The Jubilate Festival Singers in Concert

The Jubilate Festival Singers in Concert

First Baptist Church of Christ, Macon, Sunday, June 5, 6:00 p.m.

Housing needed for visiting youth choirs The Jubilate Festival Singers, that big youth choir that our youth are a part of, will be in concert at FBCX Macon on Sunday evening, June 5, at 6:00 p.m. This concert will be part of the Jubilate summer tour from June 4-9. Throughout the week they will also be singing at Smokerise Baptist Church, Atlanta; The Stewart Center, Atlanta; FBC Aiken South Carolina; and the Birchwood Juvenile Detention Center, the Westminster Retirement Community and First Baptist Church, all in Greenville, South Carolina.

Jubilate is comprised of five youth choirs from around the southeast. The visiting choirs will need to be housed overnight following the June 5 Sunday evening concert in Macon. If you can house any of the traveling youth or adults, please contact Cass. Make plans to see the Jubilate Festival Singers in concert. You won’t want to miss it.

We Love Wednesdays!

We Love Wednesdays!

Special Events on Wednesdays in June

Wednesdays at HHBC are filled with bustle and activity, learning and fun. During the summer, our Wednesday schedule changes some but we still love Wednesdays! This summer, our June Wednesdays are a great time to fellowship with our HHBC families and invite your friends to get to know us, too. 

Wednesday, June 1: Enjoy our last regular Family Night Supper for the summer. Supper will begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by Touch Ministry for the adults, Wonderful Wednesdays for preschoolers and children, and Life on Main Street for the youth. 

Wednesday, June 8: Join us for an evening of picnicking and playing at Amerson River Park. We’ve reserved the pavilion near the playground from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. for a bringyour-own-picnic supper. We plan to gather and eat at 6:00 p.m. This scenic park includes miles of walking trails, paved trails for bikes, scooters, or strollers, and several high bluffs that provide beautiful views of the river and its banks. Amerson River Park is located at 2551 North Pierce Drive in Macon.

Wednesday, June 15: After three days of serving our community through Mission Macon, we’ll gather in the Great Room at 6:00 p.m. for a casual supper and Missions Wrap-up.

Wednesday, June 22: Enjoy dinner with your family or join with other families and friends for a Selfie Supper! Snap a photo or two of your fun evening and post them to social media with the hashtag, #HHBCSelfieSupper. Or you can send your photos to Anna at churchoffice@highlandhillsbaptist.org and she will post them on our social media pages. A family conversation guide will be provided to help you get the most out of your evening. Get creative with your selfies…awards will be given for some of the best! We will not hold activities at HHBC on this evening, so enjoy this time with your families.

Wonderful Wednesdays for Preschoolers and Children

Wonderful Wednesdays for Preschoolers and Children

May 18, May 25, and June 1

Children and preschoolers are beginning their break from choir and missions, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t good things happening for children at Highland Hills on Wednesday evenings. Our schedule will change a bit, but we hope that you will still join us for fellowship and fun as we share in Wonderful Wednesday activities. Make your reservations for supper at 6:00 p.m. and then stay for activities that are planned just for preschoolers and children that will begin at 6:30 p.m. and conclude at 7:00 p.m.

Our Wonderful Wednesday dates are May 18, May 25, and June 1. Join us on June 1 for a Sneak Peek at Surf Shack VBS. Wear shorts or a swimsuit and bring a towel because you're going to get wet!

Faith, Film, and Breakfast

Faith, Film, and Breakfast

Adult Sunday School Series

Beginning June 5, our HHBC adults and guests will gather on Sunday mornings for breakfast and discussion in a special series entitled, “Apostles at the Movies: A Faith, Food, and Film Series.”

The series, based on Faith and Film, by Bryan P. Stone, will focus on the themes of the earliest confessions of faith, the Apostles’ Creed. From the powerful Shawshank Redemption to the classic comedy Oh, God!, the series will use movies and phrases of the Apostles’ Creed to illustrate basic themes of theology in popular culture.

Bring a breakfast dish to share and join us on Sunday mornings in the Great Room to watch and learn together.

School's Out! But Sunday School Is In!

School's Out! But Sunday School Is In!

Children's Summer Sunday School

School’s out, but Sunday School is in, and it’s the place to be this summer! We are changing things up a bit for Children’s Sunday School this summer. Yes, there will still be solid biblical learning, awesome teachers, and sensational friends, but there will be some new additions to our Sunday morning routine. We want all of our children to be a part of the experience.

So what’s new? Each Sunday at 9:45 a.m., all of the children will come together for a Gathering Time. There will be a light breakfast snack, songs, and a fun activity to introduce the day’s lesson. Then we will divide into our traditional age divisions for the lesson time. There is a new curriculum. For the months of June, July, and August, we will splash through the curriculum titled Celebrating God’s Creation with stories about water, earth, and animals. There is also a new energy about Sunday School and the value that it brings to our lives, so come and experience it!

We want you to enjoy this special season of summer. We want you to relax, take a vacation, play with family and friends, but we encourage you to stay connected to Highland Hills. When you are in town join us for Bible study and worship. There are great offerings for everyone at Highland Hills.

Mission Macon

Mission Macon

Summer Missions 2016

Our church-wide summer missions will soon be here, June 12- 15. The missions committee is thrilled that we have willing hearts and hands to serve Macon with Christ’s love. Five teams will work in areas of need in our city. This week, here is a look at two teams of Mission Macon:

REACH Team: This small group will be volunteering at a day camp for children that is put on by the Macon-Bibb Parks and Recreation department. The Reach team of HHBC will support the morning activities of this day camp, including helping with reading skills, working in the students’ community garden, developing basketball skills, playing games. Pray for this team to share joy with these children and volunteers.

CONNECT Team: This group will be making connections with younger and older generations. They will host two “playdates” at two local parks for families with children. They will also sing and play bingo at a local assisted living center. Pray for the

CONNECT team as they have fun, share joy and make connections with families. The other teams of Mission Macon featured next week, are called BUILD, EMPOWER, AND SERVE. There is still room to volunteer. Sign up in the Great Room or click here.

   

C.O.P.E Event and Vespers Worship

C.O.P.E Event and Vespers Worship

Sunday, June 12, 4-6pm

Come experience a poverty simulation event that will offer a glimpse into the lives of low-income individuals and families in our community. C.O.P.E. is an event that allows participants to encounter the obstacles, the decisions that are made, and the consequences that impact these families every day. Sunday June 12, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. All are welcome for this free community event. Childcare is available by signing up here. 

More about C.O.P.E: The CareSource Foundation partnered with ThinkTank Inc. to develop this kit which was co-designed with low-income individuals who shared their story so that participants could gain a greater understanding. Highland Hills Baptist is grateful to offer this C.O.P.E. event, which has been used to help many organizations across the country work more effectively with low-income families and address the issues of poverty more comprehensively. 

Wednesday Night Summer Schedule

Wednesday Night Summer Schedule

May 18 – June 1
6:00pm Family Night Supper
6:30pm Prayer Service
LIFE on MainStreet
7:10pm Sanctuary Choir

June 8 – 22
Special Events are planned. Watch for
more details later.

June 29 – August 10
No Family Night Supper or activities

August 17
6:00pm Family Night Supper
6:30pm Summer Missions Reflections
7:10pm Sanctuary Choir

August 24
6:00pm Family Night Supper
6:30pm Passport Missions Reflections
7:10pm Sanctuary Choir

August 31
6:00pm Music and Missions Kickoff

Caring for our Community

Caring for our Community

HHBC's Women on Missions group is collecting paper products for Ronald McDonald House during the months of April and May. This is a church-wide project. Collection bins are located in the hallways near the parlor and the elevator outside the Great Room kitchen. Toilet tissue, paper towels, Kleenex, and moist wipes are needed.

The April 5 meeting of Women on Missions will be held at 10:00 a.m. at PruittHealth Peake, 6190 Peake Road. WOM members will join the residents for a sing-a-long, led by Lyn Hicks. A dutch treat luncheon will follow at Jeneane's Restaurant.

Opportunities for the Week — May 29-June 5, 2016

Opportunities for the Week — May 29-June 5, 2016

Sunday, May 29
9:45am Sunday School
11:00am Morning Worship

Monday, May 30
Church Office Closed

Wednesday, June 1
8:00am Men's Prayer Breakfast
6:00pm Family Night Supper
6:30pm Prayer Service
LIFE on Mainstreet
Wonderful Wednesday:
Preview of Surf Shack VBS

Sunday, June 5
9:45am Sunday School
11:00am Morning Worship
4:00 p.m. Children's Camp
6:00 p.m. Jubilate Concert at FBCX