Called To Be Peacemakers

  Dear Church Family and Community,   Our family loves games. Board games, card games, yard games, video games…you name it, we’ll try it and probably love it. As part of our quarantine, we have been trying to be more intentional of playing some of these games. The one we...

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What is Joy?

  Dear Church Family and Community,   A little while back, my wife kindly reminded me that being physically in a space is not even close to being actually present in that same space and time. It wasn’t harsh, but quite loving actually. It caught me off guard, but was...

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On-Site Church Programming Pause Continues

  In mid-March, when the Pastoral Staff and Church Board initially made the decision not to have worship services or other programming at our church building, we announced that we would suspend all on-site group gatherings through April 18. We wanted to update that notice to let you know that...

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A Season of Growing

  Dear Church Family and Community,   I have been thinking of this Henri Nouwen quote recently. It sprang forth during a Q&A session following a speaking engagement. An exhausted and overwhelmed parent steps up and asks, “What do I do with my exhausting and overwhelming child?” Perhaps you can...

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Easter Week, April 12

  Alleluia! Christ Is Risen! Though we are not able to meet together in person this Easter, let’s join our hearts together in praise and worship of our risen King! Below you will find several ways to participate in worship and prayer with others from HBIC! We invite you to...

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Holy Week

  Dear Church Family and Community,   I hope this finds you all keeping safe and doing well. You have been in my prayers. This has been a challenging season on so many levels. It has also been a chance for us to focus on being present, invest even more...

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Maundy Thursday Virtual Service

  As part of our Holy Week remembrances, we will be hosting a special Maundy Thursday Virtual Service.   Of course, you’ll need to do some of the prep for this evening – hopefully you can get to a store before Thursday evening to pick up some bread and grape...

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