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Archives (2010 Issues)


December 2011 - opens in a new window (or tab)

The holidays are here with all their bluster and busyness, and this month's newsletter can help. This issue contains gift ideas, our advent schedule, and anchors for your sanity. Just click above for all of this and more!

November 2011 - opens in a new window (or tab)

As we prepare our hearts to give thanks, Pastor John and Pastor Kent both have very important thoughts to share with us.

October 2011 - opens in a new window (or tab)

The air smells different, feels different. Sunsets take on a golden glow. Harvest, cinnamon, spices, pumpkin, October. Pastor Kent reflects on 2 years of ministry, and we prepare our hearts for God's gracious bounty.

September 2011 - opens in a new window (or tab)

"Change is all around us this month! It's back to school for some of us and back to work for others. The fall clothes might start making their way out of storage and the less space-consuming summer clothes will get put away. Some leaves may start to change from their summer green into red, gold, or brown. Footballs will fly through the air and fewer thunderstorms will rage across the landscape." - - - This is from Pastor Kent's article in the September Herald. To learn about other changes at HCOB and about the one thing that won't ever change, click on the link above.

August 2011 - opens in a new window (or tab)

We're in the final stetch of summer, and readying for the start of a new ministry season. Click on the link above to keep up-to-date with what's going on by checking out the latest Herald. Pastor John reminds us about Rally Day and the importance of bringing new people into our fellowship. Pastor Kent reminds us about the importance of keeping our connections within the family at HCOB growing and healthy. All this and much more!

July 2011 - opens in a new window (or tab)

Here's a sample of this month's herald from Pastor John: "As you will read in this newsletter there are exciting things going on during the summer months! From exciting worship experiences being planned, to a GREAT Summer Sunday School line up of teachers on the theme of "The Fruit of the Spirit," to life-changing Youth Missions activities, to work on our Habitat House, to assembling Disaster Relief Clean Up Buckets, our ministries and mission continue strong! Don't allow yourself to sleep through the summer or you will be left behind!"If that doesn't make you want to read the rest of the Herald, what will?!? Click on the link above to indulge yourself!

June 2011 - opens in a new window (or tab)

Summer is here and we have the scoop on Summer Adult Sunday School, and we have summer safety tips as well. Pastor John will invite you to our celebration of Pentecost, and Pastor Kent will remind us all of The Blood that made Pentecost possible. Click the link above to read all this and more.

May 2011 - opens in a new window (or tab)

"May Day, May Day," is a familiar distress call. Pastor John will encourage us to answer that call in this issue of The Herald. Pastor Kent passes along some advice he received recently. We have VBS information and registration inside, and an informative article on the responsible use of antibiotics.

April 2011 - opens in a new window (or tab)

Our Easter issue is packed with dates, events, and info that will keep you connected to the body of believers at HCOB. Pastor John shares some thoughts on how to grow in Christ-like character. Pastor Kent encourages us to train like park rangers.

March 2011 - opens in a new window (or tab)

Warm winds make us think spring as Pastor John shares with us about renewal. As winter retreats, Pastor Kent will encourage our hearts with news about the annual youth winter retreat. And we'll help you with all the other information you need to stay connected at HCOB.

February 2011 - opens in a new window (or tab)

It's almost Valentine's day and Pastor John is encouraging us to show love to the lonely. Pastor Kent reminds us of the power and growth that can result when we humbly and honestly admit our ignorance. All this and much more is in this issue of the Herald.

January 2011 - opens in a new window (or tab)

Click on the link above to get a preview of some of the wonderful things that Jesus will be doing in the new year!

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to community,

that is

to understanding,



mutual valuing"


- Rollo May