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National Napping Day – Monday March 9, 2015

Eighty percent of people do not get enough sleep, according to health experts including Dr. David Volpi of the EOS Sleep Center.

The sleep specialist who treats people suffering from sleep apnea and snoring suggests everyone take a 15-minute nap, daily.

It’s an important piece of health advice on National Nap Day.

“There are so many restorative things that happen. We need to rest at nighttime to regenerate all that energy,” said Dr. Volpi.

Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep per night, adds Dr. Volpi.

“The bedroom should be for sleeping and other things. No electronic devices before bed; read a book or do something relaxing,” said Dr. Volpi.

Tips for better sleep:

Turn off electronics
Do not exercise before bedtime
No food or drinks before bedtime
Room temperature should be cool

If you’re taking a power nap, here are some tips to follow:
Don’t nap longer then 25 or 30 minutes
Turn off electronics
Have caffeine before your nap
Sleep on a soft bed
Spray a light mist over your pillow and sheets help put your mind at east; use essential oils like lavender and acacia

Posted: Mar 10, 2014 10:47 AM EDT Updated: Mar 24, 2014 10:47 AM EDT


Touché February 27, 2015

The Big Ask II

Here am I; send me! (Isaiah 6:8)

We had a very successful Ministry Fair and a very successful Mission Fair.  We are talking about creating “Make A Dent” T-Shirts to keep the vision flowing.  I heard many comments that people were “making a dent” in the parking lot with all the ice and the snow of this best of all possible winters.

I have no way of measuring whether we reached our goal of having everyone who calls Hopewell their spiritual home having at least one ministry inside the church and one mission outside the church. The big ask for Beds INC hit a sweet spot.  Debbie Ball has agreed to coordinate delivery of beds and many guys with trucks have stepped up to help out.  We are looking to head to Lake Placid next Saturday and pick up three hundred beds.  We are hoping to have a “Bed Blitz” soon to cover all the Love INC clients who have been waiting for beds.

We did not have the same response with Kids Hope.  It was overwhelming to see all the opportunities in the Fellowship Hall.  People may have grazed at the tables instead of signing on the dotted line. We have four people to go through mentor training this Sunday.  We need fourteen more to reach our goal.  I am praying for a mission miracle that sees fourteen people ready to be trained this Sunday.  That will leave us four short, but I trust God will fill in the rest.

This is a signature mission of HRC as we seek to go deeper and wider in Hopewell Junction.  I have talked to Valley Christian about joining in a mentor ministry at VanWyck, but Gayhead teachers are asking for more volunteers for kids who are on the margins.  I know that we want to respond when our community asks,  and those who have served as mentors know that the blessings flow through this ministry. I hope that there are folks out there who are willing and available to step into this ministry.  If you are considering this, I invite you to e-mail Shelly Stensrud, one of our Kids Hope leaders, using the form below. The  training will be from 12-3 pm this Sunday.  I will ask her to make ten more packets.  I believe in miracles.  I will pay for the extra pizza (that’s a miracle).

You can be a part of a mission miracle and make a difference in the life of a kid and the life of Hopewell Junction.

Thank you for considering this.

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Join Us for Worship during the Season of Lent

Our Ash Wednesday service is February 18, 2015 at 7:30 PM.  We will share communion and have worship led by our Chancel Choir.

On the five Wednesday before Holy Week (2/25, 3/4,11,18 and 25), we will meet at 6:30 PM for a soup supper, followed by a short worship time at 7:15 PM.

Holy Week Observances:

Maundy Thursday (4/2) worship at 7:30 PM with children who have been part of the Children at the Table class taking communion for the first time.

Good Friday (4/3) worship at 7:30 PM led by the Chancel Choir


Inclement Winter Weather Policy

Please note our policy for Sundays as well as small group, programs, and events at HRC during the week.


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Make A Dent – Inside Edition

Taylor Holbrook - Jan 25, 2015

Operations & Care

More From "Make a Dent - Inside Edition"

Operations & Care Jan 25, 2015 Watch
Discipleship Jan 18, 2015 Watch
Worship and Prayer Jan 11, 2015 Watch

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Sermon Series – Advent/Christmas 2014

Taylor Holbrook - Jan 4, 2015

All Things New

More From "Advent/Christmas 2014 - A Better World is Drawing Near"

All Things New Jan 4, 2015 Watch
Christmas Eve Service - Seeing Christ Dec 24, 2014 Watch
Seeing Peace Dec 21, 2014 Watch
Seeing Love Dec 7, 2014 Watch
Seeing Hope - Pastor Bob Geehan Nov 30, 2014 Watch

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Mid-Hudson Love in the Name of Christ (Love INC) Ministry

Love Inc. is a local Christian organization that mobilizes volunteers who work together making a difference by helping people in need in our local communities.  Specific ministries within Love Inc. include the

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Daddy O’s Supports HRC EPIC Youth Ministry

The next time you eat at Daddy O’s in Hopewell Jct, mention our EPIC youth group and they will donate 10% of the amount of your bill to our youth group.  You can print the card below as a reminder!  Read more »

Food Pantry

Thank you for your continued support of the Fishkill Food Pantry.

Our current needs include:

Priority are:  bath tissue,  soap, canned fruit and peanut butter

Other needs:

Gravy (beef & chicken)

canned vegetables

oatmeal (NOT instant)

canned tuna/chicken

any canned beans (black, red, white or pinto)

canned pork & beans

condensed soups



We thank you for joining us in our mission to feed our neighbors in need.

If you have any questions, please contact Lee Ann O’Connor below: Read more »

Mom’s Group:

Our Mom’s Group meets every Wednesday at 11 AM.The Moms have a time of sharing and Christian study while the kids play around us. For more information, please contact Stephanie Reynolds using the form below. Read more »