Upcoming at HPC:
Fellowship Dinner Scramble -- Have you ever wished you knew the people you worship with every Sunday in a deeper way? Here's your chance! Sign-up for the dinner scramble and get to know at least 6 new people by sharing dinner and conversation. The date is Saturday , October 26th, time and menu to be determined by the host/hostess. The components of the meal will be provided by the attendees in coordination with the hosts. All you have to do is sign-up, then show-up and enjoy a wonderful time of food and fellowship. A sign-up for attendees and those who are willing to host are available on the Welcome Table, or e-mail your name to the Church Office at email@example.com. If you have any questions, please contact Claire Gritman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dine with the Deacons -- The next Dine with the Deacons will be on Wednesday, October 23, at 1PM at Perkins Restaurant in Hudson. All Seniors get a 10% discount. Please sign up at the Welcome Table outside of the Sanctuary.
Emergency Assistance Center -- Here at HPC we will continue in Knowing, Serving and Bringing others to Jesus as we start a new Fall Giving Program to serve The Emergency Assistance Center of Northfield. In the past we have placed requests for gift cards for the TEAC on our Angel Tree. Joyce Hunt, the TEAC executive director has asked if we could provide the gift cards by the end of November. Their plans are to distribute the gift cards very early December. Starting October 13th, we will have the “Giving Vine”. This vine will be located around the church office window. On the vine you will find little note cards that you may take and use as a reminder about this program. Located below the office window will be a container for your donated gift cards. Please drop off your donated gift cards by November 10th Joyce requests gift cards in the amounts of $5, $10 or $20 from restaurants that teens enjoy such as Chipotle, McDonalds, Wendy’s, Starbucks, etc. Cards from retail stores and gas stations are also much appreciated. Please pray over the gift cards, asking God to be present the in the lives of the recipient. Possibly, write a verse on the paper packaging if present on the gift card.
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 Alpha videos 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 email@example.com.
Help us fill shoeboxes! Each month we will be collecting different items that we will use to fill shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. October will focus on personal hygiene and clothing.. A collection bin is available near the office. We will be having a “Shoebox” party in November so that we can fill them together.
Not Just for 55+ Alive -- Helga Gross, longtime resident of Hudson and a well known Bibly Study leader and inspirational speaker, will be speaking at HPC on Friday October 18, at 7PM the Sanctuary. Helga's topic will be "This is my Father's World".
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
Handbell choir restart -- We are ready and eager to resume the bell choir part of HPC's musical ministry -- won' you join us? We will begin working on music on October 9, 7 -- 8PM to offer in worship on November 3. If you need further information, contact Sarah Norman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 -- Ladies Night OUT -- On Tuesday, October 22 at 6PM we will meet at D'Angelo's Restaurant at 7995 Darrow Road in Twinsburg. Call Bev Brownat 330-650-2712 for more information.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Men—August 14 Contact: Bill Homjak email@example.com
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.