Weekly Eblast
Hodges Boulevard
Presbyterian Church
February 19, 2019
Sunday, February 24, 2019

9:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
10:00 a.m. Education Hour
11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship

Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40
Luke 6:27-38

"As Familiar as It Is Difficult"

Youth Ministry Vision Summit
For the youth and all who love the youth!

Friday, February 22 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 23 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Please save the dates and plan to join the consultants from Ministry Architects in casting a vision for the youth of HBPC. During this time, we will be creating a Mission Statement and setting values for the youth ministry, as well as three-year goals. Everyone’s voice is important, and the entire congregation is invited to have input in this process!
Dear Hodges family,

OR WHAT?!?!?!?!

This past Sunday was our first Sunday worshiping in the Fellowship Hall (in many years!) , and there were many, many people who were involved in moving equipment over and setting it up, rearranging and setting up the room, and readying the space for worship. Admittedly, most of us were, at the very least, a tiny bit anxious about making sure everything went as smoothly as possible.

And, it did.

God is good all the time and
all the time God is good!

In fact, based on the comments I received, most of our worshipers were quite pleased with the service. There’s no doubt it was more intimate, the sound was good, no glitches with to speak of. So, I repeat … 

God is good all the time and
all the time God is good!

Please do continue to keep your congregation in your prayers as we navigate this transition.

In the meantime, one particular reminder that would be ever-so-helpful for us:
Please, please, please , please , PLEASE schedule any meetings to be held in locations OTHER THAN the Fellowship Hall. If you’ve already got something on the books with plans to be in there, and it involves a set-up change (and Kathy can advise you on this), we’ll need for you to move your meeting elsewhere. We have already discovered that the tear-down and set-up work is extraordinary and we are not especially equipped, so we’re asking you to please help us out in this matter. AND, again, regardless of what your meeting plans and set-ups have been in the past, please do not assume we know what they are now, and make sure to complete a Room Set-Up Request so we can do the best job of accommodating you that we can.

One last gigantic request. We have AMAZING office volunteers, whom we adore. However, we have several big gaps in time during the week when we need some help. No experience required! Please search your heart and see if there’s a little tug telling you to give us your name. We are FUN to be with – I promise!! – and the job is actually very rewarding. We would be grateful for your consideration.

Now, I know I’ve said this before, but something tells me you may be hearing this pretty regularly because it’s the best reminder of the best thing of all …

Be still, and know that I am God!!   (Psalm 46:10)

Thanks be to God!

With love and gratitude,
Volunteers Needed
The church office has gotten very busy now that worship has moved to the Fellowship Hall. We need volunteers to help at the front desk especially during staff lunch breaks.
No special training required!
Needed: Monday and Tuesday afternoons
4th Friday of month from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Please contact Kathy Millard at 904-223-6922
2019 Lenten Devotionals
Available for pick-up in
the church office
starting Sunday, February 24
A coloring calendar and journal to practice
Cultivating & Letting Go
throughout Lent
  • This Sunday, February 19: Bake Sale before Sunday School and Youth Group from 6:00 - 7:30 pm to rehearse for the mystery dinner. We can’t wait to see you!

  • Youth Ministry Vision Summit, February 22-23. Please join the consultants from Ministry Architects in casting a vision for the youth of HBPC! We will meet from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm on Friday, February 22, and again from 9:00 am -12:00 pm on Saturday, February 23. During that time, we will be creating a Mission Statement and Set of Values for the youth ministry, as well as three-year goals. Everyone’s voice is important, and the entire congregation is invited to speak into this process!

  • Mystery Dinner Reminders:
  • For Mystery Dinner performers, remember that this week, you should be working on memorizing Scenes I and II, and collecting your personal props to have ready at the next practice on Sunday, February 24.
  • Ticket Sales have been postponed until March 3. Buy extra tickets for “The Missing Greenbacks” and support the youth on April 27!

  • Next Sunday, March 3 is our next homegroup gathering. Both Mid and Sr. High will meet at the Harkness home. Let Kim Ross know by Friday, March 1, if you are able to attend.

  • Youth and Renovation: Due to the current renovations in the Sanctuary, the youth will be unable to meet in the adjacent youth room. Over the next few weeks, Sunday school classes will be held in Classrooms 1 (Sr. High) and 4 (Mid. High). When we meet for regular youth group on Sunday evenings, we will be in the Fellowship Hall. Thank you for your flexibility.


Tuesday, February 19
9:30 a.m. Painters & Crafters
11:30 a.m. Staff Meeting
12:00 p.m. PW Afternoon Circle
6:30 p.m. Kensignton HOA
7:00 p.m. PW Evening Circle

Wednesday, February 20
7:00 a.m. Bibles & Bagels
9:15 a.m. Women's Bible Study
5:00 p.m. The Story Continues
6:30 p.m. Traditions Rehearsal

Thursday, February 21
9:00 a.m. Pre-School Parent Mtg
7:00 p.m. Stated Session Mtg

Friday, February 22
9:00 a.m. Pre-School Parent Mtg
6:00 p.m. Youth Vision Summit

Saturday, February 23
9:00 a.m. Youth Vision Summit

Sunday, February 24
9:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
10:00 a.m. Education Hour
11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship
12:00 p.m. Children's Ministry

Monday, February 25
9:00 a.m. Pre-School Chapel
6:30 p.m. Scouts

Tuesday, February 26
9:00 a.m. Pre-School Chapel
9:30 a.m. Painters & Crafters
11:30 a.m. Staff Meeting

Remember In Prayer....

Pam Benson, Charlotte Berglund, Gale and Elaine Boylan, Glenn Conner, Larry and Gerry Cook (friends of Judy Klein), Bob Danberg, Jose Gonzalez , Bob Hiller, Lois Hochman , Carolyn and Tom Hopper, Dave Keim, Nancy (Linda Martin’s friend), Katie Meredith, Jack Moore, Jack and Sylvia Moore, Kathy (Larry/Glenyce Payne’s daughter), Merrylin Opendo, Nolan Perret, Betty Phillips, Bill Salisbury (Tammie Wright’s father), Roger (Judy Schuler’s brother), Robin Soergel, Catherine and Bill Trask, Sue Williams, Patricia Zalusky-Taylor

Maryellen Beiletti,
Wezi Blunt, Chris Gesdorf, Ryan Gulick, Alice Harper, Tod McVey, Bruce Neu
Help for Mision Peniel

Please continue to bring in your donations for Mision Peniel to help the immigrant workers and their families in Immakolee, Florida.

We are still collecting:
New or gently used children’s pants, shorts, shirts, play shoes and socks ,
Diapers (sizes 4, 5 & 6 ONLY)
Small adult clothes
Children’s books
Small stuffed animal or small toys

There is a box for collections in the front office and in the Pre-School.

Please have your donations in by February 28 as they will be delivered the first week in March. Please share this information with anyone who might be willing to donate. 

For more information, contact Marty Moore at
Mardi Gras Celebration

Saturday, March 2, 2019
6:00 p.m.

Join the Presbyterain Women
for our 2019 Fundraiser

Cajun cuisine, silent auction,
fifty/fifty drawing, and fun and frivolity!!

Costumes encouraged!!

Donations for the silent auction are being
accepted, including art, baskets, gift cards,
and new items!

Ticket on sale now: $15 adult, $5 children
children under 3 free
Mission Trip to Immokalee
by Jim Pellot

Twelve volunteers from HBPC went to Immokalee, Florida January 27-February 2, to assist immigrants recovering from flood damage during Hurricane Irma. Our trip was coordinated thru the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church which provided case management and great construction supervision. We stayed in the First UMC of Immokalee.

We worked on two houses which suffered roof, wall and floor damage. The homeowners were most appreciative of our efforts.

We also assisted in serving 500 meals and distributing food, diapers, and children’s clothing at Mision Peniel, a ministry of the Peace River Presbytery which helps the Immokalee farm workers. We were all blessed by this opportunity to serve our neighbors.

Continue reading this Eblast for ways you can donate to Mision Peniel.
Save the Date!

Montgomery Center's
Jubilee Party
Saturday, April 6, 2019
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Help us celebrate our new beginning! Join us as we continue reimagining our future and the vision of Montgomery, we invite you to support us and becomve involved in our mission. Plan to spend the day at Montgomery for a BBQ luncheon at the outdoor kitchen, enjoy tours of the property, music, games and the new changes we are making, and learn more about our vision.

Arlington Community Services

Thanks to congregations like yours, Arlington Community Services was founded in 1989 and has been providing help for Arlington families for 30 years. In addition to our food pantry, we provide a limited amount of financial help for clients.

When a household has a crisis out of their control, we will offer a small amount of financial aid for past-due utilities or rent. A designated amount will be given, depending on the income and crisis presented. Our portion must be the last amount owed. The client must have vouchers or a money order for the difference owed made out to the landlord or the utility company.

In 2017, we provided $7,295 in financial assistance and in 2018, over $14,000 was provided. In recent months our financial contributions from churches have dwindled, while operating expenses have increased.

How can you help?

1. Cash donations can be used to help with utilities and rent.
2. If your members already donate to United Way, they can direct their    contribution to us.
3. If your members' employer has a matching gift program, their donation can multiply.

ACS has acted as a ‘life preserver’ for families and individuals in Arlington throughout its life. We began with the words of Jesus in our hearts, 'I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!' We continue with the constant theme of ‘love one another.’ ACS has provided our churches with an invaluable resource in being “the body of Christ” in this community. Just as Jesus fed the thousands, we are his arms and hands extended, filled with groceries, to those in need.

May God continue to bless ACS.

Mary Weber, Executive Director
Kim Weatherhead, Assistant Director

Current Needs:
Jiffy Cornbread Mix, Rice, Dried Beans, Dry Cereal, and Toothpaste
phone: 904-223-6922 email: hodges@hbpcusa.org
website: hbpcusa.org