Youth Ministry News

Church family, here are just a few updates for and from our youth group:

We need to know if you’re planning on joining us for Passport this summer. A nonrefundable $50 deposit is due to Luke or Robin in the church office by Sunday, February 24. We’ll be attending Passport Missions at Averett University from June 23-28. If money is an issue, please talk to Luke.

On Sunday nights, we have supper as a part of our youth activities. If you or your Sunday school class would be interested in helping out with this in the coming months, we would be greatly appreciative. Talk to Luke for more information.

Go ahead and save the date for a Lock-In to be held on Friday, April 5. More details to come on this in the next month.

We had a wonderful time last Saturday volunteering at Rise Against Hunger. A total of 100,000 meals were packed during the event, which are being sent to the Dominican Republic. Thanks again to all of the youth and other church members who came out to help.

As always, if you have any questions about our youth program, feel free to reach out to Luke!


Chrismon Workshop

On Monday and Tuesday, March 25-26, 2019, a Chrismon Workshop will be held at The Old Agriculture Building Auditorium in Pittsboro. The cost is $5.00/day, and is payable upon arrival. Beads, wire, and patterns can be purchased at the workshop. There will also be a Beginner Class for anyone who has not attended before. For more information, please contact Carol Atkins.

American Red Cross Blood Drive – March 2, 2019

Saturday, March 2
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The HVBC Blood Drive is here, and we need DONORS! The Red Cross is in critical need right now. Please schedule your life-saving donation by visiting and entering keyword HVBC or contact Robin in the church office to set up a time.

For this local mission opportunity, we need the following donations from our HVBC Family. Please contact Robin in the church office if you can help with this mission:

Blood Donors: to donate blood, you must be at least 16 years old and must weigh at least 110 pounds. Eligible donors under the age of 18 need parent consent to donate. Donation appointment time slots are available every 15 minutes from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. Prepare for the whole blood donation process (check-in, donation, recovery) to take about 1 hour. Please plan to bring a photo ID for check-in on the day of the drive. You may check out other eligibility requirements here:

Time Donors: We need an adult who can help with light work at the Registration Table or Canteen Area on March 2. Registration Table volunteers need to be comfortable using a computer and Canteen Area Volunteers need to enjoy serving snacks and drinks! (Shifts for Registration Table and Canteen Volunteers are 9:30-12:00 pm and 12:00 pm-2:30 pm).

Childcare Donors: If you can assist with supervision of children on the HVBC playground (while parents donate time or blood), please volunteer to help!

Grunt Work Donors: We need assistance with moving/setting-up tables and chairs be-fore (9:30 am) or after the blood drive (2:45 pm).

Five Years, Already!

Dear friends,

As of the end of January, Robin Wimberley has been our Administrative Assistant for 5 years. I am exceptionally thankful for Robin and all the gifts and talents she brings to our office and the ministry of our church. Robin always seems to have a smile and greets people who enter the office with warmth and kindness. She has a knack for making people feel comfortable and cared for – whether they are members or guests just dropping by with a question or need.

I appreciate so much her attention to detail and her organizational skills. She manages the master calendar and keeps track of all the church activities as well as the different groups who rent the gym. We are fortunate that we can make use money from renting the gym to help pay for expenses around the church property (including unexpected needs like last year when we had to replace an HVAC system for part of the educational building). Robin’s organizational ability and attention to detail makes this possible.

Robin also works diligently and faithfully to prepare the Illuminator and the weekly worship bulletin and helps us keep track of events and announcements that need to be made.

Robin is the kind of person who will jump in to help with whatever needs to be done – whether it is even remotely related to her job description. She notices things that need to be done and takes care of things without being asked. She is a willing and caring helper to so many of us in innumerable ways.

She adds humor and fun to the office environment as well and has become a good friend to many of us. I think we have all recognized how blessed we are to have Robin working with us. I encourage you to find a way in upcoming days to let her know how much you appreciate her kind spirit and good work for the past 5 years.