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CHURCH PICNIC CANCELLED

Unfortunately, due to yesterday’s heavy rain and today’s inclement weather, it has been decided to cancel the church picnic. It will be rescheduled, so check back here later, or call the church office for the new date.   ~

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Our New Lead Minister

On Sunday afternoon, May 27th, the Presbytery of Westminster inducted Reverend Paddy Eastwood as our new full time lead minister. We rejoice in how God has led both the congregation and Paddy to this point! Prior to receiving the invitation to preach for the Call, Paddy had requested and was granted study leave from May 28 to June 3 at Presbyterian…

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The Final Steps…

PASTORAL CALL TO THE REV. PADDY EASTWOOD Everyone’s asking, “When will the Reverend Paddy Eastwood begin her ministry as full time Lead Minister? She’s already a minister in our congregation, so does she just switch roles and carry on?” The quick answers are soon and no, but that requires an explanation, so here are the final steps: At…

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Study Groups for You

We currently have four study opportunities running at HPC. One is a Bible Study, one is a ‘Stewards by Design’ class, the third is called Theology Café and the fourth is a Book Club. The Wednesday Afternoon Bible Study gathers each week at 1:00 p.m. to focus on learning what God wants us to be and do in our world, but…

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Vacancy News from the Session

At the conclusion of Easter Sunday’s worship service, Haney’s Clerk of Session Gordon Shields read a letter from our Interim Moderator Reverend Bernie Skelding. Following is an excerpt:           “The Congregational Profile (approved by Session), along with a summary of the congregation’s finances, were forwarded to the Ministry Committee of Presbytery…

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Lent & Easter 2018

Celebrating Lent and Easter 2018 at Haney Presbyterian Church Lent is one of the most special seasons of the church year.  We have anticipated and celebrated the birth of Jesus in Advent and Christmas and declared God’s love for the whole world in Epiphany.  Now during Lent we will journey through Jesus’ adult life as…

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From the Desk of the Interim Moderator…

A letter from our Interim Moderator, the Reverend Bernie Skelding, was included in the church bulletin for February 4th.  Copies of the entire letter are available in the Narthex (or, in lieu of any remaining there, check in the church office). Following are excerpts pertaining to the status of our Search process:   As I’m…

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When the Decorations Come Down…

December 3rd marked the start of Advent 2017 — those four weeks of anticipation and preparation that we repeat every year while we await the birthday of the baby Jesus. In our church we decorate the sanctuary with reminders of the season. In addition to the Advent wreath and its candles, there is a Christmas tree, potted poinsettias, a…

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What’s the Scoop on the Search Committee?

As the months pass, our congregation may wonder what progress is being made in the process to find a new full time pastor. The November newsletter contains a letter from our Interim-Moderator Rev. Bernie Skelding and a further letter from him was included as an insert in the worship bulletin for Sunday, November 19th. Session recently…

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Commissioning

How many of us take our church Sunday School and Christian Education programs for granted? They just happen, don’t they? Year after year, every September we send our children back to the usual routine of school, sports, and piano lessons. We resume our bible studies and weekly or monthly group commitments. Do we ever stop to…