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.

Set Clocks Forward This Sunday

Set Clocks Forward This Sunday

Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, so don't forget to set your clocks forward one hour on Saturday night before you go to bed!

Lenten Worship Schedule

Lenten Worship Schedule

2/8  Burning of the Palms
2/17  Children’s Pancake Supper
2/18  Ash Wednesday
2/22  1st Sunday in Lent

3/1  2nd Sunday in Lent
3/8  3rd Sunday in Lent
3/15  4th Sunday in Lent
3/22  5th Sunday in Lent
3/29  Palm Sunday

4/2  Maundy Thursday Service
4/3  Good Friday Tenebrae Service
4/4  Easter Egg Hunt
4/5  Easter Sunrise Service w/ Breakfast following
  Easter Sunday Celebration

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

Women's Day 2015

Women's Day 2015

Sunday, March 15

At Highland Hills, where each member is encouraged to use their gifts in service to God, it is not uncommon to see the women of our fellowship offering their gifts in worship leadership. Each year we hold a Women’s Day Weekend to celebrate the giftedness of the women of Highland Hills.
 
This year our Women’s Day Service will be held on Sunday, March 15, during the morning worship hour. Emily Andrews, professor of church music at the Mercer University Townsend School of Music will be our guest preacher for the morning. Women from our fellowship will guide us in worship through prayers, special music, and readings.
           
Another highlight of the morning will be our Women’s Day Choir. All ladies are invited to participate in this special choir. The anthem will be a beautiful arrangement of “Rejoice, Give Thanks and Sing.”  You have two opportunities to rehearse this piece. The first rehearsal will be on Wednesday, March 11, at 7:00 p.m. in the choir loft and again on Sunday, March 15, at 10:30 a.m. in the choir room.  If you can’t make the brief rehearsal on Wednesday, still plan to join the choir on Sunday morning.
           
On this Sunday, and every Sunday, may we join our hearts in worship and celebrate God’s good gifts to our church.

Ladies Lunch

Ladies Lunch

March Mission Macon

March Mission Macon

On Saturday, March 14, the youth of our church will be sharing their love for Christ and our community by working with The Fuller Center for Housing, right here in Macon. The theme for the day is “Sharing our Talents,” emphasizing the “Parable of the Talents” from Matthew 25. Throughout the day, the youth will share their talents as they work together on the home of a family in need.

In past years, our youth have participated in March Mission Madness with the CBF of Georgia. In fact, our church has hosted March Mission Madness a few times. This year the youth will be doing this project on their own, as they serve the people of Macon. Following the work project, the youth will have an evening of worship and fun at the church.
 
The cost for the event is $25. Youth need to sign up and pay by Sunday, March 8. The youth are also looking for a few adults to help “share their talents” with them on the work site. If you would like to help with this event, please see Cass or Lucy.
 

 

Update on Slovakia Mission Trip

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Update on Slovakia Mission Trip

As our church family prepares to send a team to Slovakia in June, we want to keep you updated on the progress of the mission trip plans. The mission team of ten members will be serving with Dianne and Shane McNary, ministering among the Roma people, who live in poverty and experience discrimination in all areas of their lives.

Mission Team Members: Carol Brown, Steve Brown, Kam Cook, Jake Hall, Marsha Lewis, Paul Lewis, Cale Stich, Laura Ann Tatum, Ray Tatum, and Emma Tatum

Mission Projects: Projects will be finalized one to two months before departure. The team will most likely work in the following areas:

  • Teaching English in an all-Roma school
  • Nutrition and healthcare for women
  • Remodeling/painting building for Samuel Project (Roma preschool and community center)

To read a full update on the mission trip plans, click here or pick up a copy in the office. We will have several ways for our church family to participate in this mission endeavor. Watch for information about items to donate and ways to pray for the ministries in Slovakia.

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Women on Mission's March Meeting

Women on Mission's March Meeting

Tuesday, March 3, at 10:00 a.m.

The Women on Missions group will meet in the Spinks-Gurley room on Tuesday, March 3, at 10:00 a.m.  A Week of Prayer program will be presented by Myrtle Page.  During the month of March, the group is collecting paper products for the Ronald McDonald House.  Donations (tissue, paper towels, moist wipes, Kleenex, etc) can be placed in the bins located in the hallway near the parlor and downstairs near the elevator.

Partners in Mission Gathering at Lifespring

Partners in Mission Gathering at Lifespring

Partners in Missions will meet on Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. at LifeSpring. The group will be presenting a fun evening for the ladies at Life Spring. Alisa Rehberg has planned a musical program that will feature some good ole "sing-a-longs,” and Renee Bennett will share some words of encouragement and affirmation. Of course, there will be refreshments, too.
 
If you would like to participate, please contact Gloria Marshall for more details.

Family Retreat for Families of 1 - 6 Graders

Family Retreat for Families of 1 - 6 Graders

The Children’s Ministry of Highland Hills is planning a Family Retreat. This retreat is for families of 1-6 graders and includes ALL members of their immediate family. The dates for this retreat are Friday, May 29 through Sunday, May 31, 2015. The location of the retreat will be St. Simons Island, where we will stay at the Robertson Inn at Epworth By the Sea.
 
The theme for the weekend is “X Marks the Spot,” and will include a mission experience, family worship, Bible study, beach time, pool fun, and much more. The cost for the weekend is $100 per adult and $50 per child. This price includes two nights’ lodging, six meals, meeting room fee, tax, and a lifetime of memories! The $50 deposit to reserve your family’s spot for the retreat is due on Sunday, March 22.
 
This promises to be a great weekend for our children and their families as we spend time worshiping and playing together. See Ruth DuCharme for more details.

Opportunities for March 1-8, 2015

Opportunities for March 1-8, 2015

Sunday, March 1
Second Sunday in Lent
9:45am Sunday School
11:00am Morning Worship
  Children’s Worship

Monday, March 2
7:00pm Handbells
  Small Group: Altar in the World

Tuesday, March 3
10:00am WOM
6:30pm The Gathering at Taste & See
7:00pm PIM at LifeSpring

Wednesday, March 4
8:00am Men’s Prayer Breakfast
5:00pm Children’s & Youth Choirs
5:50pm Family Night Supper
6:20pm Children’s Missions
6:30pm Lenten Study: Heretics
  LIFE on Mainstreet
7:10pm Sanctuary Choir

Sunday, March 8
Third Sunday in Lent
11:00am Worship Lord's Supper
12-2p.m. Children's Musical Rehearsal
6:00pm Vespers/Baptism
6:30p.m. Deacons' Meeting

 

News from the McNarys in Slovakia

News from the McNarys in Slovakia

HHBC serves as an encourager church for CBF field personnel Dianne and Shane McNary, who serve in Kosice, Slovakia. To read recent news from the McNarys, click here for their newsletter.

As we prepare to send a mission team to serve with the McNarys in Slovakia in June, please pray for the McNarys and the ministry projects that they are preparing for our team.

Missions Committee Meeting

Missions Committee Meeting

Sunday, February 22

The Missions Committee will hold a pot-luck lunch and meeting on Sunday, February 22, at noon in the Great Room.