JANUARY 2018
The New Year is upon us!  So often we have heard the expression:  "Resolutions are made to be broken."  When we say that what usually happens is that we break those resolutions or do not even bother to make any.  I want to challenge you this year to consider making what I call a "Quality Decision."  A Quality Decision is a decision that you make that you don't go back on.  If you do break the decision, then make it again.  Our God is the God of the "do over."  My prayer is for all of you to have a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Here's my contact information for use after business hours:
EMAIL:  jhnellsyford@gmail.com
CELL:     540.910.2156


As we welcome in 2018, I just want to take the opportunity to let you, my church family, know how thankful I am for each and everyone of you.  Your smiles, your hugs, your words of kindness and encouragement have always been right when I needed them.  Thank you for supporting me as I finished up my undergraduate work this past year and continuing to do as I work towards my Masters of Divinity in Worship and Pastoral Counseling.

I am so blessed!

I am also very privileged to have such dedicated and talented individuals who help to lead worship with me every week.  They give of their time and their talents so freely.  These musicians, singers, and all the "behind the scene," people work hard every week to help each one of us engage with our beautiful Savior in worship.  Our entire church staff and all those in leadership positions here at Hillsboro also are a joy to work with and each one is committed to seeing God being glorified in and through them as His kingdom is advanced both locally and globally.  We are so blessed!

Whatever 2018 has in store for us, we are in the hands of our good Father who loves us beyond measure!  The Psalmist says, "Oh taste and see that the Lord is good!"  (Psalm 34:8)

May our eyes continually be open to see His love, goodness and faithfulness in this new year.

Happy New Year!!!

Warmly,
Donna

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS: (Sunday at 9 am). Join us in the education wing classroom for adult Sunday School.
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BIBLE STUDY: (Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:15 pm).  Pastor Jim continues with a survey-talk-through approach to the New Testament.     CLASSES WILL RESUME ON JANUARY 3, 2018.  CHILDREN'S WEDNESDAY NIGHT WILL RESUME ON JANUARY 10, 2018


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YOUTH (AGES 12-18)

In the world we live in today, it's often difficult to believe that God could care about the things that happen in our ordinary lives.  We often think of God as distant or removed.  Yet,the Christmas story stands as a testament that where God chooses to live is in ordinary lives, in everyday places.

The youth of Hillsboro have been learning how to be the hands and feet for Christ.  We are realizing that God can use an ordinary teen to impact others for His glory.  This month we focused on blessing the children at the UVA Children's Hospital.  We spent the last several weeks baking cookies and packaging gifts for the children that will not be able to go home for Christmas.  I'm so grateful for what God is doing in and through each teen.  We firmly believe that each teen has a valuable part to play in the church, community and world.  What a blessing it is to see them impacting other children and teens.

Thank you for your love, prayers and support as the teens continue to grow in their walk with the Lord.  Your prayers are not only touching the teens at Hillsboro, but also the children at UVA.  Your support, prayers and every moment spent in service is important and is used by God to transform lives for eternity and to ultimately bring more glory to Him.

December was a VERY busy month for us.  We not only worked on our UVA project, but also enjoyed a huge Christmas pizza party with a campfire, roasting marshmallows, and teens playing/singing worship around the fire.  We had lots of fun games and also enjoyed a "white elephant" gift exchange.  Our mission and our goal is to reach others with the Gospel of Christ.  We have enjoyed seeing lots of new faces at youth group and welcoming them in with open arms.  God has been so good to us, and we cannot wait to see what He is going to do in 2018!


Blessings,
Brittany





Helping Has Never Been Easier!

Hillsboro Baptist Church values congregational life fellowship.

Contact Karren Tyler at my3terriers@gmail.com or text to 540-256-1360 to volunteer for Sunday snacks following worship service.  Tell Karren what you want to contribute to the menu or whether you and a friend want to take a whole Sunday.

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ONLINE BIBLE READING LINKS

You Version Bible - free - all languages and versions
You Version Bible App for Kids - free
Learnthebible.org - free KJV reading plans for beginners or advanced
BibleGateway.org - free - reading plans and resources 

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JANUARY  BIRTHDAYS


January 9 - Margie Houchins
             13 - Brandon Layne, Brooke Layne, Ken Roberts, Natalie                          Stevens
             14 - Shane Doerr
             16 - Virginia Grinstead
             20 - Gary Conley
             23 - Dorothy Roberts
             31 - T J Oram
Hillsboro Baptist Church
434-823-1505
6356 Hillsboro Lane, Crozet, VA  22932
CONTACT INFO



Jim Hardwick,
Pastor
(540) 910-2156
jhnellysford@gmail.com
Karen Elias,
Children's Director
(703) 408-5134 russellelias@comcast.net
Kathy Gilliland,
Preschool Director
(434) 823-5342 hcpdirector@gmail.com
Brittany Carpenter,
Youth Director                                   
(540)256-1360
BrittCarpenter2013@gmail.com
Donna Cain,
Worship Leader 
(540) 836-9182 donna.cain@gmail.com
Darlene Spears,
Office Secretary
(434) 823-1505 darlene@hillsboro.cc