Church News

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

Sunday school is held each Sunday at 9:15. Go directly to your class.

The Sanctuary class is broadcast live on Facebook each Sunday at 9:15.

Church will be held at 10:00 each Sunday in the sanctuary. Notice will be provided in advance on Facebook and by calling post messages if changes occur.

Worship services will also be live on Facebook, YouTube and Mixlr.

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

Pastor’s Note

Happy New Year

A new year is a fresh start on the calendar, full of hope and potential.

Brad Paisley said, “Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.”

Paul said, “Making the most of your time, because the days are evil.”

Ephesians 5:16 (NASB)

Paul understands everyday could be His last day. He has been stoned, imprisoned, and beaten not knowing if he would see another day.

For all of us it is important that we make to most of the time we have been given, by living in obedience to Christ.

In Christ alone,


Tax Time:

For those needing donation receipts for your tax purposes, please email those requests to me.

Edwin Wilkie
Church Clerk

Email address:

Venmo is @Hightowerbaptist-Church

Our physical address:
3444 Hightower Rd.
Ball Ground, GA 30107

Mailing address:
PO Box 569
Ball Ground, GA 30107

Sunday School News

What a wonderful way to start off the new year, in Sunday School. We have classes for all ages and teachers ready to teach us God’s word.

Our average attendance for December was 91.

Update on Turkey Shoot, we made $2600. Thank you to all that donated or participated.

Let’s make Sunday School and church a priority as we begin 2023.


Sunday School Lessons

January 1 – Matthew 8:5-13; Luke 7:1-10
Healing the Centurians servant

January 8 – Luke 7:11-17
Raising the widow’s son

January 15– Matthew 11:2-19; Luke 7: 18-35
Jesus and John the Baptist

January 22– Luke 7:36- 8:3
True worship

January 29 – Matthew 12: 38-45
The sign of Jonah

February 5 – Matthew 13:1-23
The parable of the sower

February 12 – Matthew 13:24-43
The parable of the mustard seed and wheat and tares

February 19 – Matthew 13:44-58
The parable of the hidden treasure and others

February 26 – Matthew 8:18,23-27, Mark 4:35-41, Luke 8:22-25
The stilling the storm

March 5 – Matthew 8:28-34, Mark 5:1-20, Luke 8:26-39
Demoniac of Gardara

March 12 – Matthew 9:18-26; Mark 5:21-43; Luke 8:40-56
Miracles of healing and raising to life

March 19 – Matthew 13:54-58; Mark 6:1-6, Luke 4:16-30
Rejection at Nazareth

March 26 – Matthew 9:35-11:1, Mark 6: 6-13; Luke 9:1-6
Sending out the twelve

April 2 – Matthew 14:13-23; Mark 6:30-46; Luke 9:10-17; John 6:1-15
Feeding five thousand

April 9 – Easter Sunday- Sunrise Breakfast—No Sunday school

April 16 – Matthew 14:24-36; Mark 6:47-56; John 6:16-21
Walking on the water

April 23 – John 6:22-71
The bread of life

April 30 – Matthew 15:29-38; Mark 7:31-8:9
Healing a deaf man and feeding four thousand

May 7 – Matthew 16:13-20; Mark 8:27-30; Luke 9:18-21
Peter’s confession

May 14 – Matthew 16:27-17:8; Mark 8:38-9:8; Luke 9:26-36
The transfiguration

May 21 – Matthew 18:1-35; Mark 9:33-50; Luke 9:46-50
Discipleship and forgiveness

May 28 – John 7:53-8:11
The adultress brought to Jesus

WMU News

The WMU meets the 4th Tuesday night of each month. We always love to have new members join us. We have all ages in our group, and our main purpose is serving God, while serving others.

Our next meeting is  January 24th @ 7:00 in the fellowship hall. We will draw names for prayer partners. If you would like a prayer partner, but can’t make it, let Haley know.

Food trays for January are Delilah and Cindy.

Adult Choir

We will begin a new year of practice January 18th @ 7:00.

What a wonderful time to join the choir. Come be a part of us.

We have fun and are blessed singing praises to God.

Keep on singing,

Life & Life, Jr.

Life & Life Jr. will start back Wednesday January 18th from 6-7:30.

We will have a meal, devotion, music, games and lots of fun.

Children from pre-school through high school are encouraged to come out.

January at a glance

January 4th
No Wed. night activities

January 11th
No Wed. night activities

January 15th
Conference after worship

January 18th
Life, Life jr is back from 6-7:30 with meal, devotion, music
Adult Choir 7:00 pm

January 24th
WMU 7:00pm fellowship hall

January 25th
Life, Life jr 6-7:30
Adult Choir 7:00pm

January 29th
5th Sunday
Sunday School offering goes to food bank
Worship offering to WMU

Upcoming Events

March 19th
Family day during worship

 April 9th
Easter Sunrise breakfast and worship

 May 21st
May Meeting (lunch at the picnic tables following worship)

June 4-8
Usually this week is VBS, directors will provide exact dates and times

July 16th
Summer Revival, From Sunday July 16th – Saturday night July 22nd

July 23rd
Hightower baptising 10:00 AM

August 20th
Church elections during conference

August 27th
Sunday School elections 9:30

Pastor Appreciation month, trunk or treat, TBD

turkey shoot, breakfast with Santa, TBD

Christmas drive thru, Cantata, caroling, children’s music. TBD

Prayer Requests

Cindy Brown (Rebecca Price’s mother)
Valerie Cheshire
Weymon and Frances Cook
Frankie Edge
Bobbie Gilleland
Elden & Ellen Golden (Parents of Wendy Gilleland)
Clinton & Gladys Griffin
Lloyd Lusk
Family of Doug Odum
Gene Pruitt
James and Lucille Rich
Joan Satterfield
Randy Smith
David Turner (Michell Smith’s dad)
Peggy Wheeler
Coriene Wilkie
Herman Wilkie

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

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
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