Is This the Jesus You Know?

September 11 – October 23

Everyone has an opinion about who Jesus Christ is. And they'll tell you too. We often get our understanding of Jesus from a lot of different sources: books, culture, churches, the internet, and even politicians. But who does Jesus himself say he is? Expand your view of Jesus through this series looking at the seven "I Am" statements from the gospel of John. 

Join us for In-Person Worship on Sunday Mornings at 9 AM!

  • Masks optional.
  • Nursery care provided.
  • Communion served in factory-sealed packets the first Sunday of the month.
  • Kids’ Zone for children aged 3-yrs through 1st grade after the Junior Sermon.
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J.A.M. (Jesus And Me) Begins This Sunday!

Sunday School for ages 3-5th grade starts this Sunday. Parents can fill out a registration form before worship. Children will be dismissed after the Children's Sermon to learn from the Parables of Jesus.

Upcoming Bible Studies

Grab an Adult Education flyer from the Information Center in the church entry or view it HERE to learn more about these and additional opportunities to come together, grow as disciples of Jesus, and build a sense of community.

Sunday Morning Zoom Bible Study

Meets virtually on Sundays at 7:30 AM. Join the Zoom meeting:


Adult Sunday School

Beginning this Sunday, September 18, at 10 AM in the Skylight Room.

Wednesday Morning Bible Study

Beginning this Wednesday, September 21, at 9:30 AM in the Skylight Room.

In Case You Missed It....

If you missed Jo Ivester's presentation last night on her book, Once a Girl, Always a Boy, you can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHyHOJYY1BQ. Books are still available in the church office for $17. Jo's book, The Outskirts of Hope, about her experience growing up in rural Mississippi during the civil rights movements is also available for $11.

Attention 4th-6th Graders

Students 4th through 6th grade interested in serving as acolytes and all current acolytes are invited to come to a meeting and training session immediately after the service on September 25. We will meet at the front of the sanctuary.

Thank You!

Neighborhood Outreach thanks our faithful congregation for their support of our fall projects. Bite2Go has signed up volunteers to Christmas vacation. Backpacks and school supplies were donated and purchased for Hamblen and Adams. New needs arose, so we purchased underwear and earbuds for both schools. Continued monetary support for all programs throughout the year is greatly appreciated. Thank you!!!


Opportunities to Serve at HPPC & in the Community

Visit our website at hamblenpres.org/getinvolved to check out a list of ways to get involved at HPPC and grow as a disciple of Jesus. You will find 10 different categories along with a few examples of things that fit in each category. In front of each category is a checkbox. If you think you would like to try out a new ministry, print the list, check the box(es) of the categories that interest you, return it to the office, and we will contact you when we have a need for volunteers. Thank you for serving with us!


Office Hours

Church office hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 AM to 4 PM, and Friday, 9 AM to Noon. As always, staff will be available for appointments and meetings beyond the posted hours.

All events meet in person unless otherwise noted:

THURSDAY, September 15

9 AM Portable Projects

7 PM Choir Rehearsal

FRIDAY, September 16

1 PM Zoom Women’s Bible Study (Gladys' Group)

SUNDAY, September 18

7:30 AM Zoom Sunday AM Bible Study

9 AM In-Person/Online Worship Service

10 AM Animate: Bible

TUESDAY, September 20

7:30 AM Men's Bible Study

11 AM Program Staff Meeting

6 PM Welcoming Committee 

7 PM Deacon Meeting

WEDNESDAY, September 21

9 AM Preschool Music Class

9:30 AM Wednesday Morning Bible Study

2 PM Betty’s Group

THURSDAY, September 22

9 AM Portable Projects

7 PM Choir Rehearsal

FRIDAY, September 23

9:30 AM Friday Stampers

1 PM Zoom Women’s Bible Study (Gladys' Group)

Top of the Hill--2nd Tuesdays from 11:30-1:00

Top of the Hill is back! This monthly event is geared toward retirement-aged folks who want to socialize over a meal, then learn something new. Topics range from presentations by local non-profits to travelogues to local authors or musical programs. RSVPs for each month are due the Thursday before each event. Suggested donation to cover lunch is $8, cash or check. Here is the lineup for the rest of the year:

  • October 11--Scott Cooper, Director Parish Social Ministry, Catholic Charities, will talk on Helping the Homeless
  • November 8--Wes Jessup & Betsy Godlewski, Executive Director and Director of Development at the Museum of Arts and Culture, will tell us what is new at the MAC
  • December 13--Jeannie Wright will be back with her friends, Glen and John, for a Christmas music concert

To RSVP for any of these dates, sign up on the clipboard at the information center or call the church office (509-385-0627) by the Thursday before each event.

Book Club

You can join the Book Club for a discussion in person on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 2 PM. For more information, contact Betty Thompson at bettythomps@aol.com.

2022/2023 Reading List:

October 20: When the Meadowlark Sings by Nedra Sterry

November 17: The Bible’s Plot by Ken Onstot

January 19: When We Were Young and Brave by Hazel Gaynor

February 16: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

March 16: When the Last Leaf Falls by Bill Myers

April 20: War Bonds by Cindy Hval

May 18: Horseback Honeymoon by Dorothy Ballard, Ellen and Quincy Scott

Fall Blood Drive

Our fall blood drive is scheduled for Sunday, Nov 6, 8:00-11:30 AM. Vitalant will be running the blood drive with a donation bus in the HPPC parking lot. For questions, contact Jill Reuter at jillsreuter@gmail.com


Children’s & Family Ministry

Volunteer Opportunities

You can sign up at bit.ly/ChildMinistriesHPPC to help with J.A.M. Sunday School, Wednesday evening Journey program, or other volunteer opportunities that impact children. For information on our children's programs, visit our website or contact our Director of Children's and Family Ministries, Cindy Dicken, at 509-385-0626 or cindyd@hamblenpres.org.

JAM (Jesus and Me) Children's Sunday School

J.A.M. Sunday School is right after the Children’s Sermon during worship. Each week this fall, children ages 3 years through 5th grade will gather for lessons on the Parables of Jesus. There is so much to learn from these amazing stories that our Savior told while He was on earth! We have fun activities, skits, and wonderful messages planned! It’s going to be so fun!

Journey Kids' Club (K-5th Graders)

Journey Kids' Club meets Wednesdays, 5:00 to 7:00pm. We are so excited to spend time playing games, eating food, and learning more about God in this really wonderful time together! A weekly donation of $5 is suggested to help support the cost of dinner. You are encouraged to bring a friend!

Youth Ministries (6th-12th Grades)

Come join us for a hangout, games, and some Jesus time! For more information on our youth programs, visit our website's youth page at hamblenpres.org/youth. For questions, contact Mitchel Pierce, Director of Student Ministries, at mitchelp@hamblenpres.org.

Caravan (6th-8th grade):

Mondays 6:00-7:30 PM.

Oasis (9th-12th grade):

Sundays 6:00-8:00 PM.

Sunday Donuts!

Come grab a snack! Immediately following the service on most Sundays, our middle schoolers and high schoolers meet in the youth room for donuts and a chill hangout time.


Support the Ongoing Mission of HPPC with Your Tithes & 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!

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Connect with Pastors & Staff

We are here for you! Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 AM to 4 PM and Friday, 9 AM to Noon. You can connect with pastors and staff by clicking on a 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, Assoc. Pastor of Care & Outreach, or call/text: (206) 794-0689

Click to email Heather Notske, Director of Operations, or call/text: (509) 251-6468

Click to email Cindy Dicken, Director of Children's & Family Ministry, or call/text: (818) 321-1551

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

Click to email Scott Dicken, Director of Worship Arts, or call/text: (818) 464-6034

Click to email Trina Limbaugh, Administrative Assistant, or call the office: (509) 448-2909 ext. 101

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