Seventh Grade Bible Presentation

Seventh Grade Bible Presentation

On Sunday, September 21, the Youth Ministry will welcome Ella Trotter into the youth group with a Bible presentation during the morning worship service. As seventh graders move from the Children's Ministry into the Youth Ministry, Highland Hills marks this milestone with a time of support and celebration. Join us in welcoming Ella into the youth group!

Taize Worship

Taize Worship

Tuesday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m.

The Highland Hills family invites you to join us for a contemplative time of worship on Tuesday, September 16, at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel. The Taize worship services, which are held on the third Tuesday of each month, provide a restful, meditative time designed to give participants a quiet break from the busyness of life. Come and experience the peace that can be found by resting in God's presence.

The Gathering

The Gathering

The Gathering, a new group for college students and young adults, met for the first time last Tuesday evening. We had a great group of young adults meet for Bible study and conversation.

The Gathering will also have lunch together in the Great Room after Worship on Sunday, September 21 and a lake day on Saturday, September 27. College students and young adults, come and join the fun!

 

A New Opportunity for College Students and Young Adults

College students and young adults have a new opportunity to grow in Christ together. A new small group will meet each week for conversations where the Bible intersects with real life and real questions. This group is called “The Gathering” and will include both HHBC college students and friends from college campuses. Young adults beyond college will come also; any “twenty-something” person is invited.
 
The Gathering meets on Tuesday nights at Taste and See Coffee Shop, beginning in September. Erin Hall, Ginger Gilpin, and Mark and Sara Spivey will lead this group of young adults. This group will also host social events once a month to grow together and connect with HHBC students who are away at college. Please pray for The Gathering and the unique ways that Highland Hills can minister to young adults.

Welcome, Lucy Jordan!

Welcome, Lucy Jordan!

For the past month, you may have noticed a new face in the youth group. That face belongs to Lucy Jordan the new Youth Intern at Highland Hills. Lucy is a senior at Mercer University, majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a minor in Psychology. She is very active in her sorority, local service projects, Mercer ministries and missions. She is from Monroe, Georgia, where she has served the past three summers as Youth and Children’s Intern at her home church, FBC Monroe. Following graduation in the spring, Lucy plans on attending seminary and pursuing a ministry vocation.
 
Welcome to Highland Hills, Lucy! We look forward to you sharing your gifts with us.

Generous Blessings Bring a Faithful Response

Generous Blessings Bring a Faithful Response

Highland Hills members David and Melissa Meeks could not have imagined that a brief 50 words about "What Makes a Home" would change their lives...but that's exactly what happened! David and Melissa entered an essay/photo contest with Wells Fargo and won a generous amount in prize money. They immediately knew that they wanted to share their blessings with others.

"We spent a few days in utter confusion about how to approach our debts and opportunities," Melissa said. "The only thing we knew for certain from the very start was that we wanted to donate $25,000 to the Fuller Center for Housing of Macon. This organization provides hardship repairs and rebuilds homes for families who cannot afford them. We wanted to enable another family to have a home."

To read more about the contest and the Meeks' winning entry, go to: https://homecontest.wellsfargobank.com/winners.aspx.

We celebrate the blessings that David and Melissa have received and we give thanks for their faithful response.

Fall Dates for Families

Fall Dates for Families

October 25   Fall Family Fest
October 29   Trunk or Treat
November 9  Children's Sunday   

WOM Collecting School Supplies

WOM Collecting School Supplies

Women on Missions is collecting school supplies during the months of August and September.  The supplies will be donated to Park Avenue Baptist Church in Atlanta, the location of the church's mission trip earlier this summer.  Church members who participated saw first-hand the many needs of the children served by Park Avenue.  Collection boxes are located in the hallway near the parlor, in the Great Room foyer, and downstairs near the elevator.

Bill and Teddi Wohlford

Bill and Teddi Wohlford

Many of you are aware of a house fire that has damaged the home of Bill and Teddi Wohlford. Already so many of you have joined in the effort to help the Wohlford's as they rebuild and renovate their home.  Thank you for the congregational care that you have so freely offered to Bill and Teddi.  The work is not yet over.  Their home will require extensive renovation.
 
The church will be receiving funds on behalf of the Wohlford's.  If you wish to give to Bill and Teddi directly, the church will act as a central collection point. Simply designate your gift to the Wohlford's.  (These gifts will not be considered charitable donations to Highland Hills Baptist Church and will be dispersed directly to the Wohlford's.)

Opportunities for September 14-21, 2014

Opportunities for September 14-21, 2014


Sunday, September 14
9:45am   Sunday School
11:00am  Morning Worship
  Lord's Supper
12:00pm  Youth Comm. Mtg.
4:30pm  Touch Ministry
6:00pm  Deacons' Meeting
               
Tuesday, September 16
6:30pm  The Gathering at Taste and See
7:00pm  Taize Worship

Wednesday, September 17
8:00 am  Men's Prayer Breakfast
5:00 pm  Children's and Youth Choir
5:50 pm  Family Night Supper
6:20 pm  Children's Missions
6:30 pm  Prayer Service
  Life on MainStreet
7:10 pm  Sanctuary Choir

Sunday, September 21
9:45 am  Sunday School
11:00 am  Morning Worship
  7th Grade Bible Presentation
12:00pm   The Gathering Lunch in Great Room