Updated: Jul 10
It feels so good for Mandy, the boys, and I to actually be here with you this week, even if we can’t be together in person. We drove in Monday and hopefully the rest of our stuff will follow later this week. All that to say, we are getting settled in and we are grateful for the wonderful welcome from so many, even as we socially distance.
I do hope that each of you had an amazing Easter Sunday this past week. It was certainly different for me preaching to an empty worship center and I know it was different to not be here in person too! The good news is that Jesus is still risen, reigning, and in control, even in our present circumstances. We can trust that He is still working. We can trust His perfect timing. And I am trusting that we will be together again soon!
Until then, here are some amazing ways Hyland Heights continues to connect, grow, and make an impact for Jesus as well as our financials through April 12th.
Easter Sunday is always a big deal at HHBC and for many people in our community. While we couldn’t meet in person our livestream saw over 3,300 views, from at least 8 states and even several in other countries. We know that many of those screens would have had multiple people in front of them meaning that the gospel continues to go forth in power and penetrate darkness during this time. Our prayer is that God would use this season to bring growth to His kingdom and to Hyland Heights.
Tonight, Wednesday, April 15th, Tim, Brian, Mike, and I are hosting another Facebook live event at 7:00 p.m. to discuss how to continue to grow in Christ during this quarantine season of life. We hope you will join us and interact with us tonight!
This Sunday I will begin a new sermon series called “Faith Forward” going through the book of Joshua. I’m reminded that God told the people of Israel (and us!) that we can be people who are strong and courageous in the midst of overwhelming circumstances because we know that God is always with us. If you’re struggling, like many of us are during this time, you are not alone and we have great reason to trust that just as God was leading the people of Israel into the promised land, He is leading us to a new place beyond what we can imagine too. Join us live at 10:00 a.m. on facebook.com/hylandheights or at hhbc.net
Weekly Offering: $44,987.13
Weekly Budget: $33,228.00
As of April 12th, we have received 102% of our year-to-date budget.
Thank you for continuing to be a generous church! You can always give to Hyland Heights online at hhbc.net/give, by dropping your offering by our offices, or by mailing your offering to our office at:
Hyland Heights Baptist Church
11452 Wards Rd
Rustburg, VA 24588
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” ~ Joshua 1:9
Dr. Josh Carter