Quick updates from Hays Hills Baptist Church
Today is the deadline!!

Registration Deadline March 8, 2017


Specifically for Kinder and up, but all ages are invited to come hear!

Let's learn more together about how to be rooted in Christ. Keynote speaker, Emily Wright, and several breakout sessions to choose from. Lunch provided (Texas Pie Co Casseroles, Salad, Cupcakes).

Bring your bible, a notebook, pen, and a water bottle. Childcare is available ($20/per child); limited scholarships for childcare and limited gluten-free lunches available - email Kris undmotis@gmail.com

Children's Ministry News
by Aaron Kahler

Please be praying for the Advisory Team as they search for our interim children's minister. The team is currently interviewing and evaluating candidates and hopes to have a candidate to recommend to the church by the end of the month. 

The team consists of:
Jill Davis
Russell Hudson
Jessica Moore
Elizabeth Reeves
Angela Sweeney
Children's Ministry Resource: Sharon Sweet
Staff Contact: Aaron Kahler
As you pray, ask the Lord to make it clear to us who He would have to step in and take the reins of our children's ministry. Pray that we would continue to strive to get the Scriptures into the hands, head, and heart of our children. Pray that we'd see lives changed through the power of the unchanging gospel.

One Day with God
by Jon Lower

Only 10 days left to register for the One Day with God event on Saturday April 8th.  Please register even if you are planning to stay here at the church to minister to the care givers.
The One Day with God event is a ministry where children of prison inmates spend a
complete day with their fathers inside the prison.  Normally this takes place in the prison Gym or outside if weather permits. We are the host church for this event and we try to recruit as many volunteers as we can to be a mentor to the children or to minister to their caregivers here at the church. Last year we had over 70 volunteers from Hays Hills plus others from different churches in the area.  We need approximately 100 - 120 volunteers to meet all the needs for that special day.
To see a brief presentation from last year's event please click here.
If you would like more information about this very special day I will be at the One Day with God table in the church foyer after both services on Sunday. Please stop by and I will try to answer all your questions.

If you participated in last year's event you should have received an email from Forgiven Ministries with an attached registration form. You can either mail the form back to Forgiven Ministries or drop it off at the One Day with God table and I will fax it to them. I also have blank forms at the table if you need one.
CLC News
by Mitzi Hudgins

Registration is going on now for the 2017-2018 school year at the Christian Learning Center!  Our program operates on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:45-2:00, and we accept children who are 5 months old - 5 years old.  It is our desire that all children have a positive learning experience as they participate in our program.  

Children will learn through creative play and hands on experiences.  Each week the classrooms will focus on a different unit from the WEE Learn curriculum that is published by LifeWay and will attend chapel time. 

For more information on enrollment you may call 512-295-3132 ext. 25 or visit our website at www.hayshillsclc.org.  We would love to have your child be a part of our family!
Be blessed this week!

by Tim Snowden
From Pastor David

One area that I struggle with is the balance between trust and action, especially when it comes to the culture's opinion or treatment of believers.   How much are we to trust to God in prayer, and how much are we to step out and take action?
We see the Apostle Paul committing his life in the Lord's hands whether it meant life or death.  We read in 2 Corinthians 4 where believers are afflicted, perplexed, persecuted and struck down.  (But not crushed, in despair, forsaken nor destroyed.)  "For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh."
And yet was also see the Apostle taking advantage of forums to defend the truth, defend his own reputation and defend his rights for the gospel's sake.  Throughout Acts, and especially the last several chapters Paul makes a strong defense before kings, governors and tribunals, even castigating his enemies for their lies, and appealing to his rights as a Roman citizen.  But when it looked like a death sentence was inevitable (2 Corinthians 1) he committed himself into the Lord's hands.
When some in our culture resort to lies or distortions about Christians in order to advance their agenda, we need discernment.  We are told to live quiet lives before outsiders, so we should not be too quick to protest, and we should choose the causes we are involved with very selectively so that the gospel is never second place, and no other issue becomes a close second to the gospel.  If we have a forum (citizenship) like Paul, we should pray about using it.  But we should not forget that, ultimately we are blessed when we are persecuted for truth.  (Matthew 5:11-12)
I think the Lord has the right answer for us for each challenge we face in our culture.  But I wonder if we have even prayed for His will about each challenge? 
Often I find that I have prayed my will fervently, but I don't have peace until I yield to His sovereign will.  Sometimes praying turns to insisting on my own view.  As Aaron preached last Sunday, even these immature prayers which lack wisdom-are heard, and God can change the one praying.  Once you have prayed and asked, are you then willing to submit to His mysterious will and His perfect wisdom?  Is God's sovereignty acknowledged in your life?

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