Hillcrest Baptist Church 2019 December Newsletter
In This Issue
Women's Ministry

FRESH GROUNDED FAITH:
An Area-Wide Women's Event for Every Woman
Featuring Jennifer Rothschild, Best-selling Author & Bible Study Teacher
February 21 & 22, 2020
Enterprise High School, Performing Arts Center
Watch for Information.

Student Ministry

Disciple Now 2020
January 17-20
Deadline: Jan. 6
$40 per person

NYE Party 
December 31
9:30pm-12:30am in 
the Student Center

Tacky Christmas Sweater Party 
December 18th
6:00-7:30pm  
$10 Gift Exchange  
If you would like to participate, please bring a wrapped gift worth $10 or less. Girls bring a sweet side and guys bring a salty side.

No Wednesday night
activities December 25
or January 1.

The office will be
closed for the
Christmas Holidays - December 24, 25, 26 and on Wednesday, January 1.

Light Has Come
The HBC Worship Choir invites you to a Christmas Celebration!
December 15 at 9:15AM and 10:45AM

End of Year Contributions
All 2019 contributions must be:
1) placed in the offering plate during the Worship Service on Sunday, Dec. 29
2) brought to the church office by 11:00am on December 31, or
3) be postmarked no later than 
December 31, 2019.

Baby Dedication
Sunday, December 22 in the  10:45am service

Volunteers needed
We appreciate our Wednesday night servers, but we are in need of a few more! Please contact phyllis@hbce.org if you are interested in helping with this ministry.  

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

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
Week of Prayer for International Missions: December 1-8 
This week is an opportunity for churches to join in prayer for the work of missionaries who take the gospel to people in cities and extreme places. It's also a time to reflect on giving to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering that supports them.
When you give to Acts 1:8
Missions, you are giving 20% to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (International Missions).  imb.org/lottie-moon-christmas-offering

Preschool/Children's Ministry

Save the Date
* "Donut you know how much Jesus Loves You" on Sunday, January 5, before Sunday School!
* RA Derby Race is Sunday, January 26, in the Fellowship Hall!

December Holiday Schedule
Our weekly children's activities will break as detailed below. We wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and many blessings for 2020!
* Awana ends December 15 and resumes January 12.
* JAM ends December 17 and resumes January 14.
* Children's Missions end December 18 and resume January 8.

Preschool Pajama Parties
Our annual Preschool Pajama Parties will be held at Mrs. Annette's home on December 5 and 6 from 6:00pm until 7:30pm. These are open for 2 year olds through kindergarteners. Space is limited for each party so RSVP soon to the Children's Ministry office if you plan to attend.  

Mom's Night Out
Friday, Dec. 13, 6pm-8pm Moms of all ages are invited. Childcare is provided. This month we will have a Scripture gift exchange. Bring a $10 gift with a scripture on it and your favorite finger food to share. 
There is no cost for this month. Sign up by December 12.

The Sweetest Gift
It's that time of year and we are so excited about our Sweetest Gift program! We still have names left from the 130 children from Coffee County Family Services that we have committed to purchase Christmas gifts for.   Packets, including wishlists, are available now. Stop by our table in the Worship Center foyer on Sundays or at Prayer Service on Wednesday nights.   Packets will also be available in the Children's Ministry office during regular office hours.

Breakfast in Bethlehem
All children, ages 2 through 6th grade, are invited to join us for Breakfast in Bethlehem on Sunday, December 8.  The breakfast will take both worship hours on this day.  Children will go to their regular classrooms first thing that morning. Preschoolers will be picked up from their classrooms - 1st through 6th graders will be picked up from the Fellowship Hall.  We hope your children will join us on this special day as we celebrate our Savior's birth!

Baby Dedication
Sunday, December 22 during the second worship service.  
If you plan to participate please sign up with the Children's Ministry office. Forms and pictures are due by December 13. 

6th Grade Mission Trip
The 6th Grade Mission Trip to Mobile, AL is January 16 - 19, 2020. This trip is open to all 6th graders and their parents (only). The cost is $125 per person. If you are planning to go the deadline to sign up is January 9. Required forms are available in the Children's Ministry office and must be turned in by January 9.

Sr. Adults

Sunday Night Senior Worship
Walk As Jesus Walked: Being a Disciple in a Broken World
Traditional Worship on Sundays a t 5:00pm in the Fellowship Hall
Teaching led by Paul Pariseau,  Worship led by Bryan Peacock
We will meet on December 1 and 8 and  have a snack supper following each meeting in December.  

Homebound Ministry Meeting
December 11, 10am, Room C100 
Please come be a blessing to our Homebound church members. We will be filling Christmas Stockings with goodies and taking them to our Homebound, Nursing Home and Assisted Living residents. 

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.

Senior Adult Christmas Dinner 
Monday, December 9, 5:00pm, Fellowship Hall
Christmas Handbell Concert by Bro. Ed Brasher, Minister of Music at FBC.
Special Christmas music by Kelli Sparks. Dinner catered by Mrs. Laurette Blair. Cost: $10 each. Please RSVP by December 3.

Family Night Supper

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

* Volunteers Needed to serve Family Night Supper once a month. Contact Phyllis at phyllis@hbce.org.

* Each meal consists of a meat, one or two sides, roll/bread, salad, dessert and tea/lemonade except the Spaghetti and Breakfast meals.

Children (3-12 years old): $3 each
Students (13-17 years old): $5 each
Adults (18 and older): $5 each
Max per family with children under 18: $15
ALL carry-outs are $5 each

* DECEMBER 4:  Fried Chicken, Mac & Cheese, Butter Beans

* DECEMBER 11:  Breakfast - Biscuits, Gravy,  Grits, Eggs, Sausage

* DECEMBER 18:  Baked Ham, Green Beans, Potato Salad

NO Family Night Supper December 25 and January 1, 2020
due to the holidays

Hillcrest Baptist Church | phyllis@hbce.org | http://www.hbce.org
500 Alberta Street
Enterprise, AL 36330