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2018
February 15

HPC Timeline to the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC)

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October 2014 — HPC members vote 42-0 straw poll to investigate dismissal from PCUSA

January 2015 —1st meeting of Presbytery’s Administrative Commission (AC) including HPC’s Georgia Riedel

March–May 2015 — AC conducts straw poll. HPC members overwhelmingly vote in favor of leaving PCUSA

Spring 2015 — Independent appraisal values HPC church and manse properties @ $1.67 million

Fall 2015–January 2016 — A CPA revises and approves HPC financial statements needed for Presbytery

February 2016 — ...

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2018
February 03

Thank You to the Congregation- 2/3/18

Elders

Dear HPC members, former members, and friends,

This letter of thanks has been a long time in coming. Up until this past week, the best path for our church to leave the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) and join the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) remained unclear. But recent events have made it possible for your elders to see the finish line and to thank you for your role in helping us reach our common goal of leaving the PCUSA for the EPC, a group of like-minded, Bible-based, ...

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2014
December 20

Pastor's Christmas Letter 2014

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." -John 3:16

Do you have that Christmas spirit yet? How can you get in the Christmas mood? Maybe it's going to NYC and seeing "the tree" and all of the window displays on 5th Avenue, or maybe it's shopping or decorating your house. Maybe it's watching your favorite Christmas movie like "Miracle on 34th Street," or "It's a Wonderful LIfe" or "White Christmas."

One ...

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2014
April 16

Pastor's Easter Letter 2014

"He is not Here: For He is risen." -Matthew 28:6

Do you know those types who always walk around with a tune in their head, singing it for everyone to hear? That's not my daughter Emily. If she's got a tune in her head, she's not sharing it with me. Emily loves animals, she loves riding horses, but she doesn't seem to love singing. She didn't even sing Happy Birthday to me on my 50th birthday. So imagine my surprise when Emily joined Shrek, the Rye Neck musical, singing and dancing up on ...

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2013
December 12

Pastor's Christmas Letter 2013

And the angel said to them, "Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will come to all the people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." -Lk. 2:10-11

There's a great conversation in "A Charlie Brown Christmas" between Charlie Brown and Linus as they're walking to the skating pond. It goes like this:

Charlie Brown says, "I think there must be something wrong with me, Linus. Christmas is coming, but I'm not happy. I don't ...

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