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Our Series on Revelation Resumes This Sunday

  Greetings Dear Church, I pray you had a great Christmas season as we celebrated the gift of Jesus (God with us)! The gift of salvation from our sins is the greatest gift anyone could ever receive. Also, thank you to our children who sang last Sunday and Rev. Michael Kinard who proclaimed God's word. Tomorrow we jump back into the book of Revelation as we study Jesus' letter to the church at Laodecia. Jesus warns us of the dangers in living a lukewarm life as well as a call to return to Him. He loves you and I too much to be halfway committed to anything. Worship begins at 10:30. I look forward to gathering with you again while observing Covid-19 precautions and broadcasting on facebook live . In Him, Pastor James

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

  LOTTIE MOON CHRISTMAS OFFERING   Mission March Sunday, December 13 During the Morning Worship Service   Goal: $1,000  

Pastor's Post for December

 Pastor's Post “The Significance of A Gift”   Do you have a gift that you treasure due to the person you received it from? I am sure all of us have those things that we keep that remind us of the person who have given them to us. My parents, (when they were living), made sure that I had a new suit each year. Whenever a suit was found at just the right price they would "gift" me with one. I still think of Mom and Dad every time I put on a suit or see them hanging in the closet, I think of them. You see the true value of a gift is found in the value of the one who gave it. As we approach Christmas this year, be careful to not lose sight of the greatest give this world has ever been given. A promised Messiah, Savior, Lord and King all wrapped into one.   Luke 2:15-16 New Living Translation (NLT) 15 When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” 16 The

Birthdays and Anniversaries for December

  Birthdays Deborah Forrester          12/4 Blake Fortner                  12/5 Pat Cox                         12/8 Cindy Hanks                  12/12 Rick Eubanks                 12/15 Bertha Lyon                   12/16 James Strickland             12/16 Ellen Black                     12/18 Patsy Fleming                12/27 Harold Sanders              12/27 Johnny White                 12/29  Anniversaries Joshua & Trista Cox        12/7 Jerry & Reba Geddings    12/10 Weldon & Sandra Sellers 12/18

Happy Thanksgiving!

  May you all have a great Thanksgiving! Remember no services tonight but we will resume this Sunday. However, some of us may be a pound or two heavier :). Share stories, remember loved ones who have.passed, make new family traditions and thank God for all your many blessings!

Birthdays and Anniversaries for November

BIRTHDAYS Buddy Sanders               11/5 Will Artman                    11/6 Newt Partain                  11/6 Frances Holcombe          11/17 Minnie Lee Turner          11/18 Tonya Keaton                11/19 Donna Strickland             11/21 ANNIVERSARIES Matt & Molly Turner                    11/16 James & Donna Strickland           11/21 Max & Patsy Fleming                   11/24

Mission News for November

 Mission News Mission Action Our Mission Action Project for the month of November will be for Calvary Home of Children. They can use: Liquid Dishwashing Detergent, Laundry Detergent, Sponges, Plastic Clothes Hangers, Family Friendly DVD’s (new or used), Paper Towels, Napkins, Bathroom Tissue, Paper Plates, Bed Pillows (great need), Washcloths, Sunscreen, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Body wash, Brushes, Hairbands, Notebook Paper, Children’s Scissors, Construction Paper, and Glue. Please leave any of these items in the HPBC Bible Study Office.           WMU Prayer Emphasis for November   North American Mission Board: Meghan Williams, Florida International Mission Board: Ross Lewis, European Peoples

Pastor's Post for November

 Pastor's Post Have Hope and Share It!   November 3rd will be a pivotal date in the life of our nation and have a far-reaching impact on the entire world. In this year’s elections, God will place who He wills into each position to deliver either His judgement or mercy upon us. You can be sure of this; many feel like the world will come to an end if their favorite candidate does not win. No matter where you stand on the political spectrum, may I remind you that God is still in control of this entire universe.   If you will indulge me for a moment by reading one of the verses from our Revelation Sermon Series that began last Sunday.  (Revelation 1:8) “I am the Alpha and the Omega—the beginning and the end, says the Lord God. “I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come—the Almighty One.”  God reminds us that He is in control, contrary of what any man or woman may think. As fast as culture changes in today’s world, God remains unchanging.  He is the beginning, e

Daylight Saving Time ends

  Turn your clocks back an hour on Saturday night, October 31 for the ending of Daylight Saving Time!

Thank You Note From Pastor James

  Dear Church Family,  Donna and I would like to thank each of you for your kindness, gifts, thoughts and most of all prayers.  Not only for Pastor Appreciation month, but also for the loss of Donna's Dad, Landrum Reece.  Each step has been taken  in God's strength and your support.  We love you all very much and continue to thank God for blessing us with such a loving church!  - Pastor James

Senior Adult Christmas Breakfast

SENIOR ADULT CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST Saturday, December 5 * 9:00 AM * In the FLC All senior adults are invited to join us for this special time of fellowship.  

Mission News for October

  MISSION NEWS Mission Action Our Mission Action for the month of October will be for Operation Christmas Child. Brochures and boxes will be available for you. When you have the boxes ready, please place them around the altar in the sanctuary. Please keep this project in your prayers as you pack each box.     WMU Prayer Emphasis for October   North American Mission Board:  Joshua McCarty, Colorado International Mission Board:  Ross Mackin, Southeast Asian Peoples          

Birthdays and Anniversaries for October

  BIRTHDAYS Deborah James   10/3 Ross Christensen 10/10 Jimmy Cleveland 10/10 Reba Geddings    10/17 Adam Sellers       10/20   ANNIVERSARIES Terry & Mary Lou Finley   10/11 Rick & Shirley Eubanks     10/15    

Trunk Or Treat

  Friday, October 30 * 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM * In the FLC Each year our church invites families from our community to stop by for some friendly faces and candy for the kids and boy do they respond. In light of the current pandemic and weather considerations, this year we are replacing the trunks of our cars for tables in the Family Life Center (Gym). The tables will be appropriately spaced apart for children to walk through and get some candy. We also are highly encouraging the wearing of face masks and will have some available on site as well.   For Those Wishing To Participate:   Dressing up and decorating your table 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 cannot attend but would like to donate candy, please bring it to the HPBC Bible Study Office when you come to church.        

Pastor's Post for October

  PASTOR’S POST Let Us Run The Race Together  “ . . .  let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.” Hebrews 12:1 Dear Church Family,   I want to thank you all for standing strong and working together during the past 10 months. Little did we know how God would change the landscape of the way we worship and teach us how to serve Him in new ways. Whether you worshipped online, in your car or in a pew, God has brought us all to a greater understanding and appreciation of who He is. Many could not and still cannot attend church due to their health or physical limitation, however their prayers, support and encouragement have been vital in these days. The church is the body of believers, not the building and HPBC has thrived in the midst of this pandemic.   The Covid-19 Coronavirus will not totally go away anytime soon, however it has slowed down. In these days God has laid it on the heart of our leadership and myself to move forward by re-opening some programs, ministri

#PraySC Bible Study and Prayer Service on October 21

Join us Wednesday Night @ 6:30pm in the Choir Room for a night of Bible Study and guided prayer with others in our state! Gary Hollingsworth, the Executive Director for our South Carolina Southern Baptist Convention has called Pastor and Churches to make October 21st a day of prayer in our state. We recognize that our strength and understanding pales in comparison to the strength and understanding given to us through the Holy Spirit.  He is the One who can bring hope to the hopeless and peace in the chaos.  The healing of our nation is unattainable by our own efforts; it will only happen through a movement of God. May we lift our voices to the One who can bring that change and healing during an election year and a Pandemic.

Covid19 Response Leadership Meeting on September 24

Covid-19 Response Leadership Meeting Thursday, September 24 In The Family Life Center *  This meeting was originally scheduled for September 14th but has been rescheduled for the 24th due to pending bad weather. Pastor James will be meeting with our church leadership to discuss our current state of programming during the Coronavirus and look at what ways we may be able to extend the services and ministries that we offer.  Staff, Deacons, Bible Study Leadership and Representatives from each ministry are asked to attend.  We will meet in the fellowship hall and keep distanced.  Wearing masks is highly recommended.  Pizza and Drinks Will be Provided. *  A nursery will be available for young children so their parents can attend. To make a reservation for your child, please email Pastor James or call the church office at (864) 296-9751.

Mission Action for September

Mission Action Our Mission Action for the month of September will be for Richard Campbell Veteran's Nursing Home. They can use Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Kleenex, Hand and Body Lotion, Denture Cups with Lids, Individual Size Snacks (any kind), Canned Drinks, Diabetic Candy, Moon Pies (any flavor), Combs, Brushes, and After Shave Splash (Old Spice, English Leather, etc.). Please leave any of these in the Bible Study Office. 

Birthdays and Anniversaries for September

      Birthdays Malissa Fleming      9/1 Max Fleming      9/5 Elenor Habbal      9/7 Sharon LaCount      9/10 Jerry Stamps      9/11 Willette Harrison      9/13 Trista Cox      9/17 Joe Lollis      9/17 Geraldine Thrasher      9/17 Tyler Stamps      9/20 Joann Dickson      9/22 Anniversaries Larry & Linda McLees 9/14

Mission Action for August

Mission Action Our Mission Action for August is threefold. It is for The Good Neighbor Cupboard, AIM, and our church pantry. Please bring boxed cereals, peanut butter, canned meats, canned fruits, canned vegetables, 2 lb. flour, 2 lb. sugar, boxed macaroni and cheese, and any other staple goods. Please leave these items in the HPBC Bible Study Office.

Birthdays in August

Birthdays Angie Watts       8/2 Molly Turner      8/12 Sheila White       8/14 Ellen Christensen 8/15 Calvin Summey  8/17 Helen Ferguson  8/21 Lou Ellen Higgins 8/22 Janiece White     8/22 Shirley Eubanks  8/23 Andrea Franks   8/25 Robert Lee         8/28 Karen Hardy      8/30

Mission Action for July

Mission Action Our Mission Action project for the month of July will be bottled water for Homeland Park Fire Department and Broadway Fire Department. Please leave the water in the Bible Study Office.   

WMU Prayer Emphasis for July

WMU Prayer Emphasis North American Mission Board:  John Ames - Providence, Rhode Island International Mission Board:  Edward Hall - American Peoples “PRAY WITHOUT CEASING”

Birthdays & Anniversaries for July

Birthdays Margaret Brickman          7/4 Kelsey Keaton                 7/18 Frances Neill                   7/26 Anniversarie s Robert & Cindy Hanks      7/26

Updated Reopening Plan for HPBC During The Coronavirus

As you may have seen during these days, the Coronavirus is not going anywhere.  Numbers are still increasing and our church is still taking precautions.  Recent days have led us to continue to hold off on resuming Choir and Bible Study Classes until August when we will re-evaluate.  Here is our updated  three-phase plan. Updated July 1, 2020 Sunday's Schedule 9:45 am - Praise Team Sound Check 10:15 am - Doors Open, People Are Seated (With Direction) 10:30 am - Service Begins 11:00 am - Service Dismisses (With directions) * Activity pages and crayons will be available for children who want them . We will still continue to broadcast via Facebook Live  on Sundays and Wednesday nights. I want to thank all who have been patient with us, continued to support us and kept the faith during these tough days.  We will continue to use wisdom and discretion as forge on in future days!  God is good! Pastor James *A downloadable pdf of the plan can be found here .

Choir Practice and Performances Are Being Held Back Another Month

After much prayer, and due to the rise in COVID19 cases, I feel that it would be wise to wait at least another month to resume choir practice.  I really miss congregational singing and the choir specials and I hope we will be able to add these components back into our services soon,  but with the rise of the virus it will probably be a month by month assessment.  I'm already working on a Christmas Worship Service and, God willing, I look forward to getting to work on it as soon as we can safely start practices again.  Until then I hope everyone will stay safe and healthy! Tammy

Sunday Sermon Recap - Just Stay Calm

Just Stay Calm Exodus 14:14 (New Living Translation) "The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.” No matter how crazy this world gets or what “Red Sea” is staring you in the face, you must remember to stay calm because everything is under God’s control. Sermon outline @ Three Major Emphasis For These Days God Is Loving and In Control Jesus Is All-Sufficient God Allows Chaos Sunday's Sermon

Youth Ministry Road Trip Worship Rallies in July

Every Sunday and Wednesday night in July Every Sunday and Wednesday night in July from 6-8 our youth and their leaders will be meeting at New Prospect Baptist Church for the Clayton King youth rallies. If the youth need a ride, meet Blake at the church at 5:30 pm. The youth will be provided food to eat. If you have any other questions please call or email Blake at (864) 934-8267 or  

The Light Is Shining Bright Again at HPBC

We have been very blessed at HPBC to get our lighting around our campus upgraded. We take our mission of being a light for Jesus in our community seriously. Thank you church family for making this possible and for Isom Electric for doing such a great job! See More Photos In This Google Photos Album

As One Prayer Rally at Bent Creek Farm This Sunday

For several years local churches have been meeting together for prayer at Anderson University.  This year due to "social distancing guidelines" due to the Coronavirus, the meeting has been moved to an outside venue.  Bring your lawn chairs and come join other brothers and sisters in Christ from this area for a moving prayer experience. For Directions To Bent Creek Farm, check out their website - 1307 Bethany Church Rd, Belton, SC 29627

Youth Camp To Hickory Knob State Park - June 16-18

The youth will be leaving for Hickory Knob State Park on Tuesday June 16 at 10 am. They will return Thursday around 3 on June 18th.  Please bring supplies to last 3 days and 2 nights. Also, bring towels and swim clothes. To register youth will need to bring 20 dollars Sunday, June 7th for the food and drinks.  Also, The youth ministry is planning on starting back with a weekly bible study on Wednesday June 24th the week after the trip to hickory knob.  For more information email  Blake Fortner .

Thank You For The Repairs Thomas Keaton and Company

On behalf of our church family, I would like to thank Thomas Keaton and his company for completing some much needed repairs on vinyl siding that had fallen off of the steeple and other places from recent storms.  They did great work and we are so blessed to have received this act of kindness.  Thank you brother! Pastor James

Worship With Us This Sunday, May 24th

Last week was an amazing time for our church as we got the blessing of worshiping together in our sanctuary.  "Social Distancing Guidelines" were followed and everyone enjoyed being together.  We continue our reopening phase this Sunday with the same guidelines we used last week.   Here is our three-phase plan for reopening our church and resuming schedules. We look forward to worship with you either in person or on facebook live , this Sunday @ 10:30 am.

Mission Action for June

Mission Action Our Mission Action for the month of June is for The Hospice House of the Upstate. They can use: Kleenex, paper towels, small paper plates, small Styrofoam bowls, large Styrofoam cups, plastic spoons, saltine crackers, coffee (regular and decaf), individual fruit cups, individual applesauce, and individual Jell-o. Please leave any of these in the Bible Study Office. 

Birthdays & Anniversaries for April, May, & June

Birthdays Nancy Nixon                             4/3 Linda McLees                           4/6 Faye Watts                                4/7 Carson Adams                          4/9 Kaitie Hansen                           4/9 Katie Holmes                            4/20 Pansy Nix                                  4/21 Martha Morgan                       4/26 Devon Dalton                           5/3 Sierra James                             5/4 Janie Hanks                              5/8 Betty Sanders                        5/11 Donna Holland                        5/12 Heather Brickman                  5/14 Nora Lee Stamps                     5/15 Jimmy Turner                           5/16 Christy West                            5/18 Cory Holmes                            5/19 Leisa Evans                               5/25 Shirley Williams                       5/25 Amber Whiten                         5/31