Posts from November 2021

Pastor’s Pen

How to Hold it All Together                   Some days it can feel overwhelming to keep everything going, stay on top of endless projects, and keep the family running smoothly. None of us were issued capes, so none of us have any “superpowers” to do all these things! How do we hold it all together?                   The Bible says that Jesus “is before all things, and in him all things hold together” (Colossians 1:17). Jesus holds the whole universe together—every star,…

Switch Youth Group

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity” (1 Timothy 4:12).                   Teenagers are not just the future Church—you ARE the Church now! Because you are so important to God, you are important to Hillside as well.                   In this verse, Paul encourages Timothy not to be discouraged by older people who look down on him because of his…

Faith Station & Kingdom Kids

                  “Be Generous” is our current Bible series that we are covering in the Faith Station on Sunday mornings. We will be learning on not only giving, but accepting where and what we have right now. Being content and seeing our current blessings is sometimes difficult when we are bombarded with the latest and greatest things out there! We also have a memory verse, crazy games, and funny skits! This is a powerful series that I would encourage every child…

Royal Rangers Boys Program

“But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5                   Christmas time is almost here! It’s hard to believe another year is winding down, but there is still a lot going on at Royal Rangers. All the classes are going well, and the attendance is back up with the bus ministry going again this year. A recent event…

Mpact Girls Program

                  We are off and running on another exciting year of Mpact Girls and Royal Rangers! Come and join the excitement each Wednesday night at 6:45 p.m. with great teachers and fun activities!  Supper will also be served at no charge Wednesday nights from 6:00 to 6:40 p.m.                   Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch had a spontaneous change, as the one we were planning to go to was closed that Sunday. But, no problem – we found a new one …

Women’s Ministry

Psalm 136 is one that teaches us to give thanks for just about everything in our lives.                    “Our hearts and lives should reflect thanksgiving.”                   In September we had visiting missionaries come and share their stories, the Kramers, and the Campbells. Please keep these families in your prayers as they continue to prepare to return to their mission fields.                   The Juoni family came the end of October and the men from Teen Challenge will be here the end…