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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
September 24: The last day to put in your order, $40/box. Order here!
September 29: Pick up
Wednesday Night Dinners
September 26 – Spaghetti and Meatballs Marinara, Italian tossed salad, garlic bread and fresh berry trifle.
Mom’s Time Out
Come join us September 26: “Boundaries” in the Fellowship Hall from 9:15a-10:30a as we follow Karen Stubbs’ Mom Core study. Karen is a mom of four children and has over 27 yrs of experience in raising kids with her husband, Greg.  Childcare is available: $5/child
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
CRASE – Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events
A few years ago the Cherokee Co Sheriff’s Office presented the CRASE program at our church. It was well received and very informative.
This month, due to a request by our church and several others in our area the CRASE program will again be presented.
The primary purpose of the seminar is to gain insight on how to prepare and react during an active shooter incident.
Program will be held at Indian Knoll Elementary located at 3635 Univeter Road on Thursday, September 27 at 6:30pm.
5th Sunday Event
Come join us September 30 from 11:30-1:00pm for a fun Tailgate experience.  Don’t forget to wear your favorite team jersey/shirt and bring your tent, chairs, blankets, balls…whatever you want for your epic tailgate!  If you’re interested in helping us out with a few items please sign up here.
Girls Night Out
October 14, 6:00p-8:00p at HFUMC. GNO will feature fall pumpkin decoupage, led by our very own Michelle Gwynn.
No worries, no experience required! Come for some fun, food and fellowship!
Cost is $15 per lady, which includes all supplies, unless you have a specific word for your pumpkin.
Dessert for the evening will be a chocolate fountain! Please see list for an item you can bring.
Invite a friend! Please RSVP by October 12 so we have enough supplies on hand.
Contact Michelle for more information. 
Trunk or Treat
October 24, 5:00-7:00pm – Fall is right around the corner and it is time for another amazing Hickory Flat community outreach. Make this event a huge success by signing up to volunteer. 

Contact: Penny DePuy at 770-375-1142.

Adult Wednesday Night GROW Study

In Christ…Christian Characteristics:
This is a six-week study of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians seeking to apply Christian characteristics learned in the book of Ephesians to daily life. We will look each week at a particular characteristic Christians exhibit when living In Christ. You are invited to read the book of Ephesians over the 6 weeks multiple times – one chapter per week. Example: In preparation for week one please read Eph. 1-2.
The lessons are as follows: August 8 – In Christ . . . Peace-full People, Ephesians 2:11-22 August 15 – In Christ . . . Out of Control, Ephesians 3:14-21 August 22 – In Christ . . . Gifted, Ephesians 4:1-16, 22-24 August 29 – In Christ . . . Lovers, Ephesians 4:25–5:2 September 5 – In Christ . . . Wise Guys (and Gals), Ephesians 5:15–20 September 12 – In Christ . . . Equipped Saints, Ephesians 6:10-20
The next series:  Wednesdays September 26-November 14
“Listening to God” – Hearing His voice through Faith, and everyday life. “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the Word of Christ.” (Rom 10:17) Have you ever wondered if that voice in your head, or in the wind, or in the thunderclap or that person that appeared at the just the “right time” was God speaking to you?
Come join us on for this fun, interactive study, and find out!
Contact: Matt Nelson

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.