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Hillsboro Presbyterian Church May 2014 hpcnashville.

5820 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37215
Good News
Pastor Chris Adams May 2014
@ Hi l l sboro Presbyteri an Church
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California Strawberry Muffin Tops
2 eggs
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1tsp vanilla extract
1/2 stick butter, melted and cooled
2 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Wisk eggs and sugar until light. Add milk, yogurt, vanilla and melted butter. Gently wisk.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Add to milk mixture and stir just until
flour disappears. Gently stir in berries.
Spoon thick batter into muffin top baking tray. Bake about 25 minutes until tester comes out clean. Invert
and cool on rack.
Enjoy with honey drizzled on top.
* Makes 18 muffin tops
Recipe of the Month Club
For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them. Matthew 18:20
NaCoMe Family Camp 2014
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1-1/2 cup strawberries,
huled and cut in chunks
Honey for topping
Muffin top baking tray
A note from Chris
615.665.0148 |
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Chris Adams
Caroline Crozier
Director of Communications
Amy Dillon
Director of Children
& Family Ministry
Tim Gmeiner
Church Organist
Hudson Neely
Minister of Discipleship
Stephen Nix
Director of Music Ministry
Alice ODwyer
Child Care Coordinator
Carole Shean
Financial Administrator
Cynthia White
Director of Creative Care
Green Door Gourmet at HPC
Beginning Wednesday, May 7, Green Door Gourmet will have a pick up station
set up at Hillsboro Presbyterian Church where you will be able to take a look
around and purchase some of their products. They will be at HPC
every Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
You will also be able to sign up weekly to receive a box filled with assorted
fresh organic, holistic grown produce. Each box will cost $20. The boxes will
be available for pickup every Wednesday from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the church
parking lot. In order to reserve a box, you will need to sign up each week on
their website at
If you would like to learn more about Green Door, you can visit their website.
The Spring series of the Hillsboro Theological Seminary is underway. The author of our lenten study material, Marjorie Thompson,
is leading the series with the theme of, Hospitality as Holy Ground.
Hospitality is a term we generally embrace warm-heartedly. Yet biblical hospitality is a more challenging notion than we often
recognize. Come join us as we explore the Ancient Near-Eastern tradition of the sacred bond between host and guest; examine
Jesus way of expressing and receiving hospitality; and bring the subject into our present day context, considering its implications
for social concern, family life, and congregational relationships. Whether it seems to be blessing, burden, or both, we will come to
recognize the practice of true hospitality as holy ground.
Subtitles for the four weeks are as follows:
Hospitality as Sacred Bond: Revisiting the Ancient Near East April 23
Hospitality in the Gospels: Jesus Embodiment of Love April 30
Hospitality in a Contemporary Key: The Challenge Today May 7
Hospitality in the Church: A Bond for All Generations May 14
Hillsboro Teological Seminary - Hospitality as Holy Ground
Beginning on Sunday, May 25, HPC will have one service at 10:00 a.m.on Sunday mornings. Sunday School will be held prior to
worship at 9 a.m. We will return to two Sunday worship services on Sunday, September 7.
Summer Worship Schedule
Current & Upcoming Events
I recieved a letter in the mail a couple of weeks ago. In the envelope addressed to the church, there
was a short note and an obituary. Believe it or not, that kind of mail doesnt come everyday so I took
To Whom It May Concern: Mr. Eugene Mullins wrote to tell us that he had found the obituary in his
great Aunts things and thought we might be interested. So I read the obituary.
Mrs.W.E.Alford, age 99, the oldest living member of Hillsboro Presbyterian Church died at 11:05a.m. yesterday at
her home. Dr. Don Jones would be offciating the funeral
There was not a date on the obituary, but because we know the pastor involved we can surmise that
Mrs. Alford died sometime between 1955 and 1963. That is almost 60 years ago. The obituary also
reports that Mr. and Mrs. Alford were married in 1881...Wow!
Spring is the season when it seems that everything is fresh and new. The grass is green again, the flowers
bloom and the church celebrates resurrection. We all have smiles on our faces again because winter is
over, and the sun seems as if it shines just a little brighter on all that is ahead of us. Resurrection, the
miracle of Gods renewal of all things, is all around.
We are tempted in such a season to think the world is new. We might even think the only thing that
matters is what is ahead of us, and not focus at all on what is behind. To do that is a mistake. To think
that way is to forget about Mrs. W. E. Alford.
Fact is, we have a lot in common with Mrs. Alford. She lived in Middle Tennessee, and we live here. She
loved Hillsboro Presbyterian Church, and we love Hillsboro too. Maybe most importantly, she counted
on the resurrection as a renewal of life, and so do we. Even though we live in a different time and much
has changed, there are things that remain the same always.
The Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Corinth about those that had come before. He wrote that
their consolation, in all that afflicted them, becomes our consolation. Their faith, and the renewal of their lives in Christ Jesus, become our
confidence and hope in such things. We are grateful for all things new, but Paul reminded us of the rich heritage of faith we share with women
of faith like Mrs. Alford.
This month begins with all things new and ends with Memorial Day. I would encourage you to spend some time, with the sun on your face at
a picnic or down at the beach, to consider the sacrifices of those that have come before us. Consider the men and women who have served in
our nations military, members of our families that have passed into the life eternal and of course all those that have gifted us with the legacy of
Hillsboro Presbyterian Church, like Mrs. W. E. Alford. Give God thanks.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all consolation, who
consoles us in all our affiction, so that we may be able to console those who are in any affiction with the consola-
tion with which we ourselves are consoled by God. - 2 Corinthians 1:3
Walking The Talk...
HPC Phone Extensions
x10 Carole
x11 Amy
x12 Caroline
x13 Chris
x15 Hudson
x17 Stephen
*Call the
main number
and dial this
extention at
May On Call Schedule
May 2 - May 8 Amy 417-6748
May 9 - 15 Hudson 864-680-8766
May 16 - May 22 Stephen 268-8781
May 23 - May 29 Chris 516-0596
May 30 -June 5 Hudson 864-680-8766
Narrative Lectionary Class
(Teacher: Hudson Neely)
Location: Fellowship Hall
Out of the Box Class
(Teachers: Kerry & Lynne McCalla)
Location: Parish House Chapel
Truth Seekers Class
(Teachers: Lee & Tom Limbird)
Location: Parish House Parlor
Bible Class
(Teacher: Debbie Holley)
Location: Room 111
Friendship Class for youth and adults with disabilities
(Teachers: Scott Brunette, Pat Fiete, Russ Phillippi)
Location: Room 105
Kerygma Class
(Teacher: David Gregory)
Location: Parish House Dining Room
All of our Sunday School classes are open to anyone looking to join.
Volunteer Opportunities
The office at HPC is looking for volunteers to help answer phones during the day from 8:30 am - Noon on Monday -Thursday.
If this is something you are interested in, contact Caroline at 665-0148 (ex. 12).
Volunteers For the HPC Office
HPC Work Day #2
The next HPC work day will be on Saturday, May 17 and we need YOU! We will begin bright and early at 8:00 a.m. with coffee and
doughnuts, divide into tasks and then work for 3 to 4 hours. Lunch will be served following work, and we will wrap up around 1
p.m. Sign up through the website, or call the office at 665.0148 (ex. 12). If you are unable to attend this coming work day, do not
worry! We have TWO more scheduled for Saturday, July 19, 2014 and Saturday, September 20, 2014.
VBS and hi-5 will be held on July 7-11 with VBS from 9:00 a.m.- Noon and hi-5 from Noon - 2:00 p.m.VBS and hi-5 are our
biggest childrens ministry events of the year, and we could sure use your help! Whether youd like to help us decorate prior to
VBS, shepherd a group from one workshop to the next, lead a class, or help with snack/lunch, we are sure to have a spot for you!
Please contact Amy Dillon at to discuss specific opportunities or go to to register as a
We need your help with Vacation Bible School and hi-5!

Following is the actual financial results for the first three months compared to budget and the first three months of the prior year.
2014 2013
Actual Budget Actual
Contributions $153,416 $196,412 $177,343
Other Income 14,010 16,300 16,710
Total Revenues $167,426 $212,712 $194,053
Operating Expenses $170,837 $205,337 $178,971
Benevolence Gifts 16,652 17,875 16,621
Capital Improvements 0 0 0
Total Expenses $187,489 $ 223,212 $195,592

Net Cash Gain (Deficit) $ (20,063) $(10,500) $(1,539)
Checking and Money Market Account $450,947
Less: Designated Accounts 89,081
Net Cash Available for Operations $361,866
Benevolence Account $72,850
Although the contributions were less than planned, of more concern is that they were well below the prior year. The Finance
Team is reviewing contributions to identify if this is merely a short term problem or if there is a longer term issue. As you can
note, this is not a current financial problem as we have sufficient resources from other special contributions for current budgeted
operations. However, in the longer term, we will need to have annual contributions sufficient to cover the budgeted expenditures.
Also, it should be noted that all team members continue to be diligent in their spending.
Treasurers Report
April 2014

Exciting things are happening in the Church Nursery, and we want you to take part in this wonderful ministry. We are currently
looking to increase our list of volunteers.We use a curriculum called Baby Beginnings that is designed to guide our little ones
as they take their first steps to learn about Jesus and Gods love. If you feel like volunteering in our nursery is a ministry that you
would like to participate in, we would love to have you. To find out more details and how to sign up, please contact Childcare
Coordinator, Alice Page ODwyer at (615.812.6193) or stop by the nursery.
Nursery Volunteers
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Moment For World Ministries
HPC is generously supporting 35 students in Sayaxch. Upon asking our friends during our February trip what
dreams they have, they indicated their greatest hope was to support another 15 kids! It sounds impossible but we have
seen how our assistance over the past 15 years has engendered hope and raised expectations, in not only the students
and their parents, but how it has been a blessing to HPC as well. The Presbytery of Middle Tennessee learned of this
growing effort and is now supporting a student by way of their Mission Committee. Our friends at FPC Columbia
have been moved to honor one of their members by creating an educational fund that will assist one of the students.
Plans are in process to make a joint trip next year with FPC. This effort is expanding beyond HPC, which will enable
even more people to participate in Gods mission in Guatemala.
Below is one letter of appreciation from a student supported by church members. There is more news coming in the
next few months.
February 16, 2014
Las Camelias, Sayaxch Petn, Guatemala
Dear Godparents Kurt and Carolyn of
Hillsboro Presbyterian Church,
I send you a cordial greeting in the name
of our God in heaven.It is an honor as a student,
Anbal Hermino Sub Seb, to send you this letter
of appreciation for the great economic support
you have offered me. I am very grateful to
God for all the support and I always pray for
you so that our God pours abundant blessings
over both your lives. I am a student and I am
studying bookkeeping in Sayaxch. I am in
my junior year of high school. I am so pleased
to receive your support. I thank you very much,
very much for all the support for my studies and
I hope that you continue supporting me so that I will be able to arrive at my goal. I send greetings also to
all the brothers and sisters in the USA but especially to you. Again, thank you very much and may God bless
each one of you. I hope you can answer my letter. Many, many thanks.
Anbal Hermino Sub Seb
Youth/Children Highlights
Whats The HAPS
Hillsboro youth Activities, Programs & Such
Studio 100 Annual Fundraiser -May the Fourth Be With You!
Come on out and support HPCs Youth in their annual fundraiser. The proceeds from this event
will go towards youth summer trips. The night will be filled with great entertainment and fel-
lowship. Attendees will enjoy a FREE and delicious dinner
(catered by Jim N Nicks BBQ), a fantastic talent show featuring a
star-studded cast, bake sale, silent auction and much, much more!
When? Sunday, May 4 - 6:00 p.m.
Where? Fellowship Hall
Make Your Reservation TODAY!
Call: 665.0148 ex.12
Registration for Workshop of Wonders (WOW) VBS and hi-5 is Now Open!
Congratulations to 40 Wonderful Years with CCC
The Creative Care Center at HPC celebrated their 40th anniversery on April 24. Around 200 people came out for their carnival-themed
celebration. It was an afternoon filled with great food, fun and fellowship. The CCC graduation will be held on Friday, May 23 at 11:00
Sometimes in the midst of our everyday ways, we suddenly experience the wonder of
God. We are surprised, we are grateful and we say, WOW. This year at VBS we will
help the children discover their own WOW moments as they explore how to imagine,
build and grow in faith with God.
The WOW moments might be in the song studio, mission at the snack stop or in the
game garage. It might be with legos, paints, clay or wow-bots. Wherever, or whenever,
we will all be ready to be WOWed!
VBS and our afternoon hi-5 program will be July 7-11 with VBS from 9:00am-12:00pm
and hi-5 from 12:00-2:00pm. For more information and to register, visit the church
website at:
With specific questions, please contact Amy Dillon at
HPCs 2014 Graduates - You did it!
Kayley Adams - Franklin High School
Sam Albert - Franklin High School
Greg Center- Tennessee Tech University - Bachelor of Science - Exercise Science
Samuel Grantham - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - Bachelor of Arts - History
Avery Martin - Martin Luther King High School
Helen Ressler- Wellesley College - Bachelor of Arts - Astronomy & History
CCC Graduates
Gus Baker
Hawkins Crocker
Hayden Eubank
Brett Grissom
William Haemmerlein
Michael Hayes
Presley Lebo
Isla Lindgren
Carolyn Moth
Jacqueline Seale
Neil Swertfeger
Dino Woodard
Our 2014 High School Grads!
Walking The Talk...
This was my 5th Trip to Zimbabwe, but on this trip I got to go to a real Zimbabwe school for the first time as
a student! When we first drove up to the school, I was pretty scared. What if they did not speak English? I, the school was so much different from my school. It was old and damaged with broken windows
and dirty floors. There was no running water or indoor toilets either. Kids were in every room just learning!
They did not have a care in the world. They were just so happy to be there. Some of the kids walk almost 10
kilometers to school every day!!!
When I walked into the class, I felt nervous. I did not know what to do and everyone was staring at me. Then all
of the kids started laughing, but it was okay because they had just never seen a white kid
at their school before and they thought it was funny. The classrooms had NOTHING. All they had were 2
chalkboards, 1 teacher chair and desks with benches. There were 34 children in my class, with 3 kids sharing
one desk and one small bench.
Each child sits and does not
say one word unless told to by
the teacher. The school I went
to was teaching math that was
way harder than what I was
even learning. The kids had
NO books and had to share
what little they have. They
shared pencils, pens and paper.
The teachers even shared
In the end, I did not want to
leave because all of the kids
were so nice. I had a lot of
fun too. When my time there
was over, I felt sad, but I knew
this would not be my last time
going to school there. I hope to go back to visit the school again next time!
Another special thing that happened on this trip was getting to meet the newest member of Village Hope,
Oscar. Oscar was deaf and could not talk, so I tried to teach him sign language. It was very interesting and fun to
do. He was so nice and loved to draw. He was at an orphanage before Village Hope. When the government closed
the orphanage down and moved the kids to other places, they left Oscar behind by himself because he was older
and disabled. He was so scared until Paddington found him and brought him to Village Hope. Now, Oscar is so
happy and even has his own bed, which is a big deal in Zimbabwe!
My favorite thing about Zimbabwe is seeing all of the people so happy. They appreciate it when you give them
even the smallest gift. I also love experiencing the culture. Zimbabwe is one of my favorite places in the world!
Zimbabwe -Through The Eyes
By: Abby Cannon, Age 11
Thank You!
I would like to thank everyone who has so generously contributed used household items, kitchen utensils, and furniture to
the Fresh Start program. In the last year we have been able to help so many people transitioning from being homeless to
having a roof over their head.

At this time I have the names of 5 people who have gotten housing, but Fresh Start has very little in the way of necessities.
I would be grateful if you would PLEASE check storage rooms, attics, and basements to see if you have any furniture you
would be willing to donate. All of the furniture Fresh Start has received recently has been distributed and the cupboard is

Thank you so much for your support and generosity. You are making a difference!
Woody Gant
It was a bright, cloudless sunny day on Saturday, April 12th for the 4th annual walk to benefit the Davidson County chapter of
the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Over 500 people participated, along with over 40 dogs led by Golden Retrievers from
the Mid-TN Rescue. Our Dream Hope team of seven people raised 906 of the over $22,000 donated by various mental health
agencies and providers. Though our Church did not have a large team walking, we made a significant donation. Door prizes
which included tickets to the Nashville Symphony, admissions to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, oil changes and free
dinners for two were drawn. We thank everyone in the Church who participated in the walk, gave donations and/or both.
John Lewis
What an inspiring contribution those who participated in the Easter Prayer Vigil made! The blessings were immeasurable for
those who came to pray, for those who were prayed for and for our church as a whole.
Successful endeavors require the talents and efforts of generous people. The Prayer Vigil is no exception. Juliana Ericson
and Deb Smith used their artistic talents to create the worshipful atmosphere for the Vigil. Once again, Gloria Shiavi shared
her lovely antique linens and potted flowers for the prayer stations, and Debbie Holley prepared the inspirational reading ma-
terials we always enjoy. When the Vigil ended, Gayle Sanders helped put the Chapel back in order. Special thanks to Caroline
Crozier and Achouth for more assistance than can be listed here.
A standing ovation goes to the four faithful servants who each served four-hour security shifts during the night hours! The
sacrificial watch of Mark Rogers, Jody Grantham, Chris Ryans and Sam Davis allowed us to assuredly fulfill our prayer com-
mitments. Of particular note, Jody Grantham has served on Saturday from 2 a.m. 6 a.m. for each of the Vigils 11 years,
qualifying him for Hillsboro sainthood!
Linda Diguette
Our 2014 High School Grads!
A Month in Pictures
Al Nations 2
Dan Albert 4
Melinda Culver 4
Laura Grizzle 7
Beth Hodge 9
Rich Shiavi 9
Edie Maney 10
Steve Ressler 11
Paul Latour 13
Connie Lord 18
Nancy Duke 19
Joe Layne 19
Beth Baxter 24
Juliana Ericson 25
David Kidd 25
Kelt Locke 27
Gary Niblack 28
Ed Smith 29
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Easter Sunday
Easter Egg Hunt!
Unity Service for
Graduation Sunday
CCC Carnival
UKIRK at Maundy Thursday
The winning pasta tower
NaCoMe Family Camp