Crop Hunger Walk – Update!

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak concern , we are not congregating for the large Crop Walk @ Duke Chapel. However, there will still be a “virtual walk” and we encourage everyone to still support this wonderful event to help stop world and local hunger needs.
You can support our team by donating, or by joining, at this link! You can also visit and search for Hope Valley Baptist Durham!

Depending on ongoing changing guidelines for social gathering , we may still be able to have a smaller walk of our team on the Tobacco Trail. More information will be provided one week prior to April 5 to members of the team. Thank you!

Easter Mission Offering

Hope Valley’s Easter Mission Offering Goal is $2000.

You may designate your mission offering for either the CBF Global Missions Offering or the SBC Annie Armstrong Offering. Envelopes for both options are in the pew racks. This is our privilege and opportunity to support our missionaries who are working faithfully to spread the Gospel in North America.

Thank you!

Dear Hope Valley Baptist Church,

We received your recent contribution to the Divinity School Annual Fund. Thank you for your donation! We are so grateful for your support of our school and students. Thank you, not only for your financial support, but also for your continual prayers.

God Bless,
Campbell University
Divinity School

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!

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.

Yates Baptist Association Quarterly Gathering

The Yates Baptist Association Quarterly Associational Gathering and Worship Service will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Faith Baptist Church
3321 Cheek Road
Durham, NC 27704
Everyone is welcome to attend.

Families Moving Forward

Monday & Tuesday, June 18 & 19
Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Volunteers to serve and clean up – 5:15 – 6:30 pm
  • Childcare volunteers from 6:15 – 7:30 pm
  • Salads to accompany a sandwich tray on Tuesday evening
  • Donations to help with the cost of the sandwich tray

Please let Anne Pokorny know how you can help!

Saintly Senior Sojourners

The Saintly Senior Sojourners will be hosting a day trip to the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C. on Wednesday August 8, 2018. We will be leaving the church at 8:00 am sharp and returning by 6:00 pm. The estimated individual cost to charter a bus is $40.00 per person. This trip is open to all church family as well as your own family and friends. The library tour is free. An onsite restaurant is available for lunch as well as a store for your shopping pleasure – the only other out-of-pocket expenses.

If you would like to be part of this fellowship trip, please let Robin or Jim know by noon on Friday July 6, 2018.  We need to know early how many are going so that we can charter the right size bus (up to 57 passengers).  Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a bus full of sojourners!  Thanks, and all God’s blessings to you.

Food Collection Drive – Yates Association

Thanks for your response to the food drive for the Yates Association Food Pantry.  The shelves are filling up.  They no longer need beans (of any kind) or corn.  At this point, the greatest need is for:

  • Juice and juice boxes
  • Oatmeal
  • Jelly Cereal
  • Canned meat

You may bring your donations by Sunday, June 17.  You may leave donations in the brown bins outside the Hospitality Room or bring them to the church office during the week.  Thanks in advance for your generosity in continuing to meet the needs of hungry people in our city.  Please note that outdated food items should not be included, so please be sure to check the expiration dates on food items.  🙂