Church News

Here are some of the latest news and announcements about things happening in our Church.

ATTENTION:
Church will be held at 10:00 each Sunday in the sanctuary. Notices will be provided in advance weekly on Facebook and by calling post messages.

Worship services will also be live on Facebook and Mixlr.

And the first Sunday in each month we will be on radio station 104.3 at 11:00 am.

Pastor’s Note

Merry Christmas 2021

For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11

Do you realize that every time you check your calendar on the refrigerator or write a check, you are using Jesus’ birth as a reference point

Because of His birth, history has been divided into BC (before Christ) and AD (anno Domini, in the year of the Lord).

Every appointment you make or keep is dated by how many days and years it has been since Jesus was announced on earth.

In Christ alone,
Ronnie

You’re invited to a baby shower

You’re invited to a Baby Shower honoring Tanner & Danielle Gilleland
January 9th Hightower Fellowship Hall
Drop in between 2-4
Registered @ Amazon & Target
It’s a Girl

Save the Date: January 30th, 2022

Bridal Shower honoring Chad Williams & Emily Davis
Hightower Church Fellowship Hall 2-4

Ways to give this holiday season

Christmas Cards for Shut-ins
If you would like to give a Christmas card to our home bound members, please bring them the next 2 Sunday’s December 12th & 19th. The cards don’t have to be addressed. Bags will be provided for each family or individual that no longer can come to church because of health issues. 12- 15 cards should be good. Bags will be placed on the front bench by the Christmas tree. The cards will be delivered to shut-ins after the 19th.

Thank you to all that gave to the food and toy drive, making a families Christmas a little brighter. Toys will be delivered to the food and clothing bank this week, as well as the food to Free Home elementary.

Sunday School News

I’m so thankful to get started back to Sunday School. Thank you to all teachers who volunteered to teach our classes. It’s our prayer Sunday School will continue to grow, it’s for all ages. If you’re new to Sunday School, a member of our Sunday School team will be out front each Sunday morning to direct you. Any class wishing to draw names, take care of this within your own classroom.

A special thank you to all those bringing toys or food for families in need. Let us study, be a follower, be an encourager, & obey God’s word. Merry Christmas to all,

And invite someone to Sunday School.

Love, Phil

Sunday School Elections:
Children’s Choir: Charm Cochran
Youth Choir: Megan Barton & Taylor Boles
VBS directors: Shanna Wilbanks & Michell Smith
Gift Committee: Annsley Cochran
Decorating & gift baskets: Young Adult Class
Sunday School Secretary: Charm Cochran
Sunday School Directors: Phil Cochran, Mitzi Chambers, Clint Smith
Nursery-PK: Shanna Wilbanks
K-2nd grade: Emily Reinhart & Hilda Ammons
3,4,5, grades: Phil & Mitzi Chambers, Blake Wilkie
Middle School: Wyatt Wilkie, Adam Barton
High School: Annsley Cochran, Chad Cochran, Wendy Gilleland, Blake Wilkie, Adam & Megan Barton
Young Adult: Edwin & Tabitha Wilkie
ARK Class: Randy Wilkie, Cindy McCormick, Drew Harbin, Cory & Jamie Bobo
Empty Nesters: Cindy McCormick, Heath Wilkie, David Ammons, Drew Harbin, 5th Sunday youth
Sanctuary Class: Clint Smith

WMU News

Our annual Christmas Party will be Tuesday December 14th @ 6:00 pm in the fellowship hall. If you would like to bring a dish to share, sign up on our WMU Facebook page or see Vicki. We will play the gift exchange game. Price range $20-$25.

Wednesday December 8th @ 5:30 pm we will meet to sort food for the families we are Helping at Christmas. All Sunday School classes need have gifts to Free Home elementary by Friday Dec. 10th. Food tray for December: Vicki Smith

Life, Jr.

Merry Christmas to all our Life Jr Kids!  We are so proud of all of you!  It is such a blessing to us to see how much care and love you have for our shut-ins.  We are looking forward to starting back in January!

Upcoming events:
Sunday, December 12th – Caroling to the Local Shut-Ins

  • Meet back at church at 1pm
  • We will split up into small groups and each visit 2-3 houses

Wednesday, December 15th – Movie Night

  • 5:45 – 7:30pm
  • Pizza and refreshments
  • Showing the movie, The Star

December at a glance

Tuesday 7th
WMU Christmas party in the fellowship hall 6:00 PM

Wednesday 8th
WMU meeting to sort food 5:30 PM
Adult Choir practice 6:30

Sunday 12th
Bring a card for shut-ins
Life Jr. caroling 1:00 PM

Wednesday 15th
Life Jr. 5:45-7:30 PM
The Star Movie, Pizza and concessions

Adult Choir practice 6:00 PM

Sunday 19th
Last day to bring cards for shut-ins

Sunday 26th
Sunday School
Worship @ 10 AM

Journey to Jesus drive thru

Thank you to everyone who has participated in any aspect with our 2nd Journey to Jesus.  Hightower showed up BIG this year! Please continue to pray for the event and all those who drove through it.  That it will be a reminder to all of us that JESUS is the REASON for the SEASON.

Thank You

Thanks to each one that participated in Operation Christmas Child. A total of 80 boxes were delivered to the drop off location. Thanks to Life Jr., Hilda Ammons and leaders for heading this up.

Church Officers

Pastor: Ronnie McCormick
Church Clerk: Edwin Wilkie, Asst. Coy Cochran
Song Leader: Ronnie Price, Asst. Steve Pressley
Piano: Regina Groover, Asst. All others that play
Organ: Tabitha Wilkie, Asst. Wanda Harber
Spokesperson: Chad Cochran, Asst. Heath Wilkie
Sound System: Brian Wallace, Tim Perkins, Lance Carnes, Callie Odum, Tony Porter
Church Maintenance:Phil Cochran, Edwin Wilkie, Earl Turpin
Fellowship Hall: Joe Milford, Lance Carnes, Randy Wilkie
Cemetery: Heath Wilkie, Randy Wilkie, Coy Cochran
Delegates to Association: Randy Wilkie and Ronnie Price

Hightower Deacon Board

Randy Wilkie -Chairman
Lance Carnes
Chad Cochran
Coy Cochran
Waymon Cook
Ron Cooper
Thomas Heard
Billy Hill
Tim Perkins
Ronnie Price
Gene Wheeler
Edwin Wilkie
Heath Wilkie
Wyatt Wilkie

Prayer Requests

Richard Bryant
Valerie Cheshire
Weymon and Frances Cook
Frankie Edge
Bobbie Gilleland
Peggy Gilleland
Elden & Ellen Golden (Parents of Wendy Gilleland)
Ben Hill (Son of Cleve and Allie
Kathleen Monroe
Doug Odum
Mechell Perkins family
Gene and Norma Jean Pruitt
James and Lucille Rich
Alma Turner
Peggy Wheeler
Coriene Wilkie
Herman Wilkie
The family of Atholine Wilkie
Lisa Williams
All those families affected by COVID
The USA military

** Please help us keep the prayer list current by adding or omitting as needed.
Thank you for your help. **