March 2018
March Birthdays
Claudia Peterson (3/3)
Jonah Folliard (3/16)
Teresa Church (3/29)
Jonathan Hollingsworth (3/7)
Angel Lee (3/19)
Clementine Johnson (5/30)
Tabitha Storm (3/8)
Amy Brown (3/26)

Vickie Seng (3/15)
Ben Johnson (3/27)

Opportunities for Ministry
Easter Choir
V oices are needed for some special music on Easter Sunday. We are seeing what the interest level is before we set any rehearsal dates. Easter is Sunday, April 1st. If you can sing with us, contact Starlyn asap.
Spring Workday
Saturday, Apr 14
It's almost time for our Spring Workday this year. Please reserve Saturday morning, April 14 and plan to pitch in. The Deacons are refining a list of indoor and outdoor chores. Watch for opportunities to sign up via email and at the church.
Children's Ministry
Substitute Sunday School Teachers
Nursery Helpers during Sunday School and Extended Session (during worship service)
PARENTS - If you wish to receive weekly updates on the lessons from Sunday School for your children, contact Heather to be added to the listserve. In addition, join the HillSong Church Children's Ministry Facebook page for updates, substitute requests, and cute pictures of our children engaged in worship, discipleship, and mission.
Mark Your Calendars for Vacation Bible School - June 11th-15th. VBS will run from 5:30-8:30pm each night with dinner for the first 45 minutes and regularly scheduled programming from 6:30-8:30pm. It's never too early to volunteer! We need teachers, drivers, leaders, and donations for transportation. Contact Heather  if you would like to volunteer, or need more information
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Spring Forward Clock
Daylight Savings Time
Sun, Mar 11th
Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday, March 10th, so that you will get to church on time the next day. We will "spring forward" at 2am on Sunday.
Easter Breakfast
Sun, Apr 1st @7:45am
Join us for breakfast after the Sunrise service on Easter morning. Set-up and clean-up helpers are needed. If you can help, contact the church office 919.967.3056
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Winter Jam
Sat, Mar 24th
HillSong's youth are going to Winter Jam on March 24 at PNC Arena in Raleigh! Doors open at 5pm; cost is $15. We'll meet at the church before heading over. It's an all-ages event, so anyone is welcome to join. Contact Kelly if you have questions.
Holy Week Services
Come and celebrate with us during Holy Week. We will be having three special services, in addition to our regular Sunday morning Worship service at 11am.
  • March 29 @ 7pm - Maundy Thursday, includes a Passover demonstration led by Sheva Myers.
  • March 30 @ 7pm - Good Friday, a Tenebrae service of scripture and song
  • April 1 @ 6:30am - Easter Sunrise, takes place outside the front entrance (weather permitting)
The labyrinth that was set up for Ash Wednesday will once again be available for walking Monday to Friday of Holy Week, 9am to 2pm, and before the special services on Thursday and Friday nights. Instructions will be provided on how to use this ancient tool for focused meditation and prayer.
Learn ways to observe the current season of Lent here
Waiting - from Pastor Rob
Man sitting on park bench
        Abraham's wife Sarah was over 90. They had waited their entire lives for a child. Now God promised one, and they had to wait some more.
        In Luke's Gospel, we know that after Jesus arrives in Jerusalem come the horrors of the cross. Luke tells us he's headed there in chapter 9, but then we have to go through 12 more chapters before he finally arrives.
        The scene in Acts is the Ascension. The white-robed angels promise Jesus will return in the same way he was taken up. That was 33AD. It is now 2018AD.
        As I write this, I am waiting for Easter. Preachers always endure a thematic adjustment from February to early April. Preaching during Lent is unlike preaching at any other time.
        As I write this on a Monday, I am waiting for Saturday. I am scheduled to fly to Ethiopia for a week with some wonderful children. I will spend this week waiting for Saturday to arrive.
January Numbers
Jan 2018 financial snapshot
For more detail on the amounts in the Financial Snapshot, see the January 2018 Financial Statement. Copies are available at the back of the Worship Center on the Information Table.