August 24, 2022 – Newsletter



How do Presbyterians fit into the Family Tree of Christianity?It is a great time to get back to school and back to church. Come discover what it means to be a member, Presbyterian, and how you may be part of the great things happening at HPPC! Coffee and snacks provided. All are welcome: no pressure!
Register on Church Center app (or just come to the class in the Conference Room).

Ice Cream & Dessert Social Sept. 14
Connecting with Community on Wednesdays! 

Invite someone to the Social on Sept. 14th with ice cream, dessert, and fellowship in the learning center and playground. What an “easy ask!”

At 6:30 pm we’ll have the Big Reveal of the fall Connecting with Community Calendar of dynamic and engaging programs and registration info for supper, child care and more!

Register here for the Ice Cream Social.

In Person Worship at 10 am; also Live Streamed.
At 10:00 am, Click To View Online Worship Service, or watch it later.
Sunday School for Children & Adults follows the service.

11 am: Sunday School for Children & Adults

Kids gather in the Chapel for singing; then head to their classes.
Adults meet in the Learning Center. If you cannot make it and would like the daily devotional that goes with this week’s lesson, please reach out to the office.


Moving Further … Sept. 11th
Kids move up to new classes!

We have several children who will be moving further into the “big kids” class on September 11. Please join in as they are celebrated at the 10 am Worship Service before joining in their new Sunday School class in a new room. Look for new signage!

All children still begin classtime in the Chapel with singing at 11:00 am.

Your Session met on August 16th
More information will be forthcoming on many of these “snippets” from the Session Meeting. “Stay tuned” to future e-Chimes and other announcements.

Update on Coming Events:
Connecting with Community Wednesday nights start Sept. 14.
Advent 2022 will include the Tree Lighting on Dec 4; Wednesday Night Events (Connecting with Community);  Christmas Play Dec 11; Christmas Eve Family Service at 4:00 and 6:00 Traditional Candlelight Service.

Update from Housing Ad-Hoc Committee 
Mark Steiner reported that closing on the Orleans house should be the end of August, after some minor adjustments of roof and electrical issues and renter deposit, total to HPPC will be $726,072.

Update from Vision Ad-Hoc Committee 
Kim Brannan, Vision Committee, recommended a 3-year partnership with Leighton Ford Ministries to guide us through the Vision Process. Services typically include a full church survey process, focus groups, full church vision plan/retreat and more.

Proof of Concept on Preschool Project was presented. An exploratory committee will examine the hurdles involved with housing a pre-school at HPPC.

Approved Mission Committee request to designate a tithe of 10% of the sale of the Orleans house to a special missions fund.

Heard Elder Nominating Committee update and a Congregational Meeting set for October 2 to elect new elders.

Tech Team Update: The projector in the sanctuary is failing. A replacement projector is $20,000. Session authorized Bryan Alspach to work with Bailey Dean and the tech team to investigate possible alternative solutions.

Baptisms: Authorized the baptism of Ryker Remington Pines, son of Ryan and Julie Demeter Pines, on Sept. 4th.

Kids Linger Longer! Sunday, Sept. 11, Noon – 3 

On Sunday Sept. 11, kids can linger longer after Sunday School for a pizza lunch and fun with friends.
Parents go wild (or just go take a nap …)

Register and pay ($10/child) on Church Center app.

Yikes! Rev. James & Zelle, Paypal and Venmo? NO, NO, NO Way!

Please remember that Rev. James Friesen (or Hyde Park Pres, Pastor, or Office) will NEVER email, text message or call you to try and set up Zelle, Paypal or Venmo to help pay for emergency maintenance.  OR to ask you to buy a gift card for some needy cause.
If you get a request, it is a SCAM. Just DELETE it without opening it. Nice, polite, giving church members are frequent targets for these scams. Step out of your comfort zone and just hang up or delete the message or email without opening it!

Get Info, Give, Check the Calendar, RSVP and more with the Church Center App

Download the free Church Center app.
Search/locate Hyde Park Presbyterian
Enter your family’s information
Click on options (at bottom)
Use “…More” to see Events and the Calendar.

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