EACH MOMENT IS ALL WE NEED, NOT MORE.”
~ MOTHER TERESA
Angel Tree gifts are due this coming Sunday.
Contact Carolyn Wohlwend with questions:904-821-0400.
All women are invited to the Presbyterian Women's Christmas Gathering Saturday, December 8, 2018 11:30 a.m.
Luncheon and Ornament Exchange
Sunday, December 16
10:00 a.m. Worship Service
Sunday, December 23
10:00 a.m. Worship Service
Monday, December 24
6:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Service
Sunday, December 30
10:00 a.m. Worship Service
Lessons & Carols
In handling end of year contributions, the general rule is that a contribution is effective when delivered. This means that a check deposited in the church offering in January of 2019 cannot be deducted in 2018, even if it is backdated in 2018. One exception—checks that are mailed and postmarked in 2018 are deductible even though not received until 2019.
December 13, 2018
5096 Big Island Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32246
We will meet at the church at 10:45 a.m. and carpool to the restaurant.
Contact Lynn Holmes at 904-524-2134
or Mary Blanchard at 904-619-6378
Christmas Cantata Worship Experience Sunday, December 16
Join us for one service at 10:00 a.m. for our Christmas Cantata Worship Experience! After a time of corporate worship in song, the musicians of our church will present "Joy In This Place." All our musicians and volunteers will join together in this special presentation of God's Word in song, recounting the story of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and God's love for us.
If you are interested in singing with us, it is not too late! Contact William Broyles, Director of Music Ministries at 904-742-6672.
God Lifts the Lowly
During this holy season of Advent, we are invited to pray and contemplate with Mary in her Song of Praise — the Magnificat — found in Luke 1:46-53.
This year’s devotional is very
special. The paintings and poems are the work of Andrew Weatherly, a young Presbyterian man born with Down syndrome, who uses his gifts to raise awareness of the capabilities of those with special needs. The rest of the text — reflections and prayers for each day of Advent — is the joint work of Donna Frischknecht Jackson, pastor and editor of Presbyterians Today and sister to a man with special needs, and Krin Van Tatenhove, also a pastor who is father to a special-needs son. With great love and joy, Andrew, Donna and Krin bring God’s might and Mary’s “yes!” to life in powerful new ways.
Perfect for congregations, families and individuals, each day provides a Scripture excerpt, meditation and prayer to deepen the Advent experience.
If you would like to order your copy of Presbyterians Today 2018 Advent Devotional please contact the church office by November 1, 2018. The cost is $3.50 per book for orders less than 10 and $2.50 per book for orders of 10 or more books.
Eight 3rd - 5th graders, our Tweens , had a wonderful time bowling at Bowl America on Sunday, November 4! We thank Todd and Lori Bergeron and Ann Marie Newland for chaperoning this afternoon of fellowship and good exercise!
Reminders: 12/9 Holiday Home Gathering @Harkness’ - please RSVP on GroupMe - more details to come. If you would like to help out and provide a meal for the youth on a Sunday evening please click the link below.
Contact Kimberly Ross at 904-631-7727 with any questions or to be added to the GroupMe list.
Bibles & Bagels, the early morning men’s group, is starting a new 6-week series. We will be studying about Advent, Christmas and Epiphany to better prepare us for the season. We begin November 20 and end January 2. (We will not meet during Christmas week.)
There is no book to buy and each session will stand-alone. Join us at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesdays for bagels, coffee, and some energizing discussions. You will be out and on your way by 8:00 a.m.
Contact George Ross with questions: 904-223-4284.
Help support the youth of Hodges Boulevard by feeding them on Sunday nights at Youth Group! They like tacos, pasta, burgers, fried chicken, sandwiches, and just about anything else you can think of! Food is served at 5:55 pm from the kitchen for about 15 people. The church will provide all paper products and flatware. There is ice and lemonade available although you are welcome to bring another drink if you would like.
If this sounds like the ministry for you, then click on the link below and sign up for a date that works for you!
Currently we have a need for November 18, 2018. If you have any questions, contact Lauren Grady at 904-509-1619.
Good Morning! This is the Pastor Nominating Committees -fifth update.
The follow are a few facts:
45 PIFs have been received to date
45 PIFs have been printed and distributed to the team to date
45 PIFs have been reviewed and rated
A small handful have been held for further review, –an even smaller handful were sent supplemental questions to answer and provide more information about themselves.
We are currently praying and reviewing the answers. We all haven’t heard the Angels sing yet.
From this point forward we will be exploring other avenues.
So AGAIN we ask that you Pray for us in finding the Pastor that GOD already has chosen for our church
Thank you for listening and your time
Please sign-in at the front desk when visiting the church during Preschool hours (8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.). If you do not have your name badge, a visitor tag will be issued while you are here. This is a state requirement for our Preschool licensing and we appreciate your cooperation.
Please contact the church office if you are interested in helping out. Available slots are Monday - Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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.
Arlington Community Services is in need of the following items: Canned potatoes, Hamburger Helper, Pasta sides, Milk packets, Travel size toiletries, Bar soap, Ramen Noodles, Jiffy Mix, Toilet paper
Drop your donations in the blue bins in the church office. Thanks you for your help!
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) urges your support for those affected by Hurricane Florence. PDA is delivering immediate aid to those impacted by Hurricane Florence on the eastern seaboard of the United States. Initial assessments suggest catastrophic destruction, but the full scope of the damage will not be known for many months.The storm’s path is cutting across areas still recovering from Hurricane Matthew (2016). While these winds and waters have meant loss and destruction, the work of PDA might become, as the Psalmist says, “a river whose streams make glad the city of God.”PDA is deploying teams to affected presbyteries to meet with Presbyterian and community leadership to assist in coordinating relief efforts and mucking out homes and churches. After initial needs are addressed, PDA will remain—providing spiritual emotional care and Long Term Recovery to address unmet needs of those impacted. Through your prayerful gifts we draw hope out of the chaos.
Click here to make your donation: https://pma.pcusa.org/donate/make-a-gift/gift-info/DR000194/
The link to our Ministry Information Form (MIF):
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 cover letter including your Statement of Faith to firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE FROM THE DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRIES 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.
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 email@example.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.