“BE HAPPY IN THE MOMENT, THAT’S ENOUGH.
EACH MOMENT IS ALL WE NEED, NOT MORE.”
~ MOTHER TERESA
We’d love to have you at our Sunday worship services. If not in person, then live on your computer screen. You can do this by clicking on the below link below at 10:00 am Sunday mornings. If you have internet access, your computer should do the rest. If you can’t join us live, you can still watch the service anytime later during the week.
If this doesn’t work, then copy the above address into the address line of your web. Hope to see you there!
|Please consider volunteering to assist in the nursery, or with Children's Worship, and/or give the Children's Moment during worship. For Nursery (toddlers through Kindergarten) or Children’s Worship (1st – 5th) you will be another adult to help. Thank you for helping with our children!
Contact Malinda at firstname.lastname@example.org to for more information or to volunteer.
|The Egg Hunt, the craft tables and a few of the Journey through Holy Week tents are still in need of people. Please consider helping on April 8, 4 – 6 pm in one of these areas. Call Malinda Harris for more information 904-223-6922. We appreciate all who have contributed candy, but we could still use more!|
Order an Easter Lily in dedication of someone this Easter. The flowers will be used to decorate the sanctuary on Easter Sunday. The cost is $12 per plant and the deadline to order is April 3. Flowers may be picked up immediately following the Easter Sunday service on April 9.
We will be collecting our special PCUSA offering on April 2. These funds are used to provide relief from natural disasters, food for the hungry, and support for the poor and oppressed.
The Oneblood bus will be in the church parking lot collecting blood donations. If you are interested in donating contact Tim Keeley for an appointment at email@example.com.
Director of Christian Education Update
Know that our church has formed a committee led by Dan Gutshall who is hard at work on finding and hiring a new Director of Christian Education to communicate God's love to our wonderful children, tweens, teens and adults. If you have any input or suggestions, please email Dan: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Does anyone have a Karaoke machine the Fellowship Committee can use? If so, please contact Wezi Blunt at email@example.com or Kathy Cockerham at firstname.lastname@example.org.|
Maundy Thursday Service
Thursday, April 6, 7 pm in the sanctuary, Jesus invites us all to remember the Last Supper, come to his table, receive from our Lord, and worship the God who gives so much for us!
The Bible Year
1st & 3rd Wednesday Night Programs
Next upcoming program:
7:00 pm Fellowship Hall
We’ve challenged our church family to read through the Bible in 2023. You will not leave the journey the same. One of the ways we’d like to help you toward the goal is the Wednesday night teachings. Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 7 pm, we’ll offer an overview of a biblical book, starting with Genesis, so our reading makes more sense: Who wrote the biblical book? When? Why? We’ll examine these questions and the scripture that illustrates the answers. Come, learn, grow, be transformed!
Bible Year 2023
This week's reading:
1 Samuel 1-24
An important part of this 2023 Bible Year Challenge is talking to others about what you have read. Sharing your insights, questions, and “aha” moments may help others in their understanding of the Word. At this time we have the following options for discussion groups:
9:00 am Sundays - Sunrise Room
11:10 am Sundays - Fellowship Hall - Childcare provided until noon
10:00 am Wednesdays - Sanctuary – Women’s Discussion Group
Is there another time that you and/or others would like to have a discussion group? Contact Debbie Braden at email@example.com or (904)514-5549.
Various session teams need tangible items over and above their budget to enhance their ministry. If you would like to help with gifts over above your regular giving, please click here for the Hodges Amazon Wish List.
Enjoying preschool activities before we go on spring break.
Kimberly K. Welch
HBPC Preschool Director
We lost the names for distribution of the Deacon Prayer Chain and are unable to recover them. Gale Keeley has graciously offered to rebuild the list, but she needs email addresses for inputs. If you’d like to receive the prayer chain messages and have not been receiving them in the past few weeks, please email a request to Gale to be restored to the distribution list: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, November 13 was Dedication Sunday where we gave our estimates of giving to God, prayerfully considering how much God gives to us. We want Hodges to be a church that engages God in worship, service, evangelism, prayer, devotion, and giving. Your generosity directly supports our community outreach, as well as many other services and programs. We pray you will be generous in giving to our church in the upcoming year. Those of you who haven't done so yet, please submit your estimate of giving card online. May God bear fruit from our abundant gifts to our church!
YOUR GIFTS - SERVING GOD - CHANGING LIVES
We are so happy to let everyone know one of our homeless now has his own apartment!
We were blessed to feed 376 clients, 161 homeless and helped 8 families with rent and utilities in February thanks to your donations. The needs in Arlington continue to grow and we are grateful for your monetary support and gifts of food.
Pantry needs are: tuna in pouches/pop-tops, Vienna sausage, canned pasta, canned tomatoes, canned fruit, jelly, breakfast bars, and Ritz/Saltine crackers.
We are updating all our volunteer records. If you are actively supporting an event or ministry with your time and energy, we thank you. The first step in updating is to have all volunteers go to our website and read our Volunteer Handbook of Policies and Procedures and the Sexual Misconduct Policies and Procedures for HBPC found at this link https://hbpcusa.org/serve/volunteer-handbook. Once you have gone over the information in these handbooks, please fill out and submit the confirmation.