During This Time of Loss

Rev. Jeanell Cox, Chaplain, has been with us the past two Wednesday evenings to help us in the grieving process in the passing of Pastor Bill. Some may have been providentially hindered and not able to attend or would like to attend a day-time counseling session also. Rev. Cox will be here on Monday, May 20 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. Please come if you are interested.

Growing Thru Grief and Grief Oasis

Within the exhaustion of grief, most of us are looking for a space that offers resources, community, education, and hope.

  • Growing Thru Grief and Grief Oasis are FREE drop-in programs open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one.
  • Growing Thru Grief is offered every Tuesday (except major holidays) from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1200 West Cornwallis Road, Durham.
  • Grief Oasis is offered every Tuesday (except major holidays) from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 2016 Mt. Carmel Church Rd., Chapel Hill.

There are brochures for Grief Oasis in the vestibule, outside the hospitality room, and in the church office.

ROAR! Vacation Bible School 2019

July 14 – 19, 2019 5:30PM – 8:00PM @ Hope Valley Baptist Church

Thank you for your interest in ROAR! VBS2019
at Hope Valley Baptist Church.
Online pre-registration is now CLOSED.

Parents – Please note that registration is now CLOSED.

At-the-door registration will open on Sunday, July 14th at 5:00PM.

Questions?
Contact Amy Herring, Minister of Children and Families.

 


Join us for the “mane” event, where we will explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers us through this wild life!

Kids Club

On Saturday, May 11, from 9:45 am until 12:00 pm, HVBC’s Children’s Ministry will hold its Saturday Morning Kids Club for children ages 3 through 5th grade. Come join us for crafts, games, snacks, and a ministry project for a local retirement facility.

Please RSVP to Amy Herring or Robin in the office by Wednesday, May 8.

Youth Group News

Church family, here are just a couple of updates for and from our youth group:
On Sunday, April 28, we’ll be holding a fund-raiser at City Barbeque on Hwy 54. Twenty-five percent of your purchase will go to the Hope Valley youth group if you show your server our advertisement coupon or barcode. You can find copies of the coupons on the bulletin boards around the church. All proceeds from this fund-raiser will go towards our Passport trip this summer. Let me know if you have any questions!

As part of our Sunday evening youth meetings, we spend time fellowshipping over supper. We are always grateful for anyone who would be willing to provide dinner for us at 6:00 pm on Sunday evenings. We typically average about 10 people on Sunday nights. Talk to me if you would be willing to sign up to help with this in the near future.

As always, if you have any questions about youth activities, please let me know!

Peace,
Luke

Awana Grand Prix 2019

Our Awana Grand Prix was great fun again this year! We are very proud of the work the clubbers did and for their hard work and creativity! Our prizes were awarded as follows:
Speed – 1st Daniel Walters, 2nd Gideon Anum, 3rd Elias Anum
Design – 1st Jackson Stoj, 2nd John Tillett, 3rd Grace Walters
Creativity – 1st Maeve Kent, 2nd Tara Stevenson, 3rd Aliyah Yewawa

‘Til The Blue Returns …

From Pastor Bill:

I am definitely way past bored & stir-crazy after being in the hospital this long! But Leigh & I have much for which we remain grateful, including a group of church family members who spent their long, beautiful, Spring day at our house rebuilding our deck! It had a lot of needed repairs, several rotted places, & a couple of actual holes! Our church is amazingly good to us! We know that there will never be a way to thank them adequately for the good things they have done & the love that they are showing us through this difficult ordeal. To God be the glory!

I have completed 10 radiation treatments & 14 chemo treatments!So far, I’m feeling that the side effects are being well-managed. The anti-nausea medicine is working well. God continues to provide peace & hope for me.

Over the years, I have prayed often that people will experience the “peace that passes all understanding,” and I’ve seen glimpses of that in very real ways the past couple months. A good friend sent me a link to this song, “’Til the Blue” by Steven Curtis Chapman, performed by Gary Levox. Here are the lyrics and I invite you to listen to it on YouTube.

‘Til the blue returns to your sky.
‘Til the laughter returns to your eyes. I’ll be here to cry with you.
And right here to give you a song.
To help you go on until you are strong.
‘Til the blue returns.
‘Til the blue returns to your sky.

So here are my hands.
They’re not able to put back the pieces you’ve lost or push back the rivers of sadness you’ve crossed.
I’m sorry they’re not but here they are reaching out to help carry you through.

‘Til the blue returns to your sky.
‘Til the laughter returns to your eyes. I’ll be here to cry with you.
And right here to give you a song.
To help you go on until you are strong.
‘Til the blue returns.
‘Til the blue returns to your sky.

There are no words.
And it’s still gonna hurt.
So here are my hands.
‘Til the blue returns to your sky.

Operation InAsMuch

  • May 4, 2019:
  • Breakfast—8:30 am
  • Devotion – 8:50 am
  • Projects begin at 9:00 am
  • Right now, we are collecting items for Families Moving Forward. Please place these items in the bin outside the hospitality room.

  • Current Needs:
  • Brooms and dust pans
  • Hair-care products, combs, brushes and hair bands for minorities
  • Cleaning Supplies: Windex, Comet, toilet bowl cleaner, toilet brushes, scrub brushes, sponges, etc.
  • Twin and/or full sheets, pillows, comforters (new items only)
  • Gently used pots, pans and kitchen utensils
  • Microwave and dishwasher safe cups, bowls, plates, etc.
    We will also be collecting casseroles (frozen or homemade frozen) to be delivered to Caring House.

Activities on May 4:

  • Assembly of bean soup bags for Urban Ministries
  • Singing group will go to Atria Senior Living at 10:00 am
  • Other outside community projects – to be announced

Worship Opportunities for Children

Palm Sunday Parade – April 14 at 11:00 am
Come celebrate Jesus’ joyful entry into Jerusalem by waving palm leaves in our annual Procession of the Palms at the beginning of morning worship. Children who wish to participate should meet in the vestibule at 10:50 am.

Wednesday Lenten Service – April 17 at 6:30 pm
Come take part in this special service where we remember Jesus’ call to love and serve one another.

Good Friday Service – April 19 at 7:00 pm
Come join us as we extinguish the Christ Candle, remembering Jesus’ death on the cross on the anniversary of the night it happened.

Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 20 at 10:00 am
Bring your basket and come join our annual community hunt for Easter Eggs around the church property!

Easter Sunday Celebration – April 21

Youth Group News

Church Family, here are just a couple of updates for and from our youth group:
Thank you to everyone who donated and bought some sweets at our most recent Bake Sale. We raised several hundred dollars, which will all go towards our trip to Passport this summer.

Save the date for a fundraiser at City Barbeque on Hwy. 54 on Sunday, April 28.

Twenty-five percent of your purchase will go to the Hope Valley Youth Group if you show your server our advertisement flyer or barcode. Flyers will be distributed closer to the day of the fundraiser. Let me know if you have any questions!

As part of our Sunday evening youth meetings, we spend time fellowshipping over sup-per. We are always grateful for anyone who would be willing to provide dinner for us at 6:00 pm on Sunday evenings. We typically average about 10 people on Sunday nights. Talk to Luke if you would be willing to sign up to help with this in the near future.

As always, if you have any questions about youth activities, please let me know!


Peace,
Luke