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The Messenger College Hills Baptist Church Volume 2, Issue 34

September 11, 2012

Strengthening the disciples... It is hard to imagine living in a small island far away from family and Christian friends, in the midst of predominantly Muslim neighbors and culture. This is the kind of life many of the frontliners in southern Philippines live. When they come to the MSV (Mindanao Strategic Conference) once a year, and when they attend the coaching event in the fall, they are so hungry for fellowship and for the Word of God that they do not mind staying up late at night just to visit and talk about personal and spiritual things. Continued on page 2


Strengthening the disciples P. 1 Strengthening continued P. 2 Fall BodyLife Info P. 3 The Tabernacle Experience P. 4 Youth Ministries P. 5 College Ministries P. 5 Children’s Ministries P. 6 Ministries P. 7 Contact Info P. 7

Strengthening the disciples (Continued) Steve Fox, pastor of First Baptist Church of Mertzon and I are headed to the Philippines next week for the coaching event. FBC Mertzon has already partnered with the construction of the home for the CawaCawa kids in Zamboanga City and they also helped with the flooding in Cagayan de Oro earlier this year. They are considering partnering with one of the new church-planting teams that is going to be deployed early next year. I will be teaching during the coaching. Please pray for me as I continue to prepare. I will also be teaching in Manila in my old neighborhood. Please pray that I will always be faithful to just proclaiming God's Word. That people's hearts will be encouraged by His Word. Steve and I are also going to visit LRF (Life Resources Foundation), and

we will be able to spend some time with our friends at Cagayan Bible Church. They are the ones who reached out to their community right after the flood. Please continue to pray for Kim. She is going back to the doctor Tuesday to see how her foot is healing. Please pray that she will be okay before I leave. If you are willing to pray for Steve and me, and our wives, Kim and Carolyn, everyday while we are on this trip, please let me know and I will send you an itinerary. May our Lord continue to burden our hearts for the lost across the street and across the world. “I will show the holiness of my great name... Then the nations will know that I am the LORD, declares the Sovereign LORD, when I show myself holy through you before their eyes.� (Ezekiel 36:23) Lakan

Sundays, 6-7:30PM— Fall BodyLife Evening Home Groups: “Encountering the Gospel’s Power” HOST HOMES: 201 Churchill (Sam & Tracy Trobett) Led by: Sam Torbett & Rex Stephenson 6706 Grand Canal (James & Nina Reid) Led by: James Reid & Philip Cross 1525 S. Van Buren (John & Paige Southwell) Led by: Ryan Connel 2639 Parkview (J.T. & Michelle Smith) Led by: Andrew Siefker 2102 Johnson (Church) Led by: John Bilberry Church nursery is available for Birth-PreK children of BodyLife participants. Nursery open from 5:45PM—8:00PM Kid’s Choir (Gr. K-5th) resumes also! They meet in the AWANA Assembly Room.



Weekly Meetings Sunday School: Sundays at 9:30AM CHBC Upstairs Home Groups: Sundays at 6:00PM Various Homes

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

Outbreak: Wednesdays at 6:00PM CHBC Upstairs

Study: Hosea

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 9495788

We have ready and willing families waiting to adopt you! If you would like to participate in the Adopt-a-Student ministry, please contact me and we’ll match you up with a family.


We’re looking forward to another exciting year in our KIDS’ CHOIR. It is open to all students grades K-5th. We meet Sunday evenings at 6PM in the AWANA Assembly Room. This year’s directors are Stacy Stephenson, Ashley Minor, and Amanda Shirley. Come join us as we begin learning our Christmas musical, “Signs of Christmas”!

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

September AWANA Calendar: 5— First Clubs Night 12— Adopt-A-Club Night 19— School Spirit Night 26— Crazy Hair Night

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

Given To Date:


Session 2: Sept. 28th

Cost for Course: $25 (single) $40 (couple)

Nursery for CHBC by reservation only

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:

ELDERS AND DEACONS: These men are responsible for hospital visitation and are available to anyone who has needs. Elder Fred Rike……………...227-4208 Deacon John Bilberry…………....942-1012 Elder Rex Stephenson…....942-9537 Deacon Charles Harrison….…...653-4386 Elder Andrew Siefker……..212-4410 Deacon Jerry Walls……………..…944-1876

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 405-4965769 if you are unable to work your extended session or if you have any questions.

09-02 09-09 09-16 09-23 09-30

1’s and 2’s: Jackson/Allie Rike Brittany Guevara/Cameron Cross Kira Connel/Tara Weber Erik Tharp & Mable Chote Rob & Brandi Larmon

3’s & 4’s: Avery Brown Brad & Michon Grissom Ross & Savannah Powell Raymond & Jessalyn Cherry Jessie Rike/Stephen Guevara

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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