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Make sure you get your tickets for this Sunday’s Thanksgiving Dinner at Glenn Middle School cafeteria. This is always a wonderful time to enjoy a meal together as a church family and be reminded about God’s blessings in our lives. Cindy Hickey, our administrative assistant, will treat us to some special music during the dinner. More from Lakan on page 2 College Hills Baptist Church

The Messenger

Annual thanksgiving Dinner

Volume 2, Issue 41

November 14, 2012

In this issue: Thanksgiving Dinner


Youth Ministries College Ministries




Children’s Ministries Kids’ Choir AWANA Information


Replenish Ladies Retreat BodyLife Information


Ministries Contact Information


Have you called or emailed the church office to reserve your Thanksgiving Meal tickets? Time is running out! Call and reserve now and you can pay for them on Sunday! Cost: $3 each/$12 family

Turkey & dressing and Mashed Potatoes & gravy catered by McGowan’s. Those attending will provide the side dishes and desserts.

Fall in San Angelo

Call: 325-949-5788 or email:

Enjoy... As we get into the Thanksgiving and Christmas season, we are normally bombarded with so many different demands on our time. Learn to enjoy your family and friends at a leisurely pace, not jumping from one activity to another. Treasure the alone time you can have with the Lord. Always remember that God is the object of our thanksgiving, and He is the main character in Christmas. The world can commercialize or trivialize Christ but you do not have to be pulled into their antics by reacting to them. Do not be upset when people tell you “Happy Holiday!” Just smile, thank them, and pray for them. We cannot argue with the world Christ's importance; we just need to live and enjoy Him and pray for those who do not understand and do not know Him. We are not after winning a debate; we are after winning converts. And we should know by now that God is the one who does the converting. We simply and happily proclaim the message of the Good News. It is sad but understandable when the world does not see Christ; it is incomprehensible and a tragedy when believers ignore Him. So, relax and enjoy the Lord. And enjoy all His blessings! “I ask him, our Father, to strengthen you by his Spirit—not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength—that Christ will be at home in you as you open the door and invite him in. And I ask him that with both feet planted firmly on love, you’ll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives, full in the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:16-19) Lakan

Location: Abilene, TX

Speaker: Kim Ransleben

Payment Schedule: Non-refundable deposit due by Nov. 1st— $25 Next payment due by Dec. 1st—


Final payment due by Jan. 1st—


Sundays, 6-7:30PM— Fall BodyLife Evening Home Groups: “Encountering the Gospel’s Power” HOST HOMES: 201 Churchill (Sam & Tracy Trobett) 6706 Grand Canal (James & Nina Reid) 1525 S. Van Buren (John & Paige Southwell) 2639 Parkview (J.T. & Michelle Smith) 2102 Johnson (Church)

Led by: Led by: Led by: Led by: Led by:

Sam & Rex Stephenson James & Philip Cross Ryan Connel Andrew Siefker 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) meet in the AWANA Assembly Room.



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 (Siefker’s Home-1734 Weston) FMI: Contact Ryan Connel at 227-1778 or church office at 949-5788

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

We will present our Christmas Musical “Signs of Christmas” on Sunday evening, December 16th at 5PM in the sanctuary. Afterwards we will enjoy a time of good food and fun in the Fellowship Hall with our families and friends! Come and bring your favorite Christmas sweets to share with everyone. The church will supply the drinks, etc.

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

November Club Calendar: 11-14—Give Thanks Night 11-21—No Club—Happy Thanksgiving! 11-28—Club Night Our AWANA clubs need our help collecting new or gently used items for the AWANA store. Several times a year, students are allowed to “buy” items from the store with “shares” they earn by completing sections in their workbooks and memorizing scriptures. The first Wednesday in December, they have their Christmas store and are encouraged to purchase gifts for all their family members and friends. There are collection boxes in the foyer and in the office hallway. If you have any questions, please contact Vickie LeWallen (895-0330) or the church office.

AWANA Clubs: Wednesdays at 6:00PM Preschool—5th Grade FMI: Contact Philip Cross at 277-7980 or the Church office 949-5788

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

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

Session 4: Nov. 30th Session 5: Dec. 7th Nursery for CHBC by reservation only

Given To Date:



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

By Fax: 325.949.6877 By Email: info@collegehillsbc.or g


Look us up on:


Philip Cross: Family & Education Pastor

Ryan Connel: Pastor to Students

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


Micah Mariano:

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.

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

1’s and 2’s: 11-04 11-11 11-18 11-25

Ross & Savanna Powell Raymond & Jessalyn Cherry Jessie Rike/Stephen Guevara Rex & Josh Stephenson

3’s & 4’s: Kira Connel/Tara Weber Erik Tharp/ Mabel Chote Rob & Brandi Larmon Taylor Stephenson/Presley Fisher

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