Upcoming at HPC:
Adult Sunday Morning Study -- Alpha -- Alpha looks at our large questions of faith through a series of interactive sessions. As a Church family we have some who are asking the foundational questions of life such as: "Is there more to life than this, Why and how do I pray, and how does God guide us?" For some of our Church family members you have a firm handle on those questions, but have not thought through them in a while. It is good to always inspect our foundations! So please join us this Sunday morning at 9:35AM in the Fellowship Hall as we watch the first Alpha video and talk together.
Prayer Ministry -- We meet every Tuesday evening at 7PM outside of the HPC offices. Please join us or send your prayer requests to Pastor Rob at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help us fill shoeboxes! Each month we will be collecting different items that we will use to fill shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. September will focus on art/school supplies. A collection bin is available near the office. We will be having a “Shoebox” party in November so that we can fill them together.
4&5thGrade/Student Ministry Eventat Life Center Plus on Friday 9/27/19. Kids in 4thand 5thgrade will be there from 6PM – 10PM, and Student grade 6 – 12thfrom 6PM, with a pick up at 6am. This includes the rock wall, basketball courts, open swim, games, and much more! Checks should be payable to Hudson Presbyterian Church, with LCP in the memo line. They are due at check-in. Contact Susan at email@example.com Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
Engage Bags –As we seek to Bring Others to Jesus, we are starting a new program called Engage bags. We will fill Hudson Presbyterian Church bags with a stadium cup, and information about our Church and area. This is where we need your help. What restaurants would you recommend for new residents? What mechanic, service people, stores, etc. We want to create a helpful list so that when we take them to new residents, they can not only feel welcomed by HPC and you as their neighbor, but have useful information. Please send your recommendations to Jamie Parry at email@example.com
Nominating Committee –Our Nominating Committee is looking for recommendations for potential Deacons. Please see the qualifications list on the Welcome table outside of the sanctuary. Names can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Handbell choir on break -- we are still short by (at least) 2 players to get our bell choir launched so will be on hiatus until October 9. Please contact Sarah Norman 216-990-9082 if you can join us at that time as we prepare music for Sunday, November 3.
Tuesday Morning Women's Bible Study -- 9:30 - 11:00am in the Boardroom. We are studying James, Be Mature (James): Growing in Christ by Warren W. Wiersbe. Questions: Contact Juli Majernik email@example.com -- All women are encouraged to join!
Men’s Evening Study -- Every Thursday 7-8pm BR. We have ambitiously, thoughtfully and enthusiastically take up R.C. Sprouls’ 35 session study entitled “The Consequences of Ideas”. We always have wonderful conversation, and we hope that you will join us.
Sisters in Christ -- We are meeting at HPC on Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 AM -- noon. This is for all women and teens in the church. We will start at 10:00 in the fellowship hall with coffee and pastries. The program will begin at 10:30. Jo Wooldredge will be speaking on "How to become God’s Beautiful Woman" with an emphasis on how to be God’s woman. She will end with a talk on the seasonal color theory and help women know what colors to wear to enhance their natural body colors in hair, skin, and eyes. Jo am offering a complimentary individual color analysis at my home for any woman or girl who would like to know their best colors. Please call me at 330 650 1620 to make an appointment. Please come on Saturday, September 21.
Koinonia Bible Study The group will meet in homes on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7pm. New Study TBD. Contact Sandy Borovicka firstname.lastname@example.org
Laurel Lake Bible Study Meets the third Wednesday of every month from noon to 2pm. Lunch is $5. New Study to begin soon and you don’t need to be a resident of LL to attend. For more information, please contact Jamie Parry, at email@example.com
Laurel Lake Vespers worship -- We lead this special service the second Sunday of every even numbered month. The next one is October 13th. Vespers are held at 4:00 p.m. in The Serenity Chapel. Services are broadcast on the Laurel Lake closed circuit TV.
Handbell Choir Resumes Music in worship has been integral since Old Testament times: “David told the leaders of the Levites to appoint their fellow Levites as musicians to make a joyful sound with musical instruments: lyres, harps and cymbals.” 1 Chronicles 15:16 NIV Thankfully, our cymbals have morphed into handbells in modern times, but the freedom and responsibility for each of us to lead in worship through music is no different. The handbell choir lost 3 members over the summer months and needs new members to carry on this worship ministry. We’ll opt not to follow David’s model of appointing people to the job, but perhaps you can pray on whether you have a place with us when we start up in September. We anticipate moving our rehearsals to Wednesday evenings, always 7-8 PM sharp on both ends. Minimal music knowledge is required and we will patiently teach you to ring. This is a great opportunity for youth (we are glad to sign off on service hours for your time) as well as older believers who value the enhancement of worship music with the bells. Contact Sarah Norman 216-990-9082 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Vocal Choir -- Practice this Thursday, at 7:00 p.m. We are going to be trying Thursdays this semester. Anyone who can learn and carry a part is welcome! The choir will be singing in worship twice a month for September and October, 3 Sundays in December and Christmas Eve. The choir’s first Sunday to sing in worship will be September 15.
Rahab Ministries Donations Needed Full size body wash, and body lotion. A donation bin is located near church office. Thank you. The Men’s and Women’s Ministries of HPC want to be the hands, feet, and hearts of Christ to local victims of human trafficking and drug abuse. While RAHAB has many opportunities to volunteer, HPC focuses on The Drop-In House in Akron. HPC Women’s Ministry provides a meal on the second Monday of the month, while our Men’s Ministry provides a meal on the second Wednesday. Individuals HPC then shop, prepare the meal, and visit with the women at the house. Next Meal opportunities: Women - August 12 Contact: Monica Albright email@example.com Men—August 14 Contact: Bill Homjak firstname.lastname@example.org
HPC can earn 5% on Acme Fresh Market Store Brands!Shop Acme Fresh Market and collect receipts August 8, 2019 - December 28, 2019. Invite your friends and family to save receipts for you!(Note eligible receipts will show you the amount for the cash back program.)Drop off receipts in the Acme Receipts box located outside of the Sanctuary.Last year we submitted over $4200 in eligible receipts and received over $200 for our missions.Questions and comments can go to Juli Majernik; Majernikfamily@gmail.com
The Emergency Assistance Center in Northfield (TEAC) has been a local outreach mission for HPC for several years. Their mission is to provide, food, clothing, personal items, and seasonal support to North Summit County neighbors in need (approximately 900 per month).You are probably most familiar with the birthday bags assembled by our 55+ Alive group. Did you know that some of the Angel Tree gift cards you donate at Christmas are also given to TEAC? We have recently volunteered to provide a number of hygiene items to the center on an ongoing basis. They especially request from us such items as deodorant, dish soap, hand soap, laundry detergent, toothpaste, shampoo, baby wipes, toilet paper, paper towels, and tissues. The Mission Committee will have an Emergency Assistance Center basket on the donation shelves in the Barry Jones Parlor for contributions.A representative from TEAC will be at our October 13th worship service (Moment for Missions). We hope to present her with a generous collection of the requested items at that time.