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

Coffee Conversations
Will Resume in the Fall

Memorial Day
Monday, May 27
- In Memory of Our Heroes -
Office Closed

Lost and Found
We have several Bibles that have been turned into the office. If you have misplaced one, please check on the Lost and Found table in the back hallway of the office. 

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
Thursday, May 2
     6am - 7am: Organized Prayer in the WC
     12 noon: Organized gathering at City Hall
                    (Coordinated by the Mayor's Office)
Note: The Worship Center will be open from 6am until 5pm for anyone who desires to come and pray.
Love one another, just as I have loved you. John 13:34

DEACON NOMINATIONS
Deacon Nominations during the month of May.
Ballot boxes are located around the church campus.
Please be in prayer for the men you will nominate.

THE GOD QUESTIONS
Wednesday Nights  beginning June 5
6:00pm / Fellowship Hall

DATES TO REMEMBER
May   2 - NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
May   4 - Grace Marriage 8:30am - 3:00pm
May   9 - Online VBS Registration Opens
May 12 - Mother's Day &  Baby Dedication
May 12 - Mother's Day Men's Choir
May 19 - Senior Recognition Sunday
May 22 - Children's Missions Recognition Service
May 27 - Memorial Day (Office Closed)
Preschool/Children's Ministry

Vacation Bible School June 17 - 21

VBS Registration opens May 9!
Visit our website, hbce.org, to register or for more information about this year's event.

VBS is open to all four year olds entering kindergarten in the 2019-2020 school year, through all children that have completed 6th grade in the 2018-2019 school year. (If you are volunteering with VBS please make sure you register as well.)

This year we are also providing two training opportunities for all students (grades 7-12) who would like to volunteer with VBS. These trainings will be on Sunday, May 5 at 4:30pm in the Student Center and Wednesday, May 8, at 5:30pm in the Student Center. (Students will only need to attend one of the trainings to volunteer with VBS this year.)

Directors: Supply lists are due May 1 to guarantee all supplies can be purchased!

Baby Dedication
Baby Dedication is on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12, during the 10:45am Worship Service. If you would like to participate please contact the Children's Ministry office. A form and picture are required and must be emailed or turned in no later than Monday, May 6.

RAs and GAs / Camp Butter & Egg in Troy
May 18. We will leave the church at 7:45am and return around 3:45pm
Cost: $25 per person
Bring: Sack lunch and wear comfortable clothing!
If you'd like to go, sign up on Wednesday nights during RAs and GAs! Last day to sign up is May 8.
If you are attending, an online waiver must be completed prior to departure.
Waiver info: Parents of youth under age 18 must complete waivers for minors, and adults must complete their own waiver at http://www.butterandeggadventures.com/information/waiver.  Select your group-named event from the drop down menu, which is in chronological order.

Children's Missions Recognition Service
Our Mission Friends, RAs, and GAs Recognition Service is Wednesday, May 22 at 6pm in the Fellowship Hall. Mission Friends will be dropped off and picked up in their classrooms; RAs and GAs will meet in the Fellowship Hall.

Mix Music Camp
Mix Music Camp is July 15-19 at Shocco Springs and is open to all children who have completed 3rd through 6th grades in the 2018-2019 school year. Sign up by May 1 with a $100 deposit and your cost is $280. Trip cost is $320 for all sign ups after May 1. Contact our office with any questions: julie@hbce.org.

Little Blessings Registration is now OPEN
Registration for our Summer and Fall programs are open! Visit our website (hbce.org) for more information on schedules, fees, or to print a registration form. Please contact the church office for class availability!

End of the Year Dates 
We have had a great year in our weekly programs and have lots of fun things planned for the summer! Below are our last meeting dates:
AWANA: Sunday, May 19
JAM: Tuesday, May 21
Children's Missions: Wednesday, May 22

"Bubbles Camp" for Preschoolers in June
We are so excited to offer our first Bubbles Camp for our preschoolers this summer! Bubbles Camp is for our current 2 year old through kindergarten classes each Wednesday night in June. We will meet on the 2nd floor of F-Building from 6pm until 7pm each week. There is no cost for the camp, but please register with the Children's Ministry office by May 30 if your child will be attending.
* Nursery will be provided for children younger than 2 yrs old during this time for Wednesday Night Bible Study. First through sixth graders will attend Bible study in the Fellowship Hall with their parents.
Student Ministry

Senior Recognition Sunday - May 19
HBC will recognize our graduating seniors on Sunday, May 19. Please contact the Student Ministry office for more information. erin@hbce.org

STUDENT SUMMER CAMP: June 24-28 in Chatworth, GA. Cost: $150. Total amount due May 22. 

SUMMER MISSION TRIP: June 2-8, Meeting May 5 at 3:30pm in the Student Center.

Student VBS Workers: If you are interested in helping with VBS this year you must attend training. We have two options, Sunday, May 5 at 4:30pm or Wednesday, May 8 at 5:30pm in the Student Center. Sign up with erin@hbce.org.

Missions Ministry

Ethopia October Mission Project Informational Meeting
Sunday, May 5 immediately following the 10:45am Worship Service
Missions Room (E206)

Asheville September Mission Project Informational Meeting
Sunday, May 19, 2:00pm, Missions Room (E206) 
Men's Ministry

The GridIron Conference for Men
featuring Tony Evens, James Merritt, and Phil Waldrep
Birmingham, June 14-15
Cost: $109/person, plus hotel accommodation
Contact the Disciple Life office if you're interested.
Sr. Adults

Sr. Adult Game Day & Covered Dish Luncheon
Thursday, May 2, Fellowship Hall, 10am
Bring a covered dish and join us for a fun-filled time of fellowship, playing games, and a delicious potluck lunch. 

Volunteers Needed!!!
*  Thursday, May 2
We will be decorating for the Wounded Veterans Banquet on Thursday, May 2 in the Fellowship Hall at 12:30pm.

* Tuesday, May 14
We are cooking breakfast for JAM (Jesus and Me) at 6am in the Multipurpose Room (E219). We want to be a blessing to Mrs. Annette and the Children's Ministry for all their hard work!

Please contact Ronda if you can volunteer!!!
 
Thank You for Your Service
We will be taking snacks and goodies to the Enterprise Police Department on Thursday, May 23 at 11am to show our appreciation for all of their hard work in keeping our community safe.

Homebound Ministry
Caring for the Saints at home or in the Nursing Home 
Wednesday, May 8, 10:00am, 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 (E219).

Lunch Bunch 
Lunch Bunch at Ketchum's Restaurant in Hartford
Thursday, May 30
We will leave the church at 10:30am. Sign up in your Sunday School class or call the church office.

"The Depot" Southern Broadway Dinner Theater
Friday, July 12
Tickets are $44.00 each (includes dinner and the play).
We will meet at the Dinner Theater at 6:00pm.

Family Night Supper

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

MAY 1: Fried Chicken, Mac & Cheese, Butter Beans, Banana Pudding

MAY 8:  Hamburger Steak w/gravy, Creamed Potatoes, Green Beans, Cake

MAY 15 : Fried/Grilled Chicken Fingers, Corn, English Peas, Peach Cobbler

MAY 22:  Hamburgers, French Fries, Baked Beans, Apple Cobbler

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