Peaceful Faith

Peaceful Faith – Rev. Benjamin Wines

I will sing of Your steadfast love, O Lord, forever;
With my mouth I will proclaim Your faithfulness to all generations.
I declare that Your steadfast love is established forever;
Your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens.
You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one,
I have sworn to my servant David:
‘I will establish your descendants forever,
And build your throne for all generations.’
My faithfulness and steadfast love shall be with him;
People: And in My Name his horn shall be exalted.” – from Psalm 89

We invite you to join us in Worship today. We will be reading from Luke 1:26-38. Today’s message, “Peaceful Faith”, is brought to us by Rev. Benjamin Wines. Our Ensemble is Anne Pokorny, Mike Bunch, Brenda Doyle, John Myers, Mike Dossett & Mary Summerlin. We are grateful that you have shared your gifts of music with us!

Worship Service will be livestreamed beginning at 10:45AM and can be accessed by clicking on the video link above.

Zoo Trip!

HVBC Children and Youth will be hosting a trip to the North Carolina Zoo! The trip will be a day full of fun, adventure, and learning about the many animals that God has made! Families may also choose to participate in Boo at the Zoo, an exciting trick-or-treating style opportunity with other benefits.
When: Saturday, October 23rd leaving from the church at 8:30 am and returning around 6:00 pm.
Where: 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27205
Price: The church is charging $5 per person. Boo at the Zoo is an additional $8 per person at the gate for those who wish to participate. We will meet at Hope Valley Baptist Church (6900 Garrett Road) at 8:15 am and will depart at 8:30 am, with families driving together (other transportation available as needed). Lunch will be provided. RSVP by contacting Amy Herring or Sean Timmons by Thursday, October 21. This will help us determine plans for lunch and transportation. We can’t wait to see you there!

Trunk or Treat 2021

Saturday, October 30 4:30 – 6:30PM

Trunk-or-Treat at Hope Valley Baptist Church is a fun, safe way for children in our community to enjoy the traditions of Halloween! We’ll have trunks full of candy and other treats, a Photo Spot, and more. Plus, attendees will get to vote for best car and pumpkins! Bring your family and invite your neighbors—you won’t want to miss this time of fellowship!

Want to help?

Volunteer via the sign-up sheet available at church, by calling the church office, or by using this link.

Rain date: Sunday, October 31

Trunk -or-Treat

Saturday, October 30
4:30-6:30 pm
If you are bringing a car, please arrive no later than 4:00pm.

Trunk-or-Treat at Hope Valley Baptist Church is a fun, safe way for children in our community to enjoy the traditions of Halloween! We’ll have trunks full of candy and other treats, a Photo Spot, and more. Plus, attendees will get to vote for best car and pumpkins! Bring your family and invite your neighbors—you won’t want to miss this time of fellowship.
Please look at the most recent newsletter to learn how you can help with this fun event!

Shoeboxes for Appalachia

Shoeboxes for Appalachia, which is coordinated by CBF Field Personnel Scarlette Jasper, is a ministry of Olive Branch Ministries as a part of CBF’s Together for Hope Rural Poverty Initiative—a 20-year commitment to the 20 poorest counties in the United States.
This year HVBC will have the opportunity to assist with this program by collecting items and preparing boxes for children and young people in need.

According to Scarlette, because “these boxes may be the only gift some kids will get for Christmas” the goal of the shoebox ministry emphasizes quality instead of quantity, and because children do not always wear a clothing size standard for their age, she requests gift cards instead of clothing items (with the exception of hats and gloves).

The church will provide boxes for you to use. They can be picked up beginning Wednesday, October 6th at the church office or in the vestibule on Sunday mornings.

Please look at the most recent newsletter for other important information about this project.

Volunteers Needed!

Lemonade on the Lawn, Student Prayer Partners, Trunk or Treat, Valentine’s Banquet, Easter “Egg-stravaganza,” Ice Cream Social. What do all of these activities (and more!) have in common? They’re all activities sponsored by the HVBC Family Ministries Team!

At HVBC, Family Ministries is not just about children or youth ministry. Rather, it’s a ministry that seeks to build intergenerational relationships not only within our church family through “inward-focused” activities like Lemonade on the Lawn and Student Prayer Partners, but also with the greater community around us through more “outward-focused” activities like Fall Festival, and other holiday events around Christmas and Easter.

Interested in learning more? Contact Amy Herring or Frances Smith. Or simply sign-up to join us for the 2021-2022 church year by reaching out to the church office or a member of the Nominating Team.

English Language Ministries

Interested? Help Wanted:
The Missions Team has heard about a new ministry possibility in our area and we would like to hear if YOU are interested. We may partner with another church, Durham World Relief or the NC Welcome House Network to help in al-ready-existing English classes.

HVBC Volunteers can assist or teach in ESL Classes, participate in “Conversational English” groups for ESL students, or serve as a reading tutor for new English speakers. There may be other opportunities in language Ministries, depending on your interests and identified program needs. More details will be available de-pending on how many folks sign up by August 31.

Please pray about this potential new ministry opportunity. If you are curious and possibly available to assist in language ministries, please respond by calling the church office to let Robin or Ben know; or contact one of the missions team members: Julie Stoops, Barbara Sanders, Barbara Rowley, Amy Herring, Leigh Bigger.

Blessing of the Students

As our students begin a new school year, we look forward to our annual Blessing of the Students on Sunday, August 22. As part of this special service, we will have a prayer not only for our students, but also for all those involved in their educational endeavors. Please plan to join us!

Student Prayer Partners

For several years, the Student Prayer Partner program at Hope Valley has been an important part of the church’s ministry to young people and families through strengthening the intergenerational relationships that are so necessary for church community and the passing-on of faith. If you are willing to make a commitment to pray for and to provide tangible expressions of love and support for a child, youth, or young adult in our church during the upcoming school year, please sign-up via this Sign-Up Genius Linkor by contacting Amy Herring at the church office.

Once you have selected a student (or students), you will receive an email containing information related to your student including his/her birthdate, address (and email address if applicable), and phone number. You are encouraged to contact your student at least once a month—especially on holidays and his/her birthday. Contact can be as simple as a phone call, email, or letter or card dropped in the mail. You are also encouraged to occasionally mail or drop-off special surprises as appropriate (stickers, balloons/simple crafts for younger students; care packages for college students, etc.).

Nominating Committee

As the church is regathering, the Nominating Team will be contacting members about resuming their previous roles or taking on new ministries. Please prayerfully consider where you can use your gifts and talents within the church. We know that one area of need will be for more ushers, but an updated nominating report will be issued with the next Illuminator showing other areas of service that need more hands.

Thank you for your continued support for our church and its ministries.