December Sermon Series
The month of December sermon series will be "Witness His Majesty" as we focus on the birth of Jesus this Christmas season.
- Dec. 5 - Witness His Majesty: “The Innkeeper’s Family” Luke 2:1-7
- Dec. 12 - Witness His Majesty: “Mary’s Family” Luke 1:26-38
- Dec. 19 - Witness His Majesty: “The Shepherds” Luke 2:8-20
- Dec. 24 - Witness His Majesty: “The Wisemen” Matthew 2:1-12
- Dec. 26 - Witness His Majesty, John 1:1-14, Pastor Tom
This advent season our network of churches will all be participating in "Witness His Majesty" 27 Day Advent Devotional written by members of HCC, ECC, and MCC. Printed devotional guides are available at HCC and a pdf version is on Faithlife as well. The first devotional begins this Monday, 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 on Saturday, December 11, 5-8pm. Please bring a wrapped Christmas ornament/decoration gift (around $10-$15) for our gift exchange game. Suggestions: 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.firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Dec. 4th. You can also RSVP on the Faithlife event by clicking here!
Candlelight Christmas Eve Service
Please join us on Friday, December 24. "Who's Your One" you can invite to worship with us at this special Christmas service?
Pastor Jim has moved into his new office and is in need of someone to alphabetize his books by author. Please see him if you would enjoy helping with this!
Lootie Moon Week of Prayer
Every day, 155,473 people enter eternity without the hope of Jesus. Please join us as we observe the Week of Prayer for International Missions (Nov. 28 - Dec. 5), where Southern Baptists pray for IMB missionaries, their ministries and the unreached people and places they serve. Click here for a specific prayer focus for each day.
- Lootie Moon Week of Prayer for International Ministries, Nov. 28 - Dec. 5
- "Witness His Majesty" December Daily Devotions begin Nov. 29
- HCC's First Women's Christmas Party, Saturday, Dec. 11, 5pm
- Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, Dec. 24, 6pm, childcare provided for ages 3 and under.
Weekly Reading Plan
November Transformation Verse
2 Timothy 2:2 - “…teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.”
December Transformation Verse
Luke 2:11 - "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord."
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 email@example.com.
- 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
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 events as well as 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
Thank you for your continued financial support! Your faithful giving has allowed HCC to continue support of our congregation, our community, and our world.
- Ally Kalmar, November 28
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