Hodges Boulevard Presbyterian Church


Hello, faithful friends!


It was so good to be with you in worship and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did - all thanks be to God! I especially loved getting to meet so many of you and very much look forward to getting to know you much better in the coming months. In the meantime, I am VERY grateful to all who are wearing their name tags!


There are two big events (and one big reminder) on our agenda for the coming week:

  1. Wednesday Night Supper, aka B.E.A.C.H. Nite, resumes tomorrow night and I am slated to be your "program."  I'll share some information about who I am, my background and experience as an interim pastor, in particular, and I hope you'll come with questions you're curious about.  This should be a lot of fun!
  2. Sunday, September 24, we will also resume **2 SERVICES**, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m., and in case there is any doubt or confusion, we will be in the sanctuary. 
  3. Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. will be our Anniversary Celebration--YAY!!  Please plan to join us and celebrate the life and history of this vital congregation.  The 2:00 worship will be followed by a lovely reception in the Fellowship Hall.  Be there or be square!

So far, I have figured out one thing about this church family:  it is very active and highly functional (okay, that's two things...).  The last few weeks have been eventful, and I'm looking forward to the history we will create together.  We are going to work hard but we are also going to have a terrific time doing it!


I look forward to seeing you whenever we gather together in fellowship and worship of God!






"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord,

"plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."

 B.E.A.C.H. Nite Sept. 27   

Remember to sign up for dinner: 5:15pm

Taco Bar and Salad, Dessert



Sign up on the form in the worship guide or call the office


Program for Children through 5th grade in Room 1 at 6:30 pm

Adult Program at 6:30 pm "Just Ask Cindy" to get to know our new transitional pastor Dr. Cynthia M. Benz.



The Celebration will be Sunday, September 24th at 2:00 pm.  Tom Borland, Laurie Furr-Vancini, and Joe Albright will join us for a special afternoon of worship and remembering.



September 24th

2:00 pm






3:30-6:00 pm

HBPC Fall Festival on the grounds.  Invite friends and neighbors, bring your grandkids, and join us for food, fun, prizes, games galore and activities for all ages--and everything is FREE!

We will need to borrow some canopies.  And when we near October 21st we will ask for donations for the Cake Walk.  Chris Cavan needs to know if you or your group would like a specific booth.  If you would like to volunteer or need more information, contact Chris Cavan 904-642-0147



Children's Sunday Morning Ministry


9:00 & 11:00 following Time for Children

Little Lambs:  Toddlers through Kindergarten

Faith Trek:  1st-5th Grades

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

PreK-2nd Graders

3rd-5th Graders





9/19        Evening Circle 7:00 p.m.

               Stewardship Ministry Team 7:00 p.m.

9/20        Bibles & Bagels 7:00 a.m.

               Women's Bible Study 9:15 a.m.

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

               Traditions Choir 6:30 pm; Praise Band 7:30 pm

9/21        Nominating Committee 7:00 p.m.

9/24        9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. services resume

               10:00 a.m. Education Hour

               2:00 p.m. 25th Anniversary Celebration


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



September 24th



Side by Side"


Psalm 105:1-6, 45b

Philippians 1:21-30


Dr. Cynthia M. Benz



Please let the office know if you would like a new name tag.


We will be glad to order a new nametag for you. 








Your help is needed:


If you set a thermostat down while using the sanctuary, please, remember to turn it to 70 before you leave.



Bibles & Bagels

Men's Bible Study

Begins 9/13

7:00 am

Fellowship Hall

"The Screwtape Letters"


Women's Bible Study

Begins 9/13

9:15 am

Fellowship Hall




ACS Needs:


Powdered Milk

Toilet Paper

Coffee / Tea


Canned Potatoes

Tomato sauce / paste


Canned Yams

Canned Pumpkin




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 in the Fellowship Hall


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 place bags of shredded paper into the recycling bin!)


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Hodges Blvd Presbyterian Church!

4140 Hodges Blvd.,

Jacksonville, FL  32224
 phone:  904-223-6922  

fax:  904 337-4341 

email:  hodges@hbpcusa.org