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What is God calling us out of or away from?

I cannot believe another year is drawing to a close. With Thanksgiving Day behind us, we can give thanks for our Savior as the Christmas season is here. I am thankful for each of you who have worked so diligently to set up for the Christmas Hayride. I am thankful for each of you who have volunteered to be here one or more weekends. Friday, December 7, is the first night. P...

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Therefore

As we approach Fall Festival, we are still taking candy donations, and you will have the opportunity to sign up to serve in many areas. These include food prep, games, bounce houses, and/or trunks. Please pray about where to serve, and look for opportunities to promote Fall Festival in your neighborhood....

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Back to Normal

Summer has come to an end, school is back in session, and schedules are back to normal. Well, if we can call hectic and chaotic normal? This summer has been a great time to spend with family on vacation and at camp as we learned to deepen our relationships with God....

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Returning to Normal

I know most of you were able to celebrate Preteen and Student Camps as we shared our experiences during worship Sunday. We made our ten-hour trek to Windermere Conference Center in Missouri early Monday morning. We hit the ground running between check-in, games, dinner, worship, church group time, and lights out. Throughout the week, we learned who the I AM is. There is no...

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Thrift Store Prom

We are drawing closer to summer camp. We are one month away. I would like to say thank you for your investment in Youth Camp. Please pray for our students to experience God, I AM, before, during, and after camp. Pray for our hearts and minds to be prepared for the messages and experiences God has for us. Pray for lives to be changed, and that we would return ready to sha...

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Seniors and Looking Ahead

Thank you for celebrating our graduates! If you were unable to be with us Sunday, Cody Berlin, Ralph Jones, and Peyton Peavler are graduating from high school this year. We celebrated with Shelley Kruse, Melissa Rust, Tom McChesney, and Shaun Svetlecic who each completed other courses of study....

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Awaken!

This is the week we have so much going on!...

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Preparing for Resurrection Sunday

We have the Men’s Cake Auction on April 22 at 5:30pm. In the words of Donkey from Shrek...”Cake! Everybody love cake!” Come support our students as they continue to prepare for camp. We will be experiencing the camp theme “I Am.”...

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Disciple Now

Our Disciple Now weekend was a success! We had sixteen students who were challenged to Renew their lives daily. A big thank you to Shane Burlison and the band for leading worship, and to Jeff Buell for speaking the truth and life of Scripture to the students....

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Let's Grow

What an amazing day of worship! In Small Group, the students studied that a commitment to Christ would naturally push us to encourage others to have a relationship with Christ. We entered worship and celebrated with Cade and Ralph as they were baptized, and Pastor Chris led us in a study of Ephesians 2:8-10. As we grow in our relationship with God, we grow in grace. When w...

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Thanksgiving and Christmas Project

I pray each of you had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends. We have so much for which to be thankful. I’m thankful for each of you, but also thankful to Pastor Chris giving me the opportunity to preach/teach....

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Fundraising and Trunk or Treat

Our first Youth Camp Fundraiser went well. Thanks to your generosity and appetites, we raised $600 for students going to camp. This fundraiser would not have been possible without the leadership of Andrea Frailey. She not only organized this fundraiser but also recruited parents and leaders to meet her at 7 am Sunday morning to cook. Thank you to Andrea Frailey, Meshelle P...

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One Body, Many Parts

We had a great day of worship as we began the new sermon series, "I Am a Church Member." As Pastor Chris reminded us what it looks like and means to be a Church member, I felt God was talking to me....

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Seattle Mission Trip and Student Ministry

Thank you again for your support of the Seattle Mission Team. Thank you for allowing us to share how God used South Hills Baptist to minister to and with The Landing Church....

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Summer Mission Trip and Students

This summer has been exciting for the Student Ministry. God has been teaching students and leaders many things as we spend time studying His Word in venues from camp to Small Group and Bible Study in FireFall....

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Baptisms

I'm so thankful we worship together every week. Sunday was exciting as we began our worship service with baptisms. I wish we could do that every week. There are four people waking up today with a new perspective and commitment to Christ....

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Student Camp in Orange Beach

We have made it safely to Orange Beach, AL for Student Life Camp. Thank you for your prayers! Here are a number of ways to pray for us......

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Youth Camp Bound!

We are three weeks away from Youth Camp. We have 22 students and six leaders going to Orange Beach, AL June 11-15. Our students are excited about camp....

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Final Push before Summer

We are drawing closer to the close of another school year. The sounds you hear in the background are the students screaming for joy, or may be the parents scrambling to finish the summer schedules. Our schedules are full leading into the summer as the students and leaders prepare for the final push of fundraisers....

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Opportunity Knocks

Youth Camp is quickly approaching (June 11-15)! We have had three fundraisers to this point, and the last fundraiser was the Car Wash. Thanks to your generosity and dirtyvehicles, the students made $730.00! There are other opportunities to support students going to Youth Camp. We have a raffle for the picnic table outside of the church ($10.00 per ticket), and the drawing ...

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I thank my God every time I remember you

We have many things for which to be thankful. I am thankful for our last sermon series, "No Regrets." My prayer for us all is that we will not allow our relationship with Christ to be or become routine, we will invest in our relationships with God and others, sharing Christ as we go, and what we do is seen or filtered through Scripture....

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Looking Ahead and Looking In

Typical Texas, we have only had one week (maybe two) of winter, and here we are ramping up talk of Youth Summer Camp. The Chili Cook Off Fundraiser is Wednesday, Feb. 15. Please bring your chili and/or your appetite as we try to warm up from these “winter temps.” We will have toppings and desserts. ...

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Moving Forward with No Regrets

The first few weeks of 2017 have been great. We have been reminded of and called to prayer and reminded of needs in our community and across the United States. As we continue to focus on prayer and ministry through South Hills Baptist, I pray we live with no regrets as we serve God. We serve God through our daily jobs and as we attend school. Please continue to pray for, a...

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Merry Christmas!

As 2016 comes to a close, we celebrate one of the best holidays, Christmas. We were reminded through "Love Crossed Over" that God loves us and desires a relationship with us. Christ is God's gift to the world for salvation....

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Thanksgiving

I pray you all had a great Thanksgiving. It is always good to use the holiday to get together with family and friends. I am thankful my family and I had the opportunity to camp in God's creation. I am also thankful for our South Hills family, and I am thankful for the opportunity to preach last Sunday....

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Fall Festival and The Loft

We had a great weekend at South Hills serving God and our community together. I am thankful for each of you, for the prayers, and preparation from each of you, from our Women on Mission stuffing the bags, many others donating candy, decorating trunks, watching bounce houses, cooking, passing out food, smiles, prayers, and hugs. You all made a difference for Christ....

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