Henly Baptist Church
In Order To Bring Messages Of Hope And
Faith To You...
We will continue to record and post Don Forrester's sermons so you can
benefit from the messages he brings to us.
We'll be using YouTube to make these available to you. Just follow one of the links
below to view his message from that date.
We will continue to do this at least until we are able to meet as a family of faith again
and probably beyond that. Please excuse our growing pains as we work hard to get it right.
Click on the links below to watch the messages.
Don's message for this week - 04/05/20 - https://youtu.be/rPI3nFgJG8A
(No, your eyes didn't deceive you. There is a small glitch right at the end of Don's message.)
Don's message from last week - 03/29/20 - https://youtu.be/6boNtDAk-cw
Don's message from two weeks ago - 03/22/20 - https://youtu.be/xJU6t6Un4t4
Dear Family of Faith
In an environment wrought with fear and uncertainty, I am grateful for the promises of God’s word and for his perpetual ability to meet us at the point of need. Earlier today, I wrote an article about the contrast between fear and faith. Where there is light, darkness is diminished. Where there is faith, fear is diminished. As the family of God, faith is part of our eternal DNA.
With the pandemic of COVID-19, the panic response by many leads to shortages at the grocery store and a “sky is falling” persona that verges on the brink of anticipating the worst possible case scenario. The threat of COVID-19 is real, but not life-threatening for most. For others, it becomes far more serious and potentially deadly. So how do we respond?
We all have choices in life and we generally make one of two choices before our feet hit the floor in the mornings. We can choose faith or we can choose fear. Both can’t totally exist in the presence of the other.
In an effort to make responsible choices, it serves us well to follow the suggested protocol of recommended precautions made by infection disease experts in the Center for Disease Control. Those experts are now calling for avoidance of meetings with group sizes exceeding 10 people for an indefinite period of time.
In an attempt to be both faithful and responsible, I think the church is best served to honor the request made of Americans and temporarily suspend church activities between now and April 1, 2020. In the interim, we don’t have to be remiss in worship. Focus on the promises of God, read inspirational books, listen to music that lifts your spirit, stay in touch with family and friends.
I will continue to monitor the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and keep you apprised of any changes in recommendations.
You Can Revisit Past Articles and Events
Videos From the 11/30/16 "5th Sunday" Musical Celebration
Visit the Memorial Prayer Garden
A slide show of our stained glass windows
BUZZ Kids - Our Winter Children's Ministry
The Bethlehemian Rhapsody(a clever and fun version of the Christmas Story)
Raychel Lotspeich's effort to go on a mission to South America with World Race
Our Wednesday Night Prayer Group Has Been Temporarily Suspended
WELCOME TO HENLY BAPTIST CHURCH
If you're looking for cross-generational opportunities for worship and fellowship in a friendly and welcoming Texas Hill Country setting, Henly Baptist Church is the place for you!
Our congregation shares a special relationship uncharacteristic of many churches. We are a 'come as you are' group with diverse backgrounds, personalities and life experiences. Our age ranges span the horizon from childhood to late adulthood, but we function as a family and all are important. We have made the discovery that generational relationships add perspective and a positive balance that supports quality of life issues.
We believe that building relationships is a reflection of God's love and as a church our goals are 1) to promote an awareness of man's need for relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ, 2) to provide an environment for worship and fellowship designed to promote Christian growth and development, and 3) to be a spiritual lighthouse in the community through the practice of Christ’s teachings, evangelism, outreach and social and benevolent ministries.
If you aren't getting this great newsletter either in your email inbox or your USPS mailbox or both, let us know and we'll make sure you get on the list.
You can fill out an information card located in the backs of all the pews or just tell any of the deacons or the pastor or just about anybody and we'll get with you and get your contact info.
04/05 - Blake Caulkins
04/06 - Kimberly Gray
Our HenlyToday Editors Knocked It Out Of The Park
The Church Directory Is Complete
But Is Continuously Being Updated
Some time ago, HBC published a member directory and made it available to
anyone who is a member or who attends services regularly.
Until the next printing, we are only distributing the directory in
electronic form as a PDF
which can be loaded and viewed on any computer or mobile device.This
Can be emailed to you on request.
If you want to talk to somebody about receiving an e-directory or need a correction made to your current directory entry, please use the contact page on web site by clickng HERE
03/31 - Lacey Stewart
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I've worked in the printing industry for almost 50 years and, as the insurance ad goes, I know some things because I've seen some things.
The Henly Today newsletter is small but a very professional publication. Great messages from the pastor in every issue plus articles about fellow church members and always a history tidbit or two.
200 Henly Loop
Henly, TX 78620
Located 8.0 miles west of Highway 12 at 290 in DrippingSprings,
Just off Highway 290 West
Turn right on the Henly Loop (Hwy 197)
Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus in this country, Henly Baptist church is following the guidelines of the CDC and voluntarily suspending all church activities until April 1st at the earliest.
Our church, our community, and our country are all in need of prayer at this time so we ask that everyone please worship and keep your faith and offer prayers for a speedy recovery from this health threat
We will update everyone as appropriate as the situation warrants.
The prayers offered to the Lord are for help and healing for everyone from close friends and family to missionaries around the world to countries and world leaders needing the touch of God's hand.
If you see or know these people, be sure to
wish them a very happy birthday.
I know there's one person on here that everyone knows this week
NOTICE: In Keeping With The CDC's Guidelines Of Limiting
Gatherings To Fewer Than 10 People,
Henly Baptist Church Is Suspending All Church Activities
Until April 30th At The Earliest.
This will include any scheduled meetings, luncheons, bible studies and church services.
Please see Don Forrester's message below.
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Pastor Don Forrester
Henly Baptist Church is over 100 years old and has been in the same building for over 7 decades.