Worship in the Amphitheater — Picnic on the Grounds

Worship in the Amphitheater — Picnic on the Grounds

Sunday, May 1

Worship is a sacred and beautiful time at Highland Hills. On Sunday morning, May 1, our congregation will gather in the church’s amphitheater for our morning worship service. As we enjoy the beauty of God's creation, we will worship in a way that is more casual in style and dress. Special music will be provided by Matt Moncrief, Ginger Gilpin, and Sara Elliott.

Sunday School will begin at 9:45 a.m., as always, and then the service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Following the worship service, we will share a picnic lunch on the grounds. Please feel free to  dress comfortably and bring a blanket, if you like.

Make plans to join your fellow worshipers, as well as the deer, squirrels, and birds, as we gather together in our beautiful amphitheater.

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. 

Senior Adult Retreat

Senior Adult Retreat


May 16 - 17

HHBC’s senior adults will be joining other friends from across the state to celebrate God’s faithfulness at CBF/GA’s first Senior Adult Retreat. The retreat will be held on St. Simons Island on May 16 – 17. The event will include Bible study, worship, coastal sightseeing, service projects, food, and fellowship. 

If you are interested in attending this event, contact the church office to register.

WOM Meeting

WOM Meeting

Tuesday, May 3

The Women on Mission group will meet on Tuesday, May 3, at 10:00 a.m. in the parlor. June Moncrief will lead the program. The group is collecting paper products for the Ronald McDonald House during the month of May.

PIM Meeting at LifeSpring

PIM Meeting at LifeSpring

Tuesday, May 3

The Partners in Missions group will be visiting with the ladies of LifeSpring on Tuesday, May 3, at 7:00 p.m. They will lead a devotion, sing songs, have refreshments, and do a craft project with the 21 residents.

Thank You from the Grounds Committee

Thank You from the Grounds Committee

Thank you, volunteers for your hard work last Saturday at Grounds Workday. You are an awesome group and the committee co-chairs along with the entire Church membership thanks you for all that you did to help maintain and beautify the Church grounds. A special thank you to Gloria Marshall for providing lunch. Those who volunteered were: Steve Brown, Jim Davis, Rachel and Jon Greco, Lyn Hicks, Bob Jones, Jean and Gary Keene, Gloria and Buddy Marshall, Wimberley, Richard, Gabrielle and Mimi Rader, Rick Smalley, and Bobby Wells.

Children's Mission Recognition Service

Children's Mission Recognition Service

Wednesday, May 4

In the middle of each week, the families of Highland Hills take time away from school, sports, music lessons, and homework to make their way to choir and missions. Wednesday nights have become a time of gathering with friends for learning and for fellowship.

As we close out another year of mission classes at Highland Hills, we invite you to join us as our Mission Friends, GAs, and RAs share the highlights of their year. This service will take place on Wednesday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m. in our Great Room.

Come and hear their stories and be inspired by their enthusiasm for telling the story of Jesus to a world that is waiting to hear.

Rescue in the Night Children's Musical

Rescue in the Night Children's Musical

Wednesday, May 11

“What will become of Daniel?” This is the question that our children will answer for you as they present their spring musical, Rescue in the Night. This is a lighthearted musical that remains faithful to this biblical story of courage and obedience. Alongside Daniel, you will meet King Darius, some clever Advisors, a host of Heralds, a band of Babylonians, and a gang of fierce lions.

The Children’s Choir of Highland Hills has been busy since January preparing to present this musical. We hope that you will be present for them on Wednesday, May 11, at 6:45 p.m. for their presentation.

Along with the humor of the songs and dialogue, you will receive a message of affirmation that our God is the “one true king.” You will also be blessed by these young voices as they eagerly share this story.

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 1-8, 2016

Opportunities for the Week — May 1-8, 2016

Sunday, May 1
9:45am Sunday School
11:00am Morning Worship in the Amphitheater
12:00pm Picnic on the Grounds
Deacons' Meeting

Tuesday, May 3
10:00am WOM
7:00pm PIM at Lifespring

Wednesday, May 4
8:00am Men's Prayer Breakfast
4:30pm Children's & Youth Choirs
5:00pm Happy Hour
5:50pm Family Night Supper
6:30pm Children's Missions Recognition
7:10pm Sanctuary Choir

Sunday, May 8
Mother's Day
9:45am Sunday School
11:00am Morning Worship
Communion