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Weekly Youth Update: 5/26-6/1

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The Homeland Park youth meet again this Wednesday night for Bible study as we near the end of our Colossians study series! Bible study begins at 6:30 and lasts until 7:30. The Family Life Center opens at 6:00 for anyone wanting to hang out!
School ends next week and we plan to celebrate with a youth pizza party! Next Wednesday evening, from 6:30-7:30, the youth will hang out, relax, and have fun over food and games in the Family Life Center!  Please join us and invite family and friends to come!
The youth beach retreat is June 26-29 at Pine Valley Baptist Church, Wilmington, North Carolina. This will be a weekend of fellowship, fun, learning, and relaxation! If you would like to attend, please send me an email soon so I can let you know about the requirements to attend. Important information about the retreat is below:
Youth Beach Retreat June 26-29 $105 ($40 non-refundable deposit May 28) Pine Valley Baptist Church, Wilmington, North Carolina
If you have any questions, please email me at ja…

Taking Advantages of Opportunities

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“Because of the Lord’s faithful love, we do not perish, for His mercies never end. 23 They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness! 24 I say: The Lord is my portion, therefore I will put my hope in Him.” [Lamentations 3:23]
Praise God for the opportunities He has given us to share His message of love, redemption and hope. As we spend time with families and friends this summer, we must remember that we still have a purpose. We live in a world that is crying out for hope. Though we may go on vacation, there are no vacations from sharing the gospel. Our church is offering many opportunities for you to simply invite others to church.

Vacation Bible School makes a tremendous impact on children, their families and our community. (VBS: June 16 - 19). All of our worship services, bible studies and fellowships will continue to offer opportunities for you to invite someone. Ask a neighbor, co-worker, friend, and people you run into everyday to come to church. You may think they wil…

Weekly Youth Update: 5/19-5/25

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Tonight is the last night of the Saluda Baptist Association Revival at Chiquola Baptist Church in Honea Path, SC. The service time is from 6:30-7:30 and will take the place of our normal youth and church activities. We will pick back up next Wednesday, May 28, in our Colossians Bible study!

Also, the $40 non-refundable deposit for the youth summer beach retreat is due May 28. More information about the retreat is below:

Youth Beach Retreat June 26-29 $105 ($40 non-refundable deposit May 28) Pine Valley Baptist Church, Wilmington, North Carolina
If you have any questions, please email me at jason@homelandparkbc.org!

Jason


Mother's Day Offering Continues Through May 2014

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Our church is collecting an offering to assist aging pastors and missionaries with assisted living expenses.  This is a way for us to help those who have helped many others for years.  Envelopes specifically for this offering can be found in our church pews.  We will continue to collect for this through the month of May!

Baptist Retirement Facilities in SC:

Martha Franks Baptist Retirement CommunityBethea Baptist Retirement Community and Health Care Center.

Weekly Youth Update: 5/12 - 5/18

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The Homeland Park youth had a great discussion of Colossians 2:6-15 last Wednesday night. We learned of the amazing victory of Jesus on the cross to forgive our sins! This week, will we continue our study series in Colossians 2:16-23! We hope to see you there!
This Wednesday evening, May 14, before Bible study, we have our next parent/student meeting for the summer beach retreat in Wilmington, North Carolina. The meeting begins at 6:00 and lasts until 6:30. If you or your child is planning on attending, then you will need to be there. We will be discussing the price, rules, dates, and fundraising options. The meeting will last 30 minutes and Bible study will follow immediately afterwards.
The final parent/student meeting will be on Tuesday evening, June 24, from 6:00-7:00.
The youth beach retreat is June 26-29 at Pine Valley Baptist Church, Wilmington, North Carolina. This will be a weekend of fellowship, fun, learning, and relaxation! If you would like to attend, please send me an email…

Weekly Youth Update: 5/5 - 5/11

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Summer is quickly approaching for the Homeland Park Youth! On Wednesday night, we will continue our study series in Colossians with a study of Colossians 2:6-15! The Family Life Center will open at 6:00 for anyone wanting to hang out. Bible study begins at 6:30 and lasts until 7:30. Invite your family and friends and we hope to see you there!
Next Wednesday evening, May 14, we have our next parent/student meeting for the summer beach retreat in Wilmington, North Carolina. The meeting begins at 6:00 and lasts until 6:30. If you or your child is planning on attending, then you will need to be there. We will be discussing the price, rules, dates, and fundraising options. The meeting will last 30 minutes and Bible study will follow immediately afterwards.
The final parent/student meeting will be on Tuesday evening, June 24, from 6:00-7:00.
The youth beach retreat is June 26-29 at Pine Valley Baptist Church, Wilmington, North Carolina. This will be a weekend of fellowship, fun, learning, and …

Life Verse for Week 8 Beginning This Sunday - Galatians 5:16

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For The Week of May 04, 2014

Week 8 - Galatians 5:16 [The Holy Spirit] I say then, walk by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. [HCSB]

Mission News For May 2014

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MISSION ACTION & EMPHASIS FOR MAY
Our Mission Action project for the month of May is for Shalom House Ministries of Anderson. “Shalom House” is a transitional home for women in recovery from drugs and alcohol. Their house needs are: Coffee, Creamer, Sugar, Paper Towels, Ziploc bags, Soft Scrub Cleaner with Bleach, Clorox, Sponges and Scouring Pads. They have a Thrift Store and they can use: Clothing for men, women and children (clean and useable), Shoes, Belts, Pocket Books, Hats, Jewelry, Dishes etc. The May Emphasis for Operation Christmas Child is Pens, Pencils, Sharpeners, Crayons and Markers. Please leave any of these in the Bible Study Office.

April Showers Bring May Flowers

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Everyone has heard the saying, "April showers bring May Flowers".  What you may not know is where the saying originated. The saying can be traced back to the 16th century.  In 1557 Thomas Tusser compiled a collection of writings called “A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry.” In his passion for caring for flowers he wrote, “Sweet April showers, Do spring May flowers”.  Our April has been full of fluctuating temperatures and many rain storms.  Many of our members who enjoy working outside with their flowers and gardens are now enjoying the growth from that weather.  Two of my favorite verses comes to mind. [Matthew 5:45]  For He gives His sunlight to both the evil and the good, and He sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. [Matthew 6:28-29]  Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today…