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!


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!


Pastor James

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Young Adult Bowling Night August 9th

All of our young adults are invited for a night of bowling and dessert. We will meet at Boulevard Lanes on Clemson Boulevard at 6:00 pm. We can bowl two games with shoe rental for $10 per person. Following the games everyone is invited to James and Donna’s house for some homemade dessert. If you are between the years of 18 and Senior Adult status in our church this event is for you. Whether you are single or married, make a point to attend. We always have fun when we get together.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Weekly Youth Update: 7/21 - 7/27

The Homeland Park youth have a big week ahead!

First, our regular Bible study is Wednesday night from 6:30-7:30! The Family Life Center opens at 6:00 for anyone wanting to shoot basketball and hang out. Invite your family and friends for what is always a fun time of fellowship, growth, and fun!

Second, our NASCAR night is this Saturday night, July 26, from 5:30 – 11:30 PM! Please meet at the church 5:30 Saturday night so that we may leave at 6:00. We will grab dinner on the way and arrive at the track around 7:30. Racing begins at 8:00 and finishes at 10:30. We should arrive back at the church around 11:30 that night. If you want to attend, please send me an email to let me know! You will need to bring $10 for your ticket, about $10 for lunch (plus extra money if you want concessions), and the signed permission forms! We hope to see you there!

The last event for this week is our Summer Nights Alive Praise.  Our whole church will gather together for the Family Game Night and Finger Food fellowship! This will be during our normal Sunday night service, at 6:00, in the Family Life Center! All you need to do is bring your entire family and your favorite finger food dish if you can!

Finally, on July 30, we will have a youth movie night! The movie will start at 6:00 and we should finish around 8:30. Snacks will be provided.

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



Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Weekly Youth Update: 7/14 - 7/20

This past Wednesday night, the youth had an excellent time bowling and hanging out! Experiencing time in and around Anderson is always a blast with the Homeland Park youth!

We will return to our normal Bible study meeting schedule for the next two Wednesday nights (7/16 & 7/23). The Family Life Center will open at 6:00 for anyone wanting to hangout. Bible study starts at 6:30 and lasts until 7:30. On the final Wednesday night in July, we will have a youth movie night in the youth Sunday school room! We hope to see you there!

This Saturday, July 19, the youth will gather in the Family Life Center at 10 AM for a few hours of cleaning and decoration! Our plan is to have the youth meeting areas looking sharp for the start of the new school year. The event will be at the church from 10 AM -2 PM and lunch will be provided! Join us for fun and hard work.

Finally, we will be going to Greenville-Pickens Speedway for a night of high-energy racing Saturday night, July 26! The racing begins at 8:00 Saturday evening and lasts until 10:30. Tickets are $10 each and you need to bring about $10 for dinner. We will meet at the church at 5:30 that evening to leave for the track and we will eat on the way. We should arrive back at the church between 11:30 and 12:00 that night. If you want to join us, please send me an email!

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


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Mission Action & Emphasis for July 2014

Our Mission Action projects for the month of July are:

  • Replenishing The Following
    • AIM (Anderson Interfaith Ministry)
    • Community Food Bank
    • Our Church Pantry
      • Items that can be used are Canned Vegetables, Fruits and Meats. Also, Paper Towels, Bathroom Tissue, Cereals, Peanut Butter and Jelly.
    • Operation Christmas Child: Donating Combs.

Upcoming Project:
Our Mission Action project for the month of August will be school supplies. Many items are on sale in stores now. These items will be used to donate to area children at our Fall Out of Summer Spectacular on Sunday, August 24th. Items needed are:

  • Wide Ruled Notebook Paper
  • 3x5 Index Cards
  • White Copy Paper 8 1/2 x11
  • Large & Small Glue Sticks
  • Highlighters
  • Hand Sanitizer (small bottles)
  • Colored Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Small Student Safety Scissors
  • No. 2 Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Mechanical Pencils
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Pocket Folders
  • Book Bags

Please leave any of these above items in the Bible Study Office directly behind the sanctuary.