SUND AY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY! (Cue announcer’s voice and the sound of rumbling monster truck engines.) HBC’s Annual Business Dinner and Meeting is Sunday, Nov. 16! HBC Alive This year’s Annual Dinner and Business Meeting will be HUGE, so I hope you make plans to attend! Here’s a sneak peek of just a few of the things you can expect: Friday, Nov. 14 Operation Christmas Child Packing Party 6:30 p.m. Fellowship Hall ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Celebra2on Presenta2on of HBC Missions in 2014 Votes on deacons, trustees, oﬃcers and 2015 budget Recogni2on of HBC’s 145th anniversary Unveiling of Leadership Team’s Pray.Dream.Act.ing 2015 initiative Trustee HALO project proposal Pastor Search Update Neil Showalter Awards Plus, we’ll enjoy dinner and fellowship together, and nobody bakes casseroles like a bunch of Baptists! Please r.s.v.p. as soon as possible for main entrée preparations and childcare and see below for your potluck “assignment” for a dessert or side. See you there! Stacy Sunday, Nov. 16 Annual Business Dinner and Meeting 5 p.m. Fellowship Hall Sunday, Dec. 7 Adult Christmas Cantata Both Morning Worship Services For the Annual Business Dinner the Leadership Team will provide the main entrée, bread and drinks. The congregation is asked to bring a dish to share … if your last name begins with A-L bring a dessert and M-Z bring a salad or side dish. Childcare will be available for children under the age of six. Please sign up on the Communication Card if you plan to attend the dinner and if you’ll need childcare. Copies of the business agenda and deacon bios are available at the Info Desk. The church parking lots (Main Street and Liberty Street spaces for disabled) will be paved on Thursday, Nov. 13 and Friday, Nov. 14. On site parking will be OFF LIMITS on those two days. Please use street parking and the overflow parking lot on Liberty Street. Thank you for your cooperation. It is difficult to believe we are 11 days away from ending our Operation Christmas Child Campaign! Thank you to all who donated soap, washcloths, combs, toothpaste and toothbrushes. There is still time to donate. Please bring all items to the Missions Table in the elevator foyer. Don’t forget to pick up a shoebox to fill yourself and return to the Missions Table by Sunday morning, Nov. 16. Remember to include $7 per box for shipping. It’s time to think about your offering envelopes for next year. Please notify Cindy Kite ([email protected] or 433-2456) of your choice or indicate your choice on the Communication Card. Option 1 is for weekly givers; Option 2 is for monthly givers; and Option 3 is to “opt out” of receiving offering envelopes. Thanks so much for all of the prayers, cards, texts, emails, phone calls and meals following my surgery. Randy and I are so thankful and appreciative of the many ways that our church family supported us during this time. We are truly blessed! Thank you all. ~Kelly and Randy Shenk A Packing Party will be held on Friday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. All are invited to come help us pack shoeboxes! Do you have a pleasant smile and a warm handshake? If so, you are just the right person HBC is looking for to help greet people on Sunday mornings. You can greet the service you attend and it only requires being on duty at one of the doors prior to the worship service at least two times in a 4-5 month period. A "first impression welcome" to a visitor is a very important factor in if they will return. Won’t you volunteer to become a welcoming face for HBC? For more info or to volunteer contact Karen Folsom at [email protected] or 434-7779 or sign up on the Communication Card. Worship Attendance Oct. 26 Nov. 2 9 AM Traditional Service 126 140 11:10 AM Contemporary Service 104 101 Sunday School 109 120 The Staff Christmas Fund allows the congregation to express appreciation to the staff at Christmas for their work throughout the year. Donations will be collected through Monday, Dec. 8. Specially marked envelopes are located in the pews. The HBC Youth Group is sponsoring a second Parent’s Night Out on Friday, Dec. 12 from 5:30– 5:30– 9:30 p.m. at the church. Children birth to fifth grade are invited to an evening of Christmas fun. Parents can enjoy a relaxing evening or do some Christmas shopping. Sign ups will begin soon! On Student Day at Christmas (Sunday, Dec. 28) we recognize in the bulletin college students who make HBC their home church. Please contact Amy at [email protected] or note on the Communication Card the student’s name and the college attending. Just a reminder there will be only one worship service at 11:10 a.m. on Dec. 28 … no 9 a.m. worship service and Sunday School classes. Congratulations to John and Jackie Leonard upon the birth of their daughter, Josephine Agnes. Josephine was born on Sunday, Nov. 2 weighing 6 pounds, 15.8 ounces and 19 inches long. Address Change Jackie Leonard 1024 Toppin Blvd, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Goodness, how time flies! Here we are once again heading toward the end of another year. And the Finance Committee has been hard at work making sure the financial future of HBC is realistic enough to be achieved in 2015 and yet ample enough to meet all the needs of our ministries. That’s no easy chore! Work began on the 2015 budget back in August and will continue until the budget is voted on by the congregation at the Annual Business Dinner and Meeting on Nov. 16. The Finance Committee has strived to put together a budget that prepares for the hiring of a new senior pastor and for anticipated growth in 2015. Thanks to the Finance Committee for their hard work … they are: Steve Alvis, chair, Brian O’Dell, Jeff Obenschain, Dave Lawrence, Bill Sanger and David Hayes. Church Family—Elma Cobb, Fred Cooper and Todd and Susan Payne; Jeff Jones (son of Sam and Sue Jones); Julie & Alan Diehl (daughter and son-in-law of Dale & Anne Wright); Corena Huffman (daughter-in-law of Sam and Susan Huffman); Skyler Bowers (granddaughter of Norris and Lyn Weaver); and Kitty Lyons (sister of Brian O’Dell). Nursing Homes—Sunnyside Retirement Community: Audrey Rose and Dutch Simmons; Stuarts Draft Retirement Community: Annie Eddins; VMRC Afton: Martha Ludholtz; VMRC Crestwood Assisted Living: Leary and Beverly Baker and Ressie Bateman; and Willow Estates: C.W. Messinger. We express Christian sympathy to Nancy Shomo upon the death of her mother. Christmas Bible School Saturday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Give your child the gift of attending HBC's Christmas Bible School! All children of the community who are Happy Birthday age 3 (as of July 1, 2011 and potty Jesus! trained) through grade 5 are invited to attend the morning of fun activities focused on the real meaning of Christmas, God's gift of love, Jesus. The children will be celebrating “Birthday of the King” with Christmas stories, crafts, games, music, snacks and video. Parents or guardians are welcome to join the musical closing at 11:50 a.m. in the sanctuary. Children will be released to their parent or guardian at 12 noon at the close of our celebration of Jesus’ Birthday Party Program in the sanctuary. Registration has already begun online at the church website and paper registration is available at the Info Desk. If you would like to volunteer to help with this exciting ministry sign up on the Communication Card or contact Cathy Lawrence at 433-2089. 7 p.m. The Adult Christmas Cantata, “Images of Adoration,” will be presented during both worship services on Sunday, Dec. 7. This year the congregation will be asked to participate. We often ask ourselves, “How can we bring gifts to the Christ child as the wise men did?” Here’s one way … Bethany United Methodist Church (Cindy Kite’s home church) has a food pantry opened every Monday and serves a hot meal every third Monday. We are asking that you bring a canned food or boxed item on the morning of the cantata for their food pantry. You will bring your items up and place in a box during the cantata. Thank you in advance for “helping the least of these my brethren.” Annual Christmas Dinner and Children’s Program Wednesday, Dec. 10 6 p..m. The Christmas dinner will once again be catered by Mrs. Rowe’s Restaurant. The menu includes roast turkey with dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, sweet potato casserole, green beans, rolls and pumpkin bars. Tickets are required to be purchased in advance on Sunday mornings and will be on sale beginning Sunday, Nov. 16. The cost is $10 per person with a $40 maximum per family. Following the dinner the AWANA children will perform their Christmas musical “Glory to God in the Highest,” in the sanctuary. The church office will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24—Friday, Dec. 26 for Christmas and closed on Thursday, Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day. Are you looking for a way to be involved in and give back to the community this holiday season? Open Doors is looking for volunteer help during the week of Thanksgiving. Open Doors formerly known as Harrisonburg and Rockingham Thermal Shelter (HARTS) is a homeless shelter hosted by several local churches from November through March. If you would be interested in helping that week, especially in providing volunteer time and a Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, Nov. 27, please call Open Doors at 540-578-3868 or email [email protected] The holiday season can be very hard for those who have no home to go to and no family to spend the holidays with. Let's come together to offer friendship, warmth and support to those who need it most. Matt Lohr is the deacon of the week for Nov. 9. He has been a member since 1997. He has two children, Caroline and Carson. Matt is director of the Knowledge Center of Farm Credit of the Virginias. He is chair of the Leadership Team. Ron Smith is the deacon of the week for Nov. 16. He and his wife, Mary, have been church members since 2011. Ron is a native of Rockingham County. He is a former school principal. Ron is a Sunday School teacher and member of the Adult Choir. It’s time to get ready for Relay for Life 2015! 2015 It will be held on Friday, May 1 at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds. If interested in being the relay team captain for HBC’s team Andrea’s Army email at [email protected] Thanksgiving Eve Community Service First Presbyterian Church Guest Speaker— Speaker—Rev. Stacy Nowell Wednesday, Nov. 26 7 p.m. Just a reminder … all Wednesday Evening Activities are cancelled for Nov. 26. The church office will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28 for Thanksgiving. “HBC Alive” A Publication of Harrisonburg Baptist Church 501 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 (540) 433-2456 www.hbcalive.org Ron Crawford, Interim Pastor Stacy Nowell, Associate Pastor Jimmy Via, Minister of Worship & Media Annette Sprinkel, Choir Director Katelyn Belcher, Associate Youth Director Sam Jones, Senior Adult Chaplain Newsletter Deadline: Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 Please submit articles to Amy Cyzick at [email protected] Our mission is to go and make passionately devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
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