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Huntingdon Valley Presbyterian Church (HVPC) is excited to be hosting our 4th annual “B4U” 5K run, 2 mile walk.
Hebrews 12:1 challenges us to, “run the race set BEFORE YOU”, and we are excited to accept the challenge! Won't you join us?
On Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. the B4U 5K run/2 mile walk will launch from the HVPC driveway behind the church, off Ayresdon Road, heading to the Pennypack Trust Trail.
Individual registration is $35.00. You can sign up online by clicking here: B4U RUN/WALK REGISTRATION. On site registration opens at 7:15 a.m. In a couple of weeks you will also be able to sign up at church.
All those who register will receive a T-shirt. Breakfast will follow the event at the church in the Boyer Auditorium.
All proceeds from the run/walk will benefit Urban Promise in Camden, NJ. Urban Promise’s aims to equip Camden’s children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, spiritual growth, and Christian leadership. They do this through after school programs, summer camps, two schools, experiential learning, job training, and a host of other programs. Their goal is to challenge youth to develop and realize their potential.
Donations will also be accepted and sponsorships are available. To sponsor the run/walk, contact Cassie Grant Davis (email@example.com; 267-248-5722).
For more information, contact Eva Morrison (firstname.lastname@example.org; 267-847-8233) or Sue Belinsky (email@example.com; 215-593-7413).
More information is available here: www.B4URunWalk.com.
VCS FALL OPEN HOUSES
Valley Christian School (VCS) will be holding two open houses. You are invited to come out and learn more about VCS. These Fall Open Houses will be on Monday, October 16, 2017 and Wednesday, November 15, 2017, both from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. This is the perfect opportunity for interested parents/guardians to learn more about the school’s excellent academics, caring teachers, and safe and nurturing environment. VCS provides quality Christian education to three-year-old students (in our new P3 class) through the 8th grade. To RSVP and reserve a spot at an open house, call (215) 947-4581 or email firstname.lastname@example.org@vcskids.com.
SIENNA GRACE GOUGH HAS ARRIVED!
Baby Sienna Grace Gough is here! Joe and Rachel welcomed their precious girl on September 13th. She weighs 7 lbs 7 oz and already looks like her mom! Let's help to bless this couple in their transition to parenthood with some meals.
You can go to http://bit.ly/2h53rUA to sign up to take them a meal.
Joe and Rachel do not have any allergies, but would prefer meals that are not tomato heavy and wish to avoid spicy foods completely.
For more information contact Karen Moore (email@example.com; 215-518-5690).
EPC HURRICANE HARVEY & IRMA RELIEF
In response to devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the EPC has launched an emergency relief fund to help with recovery efforts.
You can give online by going to http://secure-q.net/Donations/EPCLivonia/1199. (Choose “Emergency Relief” from the first pulldown menu and "Hurricane Harvey Relief" or "Hurricane Irma Relief" from the second pulldown menu).
You may also give by check, payable to Evangelical Presbyterian Church and designated Hurricane Harvey or Irma Relief and send to:
Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Suite 510, Orlando, FL 32822.
MEALS FOR GAIL KLEIN
Several days ago, Gail Klein fell, fractured her right wrist and suffered a head injury. She is recovering at home but is limited in what she can do. To help her out, the Deacons have set up a "Take Them A Meal" account and are looking for volunteers to take meals to Gail through September 16th. Go to http://bit.ly/2vVtSVn to sign-up. For more information, contact Deb Jack (firstname.lastname@example.org; 215-260-4564).
TRUNK OR TREAT
Our second annual Trunk or Treat event will is happening on Saturday, October 21 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed! See Susan Clark for more information (email@example.com; 904-612-5072).
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL LOOKS AT THE REFORMATION
Beginning on September 10th and continuing through November 26th, the HVPC adult Sunday school class will be looking at the "500th Anniversary of the Reformation."
The class will comprise twelve topics: Introduction / Luther, Luther - Monastery & Rome Crisis, Luther - Tower Experience, Luther - Building St. Peters, Luther - Indulgences, Justification by Faith, Calvin, Scottish and Dutch Reformations, Catholic Reformation, Problems associated with the Reformation, Conclusions, and Hymns of the Reformation.
500 hundred years ago, W. Robert Godfrey explains, "As the year 1500 arrived, Europe was in the midst of profound changes. The conditions, attitudes, and institutions that had characterized the Middle Ages were gradually giving way to new movements and developments. The discovery of unknown lands across the Atlantic accompanied an explosion of exploration and trade. The emergence of powerful monarchies in Germany, France, and Spain introduced complex new dynamics to European politics. In the aftermath of the Renaissance, interest in learning and the study of ancient texts ran high, and the recent invention of Gutenberg’s printing press facilitated the spread of ideas at an unprecedented rate. Amid this prevailing climate of change, a consensus was forming among many Europeans that certain beliefs and practices of the church were in dire need of reform."
Into this milieu came Martin Luther with his 95 theses and reformation was ushered in. Join us as we look at this important and world-changing period. Adult Sunday school meets in the lounge each Sunday from 10:15 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
On December 3rd, 10th, and 17th, we will be looking at Advent. There will be no Sunday school on December 24th.
SMALL GROUPS RESTARTING
HVPC small groups that took a summer break will be restarting next month. Not in a group? 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). A list of the groups with contact and meeting information is located at the back of the sanctuary.
NEW MEMBERS CLASS
If you’re not yet a member of HVPC but are thinking you might want to be, please come to our New Members Class. You’ll learn about our history, what we believe, and how you can become a part of the exciting things God is doing here! Classes will take place in the room behind the stage in the Boyer during the Sunday school hour, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., over four Sundays: October 1, October 8, October 15, and October 22.
CHRISTMAS IN OCTOBER
Beginning October 1st your Missionary Committee will be collecting your Christmas gift contributions for the missionaries that we support. We will be taking contributions throughout the month of October. A small Christmas tree will be set up in the back of the church, and we will add a decoration each time a donation is made. Please note that the envelopes for your Christmas in October contributions have been included in the box with your regular church offering envelopes. We will have additional envelopes available if you have need of them. For more information contact Gail Klein (email@example.com; 215-938-1098).
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 Dana Fluder or Stephen Clark.
"HVPC News" Email Newsletter Deadline. Beginning in September HVPC emails will be sent on the first and third Wednesdays 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 Dana Fluder or Stephen Clark.
We are on a journey though the Gospel of John.
The Gospel of John reveals an unmatched portrait of Jesus and is arguably the most theologically and philosophically profound account of his life, death, and resurrection in the New Testament.
From revealing Jesus’ cosmic identity as being with the Father “in the beginning,” to recounting the many miraculous signs attesting to his mission and divinity, this guide encourages us to worship Christ as Lord and to follow him on mission in the world.
The current series will conclude at the end of October followed by a short series on Hosea and then some seasonal messages through the end of the year. In January 2018 we will begin a year-long look at Romans.
If you have a request you would like added to the prayer list, please call the church office at (215) 947-5500.
GIVE AS YOU SHOP!
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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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