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The Messenger College Hills Baptist Church Volume 2, Issue 18

May 01, 2012

Fresh Wind...


Nothing of spiritual significance happens apart from the Holy Spirit. And so we thank God for what He is doing in our midst. I had the privilege of getting to visit with Jazzmine Torres about the Lord Jesus last Sunday morning. Jazzmine is John and Anita Bilberry's great granddaughter. John has been bringing her to Sunday school and church, and he has been faithfully sharing Christ with her. Continued on Page 2

Fresh Wind P. 1 Fresh Wind. cont. P. 2 Mission Trip Silent Auction P. 2 Preteen Retreat Dessert Auction P. 3 Children’s Ministries P. 3 Youth Ministries P. 4 College Ministries P. 4 Ministry Outreach Opportunities P. 5 Catalyst P. 6 Ministries P. 6 Contact Info P. 6

Investments (continued from page 1) When I sat down with Jazzmine and went over the gospel, she not only understood in her mind what Christ did, but I could sense that she has personalized it. She joyfully received the precious gift of eternal life that Jesus was offering her. Right after the morning worship, Stacy Stephenson got to visit with Chase Larmon, one of Rob and Brandi's sons, about the gospel. And Chase also received the Lord's gift of salvation. God's blessing in saving those two young kids were in addition to Nathaniel Rodriguez, Sallie's younger son, being baptized Sunday morning. The last few months, we have seen God save several people. Last Saturday, several of our college students cleaned alleys close to where one of them lives and visited with the neighbors about the Lord. Some of the

same students plus some others have been going to the Boys' and Girls' Club just to hang out with the kids there and share Christ with them. I was reading some books on spiritual awakening and one of the things that the Holy Spirit did during the Great Spiritual Awakenings was to give His people a deep burden to see the lost saved. Another thing that He did was to give His people His heart to see lost people the way He saw them. I have heard from more than one person lately that when they see people, the first thing they wonder and are burdened about is whether those people know Christ or not. My prayer is that what we are seeing are the beginnings of the Holy Spirit's fresh wind stirring in our midst.


SILENT AUCTION MISSION TRIP FUNDRAISER! Thanks so very much for your participation in our Silent Auction Fundraiser. With your help, we have reached our financial goals for our trip to the Philippines. Please begin now praying for us as we prepare for the trip, which will be May 15th-25th. Ryan Connel, Travis Lawrence, Stacy Stephenson

Sunday, May 6th during the Morning Worship. Proceeds will go toward the Preteen Summer Retreat! Winning bids will be announced following morning worship. FMI: Contact Tracy Torbett or Philip Cross.

Children’s Ministries

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

CLUB CALENDAR: 05-02 05-09 05-16 05-20

T&T Silent Auction Mothers’ Night AWANA Year Celebration AWANA Awards (Sunday)

AWANA Clubs— 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


Weekly Meetings

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.

New Youth Sunday School Study

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

College Ministries Weekly Meetings: New College Sunday School Study

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

Ministry Opportunities May 5th: Walk For Life May 6th: Children’s Choir Musical PreTeen Dessert Auction Fundraiser May 15th: MSV Mission Trip Others: Elizabeth McWhorter: Nurse with Mattaw in Kenya GoNow Missions: Our BSM students On Summer Missions

Given To Date:


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:

DEACON OF THE WEEK: These men are responsible for hospital visitation the month of March and are available to anyone who has needs. Apr 29 Rex Stephenson…...942-9537 May 06 John Bilberry………...942-1012 May 13 Jerry Walls….………...944-1876 May 20 Fred Rike……………...227-4208 May 27 Charles Harrison..…..653-4386

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.

05-06 05-13 05-20 05-27

1’s and 2’s: Raymond & Jessalyn Cherry Jessie Rike/Stephen Guevara Cami Mariano/Bethany Cross Jackson/Allie Rike

3’s & 4’s: Gayle Bryan/Jordan Fisher Rob & Brandi Larmon B Haskins/Valton Lewallen Beth Harrison/Avery Brown

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:

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