October 11, 2018

Here and Now and Then and There: We have a limited amount of time on earth. We don’t like to admit that, but we know it is true. What’s next? God calls it Eternity. How does Eternity change the here and now? We look forward to seeing you as we learn more about What’s Next on Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Childcare is available during both services.

No shin-dig would be complete without you and your dancin’ feet. Our party hats are on and the planning is well underway for our annual Halloween Event. We’re going to have a blast, so grab your kiddos and join us! Invite your friends, too, the more the merrier! See Facebook for our event and make sure to share it and RSVP too!

  • Could you donate a bag of candy for the event? We are looking for individually wrapped Halloween candy (chocolate and fruit-flavored, please!) because we are more about treats than tricks! You can place the candy in the large collection bin at church.

  • If you’d like to help with the event, we are looking for volunteers to make decorations, greet, run activities, serve snacks and clean up afterwards. If you are interested in helping make this event successful, follow the link or email Beck at beck@hiddenv.com.

  • We are in need of 2-liter bottles and wrapping paper tubes! We are looking for these items to decorate for the event. Can you help us by bringing your empty 2 liters and wrapping paper tubes to church with you? Thanks in advance!

Life Groups are a great opportunity to do life and learn from one another. They are the best place to practice life together. The return on investing your time to be in a Life Group can’t be measured because the people you meet and do life with can become some of your closest friends and prayer warriors. It’s time to join! To learn more, go to www.hiddenv.com/lifegroups for information on each group and their starting dates.

TWO WEEKS FROM NOW!!!!!!!!!!  Join us for an important and exciting church-wide meeting and prayer event on Sunday night, October 21, at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome to join us. There will be a membership vote on a few changes to our church constitution.

We are now joining a group of churches called the Evangelical Free Churches of America (EFCA). This will require us to make some changes to our constitution. We will provide those changes and the explanations to our members in advance of the meeting. 

For those of you who are not currently members, we invite you to join us for the prayer event at 6:30 p.m. This time of prayer will be interactive and for the whole family. What are we going to pray about? Jesus said in Matthew 16 that He would build His church, so we are going to ask Him to do that! There will be people praying all over the building. This event only works when you show up, because you are the church. We sincerely hope you will join us.

We are glad to announce we will be hosting the IF Women’s Conference again in 2019! IF:GATHERING exists to equip women with gospel-centered resources, events and community so they may learn more about who God is and disciple other women right where they are. We have seen God use this event to change lives for Eternity, and we believe He wants to do life-changing work in and through you at IF:Gathering 2019.

Women in our area will come together to watch the livestream of IF:Gathering (Local) right here at HVCC! While registration opened up for the live event in Texas this week, registration for this IF:Gathering (Local) event will not open until November and registration will be handled directly by HVCC this year (please do not register on the IF website unless you plan to attend the event in Texas!). We want you to join us so please save the date and watch for registration information next month in this newsletter and on our Facebook page.

The HVCC Staff