September 2019
September Birthdays
Vicki Erwin (9/7)
Anna White (9/9)
Sharon Henley (9/24)
Gloria Keller (9/7) Will Allen (9/11) Jenny Shigekawa (9/25)
Greg Myers (9/7)
Susan Dunn (9/12) Roger Sit (9/29)
Phil Partin (9/9) Heather Cook (9/13)
Moving Up Day this Sunday!
Moving Up Day is September 8th and a new year of Sunday School will begin! We will be recognizing our children in worship and children moving into the 1st grade will receive a 'big kid' Bible. Our classes and teachers are:
  • Tabitha Storm and Tiffany Allen, room 107 - Preschool Plus (2.5-5yr)
  • Faye Hilger and Todd Baker, room 103 - K to 2nd Grade
  • Roger Sit and Brenda Stiles, room 106 - 3rd to 5th Grade

(Nursery care will be available as needed)


Children's Messages will continue to be included in our morning worship. One change to note, elementary aged children will remain with their parents in the Worship Center during the service. Children's activity clipboards will be available.
Childcare Volunteers Needed
We continue to need help for childcare - specifically, Nursery workers for children birth to 2 yr during the Sunday School hour and Extended Care workers for children birth to 5 yr during worship. Elementary aged children will remain with their parents in the Worship Center during the service. Please consider how you can help. If you are ready to volunteer, sign up using our online sign up list for the next quarter (Sept to Dec) here.

If you are planning to have your child(ren) participate in Sunday morning activities, we would greatly appreciate you completing a registration form. The easiest way is to register online . If you have more than one child, please fill out a form for each one. Hard copy forms are also available on the Children's Ministry table near the church office. Questions? Contact Dina .  
Appalachian Christmas Outreach
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Would you like to help make a child's Christmas life-changing? You can by being pa rt o f a gift distribution to an area of need. North Carolina Baptists on Mission plan to collect and
distribute 16,000 backpacks to children in 5 Appalachian states, including North Carolina, and we can help. Our church goal is 30 backpacks . We need the following items to fill those backpacks:

~   Hygiene items--toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, washcloth, brush or comb, shampoo, and deodorant
~   Pop-top Canned Goods--ravioli, tuna, beef stew, fruits, vegetables
~   NEW, non-breakable toys (no toy weapons, please!) appropriate for children 4-7 y, 8-10y, 11-14y, 15-17y
~   NEW items of WARM Clothing such as winter hats, gloves, socks, underwear, scarves, etc.
~   Fresh Wrapped Candy--No chocolate, please, as it may melt.

We will be collecting items until October 26. Place them in the box in the foyer of the church. Plan to come to the packing party on Saturday, October 26th and be in worship on October 27th as we
pray over the backpacks and for the children receiving them.
"Relaunch" Help Needed
Plans are being made for our transition to "relaunch" as Hillside Church. There will be many tasks to accomplish and WE NEED YOUR HELP !   Coming soon will be a list of those tasks, giving you the opportunity to volunteer. Many people are needed to get them all done. For example, we will need people to help with publicity and advertising, decorating for our relaunch event in December, and a many other "jobs". Please be in prayer now about how God can use your gifts, skills, and talents to serve in this way.
Thanks in advance for your willingness to serve.
- Susan Dunn, Chairman of Deacons
Learn to Talk About Your Faith
Saturday, September 14 from 9am to 12pm
Saturday, October 5 from 9am to 12pm
There are two upcoming opportunities to learn how to talk about Jesus in one-on-one settings. The first is being put on by the Christian Life and Witness Course put on by the Billy Graham Evangelical Association at First Baptist Church in Cary on September 14. No registration is required.

The second opportunity is Gospel Conversations Training being put on by Emergency Chaplains. It will be held at the Braggtown Baptist Church in Durham on October 5. You can register here .

Pastor Rob would like to know how many HillSong folks are attending, so please email and let him know if you are going to either of these training opportunities.
Girls in Scouts(?)
Did you know that Scouts is now open to both young men and young women? Scouts is a year-round program for boys and girls in fifth grade through high school that provides fun, adventure, learning, challenge, and responsibility to help them become the best version of themselves. Scout Troop 45 currently meets at our church and is trying to start a girl's troop. If you or someone you know is a young woman between 11 and 18 yr that would be interested in joining Scouts, please contact James Asbill at 919-801-1044. At least 5 girls are needed to start officially. 
Meetings are Thursday nights from 7pm to 8:30pm. Parents are always welcome to join.

John Roberts, one of our church members, is a volunteer Energy Auditor in training with North Carolina Interfaith Power & Light . NCIP&L is a faith-based organization promoting creation care, specifically by reducing energy use in houses of worship. NCIP&L offers free energy audits to churches and other houses of worship. NCIP&L can also help churches get involved with solar installations. NCIP&L does public advocacy for green energy and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
For more information go to the website or contact John Roberts. phone: 919.259.0510.

July Numbers
For more detail on the amounts in the Financial Snapshot, see the July 2019 Financial Statement. Copies are available at the back of the Worship Center on the Information Table.
Outfitted and Ready  - from Pastor Rob
Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 14:11; Luke 10:17
        The first of the passages listed above is the final word in Matthew's Gospel, the "Great Commission." "Go!" Jesus tells his 11 followers that life as his disciples, by its nature, is a life lived on the move. Hit the road, there's a mission to accomplish. There's a message that needs to be spread.
        Notice that before Jesus ascends bodily, he sends his disciples beyond the edges of their imagination. Yes, they will tell their fellow Jews in their home, Galilee, all that they have learned from him, but here, he's sending them to the ends of the earth, to all nations . That commission continues with each new generation of disciples. To be sent by Jesus - this connects us, disciples in 2019, with Andrew and Peter, Matthew and Philip and the rest of the 12.
        Also notice that while they are sent, it does not mean they are separated from Jesus. Remember I am with you always, to the end of the age. Jesus promised to always be at the side of his disciples as they ventured to places they never even considered. In the second quote above, from Mark 14, he tells them that when they are challenged, they will be able to respond. It is not you who speaks, but the Holy Spirit. Jesus doesn't just send us. He sends us outfitted for the journey and ready for whatever we encounter.