December 2016
December Birthdays
John Folliard (12/1)
Lily Storm (12/12)
James Hollingsworth (12/19)
Pat Antonevitch (12/5)
Kathy Johnson (12/13)
Bruce Johnson (12/22)
Judy Adcock (12/9)
Starlyn Combs (12/14)
Brian Asbill (12/23)
Beth Roberts (12/10)
Lloyd Consaga (12/17)
Pat Pressley (12/26)
Ann Delaney (12/11)
Tiffany Allen (12/19)

This Sunday, December 4th
Nutcracker Centerpiece
The annual Church Business Meeting will be held immediately following the Worship Service on Sunday, December 4th. All members
are encouraged to attend to approve the 2017 Budget and affirm new Deacon nominees, Jim Church and Ben Johnson, to begin serving in January.

After the annual meeting all are invited to stay and attend the HillSong Christmas Potluck luncheon. Bring a dish to share and join in
this special fellowship meal.

Table decorators are needed. Twelve to fourteen tables will be available for decorating. If you are interested, contact the church office 919.967.3056.

BETHLEHEM VILLAGE - Sunday, December 18
Mark your calendars for Bethlehem Village.

There will be something for everyone!
  • Lunch - a fundraiser for Project Esperanza
  • Missions Marketplace - booths selling arts, goods made by and supporting our mission partners in the US and internationally.
  • A live nativity where children will hear the Christmas story told by Mary and Joseph
  • A special visit with Santa Claus
Sign up here if you would like to help. 
Christmas Cards
Let us deliver your Christmas cards to the HillSong family for you. There are boxes in the church hallway for dropping off and picking up cards. Donate what you would normally spend on postage to the  Helping Hand fund.
Out to lunch sign
Cornerstone Singles
Sunday, Dec 11
The Cornerstone Singles will meet for their 2nd Sunday lunch following worship on Sun, Dec 11th at Vicki Erwin's house. All are welcome to attend. Contact Susan for more information.
Christmas Eve Service
Sat, Dec 24, 5pm
Come to HillSong on Christmas Eve for a special worship service or carol singing and a celebration of the birth of our Savior. Bring your family, invite your friends & neighbors. There will be a cookie reception following the service. Please note there will be no childcare provided.
Opportunities for Ministry
Extended Session Help Needed
Volunteers needed to serve the 3rd Sunday of each month in the Toddler class and nursery. Extended Session takes place during the Worship service 10:50am to 12:15pm. Contact Heather to volunteer.

Kombolcha Update
pen writing letter
Dear Sponsors,
We would like to send special Christmas blessings to the children at our CarePoints. Our CarePoint leaders are willing to translate 260 Christmas letters over the next month and give them to the children in January when they celebrate Orthodox Christmas. With the Ethiopian State of Emergency still in effect, we would like to remind the children that we have our hope in Jesus. The letter does not have to be long, here are a few ideas:
  •  a note of encouragement,
  •  a favorite bible verse 
  •  a reminder that you are thinking and praying for them. 
  •  What Christmas means to you
  •  A holiday tradition you have with your family or friends
Please send the letter by December 3 , via e-mail here. If you need your sponsor child's ID number it can be found on your sponsor card or e-mail Candy. Thank you!
Merry Christmas HillSong - from Pastor Rob
TennantFamily pic
        HillSong Church, I am very thankful that I get to be your pastor. That God would call me to this place is a tremendous blessing. I could cite all the international, state-wide, and local missions you support. I could point to your consistent, enthusiastic appreciation of children's and youth ministry. I could celebrate the fact that our "seniors" (those folks 60-80 years of age) are ministry leaders in every area of church life. All of these are things to be celebrated.
        However, beyond these things, what humbles me and makes me truly grateful are the relationships. When I think about times with individuals in our church family, I thank God that I get to be part of it. Some are good times - parties, graduations, weddings, or just a group going out to dinner, or to a movie, or to a Bulls game. Some are trying times - long conversations

Bring in the Tithe Update
Thank you for your participation.
On November 20th, HillSong received $6,619 for Bring in the Tithe.
The grand total General Fund amount received for Nov 20th was $10,101.10.

As evidenced by the Bring in the Tithe Sunday receipts, HillSong Church does not have a giving problem.  On a per capita basis, the steadfast support given is solid, strong and broadly shared.  Neither does HillSong Church have a spending problem.  Each expense is documented and reviewed as it is disbursed and monitored in monthly statements reviewed by the Deacons.
October Numbers
October 2016 financial snapshot
For more detail on the amounts in the Financial Snapshot, see the October 2016 Financial Statement. Copies are available at the back of the Worship Center on the Information Table.