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The Messenger A VALENTINE'S DAY THOUGHT Several years ago, a young man from Cambodia was sitting beside me at Discover Dallas at Dallas seminary. I had taken several of our college students to the one-day event to look over the seminary. I asked the young man if he was married. He pulled out his billfold and showed me a picture of his wife and their four-year old son. "You have a beautiful family," I told him. "How did you and your wife meet?" "At our wedding," he said. "What do you mean at your wedding?" I was puzzled. "You mean you did not know her before that day?" "Our parents are believers and in our culture the parents arrange the weddings. Being the oldest in our family, I wanted to set an example to my younger siblings by honoring the tradition of my parents so I agreed." He lovingly caressed the photograph then turned to me with a big smile and said, "I'm so glad she's beautiful." Westerners may have a hard time with the concept of "arranged" marriages but at the first ever wedding, the groom did not meet his bride until their wedding. "But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, He took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib He had taken out of the man, and He brought her to the man" (Genesis 2:20-22). Notice the man's response as God presented him his bride: "The man said, 'This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man" (Genesis 2:23). The first recorded words that man spoke was poetry. The In This Issue man received his wife not on the basis of who she was but on the From the Pastor basis of who God was who gave him his wife. Strategic Discipleship Sisters’ Retreat Update Husband, how do you receive your wife? Do you see her as God's gift to you? If you do, thank God for His wonderful gift and treasure your wife. Spend timer with her. Write her some poems even if they sound corny. Date her. Make her your priority. Children’s Ministries Cultivate the atmosphere in your home and in your relationship Extended Session where she can bloom. Youth Ministries College Ministries Contact Information


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The Messenger Food Pantry One of the ministries that we have as an avenue to share the Gospel is helping families in need of food. We have a small food closet, but due to consistent need it is beginning to dwindle. Would you please consider buying a few extra cans of every day food items (like beans, corn, peas, sauces, etc.) to help our area families in need. . Bags of pastas also seem to go a long ways. We can also use a creative mind that can help maximize reaching people with the Gospel through this ministry. If you have some ideas, please come visit with Ryan at the church office.

We are still taking Benevolence in honor of Cindy Hickey. Cindy is recovering in Abilene from her illness in November. If you’d like to give towards this cause, mark your offering envelope “For Cindy.” Please continue to lift her and her family up in prayer.

Pre-Teen Camp Date Change: July 30-Aug2 Weekly Meetings: Sunday School: Sunday - 9:30am Preschool-5th Grade Extended Session: Sunday - 10:45am Birth-Preschool AWANA Clubs: Wednesdays - 6:00pm Preschool - 5th Grade During the school year FMI: Contact Philip Cross 277-7980 or @ the Church

AWANA Clubs Wednesdays 6-7:30pm PreK-5th Grade Runs Concurrent with the School Year 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 @ 277-7980 if you are unable to work your extended session or if you have any questions.

Extended Session Schedule: 2-19 Melaney Dombroski Katie Walker 2-26 Cody Enck Nikki Bible 3-5 Rhiannon Kelso Jessalyn Cherry 3-12 Gina Puckett Rachel Calloway

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The Messenger Sisters' Retreat for Ladies February 17-18, 2017 Speaker: Jen Wilkin, Christian author and Bible teacher Worship: Ashley James Friday Schedule: 9:45am Meet in CHBC parking lot to load 10:00am Depart 11:30am Arrive in Abilene for lunch and shopping 3:30pm Depart Abilene for Perrin 5:30pm Arrive in Perrin, Check-in, Bring a sack supper with you 7:00pm Conference begins Saturday Schedule: Breakfast and lunch will be provided at no cost. Conference will end at 2:00pm Arrive in San Angelo at 5:30pm *Additional cost to deposit will be your own lunch on Friday, shopping expenses, gas money, and any love offerings you may be led to give.

Foster Care Informational Meeting February 26th Following morning service Lunch will be provided Foster Care Representatives will be there to answer all your questions. Several opportunities to help and support will be presented, including fostering, adopting, babysitting, and respite care. If interested, write “Foster Care” on the Connection Card. FMI Speak with Kira Connel or Marie Thorne

CPR Certification Course We will be offering a CPR course. This will take place on Sunday, March 5th. Immediately following service, we will eat lunch (Pizza provided) and begin the 4 hour training in the Awana Room. This course is open to anyone wanting CPR Certification and those who want to move forward in the Foster Care training. If interested, write “CPR” on the Connection Card. FMI Speak with Kira Connel or Marie Thorne

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The Messenger March 12TH!


Set your clocks ahead 1 hour and join us for a Church-wide Breakfast at 9:00 a.m.

March 13-17: Family Week– No evening scheduled activities 16th: Youth Mystery Trip

Youth Ministry Sundays: Bible Study - 9:30am Upstairs Youth Room

Wednesdays: Outbreak - 6:00pm Upstairs Youth Room

FMI: Contact Ryan Connel 325 227-2778 or contact the Church

Youth Summer Mission Trip

Sponsor a Youth!

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The Messenger Get Involved: Mondays: College Ladies’ Group ……………………..6 :00pm… 30 Clare Dr.

Wednesdays: "Release" Bible Study & Fellowship.........6:30pm (The HUB)

Thursdays: Ask Me Anything Free Lunch.....11:30am-1:30pm (College Hills Fellowship Hall)

Fridays: International Students Bible Study….6:00-8:0pm (College Hills Fellowship Hall)

Sundays: Bible Study [Hebrews]..................9:30am BodyLife Small Group……..5:00pm Worship…………………………....10:45am BodyLife Home Groups................6:00pm

2/17 - 2/18: Sisters’ Retreat 3/13 - 3/17: Family Week / Spring Break

6/24 - 6/30: Youth Mission Trip in Colorado Springs, CO 7/10 - 7/14: Northside VBS

4/16: Easter

7/20 - 7/23: HEB Camp

6/12 - 6/16: Southside VBS

7/30 - 8/2: Pre-Teen Camp

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The Messenger 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:

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Home Groups

BodyLife Home Groups meet each Sunday evening at 6pm in host homes throughout the city to share a meal, join in fellowship, study the Word of God and pray for one another. All groups are open to anyone, so choose one and join us!

Host Homes: 208 EDINBURGH (Lakan Mariano)

Led by: Jimmy Allen & Rex Stephenson

2639 PARKVIEW (J.T. & Michelle Smith) Led by: Andrew Siefker 2201 LIVE OAK

(Scott & Patsy Steele) Led by: Scott Steele & Greg Jackson

6706 GRAND CANAL (James & Nina Reid) YOUR CHURCH STAFF: Lakan Mariano: Senior Pastor

2102 JOHNSON @ 5 (College Room)

Led by: Philip Cross

Led by: Ryan Connel

Childcare for Birth-PreK available at church nursery

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

ELDERS AND DEACONS: These men are responsible for hospital visitation and are available to anyone who has needs. Elder Fred Rike…….…227-4208 Elder Andrew Siefker…212-4410 Elder Rex Stephenson....942-9537

Deacon John Bilberry…...942-1012 Deacon Charles Harrison..653-4386 Deacon Jerry Walls……...944-1876

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