News & Announcements

In-Person Church Services Reconvene 

 

Dear Church Family,

As the Session considers the steps we must take to safely re-open the church, your Elders formed a Church Re-opening Task Force to formulate a comprehensive plan. The task force has worked diligently and has submitted such a plan to the Session, which has adopted almost every provision. Following is a very brief outline of the plan.
 

The target date for the first 11:00 am service is June 21 st , subject to receiving additional information about the status of the virus. Sunday School will not be offered until a later, undetermined date. There will be no choir, but there will be soloists and small ensembles. Seating in the sanctuary will be in alternating rows and the non-seated pews will be blocked off to allow for proper social distancing, which must be followed throughout the church. All Bibles, hymnals and other material will be removed from the pew racks. Cleaning and disinfecting guidelines will be in place in the sanctuary, lobbies, bathrooms, and other places where people might go. For both services, the wearing of face masks is strongly recommended. Communion will not be offered at first. Entry into the church will be through either the narthex doors to the sanctuary or the lobby doors near the elevator. The elevator will be operable for only one person or a family at a time. The bathrooms near the elevator are available for worshippers at the 11:00 am service. No food or snacks will be offered for the foreseeable future. For now there will be no nursery. The 8:30 am service will not be offered at this time.

The Session authorized a drive-in worship service to be held in the church parking lot with music provided by the King Street band. The services started on Saturday, April 11 th at 5:00 pm and have continued for seven weeks. These services have been very successful with people worshipping in their vehicles. Visitors have even stopped in off the street to worship. The Session has authorized the King Street service to move into the fellowship hall to worship beginning Saturday, June 6 th . The fellowship hall and bathrooms near the kitchen will be cleaned and disinfected after use. Social distancing will be followed, similar to the rules for the sanctuary. The only doors in use for this service will be the ones leading into the fellowship hall near the kitchen. Only the bathrooms near the kitchen will be used. The entire fellowship hall will be roped off so worshippers cannot wander beyond the fellowship hall area, and those who come to  Sunday worship the next day at 11:00 am will not be able to enter the fellowship hall, but will use entrances outlined above.

The Session wants you to feel and to be safe when indoor worship re-opens. We need each other and want to be with each other as a church family. We eagerly anticipate the time when we can once again rejoice in fellowship with each other. However, now, at the beginning, we must take these measures so we can all worship our Lord without being distracted by concerns over being infected at the place where we should find peace and comfort. You will be kept informed as further decisions are made.

I pray that the God of compassion and all comfort will keep you from harm and bring us together again with joy and thankful hearts to the praise of His glory.

Louis Haynes,
Clerk of Session

Let Us Pray

Beginning June 1 through June 30, the Session is requesting each member and friend of HPC pray for the church.

Some areas of prayer needed, include the following...

UNITY of the body of HPC. Pray that our hearts be open to the will of God as a body of believers and as individuals. Pray that we see each other through the eyes of Christ and speak to one another with loving hearts. 

Pray BLESSINGS over the church....Bless HPC with the love of Christ. Bless HPC with a vibrant body of believers. Bless HPC with a spirit of unity and cooperation.

Pray for the HEALING of Woundedness. Over the years, some have been hurt and wounded. Pray that each individual, who bears these wounds, is able to give them to Jesus so there can be healing. Also, as we proceed forward and step more deeply into our ministry as a body of believers, that we are mindful of others.

Pray for greater TRUST in the Lord. Whatever way the Lord leads us to change, that we fully trust His Lead.

Pray that members of the Pastor Search Committee are unified and that any personal agendas be put aside. Pray that their hearts will be guided by the Holy Spirit, and as a committee, they are in step with God's will.

Pray for the Church Leadership......Deacons, Session, and Pastors.....pray that each one is able to put aside any personal agendas; that each individual in Leadership listens and submits to the will of God. 


Thank you for your dedication, your love, and your prayers!


Sunday Services Being Streamed - Church Building Closed

Our 11am Church Service will ONLY be held via Video Stream on the Church website and on our Facebook page.
Thank you for your patience and understanding in these challenging times

Donating and Tithing

During this time of Social distancing, to make it easier for you to give, we have two ways to reach the church.
1) Secure Online donations HERE 
2) Through the US Mail.  Send to
Hendersonville Presbyterian Church
699 N. Grove St
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Wednesday Service Live Streaming

Join us online on Facebook or Webpage

6:30 PM Wednesday Evenings


Saturday Evening Drive-In Worship Service 5pm

 

Join the King Street Band for Worship Music, Prayer, and Pastor Tom's Sermon.  Happening in the church parking lot.  Park facing the portico.

Check Facebook for any last minute weather related changes.


Update From Pastor Search Committee   (4/21/20 update)

COVID-19 has not slowed down your Pastor Search Committee. Our job posting for the Senior Pastor position at Hendersonville Presbyterian Church has generated an impressive response from a variety of candidates. So the search for our next Senior Pastor is progressing nicely, and we have been actively at work using ZOOM for both our committee meetings and for conducting interviews with the candidates. To date the committee has reviewed over two dozen applications. The PSC will continue to keep you informed through postings on hendersonvillepc.org and through the HPC E-Blast.

Please continue to pray for each individual on the Pastor Search Committee, and that together we will seek the mind of Christ. Pray that God will prepare our future pastor to accomplish His work among us. The search committee can be contacted via email: psc@hendersonvillepc.org.

As a reminder our four job posting documents, the Senior Pastor Vacancy Notice, the Senior Pastor Job Description, the Church Information Form, and the Vision/Mission Statement, can be viewed by simply clicking on the document name, or if you want to see the listing on the EPC web site go to epc.org, then look under the "Resources"  tab, then click on Ministry Staff Opportunities.  The Pastor Search Committee also contacted various seminaries to post our Senior Pastor Opening for their alumni to view and further expand our search radius.


Make a New Year's Resolution - Help With Children's Sunday School 

We are looking for some adults to pair with the children’s Sunday School class, ideally once a quarter.  Due to our Safe Ministry policy, we need a second adult in the classroom.  During this time, you may be asked to help children find a verse, share a faith experience, read words during skits and help with crafts. Being a Sunday School partner is a great way to help build the faith of the children and to show that you think their religious training is important. Please contact Lorna to indicate your availability.


Recently Moved?

Have a new telephone number or e-mail address? The church office staff is currently updating our church directory. Please email us with any changes at office@hendersonvillepc.org. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.