9 During the night Paul had a vision in which a Macedonian man was standing and pleading with him, “Cross over to Macedonia and help us!” 10 After he had seen the vision, we immediately made efforts to set out for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them. (Acts 16:9-10)
One evening, after the Apostle Paul had been shut out from sharing the gospel in several areas in Asia, Paul had a vision of a man from Europe who calls him to come and share the gospel. Paul’s obedience to go would lead to some of the most fruitful ministry in Paul’s journeys.
In the coming weeks, we will continue to hear from HHBC missionaries, leading up to our Fall Missions offering. I believe that our obedience to pray, give, and go as God leads will lead our church family to new and wonderful seasons of fruitful ministry at HHBC as well.
Below you will find some celebrations of what Jesus is doing here at HHBC, as well as our weekly financial update.
Missions Focus: This Sunday, October 18th, we will have Dr. Greg Wilton with us. Greg is the new Director for International and Refugee Ministry with the North American Mission Board and Send Relief. Greg will be one of our HHBC missions partners for 2021. Make sure to join us for an exciting day of worship and continue praying for what you and your family might be led to give on October 25th for our Fall Missions Offering. Remember that this Fall, 40% of your gift will go to IMB missionaries, 20% to NAMB missionaries, 20% to HHBC supported missionaries, and 20% to begin a missions scholarship so we can send more HHBC onto the mission field than ever before!
If you would like to give early, you can do so by going to hhbc.net/give, follow the giving link and select "Missions Month" from the drop down menu. Thank you for prayerfully and generously giving to HHBC and to our Fall Missions Offering.
Praising God for Life Change:
God is continuing to change hearts and lives through the ministries of Hyland Heights. This past week included 12 new members through our Connect Class and 1 more salvation through one of our ministries. Our Women’s and Men’s Bible studies on Wednesday nights continue to thrive and our Children and Student Ministries are seeing some of the highest number of students we have had all year. God has been faithful as we continue to trust him and share His Word each week. Praise God for His goodness!
Special Called Business Meeting:
On Sunday, October 25th we will have a special called business meeting at 6:00pm. This meeting will be for our church family to be updated and informed on several important issues at HHBC:
1) A team from our lay leadership has asked to report on our current office conditions. Our offices have experienced significant leaks in the roof and this team wants to share their thoughts on what steps should be taken by our church family.
2) Our finance team will update our church on our current loan and present possible refinancing options to the church.
3) We have been contacted by a family who owns a parcel of property currently connected to our campus regarding the possibility of HHBC being interested in the land. Our finance team will present to the church any specific information regarding this possibility.
Fall Family Fun! – The Fall Fun Fest will look a little different this year due to Covid-19 restrictions and precautions. We’ve changed the name to Fall Fun Night and it will take place on Friday night October 30 from 5:00 – 8:30 PM. The entire event will be take place on our soccer field. The event will feature small carnival games, such as the ring toss, basketball shoot, soccer darts, and many others. At 6:45 we will begin a family movie on the lawn, so bring your camping chairs to pull up a seat.
Movie type concessions are available for you to purchase as well as s’more kits to enjoy at one of our fire pits. You can also participate in our silent auction to win some great items and support our 2021 children’s summer camp in the process.
To make our Fall Fun Night as successful as possible here are a few ways you can help: 1) Pray for clear skies, a safe event, and for us to connect to those new to HHBC. 2) Bring bags of candy, a cake for the cake-walk, sign-up to help run one of the games, and/or donate an item for the silent auction. You can follow the link below to let us know how you can serve: https://hylandheights.churchcenter.com/people/forms/72290
Please email Pastor Mike if you have any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
HHBC Weekly Financials:
Oct. 12th Weekly Offering: $36,340.00
Weekly Budget: $33,228.00
As of October 12th, we have received 104% of our year-to-date budget.
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 baskets where you can give as you exit the worship center following whichever service you attend. 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.
Sunday Reminders: 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.
Celebrating God's faithfulness with you,
Dr. Josh Carter