Announcements as of Sunday, September 9th, 2018

UMW General Meeting

All women are invited to join us for a covered dish lunch in the Fellowship Hall as we listen to our guest speaker, Cindy Hensley.

Cindy Hensley works with an organization called Remember Nhu which seeks to end child slavery through prevention.

Please join us as we hear about how this organization makes an important difference in the world on Monday, September 24th at 12 noon in the Fellowship Hall.

UMM BBQ Fundraiser

Tickets are still on sale for

BBQ Plates complete with pulled pork, baked beans, cole slaw, and dessert for $10 per plate

and Cooked Whole Boston Butts for $25 per Boston Butt.

Ticket sales will end September 17th, so please order soon by speaking to any UMM member or stopping by the church office.

BBQ Plates and Cooked Whole Boston Butts will be available for dine-in or carry-out on Sunday, September 23rd from 11:30am to 1:30pm.

Proceeds will go to supporting mission projects. Thank you to all who have purchased tickets so far and to those in UMM who are working hard to sell tickets.

 

UMM Men’s Retreat

The deadline to sign-up for this men’s retreat is this Wednesday, September 12th.

Join us for a great weekend filled with worship, fellowship, and fun on!

This year’s retreat will be in Toccoa, GA from October 5th to the 7th, 2018.

The cost is now $159 per person and includes a double bed with 2 people per room, linens provided, private bathrooms, and all meals provided.

Registration cards are around the church or in the church office.

Please see Mike Everett or Beau Swafford for more information.

 

Mission Opportunities – Mentor at HCHS

If you can give 30-45 minutes per week to listen to a teen, you can make a great difference in the life of a teen by becoming a mentor.

Forms are due this Wednesday, September 12th.

 

Mission Opportunities – Habitat Build

We are looking for volunteers to help with light construction work (no experience required) on October 3rd.

Donations are also needed for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

We will also need volunteers to help participate in a Bible Study with the family.

Contact Kristi Zemaitis at zkristiusa@gmail.com or Marcie Garringer at mjgarringer@comcast.net to sign up or for more information.

 

Red Cross Blood Drive

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, September 25th from 2pm-7pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Please contact Morene Sokol at the Church Office to make an appointment.

Announcements For September 2018

New Pictorial Directory Photo Sessions

September 4th-8th (8th is Full)

September 10th-12th

All members and regular attendees are encouraged to participate as we make a new directory that will put names with faces, help us connect with each other, and reach out to new families.

Sign-ups for appointments end this Sunday, September 2nd and are in the gathering area outside the Fellowship Hall.

Each family that participates will get a free directory and an 8×10 portrait.

Should you want additional portraits, they will be available for purchase at the time of your session and will be available in time for Christmas.

Please have the following information with you to keep our directory up-to-date:

  • Your current address.
  • If you have dropped your land line and use a cell phone, please be sure that we have your current number.
  • If you have grown children that have moved away, please be sure we have their current address and their current names if they have married.

Volunteers Needed For Sign-In Table

We will need volunteers to work the tables during the photography sessions.

These volunteers will only need to meet people, greet people, and ensure that everyone checks their information when they check in for their session time.

Sign-up sheet is located on the sign-up table on a clipboard.

Thank you to all who are helping out in this important event!

 

Sojourners Meeting And Activity

Sojourners Meeting

Anyone over 50 is welcome to join The Sojourners every 1st Wednesday of the Month.

This month, their meeting will be in the Gym on Wednesday, September 5th at 11:30am.

Everyone needs to bring a sack lunch, but tea and desserts will be provided.

Sojourners Activity

The Sojourners will go picking apples at the Bryson Farm Orchard after lunch at

Belle’s Bistro at the Chattooga Belle Farm

Everyone is responsible for their lunch. We would also like everyone to give $3 to help pay for the cost of transportation with the bus.

RSVP with Beau Swafford at the church office.

Sojourners Cruise Reminder

Everyone who is signed up for the Sojourners Cruise needs to bring another $150.00 per person by September 10th.

 

Wednesday Night Supper Reminder For September 5th

Because we will be taking pictures in the Fellowship Hall on the week of September 5th, we will not be having WNS.

Please join us in later suppers for Poppyseed Chicken, Spaghetti, and Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin. Yum!

 

UMW General Meeting and Covered Dish Lunch

All women are invited to hear about an organization called Remember Nhu from their very own Cindy Hensley.

Remember Nhu seeks to end child slavery through prevention.

Cindy has traveled to Thailand to teach children who are at risk of being sold into the slave trade.

Please join us for a covered dish lunch and hear about how this organization is making a difference in the world.

 

UMM Breakfast

The UMM will be having their monthly breakfast meeting on

Sunday, Sept. 9th at 7:30am in the Fellowship Hall.

This meeting is open to all men! Join us as we discuss how, as men of God, we can grow and serve the Kingdom of God here on Earth.

 

Men’s Retreat October 5th-7th, 2018

All men should make plans to attend the men’s retreat this year in Toccoa, GA.

All rooms come with two beds, provided linens, and a private bath.

All meals are provided.

Cost prior to September 4th will be $134.00 while the cost after

September 4th will be $159.00.

Deadline for registration is September 12th so please see Beau Swafford or Mike Everett ASAP for more information and to get registered. Hope to see you there!

 

Remind@hartwellf

If you would like to be kept informed in regards to important church-wide information, we have text-messaging and e-mailing options for you!

For Text Updates, send a text to 81010 with the message containing just @hartwellf.

For E-Mail updates, send an email to hartwellf@mail.remind.com.

 

The Red Cross Blood Drive

A blood drive administered by The Red Cross will be held on

Tuesday, September 25th from 2pm-7pm in the Fellowship Hall.

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

 

Hart County Clothes Closet Food Pantry

The Food Pantry still needs the following items for those in need. Please leave your donated food items in the basket at the back of the Sanctuary, in the box near the door of the Gathering Area, or bring by the church office on Sunday, September 2nd:

  • Canned Meats
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Canned Fruit
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pinto Beans
  • Mixed Vegetables
  • Soup
  • Beef Stew
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Mixed Beans
  • Powdered Milk
  • Cereals

 

Community Project Items Needed

We are collecting 24 pack Crayola Crayon’s (Crayola Brand Only, Please)

and Glue Sticks

for a community project later this year.

Please continue to bring them to the special boxes located in the Overflow and outside the Fellowship Hall, or to the office.

 

Mission Opportunities

There are three mission opportunities available to sign-up for. We often ask God, “Why don’t you do something about the bad things that are happening in this World?”. God responds by reminding us that he put us on this Earth for a reason. This reason, of course, is to help those who are affected by these “bad things”. We each do this by bringing our gifts given by God together to help those in need. Let us all be encouraged by the example of Christ to serve the Kingdom of God here on Earth.

Habitat Build

Volunteers are needed for light construction (no experience needed). We will need donations for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well. Volunteers can also participate in a Bible study with the family. Please contact Kristi Zemaitis at zkristiusa@gmail.com or Marcie Garringer at mjgarringer@comcast.net for more information and to sign-up.

Mentor at HCHS

This program involves pairing volunteers with students from HCHS in need of a mentor.

If you are interested, please contact Marcie in the church office for forms.

Preschool Volunteer

Volunteers are needed both with the kids and behind the scenes in the Preschool.

Contact Renee Curry at the number listed in your monthly bulletin to find out how you can help.

 

Playground Fund

Donations are still needed to help purchase new playground equipment for the children.

While we can get financial support through grants, we will need more than we can get in the grant.

You can either make a check to the church and designate it for the Playground or you can drop loose change into the jars placed around the church.

 

Guest Readers

The preschool tries to have a mystery reader at the end of every week come and read a favorite children’s book to the children.

If you are interested in being a guest reader, contact Allyson Morris, Director at the church office.

 

Fall Small Groups

Fall Small Groups will begin the week of September 9th. Your group leader will remind you of the meeting time and place.

 

The New Church Doors Are Finished

HFUMC is very proud of the new doors God has provided. We would like to thank the Trustees and all who had a part in getting them completed and paid for.

Weekly Announcements For The Week Beginning In Sunday, August 26th, 2018

HFUMC UMM Pig-Que Fundraiser

BBQ plates are being sold that include pulled pork, baked beans, cole slaw, and dessert for $10 per plate. 

Cooked whole Boston Butts are available for $25 per order.

Proceeds will go towards supporting mission projects and can be purchased from any UMM member or the Church Office.

BBQ Plates and Boston Butts will be available for Dine In or Carry Out on September 23rd from 11:30am-1:30pm.

Ticket sales will end on Monday, September 17th.

 

2018 Men’s Retreat October 5-7 in Toccoa, GA.

All Men are invited for a time of worship, fellowship, and fun on the 2018 Men’s Retreat!

Join us as we discuss how we, as men of God, can lead, pray, and serve BOLDLY!

Cost per person is $134 before September 4th and $159 after September 4th.

Deadline for sign-up is September 12th.

Registration cards can be found around the church or the church office.

Please contact Beau Swafford or Mike Everett if you have any questions.

 

UMM Breakfast

UMM will have their breakfast meeting this month on

Sunday, September 9th at 7:30am in the Fellowship Hall.

This is open to all men!

 

UMW General Meeting and Cover Dish Lunch

UMW will have Cindy Hensley from Remember Nhu as their guest for their General Meeting on

Monday, September 24th at 12 noon in the Fellowship Hall.

Remember Nhu was started by Carl Ralston and seeks to end child slavery through prevention.

All women are invited to a covered dish lunch and hear how this organization is making a difference in the world.

 

Volunteers Needed For Pictorial Directory Photo Sessions

Volunteers are needed to meet and greet people as they come in for their appointments. You will also make sure that they check their information is correct and up-to-date.

Please sign-up through our sign-up sheet located on the sign-up table outside the Fellowship Hall.

 

New Pictorial Directory Photo Sessions 

September 4th-8th in the FH and September 10-12th in the Gym

Appointment times are available from September 4th-7th (8th is full) in the FH

and September 10th-12th in the Gym.

Sign-ups for appointments will close on Sunday, September 2nd and are in the Gathering Area outside the Fellowship Hall.

Each family that participates will get a free directory and 8×10 photo. Additional photos may be purchased at your appointment time.

We need the following at your appointment time to ensure that our directory is as up-to-date as possible:

  • Your current address.
  • If you have dropped your land line and use a cell phone now, please be sure we have the correct number.
  • If you have grown children who have moved away, please be sure we have their correct addresses. If they are married, please be sure we have their correct names.

If there is only one day you can have your picture made but there is no time slot available for that particular day, please call Dell Skelton in the church office to assist you.

 

Sojourners Meeting

The Sojourners will have their first meeting of the fall on Wednesday, September 5th at 11:30am in the Gym. 

Everyone needs to bring a sack lunch. Tea and Desserts will be provided.

This group is for anyone over 50 who wants to have fun and fellowship through a special activity planned for each month.

 

Sojourners Activity For September

The Sojourners will have lunch at Belle’s Bistro at the Chattooga Belle Farm followed by picking apples at the Bryson Farm Orchard.

The bus will leave at 10:30am and we ask that each person attending gives $3 to help pay for the bus trip and be responsible for their own lunch.

Please RSVP with Beau Swafford by contacting the Church Office.

 

Sojourners Cruise

Everyone that is signed up for the Sojourners Cruise needs to bring in another

$150.00 per person by September 10th.

 

Get Involved In The Church

We have many ways of getting involved in the church family. You can volunteer to help keep the nursery, teach a Sunday School Class, be an Usher or a Greeter. There are other opportunities to serve and grow the Kingdom of God that include joining a Sunday School Class, one of the UMW circles, UMM, Choir, Hand bells, Sojourners or the Safety Committee. Our Small Groups will start back this fall along with our Wednesday Night Suppers. There will be a lot of mission activities this fall. Please call the church office for more information.

 

The Red Cross Blood Drive

The Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on

Tuesday, September 25th from 2pm-7pm in the FH.

To make an appointment, please call Morene Sokol at the Church Office.

You Can Make A Difference!!

 

Hart County Clothes Closet Food Pantry

Please bring any amount of the following food items on Sunday, September 2nd. The Food Pantry still has a need for these items:

  • canned meats
  • mac and cheese
  • canned fruit
  • peanut butter
  • pinto beans
  • mixed vegetables
  • soup
  • beef stew
  • canned vegetables
  • mixed beans
  • powdered milk
  • cereals

Please bring your food items to the basket at the back of the Sanctuary, in the box near the door of the Gathering Area, or the Church office.

Thanks again for your support!!

 

School Supply Drive

We are still collecting 24 pack of Crayola Crayons (Crayola Brand Only, Please) and Glue Sticks for a community project later in the year.

We are collecting them now while they are on sale.

Please continue to bring them to the special box in the Overflow and outside the Fellowship Hall, or to the office.

 

Mission Opportunities Available

Help is needed for light construction (no experience required) for a Habitat Build on October 3rd. 

Donations for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for this day are needed as well.

We will also have a Bible study with the family that volunteers can participate in.

To sign-up, or for more information, please contact Marcie Garringer at the Church Office.

 

Mentors are needed at Hart County High School. If you are interested in mentoring students, please contact Marcie Garringer at the Church Office for forms.

 

Volunteers are needed for the Preschool to help with the kids and behind the scenes. Please contact Renee Curry at the Church Office to find out how you can help.

 

Fall Small Groups

Fall Small Groups will begin the Week of September 9th. Your group leader will remind you of time and meeting place.

 

New Church Doors

We are very proud of our new doors that God has provided!

We would like to thank the Trustees and all who had part in getting them completed and paid for.

Announcements for the week beginning in Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Fall Small Group Sign-Ups Going On Now

Looking for opportunities to develop deep-rooted relationship with God and each other?

Small Groups are for you!

Groups will begin the week of September 9th and last 5 weeks. Groups will not meet during Fall Break on the week of September 30th.

Please contact Marcie Garringer at the Church Office if you have any questions.

New Tuesday Bible Study

A new Bible Study will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 4th-Tuesday, Dec. 4th and will meet from 10am-Noon in the Church Library.

This study will cover Max Lucado’s Unshakable Hope and will be led by

Lillian Wysong.

Study Guides are $8.00 each. 

Call Lillian at the Church Office by August 21st to sign up for the class and leave a message for ordering the book.

 

Church-wide Date Night Saturday, August 25th

All couples are invited to the Fellowship Hall at 5:00pm for a short devotion on marriage, followed by your own personal date night.

Childcare will be provided for those who need it at 5pm in the children’s area. Supper and entertainment will be provided for your kids.

No set fee is required, but all donations will go to pay for the food and entertainment provided. Any extra will go into the youth fund to support their program.

Please plan to pick-up your kids by 9pm in the gym.

 

Sojourners Cruise

Everyone who is signed up for the Sojourners Cruise needs to bring another $150.00 per person by September 10th.

 

Registration Open For 2018 Men’s Retreat October 5-7 in Toccoa, GA.

The cost is $134 before September 3rd and $159 after September 3rd.

This year’s theme is BOLD. 

How do we, as men of God, pray, lead, and serve BOLDLY?

Deadline to sign up is September 12th.

Come for a great time of worship, fellowship and fun!

Registration cards are around the church or in the office.

Contact Beau Swafford or Mike Everett if you have any questions.

Hartwell First United Methodist Men’s Pig-Que Fundraiser

We will have BBQ plates with pulled pork, baked beans, cole slaw, and dessert for $10 per plate

and Cooked Whole Boston Butts for $25 each.

Tickets are available from any UMM member or the church office.

Funds will go towards supporting mission projects.

All Parents Of College Students Or Recent High School Grads

Please send the mailing address of any college students or recent High School grads that are going to tech schools and staying at home.

This is so prayer cards can be sent to encourage these new students in the next step of their life and for other groups to “keep in touch”.

Please email the students name and mailing addresses to dellskelton1@yahoo.com or write the information on a card and place it in the offering plate.

 

New Pictorial Directory

Volunteers are needed to work the tables during the photography sessions. Please see the sign-up sheet on the sign-up table (clipboard). You will only need to meet and greet and make sure that they check their information.

We are creating a new directory to help put names with faces, connect with each other and reach out to new families.

All members and regular are encouraged to participate in the pictorial directory.

Photos will be taken September 4th-8th and September 10th & 11th

(Saturday, Sept. 8th is full).

Sign-ups for appointments will close on Sunday, Sept. 2nd and are in the Gathering Area outside the Fellowship Hall.

Each family photographed will receive a free directory & 8×10 portrait.

Other portraits may be purchased at your appointment time. They will be back in time for Christmas.

Please make sure that we have your correct address.

If you have dropped your land line and use a cell phone, please be sure we have the number correct.

If you have grown children, no longer living at home, please be sure we have their correct address and correct names if they have married.

Post for week beginning with Sunday August 12th, 2018

Join us this Sunday, August 19th at 12:00pm 

in the Fellowship Hall for a Church-Wide Cookout!

To welcome all our members back from the summer season, we will have

Hamburgers, Hotdogs, and Drinks!

Please feel free to bring a side dish and/or dessert to go with the provided food if you are able.

As we get back into our fall schedule, let’s take the time to share in a great meal and lots of fellowship.

We hope to see you there!

 

Church-Wide Date Night

On Saturday, August 25th at 5:00pm in the Fellowship Hall, 

a short devotion will be given on marriage followed by a personal date night for all couples who wish to attend.

Childcare will be provided to anyone who needs it by our youth ministry at

5pm in the Children’s Area. Food and entertainment will be provided for them!

No Fee is required. However, donations will go towards paying for the food and entertainment provided with any excess of funds going towards the youth ministry.

Please plan to pick-up children by 9pm in the gym.

 

New Tuesday Bible Study

Join Lillian Wysong as she leads a Bible Study on Max Lucado’s Unshakable Hope.

This study begins on Tuesday, September 4th – Tuesday, December 4th and will meet from 10am-Noon in the Church Library.

Study guides are $8.00 each. Please call Lillian at the Church Office and leave a message to sign-up for the class and ordering the book by August 21st.

 

UMW 2018 Christmas Shoe Box Mission Through N. GA Conference

Donations are still needed to buy a few needed items for the shoe boxes and to pay for shipping and handling.

To help us, you may write a check for any amount or sponsor a box for $25.

Please write “Christmas boxes” in the For line of your check and turn in by

Sunday, August 19th.

 

Registrations is open for the 2018 Men’s Retreat October 5-7 in Toccoa

The theme for this year’s men’s retreat is BOLD.

How do we, as men of God, live a life of Boldness in a way that brings glory to God and shares the Good News Gospel of the Bible?

Cost is $134 before September 3rd and $159 after September 3rd.

Deadline for sign up is September 12th.

Contact Beau Swafford or Mike Everett with any questions.

Join us for a great time of worship, fellowship and fun!

 

Sojourners Cruise Payments

Everyone who is signed up for the Sojourners Cruise needs to bring in another

$150 per person by September 10th.

 

Parents of Students Returning/Heading Off To School

Please send the mailing address of any college students or recent High School grads

regardless of weather they stay at home or not.

This is important for the church family to keep in touch with them through Prayer Cards and other forms of encouragement.

Please send the student(s) name and mailing address(es) to dellskelton1@yahoo.com
or write the information on a card and place it in the offering plate.

New Pictorial Directory September 4th-8th

A lot of new families have joined the church in the past few years.

To help the church family members to know each other better, we are creating a new Pictorial Directory.

To succeed, this directory needs all members and regular attendees to participate by signing up for an appointment time in the Gathering Area outside the Fellowship Hall.

Please sign up by Sunday, September 2nd. 

All families who participate will get a free 8×10 photo and pictorial directory.

Other portraits may be purchased at the time of your session and will be back in time for Christmas.

Please be sure if we have your correct address and phone number.

If your kids have moved away from home, please be sure we have their correct names if they are married and their current addresses.

 

Safety Committee In Need Of Additional Volunteers

All church members are asked to prayerfully consider joining the safety committee as we need to double our volunteers so that each team will serve only 6-7 times a year.

Applications are available in the overflow, the table across from the kitchen and the church office.

Safety is everyone’s business.