• PW Christmas Gathering

    We would like to invite

    the women of HBPC

    to the

    Presbyterian Women's Annual Christmas Gathering

    Saturday, December 7

    11:30 am

    Fellowship Hall


    - Food & fun will be provided.

    - Bring a wrapped ornament for the ornament exchange.

    - Please join us for fellowship with your PW friends.

  • 2020-21 Preschool Registration

    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.

  • Poinsettias

    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.

  • Youth Activities

    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.





  • Betty’s Buddies

    Christmas Celebration

    December 12, 2019
    11:00 am
    Seasons 52
    5096 Big Island Dr Jacksonville, FL 32246


    Contact Lynn Holmes 904-524-2134 or Mary Blanchard 904-619-6378

  • One Service

    There will be only one

    10:00 am worship service on:

    December 15
    December 22
    December 29
  • Women’s Chorale

  • Service of Lessons and Carols

    December 15

    10:00 am





  • Men! Come, learn, and explore some of the great themes of the Bible!

    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.

  • The Salvation Army Angel Tree program

    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.

  • Tree of Thanks

    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)

  • New Women’s Bible Study
    Nov. 6, 13, 20 and Dec. 4 at 9:15 am

    Childcare provided

    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!


  • Arlington Community Services

    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!

  • HBPC Fall Festival
    Thank you to all that volunteered and attended our Fall Festival!















  • Angel Tree Coordinator Needed

    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.

  • Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Update

    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. 

  • Mark Your Calendars!

    2019-2020 Events for 3rd-5th Graders


    Sunday, December 15 

    4:30 to 7:00 Progressive Christmas Dinner


    January TBD 

    TBD MOSH Planetarium and Ice Cream Sundaes


    February TBD

    TBD Ice Skating


    March TBD 

    TBD Mystery Party


    April TBD 

    TBD Velocity or Rebounderz


    May TBD 

    TBD Swim Party (Who wants to lend us a pool?)


    June TBD

    TBD DeLeon Springs Park & Pancake House


    June 22-26 

    9:00-12:00 Vacation Bible School


    July 13-17 

    9:00-1:00 FLAME

    More information to follow as dates, times and places are locked in.  Questions?  Call Debbie at 904-223-6922.

  • Nursery Needs New Equipment

    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!







  • Hurricane Season – Emergency Preparedness Guide

    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.