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!

Peace,
Luke

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

Operation InAsMuch

  • May 4, 2019:
  • Breakfast—8:30 am
  • Devotion – 8:50 am
  • Projects begin at 9:00 am
  • Right now, we are collecting items for Families Moving Forward. Please place these items in the bin outside the hospitality room.

  • Current Needs:
  • Brooms and dust pans
  • Hair-care products, combs, brushes and hair bands for minorities
  • Cleaning Supplies: Windex, Comet, toilet bowl cleaner, toilet brushes, scrub brushes, sponges, etc.
  • Twin and/or full sheets, pillows, comforters (new items only)
  • Gently used pots, pans and kitchen utensils
  • Microwave and dishwasher safe cups, bowls, plates, etc.
    We will also be collecting casseroles (frozen or homemade frozen) to be delivered to Caring House.

Activities on May 4:

  • Assembly of bean soup bags for Urban Ministries
  • Singing group will go to Atria Senior Living at 10:00 am
  • Other outside community projects – to be announced

Worship Opportunities for Children

Palm Sunday Parade – April 14 at 11:00 am
Come celebrate Jesus’ joyful entry into Jerusalem by waving palm leaves in our annual Procession of the Palms at the beginning of morning worship. Children who wish to participate should meet in the vestibule at 10:50 am.

Wednesday Lenten Service – April 17 at 6:30 pm
Come take part in this special service where we remember Jesus’ call to love and serve one another.

Good Friday Service – April 19 at 7:00 pm
Come join us as we extinguish the Christ Candle, remembering Jesus’ death on the cross on the anniversary of the night it happened.

Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 20 at 10:00 am
Bring your basket and come join our annual community hunt for Easter Eggs around the church property!

Easter Sunday Celebration – April 21

Youth Group News

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!


Peace,
Luke

Easter Egg Hunt

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.

Pastor Bill’s Scrapbook

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.

Chrismon Workshop

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.