Use the season of Lent to return to the Lord and renew your Christian faith

You should have received a Lenten devotional in the mail titled "Drawn to the Cross." This booklet of intentional daily devotionals inspired by Henri Nouwen will draw us closer to the cross each day.

If you did not receive one or would like another to share with a friend, they are available at the information center in the main hallway. If you want to go a little deeper into the devotional, there are also daily questions available at the information center or HERE. You can use these personally or with a family member or friend. If you would like to join a small group, we will have two groups meeting through March to discuss the daily readings and questions:

  • Sunday mornings, following worship in the Skylight Room (March 5, 12, 19, 26, & April 2), led by Heather Notske. Childcare available if requested.

  • Wednesday evenings at 7pm, ON ZOOM, (March 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29), led by Pastor Jennie. Join our next meeting at bit.ly/HPPCLentGroup3-22-23.

If you have questions or would like to attend a group, please contact Heather at 509-385-0627 or [email protected].

Lenten Almsgiving

We are celebrating the ancient Lenten practice of almsgiving. Each Sunday we’ll hear from one of our mission partners and have a special opportunity to increase the church’s financial support for them. You may give at bit.ly/HPPCMinistrySupport or at worship services. By working with our partners, we are not just "giving alms," but supporting ongoing ministries.

This Sunday's ministry partner:

The Presbytery of the Inland Northwest is the regional council of the PC(USA). God’s mission in

the world calls the Presbytery of the Inland Northwest to walk alongside and encourage communities of faith, together bearing witness to Jesus Christ and discerning the Spirit's work in this time and place.

One Great Hour of Sharing

We have the fun fish banks available again this year for kids to collect a Lenten offerings for One Great Hour of Sharing. These are available at the Information Center in the church entry.

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

  • Masks are optional.
  • Nursery care is provided.
  • Communion is served in factory-sealed packets the first Sunday of the month.
  • Children's Sunday School is available for ages 3-yrs through 5th grade after the Junior Sermon.

VIEW WORSHIP LIVE-STREAM (9 AM SUNDAYS) (click here to view)




All-Church Bingo Night

Saturday, March 25, at 6:00 PM

All ages are invited to join us for this free event with fun, fellowship, snacks, and prizes. Please bring something to contribute to the prize table, such as a book, food, a toy, or something to regift. Items can be new or gently used. See you on Bingo Night!

Easter Egg Hunt

We will be hosting our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 9, at 10 AM. If you would like to volunteer before the event to help with preparations or for the day of the event, please contact Cindy Dicken, Director of Children's and Family Ministry, at [email protected].

Family Promise Opportunities

During morning worship this past Sunday, we had the privilege of hearing from Shawn Ewart who serves Family Promise. As part of her presentation, Shawn shared a very moving video that included an interview of a formerly homeless man sharing about his family and their search for a home. This is what Family Promise is all about! We now have opportunities to share in the stories of homeless families as they transition from homelessness to being productive community members. Family Promise works to prevent homelessness, provide shelter, and prepare stable futures to end the cycle of homelessness. They currently have several shelters across the Spokane area that meet the varying needs of many families. For example, three families from our church prepared and shared a dinner with the residents of the Infant House. This was an amazing experience for us! We learned that we share common ground and that we all need to find connection and feel a sense of belonging.

You will also have opportunities to share in the lives of these families. We will be getting a schedule out within the next month with dates and places that we can prepare meals and share them with families in some of the Family Promise shelters/homes.

Thank you to those who signed up on Sunday to volunteer. Others may be interested but didn’t sign up at that time. If you would like to help prepare part of a meal and share it with some of the Family Promise communities, please contact Karen Scruggs at 509-474-0858 or [email protected]

The dedication our congregation has had to Family Promise is truly appreciated, and we look forward to many meaningful experiences in the future.

Upcoming Memorial Service

A memorial service will be held at HPPC for Joan Biddison on Saturday, April 1, at 10:00 AM. The service will also be streamed at hamblenpres.org/live-stream.


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, March 16

9 AM Portable Projects

2 PM Book Club

4:30 PM Handbell Choir Rehearsal

7 PM Choir Rehearsal

FRIDAY, March 17

1 PM Zoom Women's Bible Study

SUNDAY, March 19

7:30 AM Sunday AM Zoom Bible Study

9 AM In-Person/Online Worship Service

10 AM Coffee Fellowship

10 AM Youth Sunday Session

10:15 AM Lenten Small Group

5 PM Oasis Band Practice

6 PM Oasis Youth Group

MONDAY, March 20

3:30 PM Girl Scout Troop 1926

5 PM Caravan Band Practice

6 PM Caravan Youth Group

TUESDAY, March 21

7:30 AM Men's Bible Study

11 AM Program Staff Meeting

6 PM Scout Troop 313

7 PM Deacon Meeting


9:30 AM Wednesday Morning Bible Study

2 PM Zoom Women's Bible Study

5 PM Journey Kids' Club

7 PM Zoom Lent Small Group

7 PM Worship Band Rehearsal

THURSDAY, March 23

9 AM Portable Projects

4 PM Stewardship Meeting

4:30 PM Handbell Choir Rehearsal

5:30 PM Eagle Court - Brennan Walker

7 PM Choir Rehearsal

FRIDAY, March 24

9 AM Stampers

1 PM Zoom Women's Bible Study

SATURDAY, March 25

All Day - Pinewood Derby


Join the Snow Patrol

Colder weather is upon us! Our parking lot gets plowed when it snows, but we depend on volunteers to keep our walkways safe and clear of snow during the winter. If you would like to sign up in advance for a specific day that you would be willing to snowblow 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 509-385-0627 or [email protected] or sign up online HERE.


Children’s & Family Ministry

Volunteer Opportunities

You can 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, contact our Director of Children's and Family Ministries, Cindy Dicken, at 509-385-0626 or [email protected].

JAM (Jesus and Me) Children's Sunday School

J.A.M. Sunday School is right after the Children’s Sermon during worship. Each week, children ages 3 years through 5th grade will gather for Bible lessons. 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 [email protected].

Caravan (6th-8th grade):

Mondays 6:00-7:30 PM.

Oasis (9th-12th grade):

Sundays 6:00-8:00 PM.

Sunday Sessions

Immediately following the service on Sundays, our middle and high schoolers meet in the youth room to dive deeper into our community and the Bible.


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: (509) 385-0627

Click to email Cindy Dicken, Director of Children's & Family Ministry, or call (509) 385-0626

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 [email protected].