Week of November 1, 2020

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.

Daylight Savings Ends: November 1

Fall back' on Nov. 4 as Daylight Saving Time ends   

Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour Saturday night when you go to bed for time change Sunday -- THIS SUNDAY, November 1. 


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.
our MAILING LIST found on our Home page and you will receive an email with the video conference ID.

Office Hours (916) 331-2741
9:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Monday - Wednesday - Thursday


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!  


Hello, Hillsdale Family! I pray that this email finds you doing well and staying healthy. 

I hope that you've been enjoying the messages from the book of Romans.  This Sunday we will continue in this series with a message I'm calling "How Free From the Law Are We?" from Romans 7:1-13.

I encourage you to join us online for Sunday School at 9:30am and then for the worship service at 10:45am.

"See" you then.

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.

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.

Hillsdale Blvd. Bapist Church
Survey Results so far, to Re-open???

Survey Results
Here’s an update on the survey to determine how many of our members are ready to come back to in-person worship.  HBBC leaders are conducting this one-question survey to learn your feelings so they can make the decision to re-open our church for worship.  We are following up with families that have not yet responded.  The responses so far are:

 Response                                   Count    Percent

Total                                             81       100%
1 – I’m ready!                               30         37%
2 – Not until we can sing             12         15%

3 – Not until we have a vaccine   23         28%
4 – Don’t know                             16         20%

Voting Center at HBBC– Oct 31 to Nov 3

As we have in the past, HBBC will host a Voting Center from October 31st to November 3rd.  The Voting Center will be in the Education Building.  You can turn in your completed ballot or vote at the Center from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday to Monday and 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Shredding Event – Nov 14
We are hosting a shredding event on November 14 with a shredder truck in the church parking lot next to the Fellowship Hall.  Do not wait till then to start cleaning out your files!  You can bring your papers to shred in a copier paper-sized box and have it shredded for $10 a box.  Save your home shredder for the little jobs and let a professional do the big one!  Call Clara Austin at (916) 332-5066 if you have questions.


Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes - Nov 19

As we do every year, it’s time to fill a shoebox for Samaritan’s Purse – Operation Christmas Child.  Your shoebox helps to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with children in need around the world.  If you want to pack a box:

  • Pick up a pre-printed shoebox(es) at the church or use your own box.
  • Use the suggested packing list to shop for contents. 
  • Pack your box. 
  • Include your $9.00 to cover shipping expenses.
  • Label your box as for a boy or girl. 
  • Bring your filled shoebox to the church by November 19.

You can also pack a shoebox online through Build a Shoebox Online at http://samaritanspurse.org/buildonline

Movie Memory of Pastor’s 20th Anniversary Celebration




Hillsdale Blvd Baptist Church (Sac) ►Facebook Link

Hillsdale Blvd Baptist Church (Sac) ►YouTube Link (Subscribe)

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 ConventionNEWSLETTER

Sacramento Region Baptist Network ►NEWSLETTER

SRBN 2020
Active Church Directory


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



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
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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