Good Morning Church:
This Sunday we will wrap up our summer sermon series on the 12 Apostles. It has been a fun series for me and I hope it has been fun, informative, and formative for you as well. We will also have the opportunity to welcome back our Young Harris College Jones Ministry Scholar: Seth Black. Seth was with us last year and he will return with an expanded role this year as worship leader, MissionAires servant and working with the youth. Seth spent the summer at his home in Beaufort, SC enjoying his break and working with Waters Edge UMC. We are glad to have Seth return to us this year.
This Sunday is also the 5th Sunday of the month, which means 5th Sunday Lunch!! We will gather after the 10:55am service and enjoy a meal together in The Gathering Place. We will provide the main course - you bring a side dish or dessert. It will be a great time to sit and fellowship, meet new people and share a meal together. I hope you can join us.
In other news:
This Friday (tomorrow) we will host the Hayesville High School football team for their pre-game dinner. They take on Copper Basin (TN) in their first home game of the season. If you would like to help: prepare, serve, greet, or encourage please be at church at 3:00, the team will arrive around 3:30. This meal provides not only food for players but also allows us to show the radical hospitality that Jesus calls us to extend to others. As a church of the community we strive to open our doors to these types of community events and ministries so that we may demonstrate the love of Jesus by our actions.
The “Gathering @ The Gathering Place” will resume on Wednesday September 2. Complimentary dinner for the entire community will be served each Wednesday from 5:00pm to 6:30pm; we will need donations of soup & desserts, and people to serve. After listening to Teresa Waldroup's sobering assessment on the condition of many families in our area, we know the need is greater than ever. Please sign up in the glass hallway outside the sanctuary so we know how many people we will have helping. Also, stay tuned for helpful classes that will be added as we see the need and in which you might be gifted. Thank you!
If you have an Ingles Card, please consider putting it to work for our local schools. When you register your card with TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS every time you swipe your card one of our local schools will benefit. The catch is you have to register your card… even if you signed up last year. The good news is that we have made it easy for you. There is a signup sheet in the glass hallway between the sanctuary and chapel that has several signup sheets. Simply write your name and card number (make sure you record all the numbers (should be 12 digits) and we will go online and register for you.
In just over a week, the MissionAires will begin! We look forward to the “Holy Chaos” as the kids arrive each Wednesday to learn music, serve, and have fun. If your child is K-4th grade, they can be involved! If they are a part of the Clay County School System, we will pick them up at school and bring them over to HFUMC. You will need to fill out the appropriate paperwork which is available from Myra. If your child is not a part of Clay County Schools and would like to participate, call Myra and find out how to make that happen. We look forward to hearing them in worship soon.
That is all for now. Be the face of Christ.