Hillcrest Baptist Church 2018 December Newsletter
In This Issue
Women's Ministry

2019 Women's
Bible Studies

"Gideon" by Priscilla Shirer. Led by Stephanie Watson. Wednesdays, 9:30am  

"As Silver Refined" by Kay Arthur. Led by Leslie Mynatt.Wednesdays, 6:00pm

Coffee Conversations
December 5, 6pm
Multipurpose Room (E219)

Men's Ministry

2019 Bible Study
"The Reason for God" by Timothy Keller, 6-week apologetics study
Wednesdays, 6pm
Missions Room, led by Rev. Mike Watson

Calendar Reminders
The office will be closed for the Christmas Holidays - December 24, 25, and on Tuesday, January 1.

Update Your Information 
If you had a change in any of your contact information during the year, let us know. Call or send an email to info@hbce.org.

HBC Worship Choir Presents:
You're invited to join us during both morning services on December 16.
Featuring guest artist: Wes Hampton (from the Gaither Vocal Band) 

New Broadcast Times
ABC Channel 18 - WDHN
Sunday mornings 8:00-9:00am
Sunday nights 10:00-10:30pm
Sunday, Dec. 23 message will be rebroadcast at 11:00am Christmas morning. 

Decorating the Worship Center
The Decorating Ministry Team is asking for volunteers to assist with decorating the Worship Center. Contact Julie Pruitt, 494-3700 if you can help during the day November 29, 30 and December 1.

End of Year Contributions
All 2018 contributions must be: 1) placed in the offering plate during the Worship Service on Sunday, December 30, 2) brought to the church office by 11:00am on December 31, or 3) be postmarked no later than December 31.

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
Week of Prayer: December 2-9
When you give to Acts 1:8 Missions you are giving 20% to
the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (International Missions).  

If you purchased a poinsettia for the 
Worship Center please take it with you
after the Christmas Eve Service.

Preschool/Children's Ministry

Please return all gifts December 13 & 14, 9:00am-6:00pm in the Student Center.  We are so excited to partner with Coffee County Family Services again this year for our Sweetest Gift Christmas program. Stop by the Children's Ministry office or visit us in the Worship Center on Sundays. This is a great opportunity for Sunday School classes and Lifegroups to sponsor a sibling set or family!  

Preschool Pajama Parties
Preschool Pajama Parties are December 6, 7, and 8 from 6pm until 7:30pm at Mrs. Annette's home.  Preschoolers and a parent are invited to join Mrs. Annette for dinner and a special time celebrating the Christmas season, all in their favorite Christmas pjs! 
Contact Julie in the Children's Ministry office to reserve your spot.

* The last Awana meeting is December 16. We will resume on January 13, 2019.
* Children's Missions (Mission Friends, RAs, and GAs) will conclude on December 19 and resume January 9. 
* JAM for this year ends December 18 and resumes on January 8. 

AOK Christmas Project
AOKs (for 1st through 6th graders) will meet Wednesday, December 5 immediately following school at Enterprise Health & Rehabilitation Center. Parents must pick up at Enterprise Health & Rehabilitation Center by 4:45pm. Children will sing Christmas carols to the residents. Parents are welcome to stay. Remember we will not meet at the church for this AOK!

AWANA Christmas Musical 
Preschoolers and children will perform on Sunday, December 16 at 4pm in the Worship Center. All children (including preschoolers) need to be in the Choir Room no later than 3:30. Details as far as what to wear will be given out during Awana. Our meeting time on December 9 will be a rehearsal so please make sure you are here!

Student Ministry

Tacky Christmas Party
Wednesday, December 19. 6pm-7:30pm in the Student Center. 

ENGAGE  will not meet on  December 23 or December 30 for the holidays.

ELEVATE  will not meet  December 30 or January 2 due to the holidays.

FEARLESS: DiscipleNow 2019
February 1-3: EarlyBird Cost $25, Deadline December 13

New Year's Eve Party
December 31st 9:30pm-12:30am in the Student Center  

Sr. Adults

Sr. Adult Game Day & Covered Dish Luncheon
Thursday, Dec. 6,  Fellowship Hall, 10:00am.  Bring a covered dish and join us for a fun-filled time of  fellowship, playing games, and a delicious pot-luck lunch.

The Alabama Baptist Children's Home Open House
Please help us make sandwiches and prepare food.
WHEN: Thursday, December 6 at 9:00am
WHERE: Hillcrest Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
We will have all the food in the Fellowship Hall. We just need volunteers to make the sandwiches. 

Senior Adult Christmas Dinner
Monday, December 10,  Fellowship Hall, 5:00pm
Comedian Clayburn Cox from Auburn will be our entertainment, with special
Christmas music by Leslie and Lauren Mynatt. Dinner catered by Mrs. Laurette Blair. 
Cost: $10 each.  Please RSVP by December 3.

Sunday Night Senior Worship:  5pm in the Fellowship Hall
Traditional Hymn Singing. Teaching led by John Lasater, Worship led by Bryan Peacock. (We will only meet on Dec. 2 and Dec. 9)

Homebound Ministry
Caring for the Saints at home or in the Nursing Home. Wednesday, December 12, at 10:00am in Room C100. 

Senior Adult Fitness Class
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:00am. The Monday and Friday classes meet in the Fellowship Hall and the Wednesday class meets in the Multipurpose Room.

The Crabb Family:  Jan. 31 at 7:00pm 
At Frazier United Methodist in Montgomery.  Tickets are $20.00. We will have dinner in Montgomery before the concert. Please sign up in the church office.

Counseling Ministry

Sign Up Now for Grace Marriage 2019
The 2019 Grace Marriage Classes will be held on Feb. 9, May 4, Aug. 17 and Oct 19.  8:30am-3:00pm in the HBC Fellowship Hall. Lunch and Childcare provided.  Please sign up ASAP or no later than January 16 to ensure adequate time to order materials. Please call the church office, email lifecoach@hbce.org or come by the office to signup. We will also have a table in the foyer Dec. 2 and Jan. 13. 

2019 costs for all 4 classes: 
Sophomore Year Classes: $150 per couple for HBC members, $200 per couple for non members
Freshman Year Classes: $100 per couple for HBC members, $200 per couple for nonmembers

Family Night Supper

Wednesdays, 4:45 - 5:45pm
Please make your reservations by 2:00pm on Monday.

Dec. 5:  Fried Chicken, Mac & Cheese, Butter Beans
Dec. 12:  Fried/Grilled Chicken Fingers, Creamed Potatoes, English Peas
Dec. 19 Hamburgers, Fries, Green Beans, Salad

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