Christmas in the Park 2018

Christmas in the Park 2018

Saturday, December 15

Christmas is just around the corner, and we look forward to celebrating with our neighbors in Kings Park again. This year, Christmas in the Park will feature a “Santa Shop” and fun for the neighborhood children. We will set up a “shop” for parents to select gifts, with a very small price tag, to give their children. Parents get to have the dignity of choosing and purchasing gifts their child would enjoy, and the joy of giving a new, gift-wrapped item. We get to participate in bringing joy and nurturing peace in families who live in our community.

How can you be a part of Christmas in the Park? The gifts for the Santa Shop will be donated by our congregation. The list below has suggested donations. We need gift wrappers, as toys will be wrapped on site. While parents shop, children will enjoy Christmas activities like decorating cookies, hearing a story, delicious food, and singing songs. We need many volunteers for this Christmas party in Kings Park on Saturday, December 15, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon. Please make plans to share the joy of Christmas at this special event.

Suggested Toy Donations:

*Please do not donate used toys, damaged items, or toy guns/weapons. Donate new toys and items at the HHBC church office October 21 – December 12:

Younger children:

Puzzles * Lego sets * balls * dolls (variety of races) * board games * card games * Little Tykes * hula hoops * sports equipment * Play Doh set * books * toys from popular themes: Minecraft, Polly Pocket, Beyblade, Disney, Star Wars, PJ Mask, Elmo, Fortnite, and more.

Older Children/Teens:

nail polish set * art/drawing set * sports equipment * card games * Fortnite * scented lotion set * hair accessories * Air hogs * Laser Peg Building Set * sports balls * hacky sacks * robots* fun socks *gloves

HHBC T-Shirts Available for Order!

HHBC T-Shirts Available for Order!

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Show off your HHBC pride with our new t-shirts available to order now! We have various adult and youth colors and sizes to choose from. Shirts are $10 each, with a coupon available for a maximum of $25 per immediate family. Use the link below view your choices, fill out your form and complete your purchase.

Schedule Change

Schedule Change

The Deacons' meeting scheduled for this coming Sunday, October 21 has been rescheduled for Sunday, October 28 immediately following worship.

The Town Hall meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 24 following Family Night Supper has been rescheduled for Wednesday, November 7.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Tavernsong

Tavernsong

Sunday, October 21

Tavernsong, a hymn sing at The Rookery in Downtown 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, October 21, at 6:00 p.m. at The Rookery. Tavernsong is always a relaxed evening of fun, so invite your friends to come. Seating is in The Rookery's concert area and people can enjoy entrees and beverages, dutch treat, while singing hymns together.

Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall Meeting

Wednesday, November 7

Our church family will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, November 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Room. Items to be discussed at the meeting include the 2019 Budget and the Nominating Committee Report.

All church members will be given an opportunity to ask questions or voice concerns during the Town Hall Meeting. On Sunday, November 11, during the morning worship service, the church will be called into conference to vote on the 2019 Budget, the Nominating Committee Report, and to elect deacons. There will not be a time for discussion during the church conference, only the votes.

 Mid-Week Lunch and Prayer Service

Mid-Week Lunch and Prayer Service

October 31

On Wednesday, October 31 there will be no evening activities at Highland Hills. Instead we will have a noon meal and time of prayer. Please call the church office or signup online at churchoffice@highlandhillsbaptist.org if you would like to attend. The cost for the lunch is $5.00.

Boston Butt Fundraiser for Youth Missions

Boston Butt Fundraiser for Youth Missions

You can support the youth's summer mission trip to Passport Furman in Greenville, South Carolina, by purchasing a ticket for a Boston Butt!

Jim Welch from Welch's Country Smokehouse on Bass Road will cook the Boston Butts (no turkeys). Tickets will be available for $35 each from Wednesday, October 10 through Wednesday, November 14. You can purchase tickets from the youth and in the church office. You must pay for your tickets when you receive them. The tickets are good until April 21, 2019.

After the sale is over, you can call the phone number on the ticket at least 48 hours before you want to pick up your Boston Butt from Welch's Country Smokehouse at 1687 Bass Road (Be mindful of the business hours as you plan!) Since you can wait to pick up your meat whenever you like, it will make your holiday meals quick and easy. The tickets also make great gifts!

Women on Mission Collecting Canned Goods

Women on Mission Collecting Canned Goods

Women on Mission is sponsoring a missions project for October and November to collect canned goods and staples for those less fortunate. Collection bins are located in the hallway near the chapel and the foyer to the Great Room. Please join WOM in this collection effort and make this a church wide project.

Fall FamilyFest

Fall FamilyFest

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Fall FamilyFest Volunteers Needed

Fall FamilyFest Volunteers Needed

It's Fall FamilyFest time at Highland Hills, and that means we need all hands on deck to host this event! The Fall FamilyFest Leadership Team is busy planning all of the details, but they can't do it alone.

Volunteers are needed to fill 30-minute slots for the various activities that we have planned. You can go online here to sign-up for a slot or sign the poster in the great room.

We also need volunteers to make cakes and cupcakes for the Cake Walk. You can sign-up for that on the same link listed above or sign the list that is available in the Great Room.

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask one of our Fall FamilyFest team members: Rachel Greco, Jay Davis, Emily Brumley, Tamara Patterson, Ben Huston, Heather Sims, or Ruth DuCharme

Fall FamilyFest Costume Parade

Fall FamilyFest Costume Parade

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This year we will host a Costume Parade at our Fall FamilyFest on Sunday, October 28. This year we will not have our annual Trunk or Treat, so we want our children to have a chance to wear their costumes to the festival. At 5:30 p.m. we will host a parade for the children to show off their costumes. We will give prizes for the best costumed preschool boy and girl and elementary boy and girl.

The Costume Parade will also take the place of the Pumpkin Decorating event that we usually host. We are looking forward to seeing all of those fabulous costumes at this year’s festival.

Moxie Moms

Moxie Moms

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Friday, November 9, 11:00-1:00pm

Several moms in our congregation have been part of a growing conversation about wanting a moms group “for the rest of us.” With the idea of Vision 20/20’s “Radical Hospitality” initiative fueling their work, three moms are starting something new: Moxie Moms of Macon.

Erin Hall, Rachel Huston, and Erin Hawkins are inviting moms from all backgrounds to gather this fall. The group is an inclusive space for moms who work, moms who are at home, moms from diverse families, and moms of different faith traditions and backgrounds. Moxie Moms will meet together to laugh, learn, and lean on one another. The Global Women of HHBC will support this group in various ways. Pray that the Moxie Moms who meet at Highland Hills will feel cared for and welcome. Be ready to greet these women with a warm smile and our own Highland Hills moxie.

All are welcome.

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Childcare is available for infants through 4K.

Registration is required.


Stephen Ministry Matters

Stephen Ministry Matters

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Highland Hills is excited to launch a new ministry of care called Stephen Ministry. During the month of September, we will introduce you to the ministry through Family Matters articles, testimonies in Sunday morning worship, and discussions on Wednesday evenings.

What is Stephen Ministry?

Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care for individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.

Who are Stephen Leaders?

Stephen Leaders (may be lay leaders, pastors and/or church staff) receive 50 hours of training at a week-long Stephen Ministry Leaders Training Course (LTC).

Stephen Leaders:

  • Build & sustain the Stephen Leadership team

  • Communicate with the congregation & congregational leaders to promote awareness and build ownership in Stephen Ministry

  • Recruit, select & train Stephen Ministers

  • Utilize the Stephen System to identify people in need of care &, when appropriate, connect them with Stephen Ministers

  • Support & supervise Stephen Ministers

Who are Stephen Ministers?

Stephen Ministers receive 50 hours of in-house training to provide confidential, one-on-one care to individuals who are hurting.

A Stephen Minister:

  • Is a congregation member who has the gift of caregiving

  • Is carefully selected and trained to provide emotional and spiritual care for those experiencing life’s difficulties

  • Is a child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting, but does not try to “fix” the problem

  • Is a caring, Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports and encourages his/her care receiver

  • Is “there” for his/her care receivers, meeting faithfully for about an hour each week for as long as there is a need Meets for monthly supervision

On Sunday, September 9, Kam Cook presented a testimony in worship about her personal experience with Stephen Ministry and the vision for the care ministry at HHBC. Click here to read Kam's testimony.

In the coming weeks, you will learn more about Stephen Ministry and what an asset trained lay congregational care can be to the vitality of HHBC.

Deacon of the Week

Deacon of the Week

Sunday, October 21 - Saturday, October 27

Kam Cook

Her deacon families are:

Jim & Patricia Netherton
Denice Newton
Will & Jake
Todd Newton
JoAnn Otto
Adrien & Scott Page
Johnny
John & Myrtle Page
James & Jodi Palmer
John & Tamara Patterson
Emma & Ford
George Patton
Brian Paul
Bruce & Nora Paul

Opportunities for the Week — October 21 - 28, 2018

Opportunities for the Week — October 21 - 28, 2018

Sunday, October 21
The Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

9:45am
Sunday School
11:00am
Morning Worship
6:00pm
Tavernsong

Wednesday, October 24
8:00am
Men's Prayer Breakfast
5:00pm
Children's Choir
5:15pm
Youth Choir
5:50pm
Family Night Supper
7:10pm
Sanctuary Choir

Sunday, October 28
The Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

9:45am
Sunday School
11:00am
Morning Worship
12:00pm
Deacons' Meeting
4:00pm
Fall FamilyFest