Vision 20/20 Congregational Meeting

Vision 20/20 Congregational Meeting

Listening for God’s Voice as We Reflect on Our Past

Sunday, January 22

Lunch in the Great Room immediately following worship.

  • Menu: chicken salad croissants, potato soup, cookie, drink
  • Cost: $5 per person
  • Children can get PB&J sandwiches and chips for free

Reservation deadline: January 18. Make reservations by signing up at church, calling the church office or by clicking here.

Discussion, which will be facilitated by Bill Wilson, Director of the Center for Healthy Churches, will begin at 12:30 p.m. and conclude by 2:00 p.m. Children, 4th grade and younger, will have activities downstairs during the meeting.

Tavernsong

Tavernsong

Sunday, January 22, at 7:00 p.m.

Tavernsong, a hymn sing at Bearfoot Tavern in Macon, is a great time to sing, eat, drink, and connect with people in our community. The next Tavernsong event will take place on Sunday, January 22, at 7:00 p.m. at Bearfoot Tavern. We are excited about offering these events, so invite your friends to come. Seating is in the outdoor patio area and people can enjoy entrees and beverages, dutch treat, while singing hymns together.

For more information about Tavernsong events, click here.

Men's Day at Highland Hills

Men's Day at Highland Hills

Sunday, February 5

On Sunday morning, February 5, we will observe Men’s Day, when the men and youth boys of our church will gather for breakfast and lead us in worship. Breakfast will be at 8:00 a.m. in the Great Room. Those who come are asked to contribute $5 for the meal.

The featured speaker will be Sheriff David Davis, who has been sheriff of Macon/Bibb County since 2013. Sheriff Davis and his family attend First Baptist Church of Christ. Rehearsal for the Men’s Day Choir will follow at 9:00 a.m. Then, Jake Hall will preach, Jim Netherton will lead the music, and our Men’s Day Choir will lead us in worship at 11:00 a.m. Guys, make plans to attend and be a part of this special day.

Super Bowl Fun

Super Bowl Fun

Sunday, February 5, at 6:00 p.m.

Come and be a part of all the fun as we watch the Super Bowl game in the Great Room on Sunday, February 5, at 6:00 p.m. Please bring your favorite snack food to share. Pizza and drinks will be provided. This is a great night to invite friends and prospects as we cheer our favorite teams to victory.

Family Trip to Snow Mountain

Family Trip to Snow Mountain

Saturday, February 11

On Saturday, February 11, our families will enjoy an outing to Snow Mountain where we will enjoy an afternoon of tubing and sledding. The cost for this event is $10 for each person who plans to play in the snow plus the cost of lunch. Adults who prefer not to play in the snow can watch from observation decks at no cost. We will plan to leave the church at 9:00 a.m. and return around 4:00 p.m. Children should be accompanied by an adult to this event, as a matter of fact, you are encouraged to bring your whole family! We will be playing in real snow, so you will want to dress accordingly.

The most important detail is that you must sign up by Sunday, February 5. Be sure to contact the church office or sign the list that is located in the children’s area of the church.

Two Donation Opportunities

Two Donation Opportunities

You Can Make a Difference!

Women on Mission is sponsoring a church-wide effort to collect supplies for washing clothing for the homeless. The supplies (detergent, dryer sheets, baking soda, vinegar) will be donated to The Daybreak Center. Daybreak is located near Central City Park and is a center where the homeless can go to get out of the rain and cold, have their clothing washed and make use of other services to enrich homeless individuals lives. Collection boxes are located in the hallways near the parlor and upper level elevator.

The Jim Dandies' January program was especially interesting and moving. A Sole Hope volunteer told the group about efforts to provide shoes for individuals in Uganda. Devastating diseases and parasites enter a person's body through the feet. Sole Hope collects used blue jeans to provide to the Ugandans for the manufacture of shoes. They have asked for our help in collecting used blue jeans. If you wish to donate, they can be placed in the bins with the Daybreak Center donations.

Women's Retreat

Women's Retreat

March 17 - 19

The women of Highland Hills are invited to participate in a retreat that will take place on Friday, March 17, through Sunday, March 19. The theme of the retreat is Open the Door: A Journey to the True Self.

Join us as we journey to Epworth by the Sea on St. Simon's Island, where we have reservations in the Turner Lodge beside the Frederica River. This beautiful setting will provide us a place to relax, renew our spirits and refresh our faith. Women of all ages are encouraged to attend.

In order to reserve your spot for the retreat, you will need to pay a $50 deposit by February 5. The total cost for the retreat is based on room occupancy: $160 for four to a room, $170 for three to a room, $200 for two to a room, and $300 for one to a room. You can pay your deposit in the church office or give it to Ruth DuCharme.

 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 the Second and Fourth Tuesdays, January 10 through March 28, from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m., at Highland Hills Baptist Church.

Offering Envelopes 2017

Offering Envelopes 2017

The 2017 offering envelopes are now available. Please pick up your envelopes and begin using them now. If you do not see your envelopes, please contact the church office and we will provide a box for you. Using your envelopes helps ensure your contributions are accounted for accurately.

Opportunities for the Week — January 22 - 29, 2017

Opportunities for the Week — January 22 - 29, 2017

Sunday, January 22
9:45am Sunday School
11:00am Morning Worship
12:00pm Vision 20/20
Congregational Mtg.
7:00pm Tavernsong: Beer & Hymns @ Bearfoot

Tuesday, January 24
6:00pm Mourning Joy

Wednesday, January 25
8:00am Men’s Prayer Breakfast
5:00pm Children’s and Youth Choirs
Happy Hour
5:50pm Family Night Supper
6:20pm Children’s Missions
6:30pm Prayer Service
LIFE on Mainstreet
7:10pm Sanctuary Choir

Sunday, January 29
9:45am Sunday School
11:00am Morning Worship
12:00pm Touch Ministry

24th Annual Jubilate Retreat

24th Annual Jubilate Retreat

January 13 - 15, 2017

Since January of 1994, the youth choir of Highland Hills has been a part of the Jubilate Festival Singers. This year will be no exception. The retreat will be the weekend of January 13-15 and will be held at Avondale Estates First Baptist Church. The youth will rehearse Friday evening and all day Saturday. On Sunday morning and evening they will be singing in worship services in Atlanta area churches. Of the 120-voice choir, 22 youth and adults from Highland Hills will be participating this year.

Our youth and their leaders love being a part of the Jubilate experience. Along with learning the challenging music, rekindling friendships, traveling around the country, and singing in a great mass choir, they are sharing God’s love through the music they sing.

Next summer, Jubilate will travel to Louisville, Kentucky, on their summer tour in June. Please keep them in your prayers as they embark on another year of Jubilate.

Taize Worship Service

Taize Worship Service

Tuesday, January 17

The January Taize worship service will be held on Tuesday, January 17, at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel. This contemplative time of worship is a perfect way to find a few moments of respite and rest with God amidst a busy schedule. Come and find rest for your soul.

Touch Ministry

Touch Ministry

Sunday, January 29

Touch Ministry will meet on Sunday, January 29, immediately following the morning worship service. A light lunch will be served and participants will write notes of encouragement and pray for members of our church and our community in need of support.

Opportunities for the Week — January 15-22, 2017

Opportunities for the Week — January 15-22, 2017

Sunday, January 15
9:45am Sunday School
11:00am Morning Worship

Monday, January 16
MLK Day
Church Office Closed

Tuesday, January 17
7:00pm Taize

Wednesday, January 18
8:00am Men’s Prayer Breakfast
5:00pm Children’s and Youth Choirs
Happy Hour
5:50pm Family Night Supper
6:20pm Children’s Missions
6:30pm Prayer Service
LIFE on Mainstreet
7:10pm Sanctuary Choir

Sunday, January 22
9:45am Sunday School
11:00am Morning Worship
12:00pm Vision 20/20
Congregational Mtg. & Lunch
6:00pm Tavernsong: Beer & Hymns @ Barefoot

Deacon Ordination Service

Deacon Ordination Service

Sunday, January 8

Highland Hills recently elected seven new deacons to serve and minister with our church family. Three of the newly elected deacons have not previously served in this capacity and will be ordained to serve on Sunday, January 8, during the morning worship service.

Gather with us for this special time of prayer and blessing as the following church members are ordained to serve as deacons: Kam Cook, Jean Trotter, and Peggy Williams.