reservation by calling Beau at the church office giving your name and phone number.


Preschool Registration for the 2019-2020 year taking place

The Two-year-old class is full.

There are a few places still open in the Three and Four-year-old classes. Registration forms are in the Preschool and in the church office.


PreSchool Summer Camp 2019 – June 17-21 / 8:05am-12noon / Ages 2-5

“All Creatures of Our God and King”

Special activities each day on all the animals and things God created.

Children will rotate through a variety of activities such as art, music, motor skills, and cooking.

Registration forms are in the Children’s area and the church office.

Forms need to be returned by June 1st.


Graduation Recognition

We will be honoring High School and College Graduates in a special Graduation Bulletin on Sunday, May 19, 2019.

If you have a child or grandchild (or spouse) that you would like to have in the bulletin, please get the information to the church office by May 6th.

We will include anyone who has graduated since the Summer of 2018.

Please fill out the form included in your monthly newsletter and turn it into the offering plate during the services, bring to the church office, or email Dell Skelton at to get the information to the church office.

“Seeking Financial Peace” Course

Hart County Financial Literacy Group Presents

“Seeking Financial Peace”

With Trae Jones of HCHS

Join us on Tuesday, April 30th from 6:00 to 7:00pm at

Flat Rock CME Church, 5595 Cokesbury Hwy, Hartwell, GA

to learn about The Basics of Budgeting and the 3 Uses of Money: Giving, Saving, and Spending

Seating is limited to the first 98 people

For more information, call 706-376-8159.

Weekly Announcements as of April 8, 2019

11AM and 10AM Services posted to Facebook

In case you missed them, both our 10am and 11am services have been recorded and posted to our Facebook page.

They can be viewed below.

Be sure to tune in to Facebook Live on our Facebook Page on Sundays at 10am and 11am to see our services live.


10AM Service


11AM Service


Easter Community Lunch

Volunteers are needed for a Community Easter Luncheon that will be held in the Fellowship Hall on Easter Sunday, April 21st from 1:00-3:00pm.

Lots of volunteers are needed in several areas so join us as we share the love of Jesus with those around us.

To sign up, please stop by the Gathering Area (outside the FH) between church services or contact Kristi Zemaitis at or by contacting the church office.


Last Lenten Lunch

The last Lenten Lunch will be at the Sardis Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, April 10th at 12Noon.

An offering of canned food will be taken for the Hart Co. Clothes Closet Food Pantry.


Service of Nails and Good Friday Worship Services

On Friday, April 19th, we will have the Service of Nails at 12Noon in the Sanctuary with a Good Friday Contemporary Worship Service to follow at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Easter Services

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

Join us at 9, 10, and 11am for Easter Services afterward.

UMM Bird House Build – Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help build birdhouses on Saturday, April 13th beginning at 9am in the Church Gym. Please bring a hammer and screwdrivers to assist Ben Moore and others in building houses if you are interested.


Marvelous Moms – Date Moved to September

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Marvelous Moms has been rescheduled for September 7th, 2019.

Molly will hold your applications and reaffirm your volunteer status closer to the date.

Please contact Molly at with any questions.


Kicking off Spring Cookout and Kickball Game

Join us on Sunday, April 14th following services for an opportunity to fellowship with your church family.

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

Join us for a fun game of kickball with Kids vs. Parents following the 10am service and Youth vs. Staff following lunch.

There’s no cost to attend but donations will be accepted that will go towards helping youth attend summer camp.


Vacation Bible School

It’s that time of year again for VBS from Friday, June 7th to Sunday, June 9th.

This year’s theme will be Yee Haw – Celebrating God’s Greatest Gift.

To register your children online or to register yourself as a volunteer, you can go online to


Friday, June 7th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm with supper provided.

Saturday, June 8th from 10:30am to 1:30pm with lunch provided.

Sunday, June 9th from 9am to 11am with a Family Hoedown following the 10am Service!


Important UMM Reminder

The UMM will not be having Men’s Breakfast this Sunday.

They will be hosting the Bird House Build on Saturday, April 13th and cooking hotdogs at the church-wide Kickball Tournament on Sunday, April 14th.

Sojourners Activity

The activity for this month will be Lunch at 211 Main Street in Lavonia on Thursday, April 25th, leaving at 11am from the gym.

Reserve your place on the bus with Beau by contacting the church office.


Easter Egg Hunt – Donations Needed

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

We will be stuffing the eggs on Wednesday Night on April 17th at 6pm in the Fellowship Hall.

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