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Ministry Job Position – Office Administrator

The church office is the hub of communication and requires efficient clerical office management, and on-going evaluation for improvements in day-to-day operations. The Office Administrator is responsible for managing the daily operational business affairs of the church, working in coordination with church members, leaders, and staff to achieve the church’s mission objective. It is a ministry of the church. The person in this position will be extending the ministry of Hickory Flat Church to our members, our staff and the surrounding community.


Lent 2018 Sermon Series: “RESTORATION: A Lenten Journey”

“Restore us, LORD God of heavenly forces! Make your face shine so that we can be saved!” – Psalm 80.19
  • February 14 – Ash Wednesday – Mortality, Matthew 6:1-6,16-21, Listen online
  • February 18 – 1st Sunday of Lent – Wilderness, Mark 1:9-15, Listen online
  • February 25 – 2nd Sunday of Lent – Intervention, Mark 8:31-38, Listen online
  • March 4 – 3rd Sunday of Lent – The Program, Exodus 20:1-17, Listen online
  • March 11 – 4th Sunday of Lent – Recovery, John 3:14-18, Listen online
  • March 18 – 5th Sunday of Lent – Promise, Jeremiah 31:31-34
  • March 25 – Palm Sunday – Emptied, Mark 11:1-11 & Philippians 2:5-11

Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday – March 25, 9am Non-traditional & 11am Traditional
Nursery available at both services.
Maundy (Holy) Thursday – March 29, 7pm Communion Service
Good Friday – March 30

  • 7am-7pm – Stations of the Cross

Self-led prayer and reflection around symbols depicting the Passion of Christ and His last days.

  • 7pm – Worship
    Nursery provided for ages pre-K and younger.

Easter Sunday Celebration

  • 7am – Sunrise service
  • 9am – Non-traditional worship
  • 10am – Easter Egg Hunt
  • 11am – Traditional worship

Annual Hickory Flat UMM Retreat

Join the United Methodist Men’s retreat April 27-29; at the Hinton Rural Life Center (Ervin Retreat House) in Hayesville, North Carolina. Based on the number of participants, the cost will be within the range of $96 to $149.Transportation will be provided via the church van. All breakfast and dinners are included in the registration fee which must be received by April 13. Checks should be payable to HFUMC with men’s retreat in the memo section and given to Mike McArthur or Larry Delbridge. RSVP to Larry Delbridge.


A New Bowling League

Are you interested in participating in a ten-week summer, Sunday night bowling league with your brothers and sisters in Christ? We are looking to form at least six teams of four people each. This will be a great opportunity to be in fellowship with each other while also being able to reach out to friends and members of our community to participate with us! Sign up will be completed four to six weeks prior to the start date. If you would like further information, please email Kristen Small.


Camp Glisson GROW Day Camp

Camp Glisson in coming to our backyard! Literally! July 16-20 will be an opportunity for your rising 1st – 6th Grader ($135) to participate in a summer GROW Day Camp sponsored by the amazing people and work of our North Georgia Camp & Retreat Ministries through Camp Glisson. Grow brings the powerful experience of camp ministry to local churches. Packed with activities that contribute to learning new skills and building Christian community, the focus throughout is for each camper to grow deeper roots in their faith (grow spiritually), in their ability to work as a team (grow socially), and in self-confidence as a loved child of God (grow individually). Mark your calendars and registration links will follow soon.


Downtown Atlanta Homeless Ministry

Our Homeless Ministry visits Atlanta once a month to share the love of Christ with our homeless neighbors. We pray with many that we meet and offer kindness and care (food, hygiene kits) to people who are often ignored or unseen. How can you participate? Donate food or other items. Help with meal preparations or travel to Atlanta with the team.


Sunlight of the Spirit Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous group meets on Fridays (men & women), 7pm, in Trailer D3. These are open meetings. Our primary purpose is to help the Alcoholic who is still suffering.
Contact Mike, 770.653.3999, for further information.



Al-Anon is a worldwide fellowship that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics, whether or not the alcoholic recognizes the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help. Alcoholism is a family disease. The program is anonymous and protects the identity of the participants. The group will meet on Friday nights at 7pm in Trailer D4. For questions, call 678.468.6150.