The Angel Tree filled with tags is in the Vestibule. This year, HVBC will be purchasing gifts for $50 or less for homeless men, women and children in Durham from the Durham Rescue Mission. We ask that you select a tag, purchase the gift, place in a Christmas type bag and return it to the church office by Sunday, December 4. The requested gifts will be given to shelter residents on Christmas Day!
You may choose to partner with someone else to provide a gift(s) that are more costly than you feel you can afford. You may also choose to take more than one tag. If you have any questions, please talk to a member of the Missions Team, or call the church office.
Join your friends and family for our annual Church-Wide Thanksgiving Potluck at 1:00 pm on Thanksgiving Day. We provide the meat, bread, and beverages. You bring the rest — side dishes, salads, desserts, appetizers, what-ever makes Thanksgiving special for you.
Reservations are requested but not required. It would be extremely helpful in our planning to have at least a rough idea of how many people to expect. You can make a reservation by calling the church office, 919-493-1809.
All are welcome at the Thanksgiving Potluck, whether you are a family of one or a dozen — or more.
Christmas is just around the corner. Start the festivities off right by participating in the
annual Hope Valley Baptist Church Christmas Mailbox. Bring your cards for church members and regular participants and drop them in the box in the vestibule or outside the office. No stamp is needed, but we do request a donation of 30 cents per card to the Christmas Offering. The deadline for “mailing” cards is December 4. Cards will be delivered at the Worship Service and at special activities beginning December 18.
December 18th, 5:00PM
Stay tuned for more details about this special service featuring Scripture and Christmas Music!
We are preparing for the Christmas season and very soon you will see the “Angel Tree” filled with tags! This year, HVBC will be purchasing gifts for $50 or less for homeless men, women and children in Durham from the Durham Rescue Mission. We ask that you select a tag, purchase the gift, wrap the gift and return it to the church office by Sunday, December 4. The requested gifts will be given to shelter residents on Christmas Day! Please look at the most recent newsletter to learn more about this event.
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.
Last year, we began a partnership with a Scarlette, providing shoeboxes with needed items and gifts for children in her area.
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).
This year, we are partnering with her again, but things are a little different. Please look for details in the October 14th edition of the Illuminator.