"HPC Newsletter Nov 2012"
H I L L S B O R O P R E S B Y T E R I A N Good News Walking the talk... Chris Adams | Pastor The hpcnashville.org November 2012 A Note from pastor Administration, Zimbabwe ministry, Mark Arildsen, Book Thank You to HPC Christian Ed chris benevolence & Fellowship team, Club, supper sisters, Nations Ministry Enter his gates with outreach membership updates Center, Second thanksgiving and his Work Day, Room in News from Harvest Food Bank, Children Visit courts with praise. the Inn, Habitat for Paddington in Monroe Harding, blakeford Give thanks to him, Zimbabwe, Africa, Taylor Ministries, bless his name. - Something New from Rooftop Psalm 100:4 the team, Almaz’ letter Page 6 Creative Care Center This month our of Appreciation Page 4 thanksgiving, attention turns to the worship team season of Humanity, Luke 14:12 Page 7 News, Updates and Thanksgiving. Page 3 Events Page 2 Page 5 The Good News 1 H I L L S B O R O P R E S B Y T E R I A N A Note from pastor chris HILLSBORO Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Give thanks to him, bless his name. -Psalm 100:4 This month our attention turns to the season of Thanksgiving. It is time again to reﬂect on who we are as the people of God and what we share together in blessings. There might be no higher calling for the faithful than to give thanks to God and to express our pride in one Chris Adams another in such a season. Pastor So in that spirit, allow me to I share my pride in you and offer thanks to God for HPC. Hudson Neely Minister of Discipleship First, and I don’t say it often enough, thanks to our dedicated staff. Staff, thanks for all you do everyday to share the Good News. Amy Dillon Dir. of Children & Family Ministry Thanks also to our Session. These men and women faithfully serve the church, sometimes in thankless roles and tedious ways that go Shawn Cothran unnoticed much of the time. Yet, without them and their work, the Dir. of Youth & Young Adult Ministry church fails in every way. Over the last few years of transition, the role of our volunteer leadership has become even more important. We Stephen Nix couldn’t do it without you. Leaders, thanks for all you do. Dir. of Music Ministry Thanks to the members of our church. To be a member means that Linda Diguette you have chosen to take an active role in our mission. You attend Pastoral Assistant worship and other church events, you give of your time and your resources, and you seek God in the midst of all parts of life. You are the Alice O’Dwyer reason we are a community called Hillsboro Presbyterian Church. Child Care Coordinator Members, thanks for all you do. Finally, thanks be to God for all we share. Without any doubt in my Janie Hay mind, it is clear to me that the presence of God is with us here in this Ofﬁce Manager place and among you as His people. God, thanks for all you do. Gloria Shiavi This month I challenge you to give thanks! Beginning Sunday, Ofﬁce Assistant November 4th, and each week in worship following, you will hear one of our elders share a small part of how the work of our church will be Carole Shean done in the coming year through their ministry team. This will be our Financial Administrator Stewardship Campaign. You will receive in the mail in the middle of the month a request that your family submit a “Giving Plan.” We need to Cynthia White know what you plan to give so we can make our plans for the 2013 Director of Creative Care Center budget. Then on Sunday, November 18th (week of Thanksgiving), we will ask you to bring your Giving Plan forward during worship as Tim Gmeiner together we give thanks to God for Hillsboro Presbyterian Church and Church Organist thank God in advance for the work that will be done for the Kingdom in 2013. Brothers and Sisters, Thanksgiving is a gift. With this article I have info: already started my list, looking forward to sitting down with my family hpcnashville.org around the table on Thanksgiving Day, and counting up our many, 615.665.0148 many blessings. Certainly one of the blessings my family will be saying email@example.com together this year: “What a blessing it is to be part of this church!” The Good News deadline: Good News items will be Chris+ accepted until the third Sunday of each month for publication in the following month’s edition. 2 The Good News H I L L S B O R O P R E S B Y T E R I A N ! We especially need folks who everyone one at Hillsboro who Administration are willing to drive the bus and to be contributed in some way to making WORK DAY SUMMARY ! innkeepers, or overnight hosts. If this dream come true. I think you can Saturday morning, October 20, was a you’ve been thinking about it but still see the proof in the picture. glorious day weather-wise and very have questions, or don’t know exactly Kerry McCalla productive for the “Magniﬁcent what’s involved, we’ll be glad to tell Seven”. The folding chairs that were you everything you want to know, and Luke 14:12 stored in the dugout basement had to link you up with some experienced people for the ﬁrst few times you serve. On the second Friday of October become mildewed and Joe Swafford Debbie Locke, Gayle Sanders, Lucy and Paula Yelverton cleaned them ! As the weather gets colder, Carroll, Melinda Culver, Jim and Julia and stored them inside. Kurt there is an increased need for good Harrell, Woody Gant, Carol Nations, Musfeldt planted two smoke bushes condition warm clothes to put in our Lynne McCalla, Joicelyn Gregory and and a rose bush in Linda Kilpatrick served 235 men and clothes closet. We especially need women a wonderful lunch of turkey, the Agape Garden. warm jackets, sweat pants, dressing, cranberry sauce, fresh fruit He also ﬁlled some sweatshirts, heavy sweaters, socks, and wonderful bread. Good time was wide seams in the gloves and hats. Underwear of all sizes had by all! concrete sidewalk. is also greatly appreciated. Other items Luke 14:12 served 1,905 hungry men Seems like the that are needed include stick and women during the month of church hasn’t thrown out a can of deodorant, backpacks and shoes or September. Luke has a new program paint for 30 years!! Charlie and Sally boots. called G.R.O.W. - Grace, Respect and Miller took the paint we are using Opportunity through Work. G.R.O.W. ! Room in the Inn is a great way provides job training, skills, mentoring, and some painting utensils and resources, and encouragement for those organized them for easy use. The to serve some folks who really need the struggling with chronic homelessness. paint no longer useful was put into help, to serve our community, to serve All of Luke 14:12's kitchen and dining the pickup truck and is destined our Lord. HPC has a great heart for staff with the exception of the executive either for the Habitat Store or the service, and thanks again to all who director are hired from the homeless have already volunteered to help out population. Grayline, who works with recycling center. Bruce Hartmann those of us who serve, is getting his and myself worked with others to this year. own apartment at the end of October. trim some of the large boxwoods and Kurt and Carolyn Musfeldt This is so very exciting because it will planted pansies in the urns in front of get this good man off firstname.lastname@example.org the streets - a home the Parish House. 832.2310 (home) of his own for the ! Many thanks to all! 424.2652 (Carolyn cell) ﬁrst time in 6 or 7 years. ! ! Rich Shiavi Habitat Unity Build - 2012 To this end, the Board and friends of Luke BENEVOLENCE & 14:12 have been gathering what he needs for his new home. Lucy Carroll OUTREACH has been collecting goods for his pantry. The HPC second Friday servers are Room In The Inn furnishing him with a vacuum cleaner to be delivered on moving in day. ! We are off to a great start this year with our Room in the Inn Linda Kilpatrick ministry! Thanks to everyone who has Our beautiful Habitat house in Benevolence has learned of the need of already signed up to drive the bus, be Edison Park was dedicated on a vehicle for Mading Arou and his overnight hosts, prepare a meal or sack October 7. Ibrar and Shanaz Khan family. If you have a car in good lunches, or help with laundry. There’s and their two children beamed with working condition that might be a lot to be done each week as we assist donated to this family, please call pride as they received the keys, the our homeless guests so that they don’t Linda Kilpatrick. Also, a cell phone in mortgage, a housewarming gift and a have to face a night of fending for good working condition is needed. huge blessing from the diverse themselves on the streets. crowd that was gathered. Thanks to The Good News 3 H I L L S B O R O P R E S B Y T E R I A N Zimbabwe Update Fellowship Membership News from Paddington, the father Something New from the Fellowship This is a note from Almaz Aregay for of Village Hope in rural Zimbabwe ... Read Team! on, as Paddington 'catches us up" on the newsletter. She wanted the George, one of our first Village Hope We hope everyone is taking advantage of Prayer Group and the church to children. It's amazing how far we've come since 1999! the amazing classes that are offered as know how much she appreciated the part of Hillsboro Theological Seminary. “Today I am going to narrate the story of support during her recent surgery. George, a son of Village Hope. George was As we continue to look for new ways to born in 1993 in Chitungwiza area. His enhance our fellowship opportunities, we Here is her note: father was a bus conductor and the mother will be adding a new format for our was a housewife. Unfortunately, George’s Wednesday Night Fellowship Dinners father lost his dignity as he met different "Dear Prayer Group and H.P.C., First women through his work. He became beginning in January. Adults will enjoy of all I would like blessings for all of infected with AIDS, and passed it on to the three-course meals together in the innocent mother at home. So George did not Fellowship Hall served at each table. Our those who did everything for me. enjoy the comfort of his parents during his children and youth will dine together Thank you for your prayers and for childhood, as the father and mother both succumbed to HIV/AIDS within a space of downstairs and have their own chance to visiting me in the hospital and for a few months. fellowship with one another. This is a terriﬁc opportunity to relax and enjoy sending all those get well cards George was left under the custody of the grand parents, who were heavy drinkers and each other’s company. Make plans to join when I was sick. It was so thoughtful his life grew more difficult, Soon his us for our Fellowship Dinners! And stay of you to think of me. I am feeling so grandfather died because of over drinking tuned for many more Fellowship events with his grandmother following close much better now after my surgery. It behind. In 2002 we were informed of the to come! pathetic conditions in which this child now means so much to have such good lived unable to even attend school, so we Winter/Spring Fellowship Dinners: January 23 friends in my life." took him in and re-enrolled him in grade two. April 3 Women in Prayer will meet Soon, after miraculous events opened the April 24 way for us to make Village Hope our home, November 15 at noon at the home of we took George and eight other children If you are interested in volunteering as a there to start our new life. George has Julia Harrell. Please consider joining server please contact Amy Dillon at become a very important family member, us as we will be going OUT together 665-0148 or email@example.com helping run our mill and caring for the animals. He is now doing his form six and for a late lunch to a special will soon sit for crucial examinations which Women's Breakfast Group will meet will determine whether he will go for Saturday, November 10, at the church. destination!! Actually, consider University next year. Sharon Turner and Peggy Boss will cook joining us for the wonderful The journey for George has not always been and Susan Varney will give a blessings that we share praying easy. But using words from Proverbs, we devotional. All women of the church are try to teach our children to live intelligently invited....bring a friend! together. You have to be there to and how to be honest, just, and fair. We are so proud of George. He has attained all his experience the love we feel for Jesus AND be sure to mark your calendar for goals so far, in spite of his difficult and from Jesus. November - what a background. We are praying that he will the annual Christmas Breakfast at the maintain his discipline and become one of home of Cindi Dingler. This year it will time to be thankful in prayer as a our greatest achievers as he dreams of be held Saturday, December 15, from 10 group!! attending university and pursuing a career a.m. to 1 p.m. in law.” See you soon, HPC Membership Team Thanks to everyone who is a part of this ministry through prayer or financial giving! The Zimbabwe Team Your HPC Fellowship Team 4 The Good News H I L L S B O R O P R E S B Y T E R I A N Mark wins the Bee & meets Al G. A Mark Arildsen won the National History Bee in Mt. Vernon, V last year. The winning question involved the Gores, from TN. Mark and his Dad, Dr. Ron got to have a meet/ greet with former Vice President Al Gore. Mark was #1 in his class at University School Nashville, and is now going to Harvard (where Gore attended) majoring in Physics. Supper Sisters Book Club News Thanksgiving Breakfast Worship In November we are going In Oct. we read Midwives by Join us this Thanksgiving Hanging of the Greens – Nov Chris Bohjalian. We gathered 18 immediately following to Wild Hare. It's on White at Ann Bodnar’s home in morning, November 22, at 11:15 o'clock service. Becky Bridge Road across from Franklin & had a very 8:00 a.m. for our annual Ross gifts HPC annually with interesting discussion. her decorating talents as she Sprintz Furniture. For the Nov “read” we’ll meet Thanksgiving breakfast in prepares our Sanctuary, at the home of Jim Cozart and Fellowship Hall and outdoors Remember we meet at 6 p.m. the Fellowship Hall. The for the Christmas/Advent Suzy Bennett. Due to the now, so mark your calendar Thanksgiving weekend, we’ll men of the church will be season. Please join Becky and meet on Monday, Dec 3. The Cindi Dingler to help with this for Tuesday, November 13 cooking up a delicious wonderful project. Many book chosen is: The Paris Wife: hands make light work, and and do let me know your A Novel by Paula McLain. It breakfast that will get your you may learn some tips from coming so I can save you a gets 4 stars from Amazon Thanksgiving day off to a the masters for your own where it is described as… “A home. seat. deeply evocative story of great start as we enjoy ambition and betrayal, The fellowship with one anotherAll Saints Service- Our Invite a friend! Paris Wife captures a Wednesday night program on remarkable period of time and and remember all of God's Nov 7 will be our annual All a love affair between two abundant blessings in our Saints Taize Service. Please Deb Smith unforgettable people: Ernest join us in the Sanctuary at 6:30 Hemingway and his wife lives. for this lovely candlelight Hadley....”There is no meeting service as we remember in Dec due to Christmas. Our and family who Please contact Amy Dillon friends the Saints during have joined this next meeting will be on Jan 28, for more information or if past year. The service ends as 2013 at our place! we take our candles outside in you would like to help! silence to the Columbarium. Come read with us! Don’t miss this very moving Lynne McCalla service. The Good News 5 H I L L S B O R O P R E S B Y T E R I A N Thank You's! Dear Hillsboro Presbyterian Members, Hillsboro Pres, Thank you for supporting Dear Hillsboro Presbyterian, Monroe Harding and the youth we Thank you for your generous gift to support Preston Thank you so much for your serve through your thoughtful Taylor Ministries! Your gift will help continued support of our outreach donations. to provide many opportunities for to refugee families! Your gift does I want to tell you about one y o u t h – l i k e o u r a f t e r s c h o o l s o m u c h — t u t o r s r e f u g e e of the ways we are helping the programming, ﬁeld trips and s t u d e n t s , p r o v i d e s E n g l i s h young men who live on our mentoring. See our facebook classes, teaches English to adults, campus. Recently we’ve been page for pictures. Our school year provides job placements, aids c o l l a b o r a t i n g w i t h C a r i n g programming is in full swing with families in accessing social Connections to teach our young over 150 children and youth services and helps refugees men how to behave with dogs and participating. become U.S. citizens. how to train rescued dogs. The Thank you! ﬁrst eight weeks were all about Thanks for helping to build dog safety, breeds, vet care, how God-inspired dreams! to approach a strange dog, health Gratefully, Sincerely, care and the proper type of collars and leashes. The second eight Chan Sheppard C h r i s L o v i n g o o d , E x e c u t i v e weeks are about having the youth Director actually train dogs rescued from the kill shelter so they can be Dear Hillsboro Presbyterian Nations Ministry Center adopted. Church, Here you’ll see a photo On behalf of the entire Dear Friends, [photo unavailable] of one of our Rooftop Board, I would like to youth and his K-9 “partner.” This thank the congregation for their Thank you for reducing hunger in young man is in state custody continued and generous support our community with your recent because of a terribly broken home of Rooftop. gift to Second Harvest Food Bank life that led him into drug use and of Middle Tennessee. We are so petty theft. When we ﬁrst started In mid July, I started as the grateful to have you as a partner in the dog program, he wouldn’t Executive Director of Rooftop. I the ﬁght against hunger. even look at the dogs. He crossed am delighted and excited about his arms, looked away and hid this opportunity to partner with This steadfast support comes you and other congregations to from the shared understanding behind an angry facade. Now look at him! The healing and self- make a difference in the lives of that keeping the people of Middle struggling families in Davidson and West Tennessee fed makes esteem for this young man is what Monroe Harding is all about...AND County. Helping to provide stability for better students, employees, and keep families in their homes is and citizens in our community. we are helping dogs ﬁnd a better life, too! good work. Hearing their stories Your support of our mission will and seeing their gratitude is have profound and lasting beneﬁts Cottage staff members tell powerful. Together we are making for the well being and productivity me the guys aren’t so slow to drag a difference. of our fellow neighbors. out of bed on Saturday mornings Thank you for caring; together we these days. Thanks to you these Thank you again for joining young men are changing their us in partnership as we continue are ﬁghting hunger and feeding to grow in the community and hope. lives! bring hope to those in needed. Sincerely, Thank you! Bill Smith, Senior Director Mary N. Baker Blessings, Corporate Relations President & CEO of Monroe Harding Julia Gildemeister Second Harvest Food Bank 6 The Good News H I L L S B O R O P R E S B Y T E R I A N will be held at 3:30 pm and then we will visit with the residents before returning to church for pick up at 5:00 p.m. Christian Education Please contact Amy Dillon for more Ever wish you could go to seminary? Now you can! information! Join us on Wednesday Nights from Nov 28-Dec 12 for our Advent Term of Hillsboro Theological Seminary. Course catalogues, with teacher bios and course descriptions, are available at the church or online at hpcnashville.org. In addition to the below courses, we oﬀer a full age range of children and youth programs, as well as free childcare, during Hillsboro Theological Seminary. And if you’re Creative Care Center worried about dinner, make plans to join us for our Congratulations to our Creative Care Center 5-4-3 Dinner at 5:43pm ($5 adults, $4 youth, $3 for placing second in the Nashville Scene's "Best of children). Dinner will be provided by local vendors. Nashville" reader's poll. During the past ﬁfteen You can register by visiting us online, by ﬁlling out a years, CCC has come in either ﬁrst or second. We registration page in the course catalogue, or by think this is a great record. We thank all those at calling the church oﬃce at 665-0148. HPC that voted for us. We love having your ministry ADVENT TERM 2012 (Wednesdays, Nov 28 - and we hope we make you proud. Dec 12) As a fundraiser last month, CCC had a "Best Classes from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. or Favorite Pumpkin" contest. Each staﬀ member decorated their pumpkin. They did a fantastic job!! The Teachings and Practices of Buddhism The pumpkins were on display in the hall with a jar with Dr. Marty Bell by each one for a monetary vote for their favorite. Thanks to all those parents and others who A Picture Worth a Thousand Words: An contributed to our fundraiser account by giving their Advent Study of Theology & Film with Rev. Chris donation (vote). Adams Upcoming events for the month are: Grandparents Day on November 2. The grandparents will be served a spaghetti lunch and will tour CCC and the church for an Open House. Also this month, the children will be learning about the Pilgrims and the origin of the ﬁrst Thanksgiving. On November 15, they will dress up Children's Blakeford Visit like pilgrims or native Americans for their annual Thanksgiving Dinner. The children will tell what they Our elementary children will be leading are most thankful for. chapel at The Blakeford at Green Hills on CCC will be closed on Nov 23 and 24 for the Thanksgiving Holidays. Sunday, November 11th. Children are invited to stay after church for lunch and practice before riding together to The Joyce Smith, Chair CCC Board Blakeford in the church bus. The service Cynthia White, Director CCC The Good News 7 H I L L S B O R O P R E S B Y T E R I A N The Good News this month: Note From Pastor Chris, Administration Work Day, Benevolence & Outreach, Room In The Inn, Habitat Unity Build, Luke 14:12, Zimbabwe, Fellowship, Membership, Mark Arildsen, Supper Sisters, Book Club, Thanksgiving, Worship Team, Thank You, Christian Education, The Well Children, Creative Care Center Hillsboro Presbyterian Church hpcnashville.org November 2012 5820 Hillsboro Pike Nashville, TN 37215