Linc, We Thank You

LincOn Sunday, May 31 we said good-bye to one of our staff, Linc Wood. Linc has been providing beautiful organ music for over 10 years. Linc has dedicated himself in perfecting his music to the glory of Christ. We were priviledged to have been blessed by his performances.

After marrying, he and wife Charlene have been commuting from Atlanta every Sunday. Linc has now taken a position with Cannon UMC in Snellville, GA. He and Charlene will become members of another church family. We wish them much happiness in their new life. They will always have a place in our hearts.Linc and Charlene, come see us when you come home to visit.

Website News

Our New Website…

It was time to enter the 21st century and provide our members with the latest developments in technology. We wanted to reach more people than ever before and spread the word that Jesus Christ is Lord. But developing a new website would be costly, and we were experiencing an economic crunch. After much prayerful consideration, God found a solution.

One of our members, Amanda Pace Shoemaker, is a web developer in Atlanta. She told her mom that she would like to give back to the church with her God-given talents. Amanda has spent in excess of 60 hours developing the site. Then, she turned it over to her mom to input data and pictures.

We are grateful to Amanda for her generosity. She and her husband Eric (a designer) are now moving to San Francisco where he has accepted a position of Senior Designer. Amanda will continue her photography business (Capturinglight) and web development.

Thank you, Amanda.

Disciple Groups

Disciple Classes to Resume

The summer is going quickly and it’s time to resume our Disciple classes. Disciple 1 and “Jesus in the Gospels” will meet on  Aug. 16 at 5:00 PM. Disciple 3 will resume on Thursday, August 20 at 9:00 AM in the church library. Check your assignment sheet that you were given for the lesson(s) to be read.


Chicken Bar-be-que

The United Methodist Men are having a Chicken Bar-be-que on August 16th in the church gym. The cost is $8.00 per plate. You can pick up your dinner from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm. Tickets are being sold by the Methodist Men. You can also purchase tickets at the church office.

Education UMM – United Methodist Men Workshop

National Gathering of United Methodist Men

During July 10-12  Rev. Stewart and Rev. Ayers  attended the Nashville, Tennessee event as presenters as well as participants. Rev. Stewart conducted a workshop entitled “How to Give Your Testimony and Not Look Like a Dummy.” Rev. Ayers led a workshop entitled “The Art of Young Adult Ministry-A Creative Look at a Difficult Problem.” They gathered much knowledge from outstanding speakers and musicians.Troy stated , “I realized how fortunate we are to have a young adult ministry at Hartwell First because other churches are seeking what we have.”