Category: From Pastor Bill

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...

Deacon Nominations – A Different Process

Dear friends, As we approach the beginning of another school year and new church year, we are also entering the season in which we invite you to nominate fellow members to serve as deacons....

God Sightings …

Dear friends, As I write, we are in the middle of Vacation Bible School, and I want to acknowledge once again how grateful I am to be part of a congregation that places a...

July at Hope Valley Baptist Church …

Dear friends, July is always a busy but exciting month at HVBC, and I am eagerly anticipating Cave Quest VBS. This promises to be a great week, and I appreciate all the work that...

This Wild Life

Dear friends, I write this column in Danville, VA, where I am with 12 youth and 2 other adults to participate in Passport Missions Camp. I feel exceptionally blessed to spend this time with...

Operation InAsMuch

Dear friends, It was such a blessing to be part of Operation Inasmuch again. Thanks to all who participated by being present in person or contributing to our various collections. We don’t have a...

Homecoming

Acts 2 describes a dramatic and transformative moment in the unfolding of God’s work in the world. After His death and resurrection, Luke tells us in Acts 1 that Jesus had ascended to heaven,...

Much is Happening

While attending a conference recently, one of the speakers quoted a former seminary professor, John Hendrix. Dr. Hendrix taught in the Christian Education area, and when he was teaching about ministry and the way...