Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
The Five Love Languages will be presented by Teacher Trudy Wilson starting on Wednesday morning, October 31st. Learn how God has uniquely given each of us a special way to communicate with each other and learn to recognize the love language of others. A valuable communication tool!
Sign up for both classes at the R.I.S.E. Ministries table.
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
P.S. Brandon and his mom and dad and family were in church Sunday. What a fine looking boy!
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Do you thirst for a deeper understanding of God’s Word? Do you desire to strengthen your training for ministry?
The Hydesville Institute of the Bible is designed to provide Bible instruction, practical ministry training and spiritual mentoring for the purpose of reaching the Eel River Valley and beyond with the Love and Message of Jesus Christ.
Upper level 300 courses begin September 10th with *A Woman’s Heart: God’s Dwelling Place (a Beth Moore DVD study) led by Director of Women’s Ministry & Counseling Penny Fregeau and the Master Plan of Evangelism taught by Pastor Jeff Beltz. There may be another class offering as well at this level.
100 and 200 level courses begin September 16th on Sunday mornings at 8:30 AM. These classes will include: Discovering Church Membership (September 16th & 23rd), Discovering Spiritual Maturity (December 2nd & 9th), Network Spiritual Gifts Class (October 14th, 21st & 28th), a two-part Evangelism Class (February 24th & March 2nd) and a two-part Lay Counseling Seminar (November 4th & 11th).
Hydesville Institute of the Bible: Who Are We?
Hydesville Institute of the Bible was established in response to the growing need to disciple and train ministry workers in the North Coast region of California. Hydesville Community Church, was founded in 1898 and has had an affiliation with the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) since 1963. The Senior Pastor of Hydesville Community Church, Michael Delamarian III, has served the church since 1983. At that time the congregation numbered about 50. Today, over 500 people attend, participate and serve in Hydesville Community Church. An active and growing band of believers, Hydesville Community Church is united in the desire to reach the Eel River Valley and disciple believers to change their world for the cause of Christ.
*Beth Moore study also presented Wednesday mornings at 10 AM beginning September 12th .
Monday, July 23, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
We will be studying together on Monday evenings starting September 10th and Wednesday mornings beginning September 12th. We will watch the DVD together and then break into small groups for discussion, share and prayer time. Sign ups will start in a couple of weeks.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
On Tuesday, August 7th at 12:30 in the afternoon, we will be meeting with the women who are camping at Pamplin Grove for a time of prayer and a short devotion. You are welcome to join us. For any information about this camp, contact Velma Bronson.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Sunday, July 1, 2007
Theme of the Retreat: A Costly Pearl: Seeking Jesus As Our Finest Treasure. Special Workshops: Saturday Evening. Food: By the Hydesville Community Church plethora of creative chefs. Just for Fun: Thrift Store Fashion Show - prizes for: “Mother of Pearls” (fashions for a pregnant mother); ”Pearly Gates” (heavenly attire); “String of Pearls” (fashions of the 40’s)”; “Pearls of Wisdom” (the ”smartest” outfit); “the Making of a Pearl “ (most irritating attire); ”Casting Pearls Prize” (the outfit that should be thrown away). No more than $5 may be spent on any outfit.
Join us! More information on the women's ministry table at church or call the church office 768-3767.
Friday, June 15, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
In a phenomenal short passage in Exodus 33, we find the Lord speaking with Moses “face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend.” After some discussion about the waywardness of the people and some pleading on the part of Moses, the Lord tells him “my presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.” Then Moses asks for something else: “I pray You, show me Your glory!” The Lord explained that no one could see His face and live, but that He would pass by Moses, hiding him in a cleft of a rock, and keeping His hand over him until He passed by…then He will take his hand away and Moses could see His back… a glimpse of His glory.
It is so much the heart of God to desire that His people draw close to Him and just spend time in praise, in worship, and just getting to know and understand Him better. And when we make it our desire to focus on Him and seek Him, His very presence can melt away so much of what troubles or concerns us in our lives. It is written in Psalm 73:16-17a, “When I pondered to understand this, it was troublesome in my sight until I came into the sanctuary of God…” “Sanctuary” is a synonym for “retreat”. It is in the putting aside of our daily cares and focusing on God that changes our perspective. Just getting a glimpse of God’s heart for us…I can’t wait.
There are other facets to the retreat – great food, some time of lighthearted fun…but all of that is built around the anticipation of seeking Him. I am so looking forward to this time at TLC, September 28th – 30th. I hope you will be able to join us. Specific sign up information will be coming out shortly. The theme of the retreat is “A Costly Pearl: Seeking Jesus as our Finest Treasure.” I hope to see you there.
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Janet Harward taught a Bible Study focusing on Marriage. The frame of reference for this study was the excellent book Dr. Gil Stieglitz and his wife, Dana, wrote on marriage: How to Be a Godly Wife: God’s Radical Plan for Marriage. This study offered an excellent time for women to cultivate relationships that spanned generational borders. God’s Word has much to say about our role as wives. We also heard a lot of laughter as women discovered our common bonds and humorous situations that sometimes come with marriage. This was a timely and significant study.
Val Childs not only taught a study – she wrote this study. A seminary student, Val Childs has a passion to study and teach the Bible. A group of ladies eagerly studied Old Testament Prophets: Living Life Radically for God. Each week these women learned incredible things the Old Testament Prophets did out of obedience, to demonstrate God’s heart to a watching world. Soap operas have nothing on the Bible! The Bible is the most fascinating book in the world. This study was not only Bible history. This study showed the reality of God’s heart toward us today.
Becca Henry led a group that had a great study on the life of Sarah on the subject of Contentment. After the Easter service at the River Lodge, we started offering Spring Bible study sign-ups and had a variety of subjects available at the Women’s Ministry table. It was readily apparent that contentment was a subject that hit a nerve. In our busy culture of more, more, more, contentment doesn’t come naturally. Becca and her group studied Sarah’s life and how contentment can be a part of our life today. They had opportunities to practically apply what they learned in every day life decisions.
Trudy Wilson taught a “coffee study.” It was called Mocha on the Mount and the study was centered on Christ’s words in the Sermon on the Mount. Not only did they “do” a “coffee study” – they decided to meet at Hot Brew and study the Bible in a comfortable and public place. I loved Trudy’s idea. This worked well since the curriculum had all the Bible verses printed right in the book, so they didn’t have a need to bring along the library! Trudy loves digging into God’s Word and sharing her enthusiasm with her students.
Ruth Davis taught an ongoing Bible study on Friday afternoons on the book of John. Some of our great Senior adults attended and enjoyed this study. Ruth has taught Bible studies in our church for many years and we appreciate her wisdom, insight and practical experience of walking many years with the Lord. She always has great things to share with others.
We are taking a planned rest from the usual busy women’s ministry program so that women may focus on their husbands, families and friends. Typically rainy for many months, our North Coast weather gives us a beautiful break in the summer and many families travel. Enjoy your summer and rest up – because when Fall hits, women’s ministry will be on the move!
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
The Scriptures make it absolutely clear that as we grow in Christ we have a significant responsibility to pass on, mentor and teach the faith to those who have recently come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. In the Apostle Paul’s book to Titus he speaks specifically to women: “But as for you, promote the kind of living that reflects right teaching…Similarly, teach the older women to live in a way that is appropriate for someone serving the Lord. They must not go around speaking evil of others and must not be heavy drinkers. Instead, they should teach others what is good. These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, to live wisely and be pure, to take care of their homes, to do good, and be submissive to their husbands. Then they will not bring shame on the word of God.” NLT
What a considerable responsibility the Lord entrusts to us – especially in this day, in this age and in this geographic locale! Does our culture offer us a lot of help in this area? The answer is increasingly less and less. Whereas once families were more connected and the faith and life skills were more “naturally” transmitted (family members tended to live closer to each other) it is now common to live hundreds of miles away from the rest of our family members. Our culture – especially in the Pacific Northwest (that promotes rugged individualism and self sufficiency ) can distance us from the mentoring relationships that help us grow in the faith and in the concept of community. And beyond this, because of our pioneer beginnings, the Pacific Northwest is a highly unchurched region when compared to other locales in the United States. When we minister and teach, and when the Pastors preach, they cannot assume a Bible literacy that many sections of the country takes for granted. But this is where the church – God’s family – has a wonderful opportunity to speak light into a dark place, be creative and do whatever it takes to reach the lost with the love and message of Jesus Christ.