Sunday Message: Shepherds Quaking Scripture: Luke 2: 8-12 Pastor: Joel Hawthorne Second Sunday of Advent
Celebration of Joel and Terri Hawthorne
Pastor Joel has faithfully served the members and friends of Montgomery Hills Baptist Church for 28 years, both as Associate Pastor and Pastor. We are blessed to have had him as our spiritual leader. We have been fed with his knowledge and understanding of God our Savior, and he has worked tirelessly to carry out the wisdom and message of Christ to our congregation.
Upon his retirement and in gratitude for his steadfast commitment to Montgomery Hills Baptist Church, we invite you to join us at a farewell reception in his honor on Saturday, December 7, from 2-5 p.m. in our Bethany Fellowship Hall. A special program honoring Pastor Joel and Terri will be presented at 3 p.m. in our Sanctuary.
Children's Ministry Highlights
Sundays 10:00 amBible Training for Children Celina S. and Jiaoli B. teach children how to use the Bible and helps them learn stories and concepts of our faith. Sundays 11:00 amDig In (room 120) A team of teachers takes the children out of the Worship Service and leads them in a high energy program of learning about Jesus. They "dig in" to the truths of the Bible. Sundays 12:30 pmStory Place (children's library) The Library Team will have activities and then read a book to the children. Afterwards, they will help the children check out books and videos. (First and third Sundays.) 2nd & 4th Sundays 12:30 pm - 1:15 p.m. Children's Choir (room 202) Children K-5th grade are invited to join Cheryl to sing together as we prepare a musical for the Hanging of the Greens service on December 4.
Honor or remember a loved one with a Christmas poinsettia this year! Your poinsettia will adorn the Montgomery Hills Baptist Church sanctuary Sunday, December 20, through Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24 and you can take it home following the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on the 24th. Place your order no later than December 12 (our supplier's order deadline). All memorials/ honorariums will be listed in an insert in the December 20 worship bulletin.
Candle Lighting Christmas Eve service - Dec. 24 @ 7:30 PM
Hanging of the Greens Service
We invite you and your family to join us on Wednesday, December 4, at 6:15 p.m. for a special Christmas dinner, and at 7:00 p.m. for worship as we prepare the sanctuary and our hearts for the season of Advent.
This participatory, family-friendly service will also include Scripture, prayer, the lighting of the Chrismon tree, and the singing of Christmas carols. Our children will present a short musical called, "Hearse and Rehearse" during the service. We encourage everyone to join us!
Operation Christmas Child
The Amazing Journey of a Shoebox Gift Begins with You and Results in Evangelism, Discipleship, and Multiplication. This year you helped 44 boys and girls. Learn more here.
A Week in the Life of Montgomery Hills Baptist
Sundays Sunday School 9:45 and Worship 11 a.m. Mondays Monday Night Bible Study 6:45 pm (call office for info). ONLY 2nd & 9th IN DEC. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Pickle Ball 6:30-8:00 p.m. Wednesdays Dinner at 6 p.m. followed by Bible Study and Choir Rehearsal at 7 p.m. NO DINNER DEC 25. Fridays Friday Morning Bible Study 10:30 a.m. 4th Fridays cross-stitch/craft fellowship 7-9 p.m. 1st Saturdays Men's Ministry 9 a.m. NO MEETING DECEMBER 7. **check Calendar for adjustments and updates, particularly around holidays**
Electronic Giving Options
You can electronically donate to Montgomery Hills Baptist Church. No sign-up needed using the "Quick Give" feature, or you can create an account to allow scheduled or recurring giving. Donations can be made online at www.easytithe.com/mhbc or using the EasyTithe app downloadable from iTunes or Google Play.
9727 Georgia Ave Silver Spring, MD 20910 (just across Georgia Avenue from the Forest Glen Metro station on the Red Line; served by Metro Bus lines Q1, Q2, Q4, Y5, Y7, Y8, Y9 and Ride-On lines 7 and 8)