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!
Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:00 am Come join us for an Easter Egg Hunt and refreshments! Ways you can help:
Fill Easter eggs with individually-wrapped candy or small surprises for our Easter Egg Hunt. We have plenty of empty plastic eggs from previous years so there is no need to purchase more. Just pick up some empty eggs from the bins in the Children’s Hallway, and bring them back filled. Please return the filled eggs to the marked bin in the Children’s Hall-way by Friday, April 19.
Volunteer to help hide eggs the morning of the Egg Hunt and/or lead age-grouped children to the appropriate “hiding” spots. Contact Amy Herring or the church office if you wish to volunteer or if you have questions.
As a token of our love for Pastor Bill, and as a way to support him while he recovers from surgery and begins other treatments, we are putting together a scrapbook full of little pieces of love from Hope Valley Baptist Church. We are asking you to submit one or more entries for this scrapbook. Here are some ideas for what you might choose to submit:
A personal note or story
An anecdote of a funny or meaningful memory you have of Pastor Bill
A quote or poem that has helped you through a difficult time
A Bible verse or passage that you find comforting
Original artwork, like a drawing, sketch, or painting
Photographs that you have with or of Pastor Bill
We hope that your submissions will offer a bit of love, wisdom, beauty, or laughter for Pastor Bill during this time. Think of this scrapbook, not as a giant “Get Well” card from the congregation, but as a hug from HVBC to Pastor Bill. All ages are highly encouraged to participate in this project.
The scrapbook will be a standard 12 inches x 12 inches, so submissions larger than this will not be able to be included; and, ideally, multiple submissions will be on each page. Submissions are en-couraged to be small, roughly the size of a postcard. If you have more than one thing to share, such as a poem and an anecdote, we encourage you to divide them into separate submissions. Please in-clude your name on the front of your submissions if you would like, so that Pastor Bill will know who sent the submissions. Submissions should be one-sided so that the back can be glued onto the scrapbook page.
Completed submissions may be placed in the designated collection box in the church office or emailed to Robin Wimberley. We encourage you to neatly handwrite or draw, rather than type submissions, if possible. Help us to keep this a surprise for Pastor Bill! Submissions must be in the collection box or emailed to Robin Wimberley by April 5, 2019.
On Monday and Tuesday, March 25-26, 2019, a Chrismon Workshop will be held at The Old Agriculture Building Auditorium in Pittsboro. The cost is $5.00/day, and is payable upon arrival. Beads, wire, and patterns can be purchased at the workshop. There will also be a Beginner Class for anyone who has not attended before. For more information, please contact Carol Atkins.
The HVBC Blood Drive is here, and we need DONORS! The Red Cross is in critical need right now. Please schedule your life-saving donation by visiting www.redcrossblood.org and entering keyword HVBC or contact Robin in the church office to set up a time.
For this local mission opportunity, we need the following donations from our HVBC Family. Please contact Robin in the church office if you can help with this mission:
Blood Donors: to donate blood, you must be at least 16 years old and must weigh at least 110 pounds. Eligible donors under the age of 18 need parent consent to donate. Donation appointment time slots are available every 15 minutes from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. Prepare for the whole blood donation process (check-in, donation, recovery) to take about 1 hour. Please plan to bring a photo ID for check-in on the day of the drive. You may check out other eligibility requirements here: www.redcrossblood.org.
Time Donors: We need an adult who can help with light work at the Registration Table or Canteen Area on March 2. Registration Table volunteers need to be comfortable using a computer and Canteen Area Volunteers need to enjoy serving snacks and drinks! (Shifts for Registration Table and Canteen Volunteers are 9:30-12:00 pm and 12:00 pm-2:30 pm).
Childcare Donors: If you can assist with supervision of children on the HVBC playground (while parents donate time or blood), please volunteer to help!
Grunt Work Donors: We need assistance with moving/setting-up tables and chairs be-fore (9:30 am) or after the blood drive (2:45 pm).
The Missions Team has arranged for us to sponsor several families in our community for Christmas this year.
The tree with angel ornaments will be in the children’s hallway behind the sanctuary. Each ornament lists a child and an item of clothing or gift that has been requested. The blue angels are for the boys, and the green angels are for the girls. As you select your ornaments, please make a note of your name on the sign-up sheet by the ornament number you have selected. The ornament number is written in orange on the ornament.
All gifts need to be returned to the church office by Sunday, December 16 so that they can be delivered on time. Please wrap your gift and attach the numbered ornament to the front.
On Sunday, December 16, we will have the Missions Market/Dessert Auction following a Carol Sing.
Crafters!!!! Begin now to make your creations, and please consider donating your craft or crafts to sell at the 2018 Mission Market. All money collected goes to the missions offering goal. Please contact Robin in the church office if you plan to have crafts or items to sell for the market.
We will also have a dessert auction that evening—so be thinking about what goodies you can make! Please contact Robin if you are willing to donate a cake, pie or other dessert to be auctioned off for missions.
Thanks to your generosity, we collected 62 shoeboxes which have been given to Samaritan’s Purse to be distributed around the world through Operation Christmas Child. We appreciate your support and pray that these gifts will bless the children who receive them and help them experience God’s love.