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DEACONS' 6th ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF
The Deacons invite you to show off your cooking skills at the 6th Annual Huntingdon Valley Presbyterian Church Chili Cook-off to be held in the Boyer on Saturday, March 23rd at 5:00 p.m. Feel free to invite friends and family!
Sign-up sheets for those willing to make chili will be available at both the 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services through March 17th. You can also sign up to bring chili by contacting Deb Jack (email@example.com) or any Deacon.
The Deacons are grateful for any cornbread, rolls, or desserts donations for that evening. Beverages will be provided. You will be able to vote for your favorite chili & chef by placing a free-will offering in the basket in front of each chili.
All proceeds will go to Sonido Del Movimiento.
Go ahead! Make my chili!
NEW MEMBERS CLASS
Have you been thinking about becoming a member of HVPC? Plan to attend the New Members classes in March. The classes will offer background on the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, a look at the history of HVPC, as well as how to share your gifts in ministry. We will be offering New Members Classes each Sunday in March at 10:15 a.m. For more information, please contact the Church Office (firstname.lastname@example.org; 215-947-550).
VCS WINTER OPEN HOUSE
Want to learn more about Valley Christian School? Reserve your spot in the upcoming open house on Wednesday, March 20 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. You will receive a tour of our school and have a chance to meet our Head of School and ask questions. Email email@example.com or call 215-947-4581, ext. 0, to reserve your spot. If this date does not work for you, please contact us to arrange a private tour.
VCS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Valley Christian School is now accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year. Please go to www.vcskids.com/admissions for more information. HVPC active members receive a 10% discount. Also, please spread the word about this mission of HVPC which greatly impacts local children and families with quality education and Christian values! Follow the school on Facebook @vcskids or Instagram at valleychristianschoolpa! Curious about what happens at VCS each day? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-947-4581, ext. 0, to for more information.
Join us for our special Winter/Spring look at the book of Genesis!
- 3/24 - Genesis 20:1 - 21:34 - Abimelech, Hagar & Ishmael, Isaac's Birth
- 3/31 - Genesis 22:1 - 22:24 - Binding of Isaac
- 4/7 - Genesis 23:1 - 25:18 - Isaac & Rebekah
- 4/14 - Genesis 25:19 - 28:9 - Jacob & Esau
- 4/21 - No Sunday school - Easter Brunch
- 4/28 - No Sunday school - Missions Fair & Brunch
- 5/5 - Genesis 28:10 - 31:55 - Jacob in Haran
- 5/12 - Genesis 32:1 - 36:43 - Jacob's Return
- 5/19 - Genesis 37:1 - 50:26 - Joseph
- 5/26 - Genesis 37:1 - 50:26 - Joseph & Israel's Blessings
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING DOCUMENTS
The 2019 Congregational Meeting was held Sunday, January 27 at 12:30 p.m.
You may download all of the related documents as PDFs:
- 2019 Congregational Meeting Book of Reports: HVPC 2019 CM Book FINALv2 01-27-19.pdf
- 2019 Congregational Meeting Presentation Slides: HVPC 2019 CM Slides FINAL 01-27-19.pdf
- 2019 Special Meeting Packet (includes 2019 budget): HVPC 2019 SP Packet FINAL 01-27-19.pdf
If you have any questions, please contact the church office (email@example.com; 215-947-5500).
CURRENT SERMON SERIES
Beginning Sunday, January 7, we will be looking at Romans for the entire year. You can always catch up on the latest sermons online by clicking here.
"The Book of Romans is primarily a work of doctrine and can be divided into four sections: righteousness needed, 1:18–3:20; righteousness provided, 3:21–8:39; righteousness vindicated, 9:1–11:36; righteousness practiced, 12:1–15:13. The main theme of this letter is obvious of course—righteousness. Guided by the Holy Spirit, Paul first condemns all men of their sinfulness. He expresses his desire to preach the truth of God’s Word to those in Rome. It was his hope to have assurance they were staying on the right path. He strongly points out that he is not ashamed of the gospel (Romans 1:16), because it is the power by which everyone is saved."
"The Book of Romans tells us about God, who He is and what He has done. It tells us of Jesus Christ, what His death accomplished. It tells us about ourselves, what we were like without Christ and who we are after trusting in Christ. Paul points out that God did not demand men have their lives straightened out before coming to Christ. While we were still sinners Christ died on a cross for our sins."
-- Source: GotQuestions.org
SMALL GROUPS ALWAYS OPEN
HVPC small groups are happening! Not in a group? It's never too late to join! To view a list of active groups, go online to www.HVPC.org/small-groups. For more information contact Karen Nyirjesy (firstname.lastname@example.org; 215-886-7824). A list of the groups with contact and meeting information is located at the back of the sanctuary.
Sunday Bulletin Deadline. Need to get something in the bulletin? All information for each bulletin must be received by noon the Wednesday prior. Email submissions to news@HVPC.org. No email? Then type or write your information legibly and give it to Dana Fluder or Stephen Clark.
HVPC News Email Newsletter Deadline. HVPC News emails are sent on the first and third Wednesday of each month. If you have items to be included, please email them to news@HVPC.org by the Wednesday prior to the issue date. If you have any questions, contact Stephen R. Clark (communications@HVPC.org, 216-333-3172). No email? Then type or write your information legibly and give it to Dana Fluder or Stephen Clark.
If you have a request you would like added to the prayer list, please call the church office at (215) 947-5500.
PAYPAL ONLINE GIVING
When giving money to HVPC using the online PayPal service, please note that PayPal deducts a per-transaction fee to the church. If you wish to give online and avoid using PayPal, please check with your bank. Most provide free online payment services, both one-time and recurring.
GIVE AS YOU SHOP!
Do you already use Amazon.com? Great! By taking a couple of simple steps, you can ensure that 0.5% of every purchase goes to Huntingdon Valley Presbyterian Church.
Simply go to www.smile.amazon.com and login to your account as you would normally.
Search for and select “Huntingdon Valley Presbyterian Church” as your preferred charity.
Shop! It’s that easy.
You’ll know you’re at the right place when you see the Amazon Smile info in your browser’s tab, and see the message “Supporting Huntingdon Valley Presbyterian Church” under the Amazon search window.
Going forward, all you need to do is always start your shopping at www.smile.amazon.com.
Still have questions? Simply go to www.smile.amazon.com/about for complete details.
And, yes, there are apps for your phone and other devices. Complete information on these apps and more can be found at www.smile.amazon.com/about.