Hales Chapel Family,
Last week was another wonderful day of worship at HCBC. The music was great. Then Keith and Joelle did a marvelous job of sharing their testimonies, God’s call on their lives for missions, and their plans to go to Ecuador. We look forward to sponsoring the Hocutt family as they move forward with this call to Ecuador. During the invitation it was blessing to have Kenny Blackmon to come forward seeking to be baptized. Shane McAllister has been pouring into Kenny’s life. Then after the service we had the Youth Auction, which was a success.
This Wednesday, May 4th, we will be having our last monthly Fellowship Meal before the summer break. The menu reflects the summer theme as we will enjoy grilled hamburgers and hotdogs with all of the trimmings. Food will be great but the fellowship will be even better. Dinner will be served from 5:30-6:45 PM. Then we will have our special season of prayer during Prayer Meeting as the adults and youth come together to lift up our church family, our community, our nation, and the nations.
Lori Smoot will be with us on May 25th. You will want to be in attendance as you hear her testimony and the way God has used the events in her life to mold her. I promise you will be blessed!
We will be taking a break from the HCBC Kids’ Café this Sunday as it is Mother’s Day. We will resume on May 15th. This money is helping to reduce the cost for the ones attending children’s summer camp. In the first three weeks we have already raised over $500.
We have been faithful to pray for Carsyn Tedder regarding her medical issues. Many of us know the financial strain that medical problems can place upon a family’s budget. During the entire month of May we will be collecting a Love Offering to assist Haley and Lee with some of these expenses. You may give during Sunday School or during the worship service, or you may give it directly to Dorothy Lentz, church treasurer. Write Carsyn Tedder on the envelope.
This coming Sunday we will have a baby dedication as part of our worship service. This is always a special time for the parents to commit themselves to raising the child to follow the Lord but also for the church family to commit to this process.
Devotional Thought: 2 Samuel 12:13 David responded to Nathan, “I have sinned against the LORD.” David had sinned against Bathsheba and Uriah, but ultimately all sin is against the Lord. David did not make excuses but confessed that he had sinned against the Lord. Even after the confession there are still consequences for his sins. Forgiveness can restore a relationship with God but there are still consequences that can sometimes still be severe. Confession of sins is not option but mandatory if you want a proper relationship with God and with others.
Ø Mother’s Day and Baby Dedication on Sunday, May 8th
Ø Quarterly Fellowship Meal on Saturday, May 14th, at 6:0o PM
Ø Called Conference on Sunday, May 15th, after the worship service for Proposed Church Constitution Amendment
Ø Lori Smoot speaking during Prayer Meeting, May 25th
Ø Youth Missions Trip June 20-25, 2016
Ø Children’s Summer Camp June 20-25, 2016
Ø Vacation Bible School: June 27 to July 1, 2016
Ø Honduras Missions Trip July 8-15, 2016
Ø Youth Summer Camp July 18-22, 2016