"For the training of the body has limited benefit, but godliness is beneficial in every way, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come." (2 Timothy 4:8)
As February hits mid-stride and a few of those cold snow days have accumulated, I wonder how many of us are keeping to those New Year’s resolutions to shake off a few extra pounds. More than that, I wonder how many of us are sticking to growing in our walk with God. Paul reminds Timothy that, while being physically healthy is important, being spiritually healthy is of far greater value.
God is doing some incredible things at Hyland Heights and I hope that you are plugged into a lot of what is happening. Below are a few celebrations from the past few weeks, as well as our most recent financials.
We were excited to be able to baptize 2 children last week. What a great way to start worship on a snowy Sunday! God continued to move throughout the worship service through music and preaching.
Hosts for Worship Online:
If you watched online, as many of you did due to snow, you might have noticed something else new. Each week we will have hosts who will be welcoming and sharing important information prior to worship, engaging with those worshiping with us online during the service, and helping those who worship online consider applications of the message for their lives following the worship service. If you watch with us this week, make sure to like, share, and say hello to our hosts for the week!
New to Hyland Heights:
As the month of February gets rolling, we already have 11 people registered for our connect class which is an important step in becoming a member at Hyland Heights. How amazing is that?! I also heard, in the month of January, we had at least 25 new students come on a Sunday or Wednesday to our student ministry. We are praising God for how he continues to bring new people to HHBC and hope you will be encouraged to keep inviting too!
Speaking of New:
This week we welcomed Karly Rouillier as our new Social Media Coordinator. In this new role, Karly will be helping us continue to better communicate with HHBC members and to create a better digital reach for the gospel through our social media channels. Make sure to say hello to Karly when you see her around.
We are looking forward to ordaining several deacons during the 11:00am service on Sunday, February 21st. In addition, Jackson Richardson, our interim student pastor, went through an ordination council comprised of pastors and professors, and we will have the opportunity to celebrate what God is doing in his life through an ordination worship service that same Sunday evening at 6:00pm.
Will You Go?
At Hyland Heights, we are ready to live out the mission of Jesus to impact our community and world with the Gospel. You can learn more about how you can be a part of a 1-day mission trip (March 13th), working with The Hill Church in Roanoke, a partner church of Hyland Heights. Join us for lunch in the gym (registration required) on February 21st. Here is the link to register: https://hylandheights.churchcenter.com/people/forms/214188. We got to sit down with Pastor Charles Wilson of The Hill Church and we’ll be releasing that podcast on Monday, February 15th at 9:00am.
Children’s Camp Theme Reveal & Registration Party:
Due to the snow last Sunday, the Children’s Camp Reveal Party has been moved to Sunday, February 28th at 5:00pm in the worship center.
A Matching Gift for Projectors:
I shared last Sunday that we received a $10,000 matching gift to replace our projector that has been out for several months. That means that any gift you give to help us meet this need is virtually doubled! Please consider praying and giving over and above your regular generous giving so that we can get this accomplished together. And as always, thank you for being an amazingly generous church who is focused on the mission of Jesus.
HHBC Weekly Financials:
February 7th Offering: $ 32,693.65
Weekly Budget: $33,228.00
Thank you for your generosity as we start the New Year. We can’t wait to see what God is going to do as His people faithfully give to connect, grow, and impact lives for Him!
Please remember that giving in worship will continue to look different as long as Covid-19 persists. We will not pass the plates for your safety, but will have offering boxes at each entrance to the worship center where you can give as you enter or exit. If you cannot be here in person or prefer to mail a check, the address to the church office is: 11452 Wards Rd. Rustburg, VA. 24588. For many, we know that you have started to give online, and this continues to be an excellent choice to make giving easier/safer for you and to make sure that the ministry and mission of HHBC continues to impact more lives in the weeks to come. If you would like to give to Hyland Heights online, simply go to hhbc.net/give.
HHBC continues to strive to keep our church family safe during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. We continue to encourage everyone to take the precautions you would take when entering into any other building. If doing things like social distancing, washing hands well, and wearing masks can help us love our neighbors better and avoid potential spread in our church family so we can continue worshiping together in person, we should strive to do these things as much as we are able. We also want to remind everyone that the 9:30 service still has plenty of room for you and your family to join us while best maintaining social distancing. Thank you for your help and understanding as we strive to keep the people we love as safe as possible. For additional information on HHBC’s response to Covid-19 go to hhbc.net/coronavirus.
“Prayer is not inaction but our greatest action. It helps us to see what Jesus sees and feel what Jesus feels.” Dr. Ronnie Floyd (Advance Conference quote)
Ready for our greatest action,
Dr. Josh Carter