Category: From Pastor Bill

Moments of Holy Week

Dear friends, Spring is upon us, and pollen is in the air (and on the cars and everything else in sight). Other than the pollen, I love the beauty of the season and the...

That’s Grace

Dear friends, During our Wednesday evening study on forgiveness, we have reflected on the overflowing and abundant love of God for us and the good news that we get to live in God’s grace...

We’re Ready …

Dear friends, Just over a year ago, at the beginning of January 2016, I invited you as a congregation to begin praying about the possibility of renovating the house on our property so that...

“Up To A Point …”

Dear friends, Tony Campolo tells the story of a day when a man brought his young adult son into Campolo’s office and pushed the son into a chair. The father then began to make...

I’m In Love!

Dear friends, I fell in love at 1:25 am on Saturday! It’s not the first time I have fallen in love. After all, I am a husband and a father. It was at that...

Fresh Starts and New Habits

Dear friends, I am writing this article while also preparing for the first Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting and Bible Study of 2017. For the study, we will be examining sections of Isaiah 43. After...

The Holiday Season & Opportunities

Dear friends, We have entered the holiday season, and there is much to do at church and in other areas of our lives.  These are busy days as you can tell from all the...

Progress

Dear friends, For those who haven’t already heard, we are making good progress on Hope House. After finally receiving our building permit, we have been able to schedule the work that required licensed contractors....

Blessings and Transitions

Dear friends, In conjunction with our work on Hope House, Cara Bolton and Julie Stoops have been working to involve our members in ministry to refugees even while the house is being completed. HVBC...