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A January Sermon Series:
A Timely Recommitment to the Gospel
(Sundays @ 10)
Hillcrest Baptist Church

Get Your Ticket for This Churchwide Banquet!
by Tom Goodman
January 9, 2013

To promote our upcoming churchwide banquet I imagine all I have to say is, "Jay Simpson is cooking the BBQ."  But let me tell you a little more about it anyway!

The "Winning Ways" banquet is designed to build your faith and to introduce your faith to others.  I will be interviewing Mark Regnerus, a sociology professor at the University of Texas.  He is the author of several articles and books on young adults and family issues.  Most recently, he was the subject of national media attention from his study of adults who had been raised by homosexual couples.

I've asked Mark to share with us what he's learned about the value and the challenges of being a Christian in an academic setting.  This event will give you inspiration to live faithfully in your own chosen vocation -- and it will impress the non-Christians we invite.  Most seekers want to know what it's like to be a believer in the "real world" before they seriously consider belief for themselves.  Mark Regnerus is an example of a faithful Christian who is also highly competent in his academic setting.

This special event will take place on Sunday evening, January 27, from 6-8 p.m. in the Multipurpose Center.  Tickets are $6, and childcare for babies through 4th grade will be available for $5 per child.  The childcare price includes the child's dinner.

Now, here's how you can help make this event a success.

First, get your tickets soon.  Did I mention Jay Simpson is cooking the BBQ?

Second, be thinking about who you will bring to the banquet.  This would be a great way to introduce someone to your faith and your church.

Third, volunteer for a team.  Use this Sunday's Connection Card to express your willingness to serve on the Prayer Team, the Decorations Team, the Custodial Team, and/or the Server Team.  Or just write my assistant, Jami, and tell her you're willing to serve.

I'm looking forward to this churchwide activity...

...and Jay Simpson's BBQ!

Sermon Series Continues Sunday.  Last Sunday I began a 4-week series called, "This is Your Wake-Up Call."  You can catch up on our sermons web page.  This Sunday we'll discover that, like the Old Testament queen, Esther, God has placed you in Austin "for such a time as this."  See you @ 10.


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