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Christmas Eve Service at 10:00 am

Christmas Eve Advent Service - December 24, 2017
We will have one service at 10:00 am. There will not be 9:30AM Bible Study Classes or PM Services. The dress is casual and will be a great way to start off your Christmas Eve celebrations. Join us as we celebrate the advent of our Savior, Jesus Christ and we pray you have a very merry Christmas.

Church Wide Christmas Fellowship

Church Wide Christmas Fellowship
Sunday, December 10thFollowing Morning Worship in the FLC.
Come join us for a time of food and fellowship. Please bring covered dishes, desserts, and drinks. The church will provide the meat.
*There will be no Evening Worship Service.

Birthdays and Anniversaries for December

BirthdaysDeborah Forrester12/4 Bill Whitlock12/5 Pat Cox12/8 Cindy Hanks12/12 Rick Eubanks12/15 Bertha Lyon12/16 James Strickland12/16 Ellen Black12/18 Patsy Fleming12/27 Harold Sanders12/27 Johnny White12/29

AnniversariesJoshua & Trista Cox12/7
Jerry & Reba Geddings12/10

Photos from Trunk R Treat 2017

Here are some smiling faces from some of our folks who helped with Trunk R Treat this year.— Homeland Park BC (@homelandparkbc) November 7, 2017

Senior Adult Christmas Breakfast

Senior Adult Christmas BreakfastSaturday, December 2nd 9:00 - 11:00 AM In the HPBC Family Life Center.
All senior adults are invited to join us.  Please bring a canned good for our Food Bank.

WMU Prayer Focus for November

WMU Prayer Focus
North American Mission Board: Massachusetts, Paul Biswas
International Mission Board: South Carolina, Carlos Ruiz

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions
Week of Prayer: December 3rd – 10th
Mission March: Sunday, December 10th
Our Goal: $1,000.00
5 Envelopes will be in the pews beginning December 3rd.

Silver Wedding Anniversary Celebration

Silver Wedding Anniversary Celebration
In Honor of Rev. James and Mrs. Donna Strickland
Sunday, November 19th 2:30 - 4:30 PM In the HPBC Family Life Center.

Birthdays and Anniversaries for November

BirthdaysBuddy Sanders11/5 Newt Partain11/6 Will Artman11/6 Nakita Harris11/8 Frances Holcombe11/17 Donna Strickland11/21

James & Donna Strickland11/21

Church-Wide Thanksgiving Fellowship

Church-Wide Thanksgiving Fellowship Tuesday, November 21st   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM In the HPBC Family Life Center.
Come join us for a time of food and fellowship.  Please bring soups, sandwiches, desserts, and drinks.

Mission Action for November

Mission Action
Our November Mission Action is for Calvary Home for Children. They can use the following: Liquid Dishwashing Detergent, Laundry Detergent, Disinfecting Wipes, Paper Towels, Paper Plates, Washcloths, Tennis Shoes, Flip-Flops, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Body Wash, Hairbrushes, Notebook Paper, Pencils, Glue, and Construction Paper. Please leave the items in the Bible Study Office.

Led By Thankfulness

(Psalm 100:4) Enter His gates with thanksgiving; go into His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him and praise His name. 
 Worship begins with attitude. The psalmist is writing a charge to all who worship God to approach Him as someone who is thankful for all He has done and is doing in their lives. The truth is, our entire outlook depends on the attitude that we project. Many years ago I remember “Amber” sunglasses came out. I bought a pair and I could not believe how bright everything looked because I was so used to “dark” sunglasses. Although I do not remember what I did with those sunglasses, I do remember the view. 

 As you approach God in your devotions, Bible studies, worship services, prayer and service, do so with thankfulness. Like this verse says, “Enter His Gates” (You have make the choice to approach Him), “go into His courts with praise” (Be thankful for what He has done before you ask Him to do what you want Him to do). Praise His name! (As you lift Him up, your burde…

On The Road Again!

Yesterday marked a milestone in our church.  

A few of our Senior Adults ventured out to go to see Dennis Swanberg at Seneca Baptist Church and have lunch afterward.  It was a great ministry event!  These ladies are some of the most bravest and courageous women I know because all but two and myself were involved in that horrible accident over a year ago.  We all agreed that we had to get back on the bus to not give the devil or fear victory.  God is greater and I am so proud of these women! - Pastor James

Pastor Appreciation Dinner

Pastor Appreciation DinnerSunday, October 22nd Following the Morning Worship Service

There will be a pastor appreciation dinner to honor our Pastor, Rev. James Strickland, immediately following the morning worship service on Sunday, October 22nd in the FLC. Please bring covered dishes, drinks, and desserts.

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or TreatTuesday, October 31st6:00 PM

Each year more and more children and their families from our community stop by for this outreach event. 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. Dressing up and decorating your trunk is not a requirement to participate but is always appreciated. As you can imagine there is a large demand for candy as well. If you would like to donate candy please bring it to the HPBC Bible Study Office when you come to church.

Mission Action for October

Mission Action
Our Mission Action for the month of October is our Christmas boxes for Operation Christmas Child. There are boxes in the HPBC Bible Study Office to be picked up. Please plan to fill these and turn them in by Sunday, October, 29th. Thanks for your willingness to take on this project.

Birthdays and Anniversaries for October

BirthdaysDeborah James10/3 Pauline Tate10/4 Molly Black10/10 Ross Christensen10/10 Lonnie Vickery10/11 Delores Collier10/15 Reba Geddings10/17

Anniversaries Terry & Mary Lou Finley10/11 Rick & Shirley Eubanks10/15

2017 Annual Fall Senior Adult Celebration / Dennis Swanberg

Dennis Swanberg
“America’s Minister of Encouragement”
Dr. Dennis Swanberg, affectionately known to as “America’s Minister of Encouragement”, He is a seasoned and solid communicator whose sly wit delivers life enriching truths to the heart on wings of laughter.

He will be at the The Beaverdam Baptist Association’s 2017 Annual Fall Senior Adult Celebration at Thursday, October 19th at 10:30 AM at Seneca Baptist. There is no cost for the event however you may want to bring money for lunch on the way home. All senior adults are invited to attend.

Advent Preparation Breakfast on October 28th

You are invited to join in preparing our church to worship Jesus Christ through Christmas and the Advent season.  If you would like to help make this worship experience a reality then please join us for this meeting on Saturday, October 28th at 10:00am in our fellowship hall.  Breakfast will be provided.  Please contact the church office or sign up online if you plan to attend so we can get enough food.


Pastor's Post for September 2017

Fear Not and Hold On
The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. John 10:10 (NLT)
If there were ever a verse to ponder at this time of year, it would be this one. We must remember that we do have an adversary. Satan’s desire not only wants to hurt you physically, he wants to kill your joy, crush your spirit and strain your relationship with God. Paul talks about this battle in Ephesians 6.
11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this darkness, against evil, spiritual forces in the heavens. (Ephesians 6:11-12 NLT)
Did you know that God uses the term “Fear Not” 365 times (one for each day.) God reminds us that we are not to fear the Devil, our circumstances, our future, our mission. Yes, we experience a rich and satisfying life that is filled with bles…

HPBC Youth Corner

HPBC Youth Corner
On behalf of the youth of HPBC, I want to thank everyone for the hospitality you all have shown this summer to our youth. From the summer fun events in July to the past month of exploring the God's Not Dead 2 together in the FLC, I loved seeing our youth and adult classes interacting and I hope that there will be more opportunities for our youth to grow with the congregation in the future.
As we head back into the school year, we'll be picking up our series going through the book of Exodus. Please pray for our students in this time as they return to school and that they will be examples for Christ in their classes.
Nathan O’Neill, Youth Pastor

Birthdays and Anniversaries for September

Malissa Fleming9/1

Max Fleming9/5 Elenor Habbal9/7 Sharon Lacount9/10 Jerry Stamps9/11 Willette Harrison9/13 Trista Cox9/17 Geraldine Thrasher9/17 Joe Lollis9/17 Tyler Stamps9/20 JoAnn Dickson9/22 Jody O'Neill9/24

Larry & Linda McLees9/14

Mission Action for September

Mission Action for September Our Mission Action for the month of September will be for Shalom House. This house is a transitional home for women in recovery from drugs and alcohol. They can use: Coffee, Creamer, Sugar, Paper Towels, Bathroom Tissue, Kleenex, Soft Scrub with Bleach, Clorox, Liquid Laundry Products, Sponges, Scouring Pads, Dishwasher Powders, and Sheets for Single Beds. Please leave any of the above in the Bible Study Office.

Janie Chapman Offering for State Missions

Janie Chapman Offering for State Missions 2017 Season of Prayer for State Missions September 10th – 17th
Mission March  Sunday, September 17th
Our Goal: $1,000
Envelopes are in the pews.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Love Offering

It is devastating for us to watch all of the people struggling in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Lives and property have been lost and families torn apart. As a church we support efforts to help those affected by disaster in our country through our weekly offering towards the cooperative program and our yearly Annie Armstrong Easter offering. While this helps there is no way our State Baptist Convention and North American Mission Board can meet all this need with what they normally receive.

We need to do more! We can pray and we can give. Over the next two weeks we will be giving you an opportunity to give over and above your regular tithes towards the Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort. Your donations will go through our State Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Department to make sure every penny makes it to boots on the ground. Please make checks out to Homeland Park Baptist Church and designate Hurricane Harvey. If you would like to donate directly online go to 

Recap Video From Our Fall Out of Summer Spectacular 2017

Each year we invite children and their families to this celebration to give them school supplies they need when school begins. Our church family loves to reach out into the community in this way.

Mission Action for August

Mission Action

Our Mission Action for the month of August will be BOTTLED WATER for the Homeland Park Fire Department. Please leave your donation in the Bible Study Office.

Birthdays for August

BirthdaysAngie Watts8/2 Lucky Evans8/14 Sheila White8/14 Ellen Christensen8/15 Nathan O'Neill8/16 Helen Ferguson8/21 Lou Ellen Higgins8/22 Janiece White8/22 Shirley Eubanks8/23 Andrea Franks8/25 Robert Lee8/28

Summer Sunday Nights Alive - For Sunday, July 30th


Family Game Night & Finger Foods Sunday, July 30th6:00 PM
We are inviting everyone to bring finger foods and desserts to share as we fellowship together at our family game night. You can participate in game night or just sit back enjoy, either way we are ready to have some family fun!

Summer Sunday Nights Alive - For Sunday, July 23rd


Movie Night
Sunday, July 23rd 6:00 PM

Showing at Homeland Park Baptist Church
We return to the story of Grace Wesley, a Jr. High School teacher who is challenged for speaking of her faith to her students during a history lesson. Her love of teaching, her love for her students, and her love of life all come from the same place: her love of Christ. So when Brooke, a hurting student grieving the loss of her brother, reaches out to Grace, their coffee-shop conversation naturally leads to Grace sharing the hope she finds in Christ. For this, Grace faces an epic court case that could cost her the career she loves and expel God from the classroom and the public square once and for all!
*A love offering will be collected to offset the license fees for showing the movie.

Summer Sunday Nights Alive - For Sunday, July 16th


VBS Prayer & Preparation Service Sunday, July 16th6:00 PM
This will be a time for our church to pray and prepare for our upcoming Vacation Bible School!

Vacation Bible School

Monday, July 17th - Wednesday, July 19th 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, July 20th6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Family Night at VBS