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Full Court Press Family Retreat

Full Court Press Family Retreat

Saturday, February 23, 11am

Playing basketball requires stamina, commitment, and practice. It is a team sport where teammates work together and coaches guide players to victory. Maybe there are some lessons that we can learn from basketball that also apply to the practice of faith.

 Families of preschoolers, children, and youth are invited to join us on center court – that is Highland Hills – for a day retreat focused on faith and family. We will look at how we can pass on faith to our children and make sure their head is in the game. We will “enter his courts with praise” as we spend time worshipping together. Finally, we will truly experience the game of basketball as we end the afternoon cheering on the Mercer Bears from the private box at Hawkins Arena. 

 Full Court Press Family Retreat will take place on Saturday, February 23 beginning at 11:00 a.m. This retreat is for preschoolers, children, youth, and parents. During the retreat, there will be times for the different age groups to engage in separate spiritual formation and times when we will come together for an intergenerational experience.

 The retreat will begin at Highland Hills at 11:00 a.m. Lunch will be provided, and there will be childcare for preschoolers. The retreat will end at 3:00 p.m. when we will make our way to Mercer for the 4:00 p.m. basketball game. There is no cost for the retreat, but sign-up is required. Call the church office or sign-up below to make your reservations by Wednesday, February 20.

Wednesday Nights for Children and Youth

Wednesday Nights for Children and Youth

Wednesday evenings at Highland Hills are busy days for our preschoolers, children, and youth. Our teachers keep our students engaged in wonderful learning opportunities that heighten and enrich their growing faith.

During the five o’clock hour our preschoolers, children, and youth have choir rehearsals. While our preschoolers have fun learning and playing with musical activities, our children and youth are busy preparing for upcoming performances. Our children will begin work on their Spring presentation and an anthem to be sung on Palm Sunday. The Youth Choir will be getting ready for Winter Jubilate. They will spend the weekend of January 19-20 preparing songs that will be presented at Highland Hills on Sunday, January 20 at 6:00 p.m. All preschoolers, children, and youth are welcome to add their voices to our choirs as they resume on Wednesday, January 9.

After a delicious Family Night Supper meal, the learning continues as our preschoolers and children participate in Mission Friends and Children on Mission. Our creative teachers guide these young hearts to explore the joy of sharing God’s love through ministry and missions. They learn about the work of missionaries and have opportunities to be missionaries themselves as they join our church in various mission projects.

At 6:30 p.m. our youth fill the Youth Room with laughter and conversation as they explore God’s word for them in Bible Study led by our youth intern, Elizabeth O’Dell.

There is a place for you and your family on Wednesday nights at Highland Hills as we all learn and grow in faith together.

Promotion Sunday and Blessing of Students

Promotion Sunday and Blessing of Students

Sunday, August 19

For our children, celebrating birthdays and graduations is a big part of growing up. They look forward to these and other milestones with joy and eagerness. The preschoolers, children, and youth of Highland Hills get that same feeling when Promotion Sunday rolls around.

Sunday, August 19, is Promotion Sunday for our church. On this day, our students will begin the morning in their current Sunday School classes, and then at 10:30 a.m. we will promote those who are going into new classes and departments.

A highlight of this day will take place in worship when we present our first graders and seventh graders with a new Bible. Children and youth in this age group are taking giant steps into new ministry areas of our church. We like to mark this occasion with the gift of a new Bible from our congregation.

Also during worship on this Sunday, we will have a Blessing of Students. Preschoolers, children, and youth are encouraged to bring their school backpacks to worship for a time of individual blessing and to receive a gift to carry with them throughout the school year.

Bible Presentations to First Graders and Seventh Graders

Bible Presentations to First Graders and Seventh Graders

Sunday, August 19

Children in first grade and youth in seventh grade are taking giant steps into new ministry areas of our church. We like to mark this occasion with the gift of a new Bible from our congregation. On Sunday, August 19, we will present our first graders and seventh graders with new Bibles during the morning worship service.

First Graders:
Logan Hall
Reece Huston

Seventh Graders:
Jacob Davis Ellie Mincey
Conner Davis Ethan Nash
Lock McMahon

Youth Day at the Lake

Youth Day at the Lake

Saturday, August 18

To celebrate the rising seventh graders coming into the HHBC youth group, the youth will be having a day at Lake Sinclair at the Spiveys’ lake house.

On Saturday, August 18, the youth will meet at the church at 9:00 a.m. to travel by cars to the lake. They will return to the church at 4:00 p.m. Those who attend will need a bathing suit, towel, and dry clothes for the ride home. There is no cost for this event and lunch will be provided.

Youth need to see Cass by Wednesday, August 15, to sign up.  

Passport Reflection Service

Passport Reflection Service

Wednesday, August 22

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Our youth had an awesome week at Passport Furman in July and they are ready to share some of their experiences with our church family. On Wednesday, August 22, our youth will lead us during Prayer Service in a Passport Reflection Service. Let’s support our youth as we hear about their times of fun, service, and faith from Passport Mission Camp 2018.

HHBC Youth on Mission at Passport Furman

HHBC Youth on Mission at Passport Furman

July 2 -7

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Passport Summer Camp has become a tradition with the youth of Highland Hills. Throughout the years our youth have attended camps in New Orleans, Louisiana; Boston, Massachusetts; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Danville, Virginia. Like last year, this year they’ll be attending Passport in Greenville, South Carolina, at Furman University. During their week at Passport our youth will have the opportunity to serve the people of Greenville, along with developing lifelong friendships with other youth from around the country.

This year’s group from Highland Hills includes 16 youth and three chaperones. Our group will join up with 300 youth and adults from around the country for this Passport experience. The theme for Passport this year is Enough! The theme verse is: Jesus said to me, “My grace is enough for you, because power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 (CEB) Daily themes include: God is Enough, I am Enough, There is Enough, and Enough Already! Throughout the week, the youth will discover that God’s love and grace is enough to meet all of their needs.

Our youth love their week of Passport mission camp and always work hard and make wonderful faith memories that last a lifetime. Please keep them and their leaders in your prayers as they travel, work, play, and share the love of our Lord with the people of Greenville, South Carolina.

Opportunities for the Week — July 8-15, 2018

Opportunities for the Week — July 8-15, 2018

Sunday, July 8
The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

9:45am
Sunday School
Summer Psalms - An Adult
Bible Study in the Great Room
11:00am
Morning Worship
Lord's Supper
2:00pm
VBS Setup

Monday-Friday, July 9-13
9:00am
VBS - Rolling River
Rampage

Friday, July 13
12:15pm
VBS Closing Celebration
7:00pm
Macon Bacon Baseball
Game

Sunday, July 15
The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

9:45am
Sunday School
Summer Psalms - An Adult
Bible Study in the Great Room
11:00am
Morning Worship

Opportunities for the Week — July 1 - 8, 2018

Opportunities for the Week — July 1 - 8, 2018

Sunday, July 1
The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

9:45am
Sunday School
Summer Psalms - An Adult Bible Study in the Great Room
11:00am

Monday, July 2
Youth Leave for Passport

Wednesday, July 4
Church Office Closed

Saturday, July 7
Youth Return from Passport

Sunday, July 8
The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

9:45am
Sunday School
Summer Psalms - An Adult Bible Study in the Great Room
11:00am
Morning Worship
Lord's Supper
2:00pm
VBS Setup
Morning Worship

Family Fun Nights

Family Fun Nights

Wednesday Nights in June

Wednesday, June 27: 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 churchoffice@highlandhillsbaptist.org and we'll post them for you. A family conversation guide will be provided to help you get the most out of your evening.

Hand Lettering Workshop

Hand Lettering Workshop

Taught by Erin Hawkins

Wednesday, June 6, 9:30am - 11:30am at Highland Hills Baptist Church

For children and youth in 3rd-12th grade

Cost is $10

Participants will learn creative ways of lettering and will work on a project to take home.

Register HERE or call the church office at (478) 746-4846.

Your Reservation is not complete until you check out through your cart!

Space is limited and reservations are required by Sunday, June 3