Upcoming at HPC:
Angel Tree -- We are blessed to have a wide variety of local mission partners who not only serve those in need, but share the love and grace of the Gospel. This year our Angel Tree will be collecting gift cards for Akron Pregnancy Services, Rahab Ministries, and the Salvation Army. You can take a tag from the Christmas Tree outside of the Church office to select what ministry you wish to support through a gift card. We give the cards to the organizations for them to give to those in need in the name of our Lord Jesus.
2019 Christmas Cookie Baking Event -- This annual time of Christmas Cooking Baking which is lead by our Children's Minstry is December 14th, from 1PM -- 3PM. This event is open to all, and will take place in the Fellowship Hall as we cut, bake, and frost sugar cookies! Please bring your own take home container. All other materials will be provided. There will also be a silent auction of filled Christmas stocking for our Youth Ministry Summer Mission Trip. Please plant o join us. You can register at the Welcome Table outside of the Sanctuary or by e-mailing Susan Buerlen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Morning Study -- ADULT SUNDAY STUDY Because of Bethlehem by Max Lucado--join us as you are for some or all of this 4-session video Bible study exploring how the One who made everything chose to make himself nothing for us. The divine Jesus was completely and genuinely human! Because of Bethlehem, we no longer have a tally of wrongs against us, just grace to cover them. We have the promise that God is always near us, always for us, always within us--and that we have a friend and Savior in heaven. Long after the carolers go home and the lights are down, these promises endure. Facilitated by Sarah Norman. Join us for pastry and hot beverages in Fellowship Hall for these topics introduced by video and followed by group discussion:
Dec. 1: God Has a Face
Dec.8: Worship Works Wonders
Dec. 15: God Guides the Wise
Dec. 22: Every Heart a Manger
Bring a pen, your favorite Bible, and your favorite Christmas mug for your hot beverage. Each session will begin at 9:30 and continue until 10:20.
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.