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Happy New Year HPBC

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Dear Church,

God has once again blessed us with an amazing year of ministry.   I am continually encouraged with your love for God and the desire to see others come to Him. As we take a break from services this Wednesday night, I look forward to seeing you in 2015 (January 4) while experiencing God's work among us.


For I know the plans I have for you”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
In Him,
Pastor James

Celebration Fellowship For Jason Elvington's Seminary Graduation on January 11

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CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP OF JASON ELVINGTON’S SEMINARY GRADUATION 
Jason, we are so proud of you for graduating from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. We are so blessed to have you and Elizabeth in our church family as you minister to our youth and families. May God continue to do great things in and through you!


Sunday, January 11th 6:00 PM In the FLC (Family Life Center)
We are asking our church members to please bring finger-foods, desserts and drinks to share.

Enjoy The Ride

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It seems our lives become more predictable as we get older.  The brazen free spirit of our youth begins to grow content with schedules, rituals and patterns.  Our comfort zone begins to expand to a point where we become hesitant to cultivate new relationships, try new things, and take greater risks.  While we become more comfortable in our daily routine, our world continues to change.  Days are becoming darker which provides a greater backdrop for us as believers to shine out the light of Jesus Christ.
[Matthew 5:14-16] “You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket, but rather on a lampstand, and it gives light for all who are in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.
In 2015 decide to break the cycle of complacency. Apathy has no place in the world of sharing the gospel.  When we have an opportunity to s…

HPBC Holiday Schedule for Services and Church Office

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Wednesday 12/24 Church Office Closed 7:00 PM Christmas Eve Service
Thursday 12/25 Church Office Closed Christmas Day
The Lord’s Day 12/28 8:45 AM Prayer Meeting 9:30 AM Bible Study 10:30 AM Morning Worship Evening Service Cancelled
Wednesday 12/31 Church Office Closed Services Cancelled
Thursday 1/1 Church Office Closed

Christmas Eve Service at 7:00

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We are excited to invite you and your entire family to our Christmas Eve Worship at Homeland Park Baptist Church. We will gather in the sanctuary for a brief time of worship and celebration of the most beautiful gift ever given, the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Pastor James will also have a children’s message for all who attend. Dress for this service is “Christmas Casual” so bring your family to worship with your Homeland Park family. We hope to see you here.

"For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on His shoulders.  He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace."  [Isaiah 9:6]

We Met Our Goal For The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

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Our Goal $1,000.00 Raised $1,108.00
Thank you church for the giving of your resources to make sure people around the world are hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Our church in impacting our world!

All IN Leadership Meeting on January 4

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Church-wide Leadership Meeting January 4th @ 5:00 PM
Can you believe a new year is here? We saw God do many great things in 2014 and we look forward to Him doing many more this year. Pastor James and the Deacons are inviting all of those who have a position of leadership in our church to come to a meeting on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 5pm in the choir room. If you have a task or title in the church you are invited. Even If you are praying about serving at HPBC this year, then you are invited as well! This will be an exciting time of encouragement and vision casting for the next year.

Weekly Youth Update: 12/15-12/21

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This week, the youth have their yearly Christmas Party from 6:30-7:30 on Wednesday, December 17, in the Family Life Center! Last year was a blast as we reflected on the significance of Jesus’ birth and wrapped-up the fall semester! We hope that you join us!
The Homeland Park Youth will be attending the Clemson-Wake Forest basketball game on Saturday, January 24. The game tips-off at noon and will we leave from the church by 10:00 am that morning. The cost for the game is $5.
We have reserved 10 tickets for students and because we have a limited number available, the tickets will be reserved on a first-come basis. To reserve a ticket, a student must pick up a permission packet from me on a Wednesday night or Sunday morning, fill it out completely with parent signatures, and turn it in to me. The first 10 to turn in completed packets have reserved tickets and if we have more than 10 sign up, extra students will go on a waiting list.
Finally, we will not have Wednesday night services ne…

Christmas Caroling and Chili Cookoff This Sunday

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Join us again this year for a time of spreading Christmas cheer to our church members who are homebound and in nursing homes. They need to be reminded at Christmas that God loves them and so does their church. 

We need everyone to meet at the church on Sunday, December 14th at 4:00 PM. We will use the bus, van and other vehicles to split into caroling groups. You do not have to be a singer to do this, you just need to be willing to spread God’s love to those who need it. 


After caroling, we will all meet at the Family Life Center at 6:00 PM for a Chili Cook-Off. We are asking our members to bring their special chili dishes to be judged for the title of “Best Christmas Chili”. If you do not cook chili then bring some desserts or cornbread. HPBC will furnish the drinks and fixings.

Weekly Youth Update: 12/07-12/13

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This week, the Homeland Park Youth have their Wednesday Night Bible study at 6:30 in the Family Life Center. We open the doors at 6:00 for anyone wanting to hang out and finish Bible Study around 7:30. Our friend, Jordan Nates, will be teaching this Wednesday night! We hope to see you there!
Next week, the youth have their yearly Christmas Party from 6:30-7:30 on Wednesday, December 17, in the Family Life Center! Last year was a blast as we reflected on the significance of Jesus’ birth and wrapped-up the fall semester! We hope that you join us! Finally, the Homeland Park Youth will be attending the Clemson-Wake Forest basketball game on Saturday, January 24. The game tips-off at noon and will we leave from the church by 10:00 am that morning. The cost for the game is $5.
We have reserved 10 tickets for students and because we have a limited number available, the tickets will be reserved on a first-come basis. To reserve a ticket, a student must pick up a permission packet from me on …

Weekly Youth Update: 12/1-12/7

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This Wednesday night, we have Bible study from 6:30-7:30 in the Loft of the Family Life Center. At 6:00, the doors to the Family Life Center will open for anyone wanting to hang out. We hope to see you there!
Next week, December 10, Jordan Nates will be teaching the youth for our Wednesday night Bible study. He led our group a few weeks ago and we are excited to have him back!
On Wednesday, December 17, the youth will have their Christmas party in the Loft of the Family Life Center! This will be during our normal Bible study time, 6:30-7:30.
The Homeland Park Youth will be attending the Clemson-Wake Forest basketball game on Saturday, January 24. The game tips-off at noon and will we leave from the church by 10:00 am that morning. The cost for the game is $5.
We have reserved 10 tickets for students and because we have a limited number available, the tickets will be reserved on a first-come basis. To reserve a ticket, a student must pick up a permission packet from me on a Wednesday …