Wednesday Nights in June

Wednesday Nights in June

Wednesday, June 26: HHBC will co-host an ice cream sundae party in the Kings Park Community Center for neighborhood residents and their families. This time of fun and fellowship will kick off our "Check-In Challenge," an effort to increase communication and collaboration across the Kings Park community.

Community Fun with Kings Park

Community Fun with Kings Park

Wednesday, June 26, 5:00 - 6:00 pm

HHBC will co-host an ice cream sundae party in the Kings Park Community Center for neighborhood residents and their families. This time of fun and fellowship will kick off our "Check-In Challenge," an effort to increase communication and collaboration across the Kings Park community. Want to volunteer to help in this Micah Project and serve ice cream with these neighbors? Sign up here or in the church office.

Children's Camp for a Day

Children's Camp for a Day

Monday, July 8, 10:00am - 3:00pm

On Monday, July 8 our HHBC Children’s Ministry will host Camp for a Day. Children who have completed first through sixth grade are invited to a day of camp-like fun at Highland Hills. They will enjoy recreation, crafts, Bible study, and water fun. The camp will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. Children will need to bring a sack lunch, swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen.

There is no cost for this camp, but registration is required for this event by June 28. You may register your child and their friends for this camp here!

HHBC Preschool & Children's Families to Rigby's Water World

HHBC Preschool & Children's Families to Rigby's Water World

Tuesday, July 9, 10:00am

On Tuesday, July 9 our preschoolers, children and their families will gather at Rigby’s Water World in for a day of splashing and sliding. Rigby’s is located at 2001 Karl Drive in Warner Robins. We have rented two cabanas near the toddler area for the day. Families may come any time between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Friends and guests are welcome to attend.

The cost is $10 per person. Families will be responsible for their own transportation and food expenses. Registration is required by June 28. You may register your family for this event here!

Loaves and Fishes Ministry

Loaves and Fishes Ministry

Highland Hills continues to provide sack lunches on the first Tuesday of each month to the Loaves and Fishes Ministry. Loaves and Fishes depend on churches like us to help them provide supportive services to the working poor and homeless population in the middle Georgia area. If your Sunday School class would like to help fill lunch sacks and/ or help deliver the lunches, contact Emily Brumley.

Micah Project: Schools

Micah Project: Schools

Why Does HHBC Support MLK Elementary School?

Why does HHBC support Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School? Our own Cameron Hill is one of the reasons. When the Missions Committee was discussing adopting a neighborhood school after we completed Vision 20/20, Patricia and Rod Finney asked us to consider MLK because Cameron needed help that the overworked teachers there were unable to provide. While the previous principal was not receptive to our participation, the new principal, Dr. Suzan Watkins, has welcomed our assistance this past year.

In 2018, MLK had an enrollment of 738 students in grades pre-kindergarten through 5th grade, with a teacher/student ratio of 19.6:1. Located in one of the lowest income areas of the county, MLK is one of the lowest performing schools in the county. Based on the combined math and reading proficiency testing date, MLK ranked #1,197 out of 1,226 elementary schools in the state of GA. On the Milestones Test given annually to students in grades 3-5, only 6% of students at MLK were proficient in math (Bibb County 30.3% / GA 45.5%) and only 8% were proficient in reading and language arts (Bibb County 27.5% / GA 41.7%).

There are two components of our support for MLK: reading tutoring and teacher/staff support. Look for more about those in the next few weeks. If you are interested in tutoring at MLK next year, contact Kam Cook at (478) 836-5301 or kmhcook@gmail.com.

Global Women’s Ministry Project

Global Women’s Ministry Project

The Global Women of Highland Hills are partnering with the Macon Periods Easier Project to help young girls in need throughout our Macon Community. The mission of Macon Periods Easier is to raise awareness of period poverty in Macon-Bibb County and to help provide local students in need and the homeless community with free access to feminine products.

Women and girls in low-income settings are often forced to prioritize the little financial resources they have to provide for these basic necessities. School nurses in our local middle and high schools encounter 8 to 10 girls each day who come into their offices for assistance. There is no budget for these supplies, and nurses often pay for these items out of their own pockets.

Our Global Women would like your assistance in collecting feminine hygiene products. Collection baskets have been placed in the main women’s restrooms. You can donate your products there or leave them in Ruth’s office. We will be collecting these items through June 16.

Stephen Ministry Matters

Stephen Ministry Matters

SAVE THE DATE – Stephen Ministry Commissioning in Two Weeks

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Recognizing that God is the ultimate Cure Giver, the Mission of the Highland Hills Baptist Church Stephen Ministry is to serve God and bring Christ’s healing love to individuals who are experiencing life’s challenges through confidential, non-judgmental, one-on-one, Christian care.

On Sunday, June 30, HHBC will commission three new Stephen Leaders and eight new Stephen Ministers. These dedicated people have received extensive training over the past few months and are ready to begin their caring ministry here at Highland Hills.

Ruth Ducharme and John Jarrard recently attended the Stephen Leader’s Training Course (LTC) in Orlando, and Renee Bennett is attending this week. These new Stephen Leaders will help lead our Stephen Ministry here at HHBC and make sure it runs smoothly.

Our first class of Stephen Ministers includes Anne and Neil Heath, Lyn Hicks, Kam Cook, John Jarrard, Cheryl Sjoquist, Garry Williams, and Peggy Williams. They will be commissioned on June 30 to begin service as Stephen Ministers in our congregation. Stephen Ministry, Christian lay caring ministry for those in need, is a vital part of our congregation’s mission.

Join in the celebration! Come pray for and show your support for this caring ministry and these gifted people whom God has called and equipped for this important role in our congregation. We ask God’s blessings on our new Stephen Ministry Team and pray for the success of this special ministry in our congregation.

Deacon of the Week

Deacon of the Week

Sunday, June 23 - Saturday, June 29, 2019

Neil Heath

His deacon families are:

Betty Rivers
Cynthia Roby
Ellen & Thomas Scott
Christopher & Lauren
Ben Shepard
Bess Shirley
Daniel & Barbara Sikes
Mary Catherine
Jennifer Simmons
Carson & Kendall
Marcus Simmons
Ann Sims

Opportunities for the Week — June 23 - 30, 2019

Opportunities for the Week — June 23 - 30, 2019

Sunday, June 23
Second Sunday After Pentecost

9:45am
Sunday School
11:00am
Worship

Wednesday, June 26
8:00am
Men's Prayer Breakfast
5:00pm
Kings Park Ice Cream Social

Sunday, June 30
Third Sunday After Pentecost

9:45am
Sunday School
11:00am
Worship
Stephen Ministry Commissioning