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Mission:Dignity Sunday

They were there to lead you to Christ. They were there to pray with and for you. They were there as the hands and feet of Christ in your life.
Since 1918, GuideStone Financial Resources has been on a “Mission” to provide “Dignity” to retired Southern Baptist ministers, workers and their widows. These are men and women who have faithfully served God’s people and now find themselves struggling to meet even basic needs. Many served small, rural churches that paid only modest salaries and couldn’t afford to contribute to their pastors’ retirement. Often, these loyal soldiers of the cross had to work extra jobs just to make ends meet.

Mission:Dignity currently helps almost 1,800 people with extra money needed for housing, food and vital medications. It has also ensured a well-deserved dignity, independence and, often, the ability to continue serving.

Father's Day at HPBC

Sunday, June 16
8:45 AMPrayer Meeting 9:30 AMBible Study 10:30 AMMorning Worship
There will not be any evening activities or evening worship service.

WMU Prayer Emphasis for June

Prayer EmphasisNorth American Mission Board: Missouri, Jernigan Schwent
International Mission Board: Elizabeth Merritt

Mission Action for June and July

Our Mission Action Project for the months of June and July will be school supplies for our Back to School Supplies Giveaway on Sunday, August 11. Items needed: Wide Ruled Notebook Paper, 3x5 Index Cards, Colored Pencils, Large & Small Glue Sticks, Hand Sanitizer (Small Bottles), Crayons, No. 2 Pencils, Mechanical Pencils, Small Student Safety Scissors, Post It Notes, Dry Erasers, Earbuds, and Book Bags. A printed list of specific supplies needed for District V will be available in July.

Notes of Praise for June

"Who am I that the highest King would welcome me. I was lost but He brought me in - oh His Love for me." We have a good, good Father. He loved us so much that He sacrificed His Son to bring us into His family. Whether you had a good Father or whether you had no Father in your life, we have a heavenly Father who loves us and calls us His children. Take time to thank and celebrate your Father this month whether he's here or not, but be sure to thank and celebrate your heavenly Father everyday - because we are children of THE KING!
Tammy, Worship Leader

Pastor's Post for June

As summer arrives, we all must take precautions to stay hydrated. Yes, we must drink a lot of water because in hotter months our body loses water through sweat. Other times we may be in the yard working or at the beach with a nice breeze blowing and not realize we need water. Symptoms of dehydration include dizziness, headaches, fatigue, dry mouth, inability to pass water and in some cases the inability to talk. We can live weeks without food but only days without water.
On this note, I was reminded of another type of living water that is just as crucial to our spiritual life. Jesus calls it "living water" which He uses to refer to the Holy Spirit. Take a moment to read His words here:
(John 7:37-39 NLT) On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, “Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.”
Notice appeals to those in nee…

Birthdays for June

June Birthdays Larry McLees6/22 Caleigh Finley6/30

The Power of God's Names by Tony Evans on Wednesday Nights

In biblical times, names communicated a person's essence - their history, nature or character.  That's why God revealed Himself by dozens of different names in Scripture.  No single name could convey the fullness of His character and works. Learn the meanings of God's names to know Him more fully and experience Him on a deeper level.

Sessions Include
The Majesty of God's Names Jehovah and Adonai Jehovah Nissi and Jehovah Tsaba Jehovah Rohi and Jehovah Jireh El Elyon and El Shaddai Immanuel

Memorial Day

-With Honor and Gratitude, We Remember-

Monday, May 27
The HPBC office will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

Mother's Day at HPBC

Mother's Day ScheduleSunday, May 12
8:45 AM  Prayer Meeting 9:30 AM  Bible Study 10:30 AM  Morning Worship Service

There will not be any evening activities or evening worship service.

Notes of Praise for May

HE IS ALIVE AND WELL! Isn't it amazing to think that the same Jesus who was dead, buried & resurrected is the same Jesus who, through His Holy Spirit, can live inside of us! We, who profess Jesus as our Savior, walk around every day with the same power that was able to heal the sick, cast out demons, feed thousands and even raise the dead.  What an awesome, yet sobering thought. Just think what this world would be like if we really believed that and put this power to use every day. The wonderful thing is we can! It comes through unwavering faith, constant prayer and an attitude of praise and worship. Join us this month in praise and worship to our living King and let us UNLEASH THE POWER!
Worship Leader

Pastor's Post for May

We all encounter events that change our lives. Some are pleasant and others not so much. Whether it be looking into the eyes of your newborn child, puppy kisses on a tough day, a health crisis or tragic accident, they affect the way you live for better or for worse.  
The Bible say that, “For He gives His sunlight to both the evil and the good, and He sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.” (Matthew 5:45).
I have always taken this to mean that good and bad fall upon everyone, however God is my umbrella. As we move on from the Easter season, do not pack up your faith in Jesus our risen Savior with your Easter decorations and crafts. Because of Jesus our lives are changed.

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Once you accept Christ as your ultimate forgiver and leader in your life you can never go back to the way you used to operate. Why would you want to? Live out the power of your faith…

WMU Prayer Emphasis for May

Prayer EmphasisNorth American Mission Board:
Alabama, Adam Carter & Todd Panter / Arizona, Virginia Villalobos

WMU Mission Action for May

Mission ActionOur Mission Action Project for the month of May will be for Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home. They can use: Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Combs, Brushes, Hand and Body Lotion, After Shave Lotion (Old Spice, English Leather, etc.), Denture Cups with Lids, Kleenex, Diabetic Candy, Moon Pies (Any Flavor), Individual Size Snacks (Any Kind), and Canned Drinks. Please leave any of these items in the Bible Study Office.

Birthdays and Anniversaries for May

BirthdaysBetty Sanders5/11 Donna Holland5/12 Heather Brickman5/14 Nora Lee Stamps5/15 Jimmy Turner5/16 Cory Holmes5/19 Leisa Evans5/25 Shirley Williams5/25 Jimmie Crocker5/28

AnniversariesOdell & Shirley Williams5/23 Arthur & Lou Ellen Higgins5/27

Notes of Praise - April

Notes of PraiseEASTER...a time of joy and celebration! I love Easter and all that it stands for and I don't feel as if one Sunday is enough to reflect on and celebrate what Jesus did for us on the cross. So, we are starting our Easter worship celebration this Sunday. This Sunday our worship will be centered on the spotless Lamb that was slain for our salvation. Next Sunday we will focus on the Blood that was shed for our sins because that blood is our victory! The Sunday before Easter we will focus on that Old Rugged Cross because the cross had the final word. Then Easter Sunday we will come together to celebrate the Lamb who shed His blood and died on the cross but rose in Victory over death and the grave...because IT'S ALL BECAUSE OF JESUS THAT WE ARE ALIVE!
Tammy, Worship Leader

Pastor's Post - April

As we approach our Easter Services, we are walking through a worship series that lays out the power of the gospel message. Andy Stanley wrote a book called “Principle of Path”. The main premise of this book is that wherever the road you are on leads, that is where it will take you.Just as you cannot expect to end up in California by taking I-26 east, you cannot expect God’s blessings while walking a road that does not lead to Him.
In Luke 24 we find two disciples walking down the road to Emmaus which was seven miles from Jerusalem where Jesus had been crucified and buried. News of Jesus’ resurrection had traveled among those who believed in Him. As they were walking down the road, they were talking about all the events they had seen and heard relating to Jesus. Suddenly, a man they did not recognize started walking behind them. After spending some time with them, Jesus revealed Himself as the Risen Savior.Notice what the scripture says:
(Luke 24:31-32 NLT) 31 Suddenly, their eyes were o…

Easter Sunday Schedule

Easter Sunday ScheduleSunday, April 21
8:45 AMPrayer Meeting 9:30 AMBible Study 10:30 AMMorning Worship Service
There will not be any evening activities or worship service
Come join us as we worship our Risen Savior! 

WMU Prayer Emphasis - April

WMU Prayer EmphasisNorth American Mission Board: Hawaii, Johnny Griffith International Mission Board: Retired, Gary Inman

Mission Action - April

Mission ActionOur Mission Action Project for the month of April is for “Hospice of The Upstate”. They can use: Saltine Crackers, Individual Fruit Cups, Jell-O, Applesauce, Coffee (Regular and Decaf), Paper Towels, Plastic Spoons, Small Paper Plates, Small Styrofoam Cups, and Small Styrofoam Bowls. Please leave any of these items in the Bible Study Office.

Birthdays and Anniversaries

BirthdaysNancy Nixon4/3 Linda McLees4/6 Faye Watts4/7 Kaitie Hansen4/9 Pansy Nix4/21 Martha Morgan4/26

AnniversariesNewt & Sherry Partain4/27

Jordan River In Concert This Sunday Morning, March 24

Jordan River In Concert
Homeland Park Baptist Church 3010 Abbeville Highway Anderson, SC 29624
This Sunday - March 24, 2018 @10:30 AM
The concert is free but a love offering will be collected for Jordan River
For More Information On Jordan River Go To

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 13@10:00 AM On the Homeland Park Baptist Church Grounds  or Family Life Center in case of rain. Ages 5th grade and under.
We are asking for candy donations for the prize eggs, but no chocolate.  You may leave the candy in the Bible Study Office in the designated box.

2019 Senior Adult Spring Fling


WMU Prayer Emphasis - March

WMU Prayer Emphasis
North American Mission Board: New York, Kristi Johnson
International Mission Board: Southeast Asian Peoples, Holly Wright


Mission Action - March

Mission Action
Our Mission Action Project for the month of March is for Clean Start.
This is a non-profit ministry here in Anderson supported by churches and individuals. Anyone that is homeless or is in a house without power or water can go there and get a shower.
They can use: Bath Soap, Baby Oil, Disposable Razors, Travel Size Deodorant, Towels, Wash Cloths, Bathroom Tissue, and Sneaker Shoes.
Please leave any of these items in the Bible Study Office.

Pastor's Post - March

Pastor's PostI received this story in an email this week from Michael Duduit who is the Executive Editor of Preaching magazine and the Dean of Clamp Divinity School & College of Christian Studies at Anderson University. The story reads as follows:
Edward Steichen, who eventually became one of the world’s most renowned photographers, almost gave up on the day he shot his first pictures. At 16, young Steichen bought a camera and took 50 photos. Only one turned out -- a portrait of his sister at the piano. Edward’s father thought that was a poor showing. But his mother insisted that the photograph of his sister was so beautiful that it more than compensated for 49 failures. Her encouragement convinced the youngster to stick with his new hobby. He stayed with it for the rest of his life, but it had been a close call. What tipped the scales? The vision to spot excellence in the midst of a lot of failure. (Bits & Pieces, February 4, 1993)
You may have tried to share your faith an…

Notes of Praise - March

Notes of Praise"You roar like a lion, You bled as the lamb, You carry my healing in Your hands, Jesus. There is no one like you Jesus". These are the words from a beautiful praise song that will be our theme for the month of March. We will begin a month of Easter celebration and worship the fifth Sunday in March with a service that will focus on the Lamb of God. As we approach this Easter season let us come together and worship the Lamb who was slain for our sins because THERE IS NO ONE LIKE OUR JESUS!
Tammy Sanders, Worship Leader

Birthdays and Anniversaries for March

Birthdays Matthew Franks   3/1 Tammy Sanders   3/3 Al Harrell             3/5 Chris Marlow       3/8 Bobbie Eskew      3/10 Millard Hart         3/14 Jerry Geddings     3/17 Mary Lou Finley   3/19 Gail Keaton          3/22 Matt Turner         3/24 Lib Cowart           3/30 Ann Turner          3/30 Bonnie Evans       3/31

AnniversariesJerry & Clair Stamps       3/8
Will & Anna Artman       3/16

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering 
Week of Prayer for North American MissionsMarch 3 - 10

Annie Armstrong Guest Speaker
Sunday, March 3 During the Morning Worship Service.

Guest Speaker: Randy Creamer  (Disaster Relief for State Convention and Former NAMB Missionary)He will be sharing information concerning the Annie Armstrong Offering. 

HPBC Mission MarchSunday, March 10 During the Morning Worship Service 
Our Goal: $1,000

Notes of Praise - February

Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God! There is nothing we can do to earn it - there is nothing that we have ever done or will ever do to deserve it, BUT He gives it anyway! February is the month of love and nobody ever has or ever will love us more than our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself away for us. Come join us in Worship this month as we celebrate a love that will not let us go!
Tammy,  Worship Leader 

Pastor's Post - February

Focus On What Brings Us Together

There is no doubt that we live in a world today that is bent on dividing us. We are divided by politics, wealth, race, denomination, sexuality and more. Everyone wants their viewpoint to be the “right” viewpoint and anyone who differs with their “perceived truth” must tolerate it.
Somehow in this divided and volatile culture we as believers are not only commanded to take the gospel message to this world, (Matthew 26:16-20), we are expected to live it. Paul knew what it was like to take the gospel message of Jesus Christ to a divided culture. Note Paul’s approach in Ephesians 1:3
“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.”
These “spiritual blessings” are given to all those who have claimed Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. They are meant to be used to bring believers together and witness to those who want to connect with God and othe…

Birthdays and Anniversaries for February

February BirthdaysAnna Artman2/3 Ashleigh Dickson2/5 Phyllis Swaney2/10

February AnniversariesDwain & Bertha Lyon     2/28

Mission Action for February

Our Mission Action Project for the month of February is for Under His Wings. This is an eight-week in-house program for women with life controlling addictions and is a ministry of Haven of Rest.
They can use: Canned Fruit and Vegetables, Coffee (Regular and Decaf), Sugar, Creamer, Sweet ‘N Low Sweetener, Paper Plates, Paper Cups, Kleenex, Bathroom Tissue, Snack Items, Kool-Aid, Microwave Popcorn, Good Christian Books and Bibles (Preferably NIV), and Clean and Useable Dresses for Church (Sizes 16, 18, and 20). Please leave any of these items in the Bible Study Office.