Thanks to all those HBC heroes who turned out on a cold Saturday to help us clean up the church and grounds and prepare for the winter months and especially the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. Some great times of celebration are ahead for Hilldale Baptist Church in the coming months.
What a joy it was to present Hayward Winstead the Giant Killer Award for all the work he has done as the Outreach Team leader in helping HBC focus more on evangelism and outreach in the community. Speaking of outreach, as well as our 2nd and 4th Sunday Touch Ministry visits, take note of our “The Church Has Left the Building,” events in December. God wants us serving outside the walls of HBC in so many different ways. Get involved in serving Jesus as we serve others, even the “least of these,” we will be serving Jesus Himself.
Speaking of Missions, November is our Missions Emphasis month and will we discover a number of different ways that we can pray, go, and give for Missions. Share the gospel to the world and help our home and foreign missionaries by being a part of our December World Missions Offering. Our goal is $8,000.00 and you need to get in on the joy of giving. We have eight adult SS classes. If each class raised $1000.00 we would reach our goal. Of course not everyone needed to help us reach that goal is in a Sunday morning Bible Study (if you aren’t working or sleeping because you just got off work you should be in a class) Class so if 80 of us gave $100 or 100 of us gave $80, we would reach our goal. Of that 50% usually is given to foreign missions through the International Mission Board, and 30% usually goes to home missions through the North American Missions Board, and the remaining 20% is given to state and/or local missions. You can be a part by praying, going on a church, state, national, or overseas mission trip, and giving so we can have an ongoing presence of mission work across the world.
Everyone will have the opportunity to take some of our new church business cards. They have church info on one side and you can use them to invite people to Hilldale. They have the info for True Life Video Answers on the opposite side. If you meet someone who has a question that you cannot answer about the Christian faith or what we believe about certain social issues send them to truelife.org on their computer or mobile device and tell them to search that topic and they will see some excellent video answers. You can use it also.
Well, I have so many things to celebrate that are coming up but so little room. Do something unique and special!! Read the rest of the newsletter and CONNECT with what is going on at HBC, then live out the gospel story of Jesus every day. JOY! JOY! JOY!
Living the Story with you,