Begin the new year with us as we focus on life lived in God's light. For the first 5 Sundays of 2019, the Sunday morning sermons and small-group discussions will look at the same scriptures. Consider joining a small group if you don't already attend one. The discussions will include:
Disciplines each individual believer can practice in their personal devotional lives.
Opportunities for each small group to prayerfully brainstorm ways we as a church body can help all who worship with us to walk with Christ.
Suggestions from each small group for how our church can be the light of Christ in our community and in the world.
Follow-up that will help us stay on track throughout the year with the goals we set in January.
Chinese New Year Celebration:
Saturday, Feb 9th
Last year's inaugural Chinese New Year Celebration at HillSong was great. Nearly 300 people attended the event and everyone enjoyed the authentic Chinese food and the talented performances.
We are going to host the Chinese New Year Celebration this year on Feb 9. Mark this date on your calendar and come. This year's theme is "Building A Multicultural Community". We will once again have authentic Chinese food and exciting performances by artists from different cultures, along with people sharing their stories. In addition, you can participate in Chinese recreational activities. All the proceeds of the event will go towards the HillSong Building fund (aka, retiring the mortgage fund). Other details will be coming soon. You won't want to miss this special event.
Opportunities for Ministry
Hospitality Help Needed
Volunteers for setting up the beverages and refreshments on the first Sunday of each month are needed. Contact Faye Hilger if you can help.
Donate to the Food Pantry
Help feed people in our community by contributing to the Yates Association food pantry. From now until the end of February, we will be collecting for the pantry. A list of needed items is available here. Place your donations on or near the table.
For more detail on the amounts in the Financial Snapshot, see the November 2018 Financial Statement. Copies are available at the back of the Worship Center on the Information Table.
Disciplines of Discipleship -
from Pastor Rob
Spiritual disciplines are practices followers of Jesus do regularly in order to condition their minds and spirits to receive and live in the grace God gives in Jesus Christ. The classic disciplines include prayer, scripture reading, silence, solitude, fasting, worship, and others. In 2019, at HillSong Church, we will begin the new year inviting our church family to take up the disciplines, with a twist.
Fasting, prayer, scripture and the other classic disciplines are most definitely encouraged. And within our execution of these time honored, well proven disciplines, we will focus on disciplines designed to raise our awareness of our own walk through life. We are Jesus' disciplines. Read that and let it sit with you. You are one of Jesus' 21st century disciples! So, you and I and all who live out faith within the HillSong Church family will commit to disciplines intended to form us as we follow Jesus' lead in every aspect of our lives.
These disciplines of discipleship will be learned in our church-wide emphasis on "Walking in the Light" of Jesus. "If we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we will have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin" (1 John 1:7). Read more