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The Trick of Halloween at Tonight's Adult Bible Study

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Tonight at our Wednesday Night Adult Bible Study, Pastor James sharing details on Halloween and how the Bible addresses it.  Have you ever wondered where "Trick or Treat" came from or why we dress up in costumes?  If you are curious, come to the sanctuary at 6:30 pm tonight to find out more.  I could be scary! :)

Birthdays and Anniversaries For November

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NOVEMBER BIRTHDAY'S Jill Scarborough 2-Nov Buddy Sanders 5-Nov Rosy Mercado 5-Nov Cheryl Billings 7-Nov Nakita Harris 8-Nov Kollette Rhodes 9-Nov Janice Cline 9-Nov Sharlene Gilreath 14-Nov Ethel Gibson 15-Nov Myrtice Johnson 15-Nov Frances Holcombe 17-Nov Minnie Lee Turner 18-Nov Tonya Keaton 19-Nov Donna Strickland 21-Nov Wanda Carter 29-Nov

November Anniversaries Randy & Lori Brown 11-Nov Rev. James & Donna Strickland 21-Nov Max & Patsy Fleming 24-Nov Harold & Martha Bridges 28-Nov

Thank You Letters From Our Members for November

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Church Family,

I want to thank you first of all for your prayers and your kindness shown to me through the visits, calls and cards that mean so much to me. I miss not being able to attend church, but please remember to keep me in your prayers. Even in the valleys, God is good.

Jimmie Crocker

Church Wide Thanksgiving Fellowship on November 26

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Tuesday, November 26th
6:30 PM HPBC Family Life Center

Come join us for our church-wide Thanksgiving Fellowship. Please bring soups, sandwiches, desserts and drinks.

Mission Emphasis for November

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Our Mission Action Project for the month of November will be for Calvary Home for Children here in Anderson, SC. They will need: Cleaning Supplies, Household Items, Paper Products, Bedding/Linens, Clothing, Outdoor Items, Personal Care Items and School Supplies. There will be a more detailed copy of items needed on the bulletin board in the downstairs hall. Also, copies will be available in the Bible Study Office.

Youth Ministry Yardsale This Saturday November 2

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Saturday, November 2nd 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM HPBC Family Life Center
If anyone has items they would like to donate for the yard sale, please bring them to the FLC during church office hours by Thursday, October 31st. Volunteers are needed in preparing for the Yard Sale! We will be setting up for the sale on Friday, November 1st beginning at 9:00 AM. We will be providing a pizza lunch for all volunteers.  All proceeds go towards our youth ministry.

Please Help Give The Needy A Thanksgiving Meal

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We have an opportunity help our community. Each year Homeland Park Fire Department helps Meals on Wheels by delivering food to their South Anderson Route. Without this, many people would go hungry on Thanksgiving. Our church has been asked to provide enough Macaroni & Cheese and Dressing for 120 plates. We need cooks and sponsors. The food can be made ahead of time and reheated if Thanksgiving Day is too busy for you. The fire department will take care of delivering the food. If you would like to help, please contact Mrs. Bobbie Eskew. Please take a part in this blessing.


Weekly Youth Update: 10/28-11/03

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Wednesday night, our ENGAGE Rally will be held at the church starting at 6:30. We are joining other churches for the ENGAGE retreat and this rally sets the stage for our time together in November. Doors will open at 6:00 for hanging out, the rally begins at 6:30, and we will finish up around 8:00. Come join us for fun, worship and teaching as we fellowship with our friends from sister churches!
The ENGAGE youth retreat will be from November 15-17 at Camp Longridge in Ridgeway, SC. More information is below:
Location: Camp Longridge (Ridgeway, SC) Date: November 15-17 Cost: $99 (Covers meals, lodging, devotional booklets, t-shirts)
Our upcoming yard sale will be held at the church this Saturday, November 2, from 8 am-Noon. If you want to donate items to be sold, feel free to drop them off during office hours this week until Friday. Friday, November 1, any church members who would like to help organize the tables and items can start helping at 9 am. A pizza lunch will be provided. We’d…

South Anderson Fellowship of Churches Thanksgiving Celebration on November 17

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An annual tradition continues as churches in the South Anderson community gather for a celebration service on November 17th at 6:00 PM at Homeland Park Baptist Church.



Reverend Phillip Sears from South Anderson's Freedom Center will be preaching and HPBC will be providing the music with the help of some guests from local churches.

Churches who are planning to attend at the time of this post are:
If your church would like to join please contact HPBC Pastor James Strickland (pastorjames@homelandparkbc.org or call 864-296-9751)

Being Thankful

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PASTOR'S POST - NOVEMBER 2013

As we start another fall season, there is one question that will resonate in our hearts, "What am I thankful for?" I find reasons to be thankful within the simple things of life. For instance, the picture above was taken when Donna and I, with our dog Bruno in tow went to Table Rock State Park for the day. I remember being thankful for my family, the great weather and the beautiful colors of the changing leaves.  Everything there screamed of God's love through His attention to detail in its creation. I am thankful to have a God that loves me unconditionally, sacrificially and relentlessly.  I am so blessed to have the privilege of pastoring His church and walking along side His people through the steps of their lives.
While the above mentioned can give us a warm and fuzzy feeling, the honest truth is that I, along with many of our congregation, endure storms.  As hard as it is to admit, I am thankful for the storms, too.  Yes, those mo…

Trunk or Treat

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Thursday, October 31st 6:00 - 7:30 PM HPBC Parking Lot
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.  There will be a prize for the best decorated trunk!  If you have a costume, wear it (Nothing to scary please).

Weekly Youth Update: 10/21-10/27

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Wednesday night we will continue our series, Christian Basics with a study of the church. The Family Life Center opens at 6:00, Bible study begins at 6:30, and we finish around 7:30. We would love for you to join and invite family and friends to come with you!
Next Wednesday night, our ENGAGE Rally will be held at the church starting at 6:30. We are joining other churches for the ENGAGE retreat and this rally sets the stage for our time together in November. Doors will open at 6:00 for hanging out, the rally begins at 6:30, and we will finish up around 8:00. Come join us for fun, worship and teaching as we fellowship with our friends from sister churches!
The ENGAGE youth retreat will be from November 15-17 at Camp Longridge in Ridgeway, SC. More information is below:
Location: Camp Longridge (Ridgeway, SC) Date: November 15-17 Cost: $99 (Covers meals, lodging, devotional booklets, t-shirts)
Finally, we are excited to announce our upcoming yard sale at the church for November 2. We …

Weekly Youth Update: 10/14-10/20

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We will be continuing our Bible study this Wednesday night. The study will expand our conversation from last week about living as a Christian as we continue our series, Christian Basics. The Family Life Center opens at 6:00 for fellowship and fun. Bible study will start at 6:30 and finish around 7:30. We hope you’re able to make and feel free to invite family and friends!
Wednesday night, October 30, we are planning a pre-ENGAGE youth rally. We are partnering with other church for the rally and retreat and we very excited to host the kickoff for the retreat! The rally will begin at 6:30 and wrap up around 8. We’ll have games, snacks, a time for worship through singing, and a message. Doors open at 6:00 for anyone wanting to hang out and play games. Invite your friends and family for this great night and we are excited to see how God works in the rally and retreat!
The ENGAGE youth retreat will be from November 15-17 at Camp Longridge in Ridgeway, SC. More information is below:
Locati…

Weekly Youth Update: 10/7-10/13

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Last week was a great week for our youth ministry. The Wednesday night fellowship provided great discussion about salvation and the Sunday evening SBA youth rally challenged our students to pursue genuine holiness and faithfulness in their lives.
This week, we will be continuing our Wednesday night Bible study series, Christian Basics. Our study will focus on living the Christian life. Doors to the Family Life Center open at 6:00 for hanging out and games. We will start the study at 6:30 and be done by 7:30. We would love for you to join us and invite family and friends to come!
Wednesday night, October 30, we are planning a pre-ENGAGE youth rally. We are partnering with other church for the rally and retreat and we very excited to host the kickoff for the retreat! The rally will begin at 6:30 and wrap up around 8. We’ll have games, snacks, a time for worship through singing, and a message. Doors open at 6:00 for anyone wanting to hang out and play games. Invite your friends and family …

Weekly Youth Update: 9/30-10/6

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The Homeland Park Youth have a busy week ahead. Wednesday night, we will be continuing our Bible study, Christian Basics. This week we will be studying how a person becomes a Christian. The Family Life Center opens at 6:00 for hanging out and we will start Bible study at 6:30. We wrap before 7:30 and we would love to see you there! Feel free to invite family and friends!
This upcoming Sunday evening, Sunday, October 6, is the Saluda Baptist Association Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting for the adults begins at 4:30 PM at Concord Baptist Church and the business/worship begins at 6:35 PM. The association is hosting a separate youth rally that evening for the youth at 5:30 PM at Concord Baptist Church. Previously, the location was North Anderson Baptist Church but has since changed to Concord Baptist. They will have dinner provided. We will leave Homeland Park at 5:00 to arrive early. The event ends at 7:30 and we will do our best to be back to Homeland Park by 7:45.
Finally, our youth…

Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes

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Our Mission Action Project for the month of October is Operation Christmas Child. Brochures will be available on Sunday, October 6th. Please place your shoe boxes when filled around the altar in the Sanctuary.  The final day of collection will be Sunday, Oct 27th.


Operation Christmas Child Website
Instructions On How To Pack Your Shoe Box

Watch Scotty McCreary show how to pack a shoe box!