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Position Opening: Minister to Youth

The church is seeking a Minister of Youth to lead a comprehensive ministry with youth in grades 6 through 12. This person will provide leadership for all aspects of youth ministry.


August Sermons

Follow Up Notes & Action Items


Upward Soccer

It's registration time for Fall Soccer! Upward is for boys and girls, ages 4-14. The program is open to all skill levels and appropriate for kids with no soccer experience as well as experienced and talented players.

  • For all the details, and to register, visit Upward Soccer.
  • Upward is also looking for a few volunteers to help with the administrative aspects of the program.
  • Contact Upward team

Canton Home Repair Project

Saturday, August 26 - Hickory Flat Church will come together to care for an elderly woman in north Canton. Work and volunteer opportunities will include: laying a plywood floor, mowing & cleaning up the yard, providing water/lunch for homeowner and volunteers, and spending time with the homeowner.


Mexico Mission Trip

Hickory Flat is headed south to serve alongside our partner ministry, RIO Ministries in Apodaca (near Monterrey), Mexico. The trip is November 11-18. Cost estimate (including airfare) is $1500. Our work will be to grow our relationship with Gonzalo and Rio, support their daily programs, and help lead a special children's program.

  • For more details, please contact Mary Ann Laughlin.
  • Information meeting: Monday, August 28, 7pm.

You Are Invited

If you are interested in using your gifts and talents in serving HFUMC in the area of hospitality, please join us for an appreciation luncheon and radical hospitality training session by Pastor Matt. He will be using material from the book, Five Practices of a Fruitful Congregation, by Robert Schnase. The events will be held on Sunday, August 27 and September 10, from 12 to 1:30pm in the Fellowship Hall.
  • Please RSVP to Margaret Dunn to let us know which day you are able to come.

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.


Young Adult Ministry

Our young adults have a place to meet together and grow in their faith. They meet every Monday evening, 7pm, at a group member's home. The group is open to everyone 18-29 years old. For more information, contact Rachel Black.


Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous group meets on Fridays (men & women), 8pm, 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 8 pm in Trailer D4. For questions, call 678.468.6150.