Announcing HPC’s 30th Anniversary-Reunion

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.

  1. Saturday, October 10 at 6:00 p.m. – Light Dinner followed by Variety/Talent Show
  2. 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!

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The Spiritual Disciplines

We recently finished an adult Sunday school class on the spiritual disciplines of the Christian life.  You can access the overhead slides here.

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Youth and Kids Clubs: Registration

hms-youth-kids-club-bannerCome one, come all!  Kindergarten through 12th grade!  Join in the fun with:

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.

Contact: 540-347-4627

How to sign up: Please return the registration form to the front table in church lobby at check-in

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Bible Day Camp 2014

P1050555Last 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!

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HMS Kids & Youth Clubs present “Angel Alert”

Angel AlertOn 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.

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Good News of Great Joy (Advent Devotional)

advent-readings-piperThis 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.

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Youth Event: Camp Highroad Ropes Course

ropes-courseOn 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.”

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Children’s Craft Day 2013

Thank you to all the adult and youth volunteers who worked to make last Saturday’s Children’s Craft Day a success.  The kids loved it!  See below for a slideshow.

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Boardwalk Chapel 2013

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HPC’s Boardwalk Chapel mission team returned from Wildwood, NJ last Saturday.  They were able to minister for a week on the boardwalk and in the chapel through evangelistic discussions, skits, songs, sermonettes, testimonies, and works of service.  The Boardwalk Chapel now has a Facebook that the staff updates regularly with summer happenings.  See below for a slideshow of photos from our week.

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General Assembly 2013: Exposition Resources

pca-ga-41Two of the HPC pastors (Brian and Rob) attended the PCA’s General Assembly last week in Greenville, SC.  Every GA has an Expo Center with many vendor booths offering ministry resources.  Here are some of the resource highlights we learned about.

Family Dynamics Institute.  Among other things, this ministry offers a “Turnaround Workshop for Troubled Marriages.”

Do you like to utilize the Christmas season to discuss the gospel with your non-Christian neighbors, family, and friends?  Does the Christmas season stir hopes in you that remain unfulfilled?  In the fall of 2013, New Growth Press is publishing a book called A Better December: Proverbs to Brighten Christmas.  Written by Steven Estes, it is (as advertised) an ideal gift book for all who long for true comfort and a true home.

We’ve had a difficult time finding theologically reformed books that are also readable for Spanish speakers.  Beacon of Grace Publications is working to fill this need as they strive “to see sound, reformed literature in the Spanish language become the best-known and most widely-read literature in Latin America and the Hispanic community of the U.S.”  Their website even allows users to search for thousands of Spanish titles by their English versions.

Gospel for Ethiopia is a missions ministry working on several exciting projects to equip indigenous church leaders, pastors, and evangelists with sound theological training resources in the Amharic language.  They need support in prayer, finances, and recruiting ambassadors for their mission.

There is a small but strong (and growing!) evangelical and reformed movement in the Middle East.  Based in Cyprus, Middle East Reformed Fellowship (MERF) is “engaged in encouraging and strengthening the Church throughout the Middle East, North and East Africa, as well as Indonesia and Pakistan.  The Lord Jesus Christ has raised up indigenous missionaries to serve Him in Arab and Muslim lands.  These workers serve under local Reformed and Presbyterian churches.  Our ministries include evangelistic outreach, church extension, biblical training and diaconal aid.”

India and South Asia are two of the largest regions in the world with significant numbers of unreached people groups.  The India/Sri Lanka Partnership (ISRP) “was formed to help organize the support of various ministries going on in South Asia.  Together, we are able to provide theological education, ongoing mentoring and discipling, entrepreneurial training, women’s livelihood projects, street child homes, business development centers, and so much more.”  ISRP intentionally supports national leaders involved in the church planting movement in South Asia.  They are looking for interested individuals and churches to partner in their gospel vision for South Asia.  Email email hidden; JavaScript is required for more information.

Despite a vibrant church, the culture of the United States is becoming more secular.  Christians are finding that fewer and fewer unbelievers come from church backgrounds or understand the gospel.  More and more people are Bible-illiterate.  Some only have the faintest idea who Jesus Christ is.  This is a new culture challenge for the American church, but there is much to learn from our brothers in the UK who have faced similar cultural developments.  Based in the UK, The Good Book Company publishes the inductive and relational evangelistic resources of Christianity Explored Ministries.  The main course, Christianity Explored, is a study of the Gospel of Mark that has been developed and refined for 10 years, and is now being run in over 50 countries.  It has proved to be “a relaxed and informal way of introducing people to Jesus and is also great for anyone wanting to brush up on the basics of the Christian faith.”

Another publishing resource from our UK brothers across the pond is Day One Christian Ministries.  They provide resources for evangelism and discipleship in today’s world.

Many parents of high school graduates believe their college-bound kids could benefit from a “gap year” program to strengthen their faith before heading off into the world.  Even if parents think a gap year program is a waste of valuable time, many students believe they need some help figuring out how their Christian faith should integrate holistically with life, calling, career, and mission.  Impact 360 may scratch this itch.

Word and Deed is an international reformed relief and development ministry.  Their mission is “to address the spiritual and physical needs of people in the developing world in accordance with biblical principles.”  Word and Deed emphasizes (1) gospel and discipleship, (2) goal of self-sufficiency, (3) reliance on indigenous partner organizations in the developing world and avoiding paternalism, (4) demonstrating Christ’s love for God to use it to open hearts to the gospel.  They are seeking to make an I.M.P.A.C.T. in the world for Christ by modeling their work on “I”ntegration, “M”issions, “P”roblem Solving, “A”wareness, “C”ompassion, and “T”hankfulness.  Word and Deep publishes a quarterly magazine by the same name.

Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF) is a reformed ministry committed to “restoring Christ to counseling and counseling to the church.”  CCEF Now is their free magazine.

By Faith in the PCA’s denominational quarterly magazine.  Its mission is “to draw readers into the full life of the church by informing, edifying, and encouraging them with the news of God’s kingdom.  Through feature stories, news reports, editorial opinions, readers’ comments, practical information, and biblical and spiritual discussions, the magazine motivates and equips readers to serve Christ in the PCA and in His kingdom.”  Print subscriptions are free.

Here is a list of all the exhibitors and their websites.

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