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Church-Wide Christmas Dinner on December 17th After Church

  Church-Wide Potluck Christmas Dinner Following Our AM Worship Service / Family Life Center Fellowship Hall Join us for a pre-Christmas potluck celebration! Bring your favorite dish to share as we gather together to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. The church will provide chicken for the main course. This is a great opportunity to invite friends and enjoy a delicious meal together.

Pastor's Post for December 2023: A Gift Worth Celebrating - The Incarnation

  A Gift Worth Celebrating: The Incarnation Have you ever wanted your pet to be able to talk to you? I know I have! It would make things so much simpler to communicate with them and find out what they are thinking, feeling, and where they may be hurting. Of course, you can learn a lot about your pet through training and time, but it's not the same as having a real conversation with another human being. The birth of Jesus Christ in December is a celebration of our relationship with God. We are His creation, and He created us to be in relationship with Him. However, in our current state on this Earth, with our human flesh, we cannot be in His direct presence. This is evident throughout scripture, where people have had to see God through priests, burning bushes, historical acts, and miracles. God’s word tells us that if we were to look upon Him as we are today, we would surely die. This is why we needed Jesus. John 1:14 (NLT) So the Word became human (flesh) and made His home among us

Church-Wide Senior Adult Christmas Breakfast on Saturday, Dec 2

  Church-Wide Senior Adult Breakfast Honoring Our Senior Adults and Homebound Saturday, Dec 2, 2022  / (9 AM - 11 AM) / FLC Fellowship Hall It is more important than ever to honor those who are still among us. This year we are opening up the Senior Breakfast to our entire church family. 1. We would like for our members to bring cards and small little gifts to place in a bag for each of our Senior Adult and Homebound Members. 2. Please bring a canned good or non-perishable food to replenish our church missions pantry for those in our community who need help. We Will Deliver Too! If you are a homebound member or senior adult that cannot get out right now, we have volunteers that would love to deliver your breakfast. Please request your delivery by calling the church office by Wednesday, November 23rd to be placed on our delivery route for that morning (864) 296-9751 or email

Thanksgiving Soup and Sandwich Dinner on Nov 21

  One of our favorite traditions is gathering as a church family for an informal Thanksgiving meal. It is a time for everyone to bring their favorite soup, sandwiches, and desserts to share. It is a great time of fellowship as we express our gratitude to God and to each other. We have this on Tuesday because the office is closed on Wednesday and there are no Wednesday night activities due to Thanksgiving.

A Hanging of The Greens Christmas Worship Experience on Dec 3

  Embark on a heartwarming interactive Christmas Celebration on December 3rd at 10:30 AM. Join us as we adorn our sanctuary with festive decorations and discover the beautiful meaning of Christmas through the nativity, the holly and the ivy, an advent wreath and lighting of our Christmas tree. Also, experience the majesty of God through singing carols and narrations. A special guest will bring joy to our children, making this service an unforgettable occasion. Those who are involved in the program, please mark your calendars for a dress / technical rehearsal on Saturday, December 2nd at 4 PM.

Is God calling you to build up His church?

  Warren Wiersbe does a great job of reminding us of the need for God's people to teach and lead others in the church.  Rather than everyone depending on one Pastor or leader, God equips others to reinforce the teaching ministry of the church.  Think of what could happen if others in the church made teaching God's word to others a priority.  It would help people to grow in their faith and strengthen the bonds in our church family.  Would you pray for God to raise up teachers for all age groups in our church?  Would you ask God to show you if you may be one He is raising up?  You may be the one person God has brought here to reach the person I cannot.  To God be the glory! - Pastor James

No Trunk, Just Treats on Sunday, October 29

Each year our church invites families from our community to stop by for some friendly faces and candy. Tables will be set up in the Family Life Center (FLC) for children to walk by to get their treats. 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. If you would like to reserve a table please contact the church. / (864) 296-9751.

Vacation Bible School "Down On The Farm"

Each night will involve worship, crafts, recreation, a meal, and Bible Study. All children can register at the front doors of our Sanctuary as the meeting begins. Registration begins at 5:45 PM or skip the line by registering online @ VBS Pre-Registration Please contact our church office if your child needs a ride on our bus. We will do our best to accommodate everyone we can. 864-296-9751. Please leave a message if there is no answer or email . Pre-Register You Child ( Here )

Block Party in Homeland Park This Tuesday

  There will be activities and bouncy houses for the children, popcorn, snow cones, hotdogs and drinks.  There is no charge for this event so come out and have a great time together at the church with the track!

Photo Submissions for Our Mother's Day Presentation

Submit Your Pictures for Mother’s Day This Mother's Day, we would like to honor our mothers with a brief presentation.  If you wish to honor your mother or another influential lady in your life, please send a photo along with the lady's name to .  To fit time constraints, please limit submissions to three per family. Deadline is Wednesday, May 3rd

Two Part Sermon Series on Sexuality and Spirituality

  Today's world has distorted God's gift of marriage, sexuality,  and being single into something that is self-serving and destructive. Many say the temptations are much greater today, but in Corinth it was actually worse.  He has a plan for your spiritual life and sexuality.   God uses marriages and relationships to build us up and proclaim the gospel message. Please consider joining us for this two part series in 1 Corinthians 7 .  Read ahead and come prepared for God to speak to you, clear up some misconceptions and repair what is broken.

Hiring A Part-Time Summer Children's Ministry Assistant

Hiring A Part-Time Summer Children's Ministry Assistant Homeland Park Baptist Church is  looking for a person to provide ministry, leadership, safety, and care to the children of our church and their families this summer. This will be a great opportunity to receive guidance and experience with children's Ministry in conjunction with our church’s mission of connecting lives to God and others. This position will encompass 10 weeks of service May to August. Teaching children, planning events, and assisting with Vacation Bible School will be prominent areas of service. Please email for more information.

Children's Easter Egg Hunt on April 8

CHILDREN’S EASTER EGG HUNT Homeland Park Baptist Church Family Life Center 3010 Abbeville Hwy, Anderson  Saturday, April 8th @ 1 PM  Games  & Snacks Celebrate Easter With Us and This Annual Event In Case of Rain The Event Will Be Moved Into The Family Life Center

Pastor's Post for January 2023 - It Is Time To Ask Some Big Questions

Photo by JĂșnior Ferreira on Unsplash The days have never been brighter to serve God at Homeland Park Baptist Church. God has continued to give us a rich legacy of people who have faithfully served God to get us to where we are.  Now is the time for the next generation to do the same.  Day by day and event by event we see new faces stepping up to help with the work of the church.  We must reconnect to the mission our church was born from which was a church plant ministering to a hurting community.  Yes times have changed, but the gospel message is still clear.   In the next few weeks we need to honestly answer three questions. 1) What are the unique needs and opportunities where God has placed us? 2) What are the unique capabilities that God brings together in us? 3) What particular focus most energizes and animates our leadership?  I am praying for God to bring the men and women of all ages in our church to honestly answer these questions in hopes of clearly communicating a shared mis