The Messenger College Hills Baptist Church Volume 2, Issue 14
April 03, 2012
What’s Under All That Stuff... My brother Manny was about ten years old, and I was about eight at the time. One of the favorite things we used to do was to imagine ourselves superheroes. We would tie bath towels like capes around our necks and we jumped from the upper bunk of our bed to the double bed next to our bunk beds. One day, we were headed to our superhero rendezvous when we discovered a mountain of pillows piled on the floor to about our height. We could not resist it. We dragged a small table next to it to use like a diving board, from which we launched ourselves into the pile of pillows.
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What’s Under All That Stuff P. 1 What’s Under All That Stuff cont. P. 2 Garage Sale P. 3 Children’s Ministries P. 3 Youth Ministries P. 4 College Ministries P. 4 Relocation P. 5 Ministries P. 5 Contact Info P. 5
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What’s Under All that Stuff (continued from page 1)
The “pillows” screamed in pain as we landed on them like two unexploded mortars. Come to find out, my mom and dad had moved our sick grandfather to this room during the night, and he woke up shivering so they piled blankets and pillows on him to keep him warm. All Manny and I saw were pillows. Easter suffers the same fate. We have piled Easter eggs, Easter baskets, Easter bunnies, Easter candy, and new clothes on Easter. As a result, often, the real meaning of Easter is obscured. A good question to ask ourselves to see if we have not lost perspective on Easter is this: On what have I spent time, energy and money in preparing for Easter? The early church was so awed by the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ that they proclaimed it in spite of persecution. Are we willing to speak about the Lord to people? They were so moved by it that they could not help but speak about what they
had seen and heard. Does Jesus and what he did for us a consistent topic for us? Proclaiming Jesus' work on the cross and his resurrection became their life mission. Do we pray for lost friends and family? Do we invest time and money to relate to people so that we can share Christ with them? This Easter Sunday, do our hearts ache for friends and family that we invite them to the Easter service so they can hear about our precious Lord Jesus? We, as believers, can recapture this same sense of importance if we understand and appreciate the fact that because we were sinners who were on our way to an eternity apart from God in hell when God demonstrated his own love for us by pouring his wrath on his own Son; and that Jesus “was delivered over to death for our sins and he was raised to life for our justification.” (Romans 4:25) Now, that would be a cause of unending celebration and singleminded mission!
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.
PRETEEN RETREAT FUNDRAISER April 13-14, 2012
We are not only having fun learning songs and preparing our Spring 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.
WEEKLY MEETINGS: Sunday School: Sundays at 9:30AM Classes for all ages Preschool—5th Grade 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: 04-04 04-11 04-18 04-25 05-02 05-09 05-16 05-20
Resurrection Night Store Night for Sparks Regular Club Night GRAND PRIX RACE NIGHT! T&T Silent Auction Mothers’ Night AWANA Year Celebration AWANA Awards (Sunday)
AWANA stands for "approved workmen are not ashamed". This wonderful, international children's program provides a clear, consistent presentation of the gospel through-
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
MFuge 2012: June 11-16 Cost: $375 At MFuge you can roll your sleeves up and get ready to jump right into ministry…our highly tranied FUGE staffers will take care of the details and facilitate the planning for each day. During the day students will be challenged and stretched as individuals; in the evenings, you’ll have an opportunity to build group unity over dinner, worship, fellowships and Church Group Devotions.
Sunday School: Sundays at 9:30AM CHBC Upstairs Home Groups: Sundays at 6:00PM Various Homes Outbreak: Wednesdays at 6:00PM CHBC Upstairs Current Study: Eyes Open
New Youth Sunday School Study
New College Sunday School Study
College Ministries Weekly Meetings: Sunday School: Sundays at 9:30AM (in the College Room)
South Llano River State Park Cost: $20
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
Given To Date:
$23114.00 For more information on Men’s and Women’s Small Groups, check the website, the foyer information table, or call the church office. DEACON OF THE WEEK:
These men are responsible for hospital visitation the month of March and are available to anyone who has needs. Apr 01 John Bilberry………...942-1012 Apr 08 Jerry Walls….………...944-1876 Apr 15 Fred Rike……………...227-4208 Apr 22 Charles Harrison..…..653-4386
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: email@example.com Online: www.collegehillsbc.org
Extended Session Workers:
Look us up on: 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: 04-01 B Haskins/Valton Lewallen 04-08 Beth Harrison/Avery Brown 04-15 Brad & Michon Grissom 04-22 Ross & Savannah Powell 04-29 Rex Stephenson/Brittany Guevara
3’s & 4’s: Cami Mariano/Bethany Cross Jackson/Allie Rike Becca Woods/Josh Stephenson Kira Connel/Tara Weber Taylor Stephenson/Presley Fisher
Congratulations to Jim and Geri Etheridge on the arrival of a new granddaughter! Fontaine Anneliza Etheridge was born March 13th, weighing 6lbs and 20 inches long.
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