Wonderful Wednesdays for Preschoolers and Children

Wonderful Wednesdays for Preschoolers and Children

May 18, May 25, and June 1

Children and preschoolers are beginning their break from choir and missions, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t good things happening for children at Highland Hills on Wednesday evenings. Our schedule will change a bit, but we hope that you will still join us for fellowship and fun as we share in Wonderful Wednesday activities. Make your reservations for supper at 6:00 p.m. and then stay for activities that are planned just for preschoolers and children that will begin at 6:30 p.m. and conclude at 7:00 p.m.

Our Wonderful Wednesday dates are May 18, May 25, and June 1. We will kick off the fun with a magic show presented by Mike Fuller, followed by a chance to make your own yummy snow cone. You don’t want to miss this magical treat!

Congrats to our College and Grad School Graduates

Congrats to our College and Grad School Graduates

We have several students in our church family who have graduated from college or graduate school this year and we want to offer them a hearty "congratulations" and "job well done!"

As our college graduates begin new adventures, we offer our prayers and a Scripture blessing on them as they go:

If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. (Psalm 139:9-10)

2016 College Graduates:
Will Bowden - Bachelor of Business Administration in Business
Management, Valdosta State University
Hudson Brown - Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media Arts and Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, American University
Megan Cassady - Bachelor of Arts in Art and Design, LaGrange College
Claire Horton - Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Spalding University

The Jubilate Festival Singers in Concert

The Jubilate Festival Singers in Concert

First Baptist Church of Christ, Macon, Sunday, June 5, 6:00 p.m.

Housing needed for visiting youth choirs The Jubilate Festival Singers, that big youth choir that our youth are a part of, will be in concert at FBCX Macon on Sunday evening, June 5, at 6:00 p.m. This concert will be part of the Jubilate summer tour from June 4-9. 

Throughout the week they will also be singing at Smokerise Baptist Church, Atlanta; The Stewart Center, Atlanta; FBC Aiken South Carolina; and the Birchwood Juvenile Detention Center, the Westminster Retirement Community and First Baptist Church, all in Greenville, South Carolina.

Jubilate is comprised of five youth choirs from around the southeast. The visiting choirs will need to be housed overnight following the June 5 Sunday evening concert in Macon. If you can house any of the traveling youth or adults, please contact Cass. Make plans to see the Jubilate Festival Singers in concert. You won’t want to miss it.

Mission Macon

Mission Macon

Summer Missions 2016

This summer, our annual mission trip is not far away. Our grand adventure in missions will be in our own backyard: Mission Macon. You and your family are invited to participate in a mission trip that happens in our very own city. Mission Macon will be Sunday, June 12 – Wednesday, June 15. Youth, adults, preschoolers, and senior adults will work together at different sites around our city in five teams: Build/Repair, Connect, Serve, Empower, and Reach. There will be jobs for all ages and all abilities. Make your plans to sign up for Mission Macon. You can register you and your family now online! Stay tuned in the weekly enewsletter and Sunday bulletins for more information. As we serve together, we will grow together as a church.    

C.O.P.E — A Poverty Simulation Event

C.O.P.E — A Poverty Simulation Event

Sunday, June 12, 4-6pm

Come experience a poverty simulation event that will offer a glimpse into the lives of low-income individuals and families in our community. C.O.P.E. is an event that allows participants to encounter the obstacles, the decisions that are made, and the consequences that impact these families every day. Sunday June 12, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. All are welcome for this free community event. Childcare is available by signing up here. 

More about C.O.P.E: The CareSource Foundation partnered with ThinkTank Inc. to develop this kit which was co-designed with low-income individuals who shared their story so that participants could gain a greater understanding. Highland Hills Baptist is grateful to offer this C.O.P.E. event, which has been used to help many organizations across the country work more effectively with low-income families and address the issues of poverty more comprehensively. 

Wednesday Night Summer Schedule

Wednesday Night Summer Schedule

May 18 – June 1
6:00pm Family Night Supper
6:30pm Prayer Service
LIFE on MainStreet
7:10pm Sanctuary Choir

June 8 – 22
Special Events are planned. Watch for
more details later.

June 29 – August 10
No Family Night Supper or activities

August 17
6:00pm Family Night Supper
6:30pm Summer Missions Reflections
7:10pm Sanctuary Choir

August 24
6:00pm Family Night Supper
6:30pm Passport Missions Reflections
7:10pm Sanctuary Choir

August 31
6:00pm Music and Missions Kickoff

Teachers Needed for Surf Shack VBS

Teachers Needed for Surf Shack VBS

We are beginning to make plans for HHBC's Vacation Bible School 2016! This year's adventure will take us to the Surf Shack, where we will catch the wave of God's amazing love. And who doesn't enjoy a week at the beach?!? VBS will be held from 9:00 a.m. until noon on July 11-15.

The beach is more fun with friends, so we invite you to join us as we set aside this week to spend with our HHBC children at Vacation Bible School. We are beginning the process of gathering "Lifeguards" (teachers, center leaders, and helpers) to help us make this an awesome week for our children.

If you are willing to join the VBS team this summer, please let Carol or Ruth know. Surf Shack is the place to be, so join us for this super summer adventure!

Caring for our Community

Caring for our Community

HHBC's Women on Missions group is collecting paper products for Ronald McDonald House during the months of April and May. This is a church-wide project. Collection bins are located in the hallways near the parlor and the elevator outside the Great Room kitchen. Toilet tissue, paper towels, Kleenex, and moist wipes are needed.

The April 5 meeting of Women on Missions will be held at 10:00 a.m. at PruittHealth Peake, 6190 Peake Road. WOM members will join the residents for a sing-a-long, led by Lyn Hicks. A dutch treat luncheon will follow at Jeneane's Restaurant.

 Opportunities for the Week — May 22-29, 2016

Opportunities for the Week — May 22-29, 2016

Trinity Sunday, May 22
9:45am Sunday School
11:00am Morning Worship

Wednesday, May 25
8:00am Men's Prayer Breakfast
6:00pm Family Night Supper
6:30pm Prayer Service
LIFE on Mainstreet
Wonderful Wednesday:
You've Got The Beat
7:10pm Sanctuary Choir

Trinity Sunday, May 29
9:45am Sunday School
11:00am Morning Worship

Youth Sunday and Graduate Recognition

Youth Sunday and Graduate Recognition

Highland Hills has a wonderful tradition of featuring all age groups and genders leading worship services throughout the year. On Sunday, May 15, the youth of Highland Hills will be leading us in worship. They will sing, pray, read scripture, play instruments, and lead the music. During the service, the graduating high school seniors will be recognized and presented with a gift. They will also be sharing with us a little about their future plans as they embark on this new chapter in their lives.

Our graduating class of 2016 includes Darrin Brown, Howard High School; Donnie Griffis, Howard High School; Tommy McCook, Stratford Academy; Colyar McCord, Stratford Academy; Ford Patterson, Woodfield Academy; Abigail Pierce, First Presbyterian Day School; and Tory Wilson, Jones County High School. A luncheon for our graduates and their families will follow the service.