Last Saturday HPC’s Boardwalk Chapel mission team returned from a week of evangelism and ministry in Wildwood, New Jersey. Each year we sent a team of youth and adult chaperones to serve on the “front lines” of cultural engagement. The team comes prepared after months of practice with skits, songs, sermonettes, and testimonies. These contribute to the Chapel’s evening program that presents the gospel to the public in an open and inviting setting–free of charge. Additionally, the team studies the Bible each morning, and receives personal evangelism and worldview apologetics training from the excellent Summer Chapel Staff. This year’s trip was a huge success. Thanks to the chaperones that endured the kitchen and supervision duties with grace, humility, and always a smile. Many thanks to the behind-the-scenes folks who contributed food, other necessities, prayer, and encouragement to the team. Your support was absolutely vital to the spread of the gospel on the boardwalk. Please pray God would sustain and bless friendships, the summer staff still in Wildwood, the people with whom we shared the gospel, and for the ministry of the Boardwalk Chapel (Facebook page). See below for a slideshow of photos from the week.
Please plan to join us at the 30th Anniversary-Reunion for Heritage Presbyterian Church, Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11, 2015. We will be having two great events for everyone to get a chance to celebrate God’s faithfulness.
- Saturday, October 10 at 6:00 p.m. – Light Dinner followed by Variety/Talent Show
- Sunday, October 11 at 10:00 Worship Service with nursery available, followed by Fellowship Luncheon
All ages are invited to participate in the Variety/Talent Show. If you would like to share your talent, whether it be singing, dancing, a skit, monologue or some other special talent or ability or there is something you have always wanted to do but haven’t given it the chance – well, now is the time!
If you think you would like to be a participant in the Variety/Talent Show, please notify us no later than September 26, 2015. Please be sure to give contact information, along with type of entertainment you wish to provide and whether you will need any props or accompaniment. Or if you would just like to be part of the evening by helping with refreshments, stage crew, lighting, sound or serving at the “Cabaret”, just let us know.
***Dress Rehearsal -Friday night, October 9th ***
Please RSVP to one of the people listed below by September 26, 2015 even if you only would like to join us to be part of the audience on Saturday night and/or at the Luncheon on Sunday OR visit the Event link on our Heritage Presbyterian Facebook.
***Babysitters will be provided for the Variety/Talent Show night. To be sure we have enough babysitters, please notify one of the people listed below if you will be in need of this service.
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
We recently finished an adult Sunday school class on the spiritual disciplines of the Christian life. You can access the overhead slides here.
HMS (His Majesty’s Service) Youth and Kids Clubs
When: Sundays. Clubs begin Sunday October 5, 2014
Youth: 7th-12th grades at 4:30 pm
Kids: K-6th grades at 5:30 pm
Place: Heritage Presbyterian Church, 7850 Millfield Drive, Warrenton, VA 20187. Transportation available if needed.
How to sign up: Please return the registration form to the front table in church lobby at check-in
Last week HPC and Cristo Redentor hosted jointly a Kids Bible Day Camp at Crockett Park in Fauquier County. With a “cowboy” theme and the slogan “expect the unexpected”, we had a lot of fun with the 50+ children (and even more youth and adult volunteers) who signed up. Every day was filled with songs, skits, crafts, play, sports, and gospel lessons. And of course, quite a few unexpected surprises. Let’s just say there were plenty of water balloons and many people got wet! It was a joy to celebrate God’s goodness to all his children, and to share the message of Jesus with friends–old and new alike. Many thanks to all our campers and volunteers who made Bible Day Camp a great success. Praise God!
On December 15, 2013 our HMS Kids Club performed the Christmas musical “Angel Alert.” With nearly a full house, family, friends, and neighbors watched and listened as children imaginatively retold the story of Jesus’ birth from the perspective of the angels in heaven. This production was the fall semester service project for HMS Kids & Youth. Many thanks to all for putting in the hard work to pull off HPC’s first musical production. We couldn’t have done it without the kids, their parents, and all the youth and adult volunteers. Thank you and soli deo gloria! Please contact the church office if you would like to purchase a DVD copy of the production.
This Christmas, prepare for the Second Advent (coming) of Jesus by celebrating his First Advent. John Piper has written an Advent devotional book called Good News of Great Joy. It contains brief (less than 2 pages) daily readings to prepare individuals, families, and communities to focus on Jesus during the Christmas season. Why not pay attention to Jesus and his coming kingdom instead of getting totally distracted by the noise of the holidays? Seek the lasting peace you long for in the only One who can bring it.
On Friday June 28, 2013, several big kids (translated: adults who are kids at heart!) took a group of HPC youth to Camp Highroad in Middleburg, VA. The object? Overcome your fear of heights and have fun together on a high ropes course. See the slideshow below for the day that “tested their faith.”