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Ladies Silent Prayer Retreat

Saturday, May 19, 9am-12pm.
All ladies are encouraged to attend a morning of silent prayer and reflection. We will gather in the sanctuary.
At 12pm we will break the silence and have lunch together in the Fellowship Hall. Bring your Bible and a journal. (We’ll have extras on hand as well).
  • Please RSVP so we’ll have adequate food for lunch.
  • Contact Laura DIckerson for more information.

Newcomer Gathering

If you are new to our church, come spend a few hours with Rev. Nelson and key leaders to find ways to be involved. We will meet on Sunday, May 20, 3-5pm, in the sanctuary. Childcare is available upon request. For further information contact Rev. Nelson.

Graduate Recognition Sunday

Are you graduating from high school or college this year? We want to celebrate with you! During worship on Sunday, May 20, we will recognize our graduates. A brunch for family and friends will be provided between services. 
We are so proud of your achievements and excited to celebrate this wonderful accomplishment with you! 

Caregivers Support Group

 An organizational meeting for Caregivers of love ones with Dementia will be held on Monday, May 21 in the church office conference room at 10am. This group is intended to be a supportive environment providing a place to share experiences, to learn from others, and to find out about helpful resources.
If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, please join us on this journey. 

MUST Summer Lunch

Feed Cherokee Children (a Hickory Flat Church event) will benefit the MUST Summer Lunch Program. Many children in our area receive free/reduced lunches during the school year. The MUST program fills the gap by providing a daily lunch for those children during the summer.
On Sunday, June 10, we will come together in the Fellowship Hall during the Sunday school hour to make 2500 lunches for children. Join in this great mission event by:
  • Donating juice boxes, individual packs of chips, & cookies NOW
  • Participating in the lunch-making fun on Sunday, June 10
  • Contact: Mary Ann Laughlin

Vacation Bible School 2018

June 18-22
Rolling River Rampage” invites children on a white-water adventure to experience the ride of a lifetime with God! Registration for children ages 4 years (must be 4 by 9/1/18) through 5th grade (completed) will begin April 15.
  • Cost: $30/child (includes t-shirt & music cd)
  • For additional details, visit our VBS page.

Camp Glisson GROW Day Camp

Camp Glisson is 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).
  • To register for the July 16-20 camp at Hickory Flat Church, visit GROW Day Camp, click “Register”, then select “Hickory Flat UMC” from the list of sites.

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.