Pick of the Litter

“Pick of the Litter”, POTL, is a community outreach program that was started several years ago. Once a month, May through October, on the third Saturday of the month, volunteers meet at Pierson Park to spruce it up! We provide all the tools for clean-up (but if you have a leaf blower that would be handy!) and refreshments too! POTL …

April Message from Pastor Scott – “Getting to know an old friend”

While we were in California this past Christmas I went to worship with my parents, at their church. This is not the church that I grew up attending, so there are very few people in the church who I know, or even recognize. On that Sunday, however, I saw someone getting out of his car with a flower arrangement. He …

March Message from Pastor Scott – What Time Is It?

As I write this month our family is spread out over three different time zones, on two different continents. Alyssa is six hours ahead of our Eastern Standard Time, while Ryan is three hours behind in California. (Robin also happens to be in CA this week celebrating her grandmother’s 90th birthday.) As a result, we spend quite a bit of …

April 2018 Hilltop Preschool and Daycare Update

Thank you so much to everyone who supported us in our CHIC pasta fundraiser that was held here on March 2nd! After expenses, we raised $417.00 to go inro our CHIC fund to send 4 students to Tennessee this year for the conference. Easter service will be Sunday, April 1st beginning at 9:30 am here at Hilltop. Before service there …

Text Talk at Covenant Village

Join us at Covenant Village on most Wednesday mornings, at 10:30 am, Pastor Scott leads “Text Talk”. People gather at the Stromberg apartment, #104, and spend some time reviewing the Scripture readings for the upcoming week. In the Sunday bulletin the Scripture readings for the next week are listed so it is easy to read them ahead of time and …

Children’s Church

Children’s Church is in full swing with Ms. Mel, the head teacher in our four-year-old classroom in the preschool. Following the Children’s Message, and before the Pastor’s Message, children through grade 2 may go downstairs with Ms. Mel for a special time planned for them. They should be picked up downstairs after worship. On Communion Sundays the children return to …

Information For Helping With MOPS Dinners

How many people do I need to cook for? The meal is typically dinner for 8-12 adults (moms and helpers). That might sound like a lot, but they are all pretty light eaters. We have typically had more food than we’ve needed! One casserole is plenty. What time does the meal need to be served? The moms and children eat …

February Message from Pastor Scott – I Have a Friend Who Is Dying

As I prepare to travel to Chicago for the annual Midwinter Pastor’s Conference next week, I am reminded that I will not see my friend, and former pastor, Mike there. Mike was our my first search committee and served as chair of the church council pastor when we lived and worshiped in Santa Cruz, CA, which is where I chaired. …

January 2018 Message from Pastor Scott – “Turning the Page”

I like to turn the page, whether it is a page of a book I am reading, a to-do list that I am completing, or a calendar that I am moving to the next day, month or year – I find a lot of satisfaction in turning the page. Turning the page is a first step into the future. It …