Upcoming at HPC:
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.
55+ Alive -- This Friday, November 15th, at 7PM in the Fellowship Hall/You are asked to bring photos of yourself as a baby or young child. You may bring several of different ages. They can be framed or unframed and any sIze. Just be sure your name isn’t on the front. Please put the photos in unmarked envelopes. We will spread them out on long tables and then have a contest to see who can identify the most pictures. Cider, coffee, donuts and treats will be served. What could be better than fun, food snd good fellowship? We hope to see you there!
Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes Packing Party -- We will be having a BIG Packing Party from 3 - 5PM this Sunday, November 17th. Please stop by to help in the fun. Let us do our best to share the love of Jesus with the world through these simple gifts. If you are packing your own box to drop off, it must be turned in by 5PM this Sunday.
Congregational Meeting November 17th after the 10:30AM service -- All Members are invited to stay for a Congregational meeting as the Session would like to share an announcement with the Congregation.
A Special Sunday morning at HPC. On November 24th we will be only having the 10:30AM service, as it is our Advent Preparation Day. We will leave worship to head to the Fellowship Hall for a Church family lunch, followed by a time of decorating. The Children will be rehearsing for the Kids Pageant. It will be a fun day of fellowship and preparing our hearts to celebrate the first coming of Jesus, as we await the second.
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.
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.