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BREAKING NEWS: There will be a joint Session and Administration Commission meeting on Friday, January 24th @ 7:00 p.m. in the Lounge.There is NO Session meeting on Tuesday, January 21.
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Sunday, February 2, 2020 is Missions Sunday. A simple Missions Fair will take place between the services in the back of the sanctuary. The keynote speaker for each service will be a representative from EPC World Outreach. Representatives from our supported missions will be present. These are EPC World Outreach, EPC short-term summer missions, Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO), Young Life (YL), and Valley Christian School (VCS). For more information, contact the Church Office (office@HVPC.org; 215-947-5500).
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
In January, the adult Sunday school class will be reading and discussing the book With: Reimagining the Way You Relate to God by Skye Jethani. The book explores five "postures" of relating to God: Life UNDER God, Life OVER God, Life FROM God, Life FOR God, and Life WITH God. We'll examine why the first four are very popular yet fail to generate lives of faith, hope, and love. Copies of the book will be available and other groups in the church will also be discussing the book in January.
- January 5 - Chapters 1-3
Skye Video - The Mountain
Life UNDER God
Lie OVER God
- January 12 - Chapters 4-5
Skye Video - The Jerk
Life FROM God
Lie FOR God
- January 19 - Chapters 6-7
Skye Video - The Treasure
Life WITH God
Life WITH Faith
- January 26 - Chapters 8-9
Life WITH Hope
Life WITH Love
This is part of the GO Center Project @ HVPC. For more information, please contact the Church Office (go@HVPC.org; 215-947-5500).
Beginning In February...
A long walk through the book of Matthew.
CURRENT SERMON SERIES
Beginning in January 2020...
“The book of Acts tells the epic story of the origin and growth of the Christian church from the time of Christ’s ascension to Paul’s final imprisonment. The focus is not on dates or institutional history, but on the exploits of key leaders, especially Peter and Paul. The book follows an outward expansion of the early church from Jerusalem to Judea to Samaria to ‘the end of the earth, (Acts 1:8). The author of Acts was Luke, who had also written a Gospel on the life of Jesus. The book of Acts should be regarded as a continuation of the story of the gospel (good news) that Luke proclaimed to Theophilus in his former book (Acts 1:1-2). The opening verse of Acts claims that the earlier Gospel had ‘dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach,’ suggesting that the book of Acts tells what Jesus continued to do through the apostles, by the power of the Holy Spirit. It is an adventure story replete with arrests, imprisonment, beatings, riots, narrow escapes, a resurrection from death, a shipwreck, trial scenes, and rescues.”
-- From The Literary Study Bible (ESV), Leland Ryken and Philip Graham Ryken, general editors.
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).
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PAYPAL & KINDRID ONLINE GIVING
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GIVE AS YOU SHOP!
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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.
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Going forward, all you need to do is always start your shopping at www.smile.amazon.com.
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