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: Link Sausage, Mac & Cheese, 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), Core Beliefs (E) 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

Wednesday Fall Bible Studies - it's not too late to get started.  
Check out hayshills.com/biblestudies to see all that we've got!

Core Beliefs
Tonight, 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
3rd Annual Prayer Breakfast Sponsored by the YMCA and Buda Ministerial Alliance

When:  Saturday, 9/14  10:00 - 11:30 AM.
Where:  Hays Communities YMCA, 465 Sportsplex Drive, Buda.
Cost:  Free
What:  You are cordially invited to the 3rd Annual Hays Communities Prayer Breakfast to join in praying for our schools, students, teachers, administrators and families.  Keynote address to be delivered by Amber Fogarty, President and Chief Goodness Officer with Mobile Loaves and Fishes with prayers led by area pastors.  Light breakfast, coffee and juice will be provided.

Go here to re gister:

Men's fellowship (hosted by our Top Dead Center Men's Bible Life class) is open to all men.  Football and pool at Darryl Swann's house Saturday, September 7  6:00 pm.
106 Stageline Dr. Kyle.

Late service ushers, lunch & training--for you and your family: Sunday, September 29 after church, in the main lobby.
by Tim Snowden

CLC News
by Mitzi Hudgins

The Christian Learning Center has begun another school year:  our 28th year!  Last week we welcomed back 159 students and 29 staff members to CLC!  The children are learning their new schedule, making new friends, using their imagination, building, painting, and having fun!!  One of our favorite times at CLC is when we have chapel.  This is a time when we sing, read Bible stories, pray, and praise God!  We always have prayer leaders who hold the Bible, Christian flag, and American flag while the pledges are recited.  It has been such a joy to watch these children having fun in chapel and learning just how very much God loves them!  

This year at CLC we will be focusing on our older students memorizing a different Bible verse each month.   Our Bible verse this month is "Be kind to one another" Ephesians 4:32.  We will be learning about how to be kind in everything we do to glorify God...from being a good friend, a helper, a good listener, and obeying our Mom and Dad.  We are so excited about this school year!  May you be blessed this week!
Student Ministry News
by Greg Burney

We are off to an amazing start this school year! Our middle school and high school rooms have been packed with students! It is so exciting to see so many students hungry for the word of God and the community of the church! Please continue to pray for our students and our leadership team! I know this school year will be a challenge, but I know that God has many great things in store!

Don't miss out on lunch! The next 2 Sundays we will have lunch available after the second service. The first week we are inviting all families with kids and students to join us for a lunch where we will share some exciting things about this school year for Family Ministry here at Hays Hills. The following Sunday we will be selling lunch as a fundraiser for our juniors and seniors who will be attending our retreat, Oasis '19, in October.

September 15th at 4:30 we will have our first Parent Round Table of the year! This is a chance to sit down with Ethan and I as well as other families to discuss some of the challenges we face as parents. This time around we will be asking the question, "How's your family Bible study going?". Even if your answer is "really great!", you can be a huge asset in this time as you share and help encourage other parents. I look forward to a lot of great discussion and growth during this time and I encourage all parents to consider attending!

Important dates:
9/8 - Family Lunch
9/15 - Junior/Senior Lunch Fundraiser
9/15 - Parent Round Table
10/6 - HSM/MSM Video Scavenger Hunt
10/12-14 - HSM Oasis '19 - tinyurl.com/hsmoasis19

Children's Ministry News
by Ethan Graves

Have you ever spent a whole day doing an activity you love and gone to bed feeling blessed? Well, blessings abound in Children's Ministry! Our new school year is full of God's grace. Children are asking questions about what faith in Jesus looks like and expressing a desire to be baptized. Children's Worship is regularly experiencing 60+ kids, and AWANA started off amazingly! Our new Cubbies program nearly doubled in attendance from the first week to the second week! Thank you for all the prays and support you give for HHCM. God is doing amazing work in the lives of our kids. 

If you would like the opportunity to join God's blessings in HHCM you could, 

- Chaperone Missions Camp (November 15-17)
- Help Mrs. Sweet with her Bible Life Class which is so full I keep adding tables to the room 
- Join the Children's Worship rotation 
- Serve as an AWANA handbook leader (for the 1st 20 minutes of the night or the whole night). 

Please email Ethan ( ethan@hayshills.com) if you have any questions! 

Discipleship and Education
by David Sweet

Thanks to these adults who work with kids on Wednesday nights as they learn God's word in AWANA's:

Jean Auchey,  Rosa Bonnette,  Barby Bowles,   Aaron Brooks,  Peta Caldwell,  Alisa Coriel,  Brian Cumings,  Joy Cumings,  Lucy Cook,  David Davidson,  Anita Deane
Violet DeWease,  Nathan Dodds,  Nathan Fackler,  Ethan Graves,  Nicole Graves,  Alexis Hudson,  Harriet Johnson,  Lindsay Kahler,  Cindy Kinzleman,  Tony Longoria, 
Sandra McDonald,  Donny McDonald,  Susan Muckleroy,  Jessica Ronson,  Rachel Seitzer,  Sharon Sweet,  Jane Todd,  Robert Valdez,  Jayme Waggoner,  Chelsye Witcher  
Thanks to these classes for sending these members to serve our kids on Wednesday nights:  
Believers (5),  Truth Seekers (4), Fai th & Family (4),  Ekklesia (3),  Faith & Action (2),  Youngish Married (9:30) (2),  Journey (2),  Walking in Faith (2),  Young Married (evening) (2),  WOW (1),  Parents in the Trenches (1)

Two of our 10:45 classes make a strong showing on Wednesday nights!  (Believers and Truth Seekers) In terms of percentage of class size serving, Faith & Family still leads in children's volunteers on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights.  Please let me know when new volunteers step forward to serve our PRIORITY AREA: children!

NEED: a helper (not teacher) to assist Sharon Sweet's 2nd-3rd grade class ONCE A MONTH at 9:30.  Adult classes--I know we can do this!!  Contact Ethan or me.

September 28 at 6 pm we will show appreciation to all those who teach or serve in Adult Bible Life at church with Joe Martin's famous BBQ.  Special guest speaker!  Don't miss it!

Starting this Sunday, September 8, we will start a 9:30 am College & Career class, upstairs, room 206.  Spread the word!  The Sunday evening College & Career class/fellowship will also continue to meet at 7 pm in Bldg. A.
From Pastor Aaron

On September 15th, we have two special opportunities to be used by the Lord to bless the nations.

First, we'll take time to pray for Sherrell Ladd as we send her to Istanbul, Turkey to encourage the Cathey family in their work and to minister alongside them. In the service you can gather around Sherrell and pray for her, the Catheys, and the people of Turkey. Before the service you can write cards to the Cathey family and present them to Sherrell so that she can deliver the cards as a symbol of our love and support. In writing a card to Justin, Johanna and their children you are reminding them that you love and care for them because the Lord loves and cares for them; you're reminding them that they are not alone or forgotten but are a part of the body of Christ.

Second, we'll have time in our services to hear briefly from the Armand family who serve as translators among unreached peoples in the Himalayas. Then at 6pm the Armands will return to share more in depth about their life and ministry. Your presence reminds the Armands that we are linking arms with them in their work to see every tribe and people have the scriptures in their hands and in their tongue.

May the Lord use us to bring life-changing hope, to an ever-changing people, through the unchanging gospel - both to our neighbors and to the nations!

Prayer Requests

Kathey Henley was deployed by Homeland Security to serve in Hurricane ravaged Bahamas.  Conditions are very poor.  Pray for her strength.

Merry Walters' sister on hospice care with ALS, in Louisiana.  Merry is there caring for her, but also has major health challenges.

Carole Turner suffered some minor strokes and is being tested.

Jayme Waggoner has Rotator cuff injury and is trying to decide on surgery which has a less than 50% chance of success.

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 in late September.

Larry and Barby Bowles' daughter, Angela has had multiple brain surgeries to repair vein and vessel damage, which followed blood clots and a stroke almost two years ago. She faces more surgeries.
9/4 6:00 PM Breakaway (MS Theater Group) starts. Bldg D
9/8 12:00 PM

4:00-5:00 PM
HHFM Parent Info Lunch, D-FH
RSVP - tinyurl.com/hhfmlunch
Crossover (HS Theater Group) starts, Bldg D
9/15 12:00 PM
4:30 PM
Taco Lunch Fundraiser for Student Ministry
Parent Round Table Discussion: Family Bible Study
Tools & Ideas, Meet in Family Ministry Room (D-213)
9/21 9:00 -11:30 AM Women's Blue Jean Breakfast
10/6 4:30 PM The Major Cults - Study by Bill and Kathy Waller
Women's Communication Styles Event
Registration open: Run for the Hills 5K/10K/Pumpkin Dash
Volunteers needed: tinyurl.com/2019hillsvol

HHCM Mission Camp
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