April 2019
April Birthdays
Amelia Driggers (4/6)
Tamara Baker (4/24)
Audrey Suehs (4/24)
Joshua Asbill (4/14)
Rebecca Folliard (4/24) Chris McKeever (4/27)
Chris Hollingsworth (4/23)

Opportunities for Ministry
Spring Workday: Saturday, April 6th, 8:30am to 12pm
men at work sign

Come Saturday morning, bright and early and ready to work. Tasks include: mulching, weeding, repair of kitchen cabinets, & assembly of book cases. Please bring tools for gardening and repair work. Contact Ben Johnson for more information.
Covenant Place Outreach: Wed, April 10th, 6:30pm to 8pm
Join Fusion (Youth) on their Wednesday night of service at Covenant Place, a retirement community on Culbreth Road. O ne Wednesday a month  they provide service to the residents. 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.
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.
Upcoming Events
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.

Special Business Meetings
  • Sunday, April 7th at 9:45am - Final discussion and information regarding vote on LGBTQ policy. 
  • Sunday, April 28th after the Worship Service - Vote on LGBTQ policy.
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 services at 11am.
  •  April 18 @ 7pm: Maundy Thursday, includes the celebration of Communion.
  •  April 19 @ 7pm: Good Friday, a Tenebrae service of scripture and song
  •  April 21 @ 6:30am: Easter Sunrise, takes place outside the front entrance (weather permitting). Come to Easter Breakfast following the sunrise service.
The prayer labyrinth will be available for walking Monday to Friday of Holy Week, 9am to 2pm, and before the special services on Thursday and Friday nights.

Easter Breakfast: Sunday, Apr 21st @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.
February Numbers
February 2019 Financial Snapshot
For more detail on the amounts in the Financial Snapshot, see the February 2019 Financial Statement. Copies are available at the back of the Worship Center on the Information Table.
Why We Follow Jesus - from Pastor Rob
Walking the path
        " Jesus went out and he saw a tax collector named Levi, and he said to him, "Follow me "". (Luke 5:27) Christians make it their life's work to follow Jesus. Christian pastors preach that following Jesus is the business of the church. The church exists to help people be devoted followers of Jesus Christ. The calling of Levi in Luke 5 is one of many passages that lead Christians to insist growing as disciples of Jesus is the purpose of life.
        Why? Why did Jesus call specific individuals to follow him? Why do Bible readers interpret the call to discipleship experienced by James, John, Peter, and the rest as a prelude to the calling of all humanity to discipleship? Christians believe all people are invited by God to follow Jesus. But why is following Jesus so important?