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Showing posts from November, 2013

Weekly Youth Update: 11/25-12/01

We have experienced an amazing few months in the life of our church and what God is doing in our youth ministry. God is changing the lives of students and adults as the Bible and Gospel are preached and we could not be more excited for what He will continue to do as we look forward into 2014! This past week, we discussed how we adjust to normal life after experiencing an amazing weekend away at the retreat. Sunday night, we praised God for His work in our church as the congregation listened to a retreat update with student testimonies! A blog post will be coming soon giving a detailed review of the ENGAGE weekend! We will not be having Wednesday night services this week, including youth Bible study, as families prepare for Thanksgiving. Our regular Wednesday night schedule will continue December 4. Let’s use this time to remember and give thanks for the many gifts we have received from God, none greater than His Son’s life, death, and resurrection to secure us eternal life

Christmas Caroling and Chili Cookoff - December 8th

Join us again this year for a time of spreading Christmas cheer to our church members who are home bound and in nursing homes. They 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 on December 8th @ 4:00 PM. We will use the van 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.  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.

Weekly Youth Update: 11/18-11/24

We had an amazing weekend at the ENGAGE Youth Retreat! An in-depth update will be posted next week as well as given this Sunday night at our evening worship service. The students were challenged in many ways, but none more than understanding the saving work of the Gospel and the impact that following Jesus has in all of life. Come this Sunday night to hear more and look for a post next week describing the week! Wednesday night we will have our weekly Bible study starting at 6:30 and ending around 7:30. We'll be studying how moments of growth in our Christian lives can last a lifetime, especially after retreats or conferences! The Family Life Center will open at 6:00 for anyone wanting to hang out or play basketball. Email me at if you have any questions! Jason

Shouting With Joy After Sunday Night

I would like to extend a big thank you to all who came out last Sunday night (Nov. 17) to make our South Anderson Fellowship of Churches worship service so meaningful. All who attended were blessed.  Thank you to Freedom Center and Orville Baptist for joining with us.  It is a joy to serve along side you in this community. Pastor Philip Sears encourage us all to be thankful with his "A Joyful Shout" From Psalm 100 Let us pray together that we may do this again next year! May we remain thankful for ALL God has done and will do in our lives and churches. In Him, Pastor James

Is God Asleep?

Do you ever have times of doubt when you think God is asleep?  Maybe, He is working too much with someone else or tired from dealing with all of your problems.  Be encouraged my friends, God does not sleep.  He is all powerful and concerned specifically with you. He Loves You! As a matter of fact, He loves you so much that He wants to teach you a valuable lesson. Jesus illustrates this in this powerful account of a boat ride that went wrong fast in Mark 4:35-41 . Be sure to come Sunday morning to hear more on this powerful passage.  Church worship begins at 10:30 and Bible Study begins at 9:30.  We hope to see you Sunday!

Weekly Youth Update: 11/11-11/17

This week is the big week for our ENGAGE student retreat! We are really excited for the weekend and for what God will do while we are at Camp Longridge! This Wednesday night, we are having a parent/student meeting for any student going on the retreat at 6:00 PM. Here, we will fill out permission and medical release forms, go over the weekend schedule and rules for the weekend, and answer questions. In order for your student to attend, you must come to the meeting and sign the required forms. Unless a parent attends with their student and the required forms are signed, a student will not be allowed to attend! We will have our regular Wednesday night Bible study after the meeting, starting at 6:30 and finish around 7:30. Friday, we will meet at the church at 4:00 to prepare to leave for the retreat. We will drive over to Varennes Heights Baptist Church and leave with them by 4:30. We should arrive back by 4:00 on Sunday. Sunday night, during our normal time for Sunda

Doubting Jesus This Sunday in 9:30am Bible Study

Is it sin to doubt Jesus has power to heal someone you love? This Sunday in 9:30 Bible Study we will discuss doubts people have about what Jesus can do. Hope to see you there. (John 9)

Weekly Youth Update: 11/4-11/10

Sorry for the late update! We've had an exciting and busy few weeks so this Wednesday night, during our Bible study time, we will have a youth game night. We'll be doing group games and relaxing as we prepare for next weekend's ENGAGE Retreat! This Sunday is the last day to sign up for the retreat . The ENGAGE youth retreat will be from November 15-17 at Camp Longridge in Ridgeway, SC. More information is below: Location: Camp Longridge (Ridgeway, SC) Date: November 15-17 Cost: $99 (Covers meals, lodging, devotional booklets, t-shirts) This is an awesome opportunity for a fun weekend for growing in our walks with Christ and hanging out with teens from other churches and we hope to see you there! If you have questions about the retreat or anything else, email me at! Jason

My Hope For America with Billy Graham

Sunday Night, November 10th @ 6:00 PM Our church will be showing Billy Graham's "The Cross" presentation this Sunday night. There has never been a more clearer presentation of the gospel in a way that will move people's hearts.  If you have someone in your life you are praying for, please bring them. Invite a friend, coworker, neighbor, family member or anyone that God places in your path to this event.  Give them a ride, promise them dinner, or whatever it takes to get them here. Use this as a tool to reach others for Christ. Do not miss Billy Graham's last message to America!

Turn Your Clocks Back Tonight

Praise God for an extra hour of sleep tonight and turn those clocks back 1 hour. We will see you in the morning. 9:30am Bible Study & 10:30am Worship.