March 2019
March Birthdays
Dorcas Saunders (3/1)
Vickie Seng (3/15)
Ben Johnson (3/27)
Claudia Peterson(3/3)
Jonah Folliard (3/16) Clementine Johnson (3/30)
Tabitha Storm (3/8)
Angel Lee (3/19)
Elder Nominations
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On Sunday, March 17th, you will have the opportunity to nominate 3 people to serve as Elder for the 3 year term beginning June 1st. A list of all the names of eligible members is here. Thank you to Chris Driggers, Faye Hilger and Tabitha Storm who will be rotating off the Elder board at the end of May.
Please prayerfully consider who God is calling to these important leadership positions for our church.
Daylight Savings Time Begins:   Sunday, March 10th
Spring Forward Clock
Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour this Saturday, March 9th, so that you will get to church on time the next day. We will "spring forward" at 2am on Sunday.
LGBTQ Inclusion Discussion:  Wednesday, March 13th @6:30pm
All are welcome as we conclude our Wed night discussions regarding LGBTQ inclusion next week.

Spring Workday: Saturday, April 6th
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Please mark you calendars for Saturday morning, April 6 and plan to pitch in. The Deacons are refining a list of indoor and outdoor chores. Watch for more details coming soon.
NEW DATE for Chili Cook-Off: Saturday, April 6th
chili cookoff
Join us for the annual HIllSong Chili Cook-Off. This is your chance to enter your secret chili recipe for a chance to win the coveted trophy. Last year's winner was Jared Heinly. All are welcome to come and 'vote' (bring your coins, your 1's, 5's & 10's) for the chili you think is the best! All proceeds will go towards the Youth mission trip and programs. Contact Angel Lee to enter or for more information.
Opportunities for Ministry
Covenant Place Outreach: Wed, March 20th 6:30pm to 8pm
Fusion (Youth) began a partnership with Covenant Place, a retirement community on Culbreth Road, last month, to provide service to the residents one Wednesday evening a month. Some need help with reading. Some need help with light housekeeping. Some need help with repairing items in their rooms. Parents and other members of the church are welcome to join in. Meet at the church and travel to Covenant Place by car at 6:45pm.

Chapel Hill/Carrboro CROP Walk: Sunday, March 24th @1:30pm
Please support the Youth as they participate in this year's 4-mile CROP hunger walk. If you would like to walk with them, contact Angel Lee for registration information.  This link takes you to their team fundraising page. Join them in the fight to end hunger in our community.
Hospitality Help Needed
Coffee Cup Volunteers for setting up the beverages and refreshments on the first Sunday of each month are needed. Contact Faye Hilger if you can help.
January Numbers
January 2019 Financial Snapshot
For more detail on the amounts in the Financial Snapshot, see the January 2019 Financial Statement. Copies are available at the back of the Worship Center on the Information Table.
United In Christ - from Pastor Rob
Prayer Circle
            We have to pray for our brothers and sisters in the Catholic Church and in the Southern Baptist Convention.  These are the largest Christian bodies in the United States, and both are scandalized by crimes of sexual assault committed by priests and pastors.  First and foremost, our prayers are for the victims who have been traumatized by men entrusted to lead them to God.  I say men because only men can be priests and in most SBC churches, only men can be pastors.  These victims, in the past silenced by institutional power structures (usually dominated by white men), have found their voice and it high time.  We Cooperative Baptists have to pray for our fellow Christians who have suffered. We also pray that the perpetrators would be brought to justice.   Perhaps through punishment and reparations the perpetrators can be saved from the evil lurking within them.
            We have to pray for our brothers and sisters in the United Methodist Church.  
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