Saintly Senior Sojourners

On Tuesday, August 13th, at 11:00AM Lisa Swyther, Associate Professor, Duke Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences will speak at the HVBC Fellowship Hall on the topic of Dementia: What’s Hard What Helps?

Lunch will follow at Bob Evans Restaurant.

Life is wild! * God is good!

Pray for our Vacation Bible School, starting Sunday, July 14th!

You are invited to attend the Roar VBS closing celebration on Friday, July 19.
We will have a pizza supper for families at 6:00 pm in the Family Life Center.
This will be followed by a special skit where the children will perform some of
the songs they learned during VBS, presented at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary!

Please RSVP to Robin in the office by Tuesday, July 16.

Goodwin Memorial Education Fund

Grants are now available through the Goodwin Memorial Education Fund for distribution for college assistance for the 2019-2020 school year. This Education Fund was donated by Mr. and Mrs. O. K. Goodwin, who were charter members of the church. Mr. Goodwin devoted his life to a career in public education serving as teacher, coach, and principal in the NC public school system. Mrs. Allene Goodwin also served as a teacher in the public schools for 45 years.
Please contact Robin in the church office to obtain an application. Deadline for submitting applications is July 15.

Operation InAsMuch 2019

Mark your calendars!!! Operations Inasmuch has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 1. We will collaborate with Yates Baptist Church, Antioch Baptist Church and Mt. Herman Baptist Church with multiple community projects. Yates Baptist Church will host a lunch that day following completion of projects. This will be a great opportunity to share and meet others in our association. Plan now to attend and help with local needs. More details to follow!

Families Moving Forward

Hope Valley Baptist Church, We appreciate the support of Hope Valley Baptist Church. Your support means the world to our families.

Your contributions of time, talent, and treasure allow FMF to assist families experiencing housing instability and homelessness. FMF provides a “hand up” to our homeless neighbors, and enables and encourages families to develop the resources they need to move out of homelessness and toward family stability.

John A. Bowman
Monica Evans
Families Moving Forward

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.

May 5, 2019: A Celebration of Life Service – Pastor Bill Bigger

William John Bigger
January 22, 1963 – May 1, 2019

On May 5, 2019, the Hope Valley Baptist Church congregation, friends and family gathered to celebrate the life of their pastor, Dr. Bill Bigger.

The service is divided into three parts.

Part 1

Prelude               Give Me Jesus              Chris & Mary Summerlin

Processional        On Eagle’s Wings/It Is Well With My Soul
  Jeff Whicker, Cheryl & Michael Stephenson
Welcome                Christopher Ingram

Special Music        My Tribute                  Jeff Whicker

Responsive Call to Worship           From 1 Corinthians 2:9-10               Cara Bolton
    Come, people of God.  Come and worship!  Listen for God and for
“what no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the human heart conceived –
    What God has prepared for those who love him.
   God has revealed these things to us through the Spirit.
    For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.”
    May the Holy Spirit reveal the very presence, and confirm the Good News,
of Jesus Christ our risen Lord as we worship today.

Invocation             Steve Bolton

Hymn No. 57         Be Still, My Soul                       
Part 2

Personal Reflection        Steve Bolton

Anthem                        As The Deer                     Sanctuary Choir

Personal Reflection        Amy Herring

Hymn No. 573                It Is Well with My Soul               
Part 3

Scripture          John 14: 1-4, 18-19, 25-27          Christopher Ingram

Homily               Christopher Ingram

Prayer of Intercession         Christopher Ingram

Scripture         Isaiah 43:1-7      Wes Bolton

Anthem           Be Not Afraid      Sanctuary Choir

Commendation    Christopher Ingram

Hymn No. 620      Because He Lives             

Benediction           Amy Herring
The Lord bless you and keep you.  The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you.  The Lord give you grace never to sell yourself short, Grace to risk something big for something good, Grace to remember that the world is now too dangerous for anything but truth, and too small for anything but love. So may God take your minds and think through them. May God take your lips and speak through them.  May God take your hearts and set them on fire.  Amen.

Recessional        Great is the Lord/Great Is Thy Faithfulness    
 Kathryn Bunch Cheryl & Michael Stephenson

Isaiah 43:1-7

But now, this is what the Lord says—
    he who created you, Jacob,
    he who formed you, Israel:
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
    I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters,
    I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
    they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
    you will not be burned;
    the flames will not set you ablaze.
 For I am the Lord your God,
    the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
I give Egypt for your ransom,
    Cush and Seba in your stead.
Since you are precious and honored in my sight,
    and because I love you,
I will give people in exchange for you,
    nations in exchange for your life.
Do not be afraid, for I am with you;
    I will bring your children from the east
    and gather you from the west.
I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’
    and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’
Bring my sons from afar
    and my daughters from the ends of the earth—
everyone who is called by my name,
    whom I created for my glory,
    whom I formed and made.”

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!


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