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Showing posts from July, 2014

Weekly Youth Update: 7/28-8/3

The Homeland Park youth had an amazing time at Greenville Pickens Speedway Saturday night! From the exciting racing to the tons of laughs we shared, we had a great bonding experience and continued to deepen our relationships with one another. Our prayer, that we ask you to pray with us, is that God will continue to use events like this and others to build us more into the image of His Son and provide opportunities for us to share the Gospel with new students who come! This Wednesday evening, July 30, we will have our youth movie night in the Family Life Center from 6:00-8:30! Come upstairs into the youth room and enjoy our movie, snacks, and fellowship as we relax and hang out! Next Wednesday night, August 6, we will have our normal Bible study from 6:30-7:30. In two weeks, Wednesday, August 13, the youth will head to Cookout for milkshakes during our normal youth time. Finally, our Fall Out of Summer Spectacular is Sunday, August 24, from 5:00-7:00! This is a block pa

Fall Out of Summer Spectacular on August 24th

On the evening of August 24th Homeland Park Baptist Church will host an outreach to our community. Saturday August 23rd @ 10:00 am - We need volunteers to help pass out flyers to our community advertising the next day's event. With enough people we can be finished by noon. We need walkers, drivers and supporters.. Sunday, August 24th @ 5:00 pm - We will be meeting in and around our Family Life Center in lieu of our Evening Worship Service.  There will be an inflatable bouncy house and 16’ slide for the children as well as snow cones, hamburgers and hot dogs for everyone.  We would like for our church members to bring Book Bags and Back to School supplies to give to our  children in our community and local public schools as part of our Mission Action. God used this event in a great way in our church last year, we pray for the same this year.  Come be a part of this amazing night! Set-Up Crews Please Arrive by 4:00 pm

Determined Sermon Series Begins Today

Determined is defined as “having made a firm decision and being resolved not to change it.” Nehemiah is a man of faith that was moved by his love for God and His people to do something amazing! God gave him the calling to rebuild Jerusalem. What a daunting task for one man. There were plenty of people telling him that it could not be done. When God gives us a vision for serving Him, you can rest assured there will be critics, naysayers, accusers and obstacles. Sometimes our determination waivers and fails. Our words sound strong but our hearts are set on serving in our own strength. God gives us unfathomable tasks, in order to draw us to depend upon Him. Thomas Edison conducted two thousand experiments before he invented the correct filament needed to invent the first light bulb. When asked how it felt to fail so many times, Edison replied, “I never failed once, inventing the light bulb just happened to be a two-thousand step process.” Determination turns our fail

Young Adult Bowling Night August 9th

All of our young adults are invited for a night of bowling and dessert. We will meet at Boulevard Lanes on Clemson Boulevard at 6:00 pm. We can bowl two games with shoe rental for $10 per person. Following the games everyone is invited to James and Donna’s house for some homemade dessert. If you are between the years of 18 and Senior Adult status in our church this event is for you. Whether you are single or married, make a point to attend. We always have fun when we get together.

Weekly Youth Update: 7/21 - 7/27

The Homeland Park youth have a big week ahead! First, our regular Bible study is Wednesday night from 6:30-7:30! The Family Life Center opens at 6:00 for anyone wanting to shoot basketball and hang out. Invite your family and friends for what is always a fun time of fellowship, growth, and fun! Second, our NASCAR night is this Saturday night, July 26, from 5:30 – 11:30 PM! Please meet at the church 5:30 Saturday night so that we may leave at 6:00. We will grab dinner on the way and arrive at the track around 7:30. Racing begins at 8:00 and finishes at 10:30. We should arrive back at the church around 11:30 that night. If you want to attend, please send me an email to let me know! You will need to bring $10 for your ticket, about $10 for lunch (plus extra money if you want concessions), and the signed permission forms! We hope to see you there! The last event for this week is our Summer Nights Alive Praise.  Our whole church will gather together for the Family Game Nigh

Weekly Youth Update: 7/14 - 7/20

This past Wednesday night, the youth had an excellent time bowling and hanging out! Experiencing time in and around Anderson is always a blast with the Homeland Park youth! We will return to our normal Bible study meeting schedule for the next two Wednesday nights (7/16 & 7/23). The Family Life Center will open at 6:00 for anyone wanting to hangout. Bible study starts at 6:30 and lasts until 7:30. On the final Wednesday night in July, we will have a youth movie night in the youth Sunday school room! We hope to see you there! This Saturday, July 19, the youth will gather in the Family Life Center at 10 AM for a few hours of cleaning and decoration! Our plan is to have the youth meeting areas looking sharp for the start of the new school year. The event will be at the church from 10 AM -2 PM and lunch will be provided! Join us for fun and hard work. Finally, we will be going to Greenville-Pickens Speedway for a night of high-energy racing Saturday night, July 26! The

Mission Action & Emphasis for July 2014

MISSION ACTION & EMPHASIS Our Mission Action projects for the month of July are: Replenishing The Following AIM (Anderson Interfaith Ministry) Community Food Bank Our Church Pantry Items that can be used are Canned Vegetables, Fruits and Meats. Also, Paper Towels, Bathroom Tissue, Cereals, Peanut Butter and Jelly. Operation Christmas Child: Donating Combs . Upcoming Project: Our Mission Action project for the month of August will be school supplies. Many items are on sale in stores now. These items will be used to donate to area children at our Fall Out of Summer Spectacular on Sunday, August 24th. Items needed are: Wide Ruled Notebook Paper 3x5 Index Cards White Copy Paper 8 1/2 x11 Large & Small Glue Sticks Highlighters Hand Sanitizer (small bottles) Colored Pencils Crayons Small Student Safety Scissors No. 2 Pencils Erasers Mechanical Pencils Composition Notebooks Pocket Folders Book Bags Please leave any of these above ite

Summer Nights Alive Praise for July 2014

SUMMER NIGHTS ALIVE PRAISE 2014 Summer Night Series for HPBC @ 6:00 PM July 13th - Movie Night: Courageous Plot: When a tragedy strikes close to home, four police officers struggle with their faith and their roles as husbands and fathers; together they make a decision that will change all of their lives. July 20th - Ice Cream/Watermelon Night Come enjoy a delicious night of faith and fellowship.  We would love for our folks to bring some of their homemade ice cream.  Regular ice cream and watermelon will be available as well. July 27th - Family Game Night with Finger Food We are inviting everyone to bring finger foods and desserts to enjoy as we worship ​together​ and play some group games.  You can participate or just enjoy, either way we are ready to have some family fun​.

Movie Night: Courageous on Sunday July 13th

Our Sunday Night Alive Praise series for July begins with a movie night.  This Sunday (July 13th) we will be gathering in our Sanctuary to view the movie Courageous. Plot : When a tragedy strikes close to home, four police officers struggle with their faith and their roles as husbands and fathers; together they make a decision that will change all of their lives. This powerful movie will strike a chord in everyone, especially men. Invite a friend, come to church and hear this powerful presentation of the gospel! The movie will begin at 6:00 pm. Courageous Movie Trailer

Weekly Youth Update: 7/7 - 7/13

This Wednesday night, the Homeland Park youth and children’s ministries will head to Boulevard Lanes in Anderson for a night of bowling! If you are interested in coming, please arrive at the church Wednesday night by 5:45 to sign the permission form. We will leave at 6:00 and arrive back at the church by 8:30. Please bring the following: -           Signed permission form -           $5 to cover shoes and two games -           Socks Saturday, July 19, is the cleaning day for the youth at the church. We will be cleaning and reorganizing the youth rooms. Please wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty. The cleaning will start at 10:00 am in the Family Life Center and we will finish at 2:00 pm. Lunch will be provided. Finally, we will be going to Greenville-Pickens Speedway for a night of high-energy racing Saturday night, July 26! The racing begins at 8:00 Saturday evening and lasts until 10:30. Tickets are $10 each and you need to bring about $10 for dinner. We will

Weekly Youth Update: 6/30 - 7/6

The Homeland Park youth had a wonderful time last week! After a couple weeks off, we met again for Wednesday Bible study and had a great discussion on God’s grace when we sin from Psalm 32. Saturday, we went to Gravitopia and Pizza Inn in Greenville! Pictures from the last few weeks will be coming soon! This Wednesday night, we are meeting for our regular Bible study from 6:30-7:30 PM! Join us for what is a great time of discussion, fellowship, and growing closer to God! The Family Life Center will open at 6:00 for anyone wanting to hang out. Next Wednesday night, July 9, the youth will go bowling at Boulevard Lines in Anderson! The cost will be $5 and any extra money for snacks you might want to bring. We will leave the church at 6:00 and try to arrive back by 8:30. If you have any questions, please email me at Jason