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Posts by Kathryn Harris

Hosting Fellowship

The FELLOWSHIP  SIGNUP sheets for  June through August 2018 are on the bulletin board in the Narthex. Hosting fellowship is a great way to share your joy for God’s grace in your life and for celebrating a special occasion (e.g., birthday, anniversary, special honor, etc.).  Please choose a day to celebrate God’s goodness.  

Calling All Graduates

If you are graduating or anyone in your family is graduating High School or College (adults included) this year (or if you know someone who is), please let us know by Thursday, May 24th!  We want to honor you during our worship service in the month of June.  Please send and provide the name, degree and institution of the graduate(s) to our…

Electronic Giving

Hope Presbyterian Church is pleased to announce the introduction of an electronic option for making regular offerings.   Contributions can now be debited automatically from your checking or savings account or processed using your credit or debit card.  Our new electronic giving program offers convenience for you and provides much-needed donation consistency for our congregation. If you are currently giving on a weekly…

Name Badges and Directory

New photo badges are available for everyone.   If you do not find yours on the board, please sign the list on crendenza.   If you have your old badge at home, in your car, pocket or purse, please return it so the holder can be reused for someone else. The directory is going to be published shortly.   If any of your personal information…

Hope Newsletter

We will begin publishing a quarterly Newsletter in the months of April, June, September and December.   Articles about upcoming Hope events and programs may be submitted by all interested persons.   Chairpersons of Session committees are particularly encouraged to submit articles about the work being done by their committees.   Articles for the April Newsletter are due by March 19th.

Scholarship Availability

The Clare and Robert Moore Scholarship Fund awards a yearly $1,000 scholarship to an incoming first-year student or to a current Notre Dame of Maryland University student who is interested in or currently majoring in English. The scholarship can be applied to tuition, room and board, books, or educational fees. An online application and full details may be referenced on the scholarship…

Help by Phone

We need your help for Help-by-Phone.  They are out of Sugar, Oil and Children’s Cereal.  If you could donate an item or two, that would help replenish our pantry.  You can bring to the Church on Sunday, or Monday to Friday from 12 – 1:30 (in back of church).

Thank you, Soccer Camp Volunteers

Thank you so much for all you’ve done to support our young folks during Soccer Camp.  Shout-outs go to:   Bob DeFazio, Karen DeFazio, Dale Robinson, Gerard Suh and Hope Umana! Soccer Camp was a success, because of all your help in making the children see how we all work together as a team, having fun and helping each other. Thank you!

PERSPECTIVES IN PREACHING AT HOPE July 17 – August 7, 2016

Beginning Sunday July 17th through Sunday August 7th, Resting Ruling Elder Mike Parker and Pastor Leslianne will each preach on two passages of Scripture. On July 17th and 24 you will hear sermons on Matthew 4:23-23 – Jesus Begins His Ministry, Calling the First Disciples. On July 31st and August 7th the sermons will center on Matthew 25:14-30, The Parable of the…

Flower Chart for 2016

Thank you so much for signing up for the Flower Chart.  The 2016 Flower Chart is on the bulletin board in the narthex.   Please sign up for any dates that you would like to bring flowers for the sanctuary.   You may indicate any special occasion for which you are providing the flowers.   Please see Nancy Turner if you have questions.

Sunday Fellowship

Please consider hosting fellowship one Sunday morning by providing coffee and refreshments for the congregation. This is a ministry that provides an inviting environment for fellowship. After the coffee fellowship, the hosts and Trustee of the month also provide the cleanup. Thanks to all of you who have signed up for Sunday Fellowship in 2016 (through the end of March). The April-June…

Pledge for Building Fund

The Stewardship Committee and the Hope for the Future Task Force would like to remind you of the importance of keeping up your 2015 pledge as well as the commitment you made to the Building Fund. If you have not yet made a commitment to the Building Fund, please see Leigh Ann Uzamere, Lloyd McAtee or Henry Halle.  See Hope For The Future…

World Communion

This Sunday, October 4, we will celebrate World Communion at our worship at 10:30 AM. (Please try your best to be there at 10:30 AM). John Buchanan in the most recent journal of “Christian Century, wrote  “World Communion Sunday is one of the best ideas that Presbyterians ever had.” The idea originated by the Rev. Hugh Thomson Kerr in the 1930s during…

Love Feast

The gospels tell us that Jesus gathered with his disciples for the Passover meal in a room in Jerusalem on the night before his crucifixion.  Each year on Maundy Thursday, Hope Church commemorates this event with a worship service, known as the Love Feast.  After we share a meal from the Seder tradition, we take communion and reflect on Christ’s betrayal and…