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The Messenger College Hills Baptist Church Volume 2, issue 9

February 29, 2012

this issue The Bottom Line P.1 From Lakan (cont.) P.2 Preteen Garage Sale P.2 Agape ministries P. 3 Lottie Moon update P.3 Daylight Savings P.3 Children’s Ministries Info P.4


Student Ministries Info P.5

The Bottom Line. When Kim and I were in business, it was easy to evaluate how we were doing. The bottom line for us then was whether we were making money or not. The business was our livelihood, and so it would have been an easy decision to quit the business if it was not providing for our needs. The Christian culture today is fraught with so many peripheral issues that many times we miss the bottom line. We get preoccupied with things that may seem important at the moment, but do not have eternal value. I have been in church business meetings where people lost their Christian witness over the silliest of things. Continued on page 2

Parents’ Day P.6 Men and Women Small Groups P.6 Contact Info P.6 Relocation Fund P.7 Upcoming Events P.7 Deacon of the Week P. 7 Extended Session Schedule P. 7 NEW BABY NEWS! P. 7 Staff and Office Hours P.7

From Lakan... Continued from page 1

The issues that trip up many are the ones that are dressed in spiritual garb. We deal with a person addicted to drugs, so we just want him to quit the habit. We want a promiscuous teenager to just simply quit his or her promiscuity and be nice. We want our friend diagnosed with cancer simply to be healed. Several years back, I was visiting one of our senior adult ladies at the hospital. She had struggled with

cancer and she was not doing well. This was a lady who came to church faithfully, tithed regularly, helped in different ministries, did not cuss or hang out with the wrong crowd. So I was totally blindsided by her question: “Lakan, how can I be saved? How can I know for sure that I am going to heaven,” she asked with tears in her eyes. This very moral, religious, church-going lady was headed to an eternity of separation from God in a

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place of indescribable torment! I shared the gospel with her, after which, she hungrily and joyfully received the Lord Jesus as her savior and God. The bottom line of God's work in our lives is not physical healing, nor moral living, nor religion. The reason Jesus suffered and died on the cross was for the redemption of sinful man. “For the Son of Man came to seek and save what was lost.” (Luke 19:10) This is the bottom line of everything we do. Lakan

Our Preteen Students are having a fundraising Garage Sale to help them raise funds for their Summer Retreat! If you have items you would like to donate for the sale, please bring them by the church. If you need help getting them here, please contact Philip Cross at the church office.

On the last Sunday of each month we receive the Lord’s supper. On that Sunday we will also ask for donations to our Agape Ministries. These ministries give us the opportunity to help those in need. With your help, we can provide food boxes as well as supplying needed clothing, and help in other areas.

Please bring canned and/or nonperishable items with you as you come to worship with us Sunday, March 25th. There will be a box in the foyer where you may place your items. You may also give a special offering to these ministries by placing it in the offering plate marked Agape. Of course you are welcome to bring canned goods/non-perishables by the church office anytime! “If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:17-18

Given to Date:

$11000.00 $6780.00

Daylight Savings Time Begins on Sunday, March 11th. Remember to set your clocks one hour FORWARD before going to bed on Saturday, March 10th. Don’t be late for Sunday school and church! Come for breakfast at 9:00AM!!



Weekly Meetings:

We are not only having fun learning songs and preparing our Spring

Sunday School: Sundays at 9:30AM Classes for all ages Preschool—5th Grade

Musical which we will present May 6th, we are also having fun learning “Firm Foundations: Creation to Christ” under the leadership of Stacy Stephenson and her wonderful team.

Kids on Fire Choir: Sundays at 6:00PM CHBC AWANA room Grades K-5th Grade AWANA Clubs: Wednesdays at 6:00PM Preschool—5th Grade

FMI: Contact Philip Cross at 277-7980 or the Church office 949-5788

AWANA Clubs— CLUB CALENDAR: 02-29 Leap Night

AWANA stands for "approved workmen are not ashamed". This wonderful, international children's program provides a clear, consistent presentation of the gospel through--

03-07 Guest Speaker (T&T Store) 03-14 No Club-Spring Break 03-21 Mission Letter Night 03-28 Guest Speaker (Change Night)

Bible memory – our cornerstone • Circle games exclusive to Awana • A fun approach to learning God’s Word • Leadership training that is second to none • The church leaders of tomorrow trained to serve today • Evangelistic focus designed to reach unchurched youth and their families


The youth are doing a four week series called “Live Different” on what the Bible says about sex and holiness.

Weekly Meetings:

They will be doing the study

Sunday School: Sundays at 9:30AM CHBC Upstairs

on Wednesday evenings during Outbreak. Plan to join the group on

Home Groups: Sundays at 6:00PM Various Homes

Wednesdays at 6PM upstairs in the Youth Room and bring a friend with you!

Outbreak: Wednesdays at 6:00PM CHBC Upstairs Current Study: Romans

MARCH 23-25 Youth Disciple Now Weekend is an incredible opportunity for students to grow in their faith.

College Ministries Weekly Meetings:

It is a mini-camp experience, but it is local.

Sunday School: Sundays at 9:30AM (in the College Room)

Join us and experience challenging teaching, passionate worship, times of hanging out in your host homes with other students and wild fun!

Home Groups: Sundays at 6:00PM (Various Homes) Pause: Wednesdays at 8:00PM (Siefker’s Home-1734 Weston) FMI: Contact Ryan Connel at 227-1778 or church office at 949-5788


Preschool-Youth meet in the AWANA room with their Parents at 9:30AM

How to contact us: By Mail: College Hills Baptist Church 2102 Johnson Ave San Angelo TX 76904 By Phone: 325.949.5788 By Fax: 325.949.6877 By Email: Online: Look us up on:

For more information on Men’s and Women’s Small Groups, check the website, the foyer information table, or call the church office.

Given To Date:


Upcoming Events: March: 3rd—Men’s Breakfast-7AM 4th—Parents’ Day 10th—Disc Golf Outreach Opportunity 11th—Daylight Savings Time Spring Forward! 12-16—School Spring Break 18—Pray for Three Focus CLT Mtg -4PM Parent/Youth Team Mtg-5PM 23-25—Youth D-Now Weekend 25th—Prayer for Three Focus Lord’s Supper & Agape Sunday 28th—Prayer for Three Focus April: 1st—Focus on the Cross Sunday 8th—Resurrection Sunday

Precept Class: Revelation Part 4 Tuesdays 9-11AM in the Fellowship Hall with teacher, Candy Blackwood

DEACON OF THE WEEK: These men are responsible for hospital visitation the month of February/March and are available to anyone who has needs. Feb 26 Charles Harrison…..653-4386 Mar 04 John Bilberry………...942-1012 Mar 11 Jerry Walls…………...944-1876 Mar 18 Jerry Walls……..…..…944-1876 Mar 25 Bob Gilliam……….….655-6067 Apr 01 Fred Rike…………..….227-4208

Extended Session Workers: We appreciate all our extended session workers. Please be in your place by 10:20AM so you can be there before the children arrive. Please call Cathy Blair at 405-496-5769 if you are unable to work your extended session or if you have any questions.

1’s and 2’s: 3’s & 4’s: 03-04 Kira Connel/ Tara Weber 03-11 Taylor Stephenson/Presley Fisher 03-18 Gayle Bryan/Jordan Fisher 03-25 Rob & Brandi Larmon

Ross & Savannah Powell Rex Stephenson/Brittany Guevara Raymond & Jessalyn Cherry Jessie Rike/Stephen Guevara

NEW BABY! Congratulations to John & Paige Southwell on the birth of their daughter, Carly Brook, on Sunday, Feb. 19th. She weighs 8lbs. 9oz. and is 20” long! She joins older sister, Emily.

YOUR CHURCH STAFF: Lakan Mariano………………….Senior Pastor Philip Cross…..Family & Education Pastor Ryan Connel……………..Pastor to Students Micah Mariano……………..Worship Pastor Cynthia Hickey………....Ministry Assistant CHURCH OFFICE HOURS: Monday—Thursday: 8:30AM—4:00PM Friday: 9:00AM—4:00PM Lunch Break: Noon— 1:00PM

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