The weekly publication of Shirley Hills Baptist Church, Warner Robins, Georgia
February 3, 2013 Volume 1, Issue 5 www.shirleyhills.org
Our mission is to love God, to love one another, and to love our community as committed followers of Jesus Christ.
to the world: Blogging
The last time I was working for a
newspaper, we occasionally went to
conferences. In one such conference, a
prediction. He said the day would come
when people would read their
newspapers on a computer screen!
That was roughly 25 years ago, back
when we laughed at the picture of
tomorrow painted by speakers at
None of us could imagine a day when
newspapers would die, and computers
would take over.
As I write these words — on a
computer that would have made our
jaws drop in those days — I have
access to news sources across the
world. The newspaper I worked for is
one I check every day — on my
computer. I also visit the Jerusalem
Post from time to time, and
checking in with CNN and FOX
News is something I’ll do
several times a day. Maybe
you check such sites from your
phone … something even our
visionary conference leaders
It’s a different world. And as
you know, anyone can be a
part of it. If you’re bright
enough, you can make a living
on the Internet. We have
several such individuals in our
church. And if you have a
message to deliver? Blogging
is the way to go.
Several of our church
members blog. They write
about politics, photography and
faith. Some use humor. Some
use photos. Some have
ongoing debates with people
who read their words.
We — you and I — have a
new blog. It’s called “Secrets
Please see PASTOR, page 2
From our pastor
Help us spread the word!
You can access our pastor’s new blog
from our Shirley Hills Facebook page,
or by visiting
Focus for our students: True Love Waits
It’s time to join a choir!
Thought about joining one of our choirs?
February is the perfect time to get it done!
Our adult choir is preparing now for its
presentation of spring music, set for Palm
Sunday, March 24. In the meantime, they’ll
continue to lead us with great music in both
morning services. Rehearsals are
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the choir room.
Our children’s choirs are also working on
spring music. Children in grades 1-5 will
combine for a joint children’s musical on
May 19. Rehearsals are Sundays at 5 p.m.
in the choir room on the second floor of the
Another great choir opportunity is our
Keenager Choir, designed for adults 50 and
older. Join this choir on Tuesdays at
10:30 a.m., in the Fellowship Hall.
Want to know more? Call the church office
(923-5571) and ask for Fran Ryan.
For the next two Wednesday nights,
our high school and middle school
students will focus on one of the most
practical aspects of their spiritual growth.
This year’s “True Love Waits”
emphasizes on sexual purity. Youth
Pastor Jeff Glenn teaches “The Pursuit
of the Holy.” The Wednesday-night
sessions begin at 6:30 p.m. in the
Christian Life Center.
The emphasis finishes Sunday night,
Feb. 10, with an area-wide gathering at
Southside Baptist Church. This two-hour
event begins at 6 p.m. and features
music, skits and challenges for all our
For more information or questions,
contact Pastor Jeff at
[email protected] or by calling the
church office (923-5571).
Please contact Marsha Gardin, Preschool Director
Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.– Noon
or the church office to purchase tickets
Pastor From page 1
from the Ancient Paths.” “We?” Sure. I’m writing the blog, but
you made it possible. You’ve very generously allowed me to
visit Israel nine times. The things I’ve discovered there have
led to more study back home. After all these trips and all this
study, we’re ready to share the lessons in the blogosphere.
We’re aiming for three new posts a week, and many of them
are short excerpts from a new book we’ll have out in April, also
called “Secrets from the Ancient Paths.” If the book goes well,
we’ll probably be invited to produce a follow-up. I hope so.
But in the meantime, we’ve got some secrets to share.
The hard part of getting a blog off and running is … well …
getting it off and running. Here’s another way you can be a part
of this. If you’re on Facebook, share the link for new posts with
your friends. Ask some of them to do the same. Perhaps you
have a lot of friends you contact through e-mail. Feel free to
share new posts with those friends. Please share it!
Perhaps one day we’ll see a bigger ministry through this blog
than any of us could imagine. After all, it wasn’t that long ago
that the dreamers among us forecast a new way of getting our
daily dose of news. And they were right!
On a related note, we’re upgrading our video technology in
the worship center to produce a much better televised service
for our Internet audience. In a sense, this is already our “third”
morning service. Investing in this audience will increase our
exposure even more.
We’ll keep you updated on the progress we’re making. In the
meantime, share the news about “Secrets from the Ancient
Paths.” After all, it’s time these secrets were secrets no longer.
We will begin a scholarship drive to support the
camp’s reach into the neighborhoods in our
community. $90 sponsorships for each child
will assist families as we engage their kids in this
incredible camp. Warner Robins has hosted this
camp for the last 5 years and we have seen the
need for scholarships grow each year. This year
we are anticipating no less than 450 campers,
and your sponsorship will go a long way in
helping raise the $35,000 needed to support
these children. Each of the 7 participating
churches and the whole of the RBA will
participate in this scholarship campaign, and we
are excited to see what God will do in Warner
Robins this summer.
KICK OFF WEEK
The best registration discount of the year!
$99 per child$99 per child
a $90 savings available during this week only!
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Rev. Jeff N. Glenn
Associate Pastor for Students
“The Imprint of the Cross on the Lives of Students”
Saturday, FEB 2 – We’re combining a trip to Milledgeville with a
trip to see Monroe Glass. We’re touring the old, beautifully-
restored Governor’s Mansion in Milledgeville and having lunch at a
local, highly-rated restaurant within walking distance of the mansion
and the shops downtown. Following lunch, we’re going to Gray to
visit Monroe at Stone Brooke Suites. Church bus leaves the parking
lot at 8:45 Saturday morning for Milledgeville. Our $10.00 fee
covers entrance ticket to the museum and bus gas. Lunch on your
own. Please make checks payable to SHBC, annotated
“Milledgeville”. Please call the church office to sign-up for this trip.
Monday, FEB 4 – Our second Keenager Kouncil meeting for 2013.
As always, we’ll meet in the church conference room at 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, FEB 5 – Our Keenager luncheon at noon will feature
Ashley Kendall, SBC missionary to the international community in
Atlanta. Ashley is enthusiastic about her mission and will show
large-screen pictures of her mission field and the international
market – which may be one of our future trips.
Friday, FEB 15 - Our next game night is Friday, February 15, and
we’re looking for new people and new games to play. We always
have a great time and you can help us make it even better! Margie
Monroe is our new game night coordinator and she’ll be pleased to
hear your ideas for making a good night larger and better.
Remember our new start time is 6:00 p.m. and we meet in
Our energetic trip coordinator, Evelyn Davidson, is working hard to
arrange our tour schedule for 2013. If you have ideas about great
destinations for sight-seeing and dining, please let her know as soon
as you can.
The National Event that defies the
norms of culture and speaks honestly
to teens about sex.
Begin with the End in Mind
Live for more than just a moment, begin
with the end in mind.
For middle/high school students
Sunday, February 10 : 6-8 p.m.
@ Southside Baptist Church
($20 FOR A RING—optional)
SHBC youth are meeting each
other there. This will be our
annual True Love Waits emphasis.
Parent Session begins at 6 PM
You can register early at
registration is not necessary.
For College students, Singles
& Young Professionals
“SUPER BOWL” Party
Sunday, February 3 @ 6 PM in the
Come & enjoy some great
fellowship with other believers.
Food will be served!
615 Corder Road,
Warner Robins, Georgia 31088
478-923-5571 Fax: 478-923-6796
Web Page: www.shirleyhills.org
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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