Summertime Pursuits

Categories: Church

Many of us heave a sigh of contentment as summertime arrives. Longer days and evenings free of the usual routine of school and meetings mean time to pursue more leisure activities with our friends and families.  Time to putter in the garden or garage. Time to hit the beach or go camping. Time to sit and read … or, just take a deep breath and do some pondering.

The church’s mid-week groups are winding down during June. They’ll be on hiatus over July and August, planning to return with fresh enthusiasm in September.

But never fear! There are lots of things to do within the HPC community throughout the summer.

  • Worship Services continue at 10:00 a.m. every Sunday morning.
  • Summer Sunday School classes are Sunday mornings for children ages 3 – 9.
  • Coffee Hour still happens in the church library every Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m.
  • The church’s Library can be accessed for adult and children’s books — fiction and non-fiction — whenever the church is open, which is usually Tuesday through Friday mornings, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and on Sunday mornings.
  • The Haney Adult Barbeque happens at the Garvins’ on July 6th at 5:30 p.m. (Check details in the June newsletter or weekly bulletins. A sign up sheet will be posted in the narthex.)
  • Vacation Bible School for children ages 3 – 12 will be held August 19 – 23, 9:00 a.m. until noon. Registration forms are available in the church narthex or office, and a PDF copy can also be downloaded from the website’s VBS page HERE.
  • Camp Douglas is in session all summer long, with camps for children ages 5 – 13, youth, women and families, too. Check out their website (HERE) for their schedule. Camp Douglas is “on a beautiful ten-acre site near Roberts Creek, between Gibsons and Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast. The property includes both a private waterfront and a large patch of old growth rainforest.”


“… he said to them, ‘Come with me by yourselves
to a quiet place and get some rest.’
So they went away by themselves
in a boat to a solitary place.”

[Mark 6:31-32]

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