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June 2017 - opens in a new window (or tab)

As Karen Rice writes in her column this month, "Hooray for summer! We are so excited to enjoy the adventures of summer and all that God has planned for us!" Click the link above to discover more.

 

May 2017 - opens in a new window (or tab)

The earth is full of flowers, and this month's Herald is full of hope. Open it and enjoy!

 

April 2017 - opens in a new window (or tab)

The healing rains of Spring usher April towards the flowering hope of Easter. Enjoy this month's Herald, celebrating our Salvation in Christ!

March 2017 - opens in a new window (or tab)

March. Even the name of the month is instructive. Don't let winter keep you in a stand still. Rise. March. March on with all believers to the Supper, and the Cross. Further, to the Tomb. You'll need encouragement for the March, and it can be found within the pages of this month's Herald.

February 2017 - opens in a new window (or tab)

This Herald is like the last and the one before it. It's like the days that make up your life, which can seem like endless waves on a fishless sea; It can leave you feeling more empty than your fishless nets. But open the pages again, face today afresh; let Jesus speak into your life and see if He doesn't amaze you in all the common places in which you must walk. Pastor Pete will explain on the first page of this month's Herald. Click above to read it.

January 2017 - opens in a new window (or tab)

Christ says, "Behold, I am making all things new," and we stand on the threshold of a new year with hope as bright as the promise of God. Enjoy this new issue of the Hempfield Herald.

December 2016 - opens in a new window (or tab)

Wonder, comfort, celebration, and cheer are all elements of this blessed Christmas Season; they are also found in the latest Hempfield Herald. Click above to discover more.

November 2016 - opens in a new window (or tab)

Whet your appetite for Thanksgiving with some food for thought. We have it served up for you in this month's Herald, just click the link above.

October 2016 - opens in a new window (or tab)

God is The Artist. He displays his creativity in nature through the colors and smells and wonderful harvests. He displays his creativity in our church through the collective ministries of our body. You may read about His current creative endeavors in this month's Herald. Click above to read it.

September 2016 - opens in a new window (or tab)

Bright blessed days, cool sacred nights, fall approaches and, with it, the beginning of a new ministry year. The latest herald will keep you informed about the happenings at Hempfield. Click above to read it.

August 2016 - opens in a new window (or tab)

Just a few weeks of summer remain and this month's herald can help guide you through it. Click above to read it.

 

July 2016 - opens in a new window (or tab)

We have crossed the threshold, and summer is here full on; with it's long days, slow bake, and rising humidity. But there's an encouraging breeze coming through the Spirit and from the throne of God. See if you detect its currents in the latest herald. Click above to read it.

 

June 2016 - opens in a new window (or tab)

We are on the threshold of summer. Longer days, higher temperatures, and a blissful pause from all the spring rains. Celebrate the bright start of June by clicking above to read the latest Herald.

 

May 2016 - opens in a new window (or tab)

It remains to be seen if the late April showers will bring May flowers, but there's a bouquet of blessings in this issue of the herald for you. Just click above.

 

April 2016 - opens in a new window (or tab)

Easter is past, but the resurrection life it brought is just beginning. It's around us with every new flower that blooms, with the warmth of the breeze, with the greening of our land. Resurrection life is found in the pages of this month's Herald as well. Click above to learn more.

 

March 2016 - opens in a new window (or tab)

It's March and the warm sun of righteousness has arisen with healing in His wings. Click on the link above to read the healing and informative articles in this month's Herald.

 

February 2016 - opens in a new window (or tab)

We trust that shovels, showers, and sunlight have dug you out of the winter storm. Let Pastor Pete, Pastor Doug, and Pastor Kent dig you out of any chill that lingers on your soul. Click the link above for warm encouragement and current happenings at Hempfield COB.

 

January 2016 - opens in a new window (or tab)

Start your new year off right! This issue has THREE MUST READ Articles for injecting HOPE into your new year. It's so exciting that it's worth SHOUTING about. So, please, do yourself a favor, and click the link above, and by the grace of God may our pastors shepherd you to the green pastures of hope and beside the still waters of peace!

 

December 2015 - opens in a new window (or tab)

It's the most wonderful time of the year, in so many ways -- and yet it is a very busy time of year too, so much is happening, stay encouraged, Christ-centered, and up to date with the latest Hempfield Herald. Just lick the link above (I tripple dog dare you).

November 2015 - opens in a new window (or tab)

The breeze is crisp and fragrant. Cinnamon and pumpkin, turkey and cranberry fill our imaginations. The Holiday's approach and the Herald will keep you informed on everything happening at HCOB. Click the link above.

October 2015 - opens in a new window (or tab)

Leaves are falling, but our spirits are soaring; the air is cooling but our hearts are warming. It's October at HCOB and God is doing incredible things. Click the link above to find out more.

September 2015 - opens in a new window (or tab)

This is the time of year when the church regroups, regathers, and comes alive. We are doing so very, very much right now, and we have the details in our latest Herald for you, along with a timely warning from Pastor Pete. Click the link above to enjoy it all!

August 2015 - opens in a new window (or tab)

We are in the final stretch of summer and we are keeping you posted on everything that's happening in the latest herald. Click above to read all about it.

July 2015 - opens in a new window (or tab)

Midsummer encouragement for your joy and insights for your reflection in our latest Herald. Click the link above to dive in.

June 2015 - opens in a new window (or tab)

Don't waste your summer. Encouragement and exhortation await within the pages of our June Herald. Click above and be enlightened.

May 2015 - opens in a new window (or tab)

Lo, the flowery month is come! March winds and April Showers have done their work, and the earth is all bedecked with beauty Come my soul, put on thine holiday attire and go forth to gather garlands of heavenly thoughts - C. H. Spurgeon - garlands of grace await within the pages of this month's Herald. Enjoy!

April 2015 - opens in a new window (or tab)

Among the many blessings of spring is the Celebration of The Resurrection. This month's Herald will help you celebrate the Victory Christ wrought for us...

March 2015 - opens in a new window (or tab)

The most extraordinary thing just happened. Pastor Pete will tell you about it inside this issue ...

February 2015 - opens in a new window (or tab)

February's Herald holds some lenten warmth for hearts that need it, like yours...

January 2015 - opens in a new window (or tab)

New, exciting, and heavy-laden with hope, 2015 is here and so is the new issue of The Herald...

December 2014 - opens in a new window (or tab)

It's the most wonderful time of the year...O Come let us adore Him...Merry Christmas...

November 2014 - opens in a new window (or tab)

So much to appreciate! So much for which to be thankful! We are blessed! O Give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name, then click the link above to read about our blessings, present and upcomming in the November Herald.

October 2014 - opens in a new window (or tab)

October has arrived with cool evenings, beautiful sunsets, crisp air, and trees that begin to blaze with color. Our new Herald is available for you to peruse while you sip on a refreshing cup of cider. Click the link above.

September 2014 - opens in a new window (or tab)

September has arrived quicker than ever. Slow the pace down a bit with this month's Herald and see what's coming up this fall at HCOB. You may even discover a bit about this year's Family Christmas Celebration! Click above to learn more.

August 2014 - (not available)

There was no August 2014 edition of the Herald. We apologize for the inconvenience.

July 2014 - opens in a new window (or tab)

July is HOT, so this month's herald will help you stay cool. Pastor Pete will explain in our opening column if you click the link above.

June 2014 - opens in a new window (or tab)

In this time of sun and warmth, there's a gentle wind of hope blowing and you can feel it in the latest Herald. Click above to be refreshed.

May 2014 - opens in a new window (or tab)

The Month of Flowers is here, and Jesus is The Rose of Sharon. This month Pastor Pete will encourage you to tell and retell the story of Jesus and Pastor Kent will encourage you to do so with humility and wisdom.

April 2014 - opens in a new window (or tab)

In this month's Herald Easter approaches with many reasons to rejoice.

March 2014 - opens in a new window (or tab)

Spring is a time for new life and our Servant team outlines their vision for our church in this month's Herald.

February 2014 - opens in a new window (or tab)

It's cold outside, but Pastors Kent and Pete have some wonderful thoughts in this month's Herald to warm you up; they just might keep you from freezing to death - for real. Read on!

January 2014 - opens in a new window (or tab)

Another new year is upon us. Time has flown. Pastors Pete and Kent will start your year with some encouraging thoughts, and we'll keep you up to date on everything that is happening in the beginning of 2014!

December 2013 - opens in a new window (or tab)

Love came down, became flesh. Kent and Pete offer some thoughts to make your advent season even brighter, and we have information on everything that's happening at our church. It is all inside this month's Herald. Just click above to read it.

November 2013 - opens in a new window (or tab)

Thanksgiving approaches and Pastor Pete's article will give you wonderful and extremely practical advice about giving thanks. If you've ever been blind-sided by a task on your calendar, Pastor Kent's article will encourage your hearts. Click above to read these articles and the other information we have for you in this issue!

October 2013 - opens in a new window (or tab)

In October's Herald Pastor Pete will tell us how to measure success, and Pastor Kent will celebrate the many successes of Outbreak! And so much more...

September 2013 - opens in a new window (or tab)

September the harvest begins. When God wants to harvest he touches hearts. In this month's Herald you can learn about how God has been touching Pastor Kent's heart and what God is doing in the hearts of those on our church Leadership team. Read on! It's exciting!

August 2013 - opens in a new window (or tab)

August is here already! As you recover from that realization, you may want to peruse the latest Herald. In it, Pastor Kent will give you a different way of looking at conflict, Pastor Pete will give you something to MARVEL over, and we will spotlight our Evangelism Team. Click the link to read this month's Herald.

July 2013 - opens in a new window (or tab)

Summer saps spiritual strength, but it doesn't have to. Read this month's Herald to discover ways to stay connected with God and with His people to stay spiritually strong even when the heat comes.

(Webmaster's note: if you can relate to this, you may want to check out Jeremiah 17:7-8 as well)

June 2013 - opens in a new window (or tab)

Two questions start off our summer. Where shall we buy bread? And who are you? See what our pastors have to say in our June issue.

May 2013 - opens in a new window (or tab)

It is the month of flowers and God is at work everywhere around us. Read what a butterfly taught Pastor Pete, and find encouragement as Kent faces the rest of his life with an AARP card.

April 2013 - opens in a new window (or tab)

Easter is over. So now what? Check inside this issue to find out.

March 2013 - opens in a new window (or tab)

Easter approaches, and Pastor Pete has some thoughts about what to do with Easter. Pastor Kent celebrates when heaven exploded. Much more.

February 2013 - opens in a new window (or tab)

Ahhh Valentine's Day is coming. Love. In this issue Pastor Kent reminds us of the Love God has for us, and Pastor Pete will encourage you to share it with others. All this and much more, just one click away.

January 2013 - opens in a new window (or tab)

Start your new year off right - by keeping up with all that's happening in our church as we begin 2013. Click above to read the first Herald of the new year!

December 2012 - opens in a new window (or tab)

Our last issue for this year, but it's loaded with good advice and the information you need to help keep you on-track with Hempfield COB events during this hectic time of year.

November 2012 - opens in a new window (or tab)

We are so blessed. In this month of praise and this season of thanksgiving our Herald will be just one of many expressions of God's bounty, but it's one you don't want to miss, so click above to read every word.

October 2012 - opens in a new window (or tab)

Our October issue is loaded with helpful, insightful articles. Pastor Pete will help you plan the most incredible trip you will ever take. During this month when so many homes are adorned with spooky decorations, Pastor Kent will give you wisdom on overcoming one of the fears most common amongst Christians. We even offer a daily prayer from John Eldredge that covers just about everything. Click above to read all this and more.

September 2012 - opens in a new window (or tab)

Don't miss Pastor Pete's first Herald article, "The First Day," a chrysostomatic
look at what God was doing in creation and is still doing in us at Hempfield Church of the Brethren.

August 2012 - opens in a new window (or tab)

We're gearing up for a new ministry season at HCOB and this issue will help you to get ready. The first article will prepare your heart for all the good things that are coming in the months ahead. Click the link above (the month name) to open a new window containing the .pdf version of The Herald.

July 2012 - opens in a new window (or tab)

Beat the summer heat. Stay inside with a cool glass of lemonade and the latest edition of the Herald! Click the link above

 

June 2012 - opens in a new window (or tab)

Meet the Kontras. Pastor Kent tells shares thoughts on change and constancy. There is a special note of thanks from Pastor John and Peggie. Click above to read all this and more!

 

May 2012 - opens in a new window (or tab)

Important information is enclosed regarding our pastoral candidate, meetings, proposed timetables, and pastoring/shepherding responsibilities during the transition. Pastor Kent has a bundle of encouragement for fearful saints. Information on our upcoming VBS. And much more.

 

April 2012 - opens in a new window (or tab)

April opens with Holy Week and Easter Joy! Our April issue is loaded with blessings that are just one mouse-click away!

 

March 2012 - opens in a new window (or tab)

March is here already, and with it the warm winds of winter give way to the warm winds of spring. It's hard for any wind to blow a digital newsletter out of your hands, so click above and get your digital copy of the March Herald today!

 

February 2012 - opens in a new window (or tab)

February brings encouragement from Pastor John and a sweet song from Pastors Geoff and Kent! There are other treats in store for you as well. Click above to read the February Herald!

 

January 2012 - opens in a new window (or tab)

A new year comes and reminds us that God is in Christ making all things new. Click to get a hint of what God has in store for us in the coming weeks.

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to community,

that is

to understanding,

intimacy,

and

mutual valuing"

 

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