Quick updates from Hays Hills Baptist Church
No Wednesday Activities until January 8


"Mail" those cards right here at Hays Hills Baptist Church and donate your postage (and more) to Lottie Moon!

We've already raised over $2300!













The Lost and Found in the office has outgrown its container -- lots of jackets and cups. Please take a look and come by to pick up your items. Items not picked up by Dec 24 will be donated to Goodwill. 
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You can find these and other events and studies listed at hayshills.com/biblestudies or by downloading Church Center on your phone and clicking Events.
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Single Adult Fellowship Meal at the home of Jerry and Sarah Ann Will, Saturday, December 21st at 6:30 PM. 
Get more info by contacting Sarah Ann at 
sa-will@hotmail.com
Hear from Pastor Aaron and David, as well as some members on prayerful approaches to our most important assignment: sharing the gospel!  

No child care, but grade-school kids are invited to join the breakfast and discussion.  Please register here so we can get a count

https://hayshills.churchcenter.com/registrations

Children's Ministry News
by Ethan Graves


Thank you SO much for all your generous support of the Lottie Moon Post Office! 

Through mailing cards, we have been able to raise $2351.20 for the Lottie Moon Missions offering as of Sunday 12/15

The Post Office will be open on Sunday 12/22, on 12/24 during the Christmas Eve Service, and on 12/29. As always, you may drop off cards or pick up yours during the week. Sunday 12/29 is the last Sunday that you can drop off cards. 
Student Ministry News
by Greg Burney

Student ministry had a great December! We wrapped up the semester in style as we had a ton of fun celebrating this amazing time of year. We had over 70 students participate in our Christmas festivities! I am so grateful for our students and adult leaders and it was awesome to close out the year in such a great way!
 
High school students! HSM Winter Blast is about a month away! Sign up to join us at High Lakes Camp for a great weekend! We will have tons of fun, worship and Bible study led by Jared Greer (Our Ninja Warrior friend!). tinyurl.com/hsmwinter20
 
Youth group will not meet again until January 8th. Hope to see you all in the New Year!
Discipleship and Education
by David Sweet

TELL WHO?
Tell it to Two is commitment to pray for at least two you know who are not saved on a on-going basis.  It is also a commitment to strategically bridge conversations toward the gospel.  

Be sure to mark your calendars for the TELL IT breakfast on Saturday, January 11 to hear ways to bridge conversations...how to best pray...how to spread gospel seeds all around...do's and don't's of sharing the gospel...basics of what to share...and much more!

In your adult Bible Life classes, Aaron and I are asking members to share each Sunday if possible, something about their Tell it to Two commitments and progress.

You have the most important mission before leaving planet earth?  Are you ready to get started?

A few families have provided gift cards for some families in need of help for Christmas.  Thanks!  We have a few more families in need, in case the Lord puts it on your heart.  Let me or Ethan know!  Thanks!
CLC News
by Mitzi Hudgins

"For unto us a child is born" Isaiah 9:6.  We love Christmas time at the Christian Learning Center because we are able to focus on the true meaning of Christmas:  JESUS!   It is so touching to see Christmas through a child's eyes!  In our classrooms we are learning about the nativity and the birth of Jesus.  Yesterday we had a full house at Hays Hills for our nativity play!  Our Pre-K students acted out the nativity story and our younger children sang songs for everyone!  One of the children's favorite songs is "Go, Tell It on the Mountain", and you should hear them shout the good news!  It is my prayer that all who attended were blessed by the performance.  

I would like to thank the following for their hard work serving our CLC family members after the play:  Anita Stubblefield, Linda Hewitt, Carol Blue-Garcia, Billy Rose, Stephanie Sherry, Abby Sherry, Ruth Hansen, and Debbie Miller.  Their servant's hearts truly shined as they showed God's love to all of our visitors!  I pray that 2020 continues to bless Hays Hills Baptist Church and the CLC Ministry!  Merry Christmas!
From Pastor Aaron

What a wonderful time of worship as we focused on Jesus, the Greatest Gift of All through the Christmas Musical on Sunday. I was encouraged to be led in praise of Jesus by some of our youngest members and some of our oldest members. To see children, alongside youth, alongside young adults, alongside senior adults all joined in worship of Jesus was cause enough for my soul to sing. But then it was so good to be reminded of the enormity of God's love. He sent His Son because, "Mercy so great will find a way." God found a way to save sinners like you and me. Gloria!

We'll be back to our regular schedule this Sunday, December 22nd, with both bible life and worship at their usual times. We'll gather to anchor our hearts on God's word so that Scripture, not stockings or Santa, might have the more prominent place in our celebrations this Christmas. After all, Jesus is the reason for the season.
Prayer Requests

For our church to be united as one, as Jesus and the Father are one, so that our unity serves as a witness to the world of the power of Jesus Christ and His Holy Spirit (John 17:21)

For our membership to be characterized by endurance and patience in joy (Colossians 1:11)

For the Holy Spirit to give us words to boldly proclaim the mystery of the gospel, as we ought to speak (Ephesians 6:19)

For our search team to be led to the person God would have to serve as our Minister of Music and Creative Arts.

For God's provision for our ministry budget and for construction of additional ministry space.

Whittaker family, as Garrett has been deployed (stateside) for a year and Sethie is due in mid-Feburary. 

Jim Parker recovering from major surgery. 

Retha Blumhagen's dad has been in the ICU for serious health issues.

Kim Spiller recovering from surgery to remove cancer.  She will be undergoing radiation. 

Doris Kurten recovering from fall.  She's at Warm Springs rehab recovering. 

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No Wednesday Night Activities during Winter Break:
December 18, December 25, January 1
12/24 5:30 PM Christmas Eve Service: Carols and Candlelight
All ages welcome
1/08/20
6:45 PM
Wednesday Night Activities Start
Women's Bible Study: Stronger, Bldg E
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1/11/20

9:00 AM Tell It Breakfast, Bldg A
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1/12/20 4:30 PM Through the Darkness: A Journey with Anxiety, Depression and Walking in Faith, Video-based study, E-3
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1/22/20 9:30 AM Women's Bible Study: Better, Bldg D
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2/9/20 6:00 PM
Racial Reconciliation, Bldg D - Sanctuary
Speaker: Dr. George Yancey