Journey to Bethlehem
Sunday, December 5
5:00 – 8:00 pm
We are welcoming the return of this annual tradition at HPC, as we recreate Journey to Bethlehem in a refreshed way that is meaningful, yet also safe for all our participants and guests. Come and enjoy a tour of the sights, sounds, and events of the first Christmas, when Jesus was born.
This is a walking tour throughout our building and grounds, in an open-house atmosphere. There is something for every age! Come when you are able, and stay as long as you like.
This is a free, community event.
Please join the Deacons this year in reaching out to the needy families in our community through the Angel Tree ministry. Choose a gift donation by clicking on the link below. Buy the gift and return it UNWRAPPED with the gift identification number to the church by Sunday, December 5. Please leave the gift in the fireside room next to the atrium. Click here to sign up to provide an Angel Tree gift for local children this Christmas.
Advent at Home
Advent is a time of preparation and waiting. We prepare our hearts and lives for the birth of the baby Jesus. In this time of waiting, we can adopt spiritual practices that help to center and prepare us. In this season of Advent, consider some of these devotional materials
Printed devotional resources are available in the Atrium or can be digitally sent to your home. Several styles are available.
CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES: An Illustrated Advent for Families is a resource that offers 4 weekly scriptures, reflections, pondering questions, and activities. This is a perfect resource for families, and young at heart who enjoy creativity.
ADULTS: A more traditional resource published by the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary can be downloaded here. Paper copies are available in the HPC Atrium, or you can request the daily devotion to be delivered by email, or through the seminary app. Check out www.pts.edu for a variety of options.
Join the HPC staff in their daily devotionals as they prepare during this Advent season. Click the picture or title above to view our Devotional Blog.
The PCUSA Daily Prayer App (for iPhone users) provides brief services for Daily Prayer based on the Presbyterian Book of Common Worship, including: psalms for the day, readings from the daily lectionary, and prayers of thanksgiving and intercession.