• Rolling River Rampage VBS 2018

    VBS 2018 

    July 9-13

    9:00 a.m. - Noon 

    Ages 4 - 5th grade
    (Must be 4 yrs old by January 1, 2018) 

    Register now! Interested in volunteering? Register as a volunteer. 6th-12th volunteer to be crew?Contact Debbie Abbott (call or text 521-9491)

     

    Vacation Bible School Help Wanted!!! 

    1.  Extra People needed on Monday and Tuesday to help with Morning Registration (8:30-9:30) and afternoon Check Out (11:30-12:15). We will have training for this group of people at a date to be determined.

    2.  Adult Crew Leader

    Time Commitment:  8:30-12:15 each day

    Responsibilities:  Help supervise and direct Youth Crew Leaders and give direction and supervision where necessary.

  • Senior High Mission Trip
    Image result for Appalachia Service ProjectSenior High Mission Trip to Appalachia Service Project

    (July 15-21st)

    Help Wanted and Encouragers Needed!!!

    People willing to supply and put together 2 First Aid Kits. Each kit needs to include: Bee sting kit, Sting relief pen, Baking soda, Tylenol, Advil, Bandaids (small and BIG), Gauze, Saline wound cleanser, First aid tape, Hydrocortisone cream, Sunscreen, Calamine or Caladryl lotion, Benadryl, Hand sanitizer, Wasp spray 

     

    14 Nail Aprons before June 22nd that the youth can decorate at their meeting on June 23rd

     

    14 adults who would like to text, facebook, Instagram, or call a designated mission worker on our team to exchange photos, news, and more.   

     

    If you are interested in helping with any of these projects, please contact Debbie Abbott by email or phone.

  • PNC Forum – Analysis Report

    The PNC would like to thank all the members of HBPC who attended the forum on Sunday, June 10, at 10:00 a.m. to hear Rev. Dr. Cynthia M. Benz present the Analysis Report. If you weren't able to attend the forum, then you can view the Analysis report by clicking the following link: View/Download the Analysis Report

  • Reception June 24

    Our beloved Office Professional (AKA, "the one who really knows what's going on"), Sandy Palmer, will be joining the ranks of retirees soon; her last day in the Hodges Church office is June 28. We, obviously, will not be able to let her go without appropriately celebrating and giving thanks for her many years of service with us! To that end, we will have a lovely reception in Sandy's honor during the Sunday School hour, 10:00-11:00 a.m., on Sunday, June 24. Please put this in ink on your calendars and plan to come and share the love with this cherished friend, whom we will miss more than words can say, as we send her off with our deep appreciation and best wishes.

  • Middle School Cross Mission Trip Forms Due

    Debbie Abbott needs your registration and health insurance form and Herrin-Johnson forms turned in ASAP!  On the Herrin-Johnson request for $150, if you have already paid your $50, this is all that you will need.  Please turn these forms in at the front office.

  • Betty’s Buddies

    Taziki's Mediterranean CafeIn July, Betty's Buddies will meet on the 3rd Thursday, July 19th.  Lunch will be at Taziki Mediterranean Restaurant at 14035 Beach Blvd.  Taziki is located near the Regal Cinema.

     

    Questions? Contact Lynn Holmes 904-525-2134.

  • June 1st is beginning of hurricane season

    Jacksonville's Emergency Preparedness and the National Hurricane Center Hurricane Preparation website/links are included below:

     

    http://www.coj.net/departments/fire-and-rescue/docs/emergency-preparedness/coj-hurricane-guide-2017-aprvd-client-hr 

     

    https://www.weather.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness

  • Position Available – Director of Youth

    Hodges Boulevard Presbyterian Church, is looking for an energetic person, passionate about ministry with youth and with experience in creating/directing multi-faceted programs for youth. Responsibilities include planning events & group activities; conferences & mission trips; visiting youth & their families; organizing & implementing educational programs; & recruiting volunteers. 

     

    Required: a lifestyle demonstrating an understanding of the grace of Christ, the love of God, & importance of peace & unity in the church; a firm understanding of the Reformed tradition of the Christian faith with previous relevant experience including social networking and previous church employment and/or evidence of relevant work.   

     

    Forward your resume, with a cover letter including your Statement of Faith, to MH at Hodges Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 4140 Hodges Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL  32224 or to mhixjax2017@gmail.com; Subject: YOUTH;   NO phone calls, please.

  • Youth Director Search Update

    UPDATE FROM THE YOUTH DIRECTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE: We are continuing to work through many avenues to find the person God is preparing for us. While we have used numerous tools (public website job board, surrounding Presbytery job boards, local colleges, Presbyterian affiliated colleges and universities in surrounding states) we are disappointed at the limited response of qualified candidates.

     

    If you know of anyone whose qualifications match our needs, please have them check out the posting and send their resume to us.

     

    We are exploring working with a consulting firm, recommended to us by a pastor in this Presbytery, who specializes in assisting churches with staffing needs.

     

    We ask that you continue to pray for us.

    Marie Hix

  • Church Life App

    Do you have a Smart Phone?   Would you like to have instant connection to our Membership Directory? This "smart" directory allows you to view a member's picture, home address, email address and phone numbers; "click" to send a message, an email, and even click address to get a map! 

     

    Our Deacon moderator Mark Johnson requested each deacon download this App, and now he wants every member who has the app to update it with a picture to assist deacons in member recognition. 

     

    Each member can update our member database by changing addresses, phone numbers and adding his/her picture. A change request is submitted and reviewed by our office professional who accepts the change to our system. 

     

    Here are the easy steps: (1) Download the app Church Life from your App Store on your phone, (2) Email our administrator Margaret Fulton mfulton827@gmail.com  who will give you a password.   Once you login the first time with your email and your password, the app saves it, so you don't have to bother again. The App uses the church database powered by ACS Technologies, the number one leader in church software. There are different security levels, and member logins use only the basic information that you see in our printed directory.

  • Spares, Pairs and anyone who Dares!

    Fellowship Hall Sunday mornings at 10:00. Join us for a RightNow Media study based on the Epistles of John led by evangelist Tony Evans which begins this Sunday — study, conversation, and friendship. Comfortable Christianity often means a weak Christianity. In this study on John’s three letters, Dr. Tony Evans challenges Christians who have grown
    comfortable and complacent in their faith. Fellowship with God is the essence of our faith, and Tony walks through 1, 2 & 3 John to paint a picture of love, obedience, and truth. In a world that hates Jesus, we are called to love Him and His people with a fierce love.

  • Beaches Mission House Clinic

    Medical Donations are accepted at the homeless shelter located at Shetler Ave, Jax Beach. That facility supports the homeless population by providing both medical services by volunteers and evening dinner meals prepared by volunteers. Our church serves dinner at the Beaches Mission House on the third Monday evening of each month. But did you know that unopened, prescription drugs may be donated also if within expiration date? So rather than throw away surplus drug refills, consider a donation to the shelter. According to Kat, donations of medical supplies/Rx can be dropped off Monday - Friday between 9am - 5pm. For more information phone Kat 241-7340. 

  • Men! Bibles and Bagels begins a new study!

    Do you know what October 31, 2017 was? Well, yes, it was Halloween. More importantly to us Presbyterians, it marked the 500 year anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation! This event is being celebrated throughout Europe.

     

    Bagels and Bibles, the early morning men’s study group, is studying the formative Reformation movement using “The Reformation for Armchair Theologians” by Glenn Sunshine, a readable, narrative story written for lay audiences. We will study the history, causes, theologies and results of the Reformation. We will study some of the familiar, early leaders of this period, such as, Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Knox and others.

     

    Join us early morning, 7:00 a.m., mid-week for bagels, coffee, some energizing discussions and Christian fellowship in the Fellowship Hall to share and learn a little about the history and formation of our Presbyterian faith. We will have you out and on your way by 8:00. You are sure to be blessed!

  • The 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

     

    NO CARDBOARD BOXES

    **NO SHREDDED PAPER---NO LONGER ACCEPTED**

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