EACH MOMENT IS ALL WE NEED, NOT MORE.”
~ MOTHER TERESA
We would like to invite
the women of HBPC
Presbyterian Women's Annual Christmas Gathering
Saturday, December 7
- Food & fun will be provided.
- Bring a wrapped ornament for the ornament exchange.
- Please join us for fellowship with your PW friends.
Begins January 1, 2020
We are excited to offer a Monday–Friday 8:30- 2:30 Pre-K / Transitional Kindergarten class for the 2020-2021 school year. This class will be for 4–5 year old children.
HBPC members (parents or grandparents) receive priority registration to the preschool along with many other benefits. The deadline is January 17, 2019. Please contact the preschool at 904-254-7304.
Purchase your poinsettia to honor someone you love. They will be used to decorate the sanctuary for Christmas and may be taken home after the Christmas Eve service. Please fill out the insert in your bulletin or stop by the church office.The cost is $10 each.
We are still in need of a host home for the youth Christmas Party! If you would like to provide the space contact Dakota at 904-223-6922.
December 12, 2019
5096 Big Island Dr Jacksonville, FL 32246
Contact Lynn Holmes 904-524-2134 or Mary Blanchard 904-619-6378
There will be only one
10:00 am worship service on:
Bagels and Bibles, the Wednesday morning men’s study, is starting a study of Great Themes of the Bible by W. Eugene March. This study begins Wednesday, November 19, at 7 am.
Join us for bagels, coffee, energizing discussions and Christian fellowship in the Fellowship Hall. You will be out by 8 am. You are sure to be blessed! Contact George Ross with any questions (904) 477-1578.
HBPC is participating in The Salvation Army Angel Tree program. The “Angel Tree” will be set up in the narthex full of Angels to be sponsored beginning November 24.
If you want to participate:
- Select an Angel.
- Sign your name and phone number on the Sponsor Log beside the number of your Angel.
- Take your a bag and follow the instructions.
- Bring the filled bag back to the narthex no later than Sunday, December 8.
Instead of raking leaves, let’s put leaves on the tree, the Tree of Thanks. During the month of November you are invited to pick a leaf each week before or after worship (or both) and write on it something or someone you are thankful for, then clip it to the tree. As you prepare yourself for worship, take a moment to offer a prayer of thanksgiving to God for whatever or whomever you wrote on your leaf.
“I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart;will tell of all your wonderful deeds.” - Psalm 9:1 (NIV)
Nov. 6, 13, 20 and Dec. 4 at 9:15 am
Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive
By Thom S. Rainer
In this study we will look at the 10 contributing factors that lead to the death of a church. More importantly we will look at the 12 ways to keep ours alive and thriving. Join us for this forward-thinking examination of our own church and what we can do to give it fresh energy and focus for the future. Questions? Call or text Debbie Abbott at 904-521-9491. Reserve your book now!
We were blessed to feed 361 clients this month and helped 13 with rent/JEA. As we approach the holidays we are asking for donations to help those less fortunate in our area.
Our needs are: Hamburger Helper, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin, canned meats, canned pasta, pasta sauce, Jiffy corn bread mix, snacks, mixed vegetables, and canned potatoes.
Thank you for all you do!
Thank you to all that volunteered and attended our Fall Festival!
For many years Hodges has participated with The Salvation Army in the Angel Tree program to bring joy to needy children at Christmas. The Outreach Committee is looking for someone to take over the coordination of the program this year. The Angel Tree program runs from mid-November through mid-December. Written instructions will be provided and former coordinators will be on hand to assist with questions. This is a very rewarding ministry. If interested please call Carolyn Wohlwend at 904-821-0400.
HBPC has donated over $6,800 to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance for relief work in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian. Thank you for your donations.
Your gifts . . serving God . . . changing the world.
2019-2020 Events for 3rd-5th Graders
Sunday, December 15
4:30 to 7:00 Progressive Christmas Dinner
TBD MOSH Planetarium and Ice Cream Sundaes
TBD Ice Skating
TBD Mystery Party
TBD Velocity or Rebounderz
TBD Swim Party (Who wants to lend us a pool?)
TBD DeLeon Springs Park & Pancake House
9:00-12:00 Vacation Bible School
More information to follow as dates, times and places are locked in. Questions? Call Debbie at 904-223-6922.
Our Nursery is in need of new equipment. Please stop by the "Wish List" on the bulletin board outside their room. Your help in updating our Nursery is greatly appreciated!
As hurricane season has officially started, the HBPC family needs to start thinking about preparations again this year. Clink the link below to view the City of Jacksonville's 2019-2020 Preparedness Guide.
It has come to our attention that we need to be careful not to place plastic of any kind into our paper recycle bin in the parking lot. One specific example mentioned was the little plastic windows on mailing envelopes can spoil a batch of paper being recycled. It only takes one small piece of plastic to ruin a batch. Please be careful and ensure that if you have any envelopes with the plastic window that you remove it before placing the paper in the bin.
Also, the Times-Union recently ran an article about recycling. One item that we have mentioned before, and to remind you of again, is to remove all paper labels from metal cans before recycling the cans. Similar to above, a paper label can ruin a batch of recycled metal. And, we have the perfect place for those labels, yep, our recycling bin!
Thanks for your efforts in keeping our bin full of recyclable paper only.