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Sundays @ 10:30 AM Online

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This week’s message from our Pastor:

 

Dear Family,


Worship. We will continue to LIVE stream Sunday mornings and continue placing a sound speaker and radio transmitter in the parking lot for those who would like to join us outside. Once the weather gets warmer, we will re-start Live worship in the parking lot. Right now, it is too cold for instruments to stay tuned and the weather is too unpredictable. As far as worshiping in the sanctuary, we will have to wait a little longer. Positivity rate of Covid cases is still high and the new strand of Covid is very contagious. However, there are glimpses of hope. While positivity rate continues to be high, it has gone down in the last couple of weeks. The rollout of vaccines will also help with having less cases.
 
We started worship in-person in our Sanctuary. If you would like to join us on Sunday’s make sure you register each person that will be attending beforehand. We will be following similar guidelines as we did last year. Although we will be limited in ability for everyone to come into the sanctuary, the parking lot will have a loud speaker for overflow and on our station 96.3 FM. We will continue streaming worship LIVE on Facebook and YouTube.
 
We are limited to a maximum of 40 people (not including Pastor and Praise Team). We will be taking temperatures of everyone in the vehicle in the parking lot. If the temperature of any person in the vehicle exceeds 100.4, you will be asked to enjoy worship in the parking lot. A volunteer, with a registration list, will be at the entrance. We will be unable to accommodate anyone whose name is not on the list – including children. 
 
What to expect worshiping in the sanctuary?
·      Wear a face-mask at all times. (there will be extra face-masks available)
·      Sit in spaces provided (each cluster of chairs is just under 9ft apart from each other)
·      Keep at least 6ft of distance while transitioning in and out of the church.
·      Use hand sanitizer.
·      Avoid any physical contact with other people while greeting.
·      There will be plenty of distance between Praise Team and chairs.
·      There will be a volunteer seated close to the back of the sanctuary. This person will assure that only one family enters the restroom area at a time. Areas past the restrooms will be unavailable.
 
Before you attend, please think of the following questions:
·      Have I (or anyone coming with me) tested Positive for Covid-19 in the last 2 weeks? 
·      Have I (or anyone coming with me) been exposed to someone who tested positive for Covid-19?
·      Am I waiting on results from a Covid-19 test?
·      Do I have a fever, cough or any other flu-like symptoms?
If you are thinking you fall into any of these categories, we ask that you stay home to reduce risk of transmission in the building. If you are able to join us, you will need to register each member of your family (including children). Once capacity is reached, you are welcome to worship with us in the parking lot where we will have a loudspeaker and radio transmitter for overflow. 

Lent. This year the focus of Lent will be on healing based on Jesus’ different healing stories in the Gospel of Matthew. The worship series I’m working on is called “Holy Vessels” and will center us around different topics of healing. 2020 was a rough year on many levels and 2021 has not started off very kindly either. As we look for healing, we will talk about healing of the “self” and healing of the community. More information coming soon.

Ash Wednesday. Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on February 17. Since we will not be able to do the self-guided worship experience we have done the past few years, I will have different times for drive-thru Imposition of ashes. I will also post a virtual option for those who would like to participate from home.

Food Pantry. Our food pantry ministry continues to make an impact in our community. One member stopped by today to drop off food. When she took the food to the storage room, she was shocked at how empty the shelves are. Sadly, we had already put a bunch of food away. The need is increasing. Every other Saturday our food pantry will be open to distribute food from 10am-noon. Many thanks to all of you who have shopped and added items to your grocery list. They are being used in God’s ministry. 
If you would like to donate items to the food pantry, Below is a list of items most needed at the moment. There will be someone at the church Tuesday and Thursday to receive any donations. Or, you could drop them on Sunday mornings.  

  • Tuna: very low
  • Cereal: Hot & Cold
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned soup: cream and regular
  • Canned veggies: beans, corn, peas, carrots, etc.
  • Boxed potatoes: mashed, etc.
  • Loaves of bread. 

Giving. Thank you for your support and commitment to our church. Please continue giving to the church during this time of “social distancing.” We need your help and your commitment to our church. ** Checks are processed and deposited at the beginning of the week. Depending on when we get them, it may take a week to deposit your check. Thank you for supporting HMPC. Here are a couple of options to continue giving.

  • Take a drive and drop it off in our mailbox. Our mailbox is secure and has a key lock. We process checks once a week.
  • Set up “Bill Pay” through your bank’s online page. You can schedule when and how often to send checks.
  • Text “HMPC General $______” (enter the amount in the blank) to 73256 and follow the prompts in the response.
  • Give online through our website. (Realm service)
  • Visit www.hamiltonmillpc.com; Select “Online Giving” tab on far right.
    • The first link is for “Guest” giving. Follow prompt to set up an account in Realm. A phone number, email, and credit or debit card or banking routing number and account number required. (As always, the church discourages the irresponsible use of credit cards. We offer the opportunity to donate by credit card as a convenience to those who manage their finances in a God-honoring way.)

Prayer Concerns and Joys. Please email your prayer concerns and joys to or through Facebook Messenger. We would like to include prayers in our weekly email so we can all be praying for each other. 

God Bless You Family!
Dios Te Bendiga Familia!
Pastor Juan

Hamiton Mill Presbyterian Church | 5152 Braselton Highway, Hoschton, GA 30548