Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Our 2012 Fall Festival is coming soon. Join us as we begin to make preparations for this event. Contact Keri Meek at email@example.com if you would like to be a part of this team.
Monday, September 3
The church office will be closed on Monday, September 3 in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, September 4. Have a safe and fun holiday with your family and friends!
Many of you that were in the last quarterly business meeting learned yet another way that God continues to bless this congregation. Our trustees have finalized a lease with AT&T.
The purpose of the lease is to allow AT&T to use the inside of our steeple (as well as one small room to be used for their equipment) as an antenna site for wireless service. They approached us and this opportunity truly came out of the blue. Your trustees have done a great job of investigating and negotiating this contract. With their attention to detail, I can assure each of you that they looked out for the interest of Hillcrest Baptist Church and they did their due diligence. This included the research that determined, through multiple sources, that this income does not fall in the category of unrelated business income and is thus not subject to tax.
The contract is up to five renewable five year terms. The first five year term is at a rate of $1,500 per month. The rent for each subsequent term is to increase by 10%. This contract will not cost Hillcrest Baptist Church anything to implement or develop. In the quarterly business meeting, it was proposed and voted to use the income from this endeavor to go toward the Christian school we are developing that I have mentioned in a previous “Rupert’s Ramblings” column.
We are not in the business of business, but we are to be good stewards of all God places in our lives and this is a stewardship action.
Please do not confuse this action with God’s Biblical funding mechanism for ministry and expenses through our obedience by offering back to HIM our tithes and offerings. Becky and I can personally testify (repeatedly and constantly) to HIS faithfulness of blessing the gift and the giver when we obediently and joyfully tithe and give additional offerings when HE prompts us. Maybe this would be a great future topic.
We serve and belong to a wonderful and gracious God. May we live and honor HIM in all we do.
Growing together to be like Christ,
Pastor Mike Simmons
Help our church plant in Waxahachie as they minister to their community.
Grand Opening Celebration Service
SEPTEMBER 9 • 10:00 AM • Baptist Children’s Home
Come and celebrate with us all that God has done. The Baptist Children’s Home is located at 629 Farley Street in Waxahachie, Texas.
SEPTEMBER 15 • 6:00 PM • Getzendaner Park
Come hear more about how you can get plugged in at Remedy Church.
For more information about these opportunities please contact Bryan Wooten by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (214) 478-3245.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Sundays • 5:00 PM • Student Building
Come join the 7th and 8th graders beginning Sunday, September 9 for a special “Middle School” only weekly worship event. Middle School Madness has everything a middle schooler could ever want: Crazy Games, lots of free food and drinks, a worship band led by middle schoolers, great Bible Study geared for 7th and 8th graders, and of course plenty of hang out with your friends time in our student building full of video games, TVs, sports courts, and game room. Get here early at 4:30 PM for extra PLAY TIME.
We are never more like Jesus than when we are giving. When we are serving, we are giving of our time and talents with the hopes of pointing others to Jesus. If you LOVE kids and have a passion for sharing the love of Jesus, we invite you to join our Children’s Ministry Team. At Hillcrest Baptist Church, we desire to help you put your faith into practice. We ask each member to serve in a ministry that will utilize their gifts, passions, and skills. There are plenty of opportunities to serve in the Children’s Ministry.
Sunday Mornings: 9:00 and 10:30 AM
- Welcome and Check-In Team: Assists guests with the computerized check-in of their children (monthly or quarterly rotation).
- Children’s Ministry Host: Greets families as they arrive to the children’s wing. Meets and introduces guests and escorts them to their child’s classroom. Trained to answer general questions about Children’s Ministry (monthly or quarterly rotation).
- Nursery Teacher or Helper (birth-2-year-old)
- Preschool Teacher or Helper (3 and 4-year-old classes)
- Elementary Teacher or Helper (kindergarten-4th)
- Preteen Teacher or Helper (5th-6th)
Wednesday Evenings: 6:00-7:45 PM
- Lil’ Explorer Leader or Helper (3 year olds- Kindergarten)
- Nehemiah Kids Leader or Helper (1st- 4th grade)
- LIT Leader or Helper (5th-6th)
Each member of our Children’s Ministry team has one thing in common: a passion for children and their families. They are not just the future of the church; They ARE the church. It is not essential to have a degree in education to be a great leader in Children’s Ministry. We will equip and train you for your ministry.
If you are interested in serving in any of the above areas, fill out the form below to contact Keri Meek.
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The College Ministry Sunday School class is moving to a new location and a new time. Starting this Sunday, August 12, we will meet in A-110 (located in the Sanctuary building) at 9:00 AM.