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SEE US SUNDAYS ONLINE & IN-PERSON @ 9:00 a.m., & IN-PERSON @ 11:15 a.m..
We are streaming the early 9:00 a.m. service on our YouTube Channel each Sunday. The audio of the sermon will be posted on the Sermons page of our website as usual.
The audio of the sermon will be posted on the Sermons page of our website as usual.
The bulletin contains the song lyrics and hymns so you can participate during the service.
You may attend the service in person (note our current COVID guidelines), watch it on your device from home (or anywhere), or come to the parking lot of the church and listen on FM 96.7.
Please scroll down for our current COVID guidelines below:
Welcome to Our Services!
Every Sunday morning, we invite you to join us for worship and Sunday school. Please scroll down for our current COVID guidelines below:
- Sunday morning worship, every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. (Contemporary) and 11:15 a.m. (Traditional), in-person at church. The 9:00 a.m. service is streamed live on YouTube.
- Kid's Sunday school (Pre-K through grade 12),
(Pre-K - K) in-person every Sunday at 10:15 a.m in room 209, Laura Haines and Rebekah Bramer teaching.
(Grades 1-6) in-person every Sunday at 10:15 a.m on the stage side of the Boyer Auditorium, Jennie Gerardi and BethAnn Clark teaching.
(Grades 7-12, Youth) in-person every Sunday at 10:15 a.m in the Church Office. Charles Foster teaching.
- Nursery, for ages birth - 2, every Sunday for both services and Sunday school. Contact Naomi Trask (children@HVPC.org).
- Adult Sunday school, every Sunday in-person at 10:15 a.m. on the kitchen side of the Boyer Auditorium, Stephen Clark facilitating.
New COVID Guidelines For In-Person Activities @ HVPC
The COVID variant is on the rise in Montgomery County. It is more easily transmitted than the original virus. Even those who are vaccinated can contribute to its spread. Therefore, effective beginning Sunday, August 29, just as we have done throughout the pandemic, we will be following the new CDC and PA recommendations.
These new guidelines are as follows:
Screening. When you come in, someone at the door will ask a couple of questions about symptoms and offer you a mask. If you are not feeling well, please stay home.
Face coverings. Whether you are vaccinated or not, we strongly urge you to wear a mask or a shield. This is especially important for those who are not vaccinated and for those who work with our children. Those with legitimate health issues are exempt. Face coverings are not required by those who are vaccinated while ministering on the chancel.
Social distance. Those who are not in the same household should maintain six feet of distance from others. Every other pew will be roped off. The transepts are available for additional seating.
Sanitizer. Hand sanitizer is conveniently located around the building. Please use it freely.
Communion. We will return to using the disposable TrueVine Chalices which you may pick up from the table as you come into the sanctuary.
Coffee. The coffee and tea service will remain, but we ask that you not congregate by the dispensers. Also please refrain from bringing food to share into the sanctuary.
The above masking and social distancing guidelines apply to anyone in the building on weeknights and weekends participating in small groups, meetings, rehearsals, etc. These guidelines also apply to the Church Office.
Valley Christian School. When school is in session during the week, anyone entering the building must wear a mask or shield and social distance as per their requirements.
If you have any questions, please contact the Church Office (office@HVPC.org; 215-947-5500).
Learn more about lament, download a 5-part study guide, and access additional resources here: www.HVPC.org/lament.
We Have A Blog!
Check out more than 60 inspirational and encouraging articles on our HVPC Blog called Gleanings. We post new articles periodically. Our goal is to provide one more point of contact with you, our HVPC family, as well as offer encouragement and spiritual nourishment. If you have questions about the blog or any post, want to see a specific topic addressed, or would like to submit a post for consideration, please feel free to email communications@HVPC.org.
Our new Adult Sunday school study on Proverbs begins April 11th. We will be using the LifeChange Bible study guide from NavPress.
Copies are available at church, or you can obtain a copy by clicking here: https://www.navpress.com/p/proverbs/9780891093480.
You can preview the study guide by downloading a PDF by clicking here: https://www.csmedia1.com/hvpc.org/proverbs-peek.pdf.
See what a God-shaped life looks like when it gets lived out. Using memorable images and poetic turns of phrase, Proverbs describes what our everyday lives look like when we’ve put our spiritual lives in order. Find help for every decision, and apply life-giving insights to the broad range of challenges you experience in your life—family, friendships, injustice, desire, goodness, conflict, and more.
Here are the topics we will be looking at over the next several weeks:
- The Book of Proverbs (Introduction)
- Wisdom’s Benefits
- Wisdom’s Benefits Continued
- The Futility of Folly
- God and Man
- The Family
- Sexual Purity
- The Blessings of Righteousness
- Humility Versus Pride
- Hard Work Versus Laziness
- Proper Speech
- Wealth and Poverty
- Life and Death
- Looking Back (Challenge and Review)
The Adult class meets each Sunday from 10:15 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on the kitchen side of the Boyer Auditorium. If you have questions regarding Adult Sunday school, please contact Dan Bramer (firstname.lastname@example.org; 215-316-8356) or the Church Office.
GO Project Information Links:
- Click here for GO Project documents.
- Click here for the Four Leadership Dynamics for Greater Church Vitality (4LDV) Training.
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 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 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 & KINDRID ONLINE GIVING
When giving money to HVPC using the online payment service, please note that PayPal & Kindrid deducts a per-transaction fee to the church. If you wish to give online and avoid using PayPal or Kindrid, 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.