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Deadline for the Shirts & Shorts Drive is THIS Sunday

We will support the Liberty Park Community Development Preschool again this year by giving a shirt and shorts outfit to each child. What a wonderful end-of-year treat for the kiddos! This year, they have 54 children enrolled in preschool, either full time or half time. Here are the details:

  • Sign up at bit.ly/hppc-shirts-and-shorts-drive OR pull a tag from the poster in the church foyer for a specific size and gender.
  • Purchase the outfit and place in a gallon zip-lock bag labeled with the size and gender.
  • Drop it in the box below the poster in the church entry by THIS Sunday, May 12th.

It’s as simple as that! Your commitment and participation help put a smile on the faces of these children. Questions: Karen Kelly 509-599-7518, Gladys Rivers 509-847-9186

RSVP for Top of the Hill NOW

The next Top of the Hill presentation is THIS Tuesday! Join us for lunch on May 14, 11:30-1:00, and hear an informative presentation by Heather Marshall in recognition of May as Mental Health Awareness Month. RSVP by this Sunday, May 12, for this next presentation. Sign up on the clipboard at the information center in the church entry or call the church office at 509-385-0619. Suggested donation to cover lunch is $10, cash or check.

Graduating Seniors

This Sunday we recognize our high school seniors as they prepare to close out one chapter and enter another! We invite the whole congregation to pray for each of these students, to congratulate them for their hard work, and bless them as a new stage of life begins!

  • Matthew Bernardi
  • Ben Fritts
  • Seth Griffith
  • Trenton Hazelbaker
  • Sam Larson
  • Sam Markham
  • Owen Moe*
  • Van Orenstein
  • Dylan Smith
  • Jace Walker*

*Higher Education Scholarship Recipient

Grief Support Group Meets THIS Monday


Grief looks different for everyone and processing feelings with others can be a huge help. Join Heather Notske for a grief support group that meets 2nd Mondays at 1:30 PM at the church. Remaining dates are May 13, and June 10. We will take a break over the summer.


This will be a safe place for people to share how they are coping with the loss of a loved one--spouse, parent, family member, or friend. Come when you can, you do not need to be at every session. There is no cost to attend.


If you have any questions, please call Heather's direct office line (509-385-0627) or email her at heathern@hamblenpres.org. Hope to see you there.

Book Club

You can join the Book Club for a discussion in the Fellowship Hall on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 1 PM. For more information, contact Betty Thompson at bettythomps@aol.com. Our next meeting is May 16, during which we will discuss The Songs We Hide by Connie Hampton Connally.

We will take a break over the summer and resume meeting in the fall. Here is the list of our upcoming selections:

2024/25 Reading List:

October: The Girl with Seven Names by David Lee

November: Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

January: Go As A River by Shelley Reed

February: The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner

March: Sooley by John Grisham

April: Mao's Last Dancer by Li Cunxin

May: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Guatemalan Mission Team 2024


HPPC is sending a multi-generational, 20 member team to Guatemala in August. We will visit Puerta Abierta, an elementary school in Santiago Atitlan. In Santiago we'll visit the Peace Park, the memorial to Fr. Stan Rother and work on planting a sensory garden for the school. Amanda Flayer-Chif is the founder and director of the school (she visited us last July) and does the teacher training for the Libros Abiertos program at La Libertad School in Coban. 

For the second part of our journey, we will travel to Coban, spending two days with the students and staff at La Libertad School. On the first day the students at the school will give us presentations, demonstrating their reading prowess and comprehension. On the second day, we will lead activities with the students. 

In Coban, the administration of the school district has become interested in encouraging and expanding the program. We will be participating in a meeting to explore growing the program and helping with building a library expansion. 

Your encouragement and support, monetary and prayerful, mean so much to the team, as we continue to build this relationship with our brothers and sisters in Guatemala. 

May 19, just after worship service, you can support us by joining us for a typical Guatemalan breakfast. Learn more about Libros Abiertos and our team while sharing a hot breakfast and fellowship around your table. For questions, contact Mary Mattie at mattiemk@comcast.net or 509.998.9646

May is for Kisses

If you wear your name tag on Sundays during the month of May, you and your family members will each receive a kiss….(candy that is).

Name tags help us get to know each other better and make it easier for newcomers to feel welcomed. Wear yours and get a sweet treat!

If you would like to request a name tag, contact Heather Notske at heathern@hamblenpres.org.


VBS: June 24-27

Explore a whole new underwater world as we dive into friendship with God this summer! At Vacation Bible School, we’ll play whacky games, sing fun songs, practice wild science experiments, and learn more about who God is and how He cares for each of us! Click the link below to register.

It takes many helping hands for a successful VBS. This means all hands on deck for Hamblen! Click the link below to volunteer.

Be a part of the Congregational Care Team

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Be visited by a member of the Congregational Care Team

Have you felt a prompting to participate in ministering to those in our congregation who are no longer in a position to regularly attend or actively participate in the life of the church? Are you unable to make it to church on Sundays and would like regular home visits? Call or text small group facilitator Betty Rogers (509) 230-7967 to get connected!

Sign Up for an Office Volunteer Shift

Are you interested in helping out in the office on a weekly or as-needed basis? We are looking for a few people who would be willing to:

  • Answer the phones for an hour or two at a time
  • Help with occasional mailings

If you would be interested in helping in any of these ways, sign up HERE. For questions, contact Heather Notske at 509-385-0627 or heathern@hamblenpres.org.

CEDEPCA's Next Virtual Journey - Let's Talk About Mission!

CEDEPCA's next Virtual Journey to Guatemala on will be Wednesday, May 22, at 4:00 p.m. It's called, “Let’s Talk About Mission!”  What is God’s mission? How does God involve us? What are best practices for embodying and bearing witness to the love of Christ, especially in intercultural spaces? 


At this 75-minute Zoom meeting, Journey participants will listen in as Guatemalan Pastor Emerson Morales and U.S. Pastor Jennifer Hope-Tringali share with each other (and us!) their wisdom and wonderings about mission. 


As on any good journey, there will be time for interaction and reflection so that each participant “goes home” with a renewed sense of how God is calling and sending them.  


Pastor Emerson Morales is the former Coordinator for CEDEPCA’s Intercultural Encounters Program, current CEDEPCA Board Member, and Senior Pastor of “Jesús es el Camino” Pentecostal Church in Guatemala. 


Pastor Jennifer Hope-Tringali is founder of Hope Academy, a bilingual STEAM school for girls in Santa Lucia Milpas Altas, Guatemala, and Senior Pastor of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Houston, Texas.  


Both pastors bring a love for Guatemala and wealth of experience wrestling with interculturality, colonialism, and faith. 


Mark your calendar and pre-register at bit.ly/guatemala-mission-virtual-journey.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about how to join the meeting.


Office Hours

Church office hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 AM to 4 PM. We are closed on Fridays. As always, staff will be available for appointments and meetings beyond the posted hours.

All events meet in person unless otherwise noted:


9 AM Portable Projects

4:30 PM Bell Choir Rehearsal

7 PM Choir Rehearsal

FRIDAY, May 10

Church Office Closed

9 AM Stampers

1 PM Zoom Women's Bible Study

SUNDAY, May 12

7:30 AM Sunday AM Zoom Bible Study

9 AM In-Person/Online Worship Service

10 AM Coffee Fellowship

10:15 AM Mission & Service

5 PM NO Oasis Youth Band

6 PM NO Oasis Youth Group

MONDAY, May 13

1:30 PM Grief Support Group

5 PM Caravan Youth Band

5:30 PM F&A Meeting

6 PM Caravan Youth Group

6:30 PM Session


7:30 AM Men's Bible Study

11:30 AM Top of the Hill

7 PM Worship Band Rehearsal


9:30 AM Wednesday AM Bible Study

2 PM Zoom Women's Bible Study

5 PM Journey Kids' Club


9 AM Portable Projects

1 PM Book Club

4:30 PM Bell Choir Rehearsal

7 PM Choir Rehearsal

FRIDAY, May 17

Church Office Closed

1 PM Zoom Women's Bible Study


Children’s & Family Ministries

Click HERE to register your child for HPPC activities. Please submit a separate form for each child. For more information on our children's programs, visit the children's page on our website at hamblenpres.org/children. For questions,  contact Mitchel Pierce, Director of Next Gen Ministries, at mitchelp@hamblenpres.org.

Children's Sunday School (3-yrs - 5th Grade)

Sunday School is right after the Children’s Sermon during worship. Each week, children aged 3 years through 5th grade will gather for Bible lessons. We have fun activities, skits, and wonderful messages planned!

Journey Kids' Club (K-5th Grade)

Journey Kids' Club meets Wednesdays, 5:00 to 7:00pm. We are so excited to spend time playing games, eating food, and learning more about God in this really wonderful time together! A weekly donation of $5 is suggested to help support the cost of dinner. You are encouraged to bring a friend!

Kids' Zone (3yrs - 1st Grade)

On Family Worship Sundays throughout the year and every Sunday during the summer, children 3yrs-1st grade are invited to the Skylight Room for fun activities. Kids 2nd grade and up remain in the worship service with their families. 

Youth Ministries (6th-12th Grades)

Come join us for a hangout, games, and some Jesus time! For more information on our youth programs, visit our website's youth page at hamblenpres.org/youth. For questions, contact Mitchel Pierce, Director of Next Gen Ministries, at mitchelp@hamblenpres.org.

Caravan (6th-8th grades):

Mondays 6:00-7:30 PM

Oasis (9th-12th grades):

Sundays 6:00-8:00 PM

Sunday Syrup (6th-12th):

Sundays 10:00-11:00 AM


Support the Ongoing Mission of HPPC with Your Tithes & Offerings

To make a donation to HPPC (one-time or recurring gift) you may do so HERE.

Thank you for choosing to support our mission to grow active followers of Jesus Christ

and build his community!

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Connect with Pastors & Staff

We are here for you! Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 AM to 4 PM. You can connect with pastors and staff by clicking on a link below to email them or call the phone numbers listed. Please reach out!

Click to email Pastor Steve Watts, Pastor, Head of Staff, or call/text: (509) 251-0366

Click to email Pastor Jennie Barber, Assoc. Pastor of Care & Outreach, or call/text: (206) 794-0689

Click to email Heather Notske, Director of Operations, or call/text: (509) 251-6468

Click to email Mitchel Pierce, Director of Next Gen Ministries, or call/text: (206) 739-6126

Click to email Scott Dicken, Director of Worship Arts, or call/text: (818) 464-6034

Click to email Trina Limbaugh, Communications Coordinator, or call/text: (208) 277-6016

To submit a prayer request or to be added to the prayer chain, send an email to prayer@hamblenpres.org.