September 26, 2017

Pastor Appreciation Dinner

Pastor James Strickland

Pastor Appreciation Dinner

Sunday, October 22nd
Following the Morning Worship Service

There will be a pastor appreciation dinner to honor our Pastor, Rev. James Strickland, immediately following the morning worship service on Sunday, October 22nd in the FLC. Please bring covered dishes, drinks, and desserts.       

Trunk or Treat

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Trunk or Treat

Tuesday, October 31st  6:00 PM

Each year more and more children and their families from our community stop by for this outreach event. Please bring your vehicle with candy to give out to the children in our community who come through our parking lot, as we reach out to their families. Dressing up and decorating your trunk is not a requirement to participate but is always appreciated. As you can imagine there is a large demand for candy as well. If you would like to donate candy please bring it to the HPBC Bible Study Office when you come to church.

Mission Action for October

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Mission Action

Our Mission Action for the month of October is our Christmas boxes for Operation Christmas Child. There are boxes in the HPBC Bible Study Office to be picked up. Please plan to fill these and turn them in by Sunday, October, 29th. Thanks for your willingness to take on this project.    

Birthdays and Anniversaries for October


Deborah James              10/3
Pauline Tate                  10/4
Molly Black                    10/10
Ross Christensen            10/10
Lonnie Vickery               10/11
Delores Collier               10/15
Reba Geddings               10/17


Terry & Mary Lou Finley 10/11
Rick & Shirley Eubanks   10/15

2017 Annual Fall Senior Adult Celebration / Dennis Swanberg

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Dennis Swanberg

“America’s Minister of Encouragement”

Dr. Dennis Swanberg, affectionately known to as “America’s Minister of Encouragement”, He is a seasoned and solid communicator whose sly wit delivers life enriching truths to the heart on wings of laughter.

He will be at the The Beaverdam Baptist Association’s 2017 Annual Fall Senior Adult Celebration at Thursday, October 19th at 10:30 AM at Seneca Baptist. There is no cost for the event however you may want to bring money for lunch on the way home. All senior adults are invited to attend.

September 24, 2017

Advent Preparation Breakfast on October 28th

You are invited to join in preparing our church to worship Jesus Christ through Christmas and the Advent season.  If you would like to help make this worship experience a reality then please join us for this meeting on Saturday, October 28th at 10:00am in our fellowship hall.  Breakfast will be provided.  Please contact the church office or sign up online if you plan to attend so we can get enough food.

September 6, 2017

Pastor's Post for September 2017


Fear Not and Hold On

The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. John 10:10 (NLT)

If there were ever a verse to ponder at this time of year, it would be this one. We must remember that we do have an adversary. Satan’s desire not only wants to hurt you physically, he wants to kill your joy, crush your spirit and strain your relationship with God. Paul talks about this battle in Ephesians 6.

11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this darkness, against evil, spiritual forces in the heavens. (Ephesians 6:11-12 NLT)

Did you know that God uses the term “Fear Not” 365 times (one for each day.) God reminds us that we are not to fear the Devil, our circumstances, our future, our mission. Yes, we experience a rich and satisfying life that is filled with blessings but also trial and faith building.

Take a moment to get online with God and ask Him to show you His purpose for your life. If you already know your purpose, ask for a fresh fire. If you are under attack, fear not and hold on!

In Him,

Pastor James