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Luke 2: 2-20

2 Now in those days a decree went out from [the emperor] [a]Caesar Augustus, that all the inhabited world (the Roman Empire) should be [b]registered [in a census]. 2 This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And everyone went to register for the census, each to his own city. 4 So Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, 5 in order to register with Mary, who was [c]betrothed to him, and was with child. 6 While they were there [in Bethlehem], the time came for her to give birth, 7 and she gave birth to her Son, her firstborn; and she wrapped Him in [[d]swaddling] cloths and laid Him in a [e]manger, because there was no [private] room for them in the inn.image-094-web1.jpg

8 In the same region there were shepherds staying out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord flashed and shone around them, and they were terribly frightened. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for [f]all the people. 11 For this day in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord (the Messiah). 12 And this will be a sign for you [by which you will recognize Him]: you will find a Baby wrapped in [swaddling] cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 Then suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host (angelic army) praising God and saying,

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“Glory to God in the highest [heaven],
And on earth peace among men with whom He is well-pleased.”
15 When the angels had gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds began saying one to another, “Let us go straight to Bethlehem, and see this [wonderful] thing that has happened which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 So they went in a hurry and found their way to Mary and Joseph, and the Baby as He lay in the manger. 17 And when they had seen this, they made known what had been told them about this Child, 18 and all who heard it were astounded and wondered at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary treasured all these things, giving careful thought to them and pondering them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen, just as it had been told them.

Give praise too to our God. This is why Christmas is to be celebrated! The greatest gift ever given to us comes from God. Praise Him during your celebrations in this Christmas season! He loves you dearly!

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Luke 1:26-45

26 Now in the sixth month [of Elizabeth’s pregnancy] the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin [j]betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, a descendant of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And coming to her, the angel said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” 29 But she was greatly perplexed at what he said, and kept carefully considering what kind of greeting this was. 30 The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 Listen carefully: you will conceive in your womb and give birth to a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. 32 He will be great and eminent and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; 33 and He will reign over the house of Jacob (Israel) forever, and of His kingdom there shall be no end.” 34 Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin and have no intimacy with any man?” 35 Then the angel replied to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you [like a cloud]; for that reason the holy (pure, sinless) Child shall be called the Son of God. 36 And listen, even your relative Elizabeth has also conceived a son in her old age; and she who was called barren is now in her sixth month. 37 For with God nothing [is or ever] shall be impossible.” 38 Then Mary said, “[k]Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word.” And the angel left her.

39 Now at this time Mary arose and hurried to the hill country, to a city of Judah (Judea), 40 and she entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, her baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and empowered by Him. 42 And she exclaimed loudly, “Blessed [worthy to be praised] are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! 43 And how has it happened to me, that the mother of my Lord would come to me? 44 For behold, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. 45 And blessed [spiritually fortunate and favored by God] is she who believed and confidently trusted that there would be a fulfillment of the things that were spoken to her [by the angel sent] from the Lord.”

Verse 41 is convincing enough to me that we should not be killing babies in this day and time. Herod, as most of you know, did not agree, as you will see here in the next few days. It is exciting that we live under the Grace of God and all anyone has to do is believe and repent and His enduring Love will engulf us…..What a great God we serve!

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2015 December HPCC Directors Report

In the month of December, Hope Pregnancy Care Center was open for 8 days. We were closed for the last two weeks of December for Christmas and New Years Holidays. We had 28 visitors on the days we were open. One less than we had in December of last year.

The Diaper Ministry gave out 25 newborn diapers, 110 size 2 diapers, 150 size 3 diapers, 250 size 4 diapers, 250 size 5 diapers and 70 size 6 diapers. In addition we were able to give maternity clothing to 1 visitor, baby clothes to 7 visitors, 6 visitors received a baby toy, 1 visitor received some baby food and 28 visitors received baby wipes this month.

The Salvation Army used our auditorium again this year to distribute clothing, Christmas toys and food to families needing assistance in the greater King area. They are always welcome visitors to our site.

I want to thank all of our volunteers that have helped keep the doors open at Hope Pregnancy Care Center for the past year. I wish them all a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.

Hope Pregnancy Care Center is again closed for two weeks during the holidays giving our volunteers time to share and be with their family and friends. We are closed from Dec 21 through January 3 and will reopen on our regular Monday, Thursday, and Saturday schedule on Monday, January 4, 2016.

 

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2015 November HPCC Directors Report

November, being a holiday month had us open only nine days. To give our volunteers time during the busy Thanksgiving week we closed from Monday, November 23 and reopened on December 3. This month HPCC had 33 visits and 3 were here for the first time. In November of 2014, we had 21 visitors.

HPCC visitors did receive 1 pregnancy test, which was negative. 2 received baby clothing, 2 received baby toys, 1 received some baby food, 1 received baby formula, 34 received wipes and 3 received other items they could utilize raising their baby.

In addition, during those visits this month HPCC gave out 50 New Born size diapers, 135 Size 2 diapers, 150 size 3 diapers, 225 size 4 diapers, 410 size 5 diapers and 110 size 6 diapers. HPCC gave a total of 1,080 diapers to which we owe the NC Diaper Bank Triad a shout out of thanks for helping to supply the majority of those diapers.

We are equally are thankful to our other partners who supply HPCC with operating funds, baby wipes, blankets, clothing, toys, baby food and formula that helps meet the need of our struggling families with babies in the house.

HPCC gave 8 first time visitors Bibles and 3 additional Salvation information tracts.

A reminder to all that we will be closing for the Christmas Holidays on Monday, December 21, Thursday, December 24, Saturday December 26; Monday, December 28, Thursday December 31, and Saturday, January 2. We will re open on our regular Monday, Thursday Saturday schedules on Monday, January 4

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Thank-you HPCC Volunteers

Thank-you to all of our volunteers this year!

The Board and Executive Director at HPCC really appreciate the time and effort you give to Hope Pregnancy Care Center. Have a blessed and merry Christmas and we’ll see you all in January when we open the doors up for 2016 beginning Jan. 4.Christmas clipart

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HPCC Holiday Schedule

Just a reminder that today and Saturday are the last two times we will be open during the Christmas and New Years Holiday’s.
We will be closed: Monday, December 21, Thursday, December 24, Saturday December 26;
Monday, December 28, Thursday December 31, and Saturday, January 2.

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We will re open on our regular Monday, Thursday Saturday schedules on Monday, January 4.

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Sadly, It’s Not Just Babies

WND Radio reports: “A Texas mother and pro-life activists are fighting a Houston hospital in court after the facility cited a state law in its decision to refuse treatment for a 46-year-old man, despite the patient’s wishes and those of his family.”

“Houston Methodist Hospital is standing behind the decision of an administrative panel that ruled it was best to remove life-sustaining care for Chris Dunn, a former sheriff’s deputy who also worked for the Department of Homeland Security. He did not have insurance at the time of his health crisis. The hospital’s decision is final, according to the Texas Advanced Directive Act, which has been on the books since 1999. …”
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/12/hospital-set-to-pull-plug-on-patient-who-wants-to-live/#9oCUlYMEPPvGzeuZ.99