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Ignite Youth Weekend

Ignite: Youth Weekend (January 18-20)
Mark your calendars and save the date.  A group of Anderson University students will be assisting our church in leading a youth outreach weekend.  All of the activities will culminate with them leading our church in worship on January 20th in the am service.  There will be avenues for many to participate. We will need chaperones, prayer warriors, snack makers and more as we seek to reach out to this important group.  More details are coming on ways you can specifically help. If you have questions or ways to help, please see or email Pastor James (

Life Is All About Our Connections

IWe are connected to God by His hands creating us.  Because of sin, that connection was broken and now Jesus has restored that connection by offering Himself as a ransom “payment’ for our sins.  Those who accept Jesus as their personal Savior and Lord are connected to God through Jesus Christ. It seems simple to explain, but the weight of that is huge.  You and I did nothing to deserve being made right with God which makes the power of His mercy so great.
With that being said, God created us to be connected to others as well as Himself.  With the mercy that He has offered to us, why would we not want to extend that same grace to others? There is no doubt that the level of hatred toward those that do not agree, is at an all time high.  We counter that hate with grace. God is calling you and I to use our connection with Him to connect Him with others.
(Romans 10:14) 14 But how can they call on Him to save them unless they believe in Him? And how can they believe in Him if they have nev…

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All Services Cancelled For Dec 9 Due To Weather

After assessing the road conditions and weather predictions for today, I have decided to cancel all Sunday scheduled activities for Dec 9.  I hope you stay warm and safe and  look forward to worshiping again with you soon.  God Bless! - Pastor James
Isaiah 9:6 - For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Birthdays and Anniversaries for December

Deborah Forrester12/4 Pat Cox12/8 Cindy Hanks12/12 Amber Taylor12/14 Rick Eubanks12/15 Bertha Lyon12/16 James Strickland12/16 Ellen Black12/18 Patsy Fleming12/27 Harold Sanders12/27 Johnny White12/29

Joshua & Trista Cox        12/7
Jerry & Reba Geddings    12/10

Mission Action for December

Our Mission Action for the month of December will be helping a family from Homeland Park Elementary School and another local family.
Homeland Park Elementary School Family
Carter - Boy – almost 2 years – boys’ size 2T
Jaiden - Boy – 1st Grade – boys’ 7/8 pants, medium shirt, or 7/8 shirt
Ja’nyah - Girl – age 4 – girls’ 6x pants or 7, medium shirt, or 6/7 shirt
Any clothes or toys would be greatly appreciated. Mom and Dad are taking care of their shoes.
Local Family Girl #1 – men’s XL shirt, men’s Large pants Girl #2 – girls’ junior small shirt, junior small pants Boy #1 – men’s pants 36Wx29L, medium shirt Boy #2 – boys’ large shirt, pants 7/8
Please wrap these presents and attach a name tag to package.

WMU Prayer Emphasis for December

North American Mission Board: Wyoming, Barbara Galloway International Mission Board: Joy Mitchell

Church-Wide Christmas Fellowship

Sunday, December 16 following the Morning Worship Service. In the HPBC Family Life Center.
Come join us for a time of food and fellowship.  Please bring covered dishes, desserts, sweet tea, and unsweet tea. The church will provide the meat.

Date Night For Our Young Couples To See Ginny Owens

Ginny Owens is a singer/songwriter, speaker & laughter enthusiast.  She is also a 3 time Dove Award Winner. To learn more about Ginny visit

Tuesday, December 4th @ Concord Baptist Church Lunch Event at 10:30 am Dinner Event at 6:00 pm Meal Catered by Talk of The Town / Abbeville

Tickets $18 / Married Couples $32

* please turn in your money by Sunday, November 18th for us to make reservations.

About Ginny Ginny Owens became a household name as the Gospel Music Association's 2000 New Artist of the Year. Growing in notoriety as both a singer and a songwriter, winning 3 Dove awards and multiple ASCAP Awards along the way, selling over a million records over the course of her career. A top performer on the Christian radio charts with hits like "If You Want Me To," "Free" and "I Wanna Be Moved" among others, Owens has released no less than 11 full albums and 3 EPs, and her music has also impacted mainstream audiences at Lilith Fair, the Sundanc…

Turn Those Clocks Back An Hour Saturday Night

Praise God for an extra hour of sleep and turn those clocks back 1 hour on Saturday, November 3rd. We will see you the next morning. 9:30am Bible Study & 10:30am Worship. What are you going to do with your extra hour? #timeisprecious

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

December 2 - 9
-MISSION MARCH- Sunday, December 9 During the Morning Worship Service

Our Goal: $1,000

Senior Adult Christmas Breakfast

Senior Adult Christmas Breakfast 
Saturday, December 1    9:00 AM HPBC Family Life Center

All senior adults are invited to join us. Please bring a canned good for our Food Bank.

Church-Wide Thanksgiving Fellowship

Church-Wide Thanksgiving Fellowship
Tuesday, November 20  6:00 PM HPBC Family Life Center
Come join us for a time of food and fellowship. Please bring soups, sandwiches, desserts, sweet tea, and unsweet tea.

WMU Prayer Emphasis for November

WMU Prayer Emphasis
North American Mission Board: Florida, Francisco Tola

International Mission Board: State Convention Missionaries

Mission Action for November

Mission Action

Our Mission Action Project for the month of November will be giving monetary donations toward the many that lost their homes and belongings during the recent tornadoes and hurricanes. Please, pray what the Lord would have us give to these people.

Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Matthew 25:40

Birthdays and Anniversaries for November

BirthdaysBuddy Sanders                             11/5 Will Artman                                  11/6 Newt Partain                                11/6 Nakita Harris                                11/8 Frances Holcombe                       11/17 Donna Strickland                         11/21

AnniversariesMatt & Molly Turner        11/16
James & Donna Strickland           11/21 Max & Patsy Fleming                   11/24

Nursery Rennovations Are Complete

Our mission at HPBC is to connect lives with God and others. One step in recent days towards that mission has been the renovation of our nursery. Our families can feel confident that their children will experience God's word in a safe and loving environment. Thank you to all who worked on this project and may God use this to connect our church with even more families! - Pastor James

You'll Still Be Lord of All

Pastor James and his wife Donna sing joyful noises during worship this Sunday by singing "You'll Still Be Lord of All" by Truth. #pastorandwifeduet

God Is Faithful and Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself

This past Sunday we went through Psalm 139. Isn’t it amazing that God knows EVERYTHING about you and STILL loves you? Make v. 23-24 your prayer and see where you stand with God. No matter where you are at, He is faithful and made you to love you! #Godsfaithfulness

Wednesday Night Bible Study - Titus

Wednesday Night Bible Study - Titus
In this video series Chip Ingram unpacks the book of Titus. He challenges us to display the gospel in our lives through doing good. We do good works not to earn God’s favor, but as a result of God’s favor. When the gospel has truly taken root in our lives, it produces the fruit of godliness. As we pass these things on to future generations, the Church stands in bright contrast to the darkness of the world. Pastor James will enhance the presentation with study and application for what is presented.

Note:We will be moving from the Choir Room to the Fellowship Hall beginning in October for the duration of this study. The time is still 6:30 PM so come ready to learn with an open Bible and heart.

SBA Annual Meeting


Global Hunger Sunday

Global Hunger Relief OfferingSunday, October 14
Please mark your envelope Hunger Relief.
100% of every dollar given goes directly toward meeting hunger needs!

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or TreatWednesday, October 31  6:00 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.

WMU Prayer Emphasis for October

Prayer Emphasis
North American Mission Board: North Carolina, John Brinson
International Mission Board: Chaplains and Volunteers

Mission Action for October

Mission ActionOur Mission Action Project for the month of October will be filling Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes. We have shoeboxes in the Bible Study Office to pick up. The fee is $9 for each box this year. Please pick up your boxes soon and start this project going.

Birthdays and Anniversaries for October

BirthdaysDorothy Dutton10/2 Deborah James10/3 Pauline Tate10/4 Ross Christensen10/10 Jimmy Cleveland10/10 Lonnie Vickery10/11 Reba Geddings10/17

AnniversariesTerry & Mary Lou Finley 10/11 Rick & Shirley Eubanks   10/15

We Are Now On Instagram!

We are now on instagram  Follow us and spread the word!

One Service Sunday This Sunday for September 16 at 10:30 am

Due To Possible Weather Changes, we will be holding one worship service  on the morning of Sunday, September 16, 2018. @ 10:30 am.

We are inviting everyone to attend worship this Sunday for one service @ 10:30 am.  This means we will not have 9:30 am Bible Study Classes or 6:00 PM worship.  At this point the forecast seems to be favorable for us to meet at this time.  If conditions change, please use caution and your discretion. We want to worship together but we also want people to be safe.

Our prayer is that lives would be touched and changed by worship.  Join us as we change the world, one heart at a time.

Pastor James

Youth Scavenger Hunt on September 22

Youth on Mission Scavenger Hunt for grades 6-12.  We will be hunting for clues to local community ministries.  The event will be held at the Saluda Baptist Association office.  Lunch will be provided and the event will be over at 1:00 pm.  We will meet at the church a 9:15 am.  Please let Pastor James know if you want to attend by September 16.

Church Office Phone: (864) 296-9751

Labor Day

Monday, September 3rd
The church office will be closed on Labor Day.

2018 Season of Prayer for State Missions & Janie Chapman Offering

2018 Season of Prayer for State Missions  & Janie Chapman Offering
Sunday, September 9th - Sunday, September 16th
MISSION MARCH Sunday, September 16th
Our Goal: $1,000
Envelopes are in the pews.

WMU Prayer Emphasis for September

North American Mission Board: Illinois, James Abner Retired International Mission Board: Linda Witherspoon

Birthdays and Anniversaries for September

BirthdaysMalissa Fleming             9/1 Max Fleming                  9/5 Elenor Habbal                9/7 Jerry Stamps                 9/11 Joe Hansen                   9/13 Willette Harrison            9/13 Trista Cox                      9/17 Joe Lollis                       9/17 Geraldine Thrasher        9/17 Tyler Stamps                 9/20 JoAnn Dickson               9/22

AnniversariesLarry & Linda McLees     9/14