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T'was The Day After Christmas

Just a reminder to all of our Homeland Park Family that we will be taking a Christmas Break Tonight for our Wednesday night services.  We will be back to our full schedule this Sunday.  Enjoy your time with family and we look forward to seeing you at church Sunday. Merry Christmas!!!!

Staff Christmas Lunch 2012

Thank you Homeland Park Baptist Church for treating the staff to a Christmas appreciation lunch at the Olive Garden.  Each our team's gifts are used to effectively carry out the mission of the church. We love and appreciate you all very much. (Left To Right) Minnie Lee Turner - Receptionist Tammy Sanders - Worship Leader James Strickland - Pastor Cindi  Funchess - Administrative Assistant JoAnn Dickson - Organist Mary Lou Finley - Pianist

Great Men Will Be Filling The Pulpit This Week

Pastor James and Donna will be away on vacation this Sunday, December 16.  The Homeland Park Baptist Church Family will be blessed by these men as they share from their heart and years of experience. You will not want to miss them. Rev. John Dill Director of Missons For Our Saluda Baptist Association December 16th - 10:30 AM Service Rev. Landrum Reece Retired Pastor and Pastor James' Father-In-Law December 16th - 6:00 PM Service Mr. Stanley Watts Faithful Sunday School Teacher and Member of Homeland Park Baptist Church December 19th - 6:30 PM Adult Bible Study

RECAP for Christmas Caroling and Chili Cook Off on December 9th

Chili Judge Anna Briscoe Our church family received a blessing by going out on Sunday and singing Christmas Carols to our members who are in nursing homes or cannot easily leave their homes.  Over 40 members of our family split into 3 groups to cover 12 families.  It was amazing to hear the testimonies of our members who said, "We were blessed more than those we were singing to".  It is amazing to see how a little action can do so much for sharing God's love during this season. When we returned to the church we shared testimonies of how God worked during the caroling then enjoyed 10 different pots of Chili with all the fixings supplied by our members and food service committee.  Our judges had their work cut out for themselves but they rose to the challenge and did a great job.  This is definitely a Homeland Park Baptist Church tradition that we will want to do again.  If you missed it this year, make sure you join us in 2013.  Here are some more photos from

It Is Your Serve

Homeland Baptist Park Church members have been out serving this morning.  It is so great to see people taking ownership in the vision that God has for our church.  Many here know the secret, "To see God's will be accomplished, we must serve! Jesus said it best: Matthew 20:28 26 (HCSB) 26 It must not be like that among you. On the contrary, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave; 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life—a ransom for many.” Here are a few photos from today! Larry McLees and Odell Williams Getting The Baptistery Ready For Sunday Patsy and Dot serving their Pinto Beans and Cornbread at the Cross Minsitries Soup Kitchen Clothes collected at our church were delivered to the Cross Ministries Community Closet THEY HAVE AN URGENT NEED FOR DONATIONS OF SOCKS FOR MEN AND BOYS Food collected at our Senior

Photos from our Senior Adult Breakfast 2012

Each year our church has a breakfast for our Senior Adults.  It was great to have fellowship with the Kitchen help as well as watching our folks enjoy a great breakfast.

Christmas Eve Worship Service

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 at 7:00 pm 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

Tough Questions On Sunday Nights

Many Christians and non-believers have questions that they feel are too serious to ask or they think that God will be offended if they even ask.  God loves us and gave His greatest gift to bring us back to Him.  As a loving Father, He knows we will have times of doubt and anger. It is important that we channel our questions to Him and His word, not worldly wisdom and selfishness.  Join us on Sunday nights (6:00 PM) at Homeland Park Baptist Church as we ask God the tough questions and find the answers in the Bible. November 18: What do I do when I am angry with God? November 25: Can I really trust God? December 2: How do I know God is there? December 9: Christmas Caroling and Chili Cook-off ( More Info ) December 16th: Guest Preacher: Rev. Landrum Reece December 23rd: No PM Services December 24th: Christmas Eve Service ( More Info ) December 30: How do I know my faith is real? January 6: Why does God give me choices?

The Gift: A Christmas Sermon Series

Come join our family at Homeland Park Baptist Church as we celebrate the greatest gift ever given; the birth of a Savior, Jesus Christ! This gift impacts our entire lives and eternity.  Each Sunday morning in December, we will discover gifts that are a result of God sending His son to earth in such a humble way. December 2: The Gift of Hope - Nothing is Impossible December 9: The Gift of Help - God Places Forerunners Before Us December 16: Guest Preacher - Rev. John Dill (Saluda Baptist Association D.O.M.) December 23: The Gift of A Healer - The Birth of Christ December 30: The Give of a Home - Being in Our Father's House Make your prayer and commitment to make sure we never forget that Jesus is the reason for this season.  We look forward to being together in worship. Merry CHRISTmas!

Christmas Caroling and Chili Cook Off on December 9

Come join us for a time of spreading Christmas cheer to our church members who are home bound and in nursing homes.  The desperately need reminders at Christmas that God loves them and so does their church.  We need all of our families to meet at the church at 4:00 PM.  We will use the vans 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.  Tammy is making some song books with our Christmas favorites for us to sing.  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 for the Chili.  Let’s make this a favorite HPBC family tradition.

Seeing The Many Faces of God

During the first days of my ministry here at HPBC, I have had the privilege of meeting some of our church members who are in medical care facilities.  Many times we see names on a prayer list and pray for them without "really" knowing them.  It is important for our church to never forget those who cannot physically attend worship services.  They may not be able to come into the building, but they are still members and can do great things for God in their daily lives.  If you have not taken the time to sit down with some of these saints, then you should.  You will be better for it by seeing God working in their lives. Here are some of the folks I met today. In Him, Pastor James Lena Bell Brewster with Her Niece Alice NHC Nursing Home Harold Cowart Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home Annie Mae Johnson Rainey Hospice House If you would like to be a part of a team that visits our members who are shut in and homebound, please contact our churc

Serving At The Cross Ministries Soup Kitchen

I had the privilege of serving at the Cross Ministries Soup Kitchen with Mrs. Pauline Tate today.  Cross Ministries is a network of local Anderson churches that work together to minister to the needy.  A food pantry and soup kitchen are open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm.  Different churches cover different days.  You can impact your community by serving for one hour and a half and you will be the one that gets the blessing.  Look in our weekly bulletin to see when you can sign up for a time slot.  You won't regret it. In Him, Pastor James The Cross Ministries Hub Mrs. Pauline Tate serving some great food including her homemade cheeseburger casserole. Our customers were very grateful for the food. They look just like you and me. Clothes Pantry to the left, Soup Kitchen to the right. God gave us the privilege of serving 30 plates today.