February 2018
February Birthdays
Faye Hilger (2/4)
Frank McKeever (2/13)
Troy Barnes(2/19)
Kent Stone (2/6)
Heather Folliard (2/14)
Ashley Rotty (2/19)
Dina Sit (2/9)
Lydia White (2/15)
Rob Tennant (2/20)
Rebekah Driggers (2/11)
Martha Partin (2/16)
Jackson Allen (2/24)
Opportunities for Ministry
children's open arms
Kombolcha Fundraiser Dinner
Wed, Feb 7 @ 5:45pm
Come to this special dinner to raise funds for the Kombolcha mission trip in early March. HillSong team members are Rob Tennant and Angel Lee. The menu includes Baked Ziti with ground beef or turkey, Salad, Bread & Dessert. RSVP
chili cookoff
Saturday, Feb 10
from 6pm to 8pm
 Join us for the annual HillSong Chili Cook-Off. Drinks, fixings and corn bread will be provided. Enjoy dinner with friends while raising money for our youth programs. To enter your chili (and possibly win the trophy), contact Tiffany.
Canned Food
Food Pantry Donations Needed
Help feed people in our community by contributing to the Yates Association food pantry. From now through February we will be collecting for the pantry. A list of needed items is here and on the collection table in the hallway.
tithes & offerings
Contribution Statements Ready
for Pick-Up
If you made a contribution to HillSong in 2017, your statement is available for pick-up in the church office. Statements that are not picked up by Feb 7 will be mailed out. Save the church the cost of postage and pick yours up today. Electronic copies are available upon request. Contact the church office (919) 967-3056 for more information.
Ash Wed cross
Ash Wednesday Service
Wednesday, Feb 14 @ 7pm
Join us for a midweek worship service that marks the beginning of Lent, a 40 day season of preparation for Easter. Lent gives us an opportunity to reflect upon our humanness, our need for forgiveness and our connection to Christ's last days. The service will include the imposition of ashes and a prayer labyrinth. For convenience, dinner will be provided at 5:45pm.  
Chinese New Year Celebration
Saturday, Feb 17, 1pm to 4pm
cny fireworks
HillSong Church will be hosting, for the first time, a celebration of Chinese New Year.
Why are we holding this event? To extend hospitality to the Chinese community in our area, to reach out to people we have not met yet. This will be a fun opportunity for HillSong folks to meet new people and learn new things.
How will our celebration be unique? Chinese New Year is celebrated in many ways in the Triangle each year. Our event will be unique because not only will newcomers to this celebration get to experience Chinese traditions, but will also receive descriptions and explanations for a better understanding of their significance.
What will I get to do if I come? Will there be things my children can do? There will be something for everyone! There will be five areas to explore: Performances on Stage, Food & Tea Sampling, Hands-on Cultural Activities, an Art Exhibition, and a Video Viewing Area to learn more about Chinese culture. (Details about the Performers and the Hands-on Activities will be listed on the HillSong website).
How much will this cost? Admission is free, but there is a suggested donation of $10 for each adult.
Who may come? Everyone -you, your friends and family, co-workers, neighbors.
How may I help? First, mark this date on your calendar and come. Second, if you can help, there is a need for volunteers. There will be an insert in the bulletin this Sunday, Feb 4 th with more information. You may also contact the volunteer leader of our Chinese ministry, Hong Zhou or elder, Beth Roberts .

The Procession - from Pastor Rob
        I imagine a great parade, a procession full of color, music, pageantry, and the greatest of human glory. Picture the "parade of nations" at the opening of the summer Olympics. Now envision it on scale 100 times larger.
        "And I saw the holy city, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. ... And the kings of the world will enter the city in all their glory. And all the nations will bring their glory and honor into the city" (Revelation 21:2, 24b, 26).
        When reading a passages like this one, does it make you pause? Similar ideas are found in the Psalms and Isaiah. The great potentates of the world, the emperors and czars and presidents, will come as those paying tribute to one much greater than themselves: God. Do you ever stop and try to picture it?
        What is the expression on the face of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he leads his retinue right alongside Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his entourage? Read more
December Numbers
December 2017 snapshot
For more detail on the amounts in the Financial Snapshot, see the December 2017 Financial Statement. Copies are available at the back of the Worship Center on the Information Table.