Announcements 06-18-2017

Please be in prayer this week for the children and chaperones who are at CentriKid Camp at Ridgecrest in Asheville. They will return on Wednesday, June 21st.

 

There will be no Finance Team Meeting today.

 

A collection box has been placed in the Fellowship Hall for donations to the REACH Mentoring Ministry  to help Foster Kids in Johnston County. A flyer was in the bulletin on June 11th and extra flyers are on the table in the Fellowship Hall. See Pam Daughtry with questions.

 

There will be no Children’s Programs on Wednesday nights for the remainder of June.  Beginning July 5th, all children are invited to join the HBC Bell Choir. Practice will be 7:00pm-8:00pm and the evening will also include outdoor activities. The Bell Choir will meet through August 2nd.

 

The Deacons will meet on Sunday, June 25th at 5:00pm.

 

Summer may have just begun but it’s time to begin planning for the 2017-2018 Church Year! “Will Serve” forms are available in the Fellowship Hall and Front Vestibule. Please take one and prayerfully consider where God wants you to serve in the coming year.  Voting will take place at the next Members’ Business Meeting on August 20th. Please return your  completed forms to Charles Daughtry by July 31st.

 

Mark Your Calendar! Vacation Bible School : “Camp Out: Getting S’More of Jesus” will be Friday, August 4th and Saturday,   August 5th.  Plans are underway and more details will be published in future bulletins.

 

Announcements 6-11-2017

The Empty Rockers will be going to the Skylight Inn in Ayden and Simply Natural Creamery near Hookerton on Tuesday, June 13th. The vans will leave at 10:30am. Please let Cecilia Hicks or Linda King know if you plan to attend.

 

There will be no Adult Bible Study, Children’s Programs, Youth Programs, or Worship Choir Practice this Wednesday night.

 

A donation has been made the to HBC Original Church Building/Schoolhouse Fund.

 

There will be no Children Programs on Wednesday nights for the remainder of June.  Beginning July 5th, all children are invited to join the HBC Bell Choir. Practice will be 7:00pm-8:00pm and the evening will also include outdoor activities. The Bell Choir will meet through August 2nd.

 

Summer may have just begun but it’s time to begin planning for the 2017-2018 Church Year! “Will Serve” forms are available in the Fellowship Hall and Front Vestibule. Please take one and prayerfully consider where God wants you to serve in the coming year.  Voting will take place at the next Members’ Business Meeting on August 20th. Please return your  completed forms to Charles Daughtry by July 31st.

 

Mark Your Calendar! Vacation Bible School : “Camp Out: Getting S’More of Jesus” will be Friday, August 4th and Saturday, August 5th.  Plans are underway and more details will be published in future bulletins..

 

Community Notice:

 The Tobacco Farm Life Museum in Kenly is looking for students and churches to provide music, dance performances,  period costumed interpretations, and artwork during the BBQ Cook-Off on November 12th and  Candlelight Tour on December 9th. They also have two fundraising opportunities associated with the BBQ Cook-Off for HBC to raise funds for HBC programs. A letter with more information is posted on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall and includes a contact number for questions . Melody Worthington, Curator and Manager, is also available to make a brief presentation to interested groups.

 

Announcements 06-04-2017

Today is Graduation Sunday at Hephzibah Baptist Church! Congratulations to our graduates: Lydia Evans, Princeton High School; Blake McLean, North Johnston High School; Chelsea Parker, Johnston County Middle College High School; and Kirk Drake, Johnston Community College.

The Deacons Meeting is today at 5pm.

 

The Betty Massey Circle will meet on Tuesday, June 6th at 7pm. Reminder: We no longer have designated Hostesses and encourage everyone attending to bring one food or drink item to share.

 

All HBC members are invited to the AWANA End-of-Year Celebration on Wednesday, June 7th. Dinner will be provided at 6:00pm and the Recognition Ceremony will begin afterwards in the Sanctuary. Everyone is invited to come celebrate and support the clubbers and staff on their accomplishments this year.

 

The Youth will be traveling to Carowinds on Saturday, June 10th. See Joe Gotshall with questions.

 

The Empty Rockers will be going to the Skylight Inn in Ayden and Simply Natural Creamery near Hookerton on Tuesday, June 13th. The vans will leave at 10:30am. Please let Cecilia Hicks or Linda King know if you plan to attend.

 

Community Notices:

Camp Courage, a bereavement camp sponsored by Johnston Health for children ages 6-16 who have lost someone they love, is Saturday, June 10th at Camp  Mary Atkinson, Selma from 8:00am-5:00pm. A flyer is posted on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.

 

 The Tobacco Farm Life Museum in Kenly is looking for students and churches to provide music, dance performances,  period costumed interpretations, and artwork during the BBQ Cook-Off on November 12th and  Candlelight Tour on December 9th. They also have two fundraising opportunities associated with the BBQ Cook-Off for HBC to raise funds for HBC programs. A letter with more information is posted on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall and includes a contact number for questions . Melody Worthington, Curator and Manager, is also available to make a brief presentation to interested groups.

 

 

 

Announcements 05-28-2017

Correction: The donation made by the Betty Massey Circle was placed in the New Fellowship Building Fund.

 

Introducing “Parents Night Out” – The In-Reach/Outreach Ministry Team would like to offer a new opportunity to families with young children but need your input and help. To be scheduled the first Friday of each month from 6:00pm-9:00pm, parents would be encouraged to bring their children, aged birth through 5th grade, to HBC. While parents enjoy a night out for dinner, a movie, or just quiet time together, the children will be cared for at the church. Input is needed to identify families who would benefit from this opportunity and volunteers will be needed to care for the children. If you have any questions or are interested in this potential ministry, please call Loree Hyman-Walters (919-634-1886), Grace Worley (919-965-6318), Pam Daughtry (919-631-3193), Judy Dunn (919-538-3341), or Leigh Gotshall (919-634-7584). The Team thanks you for your prayers and support.

 

Please be sure and turn in the RSVP for the Graduation Cookout on Sunday, June 4th if you plan to attend.

 

The Deacons Meeting has been moved to June 4th at 5pm.

 

The Betty Massey Circle will meet on Tuesday, June 6th at 7pm. Reminder: We no longer have designated Hostesses and encourage everyone attending to bring one food or drink item to share.

 

The Youth will be traveling to Carowinds on Saturday, June 10th. See Joe Gotshall with questions.

 

The Empty Rockers will be going to the Skylight Inn in Ayden and Simply Natural Creamery near Hookerton on Tuesday, June 13th. The vans will leave at 10:30am. Please let Cecilia Hicks or Linda King know if you plan to attend.

 

A donation was made to the Youth Fund in memory of Judy Gibson by Lawrence and Bettye Gibson .

 

Announcements 05-21-2017

Thank you to everyone who participated in the American Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday. Thank you to all those who donated snacks and drinks, or helped take care of donors, or donated blood, or tried to donate blood, or prayed for a successful event! Mark your calendar! We will be having another blood drive on Thursday, September 7th.

 

Thank you to everyone who donated items, set up, worked, or cleaned up, spent money on “new” treasures, or helped the Youth provide food for their bake sale on Saturday! The Betty Massey Circle and HBC Youth appreciate your time and efforts!

 

The AWANA clubbers have worked really hard earning their store points and as our AWANA year comes to an end we are in need of store items. Donations are needed for age three (3) through grade twelve (12) with a price of $1.00 to $10.00. Please leave the receipt or cost of each item with your donation. Items are needed TODAY.  If you’d prefer to donate money, please give it to Shelia. GOD has blessed us with another great year! See Shelia with questions.

 

Introducing “Parents Night Out” – The In-Reach/Outreach Ministry Team would like to offer a new opportunity to families with young children but need your input and help. To be scheduled the first Friday of each month from 6:00pm-9:00pm, parents would be encouraged to bring their children, aged birth through 5th grade, to HBC. While parents enjoy a night out for dinner, a movie, or just quiet time together, the children will be cared for at the church. Input is needed to identify families who would benefit from this opportunity and volunteers will be needed to care for the children. If you have any questions or are interested in this potential ministry, please call Loree Hyman-Walters (919-634-1886), Grace Worley (919-965-6318), Pam Daughtry (919-631-3193), Judy Dunn (919-538-3341), or Leigh Gotshall (919-634-7584). The Team thanks you for your prayers and support.

REMINDER: There is a  Members’ Business Meeting tonight at 6:00pm. EVERYONE should plan to attend.

The Church Council will meet today at 4:30pm. This will be a quick but important meeting so please plan to attend.

 The Finance Team will meet today at 5:00pm.

 

Thank you to everyone who donated to the State Veterans Home and Kennedy Home (the Baptist Children’s Home.) The donations were delivered to Kinston last Friday and both recipients were very appreciative!

A donation has been made to the Original HBC Church/Alex Brown Schoolhouse  Preservation Fund.

A donation has been made to the Memorial Fund by the Betty Massey Circle in memory of Gray Holloman and Beulah Parker.

 

Announcements 05-14-2017

“Thank you to the Betty Massey Circle for the wonderful food, fellowship, and games enjoyed at the Senior Banquet. This event is always something we look forward to! ”    -The Seniors of Hephzibah

 

The Betty Massey Circle will hold their biannual Yard Sale on Saturday, May 20th from 7:00am-12 noon. The Youth will have a bake sale. If  you have items to donate, please let any BMC member know. Plan to come see what treasures you can find! All Yard Sale money will go toward BMC ministry projects. The Youth will use their money for their projects and activities. The Rain date is Saturday, June 3rd.

The AWANA clubbers have worked really hard earning their store points and as our AWANA year comes to an end we are in need of store items. Donations are needed for age three (3) through grade twelve (12) with a price of $1.00 to $10.00. Please leave the receipt or cost of each item with your donation. Items are needed by Sunday, May 21st. If you’d prefer to donate money, please give it to Shelia. GOD has blessed us with another great year! See Shelia with questions.

 Introducing “Parents Night Out” – The In-Reach/Outreach Ministry Team would like to offer a new opportunity to families with young children but need your input and help. To be scheduled the first Friday of each month from 6:00pm-9:00pm, parents would be encouraged to bring their children, aged birth through 5th grade, to HBC. While parents enjoy a night out for dinner, a movie, or just quiet time together, the children will be cared for at the church. Input is needed to identify families who would benefit from this opportunity and volunteers will be needed to care for the children. If you have any questions or are interested in this potential ministry, please call Loree Hyman-Walters (919-634-1886), Grace Worley (919-965-6318), Pam Daughtry (919-631-3193), Judy Dunn (919-538-3341), or Leigh Gotshall (919-634-7584). The Team thanks you for your prayers and support.

Grace Worley will be signing up blood donors today in the Fellowship Hall. The Red Cross Blood Drive is Thursday, May 18th from 2:00pm-6:00pm.

REMINDER: There is a  Member Business Meeting next Sunday, May 21st at 6:00pm. EVERYONE should plan to attend.

The Church Council will meet on Sunday, May 21st at 4:30pm. This will be a quick but important meeting so please plan to attend.

The Finance Team will meet on Sunday, May 21st at 5:00pm.

 

Announcements 05-07-2017

Grace Worley will be signing up blood donors again today in the Fellowship Hall. The Red Cross Blood Drive is Thursday, May 18th from 2:00pm-6:00pm.

 

Thank you, again, to everyone who supported the HBC Chicken Plate Sale Fundraiser. Our profit from the hard work is $3,228.30 to be used for the HBC Mission Trip and by the Youth. Whether you sold tickets, bought tickets, donated toward the potato and bean purchase, donated cakes or tea, worked to set  up on Friday or during the sale on Saturday, or just prayed for nice weather and happy customers, it all made a difference! This is truly a CHURCH event and it requires participation by everyone. Thank you!

 

The Youth will be going hiking on Saturday, May 13th at Lake Johnson in Raleigh. Interested Youth should be at the church by 1:15pm to ride the van. They will return by 6:00pm. See Joe Gotshall with questions.

 

The AWANA clubbers have worked really hard earning their store points and as our AWANA year comes to an end we are in need of store items. Donations are needed for age three (3) through grade twelve (12) with a price of $1.00 to $10.00. Please leave the receipt or cost of each item with your donation. Items are needed by Sunday, May 21st. If you’d prefer to donate money, please give it to Shelia. GOD has blessed us with another great year! See Shelia with questions.

 

The Betty Massey Circle will hold their biannual Yard Sale on Saturday, May 20th from 7:00am-12 noon. The Youth will have a bake sale. If  you have items to donate, please let any BMC member know. Plan to come see what treasures you can find! All Yard Sale money will go toward BMC ministry projects. The Youth will use their money for their projects and activities. The Rain date is Saturday, June 3rd.

 

A donation has been made to the cemetery fund by Mrs. Grace Evans.

 

Announcements 04-30-2017

Today is the last day to donate items for the Baptist Children’s Home (Kennedy Home)  and the State Veterans Home, both in Kinston. The BCH has requested dry goods, canned food, cleaning supplies, paper goods, and hygiene items. The State Veterans Home needs individual-size wrapped snack items, sugar free candy/gum/cookies, regular size bottled water, candy bars, fruit cups. A collection box for each site is in the Fellowship Hall.

 

Grace Worley will begin signing up blood donors starting  today! The Red Cross Blood Drive is Thursday, May 18th from 2:00pm-6:00pm.

 

Legacy will perform for the 5th Sunday Night Sing tonight at 6:00pm. Joe Gotshall’s Sunday School Class is responsible for setting up for refreshments afterwards. Everyone is invited and encouraged to bring a friend. HBC members are asked to bring a food or drink item for refreshments.

 

The Betty Massey Circle will meet on Tuesday, May 2nd at 7:00pm.

 

The BBQ Chicken Fundraiser Team will meet on Wednesday, May 3rd at 1:30pm.

 

The  Sr. Banquet is Saturday, May 6th at 6:00pm. All Seniors are invited to this fun evening. Please complete the RSVP form in the bulletin if you plan to attend and give it to a Betty Massey Circle member or put it in the basket at the front door . Today is the final day to RSVP!

 

To Betty Massey Circle Members: Reminder—please fill out an RSVP form for the May 6th Senior Banquet. Today is the final day to respond! Also, please plan to bring potato salad or boiled potatoes, a dessert, and tea for the Sr. Banquet dinner. Set up will be done on Friday, May 5th at 6:30pm. Please see Sissy Drake with questions.

 

Announcements 04-19-2017

Thank You to everyone who volunteered, donated, sold tickets, prayed, or did anything else on behalf of the BBQ Chicken Plate Fundraiser! This is an AWESOME church congregation that always steps up and provides what is needed.

 

The Worship Choir did an outstanding job with the Easter Musical last Sunday. Thank you to everyone who helped make it a success INCLUDING our pianist, Pam Daughtry, and our organist, Grace Worley, who not only helped the choir learn the different parts of the song but were also flexible help as Sound Technicians.

 

The Deacons will meet today at 5:00pm.

 

We are collecting items for the Baptist Children’s Home (Kennedy Home)  and the State Veterans Home, both in Kinston,  through Sunday, April 30th. The BCH has requested dry goods, canned food, cleaning supplies, paper goods, and hygiene items. The State Veterans Home needs individual-size wrapped snack items, sugar free candy/gum/cookies, regular size bottled water, candy bars, fruit cups. A collection box for each site is in the Fellowship Hall.

 

Legacy will perform for the 5th Sunday Night Sing on Sunday, April 30th at 6:00pm. Joe Gotshall’s Sunday School Class is responsible for setting up for refreshments afterwards. Everyone is invited and encouraged to bring a friend. HBC members are asked to bring a food or drink item for refreshments.

 

The  Sr. Banquet is Saturday, May 6th at 6:00pm. All Seniors are invited to this fun evening. Please complete the RSVP form in the bulletin if you plan to attend and give it to a Betty Massey Circle member or put it in the basket at the front door no later than Sunday, April 30th.

 

Mark your calendar! There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, May 18th from 2:00pm-6:00pm. Grace Worley will begin signing up blood donors starting Sunday, April 30th.

 

Announcements 04-16-2017

The North American Missions Offering (Annie Armstrong Easter Offering) will be collected  through today. The goal for Hephzibah Baptist Church this year is $1,500.  Please prayerfully consider your gift to this important fund.

There will  be no Choir Practice on Wednesday, April 19th.

It’s time for our annual BBQ Chicken Fundraiser! Saturday, April 22nd from 11:00am-6:00pm, HBC will be cooking, prepping, and selling barbecue chicken plates for $8.00 each. The money raised will go to the HBC Mission Trip and Youth. Please see Valerie or Debria for tickets. Also, we need lots and lots of volunteers to set up on Friday and  to work and clean up on Saturday. Finally, we need donations of desserts for eat-in and takout plates (takeout desserts should only be cakes without icing; iced cakes are for eat-in only).  There are sign up sheets posted for cakes and volunteers. This year we encourage monetary donations for the potatoes and beans ($4.50 per can/$27.00 per case of 6). We need 43 cans of each.  Please give donations to any member of the Fundraising Team. See Don King or Valerie Howell with questions.

We are collecting items for the Baptist Children’s Home (Kennedy Home)  and the State Veterans Home, both in Kinston,  through Sunday, April 30th. The BCH has requested dry goods, canned food, cleaning supplies, paper goods, and hygiene items. The State Veterans Home needs individual-size wrapped snack items, sugar free candy/gum/cookies, regular size bottled water, candy bars, fruit cups. A collection box for each site is in the Fellowship Hall.

Everyone is invited to the Princeton Community United Prayer Walk on Monday, April 17th at 7:00pm at Princeton High School. Parents, students, teachers, and friends are asked to come  pray for the students at Princeton Elementary School, Princeton Middle School, and Princeton High School. Meet at the PHS gym.