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Weekly Youth Update: 7/27-8/2

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This past Saturday, the youth went to Six Flags over Georgia for a sun-splashed, fun, and hot excursion through roller coasters and water slides! Our trip provided fellowship and a day of fun memories which we pray will bond the students together and in the future will provide opportunities for continued Gospel proclamation to the students and their friends. Later this week, I’ll post some pictures recapping the event.
Wednesday night, the youth will meet for Bible study in the Loft of the Family Life Center from 6:30-7:30! If you’d like to hang out beforehand, arrive at 6:00 in the gym. This week, we will be looking at Psalm 24 during our study. We hope that you join us and invite your friends for a night worshipping God through studying His Word!
In the coming weeks, we’ll be completing our fall semester schedule. In the meantime, circle August 22-23 on your calendar. On Sunday afternoon, August 23, we will host our Fall Out of Summer Spectacular at the church! This is our biggest …

Mission Action for August 2015

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MISSION ACTION
The Mission Action Project for the month of August will be school supplies, including backpacks. A supply list for all District V schools will be available Sunday. These items will be distributed at the Fall Out of Summer Spectacular on Sunday, August 23rd.

The August emphasis for Operation Christmas Child is pens, pencils and erasers.

Please leave these in the Bible Study Office.

Echoes Of Mercy - 5th Sunday Night Singing in The Park August 30th

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5th Sunday Night Singing in The Park Sunday, August 30th  6:00 PM Echoes Of Mercy Come join us as we worship Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in song!

Fall Out of Summer Spectacular on August 23rd

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On the evening of August 23rd Homeland Park Baptist Church will host an outreach to our community.
Saturday August 22nd @ 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 23rd @ 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 and hotdogs for everyone.We would like for our church members to bring Backpacks 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 the past two years, we pray for the same this year.Come be a part of this amazing night!
Set-Up Crews Please Arrive by 4:00 PM.

Birthdays and Anniversaries for August

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Angie Watts8/2
Lucky Evans8/14 Ellen Christensen8/15
Jason Elvington8/19 Helen Ferguson8/21 Janiece White8/22 Lou Ellen Higgins8/22 Shirley Edmonson8/23 Andrea Briscoe8/25 Robert Lee8/28


Jason & Elizabeth Elvington8//11


Change Your World Today

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We Are In Difficult Days: We live in a world consumed with pleasing its own desires, whether they encroach on the beliefs of others or not.  There is no clear winner.  Pick an issue, any issue.  The mantra is, “If you believe what I believe then you are right, if you do not then you are intolerant, closed minded, and uneducated.”  Both sides can make a clear case for their cause and often use Bible verses (out of context) to justify their convictions.  However, in a world that has lost the respect and discipline of seeing the Word of God as its absolute authority, many have become lost to their convictions that drift with the ebb and flow of public opinion.  Many may say, “We never saw this day coming!”.  Be comforted in the fact that almost two thousand years ago the Apostle Paul saw this day as he mentored his young protege’ Timothy.  Hear Paul’s words to him:

[2 Timothy 3:4-5] 4 They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. …

Young Adult Road Trip To Greenville on August 1st

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Riding The Waves Young Adult Small Group Bible Study: Get ready to act like a kid again. We will be going to Frankie's Fun Park in Greenville (Saturday - August 1), then eating at Buffalo Wild Wings afterwards. If you would like to ride the church bus with us, the plan is to leave the church at 3:00pm and be back around 8:00pm. Email Pastor James with any questions. - pastorjames@homelandparkbc.org

Weekly Youth Update: 7/20-7/26

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Last week, our Wednesday night Bible study focused on what it meant to be truly united with Jesus from Matthew 12:46-50. We discussed that belonging to Jesus begins through turning from sin and trusting in His life, death, and resurrection for salvation. The evidence that we belong to Him is a that our hearts our changed and we desire to please and worship Him in our daily lives. This was a great reminder for us about basic foundations in our relationship with Jesus!
This week, we are moving are meeting time on Wednesday night outside for a night of fun and messiness! Wear clothes that can get wet and messy and bring a towel and a change of clothes! We will meet Wednesday night from 6:30-7:30 in the Family Life Center. See you there!
Our Six Flags trip is this Saturday, July 25! Attending students must have both the medical and permission forms signed, completed, and returned on Wednesday, July 22. Also on Wednesday, we have our student/parent meeting for the trip at 5:30 in the Fami…

Weekly Youth Update: 7/13-7/19

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Last week, the youth had an excellent time during Bible study and Game Night! This week, we have Bible study at our usual time, 6:30-7:30 Wednesday night, in the Loft of the Family Life Center. Bring a friend and we look forward to seeing you there!
Our Six Flags trip is next Saturday, July 25! Students attending need to pay the rest of the $30 for the ticket and return the medical and permission forms by next Wednesday, July 22. Pray for our group as we continue to deepen our relationships by God’s grace!
Finally, this Sunday the church will be continuing our Sunday Nights Alive Praise through July! The purpose of these evenings is to provide worship and fellowship through more casual events. This past Sunday, we watched God’s Not Dead and were able to learn of the necessity to defend the hope of Christ given to us. This Sunday night, we will enjoy an ice cream social in the Family Life Center! Join us as we join with the rest of the church in fellowship and praise!
If you have any …

God's Not Dead! - Movie Night on July 12

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We will be showing the movie, "God's Not Dead" this Sunday night July 12th as part of our Sunday Night Alive Praise Series.  The movie begins in our Sanctuary at 6:00 pm and will conclude by 7:45 pm.  This will be a great opportunity to invite someone to hear the gospel in a fresh and engaging way. See the movie trailer below.

Weekly Youth Update: 7/6-7/12

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This week we will meet for Bible study during our normal time on Wednesday night, 6:30-7:30, in the Loft of the Family Life Center! If you would like to hang out beforehand, arrive at 6:00!
On Wednesday, those going to Six Flags will need to bring their $15 deposit! Those eligible for the trip are those who have consistent Wednesday night attendance. The trip will be Saturday, July 25. If you have any questions, please email at jason@homelandparkbc.org.
We have a DATE CHANGE to announce for our Game Night for this week. Game Night will now be Thursday night, July 9, 6:00-8:00 pm instead of Friday. Please make sure to check your schedule so as not to miss our great time together! Remember, Game Night is now Thursday!
Over the past month, the youth took part in COLA WARS and volunteering for Vacation Bible School. COLA WARS was an event, from June 17-19, hosted by Southside Baptist Church in partnership with Homeland Park Baptist Church and Eureka Baptist Church. The focus of the event …

Weekly Youth Update: 6/29-7/5

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The Homeland Park youth will meet tonight from 6:30-7:30 for our First Wednesday Night student night! You may arrive to the Family Life Center at 6:00 to hangout beforehand!

Friday night, July 10, we have our Game Night in the Family Life Center from 6:00-8:00. Be ready for competition!

On Saturday, June 26, the youth will head to Six Flags for a day of thrills and fun! The cost for the trip is $30. To attend, they must have the appropriate forms signed and attend 70% of the Wednesday nights from now through July 22. A $15 deposit is due by July 8.

I'll have a recap of other youth events and activities next week.

Jason