Summer Missions Reflections

Summer Missions Reflections

Wednesday,  August 20

HHBC was all about missions this summer. On Wednesday, August 20, we will hear from the ATL Summer Mission Trip. The mission team will share stories and pictures of their work with Park Avenue Baptist Church in downtown Atlanta. Come and hear how HHBC has been the hands and feet of Christ this summer.

Taize Worship

Taize Worship

Tuesday, August 19 at 7:00 p.m.

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

August Book Discussion

August Book Discussion

Monday, August 18 at 10:00 am and 7:00 pm

Summer is a great time to enjoy a good book. It is also a great time to grow spiritually. This summer we have been combining reading good books with some time of spiritual growth. For each month of the summer, June, July, and August, we have chosen a book to read, and then met for a time of discussion.

The book that has been chosen for the month of August is Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, by Richard Rohr. To order this book and begin reading, click here. You can sign up for the August Book Discussion by completing the form on this page or calling the church office. You can also sign up in the church office or at the display table located in the Great Room. The Book Discussions will be held on Monday, August 18, at 10:00 a.m. at the church and at 7:00 p.m. at a location to be announced. Happy reading!

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Bible Presentation to First Graders

Bible Presentation to First Graders

On Sunday, August 24, four first graders will receive Bibles during the morning worship service as they promote into the Children’s Ministry. This tradition symbolizes our church’s commitment to placing God’s Word in the hands and hearts of our children. Join us as we celebrate the promotion of the following children:
 
Banks Marshall
Campbell McIntyre
Stella McIntyre
Canon Moncrief

Sunday School Promotion Day

Sunday School Promotion Day

Sunday, August 24

On August 24, Highland Hills will hold Promotion Sunday. This is the Sunday that launches a new year of exploring God’s Word. On this Sunday, many of our youth and children will promote to new classes. Our first graders will receive Bibles during the morning worship service. This gift from our church to these children is a symbol of our desire to place God’s Word in their hands and upon their hearts.
 
Promotion Sunday isn’t just for youth and children. It can also be a day that adults recommit themselves to being a part of a Bible study group. It can be a day in which we, as a congregation, decide to take seriously God’s mandate from Deuteronomy 11:18 to “put these words of mine in your heart and soul…teach them to your children, talking about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise.”
 
Make your way to Sunday School this year. Find a class where you can open the Scriptures and discover God’s word for you.

Pool Party for Children

Pool Party for Children

Our children (rising first graders through promoting sixth graders) are invited to a pool bash to celebrate a new year of Sunday School. The party will take place at the Clevelands' pool on Friday, August 22, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The Clevelands live at 110 Woodmere Trail.

Please sign up for this event in the Children's area or by calling the church office.

Music & Missions Kickoff

Music & Missions Kickoff

Ciao! Wednesday nights at Highland Hills are magnifico! We’re celebrating with an Italian Night on Wednesday, August 27, for this year’s Music and Missions Kickoff. It will be an evening of Italian fun to mark the beginning of our Wednesday night programming for the year.
 
Come join our families in the Great Room for a delicious Italian dinner, some entertaining games, and lively Italian music. We’ll introduce you to the teachers who will be leading our children and youth in choirs and missions organizations this year and ask for God’s blessings on them as they give of themselves to share God’s love.
 
Mama Mia! Mark your calendars and get ready for a summer evening of fun at our HHBC Italian Night. Buon Appetito!

WOM Collecting School Supplies

WOM Collecting School Supplies

Women on Missions is collecting school supplies during the months of August and September.  The supplies will be donated to Park Avenue Baptist Church in Atlanta, the location of the church's mission trip earlier this summer.  Church members who participated saw first-hand the many needs of the children served by Park Avenue.  Collection boxes are located in the hallway near the parlor, in the Great Room foyer, and downstairs near the elevator.

The Way of the Child

The Way of the Child

The Way of the Child is a curriculum designed to help children experience God. The lessons in this curriculum are engaging, thoughtful, and meaningful. For three Wednesdays in August, our first through sixth graders are invited to join our Children’s Minister, Ruth DuCharme, in a creative and active study of some meaningful passages of Scripture that are meant to help children grow in the image of God.
 
These studies will take place at 6:30 p.m. during Prayer Service on August 6, August 13, and August 20. For the first session, the children will study the Fruits of the Spirit. On August 13, they will explore the concept of abiding in Christ as they study John 15:5, “I am the vine; you are the branches.” The final session on August 20 will be a study of Jeremiah 18:1-11 and is titled, In God’s Hands.
 
This time of study will engage the children in learning through art, journaling, and group interaction.  All first through sixth graders are encouraged to attend.

Summer Wednesdays Schedule

Summer Wednesdays Schedule

The summer months are a great time to enjoy some quality time with family and friends. At Highland Hills, the summer schedule includes a relaxing gathering on Wednesday evenings for food and fellowship.
 
During June, our church family will gather at 6:00 p.m. in the Great Room for Family Night Supper, with meals prepared by our Family Night Supper Committee. The meal will be followed by Prayer Service at 6:30 p.m. and Sanctuary Choir rehearsal at 7:10 p.m.
 
We will take a break from Wednesday night suppers, prayer service, and choir during the month of July. Join us on Wednesday, July 23, for a family adventure at High Falls Water Park.
 
During August, we will resume our summer Wednesday night schedule beginning on August 6. We will end the summer with a Music and Missions Kickoff on August 27.
 
As we enjoy the slower pace of summer, we encourage you to continue to gather with our HHBC family for a time of food, fellowship, and fun.

Bill and Teddi Wohlford

Bill and Teddi Wohlford

Many of you are aware of a house fire that has damaged the home of Bill and Teddi Wohlford. Already so many of you have joined in the effort to help the Wohlford's as they rebuild and renovate their home.  Thank you for the congregational care that you have so freely offered to Bill and Teddi.  The work is not yet over.  Their home will require extensive renovation.
 
The church will be receiving funds on behalf of the Wohlford's.  If you wish to give to Bill and Teddi directly, the church will act as a central collection point. Simply designate your gift to the Wohlford's.  (These gifts will not be considered charitable donations to Highland Hills Baptist Church and will be dispersed directly to the Wohlford's.)

Opportunities for August 17-14

Opportunities for August 17-14

Sunday, August 17
9:45 am    Sunday School
11:00 am   Morning Worship

Monday, August 18
10:00 am  Book Study
7:00 pm    Book Study

Tuesday, August 19
7:00 pm    Taize Service

Wednesday, August 20
8:00 am Men's Prayer Breakfast
6:00 pm Family Night Supper
6:30 pm Prayer Service/ Missions Reflections
             Way of the Child
             Youth on MainStreet
7:10 pm Sanctuary Choir

Friday, August 22
6:00 - 8:00pm  Pool Party for Children

Sunday, August 24 - Promotion Sunday
9:45 am    Sunday School
11:00 am  Morning Worship
12:00 pm   1st Grade Luncheon