Quick updates from Hays Hills Baptist Church
Wednesday Activities

9:30-11:30 AM
Women's Wednesday Morning Bible Study (hayshills.com/biblestudies)
5:15-6:30 PM All Church Meal: Chicken Noodle Casserole, Green Beans, Salad, Dessert. Adults/Teens: $3.50, Kids Older Than 3: $2.50, $12 Fam Max - Bldg D- FH
6:00 PM Children's Choirs (A/C), Breakaway 
6:45-8:05 PM AWANA (6:45-8:10) (A/C), Men's and Women's Bible Studies(E) (all info at hayshills.com/biblestudies), Celebration Choir (D), Together in Prayer - Prayer Meeting (D-FH) 
6:45-8:10 PM
7:30-9:00 PM
Middle School (6th-8th Grade) Bible Study and Worship
High School (9th-12th Grade) Bible Study and Worship

Join us on October 26 at
Run for the Hills
benefiting  the 
Transitional Housing Ministry of Hays Hills Baptist Church

Shirt guarantee deadline is Oct 13

Order a shirt, even if you aren't able to make it to the races (sizes include Youth X-Small through Adult 3X-Large)!

Stay for our free
Family Fall Festival
 featuring a selection of muscle & classic cars, snacks, games, a bounce house, petting zoo, and more!
Core Beliefs is on October 2, in Building E, at 6:45 p.m.  An RSVP is not necessary, however, please contact Pastor Aaron if you have questions at  aaron@hayshills.com
Church Members - go to your app store, download Church Center, log in, and you'll find a new group available to you.  HHBC Member Directory contains the names, photos, and phone numbers (when available) of church members.  Currently, we are not able to search, but you can scroll through to find the person you are looking for.  

Drive Through Prayer THIS Saturday
October 5th and 19th  10:30 - noon
Bring the whole family!  Let our neighbors see our hospitality!  
It's a great faith-builder for your kids!
What do you know about Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Muslims or New Age beliefs?   Are you able to do more than politely decline their presentation when they come to your door?  How are their beliefs different than the Christian faith?  Come learn about what Jesus warned would arise, and at the same time, sharpen your understanding of the Christian faith. 

More info - contact david@hayshills.com

If you'd like to serve with these fantastic HHBC folks at the Angel House Soup Kitchen in Austin, please contact Jean Auchey - jeanauc@austin.rr.com

NEST Ministry Baby Shower
Sarah Burleson and her baby girl
November 9 at 2:00 PM
Bldg D - FH
Sarah is registered at Walmart.
Student Ministry News
by Greg Burney
We are having an awesome fall at Hays Hills Students! It's been a lot of changes and learning as we go, but it is clear that God is at work bringing many students to Hays Hills to hear about the hope of Jesus! I am so grateful for everyone who has prayed and supported us as we navigate the transition from one ministry to two!

This coming Sunday we have an exciting class fellowship called Video Scavenger Hunt! This event is for both middle and high school students. We will meet at the church at 3:00 pm and each group will head out with their small group to travel around town to try and score as many points as possible by solving riddles and taking on challenges. This event is going to be a blast and will also serve to foster the community within the small groups that we have developed on Wednesday nights.

Oasis '19 is next week! Juniors and Seniors will head out to Galveston beach for a couple of days as we seek to challenge and encourage our older students to take their faith seriously and own the privilege of being leaders within the student ministry. It is going to be so much fun and I am praying God will use the weekend to help foster spiritual growth within our students! There are still a couple of spots left if there are any juniors/seniors that are interested in joining us!

Photos below, left is See You at the Pole at Hays High School, right is Middle School Bible Life.
Important dates:
10/6 - HSM/MSM Video Scavenger Hunt
10/12-14 - HSM Oasis '19 - tinyurl.com/hsmoasis19
10/26 - Run for the Hills/Fall Festival budarun.com
11/3 - HSM Game Night
11/17 - MSM Game Night
Children's Ministry News
by Ethan Graves

Thank you so much for all the prayer and support that you give to HHCM! God is always blessing Children's Ministry. AWANA has taken off this fall! Our kids have already memorized over a hundred verses collectively. The Lord will do amazing things with His word as he plants it in the kids young hearts. We are seeing kids ask good questions about faith and express an interest in baptism. Currently we have an average of 61 kids in AWANA each week. Our new Cubbies (pre-k) program has been a huge success. We thought 6-8 kids might join the group since it is the first year and we have 12-14 come each week! 

Our Fall Family Festival is coming up soon right after the Run for the Hills 5k/10k/Pumpkin Dash on Saturday October 26th ( budarun.com).  We have seen high numbers of registrations for the race and expect to see 250+ people from our community come to the Fall Family Festival. We will have games and snacks like always with the added addition of a classic and muscle car show in the parking lot. You won't want to miss this fun filled morning from 9:30 am to Noon. We are asking for bags of candy to be donated and you can drop those off at the welcome desk or in building C. You can also volunteer to work the games by following this link  tinyurl.com/2019hillsvol. 
Discipleship and Education
by David Sweet

Last Saturday night we honored our adult Bible Life teachers and other leaders.  Be sure to let them know of your appreciation for their hard work!

Chuck Green is our adult Bible Life director.  Let him know if you have questions or suggestions.  

If you don't have a Bible Life class yet, ask Chuck or myself or any greeter for the options.  This Christian life was designed specifically to be done together and not alone.   We have classes at 8:30, 9:30, 10:45 and noon on Sundays.

Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Muslims and New Age.  Do you know what they believe and how to answer those with questions about them and about Christianity?   The Major Cults class starts this Sunday afternoon at 4:30 pm in Bldg. E.  Bill and Kathy Waller will lead this teaching and conversation which will last six weeks. 

Here's what's coming up in the first half of 2020 on Sunday afternoons:  1) Five week course "Through the Darkness:  A  Journey with Anxiety, Depression, and Walking in Faith"  This is primarily a video-based course led by Pastor Tommy Nelson (Denton Bible Church) addressing those, like himself, who suffer anxiety, depression etc. and also for those who live with--and love--those who suffer.  Followed by... 2) Five week course: Faithful Personal Finances led by Norman Witcher. 

Austin Disaster Relief Network is deploying volunteers to the Beaumont area to help people affected by severe flooding. Contact Rick Coleman, our Disaster Relief Coordinator, for more info:  512-826-6249.  Even if you have not had any training, they would like your help: runners, logistics and general help needed.  If you can go down one day, or more, you are needed.  Also check out ADRN website.  Rick is leaving for a five day deployment this Friday.  Pray!

 "Bring your Bible to School Day" is tomorrow--Thursday--October 3.  Remind your kids!  

by Tim Snowden

REMINDER:  Our Senior Adults who are going with us to the 55+ Day of Celebration at Highland Lakes Encampment will meet at the church Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. to load up on the van.  We will have coffee and a Danish at 10:30 and the program will start at 11:00 followed by lunch (which is included in the cost) then the afternoon program and then we will be dismissed by 2:00.  We should arrive back at the church around 3:30 p.m.

All of our choirs and fine arts teams are now preparing for Christmas.  Children, teens, and adults are gearing up for our Christmas Celebration and we would love for you to plug in and join us.  Children's choirs and Middle School Breakaway fine arts team meet at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and the Celebration Choir (adult choir) meets at 6:45 each Wednesday.  Crossover, our High School fine arts team, meets on Sunday afternoon from 4:00 to 5:00.  We hope you will consider joining one of our music teams.

CLC News
by Mitzi Hudgins

We have been having fun and learning at the Christian Learning Center!  

This week I would love to introduce you to the two teachers of our Caterpillars classroom, Tasia  Jahns a nd Christy Juszczak!  The children in the Caterpillars classroom were 14-20 months old when we entered the school year, and they have already changed so much in just a month!  They are very curious, love to paint, play, explore, sing, dance and clap!  One of their favorite songs to sing is "Jesus Loves Me".  They are also such great listeners during our chapel time, and they are learning about how much God loves them! This past week they were learning about community helpers in their classroom.  They really enjoyed dressing up and they are enjoying playing with each other and making new friends while at school!  

May you be blessed this week!  
From Pastor Aaron

Moving Forward with a Capital Campaign

The church voted unanimously to move forward with a capital campaign as we look towards the construction of a new sanctuary and the remodel of Bldg. D to accommodate additional classrooms and offices.

I've been preparing to preach a series on Prayer at the start of 2020 and we will follow that series with our capital campaign from February 9th - March 1st. Be in prayer about how the Lord would have you give to this project for His purposes.

Bringing Life-Changing Hope to the Village of Hope!

Bob & Peta Caldwell, Dale Whittaker, Richard Clay, and I are headed to the Uganda next week.

Peta & Dale will be ministering to the house moms, children, and Tabitha women. Dale will also be working with their medical staff.

Bob & Richard will be leading devotionals with the students and staff on our identity in Christ and our unity as believers. They will also be providing some computer skills training.

I will be training the pastors over the course of two weeks on systemic theology and preaching.

We're thankful for the opportunity we have to serve as Christ's ambassadors and appreciate your prayers.

Opportunity to Assist Iranian Believers

One of our missionary partners is trying to raise funds to help an Iranian family that had to flee Iran and has come to faith in Jesus. Their training is in the creation of digital animations, but they were forced to leave their equipment behind in their flight from Iran. It's estimated that $3,000 would get them up and running again. If you would like to donate towards this need, you can do so by marking IRAN on your giving envelope or check.

Prayer Requests

Eldwin Ruiz lost his youngest brother due to complications of pancreatitis.

Christy Navarro recovering from surgery to remove a tumor from her spine.

Carolyn Fees recovering from gall bladder surgery.  

Donny and Sandra McDonald's 7 year old granddaughter, Emma, having neuro-vision issues.  Being tested.

Judy Mannin recovering from knee-replacements surgery.

Julie Clements recovering from surgery.

Larry and Melinda Grimes (attend the early service) have a son, Jeremy in serious need of liver transplant (not alcohol related) He's 6'7" and so far no live donor has been found (a liver is needed from a large man) and he's at least a year away on cadaver transplant waiting list.  His brother is flying in from out of the country to be tested later this month. He's 6'5". Also Melinda's mom suffered a heart attack and Larry's mom was hospitalized with broken ribs.

Bill Kramer experiencing congestive heart failure.  He also has kidney disease which limits treatment.  Bill turns 88 in early October.

Barbara Doebner, advanced cancer, on oral chemotherapy.

Christi Navarro has a tumor on her spine which they believe is not cancerous.  She will have surgery September 27.

Merry Walter's sister in La. under hospice care with ALS.
10/5 10:30 AM Drive Through Prayer
10/6 Both Services
3:00 - 6:00 PM
4:30 PM
Lord's Supper
HSM and HSM Video Scavenger Hunt, Family Ministry Room

The Major Cults - Study by Bill and Kathy Waller 4:30
HHSM Junior/Senior High School Retreat
10/19 10:30 AM
Time TBA
Drive Through Prayer
Men's Ministry Football Fellowship (UT Game)
10/20 3:00 PM Missions Committee, Bldg A
10/26 8:00 AM

9:30 AM
Registration open: Run for the Hills 5K/10K/Pumpkin Dash
Volunteers needed: tinyurl.com/2019hillsvol
Family Fall Festival
11/2 10:00AM-1:00 PM Mom to Mom presents Touch A Truck
11/3 Both Services Baptism and Baby Dedication
11/9 10:30 AM
2:00 PM
Drive Through Prayer
NEST Baby Shower for Sarah Burleson, Bldg D-FH
11/10 6:00 PM Members' Meeting

HHCM Mission Camp
Sign Up at budamissionscamp.com
11/18-11/25 Various Times Each Day Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Dropoff
Info and Volunteer sign up at budaocc.com
11/24 5:30 PM Church Wide Thanksgiving Feast
No Wednesday Night Activities (Thanksgiving Week)
12/7 6:00-8:30 PM Heart of Christmas
12/15 Both Services Christmas Musical
No Bible Life

No Wednesday Night Activities during Winter Break:
December 18, December 25, January 1
12/24 5:30 PM Christmas Eve Service