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Volunteer Opportunities
Church Grounds – We need additional mowers added to the team. We have the equipment. Contact: Holly Bogatay, Office Administrator.
Children’s Ministry – As our program is growing, volunteers are needed for Sunday morning programs (10a Classes and 9a/11a Children’s Church) as well as Wednesday night at 6:30p. Contact: Nichole Hall, Children’s Minister.
Kitchen Crew – Chef Kathy Mossburg welcomes volunteers for setup, cooking, and cleanup. Contact: Holly Bogatay
Nursery – As the Nursery is growing, we have the need for additional volunteers on Sunday mornings at 9am.  Your commitment would be just 1 time per month. Contact: Connie Klements, Nursery Director, for more information. 
Angel Tree
The Christmas season is quickly approaching! The Angel Tree will be up this Sunday and the angels will be given out between 8:30am-12:30pm!  The gifts are due back December 2. We will need your help December 10 to sort the gifts. Visit the E-news again shortly for Angel Tree details or to volunteer, contact Mary Ann Laughlin, luv2sew123@gmail.com
Feed My Lambs
November 22: Each Thanksgiving, Hickory Flat Church provides a hot meal for hundreds of people in our community.  We begin at 9am and are finished by 11am on Thanksgiving Day. If you’re available to assemble a lunch or deliver please come at 9:00am! For more detail, contact Mary Ann Laughlin.
Wednesday Night Dinners
November 28Chicken and Pepperoni penne pasta tossed with Marinara/Alfredo Pink sauce, tossed salad, Italian bread, and Coconut sheet cake.
Ladies Christmas Tea
December 15 at 9:30: Deadline to RSVP will be Wednesday, December 12th. Click here for all details. 
Parent’s Afternoon Out
Sunday, December 9 from 12:30-3:30pm.  Click here for all the details and to reserve your spot!
Reminder: Pick up is on November 17 in the Fellowship Hall. 
If you have any questions, contact Mary Ann Laughlin or Steve Robinson
Upcoming Youth Event
Lock In: November 16 – Friday 8pm – Saturday 8am. We will have sleep rooms (just in case) awesome games, fun fellowship, snacks, movies, and worship. You are greatly encouraged to bring a friend!  This will be an awesome way to start off the Thanksgiving break! Contact: Nick Yother
Mom’s Time Out
Meetings are in the Fellowship Hall from 9:15-10:30a. Childcare is available $5/child.
November 28 – “Contentment”
December 5 – “Advent Devotionals for moms and kids”
New Comers Gathering
Are you interested in membership at Hickory Flat UMC?  Would you like to know more about the ministries and missions of the congregation?  Have you been worshiping for a while and want to get plugged in more fully?  
Mark your calendar for Sunday, November 18 @ 3:00pm.  Join Rev. Nelson and other church leaders for a time of sharing in ministry.  Please contact the church office to indicate your participation.  
Hasty Elementary School – Reading Tutor
Reading Buddies for Hasty Elementary – Hasty Elementary is in need of Reading Buddies tutors in kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades Monday to Friday.  Volunteers are asked to tutor for 30 minutes each session. You can do it once a week or more. Time slots start at 7:30 am and go to 9:45 in the morning and again at noon and continue until 1:30 pm. Interested volunteers must fill out a 2018 Cherokee County Volunteer application and attend a Reading Buddies training session at Hasty. Interested people can contact Mary Ann Laughlin at 404-786-1937. The schedule is posted along with a volunteer application on the Mission bulletin board near the ladies room. 
UMCOR – United Methodist Committee on Relief
Please pray for those whose lives have been impacted by Florence. Please also pray for early response teams, disaster coordinators, and the many volunteers who are working tirelessly to provide relief.
Make Relief Kits. We can support those effected by buying Cleaning Kits or Hygiene Kits.
Donate. 100% of your gift supports relief efforts. Conference Fund #9431
Women’s Bible Study
October 12-November 16 at 10:00am, Trailer D3:
Six week study on “Face Everyday with Faith.” The class will be taught by Laura Dickerson. Contact: Miriam Hale, 770.289.0215

Adult Discipleship Opportunity (Grow)

Disciple III (Remember Who You Are):
Remember Who You Are is a 32 week study of the Old Testament Prophets and Paul’s Epistles (Letters to the early Church). This will be a Sunday evening (During Wednesday Night Dinner) session with study commencing Aug 19th and completing by May 19th with breaks for holidays, fall & spring breaks, Easter, Mothers day and etc. There is a desired prerequisite of having completed Disciple I (Full or Fast-Track), if you’ve not and are interested please let us know. Cost is $39.00 per student (scholarships are available). Contact Mark McDougald for details, signup or questions.

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

Meetings are held each Friday, 7pm, in Trailer D3. For more information, contact Mike, 770.653.3999.


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.

GED Classes

Hickory Flat Church offers free GED classes to anyone 18 years and older. Classes meet on Monday and Thursday evenings, 6-9pm. For additional details, visit our GED page or contact Ronnie Holbert.