Friday 30 October 2015

Happy Birthday HKC

Prizes and Discounts to celebrate our 1st birthday.

Welcome to a very exciting blog hop. This week His Kingdom Come is celebrating its first birthday. Can you believe that we only launched our community on November 1st 2014 and we have grown to over 2000 members. This week we have a special blog hop and event to celebrate. Keep reading!

Thank you, everyone of you, for making this journey with us. We had no idea what we were taking on when God called us to build a new Christian creative online community. And it is totally thanks to him that we are where we are today.

If you have been with us the whole time then thank you for your support. It has been most appreciated by the Foundation Team. If you have joined us during the last few months then you are very welcome. To find out about our history visit the His Kingdom Come website where you can read our story.

The Foundation Team are already planning new classes and new products for 2016 and we hope you will continue to belong to the His Kingdom Come community.

To celebrate our first birthday each day this week the Foundation Team is blogging about their experience of HKC and showing some of their faithart.

Each blog has the complete list of participants so if you miss a day you can go back and read our blogs.

Monday        Diane Marra
Tuesday        Shonna Bucaroff
Wednesday   Merri Dennis
Thursday      Mary Brack
Today           Me!
Saturday       His Kingdom Come

As you visit each blog please leave a comment. Each of us will choose one person at random to win a prize. Please leave your comments by noon PST (8pm GMT) on Tuesday 3rd November.

My year with HKC
It's hard to believe it's a year since we started.  We had plotted and planned for about 3 months and then we launched!  It's been a roller coaster of a year.  We have hardly advertised our online presence but God has been good and brought new people to the community almost every day.   I have written devotions for Take Me Deeper - writing devotions has been a whole new expereince for me and a great learning curve.  So glad Mary Brack was there to edit and check my theology!   I've done more faithart this year than I have probably done in my life.  Before being part of HKC I rarely shared my faith or my faithart online.  Or to be honest to anyone.  I have tried out lots of different techniques in  my TMD journal but not sure I have actually found my art style.  But I do have a few favourites to share with you.

And there’s more!
To celebrate our birthday on Sunday November 1st we are offering you a discount of 25% off these classes: Faithart 101 5 class bundle, Faithart 102 God’s Aviary class, The Zigzag Postcard Book and the Altered Books: The Promised Land 3 class bundle. These will be discounted on the shop site so you do not need a code at the checkout.
You will be given a full refund if you buy one of these classes on Sunday 1st November and then win the class from your comment on a blog.

You can also receive 10% off any HKC Faithart products you buy from the HKC shop by using this code: bday2015
You will be given a full refund if you buy one of the products on Sunday 1st November which you then win from your comment on a blog.

These discounts apply between 12.01am PST and midnight PST on Sunday 1st November. (Sunday 8.01am GMT to 8am Monday)

Prize winners will be announced on the His Kingdom Come Blog on Wednesday 4th November.

Prizes to be won by leaving comments on the Foundation Team members’ blogs

Diane Marra         A God’s Aviary Dove stencil & a set of Doves stamps
Shonna Bucaroff   Faithart 102 God’s Aviary class
Merri Dennis        Faithart 101 5 class bundle
Mary Brack          A God’s Aviary Eagle stencil & a set of Wings stamps
Bernice Hopper    Altered Books: The Promised Land 3 class bundle
His Kingdom Come A set of Promised Land stamps & a set of Sparrows stamps


  1. Congratulations on your first birthday. HKC has be inspirational in leading me to express my faith through art.

  2. Thank you for all of your hard work Bernice. I have learned a lot from you! So much has happened in the HKC community in it's first year. I have been so blessed to be a part of it.

  3. Happy Birthday. I enjoy the web site. Thanks you so much

  4. Bernice, I love your dreamy, wonderful style of art. Thank you so much for your part in starting the community at HKC. I heard about Take Me Deeper through an online art journaling community and I have been at HKC since the beginning of that in January. What an enriching experience it has been for me and what an answer to prayer.

    God bless and happy birthday HKC!


  5. I remember a year ago my daughter Jessica and I had participated in Shonna's Kingdom Come workshop which had been a wonderful experience for the both of us. Then the Advent study started and we jumped on board with that as well. Then the excitement and relief that the being a part of a Christian arty community was available. I am so thankful for the privilege of being a member of HKC community! I appreciate your willingness to share your time, talents and wisdom with us, Bernice! Thank you!

  6. This year has been such a blessing personally because of His Kingdom Come - I have SO enjoyed "getting to know" all the special women that have followed the Lords leading in putting this together for all of us. Bernice I love your style and have really been blessed by your devotionals.

  7. This is a great group with great leaders. Thank you for the Christian site!

  8. Thank you for your part in His Kingdom Come. I appreciate your creativity and encouragement in the things you share--about God, yourself and His truths. Happy first birthday to this wonderful adventure!

  9. Happy Birthday to HKC. Thank you to all of you for starting this site. I have really enjoyed it, and especially liked the Promised Land class. Blessings to all. Cynaemon

  10. I have so thoroughly enjoyed this year at HKC and am truly thankful for each of you. While very much a work in progress, I love how the Lord is working and where He has both already taken me and will take me in days/weeks/months to come. (You know I especially love the Promised Land Altered Book class!) Thank you for everything. EVERY.SINGLE.THING.!!!

  11. Happy Birthday. I am enjoying the journey. I have loved all the classes as well as having a place to share my faith by using my digital background. Looking forward to next year's study. God Bless

  12. Wow. Is it already a year? I can't believe I've been following you guys and God for a whole year. Congratz

  13. Thank you Bernice for following the leading of the Holy Spirit & joining with the others to begin HKC! It is helping me reach so many of the goals I felt the Lord wanting me to focus on and has blessed me beyond words. I also appreciated you sharing how it has blessed you as well. Thank you for all you've given, taught & blessed me through your beautiful gifts!

  14. I am still discovering all the amazing facets of HKC. Thank you for sharing your life, your art, and your love of God's Word.

  15. Happy Birthday! I am looking for to another year!

  16. Happy Birthday. I am so excited to be a part of this group. I joined in Oct and it has been such a blessing to find this group. A real answer to prayer! I have shared my faith art in the past with friends in my church but put aside all my art for a time. I have felt God leading me back to doing more faith art style work. I know God led me to this group and am so glad I joined.
    These are beautiful examples of some of your work.


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