Summer Sermon Series: June 19—September 4 

Paul's journey in the New Testament is a wild ride. He starts a massive road trip when his life is dramatically changed by Jesus Christ. This summer, we will ride "shotgun" with Paul and be dramatically changed with him.
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.
Masks Are Optional

Since coronavirus cases are declining and considering the county mask mandate has been lifted, masks are now optional in the church building. However, we have a special masked-only section in the Sanctuary for those of us who may prefer that for any reason (for example: personal feelings of safety, an upcoming medical procedure, a compromised immune system). Please feel free to continue to wear a mask if you choose. We continue to pray for our world and all those impacted by the pandemic. We are grateful that the crisis is beginning to move toward an endemic phase. Looking forward to some smiling faces on Sundays! 
VIEW WORSHIP LIVE-STREAM (9 AM SUNDAYS) (click here to view)
VIEW HPPC'S 2021 ANNUAL REPORT (click here to view)
Throughout Covid, pastors and members of the congregational care team have continued our ministry of visiting and offering care. However, care and visits are now complicated. Institutional rules and safety precautions can even prevent visitations. If you would like a visit or call, please reach out any time. We are proactive in visiting people, but we also need to hear from anyone who would like a connection so that we don’t miss anyone in need. The pastors can be reached by email, cell phone, or through the church office. Hamblen is a church family. May the Lord continue to connect us with one another in safe ways even during the pandemic. 
Your Help is Needed for National Night Out

If you would like to help during the National Night Out event on August 2, you can sign up at the information center in the church entry or at bit.ly/HPPC2022NNO. You can also help by providing single-serve beverages and chips, or loaning canopies for the event. Leave donations on or under the NNO table in the church entry. Thank you!
Men’s Bible Study Update

The Men’s Tuesday Morning Bible Study will not be meeting over the summer but will resume September 13. Have a great summer!
HPPC Night at Avista Stadium

It’s time to “play ball”! Baseball that is. Friday, July 8, at 6:35 p.m. is Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church night at Avista Stadium. The Spokane Indians will be playing the Tri-Cities Dust Devils.
It is Family Feast Night. Hotdogs, Pepsi products, and ice cream sandwiches are only $2.00. There is a section of $12 box seats held for Hamblen. Go to the following link to order your tickets:

If you have any questions, contact HPPC Director of Children’s Ministries, Joe Bruce, at 509-385-0626 or joeb@hamblenpres.org. Let’s have a fun HPPC family night of conversation, laughter, and baseball.
Upcoming Top of the Hill Presentation

The next Top of the Hill presentation is quickly approaching! Join us for lunch on Tuesday, July 12, 11:30-1:00, and hear an informative presentation by Marci and Karl Felgenhauer: Farming in the Palouse, Then and Now. RSVPs for this next presentation are due by Thursday, July 7. Sign up on the clipboard at the information center or call the church office at 509-385-0627. Suggested donation to cover lunch is $8, cash or check.
Bite2Go Thank You

A huge THANK YOU to our Bite2Go volunteers: Carol & Bud Aaker, Marionna Auld, Barry & Karen Brathovde, Don Carlton, Marc & Debbie Connally, Mary & Bob Hofsinger, Gladys Rivers, Mary Roe, and Debbie Tansy. You have faithfully driven to 2nd Harvest weekly, throughout the school year, to pick up supplemental food supplies for 20 students at Hamblen Elementary. Many of you signed up for multiple weeks this year. A little appreciation ‘treat’ is waiting for you to pick up in the church office. Thank you!  Karen Kelly & Kristin Markham
Please Help! Volunteers Still Needed for VBS

VBS begins this Monday, June 27 - July 1, 9:00 a.m. to Noon, and we still have a few staffing needs. If you would like to help, please contact Joe Bruce, HPPC Director of Children’s Ministries, at joeb@hamblenpres.org, 509-385-0626 (office), or 509-954-3041 (cell). You can register to volunteer at bit.ly/HPPCVBS2022.
Snacks for VBS Staff and Volunteers

VBS begins this Monday! Help us keep up the strength of our 80 plus staff and volunteers. Bring us snacks, finger foods, and breakfast foods to share. For more information about helping with snacks, contact Mary Mattie at 509-998-9646 or mattiemk@comcast.net
Guatemala Mission Team Fundraiser

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported the Guatemala Mission Team at the Pentecost Pancake Party. We are so grateful for your generosity! If you missed this fun time of fellowship, you can still give to the Guatemala team. Stop by the church and grab an envelope from our fundraising wall. Each envelope corresponds to a dollar amount (e.g. if you take envelope 12, you donate 12 dollars.) Envelopes can be filled with cash, check, or you can make an online donation. Help us reach our goal by grabbing an envelope this week! Thank you in advance for your amazing generosity!
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!
Call for Greeters

Anyone who would like to assist in greeting and passing out bulletins on Sunday mornings is encouraged to sign up as a greeter at hamblenpres.org/signup or on the sign-up sheet located at the information center. A greeter does not have to unlock doors or be in charge, but may help with the offering and tidying the pews after worship. A Head Usher will be available to assist and answer questions. Anyone can be a welcoming greeter!
Director of Family Ministry

We are seeking a Director of Children's and Family Ministry to join our dynamic and fun program staff team. This position will lead a mission-driven ministry program for children (birth through fifth grade) and their families. Learn more at hamblenpres.org/jointheteam
Looking for Adult Nursery Workers

We are looking for adult (over 18) childcare workers to join our team! This is a paid position responsible for providing childcare during church services and related events. The ideal candidate will have availability on Sundays and weekday evenings. If you are interested, please submit your resume to Jessica Munroe at jessicadmunroe@gmail.com.
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:
9 AM Portable Projects

FRIDAY, June 24
1 PM Zoom Women’s Bible Study (Gladys' Group)

SUNDAY, June 26
7:30 AM Zoom Sunday AM Bible Study
9 AM In-Person/Online Worship Service

MONDAY, June 27
TUESDAY, June 28
11 AM Program Staff Meeting
6 PM Scout Troop #313

2 PM Betty’s Group

9 AM Portable Projects

FRIDAY, July 1
1 PM Zoom Women’s Bible Study (Gladys' Group)
Listening for God--Short Story Discussion Group

This popular short story discussion group will meet at the church again this year on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 AM, July 20-August 24. Group facilitated by Mike Aleman, Andrea Reid, and Pastor Jennie. Come one week or come all--whatever is convenient for your schedule. If the weather is nice we will have the option to meet outside. Story packets will be available soon.
Hamblen Park Preschool Summer Camp 

Calling all 4, 5, and 6 year olds! Join us for Hamblen Park Preschool Summer Camp! It is sure to be a blast! Register online at hamblenpres.org/preschool-registration.
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
Ages: 4-6 yrs
Cost: $100
Snack Provided
July 25 - 28th: Wacky Water!

Beat the heat with us! We will explore water in all its forms and have fun with bubbles. Dress for a mess.
Our Church’s National Night Out Block Party
is Right Around the Corner – and YOU are Invited!

National Night Out is a nation-wide event on the first Tuesday of August. People are encouraged to gather with their neighbors and build community. Our church will be hosting again this year on August 2, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.

For almost 400 neighbors, we provide a free hot dog dinner, bounce house & slide, and live music. Local law enforcement and emergency service vehicles come and let kids climb into the trucks and interact with the firefighters and police officers who protect them. Neighbors visit and eat together. It’s a wonderful evening!

So first and foremost, we want you to come and enjoy the evening with this neighborhood. If you are part of our church, you are part of our neighborhood. Wear your church nametag and come ready to visit. Some people make it a goal to walk away from the evening having learned 3 names and having heard 1 story. We don’t proselytize at this event – we simply help people feel welcome.

But you can also volunteer to help. If you would like to help during the event, you can sign up at the information center in the church entry or at bit.ly/HPPC2022NNO. You can also help by providing single-serve beverages and chips, or loaning canopies for the event.

Community is a gift from God. Let’s be a blessing to our neighborhood together by making community possible on August 2! See you then.
Virtual Journey to Guatemala: “The New Face of Mission”
Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 4:30 p.m.

What is the “New Face of Mission” in a world still reeling from colonialism? Join CEDEPCA for the next Virtual Journey to Guatemala where we will talk about what makes for healthy cross-cultural relationships. If you lead mission trips or ever plan to, this Virtual Journey is for you. We will use the new book, Freeing Congregational Mission: A Practical Vision for Companionship, Cultural Humility, and Co-Development, as the focal point in our conversation.

The book’s co-authors Hunter Farrell and Bala Khyllep are professors and directors of the World Mission Initiative at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. We are excited that both authors will be present to guide us on this Virtual Journey. Participants are encouraged to read the book beforehand for a richer experience.

To buy the book, please visit: freeingmission.com. If you buy the book at IVP, use discount code: MISSION for a 30% discount + free shipping in the USA. A purchase of more than 10 books receives a 40% discount (no code needed).

Pre-registration is required HERE. Questions? Contact nancyc@cedepca.org or betsey.moe@pcusa.org
HPPC Preschool Registration is Open

Visit our website for more information about days/times and to get your little one signed up: hamblenpres.org/preschool-registration. For more information, contact our Preschool Director, Alicia Powell, at aliciap@hamblenpres.org or 509-385-0624.
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:

  • July 12--Marci and Karl Felgenhauer: Farming in the Palouse, Then and Now
  • August 9--Larry Ham: An Egyptian Travelogue
  • September 13--Jo Ivester: Discussion of her Memoir, The Outskirts of Hope, her family's experience as one of two white families in a rural Mississippi town during the civil rights movement. (Books available in the church office)
  • 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
Interested in Hosting an Exchange Student?

Rotary Club 21 is hosting an incoming High School exchange student from Germany for the 2022-2023 school year. The student is male and proficient in the English language. The club currently has one host family but needs 1-2 more host families for the student. The host families need to reside in the Ferris High School catchment area. The commitment will be for 4 1/2 months if there are 2 host families or 3 months if there are 3 host families. Host families are not required to have children. If you are interested in hosting this exchange student for part of the 2022-2023 school year, please contact Joe Bruce at joeb@hamblenpres.org for additional information.
Help Send a Kid to Camp!

The Deacons Camp Scholarship Fund helps pay for elementary through high school kids to attend Camp Spalding each summer. A week at camp ranges from $260-$525 and HPPC believes so much in the value of the camp experience that we contribute 50% of the cost (we also contribute a portion to Mom & Me camps for younger kids). So far this year, 43 children have received scholarship codes from us. Typically we spend between $8-$10,000 each summer on this important ministry that is funded strictly through donations. If you would like to help send a kid to camp, you can use a yellow Deacon envelope from the pew or write "Camp Scholarship" on the memo line of your check. You can also donate online at hamblenpres.org/give. Thank you for your generosity!
Support People Impacted by the Crisis in Ukraine

We pray for peace. We watch with growing concern as geopolitical tensions and violence rise. We trust God in all things, but our hearts break for those most impacted. We have had a lot of people ask about ways to help those affected by the Ukraine/Russia conflict. If you would like to help, visit presbyterianmission.org/donate/OG999999/.
Moran Vista Ministry Opportunities

We need worship leaders for once-a-month Sunday worship services at Moran Vista. The service begins at 2:00 pm. Worship leadership needs include a musician, a song leader, and someone to provide an inspiring reading or a simple sermon.

If you would like more information or would like to volunteer for these Moran Vista ministries, contact Joe Bruce at his desk, 509-385-0626. You can also email joeb@hamblenpres.org.

Kids’ Zone

June 19, through September 4, Kids’ Zone is provided for children three years old through first grade. Sunday mornings following the Junior Sermon, children will go to the Fellowship Hall for fun activities that are tied to a Bible story. HPPC Childcare Supervisor Jessica Munroe and HPPC Youth Julia Notske lead the Kids’ Zone activities.
Children's Ministries Volunteer Opportunities

You can sign up HERE to help with J.A.M. Sunday School, Wednesday evening Journey program, or other volunteer opportunities that impact children. For questions, please contact Joe Bruce at joeb@hamblenpres.org.
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.
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!
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 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

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.