Hello friends – 

On Sunday, August 9th I had the privilege of joining in marriage CarrieAnn (Hampton) and Stockton Harter. During a time when so many celebrations have been postponed or cancelled, they decided to find a way to begin the next chapter of their lives together. Some of the things they wanted weren’t possible, but they didn’t let that stop them from creating a day full of love, hope and joy. In a time of uncertainty, they were determined to focus on what they knew to be true – their love for one another and their desire to make a life together. One thing they weren’t able to do was have their wedding at the church. Instead they found another space to make their vows before God and their family and it was holy ground. It was their intention, their faith and their love that made that space sacred – a cathedral in nature. 

This week, Associate Regional Minister Tiff Williams will offer the sermon, “Holy Ground” and reflect on Exodus 3:1-7.  I look forward to hearing her message – I’m sure her time on the holy ground we call the Christian Conference Center will inspire her and enlighten us.
Worship will be ONLINE ONLY and LIVE and will be available at this link: https://youtu.be/BmsWyWFN1xIOnce the live stream is finished the service will be available on the HPCC YouTube Channel for you to watch at your convenience. 
As always, I am praying for all of you and your well-being. Please reach out to me if you have questions or concerns or just want to catch up.
Shalom is a Hebrew word meaning peace, harmony, wholeness, completeness, prosperity,
welfare and tranquility. 
These things I pray for you.  
  • The DMARC Mobile Food Pantry will be at HPCC on Thursday, August 13th and 27th from noon - 2 p.m. All are welcome to come and receive fresh and packaged food. Two volunteers are needed each day. Contact the church office if you can help.

  • We need sanitizing wipes to keep the building clean and safe. Contact the church office to make arrangements to drop off any you are able to donate.
Keep this a SECRET!

Bill Miklus' 90th Birthday Car Parade

Make a Birthday sign, wave, and honk your car horns in celebration as you drive by.

When: Saturday, Aug. 15th
Time: Be there at 12:30/12:45 Parade starts at 1:00 p.m.
Where: Bethany Reform Church (in church parking lot) - 720 NE 52nd, Des Moines

No Gifts - Cards can be mailed to home: 5356 NE 5th-Des Moines, IA 50313

Present: Polk County Sheriff Dept - Saylorville Fire Station - A Plane fly over
  • All worship services until further notice will be online only and can be found on the church YouTube channel.
  • Special events, youth group, Clothes Closet and Welcome Table are cancelled until further notice.  
  • The church elders have been calling folks to check and see how everyone is doing. When an elder calls you, be sure and let them know if there is anything you need. If you have not heard from an elder, send an email to joan.hpcc@gmail.com and make sure we have your current contact information.
  • The HPCC prayer list and critical prayer concerns are being shared via email. If you would like to receive these emails or have a concern to share, please contact Pastor Heather or Joan via email.
  • No one is in the building on a regular basis, so please use email to contact the church staff. 
  • Although we are not currently able to use the church facility as a group, the expenses to operate the facility and maintain staff continue. If you are able to support the church through your giving, contributions can be sent to the church office or through the Givelify app on your smartphone or tablet. You can also establish an automatic bill pay through your bank so your offering comes to the church every week even when you cannot.
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