At Hodges Church, worship is a time to celebrate God and his son, Jesus Christ. Through prayer, Biblical scripture, music, and teachings, our community of faith gathers to confirm and renew our mission. Visitors are always welcome to join our caring congregation. Each week a blended contemporary and traditional service includes a wide variety of music selections for the purpose of giving glory to God. A time for children is a significant part of each service as our ministry to children is of utmost importance to our members and community.
On the first Sunday of each month and other special services, The Lord’s Supper or Holy Communion is served at both services. Presbyterians invite all who worship with us to participate in communion.
On the fourth Sunday of each month, a “Hearts & Hands offering” is received. The purpose of the offering is to support a mutal ministry between the churches of the Presbytery of St. Augustine and churches from several denominations in Jamaica. Individuals and families who wish to participate in the offering should place a canister or receptacle on the table where meals are eaten. Each person places two cents per meal in the receptacle. The accumulated money is brought to the church and received as an offering on the fourth Sunday of each month. A great way to get your child and family involved in helping others.
We sincerely hope you will visit our church and become a part of the unique relationship of fellow Christians.
Music in Worship
We believe that the purpose of music in worship is grounded in Scripture as found in Colossians 3:16-17:
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts unto God. And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
We seek to glorify God through our corporate and individual offerings of praise and to encourage one another through the beauty of creative music to the His Glory alone.
We strive to make our music ministries accessible to all who wish to participate and welcome persons of all ages and achievements to find an area of musical ministry which best matches their expressive and creative abilities.
We desire fellowship through music of all genres and celebrate the gift of music from all ages as a witness to the power of God in the lives of people changed by the good news of grace through our risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Hodges Boulevard Presbyterian Church is a body of believers with a Reformed perspective of our Christian walk. Guided by our elected Elders and lead by our Pastor, we seek to build a body of disciples who continue the work of Christ’s love of the world through service and mission. We are encouraged in this work through weekly worship, and music is a creative force through which our Lord’s message of love and grace is proclaimed and experienced.
HBPC is unique among many Christian assemblies in that we have a “dual format” of worship styles; contemporary praise as well as Reformed traditional. As diverse as the local Body of Christ is, so too is our music. Our contemporary praise music incorporates the latest compositions including unique individual interpretations of Christian and pop music in our dynamic worship experiences. Our traditional service uses music of varied styles and backgrounds, including classical, baroque, country gospel, contemporary pop, and hymn standards of the church as experiences of praise and teaching.
Both musical genres at HBPC draw upon the unique talents of our local church and as such serve as a personal testimony in song. While we strive for excellence in our musical offerings, we first seek to offer music which is well prepared, original and testimonial to God’s grace; not to serve as entertainment or as a “commercial” feature of worship. Music at HBPC is a personal experience and we delight in the gifts of our musicians of all ages and levels of ability.