Grief Support Group offered at HRBC

Grief is normal.  Following the death of someone close or another significant loss, many emotions and reactions arise--some overwhelming, some unexpected.  Sometimes it may seem that grief will never end.
Relationships are complicated and unique; the same is true of grief. It may be helpful to join others in the process of grieving, too. The death or other loss may have occurred many years ago but recently triggered. Join us as you are able the first and third Monday of each month starting June 5, 7-8:30pm at Huguenot Road Baptist Church.  This support group is open to those within HRBC’s fellowship as well as community members. If you have questions or if your grief is fresh, please call Alice Waller (leave message), 804-794-1136.
Our own Alice Waller will facilitate this group.  She is a certified thanatologist and has extensive experience with grief and in helping individuals and groups with grief resolution.
 

Join a Summer Reading Group!

Do you compile a reading list each summer?  Have you ever read a book you really wanted to share with others?  This summer, HRBC is combining both and invites you to join one or more of our summer reading groups.  Each group will commit to reading a novel and discuss the implications of the story for people who follow in the way of Jesus.  There is a title for everyone, including families!  Each group will conclude with an activity that engages the group with the heart of the story.  You can register for a group, beginning Sunday, June 4. Each book will cost $5.  Then, plan to attend a kickoff event Sunday, June 25 at 5:00 pm where you can hear an introduction to each book, receive some guidance for reading, and set a discussion schedule.

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis.  Explore the themes of Narnia and how childlike faith in Aslan changes the children who stumble into the world of Narnia through the wardrobe.  Concludes with a viewing of the movie, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.  This is a great activity for families to participate in together! 
Night, a short memoir by Elie Wiesel.  Struggle with the author as he comes to grips with whether the God of his Jewish family can be found in the evil of the Nazi concentration camp.  Concludes with a trip to the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC.

Cry, The Beloved Country, by Alan Patton.  Learn, through the eyes of a Zulu pastor, of how systems established to favor one group of people over other groups tear at the fabric and dignity of humanity created in the image of God.  Follow Umfundisi Stephen Kumalo as he seeks to learn the whereabouts of his son, Absalom, who left home to work in the mines of Johannesburg.  Concludes with a viewing of the film, Cry, the Beloved Country.  

Contact Matthew Hensley for more details! 

Wednesday Night End of Year Celebration is May 24

Wednesday Night End of the Year Celebration - May 24
Come join us at 5:30 pm for an End of the Year Celebration for Wednesday Evening Ministries. We will begin with a covered dish dinner at 5:30 pm. Grilled hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided. Please bring side dishes and desserts to share. Following dinner, at 6:30 pm, we will move to the sanctuary to enjoy our King’s Kids musical production of “A Not So Terrible Parable”. This story is a who done it? based on the story of the Good Samaritan. Don’t miss out on this exciting event with dinner and a show!

 

Heritage Day Offering Goal: $35,000

Heritage Day Offering Goal: $35,000 for . . .

New fencing to help our playground match the rest of our well-cared for campus! Our current fencing is aging, with rust and broken gates. Since this area is used by many groups in our church, as well as many friends in our neighborhood, we want to make sure it is as safe and inviting as the rest of our campus is. Your gifts will enable new aluminum fencing to be installed around the area, as well as one large piece of equipment to replace one that is broken. You’ll be seeing more pictures and more information in the coming weeks!

 

New Session of Small Groups Start Wednesday, Feb. 8

Classes start t 6:30 pm

Class choices:

Vocation:  How does God Call Us to Live Our Faith? -led by Mollie Greenhill, room 104/105

Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World - led by Norma Pohle, room 125

Jesus' Final Week - led by Pastor Bob Lee, room 102/103

The Good and Beautiful God - a men's study led by Matthew Hensley, room 116/117

A study of the book of Exodus - led by David Cottrell, room 122/123

Wednesday Night Small Groups Resume on Feb. 8

Small group Bible studies begin a new session on Wednesday, February 8 at 6:30 pm.  David Cottrell will lead an in-depth study in the book of Exodus.  There will be two women's groups, led by Mollie Greenhill and Norma Pohle.  Pastor Bob will lead a group in Bible study, and a new men's group will study the book, The Good and Beautiful God.  If you have been involved in the past, we look forward to your return.  If you are looking to join a small group study, now is the perfect time!