Announcements for October 2019

Follow along with our Daily Devotional Guide for the Month of Revival!!

Be sure to stop by the church office to pick up your devotional guide for the revival month of October if you haven’t received your monthly newsletter for this month.

 

Revival Schedule

Sunday 10/27

Worship with Dr. Carol Dean at the 9, 10, and 11 o’clock services.

Join us at 12Noon for our annual Chili Cook-off to follow in the Fellowship Hall.

 

Monday 10/28

Join us for a Fried Chicken Supper in the Fellowship Hall at 5:15pm with a sermon from Dr. Carol Dean to follow in the Sanctuary at 6:30pm.

Tuesday 10/29

Join us for a Covered Dish Supper in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30pm with a sermon from Dr. Carol Dean to follow in the Sanctuary at 6:30pm.

 

Wednesday 10/30

Join us for a Roast Beef Supper as part of our regular Wednesday Night Supper at 5:15pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Join us after supper at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary for a concert from the

Briarwood Brothers Gospel Group

The Briarwood Brothers come from Watkinsville, GA and include Frank Shiver, William Kilgore, Micah Kilgore, and Hartwell’s own Dan Evans to perform for us and lead worship.

They cut their first album in Nashville, TN in August.

No admission will be necessary but a love offering will be taken.

 

October 31st 6-8pm – Boo Bash

Join us on Halloween Night from 6-8pm in the church parking lot for food, fun, and more.

We will have rides for the little ones as well as games with prizes.

We will have hotdogs, chips, water, sodas, and other yummy treats available!

Everyone is Invited!

Check out our Facebook Page for pictures of Boo Bash 2018:

Boo Bash 2018 Facebook Album

 

Sojourners Activity

This month’s activity will be a field trip to tour the Blue Haven Bee Company with a $7 Chick-fil-A lunch delivered.

Please RSVP to Beau’s office phone by October 8th.

 

Wednesday Night Supper Menus and Programs

Be sure to call the church office by 4pm on Monday or fill out one of the yellow reservation cards found in the pews and the tables around the church to make reservations for supper.

If you have made permanent reservations and cannot attend, please let us know. It is important to have an accurate count for WNS so that enough food can be prepared.

October 9th – Spaghetti     Program: Kairos Prison Ministry

October 16th – Pork Loin     Program: Week 1 of Small Groups

October 23rd – Poppy Seed Chicken     Program: Week 2 of Small Groups

 

Small Groups

Small Groups will begin the week of October 13th.

You will receive an email about the location and book for your group in the next few days if you have not received an email already.

If you have questions, please call Beau’s office phone or email him at beauswafford@gmail.com.

 

Confirmation Classes

Confirmation classes will begin on Sunday, October 20th. 

If you have a youth in 7th or 8th grade, or a youth who is older and has not been confirmed, please let Marcie know.

There will be a parent/confirmand meeting on Wednesday, October 9th at 5:30pm in the upstairs room of the gym.

All confirmation details will be covered and pizza will be served.

For any questions, contact Marcie at mjgarringer@comcast.net.

 

Children’s Ministry needs Volunteers and Prizes!

If you would like to offer an “extra set of hands” to help in a Sunday School classroom by assisting a teacher, contact JoAnn Stone at the church office or email: joannstoneHFUMC@gmail.com.

If you would like to help out our Wednesday Night Wild program, you may give anything as big or small as you like including bags of candy, sports balls, games, books, gift cards, and more as prizes and awards!

 

Hart County Clothes Closet Food Pantry

It is our custom to bring food items on the first Sunday of each month.

Please bring your food items on Sunday, October 6th and leave them in the baskets at the back of the Sanctuary or the box in the Contemporary Lobby.

Thanks again for your support!!

 

Hart Interdenominational Ministry (H.I.M.) ‘Hartwell Helps Expo’

The ‘Hartwell Helps Expo’ will be on Saturday, October 5th from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Bell Family YMCA.

The purpose of this event is to help those in the community who are in need of resources and information available through local county agencies and support groups.

If you need a hand or can lend a hand, please come to this fun and free event.

 

Safety Committee Volunteers Needed!

The Safety Committee needs additional volunteers (men and women) who make our church a safe place to worship.

There are currently four teams that serve one week a month.

In order for each team to serve only 6-7 times a year, it is very important that we double our volunteers so that each team will serve only 6-7 times a year.

We ask you to prayerfully consider joining our team. Safety is everyone’s business.

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

For more information, please contact Alan Brown.

 

Trunk or Treat – October 27th at 12:30pm

Families are to line their cars up near the gym parking lot.

The area for Trunk or Treat will be marked off.

There will be a gift card prize for the best-decorated car and costume!

Bags of Candy are needed for Boo Bash and Trunk or Treat!

Announcements as of Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Facebook Live – 10am and 11am Services

10am Service

11am Service

 

Special Offerings

If you would like to donate to one of the following organizations, please make the check out to HFUMC and put the name of the organization in the For line.

If you are giving cash, place it in an envelope provided in the pews in the Sanctuary or on the table in the gathering area outside the Fellowship Hall.

Wellroot Family Services – It used to be called The United Methodist Children’s Home. It has been renamed to Wellroot Family Services.

UMCOR Disaster Relief – United Methodist supported relief aid for disasters.

 

The Red Cross Blood Drive

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

To make an appointment call the church office and ask for Morene Sokol.

You Can Make A Difference!!

 

Safe Sanctuary Training – Deadline Approaching Soon!!

Everyone who is working with youth or children is required to take this training.

Please watch the following training video and fill out the quiz attached.

This quiz will be kept on file for two years when training will need to be done again.

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Along with this, a background check needs to be completed ASAP for anyone currently volunteering.

The deadline for current volunteers is September 30th, 2019.

You help and willingness to keep our children safe is greatly appreciated!

 

Mason Jars and WNW Prizes Needed!!

Anything big or small can be donated to be used as prizes for Wednesday Night Wild. Anything from bags of candy, sports balls, games, books, gift cards, and more are greatly appreciated!

Mason Jars are needed for the kids to decorate. The kids will hand out the decorated jars to members of the church who will place spare change in them.

We believe a few pennies put in the jar here and there in many homes will add up to more donations than just a few donations here and there.

 

UMW General Meeting Monday, September 23rd in the FH

All women are invited to the next United Methodist Women General Meeting.

The meeting will be a covered dish lunch. Beverages will be provided.

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

 

Small Group Sign-ups

Sign-ups will be available for the whole month of September in the Carter Gathering Area for bible study groups based on the book by Andy Stanley called “Circle Up”.

Learn about how being connected relationally will help you grow spiritually.

 

Wednesday Night Supper

September 25th

Menu: Roast Beef

Program: Program from our 2019 Mission Trip

Announcements as of Sunday, September 9th, 2019

Facebook Live

Due to technical issues, we could not record our 10am service.

11am Service

 

Marvelous Moms – You Can Still Help

Although the Marvelous Moms weekend is over, we could still use your help.

It cost $175.00 per child to cover this day which included arts and crafts, entertainment, and special mementos for the mothers and their children.

Donations are needed to help defray the cost.

Simply mark your offering by writing “Marvelous Moms” in the “For” line before placing it in the offering plate.

Thank you for your support!!

 

Sojourners September Activity – Thursday, September 19th

The Sojourners will be going to Cowboys and Angels restaurant in Helen, GA to have lunch with a scenic view of the River in downtown Helen.

This fun adventure will include a trip to Baby Land on the way over.

If you are interested in going, please call Beau Swafford at the church office and leave a message with your name and number by Monday, September 16th.

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

 

Red Cross Blood Drive

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

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

You Can Make A Difference!!

 

Safe Sanctuary Training

If you missed the previous Safe Sanctuary training, please see the YouTube link below. Please keep in mind that the volume is low on some devices but picks up after 1:10.

When you finish watching the video, please take the following quiz and email it back to JoAnn Stone or bring it by the church office so that it can be kept on file for two years, when training will need to be repeated.

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JoAnn’s Email – joannstonehfumc@gmail.com

This training is Mandatory for anyone working with children or youth and must be completed by September 30th, 2019.

 

Prizes and Awards Needed for WNW

We are in need of items that can be used as prizes and rewards for Wednesday Night Wild such as bags of candy, sports balls, games, books, gift cards, etc.

Children’s Ministry – Mason Jars Needed

This year, the kids will be decorating as many mason jars as possible.

After decorating the jars, the children will be offering them to members of the church to place in their homes to collect spare change once a month until December.

A lot of spare change from everyone can add up to more donations than a few donations here and there.

 

Small Group Sign-ups

We are going to do a church-wide study on the book by Andy Stanley called “Circle Up

If you are looking to start a new small group, this study contains surprisingly simple things you can do to make sure your group experience is a great one.

Registration will be available all of September in the Carter Gathering Area.

 

UMW General Meeting – Monday, September 23rd

The United Methodist Women are having their next general meeting on Monday, September 23rd at 12Noon in the Fellowship Hall.

This meeting will be a covered dish lunch with beverages provided.

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

All women of the church are invited to attend!

 

Men’s Retreat – October 4th-6th

This year’s men’s retreat will be on the theme of Men’s Muster, led by

Dr. Adam Hilderbrandt, Sr. Pastor at Lawrenceville First UMC.

Registration cards are available on the tables around the church.

The last day to sign up is this Thursday, September 12th.

 

Help Wanted – Facilities Director

Anyone who is interested in the position of Facilities Director is encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter to Dell in the church office before Sunday, September 15th.

 

Methodist Men’s Boston Butts Sale Ending Soon

Boston Butts are on sale for $35 per ticket.

Please get tickets from the men or the church office by this Wednesday, September 11th.

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

 

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

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 mjgarringer@comcast.net.

 

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 rallenstewart@hotmail.com.

 

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 hartwellf@mail.remind.com.

 

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:

dellskelton1@yahoo.com

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 hfumc@hartcom.net with any questions.