Holy Week Services

Holy Week Services

The observance of Holy Week will begin with Palm Sunday and conclude with the celebration of Easter. Because of additional services on Thursday and Friday evenings, we will not have Family Night Supper or activities on Wednesday, April 1.

Sunday, March: 29 11:00am Palm Sunday
Thursday, April 2: 6:30pm Maundy Thursday Service
Friday, April 3: 7:00pm Good Friday Tenebrae Service
Saturday, April 4: 11:00am Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 5: 7:00am Easter Sunrise Service w/ Breakfast; 11:00am Easter Sunday Celebration

Palm Sunday Procession

Palm Sunday Procession

On Sunday, March 29, we will celebrate Palm Sunday with Christians all over the world. This day marks the coming of Christ into Jerusalem to the shouts of Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
 
We want to add our voices with the voices of Christians everywhere with our shouts of praise and the waving of palms. This year we would like to invite all youth, children, and preschoolers to join in the procession. The children and older preschoolers will be brought from their Sunday School rooms to the front entrance of the church for the procession. We ask that the parents of younger preschoolers (2 & 3 yr. olds) pick up their children from their Sunday School class and walk with them during the procession. Participants who are not in Sunday School can meet us at the front entrance of the church by 10:50 a.m. After the procession and litany, the children will return to the preschool classes or to sit with their families.

Maundy Thursday Service

Maundy Thursday Service

From the Table to the Cross, Thursday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m.

This year’s Maundy Thursday service will offer a time of reflection and prayer in a more active way than our usual worship services. After sharing communion together in the chapel, we will step into the courtyard to move through several reflection stations and a simple, candlelit labyrinth. Each station will give participants a hands-on activity that will draw us in to Lenten reflection and prayer. As we move from communion at the table, to the stations, and finally to walk the labyrinth, centered in the courtyard, we will be reminded in a new and poignant way of Christ’s journey to the cross.

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Flower Cross

Easter Flower Cross

On Easter Sunday, April 5, we will place flowers on a large cross, filling this symbol with the flowers that blossom in our own lives.

You are asked to bring a flower and place it on the cross as you arrive on Easter morning. Bring freshly cut flowers or ones that you purchase. You might bring flowers that hold special meaning for you this year: your mother's favorite bloom, a wildflower that represents a difficult season for you, or a flower that represents each of your children.

Whatever meaning you want to express in a flower, bring it. Place it on the cross and consider the wonder of how God makes beauty from ashes, and blooms where there was once brokenness. Flowers will be available for guests.

Easter Egg Candy Needed

Easter Egg Candy Needed

As we prepare for the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4, we are collecting candy to hide in the Easter eggs. Please bring non-chocolate candy and place in the collection boxes near the church entrances. Thank you for making this a favorite tradition for our families!

Grounds Work Day

Grounds Work Day

A grounds workday has been scheduled for Saturday, April 11, at 8:30 a.m. Our grounds are beautiful but need some springtime attention.  Won't you call the Church office and put your name on the list? Lunch will be served at 12:00 noon and we'll need to know how many to expect for our usual delicious meal. We will need the usual tools and trucks for hauling trash and a couple of chain saws.

Preschool Gardening Day

Preschool Gardening Day

Saturday, April 11

Our preschoolers are invited to join their friends for a morning of gardening fun on the preschool playground. While the grown-ups work at grounds workday, our preschoolers will plant flowers, paint flower pots, and spruce up the playground. 

Parents can make reservations for the event by contacting Carol Brown or signing up in the preschool area.

Donate Your Old Ties

Donate Your Old Ties

LENT Challenge 2015

LENT Challenge 2015

Look Around

Sharing a challenge together.

Each day of Lent, a challenge will be posted on our church Facebook and Twitter pages. You’ll see a WORD of the day, a SCRIPTURE and a CHALLENGE for reflection or activity.

We invite you to share your pictures and reflections because this is another way to learn our stories. These posts will also help visitors and friends who “look around” and wonder what Highland Hills Baptist Church is all about. This is one way our church’s online presence can speak about the ways we are a community challenged to follow Christ.

Use #lookaroundhhbc to share pictures and thoughts related to the Lenten daily challenge and the Lent calendar for families.

What if I don’t have a Facebook or Twitter account? No problem. Take a printed copy of the daily challenges. Share your experiences by emailing the church office OR sharing with friends in your Sunday school class.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HHillsBC

Twitter: @HHillsbc

Lenten Guides Available

Lenten Guides Available

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During the season of Lent, we pray, we confess, we sacrifice, we forsake, we fast, we remember, and we do all of these things in an attempt to draw closer to God during this very holy season. The forty days of Lent begin on Ash Wednesday, February 18, and our church would like to provide each of you with a devotion guide to help you through this season.
 
This year’s Lenten guide is titled A Wondrous Love. It brings together the writings of two very respected spiritual writers, Henri Nouwen and C.S. Lewis. Nouwen and Lewis offer deeply personal insights, understanding, and pastoral sensitivity in their writings for this holy season. These devotional guides are available on tables throughout the church. We hope that you will pick up a copy for yourself and use it as a part of your spiritual discipline throughout Lent.

Opportunities for 3/29/15 — 4/6/15

Opportunities for 3/29/15 — 4/6/15

Palm Sunday, March 29
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Morning Worship

Tuesday, March 31
6:30 p.m. The Gathering at Taste & See

Wednesday, April 1
8:00 a.m. Men's Prayer Breakfast
No Reg. Wed. Night Activities

Thursday, April 2
6:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service with communion

Friday, April 3
5:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
7:00 p.m. Good Friday Tenebrae Service

Saturday, April 4
11:00 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Sunday, April 5
7:00 a.m. Sunrise Service & Breakfast
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Easter Sunday Celebration