Rolling Hills Community Church
February 14, 2013                                                                                                     Weekly E-mail

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Happy Valentine's Day!  
LoveThe Bible says, "See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!" 1 John 3:1. Just know today that you have a God who loves you, and you have a church family who loves you as well. We are all so blessed that our Heavenly Father responds to us in love; therefore, let us be people who respond to each other in love. Love the people around you well today. Embrace the opportunity to lavish your love on them.

What is a Disciple? 
This Sunday, we continue our series, "What is a Disciple?" This is an incredible, life-impacting series as we are digging deep into the book of Acts and discovering what it means to be a disciple of Jesus today. As we have said, "disciple" means "learner." How are you learning and growing in your relationship with God? God has given you the gift of His Holy Spirit, and the same power that was available to the disciples back then is available to us today. Don't miss this Sunday as we mine the depths of Acts 2:42-47

Lent
Our Lent devotionals began yesterday. I encourage you to go to our Web site and download your copy today. These devotionals are a great way to prepare your heart spiritually for the coming Easter season. Special thanks to the 40 people in our church who wrote these devotionals for us. May our God draw us close to His heart during this significant time of the year. You can also find out more information and sign up for our Via Crucis Good Friday Experience.

Every day our God does something new. All glory to our great and loving Father for allowing us to be a part of what He is doing in our day and our generation. May He find us faithful, and may we find ourselves immersed in His deep, eternal love today! Blessings on you and your loved ones.

In Christ,
Jeff Simmons

ChurchwideChurch-wide Opportunities

 

Luminous Project

It's almost time for our second Luminous conference. Anyone from a variety of leadership, creative arts, communications, and ministries are invited to attend to be inspired and encouraged. We have an amazing lineup this year. Ian Morgan Cron, Makoto Fujimura, Glenn Packiam, Over The Rhine, Michael W. Smith, and many others will be with us. The keynote sessions & workshops will provide inspiration and revelation in a creative and encouraging environment for leaders, artists, and communicators from around the globe.

 

We are offering an extreme discount of 80% off for RHCC attendees, Partners, & leaders. Enter rhccFRIENDS at http://luminous13.eventbright.com SOON to reverse your registration. This includes WED evening - Friday afternoon sessions (snacks, lunch, & all event activities).

 

Second Wind (50s & friends) Chili Cook-off and Game Night | TOMORROW at 6:30pm

50 and older? Don't miss the chili cook-off and game night happening in the Backstage at church! Everyone is encouraged to bring something to eat (your best pot of chili, a side dish or a dessert) and your favorite game. Prizes will be awarded by our celebrity judges for (1) the best chili, and (2) the most intriguing name for your chili. Don't miss the fun...RSVP to Nancy Evangelista ASAP!

 

Baptism Classes | THIS Sunday, February 17

These classes provides a great place to learn more about the symbolism and scriptural basis of baptism, as well as the ins and outs of baptism at RH. Our next baptism celebration is Sunday, March 3, during our morning worship services. To participate in the class and/or service, please contact the following:

 

Adults @ 9:30am | Jason Hale

Students (grades 6-12) @ 11am | Chase Baker

Kids (kindergarten-grade 5) @ 9:30am | Nic Allen

  

Kenya Mission Trip Interest Meeting | THIS Sunday, February 17, 12:45pm

JMI is looking for a minimum of seven pioneering souls to help us initiate a new ministry in Kenya, Africa, on or about August 9-20, 2013. The mission will include helping with the programming of a camp for poor teens outside of Nairobi and working with Dennis and Michelle Freeland and their ministry in Kakamega. In addition to the ministry, volunteers will experience an exciting photo safari through Nakuru National Park and game preserve. If interested, join us for lunch at Panera Bread south of the church this Sunday. E-mail Steve Davis, Missions Pastor, if you have questions.

 

Israel Biblical Study Tour - October 22-November 2 | Commitment deadline is THIS Sunday!

Join Pastor Jeff Simmons for an incredible study tour with one of the most respected Christian tour guides in Israel. You will walk where Jesus walked, and the Bible will come alive like never before. Contact Lisa Rollins to sign up or if you would like more information, including an itinerary. 

 

Women of Joy Conference | April 5-7

We're taking a group to the Women of Joy Conference being held in Louisville, KY. Cost is $189 for transportation, lodging (four to a room), and the conference. Meals are an additional cost. A $75 nonrefundable deposit is due this Sunday, February 17. Programming includes Lisa Welchel, Angela Thomas, Liz Curtis Higgs and Jeremy Camp. We will leave at noon on Friday and return Sunday afternoon. Register with Laura Chapman 

 

New Saturday Morning Women's Bible Study

Susan Allen is leading The 7 Experiment: Stage Your Own Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker
beginning Saturday, February 23, at Laura Chapman's home in Fieldstone Farms. This group will meet for nine weeks from 8:30-10am. Contact Susan to participate or for more information.
  

Kids Ministry Volunteer Information Session - Sunday, March 3, 9:30am

Do you like kids? Do you like to have fun? Have you thought about serving in Preschool or Kids Ministries but would like more information? What roles are needed? How does it work? Attend this informational meeting to learn all about serving with kids at Rolling Hills. Contact Sara Ingmire to RSVP.

 

Do you have the new RHCC T-shirt?

Our awesome new T-shirts are only $5. Stop by the Info Desk in the Gallery on Sunday to pick one up!

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