May 2016
May Birthdays
Clark Driggers (5/1)
Jeremy Rotty (5/11)
Candy Tennant (5/21)
Albert Collier(5/3)
Emmarie Carpenter (5/15)
Brenda Zelon (5/26)
Debra Eatman (5/6)
Gary Howe (5/15)
Leonard Cheek (5/30)
Audrey Sander (5/7)
Caroline Baker (5/19)
David Newhouse (5/30)
Opportunities for Ministry
Saturday, May 7
The HillSong Church Spring Workday is planned for this Sat., May 7th, 9AM-1PM. Interior and exterior buildings and grounds projects are planned. Please plan on coming. Contact Todd Baker 
919.672.8758 for information. To volunteer or view the list of tasks, go to Signup Genius.
Mission Serve 2011
June 13-17, 2016
The youth group is searching for adult chaperones for their weeklong trip to Centrifuge Camp this summer (June 13-June 17). We need one adult male and one adult female to fill these spots. If you are interested in serving, call or text Nathan House at 615-496-0641 or email him.
Golf Tournament Logo
Sat, May 21, 2016
Sign up for our annual golf tournament at Quail Ridge in Sanford. All level of golfers are welcome. Check-in is at noon and tee off at 1PM. Foursomes and individual players are welcome. All proceeds benefit our CarePoints in Kombolcha, Ethiopia. Registration forms are on the display table in the hallway. Cannot play but want to help? Contact Candy to volunteer and/or check out our wishlist on Signup Genius.
Vacation Bible School - June 20-24, 2016
VBS is coming soon!
Many thanks to everyone who has volunteered for VBS already. There's still plenty of room for more! If you haven't signed up yet, there's time to volunteer and we're still looking for helpers. Email Tiffany Allen if you're interested
We will have a VBS volunteer training Sunday, May 15th just after church. A light lunch will be provided and training should last about 30 minutes. Please join us!
If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact Tiffany. Volunteer forms are on the table in the church hallway. 

cornerstone singles
Sunday, May 8
The Cornerstone Singles will meet for lunch following worship on Sun, May 8. All Singles without plans to celebrate Mother's Day or UNC's graduation are welcome to join us.

Coming Soon...Learn How to Creatively Journal & Bible Journaling...A new way to refresh your devotional time and study Scripture in a new way...You don't have to be artistic to participate. More details to come. For more information contact Susan Dunn.

The new Elders elected on April 24th are: Chris Driggers, Faye Hilger, Laura Shrewsbury, and Tabitha Storm.The candidates elected will begin serving in June. James Hollingsworth, Patricia Johnson and Emily Bailey will be rotating off the board. Please thank them for their years of service.

Kombolcha Team 2016
Thank you to all who were a part of the Kombolcha team without leaving North Carolina! We are so grateful for your participation. The April 2016 trip to Ethiopia was a wonderful experience. The team ran a VBS at our two Carepoints, Meserete Kristos and CHDA, which was well received and fun for everyone. The team purchased teff (grain) and cooking oil for the children at CHDA with funds donated, golf tournament proceeds and a gift from Second Baptist in Massachusetts. We were also able to purchase a laptop for the CarePoint leader at CHDA which will help him to send CarePoint updates and check e-mail more efficiently.
The Messiah in the Old Testament (Deuteronomy)
 - from Pastor Rob
Magnified Bible Verse
        I began this year by examining a book called The Messiah in the Old Testament by Walter Kaiser, of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He went through OT texts to show how the Messiah, Jesus, had been a part of God's plan from the beginning. In reviewing Kaiser's book, so far I have looked at his ideas about early Messianic anticipation in Genesis 3:15 (Adam, Eve and the Serpent), in Genesis 9 (Noah), in the promise God made to Abraham that through him God would bless all the peoples of the earth (Genesis 12:3; 18:18; 22:18); and, in Genesis 48:10, which Kaiser believes it meant to mean that the one from Judah will govern until the Messiah comes at which point the Messiah (Jesus) will rule the world.
        You can check my blog from January and February to read my posts reviewing Kaiser's assessment of these passages.   I did not get to blog about the book in March or April, but am back to it now.
Reminders About Giving
HillSong offers electronic giving as a way to automate regular tithes/offerings (i.e. weekly, monthly, etc.) or make one-time donations to the general fund and special offerings. Electronic giving is convenient and provides much-needed donation consistency to support ministries, missions and operating costs of the church. Making electronic donations is totally under your control and fully secured. Go to the HillSong website at any time to set up an automatic donation plan, change your donation plan, make a one-time donation or view your online donation history. As you contemplate future contributions, please consider electronic giving. Additional information is available here.
Of course, you can always make cash or check contributions. To ensure your donations are accurately recorded for tax purposes, follow these tips.
Note: All checks should be made payable to "HillSong Church," unless directed otherwise.
  1. Place your donation in an offering envelope provided by the church - write your full name legibly on the outside of the envelope. Envelopes are in the back pocket of the sanctuary chairs.
  2. Please fill in the amount and the category on the envelope face--if the category is left blank, your donation will be assumed to be a General Fund donation.
  3. Use separate envelopes and please write separate checks -- if you are making donations to the General Fund and a SPECIALS (i. e. Helping Hand, etc.) fund designation. This helps the money counters sort and deposit your donation quickly and accurately.
March Numbers
March 2016 financial snapshot
For more detail on the amounts in the Financial Snapshot, see the March 2016 Financial Statement. Copies are available at the back of the Worship Center on the Information Table.