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COMING THIS SUMMER...
VCS SPRING-A-FAIR 2018
The 2018 VCS Spring-a-Fair is happening Friday, April 27th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Included is a fair, student art show, dinner, and silent auction -- fun for the entire family. Tickets are $5.00 in advance and $7.00 at the door.
Each child ticket (age 3 through 8th grade) will include unlimited fair games and activities from 6:00 p.m. until 7:45 p.m., such as inflatables (weather permitting), games, balloon sculpting, and face painting.
Each adult ticket includes a chance to win one of several door prizes, such as a Carrabba's gift basket, Giant gift cards, Starbucks gift cards, and more. The door prize drawing will be held between 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. You must be present to win!
At the Student Art Show see just how creative our VCS students can be as they showcase selected works they have made over this school year. Also, prepare to be entertained when selected students share their various performing talents.
A hearty dinner of pasta, meatballs, salad, and beverage is available at an additional $5.00 per plate. Dinner will be served from 6:00 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. Gluten free meals are available upon request.
There will also be a snack bar offering ice cream treats, salty snacks, soda, and juice for an additional charge. All proceeds benefit our students.
You can support VCS by participating in the annual Silent Auction from 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. A variety of items, services, baskets, gift certificates, etc., have been generously donated to VCS to auction, with all proceeds benefiting VCS. A preview list of auction items will be available at www.vcskids.com/spring-a-fair closer to the event.
Our annual Giving Garden will also be in bloom with opportunities to give directly to our VCS teachers for items they need for their classroom. Stop by the Giving Garden table at the Spring-a-Fair to see how you can help.
Complete details are available online at www.vcskids.com/spring-a-fair. You can also direct questions to the Advancement Office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HVPC JOB OPENING
Director of Contemporary Worship - This position will provide non-ordained pastoral leadership to the contemporary music ministry of Huntingdon Valley Presbyterian Church (HVPC). The director of contemporary worship oversees and leads contemporary music at HVPC. This position also requires the director to serve not only as a musical director but as an under-shepherd to the congregation and volunteers who serve in this ministry. View the full job description at www.HVPC.org/jobs. For more information contact the church office (215-947-5500: office@HVPC.org).
VCS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
The following classes/courses have openings for the 2018-2019 school year:
- Third grade short term substitute (Sept 5 through Oct 26)
- Middle school position(s) - A combination of courses totaling 30 periods, with an additional five prep. periods, can combine for a full-time position with benefits. Includes Math: grades 6-8, Science: grades 6-8, Social Studies: grades 6-7, Computer Science: grades 6-8, Bible: grades 6-8, Middle school chapel speaker, Boys PE, Boys Bible study, Middle school electives.
VCS ENROLLMENT IS OPEN
Valley Christian School is currently accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year for three year olds through 8th grade. HVPC members receive a 10% discount on tuition. Detailed information about our early education, elementary and middle school programs can be found on our website, as well as an overview of our application process. Private tours of VCS can be arranged, or prospective parents can register for one of our three upcoming Open Houses. Go to www.vcskids.com for more information, see Susan Caler if you would like to have a packet of information, or contact the school office (215-947-4581).
CURRENT SERMON SERIES
Beginning Sunday, January 7, we will be looking at Romans for the entire year. You can always catch up on the latest sermons online by clicking here.
"The Book of Romans is primarily a work of doctrine and can be divided into four sections: righteousness needed, 1:18–3:20; righteousness provided, 3:21–8:39; righteousness vindicated, 9:1–11:36; righteousness practiced, 12:1–15:13. The main theme of this letter is obvious of course—righteousness. Guided by the Holy Spirit, Paul first condemns all men of their sinfulness. He expresses his desire to preach the truth of God’s Word to those in Rome. It was his hope to have assurance they were staying on the right path. He strongly points out that he is not ashamed of the gospel (Romans 1:16), because it is the power by which everyone is saved."
"The Book of Romans tells us about God, who He is and what He has done. It tells us of Jesus Christ, what His death accomplished. It tells us about ourselves, what we were like without Christ and who we are after trusting in Christ. Paul points out that God did not demand men have their lives straightened out before coming to Christ. While we were still sinners Christ died on a cross for our sins."
-- Source: GotQuestions.org
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
The Adult Sunday school class will be looking at Prayer in the Bible. The topics to be covered include:
- Give me Wisdom - Solomon (2 Chronicles 1:10)
- Answer Me - Elijah (1 Kings 18:37)
- Father Forgive Them (Luke 23:34)
- Deliver Us - Hezekiah (2 Kings 19:14-19)
- Send Me - Isaiah (Isaiah 6:8)
- And Spiritual Conflict (Daniel 10: 1-21)
- Answered Prayer (Nehemiah 1:1-2:8)
- Save Us - Disciples (Matthew 8:25)
- Model Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13)
- Praying with Confidence (Luke 11:5-13)
- Persistent Prayer (Luke 18:1-8)
- Praying Together (Acts 4:23-31)
- Blessing Other People (Ephesians 1:15-23; 3:14-21)
Adult Sunday school meets in the lounge each Sunday from 10:15 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
SMALL GROUPS ALWAYS OPEN
HVPC small groups are happening! Not in a group? It's never too late to join! To view a list of active groups, go online to www.HVPC.org/small-groups. For more information contact Karen Nyirjesy (email@example.com; 215-886-7824). A list of the groups with contact and meeting information is located at the back of the sanctuary.
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. HVPC News emails are 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.
If you have a request you would like added to the prayer list, please call the church office at (215) 947-5500.
PAYPAL ONLINE GIVING
When giving money to HVPC using the online PayPal service, please note that PayPal deducts a 3.2% per transaction fee. As a result, your year-end giving statement will reflect the reduced amount rather than the face value of the amount given. If you wish to give online and avoid using PayPal, 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.