Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Weekly Youth Update: 8/25 - 8/31

Our Fall Out of Summer Spectacular was incredible! We met many students and families and are excited about the future with them. Thank you to all who sacrificed and served to make this event possible! Please be praying for us as we minister to those who attended as we seek to build deeper relationships with those in our community.

Tonight, we have Bible study from 6:30-7:30 in the loft of the Family Life Center. Our time together tonight will a little different than usual, as we will spend extended time in prayer and reflecting on what God has done and what we pray to see over the next year! The Family Life Center opens at 6:00 for anyone wanting to hang out. See you then!

If you have any questions, please email me at jason@homelandparkbc.org!

Jason

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Weekly Youth Update: 8/18 - 8/24

Wednesday evening, the Homeland Park youth will kick off the fall semester together! We will take it easy and relax as we hang out, eat some snacks, and go through a study of John 3:16. During the Bible study, we will see what it really means for God to love us!

Saturday, from 10:00 am until noon, we will go through Homeland Park passing out flyers for our Fall Out of Summer Spectacular! I hope you’re able to make it for what we will be a good time to serve the church and the community and to fellowship with one another. If you plan to join us, arrive at the church just before 10:00.

Sunday, from 5:00-7:00 pm, Homeland Park Baptist Church will host the Fall Out of Summer Spectacular outside the Family Life Center! Join us for games, activities, food, and back to school supplies. If you would like to serve, please email me at jason@homelandparkbc.org!  We look forward to seeing you there!

If you have any questions, please email me at jason@homelandparkbc.org!


Jason

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Weekly Youth Update: 8/11 - 8/17


After a busy and fun time this summer, we are getting ready to start school back! As one last summer celebration, the Homeland Park Youth will head to Cookout in Anderson for milkshakes during our normal meeting time, 6:30-7:30! Please bring $3-4 for your milkshake.

Next Wednesday, August 20, we will be starting a new semester together! I’ll post a fall schedule next week detailing more information about what’s in store for the fall semester.

Next Saturday, August 23, the Homeland Park youth will pass out flyers for the Fall Out of Summer Spectacular from 10 am – 12 pm. Our prayer is to meet people in our community and let them know about our big event, tell them about the church, and build deeper relationships with those in our community. We look forward to seeing the youth there and serving.

Finally, our Fall Out of Summer Spectacular is Sunday, August 24, from 5-7 pm. We’ll have a bounce house, games, food, and snow-cones among lots of other great things! Invite your friends and family to come for what is a great time of outreach and fellowship!

If you have any questions, please email me at jason@homelandparkbc.org!


Jason

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Weekly Youth Update: 8/4-8/10


The Homeland Park youth are meeting this week for our weekly Bible study on Wednesday, from 6:30-7:30! The Family Life Center will open at 6:00 for anyone wanting to hang out beforehand. We invite you to join us and bring family and friends!

Next Wednesday, August 13, we conclude our summer together with a trip for Cookout milkshakes. We will leave and come back during our normal Bible study time and we hope that you join us for fellowship and great conversation!

Finally, our Fall Out of Summer Spectacular is Sunday, August 24! This is a block party we host on the church lawns, from 5:00-7:00, full of games, food, and fun! The youth will be serving Saturday, August 23, by passing out information in the community and spreading the word about the block party. More information will be detailed next week.

If you have any questions about upcoming events, please email me at jason@homelandparkbc.org!


Jason Elvington

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Weekly Youth Update: 7/28-8/3


The Homeland Park youth had an amazing time at Greenville Pickens Speedway Saturday night! From the exciting racing to the tons of laughs we shared, we had a great bonding experience and continued to deepen our relationships with one another. Our prayer, that we ask you to pray with us, is that God will continue to use events like this and others to build us more into the image of His Son and provide opportunities for us to share the Gospel with new students who come!

This Wednesday evening, July 30, we will have our youth movie night in the Family Life Center from 6:00-8:30! Come upstairs into the youth room and enjoy our movie, snacks, and fellowship as we relax and hang out!

Next Wednesday night, August 6, we will have our normal Bible study from 6:30-7:30. In two weeks, Wednesday, August 13, the youth will head to Cookout for milkshakes during our normal youth time.

Finally, our Fall Out of Summer Spectacular is Sunday, August 24, from 5:00-7:00! This is a block party we host on the church property where we have games, the blowup slide and bounce house, snow cones, and food among other great things! Last year, God used this event to help us meet and build relationships with many of those who were involved in the youth ministry this year. We are praying that God will use it in the same way this year, so that we may proclaim the Gospel and His goodness to new people and see salvation spread through Homeland Park!

If you have any questions, please email me at jason@homelandparkbc.org!


Jason

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Fall Out of Summer Spectacular on August 24th


On the evening of August 24th Homeland Park Baptist Church will host an outreach to our community.

Saturday August 23rd @ 10:00 am - We need volunteers to help pass out flyers to our community advertising the next day's event. With enough people we can be finished by noon. We need walkers, drivers and supporters..

Sunday, August 24th @ 5:00 pm - We will be meeting in and around our Family Life Center in lieu of our Evening Worship Service.  There will be an inflatable bouncy house and 16’ slide for the children as well as snow cones, hamburgers and hot dogs for everyone.  We would like for our church members to bring Book Bags and Back to School supplies to give to our  children in our community and local public schools as part of our Mission Action. God used this event in a great way in our church last year, we pray for the same this year.  Come be a part of this amazing night!

Set-Up Crews Please Arrive by 4:00 pm





Determined Sermon Series Begins Today

Determined is defined as “having made a firm decision and being resolved not to change it.”

Nehemiah is a man of faith that was moved by his love for God and His people to do something amazing! God gave him the calling to rebuild Jerusalem. What a daunting task for one man. There were plenty of people telling him that it could not be done. When God gives us a vision for serving Him, you can rest assured there will be critics, naysayers, accusers and obstacles. Sometimes our determination waivers and fails. Our words sound strong but our hearts are set on serving in our own strength. God gives us unfathomable tasks, in order to draw us to depend upon Him.

Thomas Edison conducted two thousand experiments before he invented the correct filament needed to invent the first light bulb. When asked how it felt to fail so many times, Edison replied, “I never failed once, inventing the light bulb just happened to be a two-thousand step process.”

Determination turns our failures into stepping stones! Determination keeps us focused on our calling. Over the next few Sundays in morning worship we will walk through the pages of Nehemiah and find the strength to be determined. Determined to serve the Lord in tasks that are bigger than ourselves. Our family, church, friends and culture need believers who are determined. God has a plan for you! God has a plan for Homeland Park Baptist Church. May we worship, pray, walk and serve together as God’s children, determined to see His glory renowned!

Determined,


Pastor James