Please remember that Daylight Savings Time will end this Sunday, November 4th at 2am. Set your clocks back on Saturday night and enjoy your extra hour!
Change of Date for First Wednesday -
The monthly First Wednesday fellowship and dinner will be moved to November 14th to coincide with the Budget Discussion meeting. Meal service will begin at 5:45pm. Please make this change in your calendars.
Budget Discussion: Wed, Nov 14th @ 6:30pm
This is the only planned discussion of the proposed 2019 budget. All are encouraged to attend. Final approval of the budget will be at the church annual meeting on Sun., Dec. 2nd.
Church Annual Meeting & Christmas Lunch:
Sun, Dec 2nd
The monthly First Wednesday fellowship and dinner will be moved to November 14
th to coincide with the Budget Discussion meeting. Meal service will begin at 5:45pm. Please make this change in your calendars.
Bethlehem Village -
Saturday, December 8th @ 5pm
Mark your calendars for Bethlehem Village. There will be something for everyone!
Dinner - a fundraiser for Project Esperanza
Missions Marketplace - booths selling arts, goods made by and supporting our mission partners in the US and internationally.
Christmas play - all children present are welcome to participate
The name chosen to be our future name is "Hillside Church". Thank you for all who participated. The Elders will begin the process of implementing this change. We will have a formal name adoption ceremony in 2019.
Volunteers are needed for mud-out work on hurricane damaged houses in Trenton, NC, Saturday, November 3 and/or November 10, 8:00am-5:00pm (time approximate). This multi-racial rural community of 300 people experienced severe flooding with more than 90 percent of the homes, businesses, and churches damaged.
The work will involve cleaning out homes and other property as well as the removal of drywall, flooring and other water-damaged materials. Please contact Pastor Rob or call the church office @ 919-967-3056 to volunteer and for more information.
Table Decorators Needed
There will be twelve to fourteen tables available to decorate for the Christmas potluck on Dec 2nd. If you are interested in helping add to the festivities in this way, contact the church office 919.967.3056.
For more detail on the amounts in the Financial Snapshot, see the September 2018 Financial Statement. Copies are available at the back of the Worship Center on the Information Table.
The Lord Watches Over Strangers -
from Pastor Rob
The caravan! The president of the most powerful nation on earth, the United States of America, mobilizes 5,200 soldiers to ... our border. Why station combat-ready troops at the border? Who's threatening to invade? Poor Honduran and Mexican migrant farmers and migrant workers fleeing political oppression and debilitating unemployment. Many in our country, the U.S.A., see these who want to come have some of the freedom we hold and have not earned but enjoy by virtue of birth, secured by our European ancestors'
invasion and conquest, and they call these immigrants "illegals," or "foreigners," or "strangers."
Many of the Americans who affix such negative labels to those in the 'caravan' would call themselves 'Christians,'
evangelical Christians. From the Greek root, 'evangelical' means one who spreads good news. 'Christian' literally means 'little Christ.' Evangelical Christians among all the branches of Christian faith most ardently claim to live Biblically. So these Americans wanting to abide by the dictates of scripture and to spread good news to the 'least of these' (Matthew 25:40) and to walk in the footsteps of Christ support the move to block the poor, the hungry, the homeless
at the border of the land of the free and the home of the brave?