Last week, we started our sermon series “Come and See: Unexpected Encounters with Jesus” with an invitation to a new practice: Star Words. Those who participate in this practice receive a word to contemplate for the year. Star Words provide a way for us to reflect on how God is working in our lives, to see how we are called to grow in our relationship with Jesus, and to share with others how the Spirit is transforming us. Like those whose stories we're exploring in our sermon series, we may meet Jesus in surprising ways, ways that profoundly impact our lives. I look forward to hearing many testimonies of God's comforting presence, abundant goodness, and refining grace in the year ahead. Blessings, Pastor Jennie
STAR WORDS
In Pastor Jennie’s sermon on 1/3/2021, she talked about how words can challenge…comfort…give hope… The magi followed a star to Jesus, and it is our hope that this word will guide you this year, drawing you closer to the divine presence of Jesus.

Put your star in a place where you will see it each day. You may choose to look for a dictionary definition and/or see how the word is used in Scripture. Pray about your word throughout the year and invite the Holy Spirit to reveal God’s personal message of love and grace to you.

Pastor Jennie would love to hear your experiences with your word! You can share your stories with her at jennieb@hamblenpres.org or 206.794.0689.

To have a Star Word mailed to your home, contact Trina in the church office at 448-2909 or trinal@hamblenpres.org and she will send one to you. 
WORSHIP ONLINE WITH US
VIEW WORSHIP LIVE-STREAM (10 AM SUNDAYS) (click here to view)
BULLETIN FOR 01/10/21 WORSHIP SERVICE (download here)
NEWS TO NOTE
PRESCHOOL FUNDRAISER
Support Hamblen Park Preschool by enjoying a delicious meal at Panda Express. Place your order online for pickup or delivery on Wednesday, January 13, and 28% of sales will go to our preschool. Apply code 901198 in the Coupon Code box during online checkout at order.pandaexpress.com. Thank you for your support!
PARENT MEETING
Hey parents! We would love to invite you to join us over Zoom on Tuesday, January 12, at 7:00 PM for a parent meeting! Come meet Mitchel if you haven’t already and join us HERE for a conversation! After introductions, the main topics of discussion will be upcoming opportunities for in-person gatherings and safety precautions we will be taking. We hope to see you there!
PARENT SURVEY
We're hoping to start meeting in person in some capacity soon! We'd love to hear your thoughts around comfortability with Covid and availability during the week. Please fill out a survey HERE to provide your thoughts on this matter. Thank you!
GIVE YOUR TIME/TALENT/TREASURE
SNOW PATROL
If you would like to sign up in advance for a specific day that you would be willing to snow blow our sidewalks, We would love to hear from you! We have a snowblower, shovels, and de-icer. Training can be provided! Sign up for one day this season or volunteer for multiple days--your choice! If interested, contact Heather Notske at heathern@hamblenpres.org or 509-385-0627.
PLEDGE & GIVING UPDATE

Giving statements for 2020 will go out next week by email (if we have an address on file) and also by snail mail. If you have questions about your giving for 2020 or your pledge for 2021, please ask Heather Notske at 509-385-0627 or heathern@hamblenpres.org.
DO YOU HAVE A HEART
TO SHARE CHRIST'S LOVE
AND WALK ALONGSIDE PEOPLE
AS THEY JOURNEY THROUGH DIFFICULT TIMES? 

You're invited to consider joining the Congregational Care Team. This team provides one-to-one contact and encouragement for people in the congregation experiencing a critical situation in life. Team members give compassionate care, providing the ministry of listening, prayer, and, when needed, connecting people with resources. Please let Pastor Jennie know if you are interested in this ministry opportunity (jennieb@hamblenpres.org).

JOIN OUR PRESCHOOL TEAM
PRESCHOOL STAFF OPENINGS

Hamblen Park Preschool, a ministry of Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church, is seeking applicants for the position of Preschool Ministry Director (half-time). For over 30 years, Hamblen Park Preschool has been providing neighborhood children a strong educational experience with an emphasis on developing the whole child physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually.  

Find more information about the director position HERE.
COMMUNITY PARTNER UPDATES
The Mission Community Outreach Center wants to thank HPPC for their important continued support! These donations are needed more than ever during the pandemic and have provided essential items as well as some Christmas joy to hundreds of local families. Read more details about how the generosity of HPPC's members has helped so many HERE.
BITE 2 GO UPDATE

Volunteers have signed up through the end of January to ensure that low-income elementary students do not go hungry over the weekends. The new Sign Up Genius calendar for the rest of the school year can be found HERE. Thank you for your generous Bite2Go donations!
UPCOMING EVENTS
ALL EVENTS HAPPENING ON ZOOM UNLESS NOTED
For Zoom links, email hppc@hamblenpres.org
FRIDAY, January 8
1 PM Gladys' Group

SUNDAY, January 10
8:30 AM Sunday AM Bible Study
10 AM Worship Service Live-Stream
10:45 AM Zoom Coffee Hour
2 PM Book Study Group
4 PM Beyond Relief
5 PM Caravan Middle School Youth Group
6 PM Oasis High School Youth Group

MONDAY, January 11
5:30 PM F&A Meeting
6:30 PM Session
TUESDAY, January 12
7:30 AM Men's Breakfast and Bible Study
1 PM Staff Meeting

WEDNESDAY, January 13
9:30 AM Wednesday Morning Bible Study
2 PM Betty's Group
6 PM Journey (1st-5th Graders)

FRIDAY, January 15
1 PM Gladys' Group
HPPC BOOK CLUB

Join the discussion Thursday, January 21, at 2:00 via Zoom on the book, "May: The Hard-Rock Life of Pioneer May Arkwright Hutton by Mary Barmeyer O'brien. May can be purchased HERE.

If you'd like, you can drive by the Hutton residence at 2206 E 17th Ave in Spokane. It was built in 1914 by the Huttons after moving from their Hutton Building in downtown Spokane.   

To receive a Zoom link and more information, contact Betty Thompson at bettythomps@aol.com

February's Book: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Movie Tie-In): Neighborly Words of Wisdom from Mister Rogers by Fred Rogers
BOOK STUDY EXTENSION

The 2 PM, Sunday book study on How to Be an Antiracist has been extended. For more information, contact Katie Haney at kabobhaney@hotmail.com. If you are interested in other books about racism and social justice that have been recommended by HPPC members and friends, you can find an annotated list HERE.
CHILDREN AND YOUTH MINISTRIES
JAM (Jesus and Me) & EDGE (Everyday God Encounters)
CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL
and
Journey (Wednesday Evening Program for 1st-5th Graders)

JAM and EDGE Sunday School continues for 3 to 12-year-olds. Each week there will be fun activities available just for you. You will wonder why a cup of water doesn't pour out when turned over or how a ball doesn't fall out of a funnel when turned upside down? You can find out how it's possible in these fun Sunday School activities. The weekly emails also have fun music videos you can sing and dance to.

JOURNEY – Are you a 1st through 5th grader and like mysteries? Help decode Jesus' parables using Secret Code Breakers' skills with agents Flash and Echo. Join the fun and excitement each week at 6:00 pm. Contact Agent Joe in the HPPC office for the code to join Journey on Zoom.

For information on our children's programs, visit our website or contact our Director of Children's Ministries, Joe Bruce, at joeb@hamblenpres.org or 509-385-0626.
YOUTH MINISTRIES (6th-12th GRADE)

If you have a child in 6th-12th grade and are not receiving weekly emails about youth events, email our Director of Student Ministries, Mitchel Pierce, at mitchelp@hamblenpres.org. For more information about our youth programs, visit our website.
WAYS TO GIVE FINANCIALLY
PC(USA) PEACE AND GLOBAL WITNESS OFFERING

The Peace & Global Witness Offering encourages the church to cast off anxiety and fear, discord and division, and embrace our God's mission of reconciliation to those around the corner and around the world. This is an offering that is collected locally, then distributed both locally and internationally.
To learn more, click here.
To make a gift, click here.
SUPPORT THE ONGOING MISSION OF HPPC WITH YOUR
TITHES AND OFFERINGS

To make a donation to HPPC (one-time or recurring gift) you may do so here.
Thank you for choosing to support our mission to grow active followers of Jesus Christ
and build his community!
CONNECT WITH PASTORS & STAFF

CONNECT WITH PASTORS & STAFF

Even though the HPPC office isn't open in the traditional sense, we are here for you! You can set up a phone or Zoom appointment with pastors and staff by clicking on the link below to email them. Our cell numbers are also listed. Please reach out!

Click to email Pastor Steve Watts, Pastor, Head of Staff, or call/text: (509) 251-0366

Click to email Pastor Jennie Barber, Interim Associate Pastor, or call/text: (206) 794-0689

Click to email Heather Notske, Dir. of Operations & Group Ministry, or call/text: (509) 251-6468

Click to email Joe Bruce, Director of Children's Ministries, or call/text: (509) 954-3041

Click to email Mitchel Pierce, Director of Student Ministries, or call/text: (206) 739-6126

Click to email Kyla Fague, Interim Worship Director, or call/text: (509) 270-6848

To submit a prayer request or to be added to the prayer chain, send an email to prayer@hamblenpres.org.