August 16, 2018

Our lake baptisms will take place next weekend! We will be baptizing those who have decided to take the next step in their faith at Twin Valley Lake Beach in Governor Dodge State Park on Sunday, August 26, at 12:30 pm. We invite you to join us in celebrating and encouraging those who have made this important decision.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Global Leadership Summit! Many of you donated food, volunteered your time to help in the kitchen on Thursday or Friday and some of you joined us to learn how to use our influence better. It was a great event, and we are grateful you helped us and joined us.

A big shout-out to those who are on the HVCC lawn care and landscaping team! You have helped keep our grounds look well-cared for and have gone above and beyond keeping the area used for day camp this summer neat and tidy. Someone even cleaned out the shed! A great big thank you to you!!!

This month we are partnering with the Iowa County Homeless Coalition. Cleaning supplies are usually last on the list when money is tight so we are collecting donations of cleaning supplies this month to give to hardworking but struggling families in our communities. The supplies we are collecting are:

  • dish soap

  • paper towels

  • bleach cleaners

  • toilet cleaners

  • shower cleaners

  • oven cleaners

  • SOS pads

Donations will be collected in the red bin inside the double doors at church. Don’t like to shop? Write a check to HVCC with MSF in the memo line, and we will shop for you.

In addition, the Coalition is looking for volunteers to help clean the units when a client moves out. This happens every three to six months. If you enjoy cleaning and can volunteer a few hours, please contact Michelle Friedrich at 608-935-2326 for more information. Thank you for your help filling these needs!

Summer in the Psalms summer reading program continues through the end of the month. Feel free to jump in and finish strong with us! The reading program is available online here, and printed copies are available at church. Daily reminders are posted on our Facebook page, so make sure to “like” our page!

Sunday, September 9 is our kickoff for the fall as well as being the first football Sunday of the season! To celebrate, we’ll be grilling brats and hot dogs that morning at church but we need your help to make it happen! We are looking for grills, grillers and people to help serve after each service. If you are able to help with any of these things, please email The Packers play the Bears but not until 7:20pm so we can all do a little early tailgating together that morning!

We all know we should invest for the future. What if it’s not just about money? What if it’s about so much more? Join us on Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. as we explore what the Bible says, and you may even come away with 100 Grand!

The HVCC Staff