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Opportunities for the Week — June 14 - July 21, 2019

Opportunities for the Week — June 14 - July 21, 2019

Sunday, July 14
Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

9:45am Sunday School
11:00am Worship
Lord's Supper

Tuesday, July 16
7:00pm Taizé

Wednesday, July 17
8:00am Men's Prayer Breakfast
9:30am Children's Hand Lettering Class

Sunday, July 21
Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

9:45am Sunday School
11:00am Worship

Hand Lettering Class for Children and Youth

Hand Lettering Class for Children and Youth

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Wednesday, July 17, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Learning doesn’t stop just because school’s out and summer has arrived. The learning continues for our children and youth with a great opportunity. Erin Hawkins will be leading Hand Lettering for Kids on our campus.

Erin is a fun and creative teacher who loves to guide children and youth to discover their own ability to enhance their handwriting and create something fun. This class will be held on Wednesday, July 17, in the Great Room from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. It is a class designed for children and youth in 3rd through 12th grade. The cost for the class is $12. Space is limited and reservation are required by Sunday, July 14. Reservations can be made through the Highland Hills website.

HHBC Office Closed

HHBC Office Closed

On Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5, the office will be closed in observance of Independence Day. Our ministers can be reached if a crisis arises.

Children's Camp for a Day

Children's Camp for a Day

Monday, July 8, 10:00am - 3:00pm

On Monday, July 8 our HHBC Children’s Ministry will host Camp for a Day. Children who have completed first through sixth grade are invited to a day of camp-like fun at Highland Hills. They will enjoy recreation, crafts, Bible study, and water fun. The camp will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. Children will need to bring a sack lunch, swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen.

There is no cost for this camp, but registration is required for this event by June 28. You may register your child and their friends for this camp here!

HHBC Preschool & Children's Families to Rigby's Water World

HHBC Preschool & Children's Families to Rigby's Water World

Tuesday, July 9, 10:00am

On Tuesday, July 9 our preschoolers, children and their families will gather at Rigby’s Water World in for a day of splashing and sliding. Rigby’s is located at 2001 Karl Drive in Warner Robins. We have rented two cabanas near the toddler area for the day. Families may come any time between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Friends and guests are welcome to attend.

The cost is $10 per person. Families will be responsible for their own transportation and food expenses. Registration is required by June 28. You may register your family for this event here!

Micah Project: Schools

Micah Project: Schools

HOW HHBC SUPPORTS MLK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

HHBC has been supporting Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School on Shurling Drive for a little over a year. There are two components to our help: reading tutoring and teacher/staff support. During the past year, 16 members of HHBC have been involved in serving three Teacher Appreciation luncheons. Our Youth provided Valentines gift bags and Erin Hall’s Sunday School class packed Teacher Appreciation Week goodie bags. We also gave the MLK Teacher of the Year a gift certificate. Rachel Greco has provided guidance to Volunteer Services Coordinator, Chiquita Glover, to help establish a PTO at the school.

Next year, we plan to expand our services. In addition to four Teacher Appreciation luncheons and celebrating more holidays with gift bags, there will be opportunities for the HHBC congregation to provide school supplies for students whose parents can’t afford even the basics. Teachers and staff have also been given the opportunity to provide a Wish List (materials, equipment or assistance) to better equip them to provide for their students.

MLK Volunteer Services Coordinator Chiquita Glover hopes to speak at Family Night this fall to tell us other ways in which we can support and improve MLK, including mentoring services.

If you are interested in tutoring at MLK next year, contact Kam Cook at (478) 836-5301 or kmhcook@gmail.com.

Global Women’s Ministry Project

Global Women’s Ministry Project

The Global Women of Highland Hills are partnering with the Macon Periods Easier Project to help young girls in need throughout our Macon Community. The mission of Macon Periods Easier is to raise awareness of period poverty in Macon-Bibb County and to help provide local students in need and the homeless community with free access to feminine products.

Women and girls in low-income settings are often forced to prioritize the little financial resources they have to provide for these basic necessities. School nurses in our local middle and high schools encounter 8 to 10 girls each day who come into their offices for assistance. There is no budget for these supplies, and nurses often pay for these items out of their own pockets.

Our Global Women would like your assistance in collecting feminine hygiene products. Collection baskets have been placed in the main women’s restrooms. You can donate your products there or leave them in Ruth’s office. We will be collecting these items through June 16.

Stephen Ministry Matters

Stephen Ministry Matters

STEPHEN MINISTRY COMMISSIONING THIS SUNDAY

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Recognizing that God is the ultimate Cure Giver, the Mission of the Highland Hills Baptist Church Stephen Ministry is to serve God and bring Christ’s healing love to individuals who are experiencing life’s challenges through confidential, non-judgmental, one-on-one Christian care.

This coming Sunday will be a joyous occasion here at Highland Hills Baptist Church. At the morning worship service, we will commission three new Stephen Leaders and nine new Stephen Ministers. Stephen Leaders Renee Bennett, Ruth Ducharme, and John Jarrard are prepared to lead this lay caring ministry. They bring their gifts for leadership, vision, wisdom, administration, organization, discernment, and teaching to select and equip those who will be Stephen Ministers—lay Christian caregivers—in our congregation.

Join us Sunday in thanking God that they have answered His call to become Stephen Leaders and in praying for them as they begin this important work of the Lord! Anne Heath, Neil Heath, Lyn Hicks, Kam Cook, Martha Fennell, John Jarrard, Cheryl Sjoquist, Garry Williams, and Peggy Williams are being commissioned into a special ministry of care and concern for others as Stephen Ministers. This rite of commissioning culminates a period of extensive training and preparation for caring ministry. Our Stephen Ministers have studied and practiced skills in such areas as dealing with feelings, crisis intervention, asserting oneself with gentleness and firmness, and numerous other topics to prepare them to help people who are experiencing problems in their lives.

After being commissioned, these Stephen Ministers will be assigned to minister to those hurting in our congregation and community. They will be working with people who are experiencing such life crises as the loss of a loved one, illness, divorce, hospitalization, retirement, financial setback, long-term care, or any of a number of other difficulties people face in daily living.

We thank God for their gifts of caring and listening. Their ministries will increase greatly the overall ministry at HHBC. Please keep them in your prayers as they carry the love of Christ to their care receivers.

Deacon of the Week

Deacon of the Week

Sunday, June 30 - Saturday, July 6, 2019

Sara Spivey

Her deacon families are:

Eloise & Jim Mitchell
Warren & June Moncrief
Matthew & Melodie Moncrief
Canon, Gabriel & Asher Lee
Ruth Murphy
Micah Nance & Melanie Thomas
Brenna
Dawn & Scott Nash
Jim & Patricia Netherton
Denice Newton
Will & Jake
Todd Newton