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Weekly Announcements

“Seek ye first the Kingdom of God”. You are invited to begin your day with members of the church family on a phone teleconference each morning Monday through Friday, 6:30 – 6:40 for prayer and meditation. Simply dial 1.515.739.1015, follow the instructions and enter 505-087-623 as the meeting ID. Please call in by 6:28 a.m.

SAVE THE DATE, December 2, 2017, 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. for our Christmas Social at the Classic Center Empire Room and Willow Room. Tickets are available today for adults $25 and for youth ages 13-17 free admission based on availability. Adult tickets can be purchased from Christmas Social committee mem-bers Joyce McKeever, Deborah Gunter, Kimberly Willoughby, and Debra L. Max-ey-Hunter. For youth tickets please see Melinda Craig and Kimberly Willough-by. Stay tuned to the church announcements for further details. Thanks, the Committee.

The Legacy Awards Scholarship Banquet Selection Committee is accepting nomination applications to honor six individuals in the area of Faith, Medicine/Healthcare, Education, Humanitarian, Civic and Business, at the Ninth Annual Legacy Awards Scholarship Banquet March 3, 2018. If you know of ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things in these areas, please feel free to pick-up a nomination packet in the church vestibule or life center lobby. All proceeds from the event will benefit five area high school seniors to further their education. Nomination information must be received in the church office by November 21, 2018, 12 o’clock noon. Snail mail or delivery only, no exceptions.
Scholarship applications for the Ninth Annual Legacy Awards Scholarship Banquet are available in the vestibule and on the church’s website. The application deadline is December 1, 2017.

THE HCBC NURSERY IS OPEN! Caretakers will be available to receive children, infant to age 5 from 10:45 – 11:30. If no children have arrived by 11:30, nursery workers will come to the sanctuary for service. Parents must have and leave a cell phone number with nursery workers and are asked to keep the phone on vibrate during the worship service. The Nursery will contact parents in the case of an emergency. Please bring any supplies (snacks, diapers, bibs, etc.) your child will need. Children are to be picked up immediately after service. The nursery caretakers look forward to having your little ones with us!

The Maggie R. Johnson Give Back to the Community Ministry is accepting winter clothing. Please contact Sister Susan Thomas at 706-351-9670.

Need a ride? To request transportation for Sunday service, please contact the church office before noon on Fridays.

Dance classes are offered here at Hill Chapel Baptist Church Tuesday nights in the Life Center. Line Dance Class: 6:00 — 7:00 p.m.; Ballroom Dance Class: 7:15 — 8:15 p.m. Classes are $5 per person. For information, see Minister Charlie Maddox.

The GMBC Ushers Auxiliary Mission Outreach are collecting all types and all sizes of gently worn shoes for children, women and men. For more information, contact Sister Sarah Tate at 706-548-5311.

CALLING ALL WOMEN (18 and older)
The Women’s Ministry will have their monthly fellowship on the third Saturday (11/18/17) in November instead of the fourth Saturday. The “Grateful Team” which is a part of the women’s ministry is making great plans just for you. Let’s join together to support this team. Show a friend how grateful you are to have them as a special friend by inviting them to join you. Let’s meet at 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. REMINDER: This year, we’re doing outreach at Denny Tower. Don’t forget to bring your bag of household items for the residents to the fellowship. Thank you for your cooperation!

Silver Bells Are Ringing! The Annual Red Kettle Campaign is in full swing! Ministries are asked to Adopt-A-Kettle for the day or volunteer to ring the bell this Christmas season. All money raised from the kettles goes towards the programs and services of The Salvation Army in your local area. For more information, contact Alberta Lay, Christmas Kettle Volunteer Coordinator at; 706-540-2597 or Captain Erik Henry at; 706-543-5350 ext. 206 to book the date for your ministries’ Kettle.

The Sparrow’s Nest is accepting blankets for the homeless. Please deliver to the Sparrow’s Nest, 745 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA, to the attention of Crystal Ellenburgh.

If you would like an announcement printed with the weekly church announcements, please complete an Announcement Request Form (available in the file holder in the hallway outside the church office). Please leave completed form(s) in the folder designated for the church secretary in the file holder on the church office door. The deadline is Wednesday prior to the Sunday they are to appear in the program. You can also e-mail the information to Please indicate “Church Announcement” on the Subject Line. Thank you!


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