Souper Bowl of Caring 2021

We had a very successful Souper Bowl of Caring 2021!

The delivery to Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC was completed this week.

We collected 146 lbs. of food and supplies which will provide 123 meals. We also collected $675 that will provide 3,375 meals!

This is an encouraging report! As a church family, we are so blessed that God is enabling us to be about HIS work in trying to feed the hungry and care for the poor – in new ways, since we cannot gather and do missions face-to-face! Thank you Lord, for leading us to be your church, and showing us hope as we show love in Jesus’ name.

Hope Valley Baptist Church Blood Drive

The Hope Valley Baptist Church Blood Drive will be held in the Fellowship Hall on Friday, March 12, 2021 from 12:00PM – 5:00PM


6900 Garrett Road, Durham NC 27707
Friday, March 12, 2021
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Questions about HVBC’s Red Cross Blood Drive?
Contact Robin via email.

Schedule a blood donation appointment today:
Download the Blood Donor App at Red-CrossBlood.org or call 1-800-733-2767

Missions Easter Offerings

Our goal for Global Missions Offering this Easter season is $2,000. You may support missions and missionaries around the world by giving to the CBF Global Missions Offering or the SBC Lottie Moon Offering.

Please mark your offering envelope accordingly by indicating where you would like your missions offering to be sent or write it in the memo section of your check. You may also donate on-line by simply writing CBF Global Missions Offering or SBC Lottie Moon Offering on the memo line.

Campus Status

The Church Council decided that the HVBC campus closure will continue for February and March, with the provision that in case of an unexpected improvement in the pandemic metrics and vaccination numbers, the Regathering Workgroup could revisit this decision.

NC Epidemiologist Advises Churches to be Patient

It is important for church leaders to consider local trends in incidences of COVID-19, severity of the illness, and what is known about transmission as they make decisions about resuming face-to-face activities, Dr. Werner Ernst-Bischoff said in a webinar on January 13.

Dr. Bischoff, an epidemiologist at Wake Forest Baptist Health, presented an update to a group of church clergy and lay leaders about COVID-19, status of the vaccination effort, and how to best protect their congregations.

Individual church members can help facilitate “regathering” by being vaccinated when they have an opportunity, Dr. Bischoff said. He said people should address their specific medical situations with their own physicians, but that he was not aware of anything that would be a contraindication for vaccination. People should also continue to follow requirements for physical distancing, wash their hands frequently, and wear masks whenever they are with others who are not part of their households. Fol-lowing accepted safety precautions and waiting to regather until it can be done safely is how churches can reopen their facilities more quickly and stay open.

Health care workers, long-term care residents and staff, and people 65 or older are in the groups currently eligible for vaccination in North Carolina.
The webinar is available at https://faithhealthnc.org/regathering-congregations-2021/


The Church Council decided that the HVBC campus closure will continue for February and March, with the provision that in case of an unexpected improvement in the pandemic metrics and vaccination numbers, the Regathering Workgroup could revisit this decision.

Souper Bowl of Caring

What: Annual Mission endeavor for HVBC to TACKLE hunger in Durham.
When: Today thru Sunday, February 14, 2021
How: Participants may contribute any of the goods listed below by placing them in the purple plastic tub next to the church office door,
AND/OR
Financial gifts online or checks to HVBC can be mailed to the church. Please designate checks to “Souper Bowl of Caring” on the comment line.
All contributions, Money and Food will be donated to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC in Durham. See foodbankcenc.org for more information. Items most needed are:
canned fruits and vegetables
canned meat
canned beans and soup
cereal
whole grain pasta and rice
peanut butter

Other items that can be donated are:

hygiene items paper products
paper products diapers
adult hygiene items wipes
Pedialyte infant cereal
fruit cups granola bars
applesauce cups mac ‘n cheese cups
crackers Juice boxes
household cleaning products
nutritional shakes and drinks

Please contact HVBC Mission Team members for more information: Leigh Bigger, Amy Herring, Barbara Rowley, Julie Stoops (chair).

Christmas Mission Projects – Update


Angel Tree

Approximately 90 gifts were taken to the family of our Angel Tree ministry along with twenty gift cards! At least one of the children didn’t want to spoil the beautiful wrapping on her gifts. Smiles were noted in abundance.
Thanks for making this mission project a success!


Mission Offering

Thanks to your generosity, we collected $2400 for the CBF Global Mission Offering and $962.50 for the SBC Lottie Moon Offering. Thank you for your support!

Mission Offering

Our goal for Global Missions Offering this Christmas season is $4,000. You may support missions and missionaries around the world by giving to the CBF Global Missions Offering or the SBC Lottie Moon Offering.

Please mark your offering envelope accordingly by indicating where you would like your missions offering to be sent or write it in the memo section of your check. You may also donate online by simply writing CBF Global Missions Offering or SBC Lottie Moon Offering on the memo line.

Advent Devotionals

Be on the lookout for Advent Devotionals that will be emailed to members starting Sunday, November 29. For those of you that do not have email, a booklet will be mailed to you.

We took member devotionals that had already been written between 2013 & 2017 for HVBC Advent booklets. We hope you will find these daily devotionals inspirational during the Advent season.

Bible Study – Tuesdays

Plans have begun to start the next bible study by Dr. David Jeremiah starting Tuesday, January 19, at 10:00 am via Zoom.

This is a 12 week study. If you want to study THE GOD YOU MAY NOT KNOW, please let me or Robin know as soon as possible so books and study guides can be ordered.

Thanks,
Linda Ward