Lenten Schedule 2018

Lenten Schedule 2018

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2/7 Burning of the Palms
2/13 Shrove Tuesday
2/14 Ash Wednesday
2/18 1st Sunday of Lent
2/25 2nd Sunday of Lent
3/4 3rd Sunday of Lent
3/11 4th Sunday of Lent
3/18 5th Sunday of Lent
3/25 Palm Sunday
3/30 Good Friday Tenebrae Service
3/31 Easter Egg Hunt
4/1 Easter Sunrise Service w/ breakfast following Easter Sunday Celebration

Taize Service

Taize Service

Tuesday, February 20

The Highland Hills family invites you to join us for a contemplative time of worship on Tuesday, February 19 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.

HHBC Youth Lock-In

HHBC Youth Lock-In

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On Friday night, February 16, the youth of our church will be having a Youth Lock-In. The Lock-In will be from 8:00 p.m. on February 16 until 8:00 a.m. on February 17 and include some fun events away from the church as well as all-night fun and games at the church.

The cost is $10. Youth need to see Cass and sign up and pay by Sunday, February 4.

 Lenten Devotional Guides

Lenten Devotional Guides

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Each year our church provides Lenten devotional guides for members of every age.
This year our preschoolers and children will receive a coloring book titled, “Come Follow Me.” This book contains a scripture reading, devotional thought and picture to color. Our youth’s devotional booklet, “The Act of Lent,” is written to draw the attention of young people on God’s loving action to claim them as God’s own. Adults will enjoy the spiritual guidance of theologian, Henri Nouwen, in a collection of his writings titled, “Christ Our Hope.” Each of these devotional guides will be available throughout the church for you to pick up and use with your family as you seek to be open to God in this season of Lent.

Laundry Supplies Needed

Laundry Supplies Needed

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Daybreak is a center in Macon's Central City Park that offers a place for the homeless to have their laundry done, and find other services that they need. Daybreak is in need of laundry supplies and, during the months of February and March, Women on Missions is sponsoring a church-wide effort to collect detergent, dryer softener sheets, baking soda and vinegar for use by Daybreak. Collection bins are located in the hallways outside the Parlor and Great Room.
 

Deacon of the Week

Deacon of the Week

Sunday, February 18 - Saturday, February 24

Ben Huston

His deacon families are:
Debbie Bush
Marvin Campbell
Kathy & Randy Candler
Gary Cannon
Michael Caputo & Susan Lundy
   Cole & Zoe
Gerald Carper
David & Rejeana Cassady
Charlie & Taylor Cassidy
Seth Clark & Rebecca Richard
   Stroud
Betsy & Blair Cleveland
   Ellie & Knox

Opportunities for the Week — February 18 - 25, 2018

Opportunities for the Week — February 18 - 25, 2018

Sunday, February 18
First Sunday in Lent

9:45am
Sunday School
11:00am
Morning Worship

Monday, February 19
7:00pm
Bible/Book Study for Women

Tuesday, February 20
7:00pm
Taize Service

Wednesday, February 21
8:00am
Men's Prayer Service
5:00pm
Children's Choir
Youth Choir
Happy Hour
Stitches
Sermon Dialogue Forum
A Service of REST
Coffee and Conversation
5:50pm
Family Night Supper
6:30pm
Prayer Service
LIFE on MainStreet
7:10pm
Sanctuary Choir

Sunday, February 25
2nd Sunday in Lent

9:45am
Sunday School
11:00am
Morning Worship

From Palms to Ashes

From Palms to Ashes

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There are many ways to prepare our lives for Lent, a season of reflection and renewal. Observing the forty days of Lent with a mindfulness of Christ’s sacrifice can make our celebration of Christ’s resurrection a more meaningful and personal experience.

Before the season of Lent begins, our tradition is to burn the palms from last year’s Palm Sunday and prepare the ashes for use on Ash Wednesday, which marks the first day of Lent and the beginning of forty days of repentance and prayer. On Wednesday, February 7, we will gather in the courtyard, following Prayer Service, to burn the palms. Then, on Wednesday, February 14, we will hold an Ash Wednesday service in the chapel at 6:30 p.m. The tradition of this service is to have ashes imposed on the forehead as a reminder of our mortality and humanity. The ashes are also a symbol of repentance, sorrow, and humility. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent.

As we walk through this season of Lent, may we allow palms and ashes to teach us some of the deeper and significant meanings of this season, and with these practices may we prepare our hearts for the great celebration to come. 

Sharing Pancakes and Serving Others

Sharing Pancakes and Serving Others

Tuesday, February 13

Shrove Tuesday is a day for pancakes. It is the last day before the season of Lent when historically families needed to use up their stored supplies of flour, butter, eggs and milk. These foods wouldn’t be used during Lent, so instead of letting them go to waste, they made pancakes.

For the past several years, the children of Highland Hills have enjoyed a pancake meal together. This year our pancake meal is going on the road. Our church will be sharing pancakes with our community in downtown Macon during the Mardi Gras celebration on Tuesday, February 13, beginning at 5:00 p.m. There will be ways for members of all ages to be involved with preparing and serving this meal. We especially want our children and youth to be a part of hosting this event. Join us in sharing some love and pancakes with our Macon community. 

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Tavernsong

Tavernsong

Sunday, February 11

Tavernsong is moving to a new location for the winter months. Join us on Sunday, February 11, at 6:00pm in the new addition to The Rookery for an indoor Tavernsong. Tavernsong is a great time to sing, eat, drink, and connect with people in our community. We are excited about offering these events, so invite your friends to come.

For more information about Tavernsong events, click here.
 

Jim Dandies

Jim Dandies

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Tuesday, February 13

Jim Dandies, the senior adult group at HHBC, will gather for their monthly luncheon and meeting on Tuesday, February 13 at 11:00 a.m. The Valentine's Day-themed meeting will feature a concert by Claude Hicks. You'll also enjoy a delicious lunch and good fellowship with friends. Please call the church office by Monday to make or cancel reservations.

Deacon of the Week

Deacon of the Week

Sunday, February 11 - Saturday, February 17

Lyn Hicks

Her deacon families are:
Ann Sims
Chris & Heather Sims
   Christian & Addison
Cheryl Sjoquist
   Cale Stich
Carol Slentz
Bille Smalley
Marie & Rick Smalley
King & Virginia Solomon
Mark & Sara Spivey
   Claxton & Kate
Steven Stafford
Amy Starks

Opportunities for the Week — February 11 - 18, 2018

Opportunities for the Week — February 11 - 18, 2018

Sunday, February 11
Transfiguration Sunday
9:45am
Sunday School
11:00am
Morning Worship
Communion
12:00pm
Deacons' Meeting
6:00pm
Tavernsong at The Rookery

Monday, February 12
7:00pm
Bible/Book Study for Women

Tuesday, February 13
11:00am
Jim Dandies
5:00pm
Shrove Tuesday Event

Wednesday, February 14
7:00am
Ash on Cherry
8:00am
Men's Prayer Service
5:00pm
Children's Choir
Youth Choir
Happy Hour
Stiches
Sermon Dialogue Forum
A Service of REST
Coffee and Conversation
5:50pm
Family Night Supper
6:30pm
Ash Wednesday
LIFE on MainStreet
7:10pm
Sanctuary Choir

Thursday, February 15
6:00pm
Macon Moxie Group at the
Society Garden
Friday-Saturday, February 16-17
8:00pm-8:00am
Youth Lock-In

Sunday, February 18
1st Sunday of Lent

9:45am
Sunday School
11:00am
Morning Worship

Let’s Play in the Snow!

Let’s Play in the Snow!

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Put on your mittens and scarves and load up your family for a day of tubing and sledding. Families of preschoolers, children, and youth are invited to travel together to Snow Mountain. This Highland Hills family adventure will take place on Saturday, February 10.

The cost for this event is $10 for each person who plans to tube on the mountain, 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.

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It is important to sign up by Sunday, February 4. We have a limited number of tickets. You can sign up on the HHBC website or by calling the church office. The church will be providing two rental vans for transportation. When you make your reservation, please indicate if you will ride on one of the vans or provide your own transportation.

 Super Bowl Party

Super Bowl Party

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Sunday, February 4

Come and be a part of all the fun as we watch the Super Bowl game in the Great Room on Sunday, February 4, 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.