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F ro m t h e Pa s t o r . . . Be here! Don't miss our 60th Anniversary Celebration this Sunday, October 13. I am so excited to have Dr. Paige Patterson, President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth as our guest preacher. Several of our men who have attended the Expository Preaching Conferences at Southwestern will tell you how much they have been blessed by his ministry.

C o l l e g e H i l l s B a p ti s t C h u r c h

Please take note of this Sunday's schedule: 9:30 am Breakfast/Meet & Greet (in the foyer area) 10:00 am Worship Service Lunch immediately after worship service We are NOT having Sunday School this Sunday ONLY. Our worship service will start at 10:00 am to allow for testimonies of God's faithfullness from current and former CHBC members. We want to thank and praise our Lord for the ministry that He has given College Hills over the years. We want to ask Him to continue to give us the grace and single-minded heartbeat to “make disciples, who make disciples, who make disciples...” For His honor. For His glory. Be here!


Volume 3, Issue 38

OCTOBER 08, 2013

In this issue: From the Pastor 60th Anniversary Help!

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Pregnancy Help Center update 3 My Hope America Thank You…


60th Anniversary Update


Children’s Ministries


Youth Ministries


College Ministries


Contact Information


It’s Here!! If you haven’t turned in your reservations to the church office for the catered lunch this Sunday, please do so by 3PM tomorrow, Wednesday, October 9th! Caterer Kenny Blanek is preparing fresh, hot fried chicken right in our own kitchen this Sunday as well as mashed potatoes, gravy, and rolls. We need YOUR help to supply the rest of the food: If your last name begins with A-M please bring a vegetable/ side dish.

If your last name begins with N-Z please bring a dessert.

Remember to bring enough for your family + one more family so we will have plenty for all our guests.

We are having a training session for this tremendous outreach opportunity right here at College Hills Baptist Church! Join us on Sunday, October 20th at 4PM FMI: What is “My Hope�? My Hope America with Billy Graham is a nationwide effort to reach people across the United States with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Following a simple biblical model, My Hope America with Billy Graham combines the impact of video programs with the power of personal relationships. Christians across America will open their homes this November to share the Gospel message with friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors using one of several new evangelistic programs featuring life-changing testimonies & powerful messages from Billy Graham. Here at CHBC we will be focusing on doing this outreach through our Family BodyLife Home Groups the week of November 10th.

Thank You so much for your generous support for the Pregnancy Help Center! We were able to give at total of $690 to them! Please continue to pray for this ministry as they minister in various ways to women, babies, and children. The Pregnancy Help Center offers free, confidential pregnancy testing, client advocates, referrals for medical care, limited obstetrical ultrasound (depends on funds available), information on abortion procedures & risks (do NOT advocate or give abortion referrals), abortion alternatives, baby & maternity clothes, prenatal vitamins, prenatal & parenting classes (Earn While You Learn program; clients earn items for their babies), Bible study, information on abstinence & secondary virginity, post-abortion healing (for men & women). They offer all this at no charge and depend on private donations. Take the time to go by and take a tour of their facilities and see first hand what God is doing through their work.

Much has been accomplished as we have “spruced-up” our facilities looking forward to our 60th Anniversary Celebration. We so appreciate those that continue to come and work each day to finish things before our 60th Celebration! If you are willing to help please contact Ryan Connel. We are truly humbled by your generosity toward our family and thankful for the way the Lord has used you in our lives these last six years. Thank you for being a part of the Rally for Reagan Fundraiser this past weekend for her ongoing medical expenses. Our God has truly poured His grace and mercy all over us. Thank you to those who continue to inquire of Reagan’s health and lift her up in prayer. We continue to praise the Lord for the wonderful doctors and nurses He has put in her life both at Shannon Medical Center and at TX children’s Hospital. To God be the Glory!! “For you created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” - Psalm 139:13-16

In His grace, The Stephenson Family

What YOU can do to help: Our 60th Anniversary events require funding. That is where you come in! If you wish to make a donation to help fund our 60th Anniversary Celebration over and above your regular tithes and offerings, please indicate that it is for “60th Ann.” on your check or envelope.

Please prayerfully consider what the Lord would have you give toward this momentous occasion. There are sign up sheets in the foyer and in your Sunday school rooms so you can register for this occasion.

On Sunday, Oct. 13th we need YOUR help with our meal:  If your last name begins with A-M, please bring a vegetable dish to share.  If your last name begins with N-Z, please bring a dessert to share.  Be sure to bring enough for your family plus one more family. We want to be sure to have plenty of food for all our guests.

Given to Date for 60th Anniversary Fund: $3705.00

Wednesday Community Meal at 5:15PM: For the remainder of the Fall Semester, we will not be preparing meals. However, we encourage you to BYOF (Bring Your Own Food) and join us for a time of talking and relaxing together from 5;15-6:00PM in the Fellowship Hall each Wednesday evening!

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: 10-09: T & T Store Night 10-16: S’mores Night 10-23: Crazy Hair Night 10-30: Pumpkin Night

AWANA CLUBS MEET WEDNESDAYS 6-7:30PM ALL STUDENTS K-5TH GRADE ARE WELCOME! 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


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


FMI: Contact Ryan Connel 325-277-1778 or 325-949-5788

COLLEGE MINISTRIES WEEKLY MEETINGS: Sunday School: Sundays at 9:30AM (in the College Room) Home Groups: Sundays at 6:00PM (Various Homes) Pause: Wednesdays at 8:00PM (Connel’s Home-30 Clare)

Wednesdays at 7PM 1734 Weston (Siefker’s home)

FMI: Contact Ryan Connel at 227-1778 or church office at 949-5788

College Outreach Saturday, October 26th

By Mail: College Hills Baptist Church 2102 Johnson Ave San Angelo TX 76904 By Phone: 325.949.5788

Given To Date:



BodyLife Home Groups meet Sunday evenings at 6PM. All groups are open to anyone, so choose one and join us! Fall Host Homes:

By Fax: 325.949.6877 By Email:


Look us up on:

2404 Lindenwood (Logan & Grace Pooler) 2837 Canyon Creek (Fred & Kim Rike) 208 Edinburgh (Lakan & Kim Mariano) 2102 Johnson (Church) 2639 Parkview (J.T. & Michelle Smith) 1525 S Van Buren (John & Paige Southwell) 30 Clare (Ryan & Kira Connel)

Led by: Sam Torbett & Rex Stephenson Led by: James Reid & Philip Cross Led by: Lakan Mariano Led by: John Bilberry Led by: Andrew Siefker Led by: Ryan Connel (1st & 3rd Sundays) Led by: Ryan Connel (2nd & 4th Sundays)


YOUR CHURCH STAFF: Lakan Mariano: Senior Pastor

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

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

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 Philip Cross @325-277-7980 if you are unable to work your extended session or if you have any questions. 1’s and 2’s: 10-13 Josh Stephenson 10-20 Allie Rike 10-27 Jessie Rike 11-03 Rex Stephenson

3’s & 4’s: Maddie Baxter Presley Fisher Michon Grissom Taylor Stephenson

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