We are hosting a blood drive on Friday, June 7 in the Fellowship Hall from 2:30 – 8:30. Please donate – You may save a life!
We are hosting a blood drive on Friday, June 7 in the Fellowship Hall from 2:30 – 8:30. Please donate – You may save a life!
Our next meeting will be on Monday, June 3, at 10:00 A.M. at the HRC Youth House. Please bring all 7″ X 9″ patches for Warm Up America. Our summer project will be hats and mittens for Dutchess Outreach. Barby Richardson 845-221-4867.
The Healthy Living ChristCare Group is planning the 3rd annual HRC FAMILY FUN RUN / WALK for Saturday, June 8th at 8:00 a.m. on the Dutchess County Rail Trail. There will be a Tots Trot, Mile, and 5K Run / Walk (3.1 miles). Pre-race training sessions will be held beginning May 4th on Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. on the rail trail (from Daddy O’s) and on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. at the John Jay HS track. All proceeds will benefit our own theology students, Dylan Ackley and Patrick Boyd. For more information, check off your connection card, pick up an entry form at the kiosk in the Fellowship Hall, or click here. CONTACT: Warren Jee (email@example.com) or Karen Gomba (226-2867 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Join HRC with your family at Sacandaga over Memorial Day weekend, May 24-27. Parents - let the camp do the cooking as we prepare the camp for another summer of ministry!!! Please check your connection card today if you can join us. Info sheets are available at the Kiosk or by emailing Kevin@JLifeUSA.org
Sign-up today to join us for lunch with Brian Roberg next Sunday, May 5 at noon in the Consistory Room. Brian is HRC’s missionary on the campus of Penn State with Disciplemakers. Meet his family and hear more than he can share during worship. Contact: Kevin Phillips (Kevin@JLifeUSA.org)
Mid-Hudson Love INC is seeking a full-time, experienced professional to lead the organization. Requires personal relationship with Jesus Christ, knowledge of poverty issues, and leadership experience in non-profit, social work, ministry, community development or related field. For detailed description, see job posting located on the bulletin board outside the church office and here. Please submit cover letter and resume to email@example.com or Mid-Hudson Love INC, Attn: Search Committee, 226 Church St. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 by FRIDAY, May 10, 2013.
Love INC is looking for volunteer mentors. Training will be provided. Mentors must be willing to dedicate at least two hours a week to the program for at least two months. To apply, please see Bill Proal (223-1607) or go to www.mid-hudsonloveinc.org. For more information, please call Frank Kolarik at 635-5234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In response to many teachers and students, HRC’s Sowers of the Kingdom is planning its first summer mission trip to the Dominican Republic in July. The dates for the trip are July 20-27. The cost of the trip is $575 plus airfare. The trip is open to any adults and students age 14 and up and accompanied by a parent. To sign up, check your connection card. For more information, contact Bruce Pearson at 914-489-4767 or by email email@example.com. To find out more information about the mission work, go to www.Sowersofthekingdom.com and review the website.
Our knitting and crocheting group will next meet on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. in the Youth House. Please bring all lap blankets to the meeting. During May we will be making 7″ X 9″ patches for Warm Up America. This is a good project for people who would like to learn to knit and/or crochet. Contact Barby Richardson, 845-221-4867.
Informational meeting will be this Sunday, April 28 at 12 noon in the community room. Anyone interested in the trip is welcome. Any questions contact: Nelson or Susan Nieves 592-0764 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love Inc. is a local Christian organization that mobilizes volunteers who work together making a difference by helping people in need in our local communities. Specific ministries within Love Inc. include the Personal Care, Linens, Household Items and Beds Ministries. We request and welcome donations of items particular to those ministries that come from many churches within the local area. The people we serve are badly in need of the items we provide. Things we take for granted are much needed by the many needy people in our area. Hopewell Reformed can help out by placing items in the storage bin which is on the left once you go through the main entrance. Just open the door and the bin is at the base of the stairs. Items will be delivered to Love Inc. in a timely manner. Items in need include:
Person Care Ministry - Bath soap, laundry detergent, dish soap, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, shampoo and conditioner, razor/shaving cream, toothpaste/brush, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, comb/brush
Linens Ministry (new or gently used) – Bed sheets, bedspreads, pillows(new), blankets, bath towels, washcloths, kitchen towels
The 4th & 5th graders are collecting food for the Fishkill Food Pantry. Please help by bringing in non-perishable food items on April 21st, April 28th and May 5th. The 4th and 5th graders will be delivering the food during Sunday School on May 5th during the 10:30 class. Items needed by the pantry are listed below under Missions. Thank you for supporting this Sunday School mission project! Contact: Sheryle Silvern 227-1965.
Looking for volunteers to help with our annual Plant & Bake Sale on May 18 from 9 until noon. Contact Olimpia Bernard (email@example.com)
Music Notes March 2013:
The Missing Word
Throughout Lent, we have been reading and meditating on the seven last words of Christ. And the sermon on Easter morning will focus on Christ’s first words spoken after his resurrection. Amidst all this Lenten and Easter verbosity, it’s easy to forget the one word that hasn’t made much of an appearance during Lent: Alleluia. Read more »
HRC is heading back to Ecuador this summer to work with the Salays (a missionary family from our area) to do construction projects, a Vacation Bible School, and a Men’s and Women’s ministry. Come and work with the Quechua Indians of the Andes mountains. The trip is tentatively scheduled for the first week of August. Please contact Nelson or Susan Nieves.
HRC supplies the bag lunches for 60 guests at the Homeless Shelter in Poughkeepsie the 2nd Monday of every month. Folks are needed to supply & make the bag lunches & volunteers are needed to take them to the Shelter that evening & serve the guests. This is a wonderful opportunity for groups in our church. Carol O’Malley will give you any info you might need…221-4432.
Make visiting our prayer wall a part of your daily routine. Please click on the I prayed for this button to let them know someone has prayed for their request. This button sends an email to the requestor and doesn’t share your name; only that a caring person has prayed anonymously for the request.
Use the links below to visit the Prayer Wall, or submit a prayer request of your own.
or click on the QuickLink on our Website at www.hrcrca.org
Mobile users with smartphones can link to the prayer wall at http://prayer.hrcrca.org/mobile
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The time has come, as it has over the centuries, to invite Hopewell Reformed Church to, again, consider our role in the area of Social Gospel. How do we bring “social justice” back into the Gospel and the “Gospel” back into social justice?
Through EDUCATION, ENGAGEMENT, and ACTION, let us explore together what Social Gospel might mean for HRC from our own passions, etc.
Informational Meeting (Attending does NOT commit you to life!)
February 24, 2013 at 12:00 – 2:00 (food provided)
Contact Pastor Mark with Questions AND RSVP on the connection card TODAY!
Our Mom’s Group meets every Wednesday at 11am.The Moms l have a time of sharing and Christian study while the kids play down the hall.Childcare is provided. For more information, please contact Anne Jacobsen or Stephanie Reynolds.
For years, HRC has used Acts 1:8, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth,” has been the text that has led us in our mission programs. As we wrestle as a congregation and as individuals around what it is to be 167 Living church and a 167 Living Christian, corporate and personal mission become central to this life style and we are called to wrestle with how we live out missions at HRC and in our lives. Read more »
Many contributors have expressed interest in the convenience of having their offerings automatically debited from their bank accounts. Working with M&T bank, we are now able to do this, and plan to begin making auto-debits on June 1st. If you would like to make your Read more »
During the night Paul had a vision: there stood a man of Macedonia pleading with him and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” (Acts 16:9)
That Macedonian vision changed the shape of Christianity forever as the Gospel entered into Europe and moved toward the heart of the Roman Empire. Our “Dominican Vision” seems to be changing our church in similar ways. We will be sending Rachel Snider down to the Dominican Republic Read more »
Odyssey has a van-load of folks who need a ride each week to worship. We are looking for 12 people to commit to driving the church van (training included) once a quarter. Talk to Pastor Mark if interested
Family Promise needs the following supplies: Twin Sheets (used is o.k.), Blankets (used is o.k.); Non-perishable breakfast and lunch items (keeping it simple), and PRAYER, PRAYER, PRAYER! Please leave donations in the Family Promise box in the fellowship hall. Our week to host is coming up fast – April 30 – May 6. What is Family Promise at HRC?
With the Odyssey Worship service now moving to every week, there is an even greater need for help in planning, organizing and carrying out both fellowship activities and projects that are done as part of the Odyssey experience. Our friends at Odyssey LOVE to make things to away as part of their Missional outreach. Read more »
The time has come. If you would like to provide LEADERSHIP to a Sandy Relief Response from HRC (we will be opening this to the entire Classis, so it will be a large project), please contact Pastor Mark ASAP!
Free Basic Reading Training will be offered on
2 Saturdays, April 14th & 21st
9:30 to 4:00
Learn more about this organization at http://www.literacyconnections.org/
2011 Winter Hopewelll Happenings - PDF version
On Sunday, November 20, Rachel Snider spoke to the congregation at Hopewell Reformed Church, Beekman Road, about her to become a missionary in the Dominican Republic. Rachel has been a member here since April of 2002. She was active in our Youth Group and helps with our Odyssey service. She is a Physician’s Assistant and is excited to work as a missionary for Student’s International. Rachel is looking for supporters to partner with her in prayer and financial support. Her financial needs are $17000 in up front costs and $3470 in monthly support. If you are feeling led to partner with Rachel in her ministry, please see her after church in the fellowship hall to obtain information packets or you can contact her. She also has a blog you can follow.
Every one of these points I am about to make has a story behind it, that I would love to share, but don’t have time here. So I’m going to give you the highlights. But, if any of this peaks your interest, let’s grab coffee!When I was a little girl I believed I could change the world. I believed that I could do anything. I grew up in a nurturing environment with parents who supported and encouraged me in my dreams, regardless of what they were. I truly believed the world was at my feet. I had a wonderful Christian foundation with Sunday school and Youth Group, but am not sure I really, truly did “get it.” Read more »
It’s time to mark your calendars for the Family Promise Coordinator Preparation Workshop! If you are part of the coordinator team for your congregation, are the Volunteer Coordinator, or are interested in the position, this workshop is for you! Read more »
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On Sunday 10/23/2011, span style=”text-decoration: underline;”The Bells of Praise,/span the handbell choir of The Hopewell Reformed Church, played at the ODYSSEY worship service. See the slideshow below and a title=”Video on YOUTube – Bells of Praise at ODYSSEY” href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_DGTskpmUU”view this video/a.
The ODYSSEY community is comprised of men and women with special needs. They reside in group homes throughout Dutchess and Ulster counties.
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On July 1, 2011, there were 11 of us who got up early to venture down to Paterson, NJ to help refurbish an older church in Paterson. We were going to spend 1 day to help with an ongoing mission effort put on through the auspices of the Reformed Church of America. Laurie and Bruce Hawley, RCA domestic missionaries, led the 6 week effort actually visited Hopewell the following Sunday July 3. Their comments were that missions is really about building relationships. Read more »