CBF General Assembly in Atlanta

CBF General Assembly in Atlanta

June 26-30

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The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s General Assembly provides opportunities to explore the Fellowship’s passion for missions and spiritual transformation through workshops, social gatherings, and inspirational worship services. This year, the assembly will be held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta, which gives our church members a chance to participate without traveling a long distance. If you have never attended a CBF General Assembly, this is a good year to give it a try.

In addition to the CBF workshops and worship services, one of Highland Hills’ ministries will be featured at a dinner on Thursday evening, June 29, sponsored by Baptist News Global. BNG will feature Gospel Gothic, our partnership between Highland Hills and 100.9 The Creek FM, as a “conversation that matters.” The show during BNG’s dinner event will include an ensemble of Americana artists, providing live music, interwoven with a conversation among show producers Jake Hall and Keith Gammons, along with Brad Evans and Wes Griffith. The producers will discuss the radio program’s concept and its approach to engaging listeners around music and faith. Tickets and table sponsorships for this event are available at www.baptistnews.com. This event is just one of the reasons you should plan to attend the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s General Assembly. You’ll be amazed at the good work that CBF is doing locally and all around the world! Register for free at www.cbf.net/assembly.

Many events at the CBF Annual Gathering are free, while some require a purchased ticket. Limited seating is available for some of these events. Please use this form to indicate your interest in particular events so we can compare to reserved spots and determine if more are needed. HHBC will procure tickets and members attending will reimburse HHBC as appropriate.

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Summer of Service

Summer of Service

Several adult Sunday school classes will meet in the Great Room this summer for a combined session on Sundays, June 4 - July 30. The combined group will enjoy discussions from the book "A New Kind of Christianity: 10 Questions That Are Transforming the Faith." They will then complete service projects together, similar to what children will be doing through their summer emphasis on compassion. Drop in any Sunday to be part of this summer of thoughtful conversation, prayer and service to our neighbors.

Next Steps in Vision 20/20

Next Steps in Vision 20/20

Below are the initiatives that the congregation affirmed in worship on June 4. Over the summer, the team is working on a plan to put them in place. We ask that you reflect on them, too—and prayerfully consider where God is calling you to participate. Look for more details next month.

  • Vital Worship. Worship at HHBC calls us to praise, love, and serve God with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength. Worship draws creatively from diverse Christian traditions, along with the gifts and experiences of the entire congregation.
  • Intentional Faith Development.Members of HHBC are biblically literate, theologically and historically knowledgeable, and growing spiritually so that they engage community and culture in ways faithful to our unique Baptist identity. A variety of serious faith development opportunities are available for all age groups; some take place on Sunday mornings and others throughout the week at different locations in the city.
  • Radical Hospitality. HHBC embodies Christ’s radical call to and welcome of all people to participate in the reign of God. Not only do people feel at home and valued inside the church walls, but the church also reaches across Macon- Bibb in a variety of ways to address the range of human needs: physical, mental, social, spiritual, etc.
  • Risk-Taking Missions. HHBC involves every age and ability in practicing transforming love for our city, while partnering with national and global agencies to further God’s kingdom around the country and world.
  • Passionate Community. HHBC is characterized by such a strong sense of community that we are motivated to care for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our members across generational lines.
  • Generous Stewardship. All members of HHBC, as one of their spiritual disciplines, give generously of their time, talents, and money. In turn, the church makes wise use of these gifts for furthering God’s kingdom.

Wednesday Evenings in June

Wednesday Evenings in June

Wednesday, June 7: Join us in the church courtyard for a Picnic and Movie Night, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Bring a picnic and a blanket for your family to enjoy an outdoor movie on the big screen. 

Wednesday, June 14: Warm up your bowling arm and join us for some Bowling Fun at Pin Strikes Bowling Alley from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Non-bowlers are welcome to watch and cheer for your favorite bowlers. Pin Strikes is located at 4318 Sheraton Drive in Macon.

Wednesday, June 21: Enjoy an evening of picnicking and playing at Amerson River Park. We’ve reserved the pavilion near the playground from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. for a bring-your-ownpicnic supper. We plan to gather and eat at 6:00 p.m. Amerson River Park is located at 2551 North Pierce Drive in Macon. 

Wednesday, June 28: Enjoy dinner with your family or join with other families and friends for a Selfie Supper! Snap a photo or two of your fun evening and post them to social media with the hashtag, #HHBCSelfieSupper. Or you can send your photos to churchoffice@highlandhillsbaptist.org and we'll post them for you. A family conversation guide will be provided to help you get the most out of your evening.
 

VBS 2017

VBS 2017

July 10-14, 9am-Noon

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Children’s Summer Sunday School – Compassion in Action

Children’s Summer Sunday School – Compassion in Action

Our Children’s Ministry leaders feel that one of the most valuable ministries available to our children and their families is the Sunday School hour. It is in this time where our children learn the stories of faith and apply those lessons to their lives.

This summer, our first through sixth graders will have opportunity to be a part of a new Sunday School experience. Beginning June 4, our children will start a series of lessons and experiences that will focus on compassion.

The class will begin at 9:45 a.m. with a Gathering Time, where the children will enjoy a light breakfast snack, upbeat music, and a fun gathering activity. Compassion will be the theme of each biblical lesson. Throughout the summer, the children will create a continuous art project that will hang in our hallway when it is completed, as well as put compassion into action with some engaging mission projects.

Organ Renovation Has Begun

Organ Renovation Has Begun

The Highland Hills pipe organ renovation has begun and will take approximately four months to complete. During this time of renovation, Gerald will be sharing his gifts on the piano in worship. Please keep Gerald in your prayers as he anxiously awaits the return of the pipe organ.

Summer Plans for Children & Youth

Summer Plans for Children & Youth

The summer of 2017 is fast approaching! We want you to be a part of these summer opportunities for the youth and children of Highland Hills.

June 4 - 7 Children's Camp at Lake Sinclair
June 5 - 10 Youth Jubilate Summer Tour
June 11 - 17 Summer Mission Trip for all ages to Lumberton, NC
July 2 - 8 Passport Youth Camp in Greenville, SC
July 10 - 14 VBS at HHBC for preschoolers and children

Get ready to serve God, grow in faith, and have lots of fun with the Highland Hills family during Summer 2017!

 Mourning Joy

Mourning Joy

Mourning Joy is a special bi-monthly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life after the death of a loved one. We know it hurts, and we want to help.

The group will meet every other Tuesday, beginning on May 2 and continuing through July 11, from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m., at Highland Hills Baptist Church.

Deacon of the Week

Deacon of the Week

Sunday, June 25 - Saturday, July 1

Tim Trotter

His deacon families are:
Terry Harrison
Agnes Hatcher
B.J. Hatcher
Adam Heath
Anne & Neil Heath
Mary Hendrickson
Lisa Hernandez
   Claude & Lyn Hicks

Opportunities for the Week — June 25 - July 8, 2017

Opportunities for the Week — June 25 - July 8, 2017

Sunday, June 25
The Third Sunday After
Pentecost
9:45am
Sunday School
11:00am
Morning Worship

Monday-Friday, June 26-30
CBF General Assembly

Tuesday, June 27
6:00pm
Mourning Joy

Wednesday, June 28
8:00am
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
6:00pm
Selfie Suppers

Sunday, July 2
The Fourth Sunday After
Pentecost
9:45am
Sunday School
11:00am
Morning Worship

Monday, July 3
10:00am
Youth Leave for Passport

Tuesday, July 4
Church Office Closed

Saturday, July 8
5:00pm
Youth Return from Passport

Preschool Fun

Preschool Fun

Camp-For-A-Day

Camp-For-A-Day

Thursday, June 22

Children who have completed first through sixth grades are invited to experience Camp-For-A-Day. Modeled after our traditional Children’s Camp, this event is designed to give our children a taste of what camp is all about.

There will be crafts, recreation, Bible study, team building, water games and chicken sandwiches (the favorite camp meal)! Camp-For-A-Day will take place at Highland Hills on Thursday, June 22, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Children must register for this event by Tuesday, June 20, by calling the church office or signing the list located in the Children’s area at the church.

There is no cost for this event, and children are encouraged to invite a friend. Each child will need to wear athletic-style shoes and clothes that can get dirty. They will also need to bring a bathing suit, towel, and Bible.
 

Taize Worship

Taize Worship

Tuesday, June 20

Take a break from the heat this summer and join us for Taize worship. This special service, which is held on the third Tuesday of each month, provides a restful, meditative time designed to give participants a quiet break from the busyness of life. The June Taize service will be held on Tuesday, June 20, at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel. Come and experience the peace that can be found by resting in God's presence.

Deacon of the Week

Deacon of the Week

Sunday, June 18 - Saturday, June 24

Bobby Wells

His deacon families are:
Michael & Nicole Davis
   Jacob & Sarah
Paula Davis
   John & Leslie Dixon
Taylor, Leigh & Lynn
Buck & Tricia Donnelly
Tie Duan
Cass & Ruth DuCharme
   Chase
Helen Dunwody
Glen & Glenda Edwards
Bert Elliott
Jim & Pat Elliott
   Betsy