HAMPTON E-NEWS I June 21, 2018

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Philippians 2:1-11 | Rev. Ryan Pixton

Raising Kids to Live “I’m Third”

PCUSA Mission Co-workers in Niger

Dear Friends,

Some of you are familiar with Rachel and Michael Ludwig who are currently serving as PCUSA Mission Co-workers in Niger. Rachel grew up in Pittsburgh and Michael attended seminary here. Since 2014, they've been serving in Niger with the Evangelical Church in the Republic of Niger (EERN) where they're involved with Community Health Evangelism, a ministry that seeks to help the nation, enhance relationships between Christian and Muslims, and provide a welcomed way of sharing the good news of Christ.

On Wednesday, July 18, you (and as many people from your congregation would like to attend) are invited to Elfinwild Presbyterian Church at 7:00 PM to hear about the Ludwig families' work in Niger. A number of our North Branch churches, as well as others throughout the Presbytery, support the Ludwig's, and this will provide an opportunity for all of us to hear about their on-going ministry together. We will be meeting in the fellowship hall and light refreshments will be available to enjoy.

The Ludwigs will be traveling with President Kadade, the leader of the Evangelical Church in Niger. As part of his trip the United States, he is attending the General Assembly as well as the RCA (Reformed Church in America) General Synod so it will be quite the privilege and opportunity to meet with him in a smaller setting.

One last note of encouragement: this is an excellent event for your mission committee to attend together. The combination of hearing from both sides of the mission co-worker partnership is unique and I believe will be of benefit to all who attend.

There is no cost to attend, but we are asking that you RSVP with an approximate number so we can plan accordingly. You can register
online. Registration is by congregation but if your plans change, feel free to submit additional registrations using the same form. The deadline for registrations is Thursday, July 12. If you have any questions, please email Cathy Nelson.

Mission Moment

Hosanna Industries is a faith-rooted, non-profit mission whose work helps our impoverished neighbors. Hosanna builds and repairs home for the needy; teaches and leads classes and workshops in art, nature and spirituality; provides help to areas of disaster; and provides volunteer opportunities for ALL skill levels and ages.  

PLEASE NOTE:  We are nearing the end of the Second Quarter and another mission payment is to be made.  Be sure to keep your pledge to the mission and ministry of HPC up to date.  Or maybe you’d like to start supporting.  A new method of giving is available.  Check it out here:  https://hpcusa.breezechms.com/give/online

Volunteers for Vacation Bible School

Please consider joining our team of volunteers for VBS.  We have volunteer opportunities and sign up form on our web page and in the Greeting Area. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Karen Shumaker, Christian Education Director.

We will have orientation options for our VBS volunteers.  (Just come to one of the times.)

· Sunday, July 8 @ 9:30 am in the Hospitality Room

· Sunday, July 8 @ 11:00 am in the Hospitality Room

· Tuesday, July 10 @ 7:00 pm in the Hospitality Room

HPC Pictorial Phone Directory

We will be making a pictorial phone directory, 2018-2019. Look for an email with dates and more information. For now, think about a picture that you would want to submit for this directory.

NHCO provides HomeMeds screenings for seniors

North Hills Community Outreach offers free HomeMeds medication safety screenings for seniors living in northern Allegheny County, north of the City of Pittsburgh. The screenings help seniors understand their medications, assess whether the medications are working for them, and keep track of medications. Contact Cathy at 412-307-0069 extension 3313.

Northside Common Ministries

Nominations are now being accepted for the Celebration of Humanity Awards honoring volunteers doing great work with homeless and hungry individuals in our community. To nominate an adult, youth (under 21) or Congregation for Northside Common Ministries annual award visit our website at www.ncmin.org.

Sunday Programming

HPC Nursery

· Up to 3 yrs., Rm. 220. (9:30 & 11:00 a.m. Services)

HPC Kids Children’s Church (9:30 a.m.)

· Room 306:   Age 3 (potty trained) - Entering Grade 2.

                               After Dismissal in Worship


Adult Education


HPC Kids 1 and HPC Kids 2 (click on link to go to HPC Kids Webpage)

SUMMER BREAK -- HPC Kids1 and 2 will resume in September

HPC Kids I (9:30 a.m.)
Room 302: Age 3 (Potty trained) - PreK.
Room 300: Grades K - 2.
Room 303: Grades 3 - 5.

HPC Kids II (11:00 a.m.)
Room 302: Age 3 (Potty trained) - PreK.
Room 306: Grades K-5th.  Kids begin in large group and then move to small groups.

HPC Kids Evening


(6:00-7:30 p.m. on the 2nd & 4th Sunday)

Join us in the Fall to give your kids the opportunity to run, play, snack and learn about God on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month. Friends are welcome.

K2 Kicks for Grades K - 2 meets in Room 306.

Club 345 for Grades 3 - 5 meets in Room 309.

HPC Youth

SUMMER BREAK  (click on link to go to HPC Youth Webpage)

Room 201:     11:00 a.m., Middle School Madness (Grades 6-8).

Youth Room:  11:00 a.m., Sr. High Café (Grades 9-12).

SNL Sunday Evening. 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday Night Live (Grades 6-12).

Music Programming   (click on link to go to Music Ministry Webpage)

Thursdays, Turningpoint Band at 6:30 p.m.

For more information regarding Music Programming, call or text Ginny Dawson, 724-544-6775.

Events - Mark Your Calendar

NWMC Conference

The New Wilmington Mission Conference will be held on July 20-27 this year. Don’t miss out on an event that nurtures your faith and supports our missionaries, http://nwmcmission.org.

Faith Night. Pirates vs. Mets! July 27 at 7:05 p.m.

Join us for a night of baseball and fellowship!  Tickets are booked for the field level of the third base line. The price is $35 each and that includes $10 for concessions. Tickets can be reserved in the Greeting Area on Sundays after the services. Payment is due at the time of reservation. Sponsored by Congregational Life, Karen Schmidt, Chair 412-867-6416.

Vacation Bible School

Spaces are filling up quickly, please get your registration forms in! Kids ages 4 years old through those completing 5th grade are invited to join us for Vacation Bible School on July 16-20 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., “Shipwrecked:  Rescued by Jesus”.  Venture with us onto an uncharted island and become anchored in the truth that Jesus carries us through life’s storms. Download Registration Form.

Church Picnic

Join us on Sunday, August 26th for our Church Picnic! Worship will begin at 10:00 a.m. in Sanctuary and the Picnic will follow at 11:30 a.m. outside at the Pavilion and lawn area. Have the children bring their bathing suits for the slip n slide. There will be lots of great food, fellowship and fun! If your last name begins with:

    A-M, please bring a side dish
   N-R, please bring a salad
   S-Z, please bring a dessert

Adult Mission Trip
Adult Mission Trip scheduled for Sunday October 14  likely to Friday October 19 going to St. Albans WV and working with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Sign-up sheet on lobby desk. Contact Jim Janovsky.

Counting Schedule

6/17         M.Larson, B.Veldkamp, C.Watenpool, G.Scott

6/24         R.Richardson, S.Gilmour, J.Richardson, T.Fennell

7/1       J.Schmidt, B.Schmidt, A.Flanders, S.Haberlein

7/8       H.Steiner, J.Bacurin, K.Fanuele, C.Salinski        

7/15     P.DeBaldo, A.Bradley, A.Dawson, B.DeWitt        

7/22     A.Mendell, C.Niehaus, G.Hunzeker, S.O’Donnell

7/29     J&J Janovsky, T.Stormer, J.Courson

Alternates are Sissy Molnar and Dan Baird.

NOTE:   A Trustee must be present in each group.  Trustees please contact another trustee when switching, unless the team has 2 Trustees

serving in same group.

Turningpoint (9:30 a.m.) Usher Families

6/17    Kretz

6/24    Lavezoli

7/1      Korber D. and Lane

7/8      Longwell

7/15    Kushon, G and Kushon T

7/22    Kornick and Lawler

7/29    Lenyk and Liggett

Turningpoint Ushers are needed during 9:30 worship to greet, collect the Offering and hand out the bulletin listing Announcements. We ask that those who worship at the Turningpoint Service take a turn. The commitment to serve as Usher is only once per year. Help yourself to one of the greeting sheets located on the Information Desk.

Please email hpcusa@hamptonpresbyterian.org to be placed on the schedule, if you are not already serving. To be removed from the schedule, you can email same.

If you have a scheduling conflict, please find your replacement by contacting one of the other family members listed on the schedule. The schedule is posted on the Bulletin Board in the Greeting Area.

 All of us working together for the Glory of God will continue to bless our Hampton Presbyterian Church Family.  Thanks so much for serving.

Communion Servers for July 1

Turningpoint Servers:  J.Herndon, G.Hunzeker, C.Knox, S.O’Donnell, R.Richardson, J.Richardson

Sanctuary Servers:  J and J Janovsky, C. Salinsky, C. Anderson

Bible Study and Small Groups

Adult Small Groups

If you aren’t already connected to a Small Group or Bible Study, please prayerfully consider joining one this fall. It’s a great way to grow in your relationship with God and others!  If interested in getting involved, please contact the Christian Education Director.

Women’s Prayer Circle

2nd Thursday of each month, 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Prayer Room.

Women’s Friday a.m. Bible Study


9:45 a.m. in the Hospitality Room. Sissy Molnar, Facilitator.

Men’s Friday Bible Study at 6:30-8:30 a.m. 


Wednesday a.m. Bible Study


10:00-11:00 a.m. in the Library. Rush Hodgin, Facilitator.

Small Group for Parents of Young Kids


2nd Sunday of each month, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in Room 202.  Nursery Open.

Mom’s Group


2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, at 9:15-10:45 a.m. in room 309. Nursery Open.


HPC Softball Team
Dave Breathauer at brethauer_dj@yahoo.com.

Cycling on Saturdays at 8:00 am
We meet in the church parking lot, and head out for fun and adventure during a 15-20 mile bike ride. Come out and enjoy the good fellowship!



Co-ed Volleyball on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. If you have any questions, please call Rob Schmidt at 724-655-4433.



Basketball will start up in the fall at 7:00 p.m. Play is in Fellowship Hall. If you have any questions, please contact Jeff DeBaldo.


PAPEN (Pennsylvania Professional Employment Network) is a Pittsburgh-based networking organization that helps participants advance their careers. They are a nonprofit organization that only exists to benefit those in the community seeking job opportunities via networking. Their funding comes from donations.

Most participants of PAPEN work in professional, managerial, or technical fields, but no one is turned away. They usually have ten or more years of experience, but some are students or recent graduates. All live in the Pittsburgh area, are interested in moving here, and/or believe in the power of networking.

They group meets at Hampton Presbyterian Church every Monday beginning at 9:00 a.m. in Room 306. A donation of $10 is recommended. Click on the link for more information,  www.papen.us.

The HPC App!
Some of you may not be aware of this.  HPC has an App!  It is available on Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=Hampton%20Presbyterian%20Church&c=apps&hl=en and the Apple App Store: Just type in "Hampton Presbyterian Church” in the search bar.         IT’S FREE!  And it connects you to all the things that are super cool about HPC.

Online/Mobile Giving

There's a new way to support HPC!   Please discontinue the use of the PushPay website or app. You can support the Ministry of Hampton Presbyterian Church electronically through the Breeze website. Breeze uses industry standard security and encryption so your personal information is safe and secure.  With Breeze, you can pay with a Check/Debit Card or through a Checking Account. You can also set up recurring pledges.  For "text to give", just text the amount you'd like to pledge to (724) 202-1180 and you'll receive a confirmation text back. You can also set up recurring payments through text - simply text commands to (724) 202-1180 and you'll be sent instructions.

Pittsburgh Faith & Family Channel (40.2)

The Pittsburgh Faith and Family Channel has fit Hampton Presbyterian Church into their TV schedule.  Look for HPC at the following days and times: Mondays, 4:00 P.M.; Thursdays, 7:00 A.M.; Fridays, 10:00 P.M.  

Giant Eagle & Shop n Save Gift Cards

Gift Card sales can be purchased any week day during church office hours.  Proceeds to benefit Youth Ministry.

Shop n Save Perks to Pray and Play

Designate Shop n Save Perks at any Mihelic’s Shop n Save Store. Grab a form from the HPC Information Desk, designate Hampton Presbyterian Church as the one to receive the Pray and Play Rebate.  (Click on link to learn more.)  Earn rebates by shopping. Each qualifying purchase earns 2% rebate for HPC. HPC cashes in on the purchases by receiving the equivalent amount in Shop n Save Gift Cards for rebates earned during the earning period.

Step 1:  Choose HPC from the list.

Step 2:  Register your Perks card under your organization.  Registration forms are at the Service Desk at Shop n Save or on the HPC Information Desk in the Greeting Area.  

Step 3:  After each 6-month period, Shop n Save calculates 2% of qualified purchases and gives that amount to HPC in the form of Gift Cards.

Step 4: HPC uses the gift cards for youth ministry related purchases.

Contact Information

Committee Chairs

Christian Education Committee, Joe Herndon

Congregational Life Committee, Holly Steiner

Mission Committee, Jody Janovsky

Outreach Committee, George Hunzeker

Personnel Committee, Rick Bennett

Stewardship Committee, Ken Fanuele

Worship Committee, Cathy Anderson

Deacons, Sue O’Donnell

Trustees, Tim Fennell

Church Staff

Church Office Phone Number 724-443-3201

Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Ted Martin

Associate Pastor, Rev. Ryan Pixton 

Administrative Assistant, Stephanie Scheerbaum

Secretary / Receptionist, Carole Mills

Director of Christian Education, Karen Shumaker

Director of Music, Ginny Dawson

Nursery Coordinator, Teresa Scholze (call church office)

Business Manager, Don Hunkele (call church office)

Turning Point Music Director, Marie Doerge

Organist, Phillip Graebing

Director of Children’s Center, Dawn Roccki

Children’s Center Office Phone Number 724-443-5340