Family Night Supper Is Returning!

Family Night Supper Is Returning!

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After a summer break, Family Night Supper will return on Wednesday, August 15. Our church family will gather again in the Great Room for a time of food and fellowship at 6:00 p.m., followed by Prayer Service at 6:30 p.m. This time of shared community around the tables is a weekly highlight for many of our families. If you have not made Family Night Suppers a part of your routine, this is a good time to give them a try.

On Wednesday, August 22, our youth will lead us during Prayer Service in a Passport Reflection Service. Let’s support our youth as they share with us their experiences of fun, service, and faith from Passport Mission Camp 2018.

A special Wednesday meal and event will take place on August 29. Make a churn of your favorite homemade ice cream and gather for an old-fashioned porch party. As we share dinner and games together, we’ll celebrate the new year in choirs and mission organizations for our children and youth.

Changes to the Deacon Nomination and Election Process

Changes to the Deacon Nomination and Election Process

An ad hoc committee was formed for the purpose of looking closely at our deacon nomination and election process.  Emily Brumley chaired this committee along with Jeff Browne, Doug Corbin, Claude Hicks, and Jean Trotter. The committee surveyed other churches regarding their practices related to deacon nomination and election. Based on these survey responses, ad hoc committee discussion, a review of HHBC church by-laws, historical reference from previous nominations and elections, and much prayer and study, the ad hoc committee made recommendations to the board of deacons at the May deacons' meeting.

Read More here

Promotion Sunday and Blessing of Students

Promotion Sunday and Blessing of Students

Sunday, August 19

For our children, celebrating birthdays and graduations is a big part of growing up. They look forward to these and other milestones with joy and eagerness. The preschoolers, children, and youth of Highland Hills get that same feeling when Promotion Sunday rolls around.

Sunday, August 19, is Promotion Sunday for our church. On this day, our students will begin the morning in their current Sunday School classes, and then at 10:30 a.m. we will promote those who are going into new classes and departments.

A highlight of this day will take place in worship when we present our first graders and seventh graders with a new Bible. Children and youth in this age group are taking giant steps into new ministry areas of our church. We like to mark this occasion with the gift of a new Bible from our congregation.

Also during worship on this Sunday, we will have a Blessing of Students. Preschoolers, children, and youth are encouraged to bring their school backpacks to worship for a time of individual blessing and to receive a gift to carry with them throughout the school year.

Bible Presentations to First Graders and Seventh Graders

Bible Presentations to First Graders and Seventh Graders

Sunday, August 19

Children in first grade and youth in seventh grade are taking giant steps into new ministry areas of our church. We like to mark this occasion with the gift of a new Bible from our congregation. On Sunday, August 19, we will present our first graders and seventh graders with new Bibles during the morning worship service.

First Graders:
Logan Hall
Reece Huston

Seventh Graders:
Jacob Davis Ellie Mincey
Conner Davis Ethan Nash
Lock McMahon

Youth Day at the Lake

Youth Day at the Lake

Saturday, August 18

To celebrate the rising seventh graders coming into the HHBC youth group, the youth will be having a day at Lake Sinclair at the Spiveys’ lake house.

On Saturday, August 18, the youth will meet at the church at 9:00 a.m. to travel by cars to the lake. They will return to the church at 4:00 p.m. Those who attend will need a bathing suit, towel, and dry clothes for the ride home. There is no cost for this event and lunch will be provided.

Youth need to see Cass by Wednesday, August 15, to sign up.  

HHBC Family Pool Party & Cookout

HHBC Family Pool Party & Cookout

Friday, August 24, 2018

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Women's Retreat

Women's Retreat

October 12-14, 2018

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Passport Reflection Service

Passport Reflection Service

Wednesday, August 22

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Our youth had an awesome week at Passport Furman in July and they are ready to share some of their experiences with our church family. On Wednesday, August 22, our youth will lead us during Prayer Service in a Passport Reflection Service. Let’s support our youth as we hear about their times of fun, service, and faith from Passport Mission Camp 2018.

Porch Party for M&M Kickoff

Porch Party for M&M Kickoff

Wednesday, August 29, at 6:00 p.m.

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Join us for lawn games and homemade icecream at an old-fashioned porch party as we celebrate Music and Missions. You can relax in our rocking chairs or play corn hole and lawn darts at this fun evening to mark the beginning of our Wednesday night programming for the year.

Join our families in the Great Room for a delicious dinner, some entertaining games, and lots of fun. We’ll introduce you to the teachers who will be leading our children and youth in choirs and missions organizations this year and ask for God’s blessings on them as they give of themselves to share God’s love.

Make a churn of your favorite homemade ice cream and enjoy this evening of neighborhood fun!

School Supplies Needed

School Supplies Needed

Women on Mission is collecting school supplies again this year. Supplies needed are: pencils, paper, notebooks, erasers, glue, Crayons, and Kleenex. Collection bins are located in the hallway near the chapel and on the upper level near the elevator. Please join WOM in this collection effort and make this a church wide project. 

Summer Psalms - an Adult Bible Study

Summer Psalms - an Adult Bible Study

Beginning July 1 and continuing through August 12, gather during the Sunday School hour for an adult Bible study to engage the Psalms with reflections, music, and a little creativity. The young adult Sunday School class will host this study in the Great Room.
 

Deacon of the Week

Deacon of the Week

Sunday, August 12 - Saturday, August 18

Gloria Marshall

Her deacon families are:

Gary & Jean Keene
Sybil Keesbury
Cheryl & Ray Kelley
Pam Kent
   Sam
Stephen Krysalka
   Roger
John Lane
Burt & Mary Ann Lee
Abbie & Thomas Nash
Leah & Marty Leverett
Marsha & Paul Lewis
   Timothy
Allen & Eve London
   Shaw & Hendley

Reading Tutors

Reading Tutors

School is starting again, and that means we have the opportunity to care for our neighbors through our local schools again. We will continue to tutor students at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School. Our goal is to have ten people volunteer as tutors for reading students. If you have flexible morning hours and would like to volunteer, please email Erin Hall.

Opportunities for the Week — August 12 - 19, 2018

Opportunities for the Week — August 12 - 19, 2018

Sunday, August 12
The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

9:45am
Sunday School
Summer Psalms - An Adult Bible Study in the Great Room
11:00am
Morning Worship/Lord's Supper
12:00pm
Deacons' Meeting

Wednesday, August 15
8:00am
Men's Prayer Breakfast
6:00pm
Family Night Supper
6:30pm
Prayer Service
7:10pm
Sanctuary Choir

Sunday, August 19
The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

9:45am
Sunday School/Promotion Sunday
11:00am
Morning Worship
First Grade and Seventh Grade Bible Presentation
Blessing of the Students
12:00pm
Missions Committee Meeting

July News from our CBF Field Personnel

July News from our CBF Field Personnel

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As a church family, we support and encourage several CBF field personnel as they serve around the globe. Carson and Laura Foushee have been serving in Japan for over three years, and continue to share God's love with the people of Japan in creative and loving ways.

To read the Foushees' July newsletter, click here.