Operation Christmas Child

It’s time to begin filling your shoe boxes for those special children around the world!
HVBC COLLECTION is due by November 15.

Online boxes are encouraged but traditional boxes will be accepted. If you would like boxes from Samaritian’s Purse, the cardboard boxes are $.50, and the plastic are $1.50.
To keep from going to the store, I encourage everyone to order on-line. Each online box is $25.00, and you choose what you would like in your box. If you need help, please contact Linda Ward. She can order for you and you can pay her $25.00 per box.

Linda Ward

Music Notes

October Hymn of the Month

Whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.
Matthew 10:39

As Judson Van de Venter recalled the day that he dedicated his life to Christ and Christian service he wrote:

“I was conducting a meeting at East Palestine, Ohio, and in the home of George Sebring (founder of the Sebring Campmeeting – Bible Conference in Sebring, Ohio, and later developer of the town of Sebring, Florida). For some time, I had struggled between developing my talents in the field of art and going into full-time evangelistic work. At last the pivotal hour of my life came, and I surrendered All. A new day was ushered into my life. I became an evangelist and discovered down deep in my soul a talent hitherto unknown to me. God had hidden a song in my heart, and touching a tender chord, He caused me to sing.”

Thus was born the beautiful hymn, I Surrender All. He also gifted us with the lovely and lyrical gospel hymn, Shall we Gather at the River.

Yates Food Pantry Opportunities

Due to the COVID pandemic, the Yates Association Food Pantry has changed the process for donation and distribution of food items. We would like to continue to support this ministry with monetary donations instead of collection of food items. HVBC is one of the designated churches to support this ministry from October through December. Please support this wonderful opportunity to help those in need during this even more challenging time!

You can mail checks to the church office and designate for Yates Association Food Pantry or go online to yatesba.org and click on the “Give Today” link.

Thank you for your support!
The Missions Team

Families Moving Forward – Study Buddies!

Families Moving Forward has started Study Buddies, but are doing so virtually. Study Buddies is moving to an online model and we need at least 20 consistent volunteers.

Study Buddies will occur Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week from 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm. Volunteers are needed for one hour each week, serving the same day of the week each week.

If you are interested in serving as a Study Buddy or can get the word out to others, please contact Families Moving Foward:

Our hope is to provide academic support to all of our school-aged children, helping with homework, practice for upcoming exams or working on projects. If a child does not have homework, we will have other work assigned.

Families Moving Forward has created an orientation for providing virtual academic support for new and returning volunteers. We would LOVE your support in either serving as a volunteer or sharing this opportunity with your network.

As a reminder, all volunteers must be over 18 years old and not enrolled in a DPS school.

Please reach out to Tasha Melvin, Director of Partnerships & Programs if you have any questions!

With Gratitude

Hope Valley Baptist Church,

We are deeply grateful for your generosity and for the opportunities created for students, faculty and programs because of your commitment. Without this meaningful support, Wake Forest School of Divinity would not be where it is today—and we would not be able to dream as boldly about tomorrow.

Emily Smith, Executive Director
Wake Forest University

Hope Valley Baptist Church,

Thank you for your gift to World Relief.

At World Relief, we are committed to prayerful, efficient and thoughtful stewardship of every donation. With your support, local churches around the globe are growing in their capacity to restore hope and dignity to the vulnerable.

Scott Arbeiter, President
World Relief

World Communion Sunday

The first Sunday in October, October 4 this year, is World Communion Sunday. This has become a time when Christians in every culture break bread and pour the cup to remember and affirm Christ as the Head of the Church. On that day, we remember that we are part of the whole body of believers. Whether shared in a grand cathedral, a mud hut, outside on a hilltop, in a meetinghouse, in a store-front, or in your home, Christians celebrate the communion liturgy in as many ways as there are congregations. During a “normal” year, we would celebrate in our sanctuary mindful that we are interconnected with Christians around the world. Even though we could not see them, we knew that we were bound together by our common commitment to Jesus as Lord. And this year, we will follow our tradition and practice. We will celebrate the Supper in the safety and privacy of our own homes. And as you eat the bread and drink from a cup, you will know that you are connected; with other members of HVBC, and with Christians around the globe. Bless be the tie that binds!

Bill Pyle