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Weekly Youth Update: 10/27 - 11/2

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Our weekly Bible study is Wednesday night, 6:30-7:30, in the loft of the Family Life Center. At 6:00, the Family Life Center will open for anyone wanting to hang out. Invite your family and friends and we will see you there!
This Sunday, November 2, the Homeland Park Baptist Church youth will join other churches from the Saluda Baptist Association for the Associational Youth Rally! The rally will take place at Good Hope Baptist Church in Iva, South Carolina. The pizza dinner begins at 4:45 and the rally will begin at 5:30. Matt Wurst will be speaking and Basic Life will be leading worship. We will leave the church around 4:15 and arrive back around 7:15. The rally is an incredible time to join other believers in worshipping God and to fellowship with His people! If your student plans on attending, please let me know immediately.
Finally, the Homeland Park youth will join other area churches for the ENGAGE student rally from November 14-16 at Camp Longridge in Ridgeway, South Carolina…

Pastor Appreciation Fellowship For This Sunday Night - October 25th

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This Sunday Night - October 25th @ 6:00 PM In the Family Life Center.
Join us as we show our appreciation to our Pastor,
Rev. James Strickland.
Please bring finger-foods, desserts and drinks.

Pastor James Resumes His Determined Series from The Book of Nehemiah This Sunday

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When we left the Determined series for our Revival emphasis, Nehemiah had completed what God had called him to do!  The walls of Jerusalem were rebuilt, but the most important thing Nehemiah needed to do was have a good follow through.  Rebuilding the walls of the city was easy compared to what was next for Nehemiah.  Through God's help he needed to rebuild the people!  For years the Jews had been scattered and in captivity.  They were now returning to their home with many different life experiences.  This is much like the church today.  What was Nehemiah's next move?  Don't miss the closing sermons of this series!  We hope to see you in worship on Sunday @ 10:30 am.

Weekly Youth Update: 10/20 - 10/26

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The Homeland Park youth will have Bible study this Wednesday night from 6:30-7:30! The youth start hanging out at 6:00 in the Family Life Center if you want to join us before Bible study!
Sunday, November 2, the Homeland Park Youth will join other churches from the Saluda Baptist Association for the Associational Youth Rally! The rally will take place at Good Hope Baptist Church in Iva, South Carolina. The pizza dinner begins at 4:45 and the rally will begin at 5:30. Matt Wurst will be speaking and Basic Life will be leading worship. We will leave the church around 4:15 and arrive back around 7:15. The rally is an incredible time to join other believers in worshipping God and to fellowship with His people!
The Homeland Park youth will join other area churches for the ENGAGE student rally from November 14-16 at Camp Longridge in Ridgeway, South Carolina! The cost is $99 and a $30, non-refundable deposit is due October 26.
If you have any questions, feel free to let me know at jason@ho…

A Big Thanks to Jason Elvington and Weldon Sellers

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A BIG THANK YOU
to

Jason Elvington Youth Minister Homeland Park Baptist Church


Rev. Weldon Sellers Associate Pastor of Youth & Education @ Varennes Heights Baptist Church
Thank you both for filling our pulpit last Sunday in my absence. Thank you men for your lives of integrity and passion to preach the gospel! I know our church family was blessed!

In Him,

Pastor James

SBA 212th Annual Meeting with Children's Camp and Youth Rally on November 2nd

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Saluda Baptist Association November 2, 2014
(We Are Moving Our Sunday Night Service)
212th ANNUAL MEETING First Baptist Church of Iva
Welcome/Business - 4:30-5:25 PM Dinner - 5:30-6:25 PM Business/Worship - 6:30-8:00 PM
Adults wishing to ride our church bus will meet at 3:30pm on Sunday to carry the adults to FBC Iva.

Youth wishing to ride with Jason on the church van to the youth rally will be meeting at 4:15pm.
CHILDREN’S CAMP First Baptist Church of Iva 4:30-8:00 PM For Children K4-6th Grade
START A FIRE STUDENT RALLY Good Hope Baptist Church 4:45-8:00 PM


Youth Rally Guest Speaker Matt Wurst


Youth Rally Worship Music Led By Basic Life
Registration is required for the Children’s Camp and Student Rally.  A free meal will be served at the Annual Meeting, Children’s Camp and Student Rally, but a meal ticket is required-no exceptions.  To register and obtain your free meal ticket, please sign-up on the bulletin board or submit an online request below by Sunday, October 26th.  The tickets will be distribut…

Homeland Park Fire Department Help Our Church Remember Fallen Firefighters.

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Thank you to Homeland Park Fire Department for helping us to honor and pray for those who have died in the line of duty during this "Bells Across America" weekend.  There are many families today missing loved ones because they put their needs aside for someone else.  We appreciate everything you do to keep us and our community safe.



Thank You To HartStrings For Leading In Worship Last Sunday

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Thank you HartStrings for blessing us through your music and ministry last Sunday evening.  Your testimonies through song and harmony boldly proclaimed the gospel of Jesus.  May God continue to bless you and we hope to have you back soon.

Meet Jonah on Wednesday Nights

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Jonah is most famous for being swallowed whole and kept alive in a large fish for three days then being vomited from that fish. While that is amazing, it is only part of the story. Jonah was a man that wrestled with doing what he wanted over what God wanted. The world today needs to hear the message of this book. God is in control, God loves us and God judges us to bring us to Himself. I invite our adults to attend the Wednesday night Bible study as we dive into this intriguing book of the bible. 

In Him,

Pastor James

Weekly Youth Update: 10/13-10/19

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The past two weeks, we’ve had two great guest teachers at our youth revival and youth Bible study! Miguel Chavis and Jordan Nates did a great job of teaching God’s Word and building relationships with students and we’re praying that we continue to see an impact from their time with us.
This week, we will pick back up with our “Relationships” series with a study of the church. Our prayer is that students will understand God’s love and plan for the church and pursue ways to greater serve the church! Bible study begins at 6:30 and lasts until 7:30. The Family Life Center will open at 6:00 for anyone wanting to hang out.
Sunday, November 2, the Homeland Park Youth will join other churches from the Saluda Baptist Association for the Associational Youth Rally! The rally will take place at Good Hope Baptist Church in Iva, South Carolina. The pizza dinner begins at 4:45 and the rally will begin at 5:30. Matt Wurst will be speaking and Basic Life will be leading worship. We will leave the chu…

Prayer For Fallen Firefighters This Sunday October 12 with Homeland Park Fire Department As Our Guests

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Every October, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation sponsors the official national tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year. As a church we are grateful for the men and women that place their lives on the line for us and our community. Members from HPFD will be our guests this Sunday as we pray for them and those who have given their lives in the fire service.



Weekly Youth Update: 10/6 - 10/12

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Tonight, we have our Wednesday night Bible study at 6:30 in the Family Life Center! Jordan Nates will be guest teaching! The door will open at 6:00 for anyone wanting to hang out!

The Homeland Park youth will join other area churches for the ENGAGE student rally from November 14-16 at Camp Longridge in Ridgeway, South Carolina! The cost is $99 and to be able to attend the trip, students must attend 50% of the Wednesday nights between now and November 12. A $30, non-refundable deposit is due October 15.

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

Jason

The Hartstrings In Concert This Sunday Night October 12

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The HartStrings Gospel Group will be in concert here at HPBC on Sunday, October 12th @ 6:00 PM.  
HartStrings is a group of men that are carrying the Gospel through music and testimony. Our goal is to spread the good news of Jesus Christ to the world, and to see souls saved and delivered.

A love offering will be taken. 
Be sure to invite your friends!
Here is a sample of the Hartstrings in Concert

Joe Martin Leads Our Morning Worship Service This Sunday - Oct 12

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We are excited to have Joe Martin as our guest Worship leader this Sunday morning (October 12 @ 10:30 am).  He is a favorite among our congregation and choir.  Joe has led music in several area churches for for years. We know you will not want to miss his ministry this Sunday.
Attention Worship Choir: Joe will rehearse the Worship Choir this Wednesday Night @ 7:30 pm following our 6:30 pm Bible Studies.  If you have wanted to sing in the choir but put it off, this would be a great night to jump in!

Have You Found A Place To Connect Yet?

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I often tell people who visit a church that coming to worship services is a great place to start.  You can get an idea of what the people are like, find out if they are friendly and make sure the Bible is being proclaimed through worship and preaching from the pulpit. However, the best way to truly experience a church is by plugging into a Bible Study Small Group.  Small Groups allow you to connect with people and that is the goal of the church, to connect with God and connect with people.  The above picture was taken this summer during our mini-vacation and serves as a great illustration.  One can stand on the beach and look at the majesty of the ocean and the power of the waves.  The only way to truly experience the ocean is by jumping in.

I can attest to the power of a small group.  As a teenager, I could not believe that there were students my age that actually loved God and wanted to show me how to do the same.  Now as a adult I am doing that for others.  I love teaching our "…

Revival Recap for Tuesday and Wednesday

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Revival Recap Day 3 September 30th, 2014
Rev. Mark Cannon spoke from Matthew 14 where Jesus calls Peter to get out of the boat, walk on water and come to Him. His message to us was, "You'll never walk on water if you never get into the boat and go through the storm."  I have known Mark for a long time and I could not be prouder of how God is blessing this young man and His family.


We were also blessed by the music of our worship leader Tammy Sanders and her friend Nancy Glenn who sang the popular Larnelle Harris and Sandi Patti duet, "I've Just Seen Jesus"


Revival Recap Day 4
October 1st, 2014

Several members of Mosiac which is Anderson University's worship band led us in heart felt worship with a mixture of hymns and choruses.  I cannot thank them enough for their ministry last night.



Miguel Chavis spoke from Matthew 19 on the dangers have having our identity based on anything other than Christ.  He used the account of the rich young ruler who would not sell …

Pastor's Post for October 2014 - Guard Your Heart

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Our church has just experienced a great “Revival At The Park” this week.  The running theme has been to stay honest and close to God while trusting Him enough to take chances on growing by being obedient to His word and will.  God is only finished with us when we are dead.  Our world is consumed with the notion of “What is in it for me?” when God calls us to say, “What can I do for Him?” While we have breath we are to love Him, love others and share the good news of His Son Jesus Christ. That is our mission!  That is our Purpose!  The world we live in is not our home, but while we are here, we must share His love in the way we live out our lives and speech.

As the days move forward, do not let these seeds of revival that God has planted be neglected.  We must nurture and cling to what God is doing in our lives.  Share it with those we love.  We have an adversary! Satan wants to distract and draw us away from the presence of God.  Do not let him!  Stay on your guard and encourage others…

Trunk or Treat 2014

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Friday, 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!

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Weekly Youth Update: 9/29 - 10/5

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Revival at the Park finishes up tonight with Youth Night! Miguel Chavis will be speaking and Mosaic from Anderson University will be leading worship! The service starts at 7:00 and the youth pizza blast starts at 6:30!
The Homeland Park youth will join other area churches for the ENGAGE student rally from November 14-16 at Camp Longridge in Ridgeway, South Carolina! The cost is $99 and to be able to attend the trip, students must attend 50% of the Wednesday nights between now and November 12. A $30, non-refundable deposit is due October 15.
If you have any questions about the revival, retreat, or anything else, please send me an email at jason@homelandparkbc.org!
Jason