Hodges Blvd. Presbyterian Church

November 14, 2017



Notice of Special Called Congregational Meeting


There will be a Special Called Meeting of the Congregation for the

Election of Officers on Sunday, November 19th, at 10:15 a.m. in the sanctuary 




Dear Hodges Friends,


You know how I encourage you each week in worship to read all the announcements in the bulletin?  We do have so many cool things going on around here and we want to make sure you know what they are so you won't miss them!  Let me share with you a few things coming up in the next week that I think will be of interest to you:

  • Tomorrow night, November 15, will be the last B.E.A.C.H. Nite for 2017.  Come and enjoy food and fellowship with your church family!
  • This Sunday, November 19, at 10:15 a.m., there will be a congregational meeting in the sanctuary to elect new officers to the Session and Diaconate.  Please come and exercise your right to vote.
  • Also, this Sunday, we will be introducing a new member to the congregation at both worship services.  YAY!  Please be with us so you can greet your newest family member!  


One last item of information: Although I will still be sending an E-Blast message next week, I will be on vacation spending Thanksgiving with our family in Portland, OR. I hope to see you this Sunday and to hug your neck and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, because ....  








Stewardship Update through 11/14/2017


Pledging Units









Stayed the same







$ 74,900

$ 58,600





$ 42,220


Total So Far








 B.E.A.C.H. Nite Nov. 15th


Remember to sign up for dinner:

Baked Potato Bar with Goodies

Mini Salad Bar



Sign up for dinner by calling the office by Tuesday afternoon.


"How are gratitude and contentment connected?  

When is enough, enough." 


As we enter the Thanksgiving and Advent seasons, these two attitudes are very important in how we celebrate family and the birth of our Lord.  Let's talk!

November 15th last B.E.A.C.H. Nite until January 11th.



Please Return your Gift Box

no later than Sunday, November 19th

The boxes must be delivered on Sunday to the organization that is shipping them. Please help by returning your box to the church office before Sunday or bring on Sunday.

Thank you!



 Get Your Angel from the tree!


Hodges Boulevard Presbyterian Church is participating again this year with The Salvation Army in the Angel Tree program, and the "Angel Tree" will be set up in the Narthex full of "Angels" to be sponsored beginning November 19th. This is a wonderful program and your chance to bring a little joy to a boy and/or girl at Christmas. If you are interested in sponsoring an Angel, here is what you need to do:

  • Select an Angel from the Angel Tree  
  • Sign your name and phone number on the Sponsor Log beside the number listed on your Angel  
  • Take your Angel and a bag and follow the instructions  
  • Bring the filled bag back to the Narthex no later than Sunday, December 10th

Thank you for participating in this very worthwhile program. Questions? Call Carolyn Wohlwend, 821-0400.





The Music Ministry Needs

Your Prayers & Support!

Friends, the Music Ministry at HBPC welcomes gifts of time and talent in the worship of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Our Praise Band and Traditions Choir are comprised of volunteers who love to come together for fellowship around God's music and to sing praises to His name, and we presently have (3) long-term needs for a volunteer Choir Accompanist (piano / voice) for the Traditions Services (which may include special church holidays), a Praise Band Drummer, and an additional Projectionist Team member, both for the Family Service.  To learn more about the requirements for these important worship music positions please contact William Broyles anytime at 904-742-5572.



HBPC's TRADITIONS CHOIR will present each Sunday of Advent excerpts from Handel's "Messiah", from the Christmas section of this famous oratorio. Don't miss this special offering of musical praise as these selections speak to the prophecies of old and foretell the wonderful tidings God has in store for His people through His Son Jesus, or Lord and Savior. Peace be with you!





11/14      Staff Meeting 11:30 a.m.

               Stewardship Ministry Team 7:00 p.m.

11/15      Bibles & Bagels 7:00 a.m.; Women's Bible Study 9:15 a.m.

               Maryellen's class 4:30 p.m.

               B.E.A.C.H. Nite Dinner 5:30 p.m.

               Traditions Choir Rehearsal 6:00 p.m.

               Programming for all following dinner 6:30 p.m.

11/16      Presbytery Educators Meeting 10:30 a.m.

               Preschool Lunch Bunch 10:30 a.m.

               Heatherglen HOA 6:30 p.m.

               Stated Session Meeting 7:00 p.m.

11/17      Bus to Symphony 9:00 a.m.; Preschool Lunch Bunch 10:30 a.m.

               Russian Fellowship 6:00 p.m.

11/18      Clerk of Session Training 9:00 a.m.  MPCC

11/19      Worship 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

               Congregational Meeting 10:15 a.m.; Senior Hi Youth 6:00 p.m.

11/23-24 OFFICE CLOSED Thanksgiving Holiday


Miscellaneous Information

  • Need a table in the narthex on Sunday morning to promote a project or cause?  Please coordinate with the office for a table.
  • You can listen to sermons online on our website:  www.hbpcusa.org 
  • Our latest newsletter (Church Key) www.hbpcusa.org is available on our website
  • Like us on Facebook:   Hodges Presbyterian Church  



November 19th


"The Unseen"


Psalm 107:1-9

Ephesians 1:15-19


Dr. Cynthia M. Benz





Tutor Volunteers



Volunteer Needed! Spend 2 hours any weekday, Monday thru Wednesday, tutoring students in grades K-5 or 6-12 from 3:30-5:30 pm. Or volunteer to lead a Book Club on Thursdays with a small group of students. A desire to help students succeed is our primary prerequisite. You can make a difference! Call Sue Goerbertus at Beaches Habitat for Humanity - Education Program - 904-595-5801 or email sue@beacheshabitat.org.


Background checks will be required.




Wednesday Mornings


Bibles & Bagels

Men's Bible Study

7:00 am

Fellowship Hall

"The Screwtape Letters"


Women's Bible Study

9:15 am

Fellowship Hall


Last Wednesday Study

for Women until

January 10th, 2018



Children's Sunday Morning Ministry


9:00 & 11:00 following Time for Children

Little Lambs:  Toddlers through Kindergarten in Nursery & Rm 1

Faith Trek:  1st-5th Grades in Fellowship Hall

10:00-10:50 -- Learn and Serve

PreK-2nd Graders in Rm 2

3rd-5th Graders in Rm 3



  Mid-Hi &


Youth Happenings



Sunday Morning

10:00 in Youth Room


Mid-Hi Youth Group 

Sunday Morning




Sunday Morning

10:00 Cry Room


Sunday Night

Sr-Hi Youth Group




 Housekeeping Issue

Your help is needed:

If you set a thermostat down while using the sanctuary, please, remember to turn it to

70 before you leave.



Medical Device  Loan Program


The Board of Deacons has a medical device loan coordination program.  Anyone in the Hodges Church family who has a need in borrow a medical device can contact the Deacons at:  


Do you have a device to loan?  Let the Deacons know and they'll share the detals.



Deacon Information

The Board of Deacons has a dedicated e-mail address.  if you would like to contact the board, or any member of the board, please e-mail your comment(s), concern(s), or any type of information you wish to send, to  deacons@hbpcusa.org


All e-mail is automatically forwarded upon receipt to the moderator for appropriate action.


Do not hesitate to contact any deacon, or send an e-mail to the above address if you feel the board can help meet a need.


The stated monthly meeting for the Board of Deacons is the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm.




paper recyclingThe Paper Recycling Bin is in the corner of our  parking lot.


The following items 

may be

placed in the bin:  

Newspapers, Magazines

Catalogs, Fax paper

School and Office paper

Notebooks, Folders, Mail



(Please do NOT place bags of shredded paper into the recycling bin!)



Thank you for reading this 

EBlast  from

Hodges Blvd Presbyterian Church!

4140 Hodges Blvd.,

Jacksonville, FL  32224
 phone:  904-223-6922  

fax:  904 337-4341 

email:  hodges@hbpcusa.org