Sunday, November 21st
As we begin the journey as a new church family, we will take a short break from the Let's Go series in Mark with a new November mini-series titled Our Purpose. This Sunday Pastor Jim will share from 2 Timothy 2:1-7 with Our Purpose: "Make Disciples."
"Witness His Majesty" Advent Devotional
This advent season our network of churches will all be participating in "Witness His Majesty" 27 Day Advent Devotional. Printed devotional guides will be available at HCC beginning this Sunday, and a pdf version will be on Faithlife as well. The first devotional begins on November 29, after the first day of Advent. This devotion was created to guide us in our lives becoming more devoted toward our Savor and King, Jesus, through daily readings and journals.
Women's Christmas Party
Ladies, please plan to join us for a Christmas Party! Please bring a wrapped Christmas ornament/decoration gift (around $10-$15) that will be for our ladies exchange game. Suggestions: a Christmas candle, light up snowman, nativity scene, snow globe, ornament, or any other Christmas item.
Dinner will be provided.
RSVP to Sherri 814-450-9557 or Sherri.email@example.com no later than Dec 4th. You can also RSVP on the Faithlife event by clicking here!
Considerations for recent Covid-19 surge:
As all of you probably know, Erie County has had a recent Covid-19 surge in cases reported and being treated. First, join Sherri and I as we pray for those who are now struggling with this illness from our own church family, our relatives, friends and especially for the elderly and those who have other health issues that make recovery from Covid even more difficult. I am grateful we are able to continue our worship services on Sunday mornings and do not see that as a foreseeable concern. I am, however, concerned about creating any fellowship event that would put any of our church family in harms way. After praying for wisdom, the HCC Elders believe at this time we can continue to plan for our Men’s Fellowship Breakfast and Women’s Ornament Party and a community Christmas Eve service hosted at HCC. We do ask though that you seriously consider taking the necessary precautions while the Covid infected numbers are so high. Some suggestions would be wearing a mask when moving around in the church, washing hands often or take advantage of the hand sanitizers we will have throughout the church for your convenience, and keep a safe distance from others as best as possible. All of this will be left up to you as a responsibility for yourself and those around you. It will not be mandated but Paul said it best, “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” (Philippians 2:4). I am grateful to be your pastor and pray for all of you often. Pastor Jim
HCC is now fully located at 8800 Buffalo Rd! "Who is Your One?" you can invite to worship with us?
National Adoption Month
November is National Adoption Month. It is a month about spreading awareness, to encourage others to learn about adoption, to hold adoption related events, and to acknowledge the people in this country whose lives have been impacted by adoption. The mission of National Adoption Month is to celebrate the families who have grown through adoption, and to recognize the many children who are still waiting for forever families.
Our sermon series in November will be about our vision, our purpose as a church in the Harborcreek area communities.
- Nov. 28 - I John 2:7-14 - "An Old yet New Commandment" - Pastor Tom Scriven
- Men's Fellowship Breakfast THIS Saturday, Nov. 20th at 8:30am at church. Plan to join us!
- "Witness His Majesty" December Daily Devotions
- Ladies, mark your calendar for HCC's First Women's Ornament Party, Saturday, Dec. 11, 5pm.
- Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, December 24, 6pm, childcare provided.
C & D Groups
Community Groups and Discipleship Groups are small groups that meet various evenings throughout the week and various times on Saturday as well. If you interested in joining a group, please contact Pastor Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- North East, Monday evenings, led by John Gott
- Harborcreek, Monday evenings, led by Tom Osborn
- Harborcreek, Wednesday evenings, led by Eric Fairchild
- Erie, Thursday evenings, led by Craig Wurst/Jay Washburn
Thank you for your continued financial support! Your faithful giving has allowed HCC to continue support of our congregation, our community, and our world.
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