NEW YEARS Edition 2021

6201 Hillsdale Blvd / Sacramento, CA 95842
(916) 331-2741

Come Worship With Us
Sunday's • Bible Study 9:30 am • Worship 10:45 am
Wednesday's • Family meal 5:30 pm • Prayer & devotion 6:30 pm


At Hillsdale our purpose is to preach and teach the Word of God, to provide a place for worship, fellowship and support, as we connect our hearts with God, to grow to become more like Christ, and be equipped to serve and share His love to our world.

It is our prayer that you find our fellowship warm and friendly and the messages meaningful and practical so that you will discover all that God has made you to be, that you might worship and serve Him. We know you will find our family fellowship caring and supportive and that here you can build lasting relationships.


ON CAMPUS ACTIVITIES SUSPENDED
Until further notice all on campus activities are postponed. Although we are not gathering together, we are still family.  If anyone has a need, please contact your deacon or pastor Jim at 916 606-3198. Members, as well, are available to help with shopping, rides to medical appointments, or to just talk.

LIVE STREAM SERVICES are available through Zoom Video Conference as well as YouTube Live.
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our MAILING LIST found on our Home page and you will receive an email with the video conference ID.


OFFICE HOURS & SCHEDULE
Office Hours (916) 331-2741
9:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Monday - Wednesday - Thursday
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Church Office Visitor COVID-19 Procedures 
To meet the Sacramento County Health Department requirements, we have started new procedures for visitors to the church office.  Visitors will:

  • Sign in and out on the Visitor Log near the door to document their visit and provide contact information. 
  • Self-certify that they do not have a fever nor COVID-19 symptoms.  
  • Wear a mask during their entire visit.
  • Sanitize their hands upon entry.
  • Maintain social distancing (6 feet) between staff and other visitors not part of their household.
  • Staff will wear a mask when the office has visitors. 

PLEASE!  Do not visit if you are not feeling well!  


FROM YOUR PASTOR

Hello Church Family. As we come to an end of 2020, we look back on a year that has seen far more than its share of troubles. The COVID-19 virus has claimed more than 1.5 million lives worldwide. Efforts to stem the spread of the virus have wreaked havoc in many areas of our society. Businesses have struggled and some have closed permanently. Schools have been forced to close and students are "learning" through online classes. Families have been stressed as parents have had to care for children full-time and many have had to work from home or have lost their jobs. We, as a church family, have also felt the effect of lock downs which have prevented us from worshiping together in person. In addition, 2020 included civil unrest, wildfires, and a very divisive presidential election.
 
Looking back at 2020, it would be easy to feel down and depressed. But WE BELIEVERS APPROACH THIS NEW YEAR, despite of all these discouraging events. Not just hope for a vaccine that will help end this pandemic, but real hope because of the Savior, whose coming we celebrate at this time of year. The coming of Jesus as the Incarnate Son of God is conclusive proof of God's love for this world. In sending His Son into the world to be our sin-bearer and Savior, God proved His love for us (Romans 5:8). It was indeed "good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people." (Luke 2:10) The coronavirus certainly poses a great threat to humanity, but it is nothing compared to the curse of sin and death that plagues mankind. And it was to rescue us from that eternal curse that Jesus came and died on the cross. All we must do is to trust in Him and make Him our Lord and Savior. Now that is what real hope is. It is the reason we call the Gospel of the "Good News".
 
As your pastor, I love and miss all of you very much. I can't tell you how hard it has been these past nine months to preach to empty pews. Not seeing your smiling faces and interacting with you on Sundays and Wednesdays has left me feeling drained. I am thankful to John Walker for filling in for me at the end of December so I could take a vacation break.  His message on trusting God and not ourselves was not only uplifting, but very timely as well.  Thank you, John.   I'm sure that all of you miss getting together with one another as much as I do. I am grateful, however, for the online ministry that we've been able to have during this time and for all those who have worked each week to make that possible. I encourage you to tune in and be a part of the virtual gatherings on Sunday for Sunday School and worship and on Wednesdays for prayer meeting.
 
In closing, please know that my prayer for all of you is as you enter this New Year it will be a great opportunity for you to say thank you to God for his provision, guidance and faithfulness, as you delve deeper into the Word of God through Romans together with me.
 
Happy New Year in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ
 
Pastor Jim


Prayer Let me encourage you to gather with us to pray on Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm. Join us as we ... Pray for a healing of relationships, families, churches, and racial, cultural, and political division.  Pray for a national healing from the coronavirus that is profound and visible.  Pray that God will heal us in such ways that only He could receive the glory, that even political, media, and healthcare leaders would recognize that it was the hand of God that healed our land. MORE PRAYER RESOURCES




Worship  Also, remember the weekly sermons are uploaded to our website as audio sermons & video sermons Keep reaching out to one another by phone during this time.  Please let me know of any situations that I should know about.

Sermon Series

Listen ►UNASHAMED: A Series Through Romans


Give With Gratitude

A life of generosity is the out pouring of our love and gratefulness to God that rests on His faithfulness to His promises, to fulfill His divine plan and purpose for our lives and His Kingdom Purpose.

You can become a contributor towards God's Kingdom Purpose by making contributions to the ongoing work of the church through your tithes and offerings.

1) by mail to Hillsdale Blvd Baptist Church 6201 Hillsdale Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95842.
2) you may make a drop-off visit during our regular business hours. 
3) you may give through your personal banking account with a bill pay service. 
4) for those who need further assistance we may make a personal visit to pick up your financial gift.




MinistryLIFE winter 2021



The Lord's Supper

We are observing the Lord’s Supper together online on January 17, 2021.  You can pick up your individual single-use elements cups at the church office during church office hours (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday  9:00 am – 4:00 pm).  They contain a sealed wafer and a separate pre-filled juice cup.  You may also contact your deacon to request them to bring the elements to you.  Given the current situation, you may also use your own elements - they are just symbols.  The important part is what's in your heart, not your stomach. 

 


Military Bible Stick Promotion

Each year we bless troops as we stand together and provide Hope for Our Heroes, by sending the Military BibleStick — it’s a digital player pre-loaded with the Audio Drama New Testament, specifically designed for deployment with our Troops.

Watch the Video

With this we ask our members to send the church money designated for this promotion to buy the Bible Sticks for our Troops.


 

 


Christmas
Operation Christmas Child

  

Each year we participate with - Operation Christmas Child - to help share the Good News of Jesus Christ with children in need all around the world.  More about Operation Christmas Child Online at
samaritans purse.

 


MissionsLIFE


 





After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nations, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a lound voice " Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the lamb!" Revelation 7:9-10 ESV READ MORE

 


 

Movie Memory of Pastor’s 20th Anniversary Celebration



MINISTRY OF ENCOURAGEMENT AND FAITH
 

My Hope is In You, Lord.

Beginning the new year can come with some expectancy and excitement for the hope of change; a time to start fresh, make things new, or create anew. Thinking in these terms we are encouraged to be courageous, to step up and step out on faith. In ourselves and in God; trusting that He is the author of making things new. For He is the one who give us hope and guides us in His truth and teaches us...READ MORE
 

We Are His Very Own

I have not stopped praying for you...

Dear friends, “I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the SPiriT of WISDoM and revelation, so that you may KNoW HIM BeTTeR. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may KNoW the HoPe to which he has called you,” Ephesians 1:16-18...READ MORE

Keeping Our Eyes On Jesus



Just think about it. We’ve been given new-life in Christ. When Jesus died and rose from the dead we were given the blessing of the Holy Spirit. Every moment He is living, moving and working in you and through you—to make each day—a brand-new everything about you. And that is exactly what He does as you make Him a priority in your life. Each day is a brand-new day and every moment He will renew your heart and mind as you focus your heart on Him...READ MORE



MEDIA OUTREACH & EVANGELISM MINISTRY

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SOCIAL MEDIA
God is continually reaching and touching lives through our social media using our website, Facebook, Zoom and YouTube venues. It is our goal to reach people outside our church structure with the word of God and the encouraging message of Christ.

Continue to pray for our guests who continue to join us online through this ministry. Pray our God will increase our fellowship and guide each of us on our spiritual journey as we connect our hearts to God, Grow to become more like Christ, be equipped to serve, to share the knowledge of Christ to our world, and exalt Him through our daily lives.

Debbie Fredrickson
Media Outreach & Evangelism

The Key to Sustaining a Lifestyle of Evangelism from Outreach.com
The most important requirement for evangelism is not a winsome personality, a tight presentation or a well-developed plan. The main ingredient of an evangelistic lifestyle is a genuine and abiding relationship with Christ. Read More



REMEMBER TO SUPPORT OUR SOUTHERN BAPTIST WORK with your financial gifts as well as through prayer. Strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God. Acts 14:22.

 

California Southern Baptist ConventionCONNECT WITH THE CONVENTION

Sacramento Region Baptist Network ►CONNECT WITH THE ASSOCIATION

SRBN 2020
Active Church Directory



OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST FOR CHURCH LEADERS AND PASTOR



6 Ways to Reach Out During the Coronavirus by Outreach.com
Well, there is no denying that the world has changed in the last weeks and that every day is bringing more unsettling news and headlines related to the pandemic. So now is the time to do what the Church does best – be light in a dark world, bring hope to those who are fearful and anxious, share the Good News to a world that is weary from nothing but bad headlines. It is time for the Church to be bold and courageous! ...read more 

Free Manual ►COVID-Response Kit pdf

10 Best Ways to Make Visitors Feel Welcome at Church by Outreach.com
You want to welcome visitors to church and make them feel at home and at ease once they arrive, but how can you make that happen?...read more

5 Reasons People Come back to Your Church by Rick Warren
The best way your church will break through growth barriers is to do so quickly...read more

5 Ways to Connect with New Church Visitors by Outreach Weekly
Do you have a strategy for connecting with new church visitors? If not, you're missing out on a chance to show visitors how much your church values them!... read more

 



OTHER INTERESTS





MOVIES & ENTERTAINMENT

Walk.Ride.Rodeo available on Netflix Trailer
Amberley Snyder (Spencer Locke)’s dreams of a college scholarship and pro rodeo career are brought to a halt when she's involved in a devastating accident. Now unable to use her legs, she refuses to give up on her dreams and instead decides to fight her way back into competitive barrel racing. Based on the incredible true story, Walk. Ride. Rodeo co-stars Missi Pyle, Bailey Chase, Sherri Shepherd, and Max Ehrich.

The Case for Christ available on Netflix
Ever questioned whether or not God exists? The creator of this documentary is right there with you, and he spends two years investigating the topic. Spoiler alert: He starts off as a self-declared atheist, but has a much more complex outlook by the end of the film.

God Is Not Dead: A Light in Darkness available on Netflix
This inspiring film follows an evangelical college student who holds tightly onto his faith after one professor tries to discredit his beliefs.

An Unfinished Life available on Netflix
You might recognize some familiar faces in this film about a widow who moves in with her estranged father-in-law: Jennifer Lopez, Morgan Freeman, and Robert Redford, to name a few.

The Stray available on Netflix
This faith-based film, filled with strong messages about putting family first, is best watched while cuddling with the family dog.

God Bless the Broken Road available on Netflix
When Amber's husband dies oversees in Afghanistan, she doesn't just lose the love of her life and the father of her child — she also loses her faith. In this touching film, she embarks on a journey to reclaim it, her daughter by her side.

Same Kind of Different As Me available on Netflix
This inspiring film — based on a true story and starring Renee Zellweger and Greg Kinnear — is about a wealthy couple in a failing marriage. While volunteering, they become friends with a homeless man who's able to shift their perspectives and show them what love is really about.

Like Arrows available on Netflix
No one ever said being a parent would be easy... but it's definitely worth it. Like Arrows follows a young couple through 50 years of the ups and downs of parenthood, and will leave you itching to hug your little ones.

I Still Believe available on Prime Video
The true-life story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp and his journey of love and loss that looks to prove there is always hope. Watch Trailer

Messiah available on Netflix
This provocative thriller series, starring Michelle Monaghan and Dermot Mulroney, tells the story of the meteoric rise of a modern-day messiah figure and the efforts of a CIA agent investigating his mysterious origins. Messiah is executive produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, who made the acclaimed History channel miniseries The Bible. Watch Trailer

Jesus available on DVD
Filmed in front of a live audience, Jesus takes Sight & Sound’s stage production to the big screen for a special event. This Broadway-like musical has been seen by more than 1 million people.
Watch Trailer

A Week Away coming in 2020 on Netflix
T
his faith-based musical film tells the story of a troubled teenager who finds love and a sense of belonging in the last place he expected: a Christian summer camp. The star-studded cast features The View’s Sherri Shepherd and Adventures in Babysitting’s Kevin Quinn. Watch Sneak Peek

 
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